Nothing has changed in the meta since the last Tier List. Six Samurai remain the deck to beat and has continued to dominate the top cut of tournaments despite the many “hard counters” being used in main decks.
Six Samurais remain at Tier 0 by still having the upper hand against every other deck. The latest lists have opted to Asceticism of the Six Samurai builds which has a more consistent way to have the combo of Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En and Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi (which has proven to be better than Six Style - Dual Wield) on the field as turn one play and also have better turn two plays in the mirror and other match ups. Also, with the latest rise of Stall decks, Six Samurais started using cards such as The Six Samurai - Irou and The Six Samurai - Zanji to out the monsters that Stall decks use (e.g Obnoxious Celtic Guard, Cipher Soldier, Fortress Warrior). The latter shows how Six Samurais can easily adapt to anything and that makes them the most powerful deck, especially in a side deck format. The meta will remain mostly the same till a new banlist is announced or a new box power-creeps Six Samurais.
Six Samurai continues to be extremely dominant even through all the counter cards people are maindecking vs them. It seems like Asceticism of the Six Samurai becomes more and more popular after showing success in the recent KC Cup. It allows the deck to make more plays in a single turn, pushing through an opposing Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En as well as cards like Paleozoic Canadia and Floodgate Trap Hole. Asceticism also gives the deck quick access to The Six Samurai - Irou which makes them able to OTK through a set Cipher Soldier or Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 “Sazank”.
Although Koa’ki Meiru are not played massively in tournaments, mostly because a small amount of people have access to the KaibaCorp Bling version which is the best way to run the deck, they still have favorable match ups in this meta and their potential to OTK at any point makes them more powerful than other decks.
Although Koa’ki Meiru didn’t show as much success as some people expected it to, if we look at the overall deck breakdown we understand why. The deck being hidden behind a massive paywall makes a lot people who would like to use it unable to. While that means that Koa’ki wont show a lot of results, it doesn’t take away from the deck being extremely powerful and in my opinion the second best at the moment - it won the KC Cup after all.
Ancient Gears will still be one of the top three most played decks, cause they are easy to obtain and they are a consistent top tier deck. They are favored from the fact that every deck uses Cipher Soldier and/or Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 “Sazank” to out Six Samurais and those are pretty much dead cards in the Ancient Gear match up. They can easily go head to head with Six Samurais, but it usually depends on the opening hands as they cannot afford to brick.
Currently there are no Tier 3 Decks.
Even though Stall Decks are great for the ladder, in a side deck format tournament they can get easily countered, and Six Samurais are usually prepared for that match up in their side deck. For that reason, Stall is no longer High Potential.
Stall was not able to live up to the expectations people had after the KC Cup. It just can’t benefit as much in Side Deck format as Ancient Gear and Koa’ki Meiru, just like with Amazoness, are 2 really tough match ups for the deck. Maybe it will become good in another KC Cup or the RRQ but this isn’t the right format for them.
Stall has been removed from High Potential due to its susceptibility to Ancient Gears and, in a side deck format, Xing Zhen Hu now being used to hit both it and Amazoness.
Tier List update written by Jadehex.