Top Player Council Thoughts
With the MCS X complete, the meta has remained entirely unchanged. Fur Hires reign supreme, taking up a deck slot for every player in the Top 16 of MCS X, and are followed most closely by Amazoness and Silent Magician Spellbooks. Because the meta remained so static, we unfortunately have no individual comments from TPC members this week.
Fur Hires have remained in Tier 0. Their versatility, power, and consistency continue to be unmatched.
Tier 1 is empty for a third week, consistent with Fur Hires’ streak in Tier 0.
Amazoness and Spellbooks have remained in Tier 2 as the best companions to Fur Hires in the 2-deck format. Amazoness Princess is still an incredibly powerful advantage-generating engine and Silent Magician + Spellbook of Fate are both excellent weapons against Fur Hires. Both decks also have ways to deal with each other, as Amazoness can banish Silent Magician (regular or LV8) with Amazoness Onslaught (or flip it down with Paleozoic Canadia) and deal huge damage with Amazoness Swords Woman, while Spellbooks only have two Onslaughts to worry about hitting with Fate or Cosmic Cyclone (the latter being doubly nice for also triggering their Switcheroo).
Masked Heroes have been demoted to Tier 3 after continuing to see decreasing usage rates and lackluster results. The deck has a very poor turn 1 play in such a fast meta and relies too much on seeing its tech cards to deal with common threats. Resolving a Destiny HERO - Celestial draw-2 is still very strong but has become much harder to pull off thanks to Dyna, Hero Fur Hire, Onslaught banishes, and the overall increase in the speed of the game.
Batterymen have remained in Tier 3. The latest innovations in Batteryman decks involve the use of Snipe Hunter and more aggressive skills like Bandit and Last Gamble. Being able to use Enemy Controller and Treacherous Trap Hole continue to be strong points for the deck.
Finally, Noble Knights have been added to Tier 3 after a decent rogue performance in MCS X. Going first with disruption (in the form of Canadia, Floodgate Trap Hole, or a Noble Knight Drystan pop off Wild Tornado or Typhoon) is a strong field in many scenarios, although the main weakness of Noble Knights is in how easy this field can be to break. Trunade removes all disruptive options and leaves Noble Knights open to the Donpa, Marksman Fur Hire + Dyna removal combo. Amazoness can banish Noble Arms of Destiny-protected monsters directly, as can Spellbook of Fate. Noble Knights’ strengths lie in their consistency (which is unmatched in the current meta), their monsters swinging freely over many common threats (every low-level Fur Hire, most Amazoness monsters, and every Batteryman other than Batteryman Industrial Strength), and destruction effects on either player’s turn. General immunity to Treacherous Trap Hole is also very nice since nearly every deck has a copy or two splashed in.
This week we have the Meta Weekly on 7/31 and other community events throughout the week.
Expect the results of these events to have a strong influence on the tier list.
Tier List update written by superforms.