As some of you continue to prepare for a Set 11 Organized Play Event, I thought I’d share a few decks that you absolute need to test against prior to your tournament. Full disclosure, I am not able to make it to Kenosha in a couple of weeks, so I am not trying to manipulate the turnout of that said event. I will also highlight some decks that people are sleeping on.
I encourage anyone attending an event to play a deck they love using. There are so many generally good decks out there right now. However, some truly are more consistent than others. While many of the decks in this gauntlet may not be at the next event, it is still a good idea to put your deck up against some the more notable meta decks of the moment.
The Testing Gauntlet
Black Mischievous Supreme Kai
This deck is just so good. SK sculpts the discard pile with his WEC ability and even gets to draw a card with the help of his friend Kibito. He gets to abuse Kami to pressure DBV, and as the game goes on, he just continues to get stronger by shuffling the cards he needs for victory back into his deck. There are several lists posted for this monster, but PM me if you need one to test against on OCTGN.
Black Mischievous Android 13
There are many black beats decks out there right now, but Android 13’s ability to pressure MPPV with such ferocity should not be slept on. Mischievous Mastery can actually generate a decent amount of anger in the right match-up. You need enough anti-anger in any deck to go all the way, this is a great test to see if your deck has enough coolant.
Blue Tag Team or Protective Brohan
Can your deck handle board? Can it handle allies? It’s time to find out in this match up. While you shouldn’t expect to win every time against this foe, you need to have as close to a 50/50 win ratio as possible.
Blue Protective Supreme Kai
It’s our friend again already. The other typical control-Style can utilize SK’s strengths as well. You’ll need board control, discard pile hate, and a tight game-plan here.
Namekian Knowledge Piccolo
My favorite go-to sparring partner. He’s the ultimate triple-threat deck, and if your time is limited for testing, rep against this one as much as possible.
Orange Adept ________________
This physical beats mastery has quite a few viable MPs to slot into it. People have had success with Android 17, Buu, Dabura, Goten, among others.
Orange Combative Android 20
Combative mill is incredibly strong, and while it hasn’t seen much play in OP, you’ll want to test against Android 20, Kami, or Trunks just to experience the power of this engine.
Red Ruthless Villain Vegeta
The new king of Ruthless beats. This beast has awakened and isn’t going anywhere for a while.
Saiyan Rampaging Villain Vegeta
People just aren’t using Saiyan decks right now. There are plenty of good ones, but this one might just take the cake for the moment. I’ll mention more in my sleepers list, this is just the one that you might be most likely to see.
Honorable Mentions and Sleeper Decks
As you prepare for a tournament just remember that there are plenty of amazing decks which are more or less undiscovered or unexplored. Neither of these lists are comprehensive, rather they are just a direction for you to go if you are unsure what to be testing against.
In my opinion, the number one sleeper MP right now is Hero Vegeta.