One Piece Card Game Meta Tier List (OP08)

Best One Piece Card Game Leaders and decks. A detailed report on the current OP-08 meta.

Welcome to our One Piece Card Game Meta Tier List for OP08! In this meta report, we will look at the best decks of the One Piece Card Game metagame. We will separate the archetypes into four tiers in order of their relevance, from top to bottom in each tier.

TierDeck
Tier 0🔴🟣 Trafalgar Law
Tier 1⚫ Rob Lucci
⚫🟡 Monkey.D.Luffy
🟡 Enel
Tier 2🟢 Jewelry Bonney
🟡 Charlotte Katakuri
🟢🟡 Yamato
🔴 Roronoa Zoro
🔵 Donquixote Doflamingo
Tier 3🔴🟣 Monkey.D.Luffy
🔵 Nami
🟡 Kalgara
🔵 Boa Hancock
🟣 Kaido
⚫ Gecko Moria

Tier Explanation

To create this Meta Tier list, I used data from tournaments, online ranked play, and my expertise and opinions of respected players. This tier list will hold meta-staple decks that you'll likely encounter in tournament play and will be updated as the meta changes up.

The decklists shared here have found success in tournament events but can be tweaked depending on meta shifts or players' preferences.

Tier 1: The top performers and most represented decks in the meta. They have good matchups in the current meta and can adapt to different game scenarios. Expect to encounter these decks frequently in tournaments, with players strategizing specifically to counter them.

Tier 2: Popular Meta decks that have solid matchup tables. Tier 2 decks can rival Tier 1 decks in performance, but may have weaknesses and less representation, holding them back from joining Tier 1.

Tier 3: Comprising less popular decks or those experiencing a decline in performance, Tier 3 includes options that may still yield respectable results in tournaments. However, they often struggle against certain prevalent matchups. Additionally, this tier encompasses decks with limited data, making it challenging to accurately assess their placement in higher tiers.

Tier 4: The less popular off-meta decks or have fallen out of the meta. They might still show up in tournament top cuts but are less likely to perform against the top meta decks.

Tier 0

Trafalgar Law

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Red Purple Law is an aggressive deck that puts a lot of early to mid-game pressure on the opponent. The Leader can sacrifice Dons to place opponent's characters at the bottom of their deck, while at the same time developing an extra body on the board.

The ability to drop two characters per turn, combined with Rush attackers makes it difficult for most decks to keep up with and will end up losing to Law's aggression.

Red Purple Law gained a performance boost in OP08 thanks to OP08-074-black-maria, removing the worries of falling behind in Don against opponents. This deck has been crushing the competitive scene in the East, and players have been either bringing it or actively trying to beat it.

I usually don't have a Tier 0 in the Meta Tier list, but with Red Purple Law clearly dominating the OP08 scene, it's not fair to rank the deck with Tier 1 archetypes like Black Rob Lucci and Black Yellow Luffy.

Rob Lucci

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Black Rob Lucci is one of the best control decks in OP08 meta, capable of going head-to-head with the popular R/P Law. Using OP05-093-rob-lucci as the primary removal tool in this deck, opponents will struggle to keep threats on the field, especially with this deck's capabilities to bring back OP05-093-rob-lucci through cards like EB01-043-spandine and OP06-086-gecko-moria.

OP08 introduces new cards like OP08-084-jack and OP08-091-whoswho that have become staple in Black Rob Lucci decks.

Monkey.D.Luffy

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Black/Yellow Luffy adopts a unique playstyle, relying on Life Cards to execute its strategy. This deck wants to drop to 0 Life Cards and then use its leader's effect to put the adult three brothers face-up into the Life Area. This lets you activate the kid's three brothers' abilities (Sabo, Portgas.D.Ace, and Monkey.D.Luffy) allowing you to play those face-up cards on the field.

Gaining a +2000 Power on your leader until the end of the opponent's turn makes it challenging for them to close out the game, prolonging matches and setting the stage for devastating, potentially game-ending attacks.

Since you have access to Black color, OP06-086-gecko-moria is included in the deck for the late game value. Gecko Moria can play two of the kid brothers from the trash, letting you play the two face-up cards in your Life Area and gain +4000 Power on the Leader.

The archetype didn't receive new tools in the OP08 expansion, but its ability to beat Black Rob Lucci and still hold its own against Red Purple has made it a popular pick among players in the East.

Enel

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Enel plays a slow game plan, prolonging the game by putting more cards in their Life Area through the Leader effect, Katakuri, Yamato, and Ace making it difficult for opponents to set up the winning turn. With cards like OP05-116-hino-bird-zap, OP05-102-gedatsu, and EB01-059-kingdom-come offer field control to slow down opponent's pace.

In most cases, the Enel player will avoid attacking the opponent's Leader in an attempt to get the most out of their removal cards OP05-102-gedatsu and OP04-112-yamato. This makes it difficult for opponents to establish a threatening board and will end up depriving them of resources as Enel builds up its high-cost threats.

Jewelry Bonney

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Green Bonney is a stall deck, relying on the Leader's effect along with other cards to shut down the opponent's Characters from attacking. This slows down their aggression, buying you time to play your win conditions and creating opportunities to win the game. OP06-035-hody-jones and OP06-118-roronoa-zoro is how this Green deck puts late-game pressure.

Charlotte Katakuri

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Renowned for its trigger effects, Yellow Katakuri has won a couple of tournaments so far in OP08 meta. The leader's ability provides invaluable card knowledge and the flexibility to manipulate the top card in your Life Area, creating pressure through trigger field development.

Mid-game pressure is pivotal for Katakuri, leveraging the +1000 ability to deal damage to opposing Leaders while transitioning into late-game plays centered around Big Mom. The inclusion of 10 OP03-114-charlotte-linlin not only grants an additional life card but also threatens opponents' Life cards, placing them at risk of losing to your attacks.

The late-game strength of 7 and 10 Charlotte Linlin is crucial, enabling you to outvalue opponents and eventually go through their blockers for that last one-hit wincon.

Green Yellow Yamato

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Yamato can be quite bothersome with the Double Attack ability, forcing Counter resources out of the opponent. Onami's Banish synergizes with Yamato's Double Attack, threatening to Trash two Life cards if the opponent doesn't commit Counter cards.

Hody Jones comes in handy to rest the opponent's blockers, creating opportunities to target their Leader and potentially clinch the game.

Roronoa Zoro

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The aggressive Red Roronoa Zoro is making a comeback in the OP08 meta, winning a couple of tournaments in the East so far! This deck is all about aggression, developing multiple low-cost Characters on the field and using Leader Zoro's Power boost effect to turn them into attackers capable of damaging the opponent's Leader.

Rush attackers like OP01-025-roronoa-zoro, ST01-012-monkeydluffy-938, and OP07-015-monkeyddragon create immediate pressure on the turn they're played, threatening the opponent's Life cards.

Doflamingo

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Blue Doflamingo puts pressure on the field through the Leader effect, cheating out a {The Seven Warlords of the Sea} type Character card with a cost of 4 or less. This forces opponents to play defensively, focusing on clearing out your rested Characters rather than striking your Leader.

With OP05-118-kaido in the list, you have the draw power to maintain a powerful late game and not run out of resources.

RP Luffy

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An old archetype that continues to remain a meta deck. Red Purple Luffy runs ramp cards to get access to its high-cost Characters on earlier turns, threatening massive attacks, especially with Leader being a 6,000 Power. OP05-119-monkeydluffy is this deck's strongest play, giving you an extra turn to go all out and win the game.

Nami

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Nami played OPTCG with her own rules. Moving away from the standard tactics of controlling the field and attacking the opponent's Leader, Nami's plan is to mill herself, trying to drop to 0 cards in the deck as fast as possible, which automatically wins her the game.

Kalgara

The Yellow Leader Kalgara uses his life resources to put more pressure on the field, capable of creating aggressive attacks that force playing to take a defensive approach. This list mainly runs lower-cost Characters, to enable that aggressive game plan with the help of OP05-101-ohm and OP05-110-holly.

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Boa Hancock

Blue Boa Hancock is a resource Leader, able to draw you a card if a character is removed from the field through an effect. Since you need to have 5 cards or less to activate the effect, you're more than happy to use up your Counter resources, keeping your Leader and Characters safe as you draw more cards.

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Kaido

With the introduction of OP08-074-black-maria in OP08, Purple Kaido received a boost in performance, not having to worry about deramping anymore. This deck wants to ramp up quickly and use cards heavy end cards like OP08-069-charlotte-linlin, OP08-119-kaido-linlin, and OP01-094-kaido to carry the game.

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Black Gecko Moria

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In the OP06 meta, Black Gecko Moria has been achieving notable success by balancing board development and control strategies. It utilizes cost-reduction cards to enable powerful plays with Rob Lucci and Absalom.

This is a difficult deck to pilot as it relies on cards from your trash, getting them back on the board or in your hand through Gecko Moria's leader effect, Doctor Hogback, and 8 Gecko Moria. Capitalizing on Gecko Moria's board development effect, you're able to establish a formidable board presence, launching a barrage of attacks that force opponents to expend their resources.

Black Gecko Moria has a great matchup table against most of the popular meta decks you'll go up against.

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Alaa "TricksterSorry" Yassine is a competitive CCG player. His passion for card games ignited during his childhood, with favorites such as Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon. After playing Hearthstone casually for a couple of years, he decided to take it a step further with Legends of Runeterra, competing in major tournaments and achieving multiple accomplishments. Now, he delights in exploring various card games and mastering them.

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