One Piece Tournament Meta Report – March 2024

Sorry shares a detailed analysis of the tournament meta in One Piece Card Game.

Heya everyone, Sorry here! Today we're going to dig into the One Piece Card Game online tournament scene of OP06 and take a look at what's going on in the competitive meta.

I've picked three tournaments (Pro-play Games (WebCam), Colosseum Cup 73 (SIM), and Kaizoku Cup 6 (SIM)) with enough players to analyze. All tournaments took place between March 17th and March 20th.

The Data

Deck Representation:

PPG 256 PlayersNo. decks
Sakazuki 60
Charlotte Katakuri45
Gecko Moria30
Enel25
Yamato24
Vinsmoke Reiju19
Perona14
Green Uta10
Trafalgar Law8
Other21
Colosseum 64 PlayersNo. decks
Charlotte Katakuri14
Gecko Moria11
Sakazuki8
Trafalgar Law6
Yamato5
Enel5
Vinsmoke Reiju4
Perona3
Other8
Kaizoku 32 PlayersNo decks
Gecko Moria7
Charlotte Katakuri7
Sakazuki6
Trafalgar Law4
Enel4
Yamato2
Vinsmoke Reiju1
Uta1

All tournaments share the top 3 most brought decks, Sakazuki, Gecko Moria, and Charlotte Katakuri. All three decks have an overall solid matchup table in the OP06 meta. However, in June 2024, all three of these decks will be affected by the bans. Sakazuki is out of the picture completely, Gecko Moria will lose Great Eruption, and Katakuri won't have Reject in its arsenal.

Although players haven't been very confident in Enel's viability in the meta, it still saw representation in all three tournaments. Enel was the top 4 most-brought deck in PPG and the top 5 most-brought deck in the other two tournaments.

There has been considerable hype surrounding the Blue/Purple Reiju deck, and it appears that players are increasingly adopting it. There are a total of 19 Reiju decks in a 256-player tournament and 4 decks in a 64-player tournament. Only one player brought it to the top 32 Kaizoku tournament.

Top 16:

PPG Top 16No. decks
Sakazuki 5
Gecko Moria4
Charlotte Katakuri3
Vinsmoke Reiju2
Yamato1
Roronoa Zoro1
Colosseum Top 16No. decks
Sakazuki5
Charlotte Katakuri4
Trafalgar Law3
Gecko Moria2
Enel1
Yamato1
Kaizoku Cup Top 8No decks
Charlotte Katakuri2
Gecko Moria2
Sakazuki1
Vinsmoke Reiju1
Enel1
Yamato1

Since the Kaizoku tournament only had 32 players, I'll showcase the top 8 instead of the top 16, for a better representation of the best-performing decks in that tournament.

Here are the decks that saw success this week! Unsurprisingly, Sakazuki, Charlotte Katakuri, and Gecko Moria are at the top of the top 16 lists. These decks have proven to be solid performers in the meta, and with the number of players bringing those decks, it is bound to see a bunch of them make it into the top 16.

However, if we take a look at the Colosseum tournament, Trafalgar Law managed to steal 3rd place from Gecko Moria, with 3 decks out of 6 making it to the top 16.

None of the 25 Enel decks that appeared in the PPG tournament managed to make it into the top 16. This proves more that Katakuri is dominating the OP06 tournament scene as the best Yellow deck to play. Colosseum and Kaizoku had only one Enel player each make it to the top 16.

The aggressive Roronoa Zoro fought through all the Sakazuki and Katakuri decks to make it into the top 16, but was sadly eliminated there.

Sakazuki ends up getting the edge over Katakuri for this week, solidifying its presence as the best deck in OP06 meta.

Top 4 Decks

TournamentFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth Place
PPGSakazukiSakazukiCharlotte KatakuriGecko Moria
ColosseumCharlotte KatakuriCharlotte KatakuriSakazukiSakazuki
KaizokuGecko MoriaGecko MoriaCharlotte KatakuriCharlotte Katakuri

Interestingly, the top three decks secured all four top spots in each tournament. This comes down to the decks' consistency, regardless of the matchups they go up against. Sakazuki got 4 spots, with two of them being in first and second place. As for Katakuri, the yellow deck had an edge over Sakazuki this week, managing 5 spots, and two of them are in first and second place.

Gecko Moria came in third, with 3 spots, two in the smallest tournament.

First Place Sakazuki PPG

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The Sakazuki deck is all about board control, using cards like Rob Lucci, Hound Blaze, and Ama no Murakumo Sword. This deck gets its late-game value from Gecko Moria, developing on the board while also setting up a removal play with Rob Lucci.

Arguably the best deck in the OP06 meta, and has seen the most play in the tournament scene.

First Place Charlotte Katakuri Colosseum

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The Yellow Katakuri deck focuses on board development and taking advantage of Trigger effects to catch opponents off guard. It's able to threaten heavy attacks with Leader Katakuri, relying on late-game cards like Charlotte Linlin to Trash the opponent's Life Cards.

First Place Gecko Moria Kaizoku

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Last but not least, Gecko Moria has been closely keeping up with Sakazuki and Katakuri decks. It somewhat adopts a similar game plan of board control to that of Sakazuki. However, with no access to cards like Hound Blaze, it relies more on Leader Gecko Moria's ability to develop a powerful board and start threatening multiple attacks.


Underdog Inclusions

Yamato PPG 6th Place

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Vinsmoke Reiju PPG 10th Place

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Red/Purple Law Colosseum 6th Place

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Off-Meta Decks

Belo Betty, Crocodile, and Queen were brought to the PPG tournament.

Colosseum

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Closing Words

I've picked the three tournaments I found with enough competitors for analysis. All three tournaments gave us similar information, with a couple of decks like Red Zoro and Red/Purple Law managing to sneak into the top 16 brackets.

Here are all the decklists if you want to check them out: PPG, Colosseum, and Kaizoku. This is it from me, if you wish to keep up with my content, consider following me on Twitter.

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Sorry

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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