Ranked OPTCG Meta Report OP07 Week 1 – Best Ladder Decks

Learn how One Piece Card Game OP07 meta is developing in the online scene.

Heya everyone, welcome to the OPTCG Ranked Meta Report! In this article, we'll review the top-performing decks on OPBounty's ranked ladder over the past week. We'll analyze which decks are performing the best, how they're holding up against different matchups, and the cards players are taking advantage of.

The decklists I’ll share have high play and win rates, but they aren't necessarily what you should play. Your choice should depend on your preference and the shifting meta. I’ll highlight the different cards that players on the ladder are using.

With OPBounty now offering rewards for climbing their ranked ladder and qualifying for their tournament, it's useful to learn what other players are using to make their climb! We’ll use OPBounty’s OP07 stats to showcase how the One Piece online meta is evolving! I'm ordering the decks in terms of play rate.


Black Rob Lucci

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Black Rob Lucci is currently the most-played deck on the OP07 ranked ladder, with a win rate of about 52.5%. If you’re looking for a control deck that removes threats before they attack, this is an excellent choice. The deck uses OP05-093-rob-lucci to KO two targets and replays Rob Lucci from the trash with cards like EB01-043-spandine and OP06-086-gecko-moria.

Despite its popularity, Rob Lucci struggles against Black Yellow Luffy, mainly due to OP04-083-sabo shutting it down from KOing threats.

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  • OP02-114-borsalino is a defensive character that can't be KO'd through effects, making it a nuisance in mirror matchups.
  • OP07-091-monkeydluffy can Trash one of the opponent's Characters with a cost of 2 or less. Since it reads Trash instead of KO, it's a tech for OP04-083-sabo to still remove a threat against matchups like Black Rob Lucci and Black Yellow Luffy.
  • EB01-051-finger-pistol is a 4-cost event that KOs a 5-cost or less character, with a powerful trigger effect to KO without spending Don. Trashing the top two cards of your deck helps activate OP07-096-tempest-kick or find combo pieces like OP05-093-rob-lucci, OP05-091-rebecca, or EB01-043-spandine from the trash.
  • OP06-092-brook reads "Trash" a 4-cost Character instead of "KO", which operates similarly to OP07-091-monkeydluffy for matchups that run OP04-083-sabo.

Red Purple Law

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With Sakazuki out of the picture and Gecko Moria losing Great Eruption, Red Purple Law is performing well in the OP07 meta, boasting a 54.6% win rate, the highest among top-played decks. T

his deck revolves around Law’s effect, which lets you return an opponent’s character while deploying one of your own, creating a field advantage and enabling aggressive plays. The downside is falling behind on Don, but cards like ST10-008-shachi-penguin, OP05-067-zoro-juurou, and OP05-074-eustasscaptainkid help mitigate this, ensuring you don’t fall behind. With rush attacker Kid, you can create decisive turns where it's difficult for the opponent to defend from if they're low on Life cards.

Red Purple Law is dominant against most meta decks, with only a slightly unfavorable matchup against Black Rob Lucci and Black Gecko Moria.

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  • ST10-010-trafalgar-law is useful against opponents with 7 or more cards in hand, allowing you to trash two of their resources while still acting as a blocker if needed.
  • OP02-013-portgasdace doesn’t gain Rush in this deck but reduces the power of two opponent characters by 3,000, making them easier to remove with Leader Law and vulnerable to your attackers.
  • EB01-006-tony-tonychopper reduces a character’s power by 3,000 and can serve as a blocker to protect your leader.

Green Bonney

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The third most-played deck on the ranked ladder, Green Bonney excels at stalling the game with Bonney’s rest effect, slowing down opponent aggression and buying time to set up your strategy.

There are two main win conditions: the Fortress strategy, where you protect your leader and gradually chip away at the opponent, or a triple attack turn with Roronoa Zoro, which is tough for most decks to survive.

OP07-019-jewelry-bonney has a solid matchup table, slightly unfavored against Rob Lucci and struggling against Red Purple Law.

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OP07-033-monkeydluffy and OP04-119-donquixote-rosinante are combo plays to counter Black Rob Lucci's KO effect. OP04-119-donquixote-rosinante can cheat out OP07-033-monkeydluffy, which gives immunity to all Characters with a cost of 3 or less from KO effects. This means OP07-033-monkeydluffy protects anything that falls into OP05-093-rob-lucci's range and OP04-119-donquixote-rosinante protects OP07-033-monkeydluffy from KO effects.

Black Yellow Luffy

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Black Yellow Luffy isn't doing too hot on the ranked ladder, holding a 47.6% win rate. This could be due to the difficulty of piloting the deck, as you'll often be at 0 Life cards, trying to create field pressure while ensuring the opponent doesn't get an opportunity to close out the game. While it performs well against Black Rob Lucci, it struggles against Green Bonney.

Gecko Moria is a crucial part of Black Yellow Luffy's game plan, as you'll often need to cheat out the kid brothers from the Trash and develop multiple Characters per turn to threaten more aggression.

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  • OP03-121-thunder-bolt KO's a 5-cost or less character and synergizes with Black Yellow Luffy's strategy by putting it closer to 0 Life cards.
  • Don 4 can be awkward most of the time for the Black Yellow Luffy deck and OP02-096-kuzan is a great play as it offers a card draw and can reduce the cost of a Character by 4 when it goes for the attack. This can synergize with OP07-109-monkeydluffy to KO higher cost targets.
  • OP02-121-kuzan is a potential play if we're not going for the OP06-086-gecko-moria combo. OP02-121-kuzan can KO a 5-cost on play and puts the opponent's high-cost Character in range for OP07-109-monkeydluffy to KO.

Yellow Enel

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With Katakuri losing popularity, Enel has been carrying the mono-yellow archetype. With a 53.9% win rate, Yellow Enel has one of the highest win rates on the ranked ladder and it's a great choice if you want to climb. This deck can adopt a slow game plan, keeping the field in check until its high-cost Characters join the battlefield. With its ability to gain Life cards through OP05-098-enel, OP04-112-yamato, and OP07-119-portgasdace, it can be tough for opponents to set up a winning turn.

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Rush Enel puts immediate pressure on the field and can be annoying to attack and KO.

Blue Nami

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If you like playing One Piece with different rules, Blue Nami is the deck for you. You're not looking to control the field or attack the opponent's Leader, instead, the main goal is to survive and mill yourself. Nami changes the game's rules, turning the mill game plan into a win condition. If you fall to 0 cards in your deck, you automatically win the game. This forces the opponent to approach the matchup aggressively, trying to close out the game before you drop to 0 cards in the deck.

The Blue Nami deck has a 51.7% win rate and it's beating decks like Green Bonney, Yellow Enel, and Black Rob Lucci. Red Purple Law is an extremely tough matchup for Blue Nami.

Blue Boa Hancock

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One of the new OP07 Leaders, Boa Hancock, generates crazy card resources and can outvalue opponents if the game stretches out. With field control cards like OP07-051-boa-hancock, OP04-056-gum-gum-red-roc, and OP06-058-gravity-blade-raging-tiger this deck is capable of slowing down opponent's aggression until the heavy hitters start presenting a threat and carrying the game.

However, Boa Hancock hasn’t performed well on the ladder, holding an overall 46% win rate.

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Replaces removal OP04-044-kaido-326 to offer more card draws.

Black Green Perona

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Remarkably, many players are picking up Black Green Perona in OP07, an archetype that isn't as effective in controlling the field as Black Lucci, but Perona's built-in mechanic to rest a 4-cost proves useful for keeping things in check. Matchup-wise, Perona isn't performing well against the most-played decks and it's currently hovering around a 46% win rate.

The new OP07-118-sabo gives the list better late-game control and establishes a big body that can't be ignored. OP07-022-otama, OP01-041-kouzuki-momonosuke, and OP01-055-you-can-be-my-samurai offer that draw engine so you don't run out of resources.

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Although ST06-010-helmeppo and OP05-081-one-legged-toy-soldier offer similar effects, the On Play effect of ST06-010-helmeppo synergizes with the OP06-086-gecko-moria and OP06-036-ryuma combo play. OP05-081-one-legged-toy-soldier relies on EB01-013-kouzuki-hiyori to cheat out OP06-036-ryuma for the -3 cost-reduction to be used in the OP06-086-gecko-moria play.

Black Gecko Moria

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Although Gecko Moria has lost some popularity in OP07, the black control deck still maintains a positive win rate on the ranked ladder. This deck leverages Leader Gecko Moria's ability to cheat out {Thriller Bark Pirates} characters, each with unique effects that contribute to the deck’s game plan.

OP06-086-gecko-moria is a central part of this deck's game plan, offering value from the Trash and creating opportunities to KO threats.

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OP02-096-kuzan offers a valuable card draw and, if it remains on the field, can reduce the cost of an opponent's character by 4, making it easier to KO.

Yellow Katakuri

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We only have around 400 games of data on Katakuri, but the Yellow Leader continues the fight in OP07 meta and seems to be holding up well so far.

This deck can push heavy attacks with Leader Katakuri and relies on Trigger effects to gain an edge over the opponent. ST07-010-charlotte-linlin/ and OP03-114-charlotte-linlin can be bothersome with their Life manipulation effects.


Closing Words

The ranked stats aren't always definitive metrics to use for the tournament competitive scene, but they give you a general idea of which decks are most popular and the cards people are experimenting with. It's an extra method to help you prepare for regional tournaments.

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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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