2022 Megatins: How Do They Impact Common Charity?

DiamondDude

Every year, the megatins bring down the prices of a lot of cards printed during the previous year. However, now that Konami has embraced Common Charity, they also introduce a ton of cards to this format for the very first time. Here are the most important new arrivals to be aware of!


hyperyton - wolfrayet

Advanced players might be thrilled to finally pick up their playset of Pot of Prosperity, upgrade their Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring in rarity, or even brandish brand-new tools such as Link into the VRAINS! … But Common Charity champions are much more excited about previously illegal cards in the format printed at the lowest rarity for the first time.

Insects Enter Common Charity!

The Beetroopers make for an incredible addition to the format. Every single Beetrooper, except for Scout Buggy, is legal now, and in a format where unaffected monsters are king, Giant Beetrooper Invincible Atlas seems like a worthy enough payoff to actually build this deck.


Giant Beetrooper Invincible Atlas Beetrooper Armor Horn

But Beetroopers isn't the only deck to benefit from these prints. Inzektor gets access to Beetrooper Armor Horn, which opens up many plays. Dragonfly plus Ladybug used to be just a rank four or five play, but now you can use the Centipede you summon from Dragonfly to add a second Dragonfly, link summon Armor Horn, and get a second Dragonfly. With your second Centipede, you can add Giga-Weevil, then turn Centipede and Armor Horn into Inzektor Picofalena, which allows you to equip Inzektor Hornet to your Dragonfly. Equip Weevil to Dragonfly, use Hornet to pop Weevil, and you get three summons off of that. This might not be enough to make Inzektors a tier one strategy, but it goes from an unplayable deck to something that warrants some merit.

Add to that the fact that Krawler Soma is in the format, and we have enough playable Insects to actually consider it as a tier one contender.

Plants Get a Big Boost!

Hyperyton will be a niche card, but it does give plant decks a payoff and a reason to play Rikka Queen Strenna and Rikka Princess.


Sacred Tree Beast, Hyperyton Predaplant Moray Nepenthes

So far, the only plant deck in the format has been Predaplant, but it's quite possible that the deck might want to incorporate a copy of Predaplant Moray Nepenthes to summon if you drew Princess. Two monster negates is really big in a format where Predaplant Dragostapelia is usually a good enough endboard.

New Fabled Support!

Fabled has always been very close to playable in Common Charity. It was the only deck that could summon Cosmic Blazar Dragon relatively consistently. However, what it offered in explosivity, it lacked in its ability to rebuild a broken board and win from behind. While the new cards don't seem like they will give it any recoverability, they do make the deck even more explosive. It could even become a blind second deck trying to OTK after summoning a bunch of large synchro monsters. Regardless of how impactful the addition is, Fabled will definitely become a better deck than it previously was.

A New Side-Deck Staple?

Psychic Eraser Laser is probably going to become a side deck staple. The ability to easily deal with extra deck monsters without targeting or destroying them is amazing. Just read Leo Dancer, Cat Dancer, and Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons, and you will understand why Psychic Eraser Laser is such a big deal for us. This is essentially our Ultimate Slayer.


Psychic Eraser Laser

It's also notable how Laser deals with a Berserker of the Tenyi through both Mapura and Shthana, or a F.A. Motorhome Transport that has become level eleven or higher. Whether giving your opponent 3,000-ish life points or a Kaiju is better, only time will tell. But having more options to go second that are playable outside OTK strategies surely doesn't hurt the format.

Wind Synchro!

Considering how easy summoning level nine synchros is in this format, Stellar Wind Wolfrayet is an amazing inclusion. Tenyi has been summoning Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys for a long time with Prufinesse and the Blackout token. While Wolfrayet isn't strictly better, Tenyi players will probably eschew the second copy of Archethys for a Wolfrayet.


Stellar Wind Wolfrayet

Wolfrayet is also a good payoff for decks that lock themselves into wind synchros. Might this be the perfect excuse to dig through your Legendary Duelists: Synchro Storm bulk for some common copies of Speedroid cards??

Speaking of wind synchros, Freeze Bell and Chimes are the last two main-deck cards that Windwitch was lacking. While the deck doesn't have any of its synchro monsters available, it does have a good amount of cool synchros to summon, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the archetype's remaining three cards printed as commons in an upcoming OTS pack.

Honorable Mentions

While those are the biggest additions to the format, there are some other cards that deserve a small mention. The addition of Gunkan Suship Uni-class Super-Dreadnought means Suship is now at full power, whatever that means.


Gunkan Suship Uni-class Super-Dreadnought Magikey Mechmusket - Batosbuster

Batosbuster is a new toy for Megalith to explore. Having a searchable countertrap in its arsenal is probably very big.

While Materiactor Gigaboros and Materiactor Gigadra aren't broken by any means, they enable a resource loop that allows you to recycle Tour Guide From the Underworld a lot. Whether that's enough for a Tour Guide deck to emerge, we will see, but it's certainly interesting enough to investigate.


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TheLaval(18.09.2022 11:16)

OMG I've been convinced that Insects in some manner would be good for Common Charity now.
Atlas is just too much of a house and loosing out on Scout Buggy isn't that big of a deal, over the years Insects have amassed just a solid amount of good extenders.

Lindblum(16.09.2022 14:22)

Didn't know this format even existed lol. Look very different in tier list ect. But badly it will never be for me lol, I like too much shiny cards haha.

KilworthYGO(08.09.2022 18:41)

Isnt overall lunalight the best deck

DiamondDude
TeferiOfZhalfir(08.09.2022 18:51)

It's not! Lunalight is definitely a very good deck, but it's not tier 0 by any means. Thanks to Legendary Duelists: Season 3, now you can play Starving Venom Fusion Dragon. Not only that, but Predaplant (which is a tier 1 deck) can add Super Polymerization off Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio's effect. The Blind Second version of Tenyi is also pretty good against Lunalight.

So TL;DR: Still tier 1, very much beatable. It hasn't won an event in ages.

SimonVerlinden(08.09.2022 00:08)

Very cool update on the Common Charity format!
One remark though: when hovering over the cardnames, it shows either the japanese version or no image at all.

Throrma(08.09.2022 06:27)

It is because it shows the cheapest version, which is either, the Japanese or the 2022 megatin one which have no image yet.

TobiHenke(08.09.2022 11:11)(Edited: 08.09.2022 11:11)

It actually pulls the graphic from the version added most recently. It works the same way on the page you get to when you click on one of the card links. This is super frustrating (for Cardmarket too) but apparently quite hard to fix. (Sorry.) But it's been added to the list.

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