Decklist of the week

I don't like this deck - 1st at Worlds 2020


Description by the author: Limes 398

OK, first of all, stop reading this description and go check out the decklists that Klokotze has put together. They're an absolute genius at deckbuilding really unique and powerful stuff, and came up with the original idea for this list. I'll wait.


See? Told you so. Next, you need to go and congratulate your nearest Nisei person on running such a successful tournament, and thank them for being so successful at maintaining such a wonderful community since 2018. Go and do that now. Again, I'll wait.


Right then. This is the deck that I used to win worlds 2020, and was definitely the stronger of the two. It only dropped two games in the whole event, in rounds 2 and 3 of the Swiss, and in both cases this was due to the runner sniping two Project Vacherons off centrals by about turn 4, allowing them to sit back and relax before I could catch up.

The deck is built around a big combo turn using Game Changer and Fast Break to score a lot of points in one go. You enable this by having the runner steal a lot of your 1-pointers, forcing them to take News Teams or Meridians, and then building up a lot of money with Stock Buy-Back. Keep installing your 1-pointers naked on the table - if the runner doesn't steal them, you can score some and threaten a victory that way. The Hyperloop Extensions and the first copy of Megaprix Qualifier are probably more valuable to you stolen than scored, though. The Meridians go on centrals - R&D if you're worried about Stargate, otherwise HQ.

As I mentioned on the stream, although I'm obviously stoked to have won, I'm not sure it's a good thing that this style of deck is so powerful. It ignores a lot of the fun of netrunner - no need to think about icebreakers or scoring windows, and other things like bluffing or runner economy are very minor concerns. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to beat this deck:

Finally, I think including a picture or gif is basically mandatory in this sort of writeup, so under pressure from certain individuals who will remain unnamed (and one who will not), here you go: