Spoilers plus Brain Cage in a 1MU console. This is priced like +2 hand size and/or 1-2 sabotages are a major benefit. Unless some crazy synergies get printed around brain damage or trashing your own cards at random, this looks kinda lousy for a console.
Yeah, if you're ALL IN on Esa and think the game will go like 8+ turns, having both Brain Cage and Marrow feels like it might work. I don't have a good handle on how many Esa triggers I should be aiming for. Most brain damage cards aren't exceptionally good.— superheronation
Definitely feels like I'm slotting mediocre cards just to trigger Esâ. I don't want any of those cards in my deck except LtF.— ragingduck
Ghosttongue looks excellent. Light the Fire is a lot of work if you're mainly using it for 2 sabotage. If you're not getting a lot of value out of trashing all of the cards in a server, Chastushka feels more efficient if you can swing a run on HQ.— superheronation
It's super early but my hunch is that Esa's highest and best use is adding 6-10 sabotage onto an Augustina deck. I don't think these 6-10 need to happen early and it's okay if it takes a while to find the cards that cause them.— superheronation
Okay, I've come around. I was testing an Esa virus deck and I think you got it exactly right. Sabotage starts out just okay, but the 16th sabotage is worth a whole lot more than the first.— ragingduck