Heartbeat Hoshiko | 2-1 (4th) Spokane CO

jfoley 204

I piloted this list to 4th at the Spokane circuit opener and was pretty happy with the results.

Two spicy additions to an otherwise reg anarch list:

1) Heartbeat - really great tech v. core damage HB and PE, both of which I anticipated seeing. Along w/ Bankhar, bin breakers, fake money, and Twinning, it synergizes pretty nicely 2) Divide and Conquer - this was the MVP on the day, closing both wins and the only move keeping me in the one game I lost. Twinning counters work on breach of both HQ and RnD and seeing 3 in HQ and 3 in RnD.

Lots of interesting influence choices to make beyond the 2x Heartbeat. Nuka was a game day decision, which I was generally happy with but you'll notice (as I did after rounds were over - oops) that I shorted myself 2 inf.

Other iterations of the list cut the Nuka's in favor of tech like Pinhole, NFL, and/or Deuces, and Harbinger. Cezve has also been a Wake Implant and a Basilar.

Rounds 1 and 2 were against Azmari lists. In the first, we both took our time getting setup before face-checked a Hydra on RnD. Second time around we had Bankhar/Heartbeat and 4 credits on a Paladin to free install 2 MKUltras and trash'em to get in for only 1 actual net damage - Twinning landed a Bellona and Tomorrow's Headline. After getting econ warfared and HHN'd, I started turn w/ 7c and couldn't clear the tags, so I needed to find the Boom or an agenda to close - Divide and Conquer to the rescue. Fully loaded Twinning snipes both the winning agenda and the Boom from HQ.

Round 2 Azmari went similarly, although they got off to a quicker start - seamless launching two scored before I could get a quality run in. Bankhar saved the day, cheaply sliding by a Tollbooth in a triple iced Bellona server. After equalizing, Divide and Conquer went into another took down another ICE-less archives for a big dig to win.

Round 3 was against the Outfit, where we didnt find Paperclip until it was too late against a board full of 3x border control and 2x Bulwark. By the time I could contest, Regulatory capture was online and Audacitied Atlas' and Hostile Takeovers had done their job. Too slow.

I'd play this again in a....heartbeat.

3 comments
15 Apr 2023 Tinweazel

The twinning fires off of breaching HQ or R&D. With Divide and Conquer you only breach archives, then merely access a card from the other two centrals.

Are you certain about that interaction?

15 Apr 2023 Anzekay

@Tinweazel With the changes to Breach/Access, there's been a reword for Divide and Conquer where it causes you to specifically Breach HQ and R&D, rather than the old 'access' wording. It's functionally identical to how it always used to work, as far as I know, it's just updated wording to flow properly with all new cards.

15 Apr 2023 jfoley

@Tinweazel ^^ yup that errata'd text is what prompted me to try slotting it w/ Twinning