Thanks to Unband for the Bananas, and the place to stay after worlds. Was great to meet you all!
For corp see:
- Changing Clothes [Worlds: 5-3]
This was my updated version of Bridgeman's interconts list:
[Intercontinentals] Simpler and Cleaner Hosh 3-0 4th Place.
I was very adamant about keeping my influence suite as is. However, I still wanted tech cards for the above matchups. This meant I was looking for options in faction/neutral.
Mayfly was particularly useful into the Ob matchup, and became a valuable tech card there, as it both allows you to get past the Stavka + Hafrún combo before having both Carmens, while also allowing steals on any pushed SDS.
I like to think of Mayfly in two regards:
Is Boomerang better?
Yes? ...but it costs influence, and I wanted to be able to pressure multiple servers, plus 2 ice deep remotes.
Talking to Sokka:
Overall, an interesting tech card I was glad to have the support of, but could have possibly been at 1x
This was to deal with the NEH kill list.
We had a fair amount of initial discussion around Marrow. With it you could even go tag me into the matchup so long as you trashed out their Reaper Functions. However, it hadn't made my list, as we expected the overall presence of the NEH to be low within the meta and felt the tech slot might not be worth it into the general field.
I added it 2 minutes before deck registration, as for the 46 card list :p
Definitely an interesting tech option if you're concerned about kill decks.
Mayfly got two standout performances:
Is this the best list?
Do I think this is a solid list for the gameplan/build style I was going for?
I think one of many things I've learned from worlds it that doing a lot more prep and exploration would have been valuable. Trying new options even if I didn't plan to play them. For example, I found Boomerang wasn't filling the slot I wanted, but with more exploration I could have possibly gotten to the combination with Bankhar, or just generally slotting Bankhar may have been better.
I am overall pleased with my tournament performance on this deck, but also recognizing how to improve, and the additional value of exploration throughout.
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