Geist Replicator + Bazaar

CJFM 2251

So, this deck is mostly the Geist version of Kiv n co.'s Hayley Camera deck that's been tearing it up on Jinteki.net. I like that deck, but I hate the breaker suite. This deck lacks the FA lock with clot + clone chip, but it makes up for being faster.

Some things to be wary about: you don't have SOT, so don't lose both LARLAs. Hostage out your Tech Traders early and then just reap the benefits.

Enjoy!

5 comments
12 Jul 2016 x3r0h0ur

Given the draw power in the deck, and the major issues by not having both types of remote breakers if the B&E support isn't there, I'd recommend either an AI or -1 replicator (which you'll find soon enough with the excess draw), and add 1 corroder over breach. I've tested similar Geists and things are much better with corroder than breach (remote curtain walls are a big issue).

12 Jul 2016 CJFM

@x3r0h0urUsually the B&E support is there, but there are cases where B&D just aren't going to do the trick: usually that signals I should be drawing harder. I think cutting one Replicator could be ok. The tradeoff is that some of the time you'll get the bazaar + replicator combo going on your second pass as opposed to your first.

I don't have any statistics or relevant testing with 2 Replicator to back this up, but I recommend not cutting a Replicator for a couple of reasons: 1) the early game is where Geist shines vs Hayley and losing a replicator adds variance, 2) usually, you can get free accesses if they push in a remote behind curtain wall (sort of rare right now), 3) Curtain Wall on centrals sucks against Breach.

Good suggestion, and definitely worth testing!

13 Jul 2016 schrader

Both myself and a friend of mine have also tested Geist with central breakers, and it's not that great. Just throw two Quandries/Ice Walls/Vanillas on a remote and it gives Geist a lot of trouble.

17 Jul 2016 Ralphus1701

So what is the plan vs Sandburg? There isn't enough credits in the world that seem to help breaking past Str 7 Vanillas and Strength 9 Enigmas.

17 Jul 2016 CJFM

@Ralphus1701trash it. Get Pol Op on the board and leave it there if you suspect Sandburg. Or run and trash it.