Lunatic CI V1.0 - 3rd Dutch Nationals

rotage 1939

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This is the deck that I took to Dutch Nationals and came third with a 5/1 record in Swiss and 1 loss in the cut

The deck started life out as a pure murder deck using Brainstorm with Helheim Servers for a Jank Event, the idea being that with CI you will have plenty of cards that you can discard to use with Helheim Servers to ensure the Brainstorm can not be broken. Then you can use Neural Emp to finish them off, but during testing I found if the runner realised this they could sit back and it was hard for me to score out as the original deck had 3 Vanity Project and 3 Global Food along with Punitive Counterstrike

I took inspiration from seeheartype Next Design deck High Violet and added the Hunter Seekers and the cheap gear check ice to enable me to start scoring out early to force the runner into running early, I could then use the Hunter Seekers to trash their breakers

The main question is when do you rez Brainstorm, for me I only rez it when I am confident it will fire and it will do at least 4 Brain Damage, but ideally I want at least 5 Brain Damage to ensure I can finish them off with just a single Neural Emp, you can also use Enforced Curfew after hitting them with a Brainstorm to force them to steal an agenda or play a current

I'd make quite a few changes to this deck. Archived memories should have been in the deck but was forgotten about so I'd to include that, I'd probably go down to 2 Brainstorm and 2 Heilheim Servers to allow 2 Archive Memories in the deck

Also a shoutout to emilyspine who had to endure testing against this

9 comments
15 Aug 2017 Cliquil

I too looked at Helheim Servers, but not for a jank event. I am glad to see a finer and more disciplined mind made it work. Well done.

15 Aug 2017 kollapse

This is a thing of beauty

15 Aug 2017 hnautsch

How many games did you win by flatline and how many by scoring out?

15 Aug 2017 rotage

@hnautsch
1 Flatline
2 Concession (he had lost his killer and decoder due to hunter seeker and ark lockdown, although I would have scored out in a few turns) The other game I got 3 ice from an ABT fire against a Dyper deck then Ark Lockdowned their only breaker
1 Game Victory due to a illegal PioT play but I was in a strong position to score out
1 Games where I scored out

15 Aug 2017 emilyspine

I asked @rotagefor a jank deck, and this is what he suggested:

O2 shortage???"

3 weeks later he takes it to Nationals top 3. What is my life. (Congrats again, Dave!)

16 Aug 2017 Tolaasin

Was privileged to see this list before Nats, and the feeling of woe and dread was real :). Glad that you did so well with it - you're such a talented off-meta deck builder!

16 Aug 2017 rotage

@Cliquil @hnautsch @TolaasinThanks for the nice comments @emilyspine Thanks again for helping refine the deck. Don't think I'll be able to do so well with a Blackguard deck though

16 Aug 2017 shanodin

Great deck Dave :) Well done, your performance with interesting and unique decks continues to mark you out as one of the world's best players :)

20 Aug 2017 ouroborosglyx

Dave, you're a fucking madman.