[Startup] No one can handle 6 brain damage

Longi 1645

brain damage

This is pretty regular startup run based Ken. To beat rush decks you have playset of Boomerangs, two Inside Jobs and 3 Mutual Favors to find the key breakers early. Late game should by sustainable thanks to Preapaid economy and Rezekis. Khusyuk is a suberb way to close out the game.

Two Buffer Drives were hate cards since the chances of me facing @Odol and @Matuszczak playing this beast were high enough. It saved my bacon in one game but could not help when I accessed Cerebral Overwriter with six counters in another. Well played Odol;)

The deck is definitely fun to play and Khusyuk is a really strong wincon. But the cards have to come in the right order which they sometimes do not :). Sometimes you are flooded with too many operations you cannot use, sometimes the VoicePADs or Rezekis show too late for the party. I still think reg Zahya is probably better choice, albeit boring.

Big thanks to Matusczak for organizing this, its good to see that the series keep going.

2 comments
12 Feb 2022 ptc

Nice list! What would you change if you were to play it in standard?

12 Feb 2022 Longi

@ptc Hey, Diversion of funds comes to my mind from the top of my head. I would cut Jailbreak for it since Khusyuk is enough to close the game. But, honestly, I think in standart environment this deck would be to slow to fight PD. Also the matchup against CtM and Gagarin would be tricky.