MCA AI Mirror

5N00P1 402

This is my try on Mirrormorph, nothing finished or refined in several iterations, but hopefully a base for your thoughts. So I was fine with having influence free as this is far from final. Also this was tested when not all Downfall cards where spoiled. So if you have recommendations for the inf, let me know.
The idea is to score (fast advance cards from hand) with some help.

  1. MCA Austerity Policy with the known combo of: Loaded MCA, 2 counter,
    1. Click to load to 3, Runner loses a click (2 clicks left)
    2. Click to get 4 clicks (5 clicks left)
    3. Install Agenda (5/3 or Project Vitruvius) (4 clicks left, MirrorMorph triggers)
    4. advance click less
    5. advance another 4 times
    6. score
  2. with Haas Arcology AI: with 1 or 2 counters
    1. Rez & click Arcology (4 clicks left)
    2. Use Biotic Labor (5 clicks left)
    3. Install Agenda (4 clicks left, MirrorMorph triggers)
    4. advance click less
    5. advance another 4 times
    6. score
  3. with Haas Arcology AI: with 1 or 2 counters
    1. Rez & click Arcology (4 clicks left)
    2. Use Red Level Clearance take 2, gain a click (4 clicks left)
    3. Install Agenda (4/2 or Vitruvius, 3 clicks left, MirrorMorph triggers)
    4. advance click less
    5. advance another 3 times
    6. score
  4. with Haas Arcology AI: with 1 or 2 counters
    1. Rez & click Arcology (4 clicks left)
    2. Use Red Level Clearance install Jeeves Model Bioroids, gain a click (4 clicks left)
    3. Install Agenda (5/3 or Vitruvius, 3 clicks left, MirrorMorph triggers)
    4. advance click less
    5. Rez Jeeves
    6. advance another 3 times
    7. get Jeeves click
    8. advance another
    9. score

All require you to have a defendeble remote, which I never had at testing, my feeling is 1 - 3 more ICE might help and an Eli 1.0 which they can click doesn't help. For my feeling not enough ICE and perhaps I should value Biotic a bit higher, it's expensive but makes it all more reliable.
Should have more NGO Front in the deck, to IA in the remote.
Haas Arcology AI with a remaining counter will force them to run, so it's nice to drag them through the remote, maybe opening a scoring window the normal way?
I selected Marked Accounts as you can use a click to gain 3, over time, but I thought it might be worth it and sometimes I was clicking it, when it had still 1 cred on it. Not 100% sure, over the 2 Nanoetching Matrix would provide immediately.
This was the reason to choose Corporate Sales Team & SSL Endorsement as they provide Econ that might be needed in this deck.
Also Hagen was in the deck to try it out. It felt amazing against Laamb & Sherman. I was able to trigger the ID ability ~ 70 - 90% of the games. Important was to have something to use it for. Marked Accounts helped very much on that. or general turns with IA in it.
I was missing IPO too. Perhaps play IPO and Remote Enforcement including Fairchild?

I'm not sure I would include Shipment from Tennin again, the deck has to many open remotes which is punished. I'm also not sure about Lateral Growth it is amazing turn 1 or 2, but later... I don't know. Reducing Jeeves Model Bioroids to 2 might also work. I was missing card draw, so considering Calvin B4L3Y might be worth it. I only got my Marked Accounts trashed once against a Sunny.

Matches I played:

  • Smoke, was not finding agendas early & ICE for her means nothing, so no chances in scoring out
  • Sunny, I was able to never advance a Vitruvius in my scoring remote and distracted her from the remote with a white hat trace for 21 credits
  • Leele, I was just flooded
9 comments
8 Mar 2019 BlackCherries

I've given it very little thought but has Efficiency Committee ever come up as an option for you? You could swap out the SfTs for Trick of Light perhaps to get around the no-advance clause.

8 Mar 2019 Skeletons

Love it! Needs more Shell Corporation.

8 Mar 2019 Krasty

what about to cut some ices (?), and put in some Lakshmi Smartfabrics ?

8 Mar 2019 5N00P1

@BlackCherriesI thought about EfCom but you would only use it for value instead of winning. So it will give you your ID trigger, but you can't use it to score. If I could I would run Elective Upgrade as this would make it easier to trigger your ID & allows to advance. What is missing from my point of view are Agendas like Gila Hands Arcology with a single click ability, preferable as 4/2.

9 Mar 2019 5N00P1

@SkeletonsShell.... ;-) no not really, while it supports your trigger it stores to much credits and it's like a MCA. They will come and trash it. With MCA they have lost clicks, with this only you have lost clicks. I think Marked Accounts is better, but it leaves an open server.
@Krastywhy do you think Lakshmi Smartfabrics is an option? Usually you don't want to have your agenda on the board. Let us know your thoughts!

9 Mar 2019 errantmage

How do you feel about playing a similar list, but exclusively on MCA with 6x 5/3 (plus a Vitruvius), 3x Punitive, and NGO / IPO for money?

11 Mar 2019 5N00P1

You can do this, but with 3 MCA you might have situations where your hands are full with agendas but you can't find anything to score out, or by the point you install the MCA the runner is setup. My feeling is, this is not the correct choice for a Mirror deck, playing it out of Haas-Bioroid: Architects of Tomorrow seems a better choice for me.

12 Mar 2019 Krasty

@5N00P1: small mistake, sorry.. :o) (I`m trying to build something like this, but more horizontaly)

13 Mar 2019 5N00P1

@Krastyinteresting would love to see that! So it's a more spammy approach :D