“How many Deus X’s do you have in this deck exactly” - more than 1 opponent in the last week
The answer to the above question is exactly 20, or XX as the Romans would say - fitting oh so nicely with the name of this deck don’t you think?
This was a stupid idea that I came up with to port my Deus Wu deck into adam to gain the benefit of HQ multi access, Find the truth, free card draw and most importantly Logic Bombs!
I put the deck together on NRDB decided it wouldn’t work and left it alone for 2 weeks - but eventually my curiosity got the better of me, and after it won the first 4 games I realised that maybe it had some legs!
I had to take it to the Taunton GNK yesterday as it would be the last time I could play this deck before it gets well and truely hosed by the appropriately titled ‘game over’ which was released today. :(
Here’s a quick run down of some MVP cards and general tactics:
Compile - MVP and your SOT target - don’t worry about the 2 click cost for this - you’re gonna lose those clicks to a logic bomb anyway!
Panchatantra (aka Pancetta if you are 3n1gma) - vital for changing stuff into AP - use your emergent creativity to find this early - unless you are facing jinteki - pretty much all their good ice is AP so no need in most matchups.
Citadel sanctuary - keeps you alive! Interdiction - To counter Scarcity.
Deus X - your main breaker - makes the corps anansi’s, DNA trackers, Fairchildren etc. very sad - also why not just walk through that Endless EULA or tour guide for net 0 credits?
Abagnale & Demera - takes a bit of practice till you know the best times to pay credits to use these breakers or to trash for the bypass effect - in general just trash them early on - you need the money and can compile them from your bin when you need them - the one exception is that you should almost always pay for border control!
Overmind - install only if absolutely nessecary! RNG key - is a license to print money and a very worthwhile emergent creativity target.
Directives - Saftey first, Neutralise all threats & Find the truth in 95% of the time
Opening hand: you want at least 3 cards you can install or play to start your free card draw going. A logic bomb (or compile) in the opening hand is super strong especially against rush Weyland!
Play fast and aggressively - you can often win in the first 10 turns! Usually off centrals with the occasional well timed run on a server.
Things to look out for:
Hard hitting news - I’m afraid you just gonna have to clear those tags the hard way! . Architect - Is the most annoying ice you will facecheck into. Arc Lockdown - if you’ve seen one then never end your turn with all 3 Deus X’s in the bin! Also holding 1 compile in hand is advisable - use your SOT’s on the other one first!
Finally for anyone questioning the maths at the start : (3 Deus X + 2 Clone Chip + 2 Compile + 3 SOT) X 2 [1 levy] = 20 Deus X (theoretically)
I am tempted to swap the Levy for 2x mad dash for an ultimate ‘win/lose by turn 15’ deck - maybe I’ll give it a go!
Have fun and Always be Adam!
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