Nothing gets me fired up like the idea of a wild, wacky shaper engine.
What if I told you could easily and flexibly get your breakers at extra strength, use them with free money, then just compile them right back into your deck?!
I've lamented about the bygone days of Hayleyshop, but I've been looking for another "shenanigans" deck and a burst of inspiration came!
One thing I've always wanted out of Wu was to really flex on her ID ability beyond "vomit out 3 Rezeki by Turn 2". Yes, it is a great drip, but what if there were a way to really reward those instant breaker installs?
The idea is simple but the piloting can require some finesse. We want to find Cybertrooper Talut and Flame-out ASAP. Hard-installing one of your math breakers is fine, but if you Wu it out, you place it on Flame-Out to trash it before RFG! When you need it back, you can Compile it straight from the bin right back into your deck!
Other fun things to do are Compile your Femme Fatale from the deck / bin onto the board for free. With the Talut bonus, you have a strength FOUR Femme ready to crush any dangerous sentries in your path.
Along the way, you'd love to get Takobi on the board to ease the pressure off your Simulchips and Compiles.
I know I opened with dunking on Rezeki drip out of Wu but it is exceptionally reliable. We also have Peace in Our Time which is great for accelerating your setup and helping you threaten much faster. Kati Jones is also there if you're centrals locked much sooner and want to remote camp from the mid / end game. Beth Kilrain-Chang is technically econ as well.
The corp meta is ripe with operation-based combos / nastiness. Maw + The Turning Wheel helps keep centrals pressure and rewards you for doing so! Just be mindful to not go broke from centrals pressure!
Base Two comes from the astronomical amount of two cost cards in the deck. Khusyuk-ing for seeing 6 cards is actually quite easy with this rig! For maximum skill, you can pressure R&D or HQ with Maw + TTW, Khusyuk, if you whiff you can sweep HQ.
My metamate and I are on slightly different versions to see which one lands.
His differences: 2x Spec Work 1x Euler 1x MKUltra ●● 1x Gauss 3x Pelangi
The reasoning is totally solid: You don't care if MKUltra keeps going to the bin after being used on Flame-Out OR if you're desperate for a Simulchip target you can always trash MKUltra to get something you really need out.
Additionally, when MKUltra hits the table, it's already at Strength 3 from Talut, so a single 3 credit pump shreds 5 strength, 2 sub or less sentries.
For my version, having 2x of each basic breaker type gives an extra opportunity to value install out your breaker. This feels good in case you get in a bind with cards in the bin. However, having the extra Pelangis also feels great in case you only want to rely on one breaker (Hint, Euler is likely the right choice).
There is for sure a good learning curve to this deck but to be able to crack a 3-4 ice servers for 6 credits is a feeling nothing else really matches. Let me know what you think, but I urge you to take it for a spin first!
Good luck, and remember:
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