Having forgotten, that there was a tournament this weekend i suddenly had to make a deck on friday with the new banlist.
I started out with a 55 card 419 with -3 Influence. I didn't make too much progress, so i looked up 419 lists with the goal to somehow fit a black file in there.
I found this list, just added a black file and played 4 games after which i felt the need to change some things.
I cut a Stimhack for a Rezeki, because seeing Rezeki early is nice and Stimhack is mostly useful when you have your non-AI-Breakers installed.
I was also surprised by the lack of Dirty Laundry. Since you have Mining Accident and Tapwrm getting paid for the run is very useful. So i needed to cut 3 cards for Dirty Laundry and 1 for the Black File.
When playing i noticed that depending on the corp Falsified Credentials can be dead a lot of the time since the corp can play around it. Against asset spam decks it works a lot better but that matchup should be decent anyways since you have Mining Accident, and Dirty Laundry is also quite nice against those types of deck. I think 1 might be too little but i am quite certain that 3 is at least 1 too many.
Another card i didn't like very much was Earthrise Hotel which never felt great when playing. I like Class Act more since you want 1 installed in every game to get the filtering ability. So i just cut 2 Earthrise for 1 Class Act to get another slot.
So i needed one more slot. I noticed that there weren't many good moments to play Diversion. Since HQ is always iced the corp actually needs a bunch of money for Diversion to steal something after the ice is rezzed. You also need to be able to break that ice which also isn't that easy. I think i had 1 game in the tournament where i missed the 3rd Diversion, but i think cutting it isn't that unreasonable.
Cutting it for a Black File on the other hand...
I wanted to play the Black File because i thought it might be a neat card agains Titan and ASA, while also being decent against glaciers. In the Tournament it was almost useful twice. Once against Sportsmetal where i should've installed it but ran instead. Though installing it probably wouldn't have won me the game since i still needed to find 3 points. The second time was against a Gamenet (i think?) which was on 6 points and install advanced advanced something in a server i couldn't get into. I installed the black file but it turned out to be a NGO. So the Black File wasn't as amazing as i've pictured it in my head and if i were to play again i would cut it.
I wouldn't bring back Diversion though. Even before the tournament i wanted to fit a Special Order in there. Oftentimes you need a real breaker because the centrals are iced. Only having one off Breakers with no way to reliably find them can leave you stranded after a purge. Not having Special Order also makes the Class Act decision very awkward. If you see a Breaker you can't really put it on the bottom of your deck. A Special Order would give you some leeway in that regard. And lastly even though you are playing 3 Aumakua you don't always see them and a special order would help here as well.
So i would do -1 The Black File and +1 Special Order. Otherwise i was quite happy with how the changes turned out.
The Deck went 4-2 in Swiss and 0-1 in the cut.
28 Jun 2020 YsengrinSC
28 Jun 2020 YsengrinSC
28 Jun 2020 Heinzel