Shape of Destruction

Diogene 900

Shoutout ot jtfq99999 who made this deck with me. This is the current result of the exchange. It is a work in progress, but it work and it is fun!

The basic idea is to use Parasite to destroy ices. The package for this is Parasite, Datasucker (to make Parasite work at instant speed), Simulchip (to bring back Parasite at instant speed and Compile (to install Parasite on the first ice encountered and destroy it at instant speed). Harmony AR Therapy was added to bring all the pieces back and be able to pull this off all game long.

The initial idea of ice destruction in shaper came to me via imrahil deck ( I found out that you really only need one Parasite to make it work.

After juggling with some archetype, we decided to use lostgeek deck ( as archetype. This let Lat be fast and responsive, with a good econ for our need. The archetype is based around Prepaid VoicePAD and Aniccam, to get more out of events and some draw.

Spec Work get you a cool 4c and 3 cards. Usually used on empty Pelangi or Cerberus "Lady" H1.

The goal is to lock R&D by destroying all ices on it. Then use available ressources to also remote lock. Stargate will let you put a lot of pressure on the corp. And while you focus fire on R&D, you get a lot of viruses on Datasucker. Purging does not seems fine when you can get 6 viruses in two runs next turn, letting you trash whatever ice would be put in front of you.

Funny part, it felt just as good as using an anarch deck for ice destruction. Pretty efficient. I recommend this deck for the fun it bring. The interactions between different card abilities is nice to see. Even when you are on the receiving end.


18 Feb 2021 Krams

Nice list! Now I wanna give it a try :D

18 Feb 2021 Krams

Okay, after playing 6 matches with it (3 wins, 3 losses) I gotta say I really like the list.
The draw is insane xD

...but what is Pelangi for? I didn't find any use for it except being installed and instantly speced if I desperately need to dig.

And I wish there was some way to tutor Stargate, since it's basically the one win condition. I guess you could compile it, but that seems rather impractical.

18 Feb 2021 Diogene

@Krams Pelangi is used to make runs cheaper. If you just installed Euler, you can use Pelangi to make an ice cost 0 to break all subs (very good against Tour Guide) or allow you to use Cerberus "Lady" H1 on (Trebuchet for 4c). I've found that it increase the efficiency of the breaker suite and after it's used up, it gives a cheap target to Spec Work or Simulchip.

You've found the problem with the deck : Tutoring Stargate. With the draw, you could just hold off until you get it and then use Harmony AR Therapy to get any cards you need. Maybe an Self-modifying Code could be added to help with that. I think you could take out one Ika for that purpose.

You can still R&D lock the corp. And yes, you could use Compile + Simulchip to get it. The list can be made better and I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks for you input. More testing is needed for this list. Cheers.

18 Feb 2021 Krams

Then again... 2nd Ika is the main answer to big sentries like Archer until you find at least 2 of the 3 Suckers.
Having to shift around between ICEs is costly, just having 2 out is a lot more efficient.

And the 2-of all breakers not only makes it possible to install another copy, but also to find them easier and to be more resilient against damage. I don't think I'd cut a breaker for SMC.

I know it's kinda heretic, but maybe cut the 3rd Diesel instead?
The draw is a bit over the top from time to time, especially if you don't find early PPVPs and can't afford to use all the cards you get from Lat and Aniccam.
I never discarded that much as when I was playing this deck :D