#AlwaysBeRunning Top Hat at Irish Nationals 2022

easterncalculus 728

Heavily based off is44ru's #AlwaysBeRunning Top Adam at Worlds 2022 (incredible deck, so please check it out first). Mine is almost identical.

My changes were adding in a spicy Direct Access (seems like some great tech vs Ob and others) and a single Hunting Grounds because I was scared of AgInfusion

Directives: Always Be Running, Neutralize All Threats, Find the Truth

...but who ordered him to wear that Hat?

published by AlwaysBeRunning.net

6 comments
29 Oct 2022 Baa Ram Wu

Absolutely smashed me - had already lost by turn 1 (actually lost turn 4) wish I had bought ABR Adam myself!

Congrats on the 3-1 result with ABR Adam!

29 Oct 2022 anarchomushroom

Could not believe this went 3-1. Fantastic finish mate!

29 Oct 2022 Baa Ram Wu

@anarchomushroom- always be believing!

30 Oct 2022 Diogene

Congratulations!

Questions :

  1. How did Direct Access perform?
  2. Which match up was difficult on the day of the event?

Thanks for sharing!

30 Oct 2022 easterncalculus

Thanks everyone!

@Diogene:

  1. Direct Access was interesting... It played best vs Ob in some friendlies where it defused a critical Border Control pop. I didn’t play against AgInfusion on the day so that wasn’t super relevant, and it did nothing against PD or Asa. Vs Sports I was always playing my Mad Dashes instead, but I imagine it’s a nice denial. Having just the one copy meant that even when it would be useful, I couldn’t guarantee I’d have it. I think it’s too niche to justify more than 1 copy but recommended if you anticipate a lot of Ob. Definitely a better slot over Hunting Grounds which was useless.

  2. The toughest matchup on the day was definitely @anarchomushroom‘s R+ - a better player might’ve lasted longer, but I didn’t have a lot of ways to deal with tags and being Drago’d over and over again. However I was very worried about running into the sole NEH or AgInfusion decks that (due to the luck of the draw) I didn’t end up playing against. I had some really good matchups, which is the only reason it did so well!

30 Oct 2022 Dzerards

Not bad at all for your first tournament! Well done!