πŸ”₯ Is 51 cards too many for Loup? (πŸ₯‡ @ Summer Showdown)

xFWx FIREBIRD (aka FireRL) 1011

πŸ”₯ ChiseLoup πŸ”₯

This is my Loup. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Oh, actually, no. This one's quite different.

And wait...

THERE ARE 51 CARDS? THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT.


gif: eating dirt

Obviously this is based on the Mulch archetype of pre-24.05 banlist, but it has quite a different flavor. A different dirt flavor.

My pet project since the New Year's Showdown, when RWR was released I was initially concerned about the potential popularity of Hammer. That never really panned out (in fact, the first time I played against Hammer was at the Summer Showdown!), but what I found was that this version was:

  • just as potent as standard Loup Mulch decks
  • super resilient to anti-Mulch decks (a simpler rig, and destroys the ice that would otherwise be difficult to deal with)
  • exposed many corps even more with ChiselCharm
  • way more flexible with influence
  • doesn't need sustaining econ (except for tags and Bellona)
  • not as relient on Knobkierie

So I kept playing it and tilling those silly corps.

The one notable thing about this version is it will run out of steam sooner than versions with real breakers, because you have to feed Audrey v2, and Devil Charm isn't recurable, Most Mulch deck's strongest point is when they get to the bottom of the deck and cycle key pieces with Labor Rights against an empty Stack. This deck doesn't want to get there. In fact, Labor Rights are typically used along the way to increase draw quality (against rushier corps), and more often to recur key pieces well before you get to the end.


πŸƒ Card Choices:

  • 3x Chisel + 3x Devil Charm... With cards like Hammer, Envelopment, Winchester, Funhouse, Hydra, Anansi, Tributary, M.I.C., Bran 1.0, and many more, being able to say goodbye to them allows you to keep your foot on the corpo's neck.
  • 0x Boomerang + 0x Tranquilizer + 0x real breakers... What ice remains that you are going to use this on? πŸ™‚
  • 2x Diesel + 3x Moshing... The deck was already at ~45 cards, and getting to your tools is critical (especially since we added another 2-card combo). Plus, Moshings help your econ as you set up. With a simpler rig, there are plenty of cards you don't need.
  • 2x Contaminate... I found that getting purged wasn't that big of a deal since it's easy enough to smash open another window by Simulchiping out another Chisel. That is, until I ran into decks with multiple Magnets (Ob with 3x Mavirus + 2x Magnets to be specific). That matchup can be SO hard. But then I added Contaminate and it was fine again. Outside of that match, Contaminates are very flexible, and give you even more speed (especially post-purge when the corp thinks they're safe). Use as desired, then recur with Labor Rights or summon with Buffer Drive when you get pinched.

The deck was undefeated on the day, going 7-0. Try it. I dare you.

(Don't actually, it's illegal now)


❀️ Huge shoutout to maninthemoon for phenomenally running the online Summer Showdown, YsengrinSC for saving the day when Aesop's Tables decided to take a nap, and aksu for streaming us for FOURTEEN hours. It was a fun day full of netrunner and great/wonderful opponents. Finally, and most of all kudos to my team for being awesome and pushing me - I wouldn't be here without y'all πŸ₯²πŸ₯³!


πŸͺ¦ RIP Knob. You crutch.

8 comments
20 May 2024 Council

Breaking ice for credits is cringe

  • TheKing
20 May 2024 Kikai

Congrats and WP!

This is the only loup deck that I was scared to play against as Prototype R+

Chisel Charm is the answer to Hammer that most Loup players didn't seem to know that they needed

20 May 2024 Wentagon

Loup is dead, long live Loup (? πŸ€”)

20 May 2024 BinkBonkle

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

20 May 2024 AugustusCaesar

I endorse this decksize, I'm sad I wont get the chance to bring an even bigger Loup to tournaments

20 May 2024 Radiant

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ keep it up my man :)

21 May 2024 xFWx FIREBIRD (aka FireRL)

πŸ”₯ thanks all! @AugustusCaesar, what’s stopping you!? 😎

22 May 2024 maninthemoon

I love this brew!! :) Well done way to make us proud!! ❀️‍πŸ”₯ @xFWx FIREBIRD (aka FireRL)