Tao Efficiency

kikar 3

This is the startup deck that I've found to be most succesful for me as of now. The breaker suite (cleaver, echelon, hyperbaric + turbine) is extremely efficient and can easily get through most ice cheaply. The biggest challenges are ice like Archer, Bran, or a Pharos with 3 tokens. All of those can be overcome either through boat counters, or by moving ice around. The main play pattern of this deck is to put pressure on corps early by running HQ and remotes, trying to bleed them of early econ and score any agendas hiding in HQ. As the game goes on, and the board is more established, then getting a conduit out and running R+D can really help close out a game or force the corp to spend a turn purging viruses.