harmonbee, Archer Respecter [4th@Notts H2 '23]

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This deck, alongside my runner (which has a more detailed deck description including special thanks and a tournament report) got me to 4th place in the recent Nottingham CO.

I was less happy with the performance of this deck than my runner's, but still like it and know where I want to improve it. This is a slightly slower, rigshooty variant of all of the Rush Obs we've seen published, but still shares a fair amount of DNA with those Obs. Here's a short list of the differences:

  • We run 3x SDS Drone Deployment because scoring it is super rude at the moment. As such, we've also got 2x Seamless Launch to back it up.
  • With 3x SDS, we can run 3x Hostile Takeover to round out the agenda suite, which is a delight with Tucana. This also means I can run my rigshooter pet card, 1x Archer, which absolutely nobody likes breaking.
  • We have 1x Armed Asset Protection, which I really like for bouncing back up from low credits. It becomes a cheap Hedge Fund very quickly (three different types in the bin - usually a Rashida, a Border Control or Envelopment, and a Mavirus are the easy three).
  • We also have 1x Corporate Troubleshooter, which is good with the destroyers as you'd expect, but also with Envelopment to make a near-unassailable remote ice. I didn't use it on the day.

The deck did fine on the day, although I want to make it more consistent. The two lines this deck has is getting an early Archer on a remote to score behind (and Thimblerig can move it onto centrals during off-turns), and scoring SDS Drone Deployment to set the runner back enough for another score - but there were cases where neither line happened and I was just playing a bad variant of Rush Ob. M.I.C. wasn't worth it - I thought it'd be cool to tutor Envelopment vs Mulch decks and be a taxing code gate vs Crims, but I never wanted to rez it. I think I'm going to try -1 M.I.C -1 Mavirus +1 Hortum +1 Calibration Testing.

Regardless, much to think about. See my runner writeup for full details on the tournament and special thanks!

3 comments
10 Dec 2023 jan tuno

love me some quear decks, this is great

12 Dec 2023 harmonbee

thank you ob friendo <3

13 Dec 2023 goalieswear

so good friend. doodle jump