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Metabreaker Wu

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Description by the author: CritHitd20 4756

We know approximately what's meta now, so it's time to make some more specialized control lists. This deck isn't winning games commandingly, but it is winning games consistently; I think it is a good skill tester and well-positioned to v1 of the Midnight Sun meta.

I really have been impressed with boat+foot, so that's the rig for this deck, with Gauss for Border Control and Nano is there too I guess. Turn 1 try to get Reaver out using Wu for SMC+Overclock or Wu for Reaver+Rejig, and then you can use Stoneship on your opponent's turn as Diesel 4-6, plus Aesop and SMC+Chip will passively draw you cards. In boring normal matchups like PD, Simulchip is economy, recurring Harbinger to sell or letting you install programs for less money in a pinch, but it can be huge for odd matches to let you represent Clot longterm, sell and reinstall Gauss for the extra strength, or uninstalling and reinstalling Stargate to use its ability more than once a turn.

PE has been underperforming to the point that I think you are allowed to cut Caldera. If you disagree, add it and cut a Harbinger.

To beat MAD+Boom: Misdirection+Stoneships (do not use Stoneship for draw, they play Best Defense) To beat Drago+Boom: Same thing+Pinhole To beat FA: Clot+Stargate To beat glacier: Boat+Pinhole. Also remember you can Rejig boat to reset the power counters on it. To beat everything else: Be as focused on making credits as possible and don't contest everything. Also respect Big Deal; some normal decks will still care about Clot.

Why no Rezeki? Because atm Stargate is the only win condition so there's no space for MU. Also Rezeki is bad vs all these combo decks trying to win as fast as possible, and so Aesop fills that econ role instead.

Why am I publishing this the month of continentals? Because I want to push myself to make even better Shaper decks for any events I go to this year. And I want other players to try out the things I enjoy most about Netrunner.

I'm not a member of any social media groups but feel free to message me on Discord if you want to talk more about deckbuilding; my handle is CritHitd20#5263.