Anneyong nerdbears! In honor of Overwatch, this weeks review will be posted entirely using D.Va voice lines.
|Rielle “Kit” Peddler: Transhuman|
|Attack The Objective! (14)
1x “Freedom Through Equality”
2x The Maker’s Eye
3x R&D Interface
2x Temüjin Contract ●●●●
1x Medium ●●●
Time To Raise My APM (11)
|No Hacks Required (18)
3x Ghost Runner
1x Paperclip ●●●
3x Self-modifying Code
I’m Too Young To Die (2)
|10 influence spent (max 10, available 0)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Blood Money
Here comes a new challenger: Stickboy. I had always thought that Kit was under-powered because of her low influence, but when I read this deck description I experienced a fleeting moment of self actualization and realized that Kit is not bad — rather, I am the one whom is bad!
Are all of the things that I think are bad good? What is my purpose in life? Are Cool Ranch flavored tacos a culinary triumph? Does anyone have any tacos?
Not many players know this, but there are agendas in R&D. Remember all of those times you were playing corp and after drawing a card you suddenly had agendas in your HQ and were really confused about how that happened? They actually came from your R&D!. This is also the reason you sometimes see players ICE their R&D server.
Stickboy’s GG deck opts for one of the most all-in strategies I have ever seen in a runner deck. The next closest comparison would be headlock anarch decks that are just aiming to deny with lampreys.
I don’t say this often, so I will format it in a cool way for emphasis
I think this deck is good
I think in the matchups that it would struggle against most (HB Glacier, Palana) it has a enough of a speed advantage that it can keep threatening after the corp has it’s tollbooth rezzed. Winkyface 😉
Points of difficulty I can see are balancing rigging up with economy, installing RDI’s and components for a stealth rig can be costly in clicks and credits. Kit’s ID ability is being used to effectively rig-up faster.
Smoke would increase the consistency of this shell at the expense of some power. It is worth testing, but not automatically better than Kit. Breaking sentries with dagger isn’t great, breaking a sentry with refractor is a big deal.
Nerdbears looking to netdeck will likely not enjoy the same rogue-factor that stickboy had at his GNK, but I think the potential to R&D race people who know what you are doing is still there, and that is the basis for a good deck. It’ll be cool to see more people besides Chris Hinkes playing Kit. Let’s shoot for a new high score.