Lately on jinteki whenever I try to play CtM, I bump into a powertap nexus andy/sunny of some description which makes me think that CtM is being hated out of the meta for real this time.
So I end up thinking CtM is not the deck to play right now if you want to win random games on jnet, I dont know if that applies irl but it seems to stand to reason. Hence I want to ask the community what they think would be the best corp to pick if their life depended on doing well in the, lets say 10 next games on jinteki.
After a break between latest mwl and just before worlds, here are the corp decks I’ve played and my experiences with them, I stop writing at the point where their weaknesses make me consider them unsuited for the meta:
CtM (snakebite): lost every matchup with the nexus/powertap/citadel sanc combo that I’ve faced, which means about 4/5 games. Most of your ice being either blank or flatout a +cred to a runner with link/powertap is just too much to make up for the early game advantage. The lack of “outs” this deck has just feels too crippling if you dont win right away.
Sync(fiery info): same “blank ice” problem vs powertap, mumbad city hall. Feels much stronger than CtM to me in a lot of favorable matchups because of how easily it flatlines.
Bigboy’s FA HB: a solid deck, felt unfavoured when whizzard was very popular but I may try it again, it seems to have game in any matchup and a good out with hail mary ATB in a losing game. Still seems to weak to whiz sadly.
Bigboys mushin trap deck: my winrate with this is ridiculous. So much potential to randomly win with a cerebral or a brainstorm and a great FA out with biotic for those who dont run clot. Still feels to jammy to consider a “main deck”. Probably falls off at higher levels of play.
Russian NEH: probably my main deck atm. Unfavoured but still has game in the whiz matchup and punishes lack of clot and slow decks VERY hard, aka those decks that try to punish CtM.
And thats all the decks I tried seriously. Would love to hear people’s experiences with IG, combo NBN, CI and any corp really.