Runners are so rich right now that trying to open scoring windows by taxing credits is nearly impossible.
Money is hard to tax out. What about clicks? HB has several ways to reduce clicks and punish runners who lose clicks or have none. Is there a deck out there that can open up scoring windows with click taxes and by gaining click advantage?
I’ve been running two strong boxes in my AoT deck and I’ve had good results with it. At a certain stage is is expensive to get into servers AND have clicks left over. But I feel like ash is still super helpful as it forces them to have a click AND real money.
One of the reasons CTM is so strong is that it taxes clicks against most Runners. The need to trash early political assets and clear the resulting tags means many Runner turns are only 2 clicks in the early game.
this is a common confusion, but it doesn’t require a connection, only a resource. And it doesn’t sacrifice the resource, it trashes itself. Honestly, I think they’re good in any crime deck. Put two in with three siphons and they’re always useful and if you have to stop a hhn or a 24/7 they can even be SOTed. But I don’t know for a fact it’s good.
What it does require is some sort of permanent resource - daily casts, hotel, SOT are all common resources you don’t want to put otl on. You can put it on high value resources like Turning Wheel because out partly protected them, but there are ways to trash resources without tags.
You could use it to dodge siphon tags if you need to siphon more than once in a turn and not be tagged, but I agree that outside of 24/7 it has limited utility.
If 24/7 is a major concern for someone, I could see slotting it, but personally I don’t think I will. I’d rather have a CI7 silver bullet, and even then I’d rather save the slots and just play smarter with siphon.