This thread is a simple and easy to use list of combos. Have a solid HB deck but don’t know how you want to win? There’s a combo for that. Struggling to find money as a Runner? Get paid right here. Influence costs are being ignored for the sake of this thread, so be sure to double-check you can afford the investment.
Combos come in all shapes and sizes, and not all decks are built equally. With this in mind, the Runner and the Corp will be looking for different types of things. Here’s a quick breakdown of the kinds of combos you can find:
Kinds of Combos!
Damage: The most obvious and direct to deal with a hacker, is to punch them until they stay punched. These combos will let you hit them where it hurts, often enough to stop them dead.
Points: Time is money, and we’ve got Agendas to… Agend? Score those points, double-time!
Locks: If you can’t kill them, these high-tech security solutions make sure they can’t get to your most delicate servers.
Economy: Because sometimes it is quite easy being green.
Misc Combos: Everything has its place, and sometimes its place is a tray marked “Miscellaneous”.
Multi-Access: Corporations have a lot of data. Sometimes you’ve just got to look through it all to find the bits you want.
Multi-Trash: When you don’t have time to look at every file, just set fire to the whole office.
Locks: Big businesses are big trouble. Small businesses, not so much.
Economy: Quit your Day Job. Sometimes money does come easy.
Misc Combos: A bin labeled “Stuff”.
Post your combos below, and I’ll update it to the list. If you think it’s worthwhile then you can write a short primer for a specific, possibly complex combo, or one that has a lot of options and what’s best to do when, and I’ll add a link to it next to the combo in the list.
Remember: A combo is just two or more cards working together to create something a little better than the two parts. You don’t need to add another card to pay for the combo, just get the combo down, and it’ll go into the primer.
Biotech: The Brewery + Urban Renewal -
Brain Rewiring + Show of Force Score
Brain Rewiring + Contract Killer
Zealous Judge + Mr. Stone
Hard-Hitting News + Load Testing + Load Testing + Boom!
Hard-Hitting News + Load Testing + MCA Austerity Policy + Boom!
Hard-Hitting News + False Lead + Boom!
Obokata Protocol + Punitive Counterstrike
Brainstorm + The Twins
Brainstorm + Neural EMP
Bio-Ethics Association + Hostile Infrastructure
SEA Source + Closed Accounts - Instantly empty the Runner’s Credit Pool
Door to Door + Aryhbata Tech
Bryan Stinson + Reverse Accounts - An easy way to get Bryan turned on
Making News + Door to Door - Make D2D into Trace 3
God of War + Counter Surveillance - Get tagged to make an unstoppable Breaker and then access every card in R&D
Friday Chip + Imp - Trash one accessed card every turn for free
Eater + Apocalypse - Gain only the successful runs you need to trigger Apocalypse
Self-Modifying Code + Stimhack - Tutor for any Program and install it, for just 2 cards, and possibly 0 Credits
Test Run + Scavenge - Tutor for any Program and keep it for only 3 Credits and 2 Cards
Rubicon Switch + Zamba + GPI Net Tap - Gain Credits whilst messing with the Corp’s
Mars for Martians + God of War - Gain a lot of cash
Power Tap + Security Nexus + Citadel Sanctuary - Trigger Nexus, get paid by Tap. Fail the trace, take a tag, trigger Sanctuary, get paid again. The more Power Taps the better
God of War + Mars for Martians - Get tagged to make an unstoppable Breaker and a tonne of money
DDOS + False Echo - [Rotated] - Put the first Ice from any server back into the Corp hand
Artist Colony + Fan Site
The Shadow Net + Fan Site
Hasty Relocation + Jinja City Grid
Multi-Threader + Study Guide - Gain a power counter every turn for free
Kabonesa Wu + Self-Modifying Code - Tutor for and keep any program