I’ve finally got off my lazy ass and built a Data Leak Reversal/Paparazzi cheese deck. Here is the list that I have been piloting on Jinteki.net:
Plain Slice: Hayley DLR/Paparazzi cheese deck
Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar (Breaker Bay)
- 3x Diesel (Core Set)
- 3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
- 1x Easy Mark (Core Set) •
- 2x Inject (Up and Over) ••••
- 3x Quality Time (Humanity’s Shadow)
- 3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
- 2x All-nighter (A Study in Static)
- 3x Armitage Codebusting (Core Set)
- 3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
- 3x Data Leak Reversal (Future Proof) •••
- 3x Earthrise Hotel (The Source)
- 3x Fall Guy (Double Time) •••
- 1x Hades Shard (First Contact) •
- 3x Paparazzi (Old Hollywood)
- 3x Street Peddler (The Underway) •••
- 3x Wireless Net Pavilion (The Universe of Tomorrow)
- 1x Overmind (Honor and Profit)
- 2x Hyperdriver (The Underway)
15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to The Universe of Tomorrow
Decklist published on NetrunnerDB.
This is not my original idea – there has been several minor discussions of the combo, but I haven’t seen a central thread on Stimhack.com. Apologies if one exists that I missed it.
The deck is rather straightforward. Totally ignore the Corp, except for the single Archives run you need to put DLR on the table. Then accumulate more and more Wireless Net Pavilions, Fall Guy, All-Nighter, and a Hyperdriver. When you’re ready, install Paparazzi (if possible on the end of the opponent’s turn – you can trigger Hayley off a Street Peddler install and get Paparazzi from your hand), and mill away. There are links to a bunch of example games at the end of this post.
The good news: This combo is rather easy to stop. Seed a Jackson on the table so you’re safe on the turn they go ballistic, then either pop a Corporate Town (scoring beforehand is rather easy) or play All Seeing I (they’re tagged thanks to Paparazzi).
Another option is to accumulate a nice pile of money: if they have 2x Fall Guy and 2x WNPs, you will need 12c for the Fall Guys, then another 6c for each copy of Paparazzi or DLR, whichever they have less off. Math is slightly more painful if they get they’re patient and get the full house (3x WNP and 3x Fall Guy), though in that scenario you might be able to score ahead if you’re vigilant.
The bad news: This deck is yucky. With a decent opening it is very fast, able to set up the combo with reasonable protection in just a few turns. If you’re unlucky as Corp, you would not be able to deflect it – you haven’t drawn your Jackson or your 1x All Seeing I, and they’ll just mill away.
It should be relatively easy to build variants of this with other Runners (Valencia for Blackmail and All Seeing I protection, Andromeda with an innocent-looking Crim shell that packs a mid-game punch).
I am still undecided whether this is harmless jank or a force to be reckoned (and worried) about. If you didn’t have a chance already, I suggest printing some proxies of WNP and giving this a shot. Also, I’m welcome to ideas on how to counter this, especially out of current Corp builds and without wasting slots on Corp Town or ASI.