Since we’ve had about a month since the initial pitchfork list was posted by spags, and democracy and dogma/salsette is out, I’m wondering where everyone has shifted their Haley builds to. Here is my current list.
Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar (Breaker Bay)
11 influence spent (max 15-4☆=11)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Democracy and Dogma
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
Current thoughts on cards.
Great when you need it, but I’ve gone about 2 tournaments without installing it. I haven’t faced a lot of tollbooth/data raven/komaniu, and at 2 to install its hard to install for kicks. I’ve only used its trash ability when desperately poor. Considering dropping for 3rd cache.
Might be wrong. The click inefficacy of installing chameleon over and over can hurt some games, but there aren’t a terribly large amount of sentries at 3 or less right now. The flexibility to get past Wall of Static/Enigma is helpful as well. Pairs well with Net-Ready eyes, allows for atman 5 against vikram/assasin, and can hit cortex lock/news hound.
Cheap to install, can bring in clone chip, and damage isn’t a huge deal with the silver bullets. A fun play is to install with plascrete to sell next turn to Aesop, prevent the damage, and pump your technical writers. Mostly for Mimic/ataman modification, but can help with lady/cycy efficiency as well.
A+ would install again. Nothing feels better than installing off of artist colony to kill caprice. Can trash econ assets behind ice, or troublesome assets that might kill you. Considering a 2x over hunting grounds. Always good to install, a real winner with the rest of the resources in this deck.
I haven’t had enough trouble against FA with this deck to need it. Most NEH has gone to temple, which seems weaker against clot play without Shipment from San San. Seems like a meta call, but hard to justify over councilman. With CI feeling the hate from 3x Employee Strikes, maybe not good anymore.
Makes them pop Howard early or lose, does cool stuff, hates out SanSanCity Grid and forces the corp to play inefficiently. Not as good in the control runner over the aggro runners like apoc kate/maxx or criminal, but worth testing. Have people been having success with it in Haley?
Ugh, superfriends. Maybe a better strategy than Mobying, but Haley can have a slow start. Slows the lock signifcantly in time to get RDI and Flim Critic installed. Needs more testing before including. I’m hoping that Salsette Slums hates IG out of the meta, but that feels…doubtful. Silver bullets rarely force powerful decks out of the meta.
Might be worth including over a Scavenge. Can reset Lady/CyCy/D4v1d, gets out of sticky spots, but is 2 MU and unfortunately can’t bounce Cache. I’ll be testing with it the next few weeks but might not be worth it. 2nd Atman might be better, still have to play it out.
What have you been testing? What lists have you been running? Haley still seems to be doing well in tournaments, I’d be interested in seeing where everyone has taken her.