So Free Mars gave us some of the final pieces to the puzzle to an entirely new archetype for Anarch decks. While Anarch Tag-Me has been a thing since Anatomy of Anarchy taught everyone how to give corps the middle finger, new cards like Counter Surveillance, Mars is for Martians, Jarogniew Mercs and God of War have really upped the ante to just how crazy you can be.
To give credit where credit is due, the first player I saw using the deck was @CodeMarvelous who mentioned borrowing a Noise Deck from @x3r0h0ur. There is a stream of him playing it on Day Job and if you haven’t seen this style of deck in action I highly recommend you watch a match or two to see what it’s capable of.
But it isn’t necessarily just Noise who can execute this strategy. While there are some definite synergies with God of War being a virus and that added Sucker/Parasite Value, the shell seems well suited to a number of Anarch ID’s. I’ve heard of players testing MaxX, Whizzard, Val, Alice, and even Null with the same basic combination of Counter Surveillance, Siphon, Obelus, and God of War.
I’ve been messing around with a Noise list similar to the one I linked and it has been working pretty well. I’m interested in porting it over to MaxX but I can’t decide whether to drop the Parasites or one of the Siphons to squeeze in a Levy. Not surprisingly, slots seem pretty tight in this style of deck but there are a lot of interesting decisions to be made as far as how you support your breakers. Data Sucker, Dean Lister, Bad Pub, Null Ability, Ice Carver, Scrubbed, Stim Hack, etc. are all ways to make God of War into a serviceable breaker, but it’s unlikely that you can cram all of that goodness in one deck.
So I’m curious what all you rowdy punks have been testing. Have you found some VIP cards or hot tech for this sort of list? What’s your favorite Tag Me Anarch ID? Have you lost to Psycho Beale yet?