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If Faust rises does that help Cybernetics Division?


#1

A little speculative theory here? Realizing that HB:CD:HU just removes a single card which by itself isn’t hugely damaging but it does encourage a brain damage hand size diminishing build which hurts Faust. I’m curious if you guys think that Cybernetics Division will become more popular, or will people start splashing brain damage as a counter for Faust or just try to win faster?


#2

I don’t know, although personally I would feel pretty confident running my never advance Cybernetics Division (Valley Grid based) against a Faust runner. Only testing will tell.


#3

All-in Faust is certainly a bad matchup against my killy Blue Sun. So I think it would be the same against Cybernetics!


#4

Against Noise, it hurts but it’s not killer. Parasucker is the primary breaker and Faust is just a plan B. Brain damage decks tend to be “long game” builds and that’s where Anarchs are really strong. It’s anecdotal but I played against a Jinteki BD deck today with Noise. I won with a late game mill and 5 brain damage compliments of a Janus and a few other surprises. With Wyldeside, Faust was still usable with a 3 handsize, but I pretty much abandoned it after that.


#5

i shelved cybernetics division because of faust decks running all the weirdness that usually never sees play like public sympathy. brain cage. beach party etc.

i do think Snare is a good v faust. People running faust seem rather cavalier with their card expenditure and love the multiaccess. there have been more than few times i wish i had snare in my deck when i see the runner burn a grip of cards on a legwork, makers eye, medium run.


#6

yeah, i was going to say that the rise of Faust seems like CD is in a tougher spot, since it’ll probably have to deal with all of those cards that increase hand size


#7

It is pretty annoying early on. Later, you really don’t care much, though it is likely you go to 2-3 cards on successful run. More important is not running last click to be able to shrug the tag. The tag is much worse than the damage.