I just played in a 24 person tournament today with Leela and I was really impressed with her. The deck I used today is here: http://netrunnerdb.com/en/deck/view/157965
Couple of things to note: I went 4-0 with Leela*, playing against The foundry, RP (looked a lot like Dan’s build), Blue Sun with Hostile takeover and Archer, and Blue Sun with Janis. Other than the first person I played (who was definitely a less experienced/ newer player) all of my opponents were at least competent corp players. The RP player in particular struck me as very solid. I was able to beat them all very convincingly and Leela’s ability was very good and relevant every game.
The deck was a 5 in the morning brew so some of the slots definately need some refining. Before anything else I would cut the Mimic and the Alias for a Garrot and either the 3rd Desperado or the 3rd Legwork. Desperado is just as good as it’s always been, but was cut down to 2 because I really needed room of the ES suite and the large number of breakers. Also, 5 memory isn’t a must like it is in Andy.
The nice thing about the deck was that I felt like it had in built defense to FA strategies (you score that agenda, I’ll Siphon and Leg you to hell and back) so I could gear the deck a lot more towards the glacier match up with the full 3 of ES.
The money was great ( I completely out moneyed Blue sun in one match and stayed even other match).
With the one extra influence I have from cutting Mimic I’d like to try Utopia Shard if I can find the room. It’s like running a free Legwork when their ICE is down, but you can save those accesses for later. It can also randomly break up people’s kill combos. It’s a matter of finding room for it though, since I’m pretty sure you want the 3rd Legwork before you want the Shard.
I did lose a friendly vs NEH with this deck after the tournament, but by my opponent’s own admission, she was very lucky to get Astro-> Astro->Astro-> Breaking news. Leela’s power was clearly frustrating her ability to protect her servers and I was able to take 5-2 lead against her before a series of unlucky accesses gave way to the full fledged Astro train.
The breaker suite involving all the temporary breaker is awesome. I think any Leela deck should start with the following card: 3x Faeries, 3x Rex, 1x Passport, 2x Corroder, 1x whatever other Sentry breaker you think is going to best attack your meta. 2 Special orders was enough given how many breakers I was running. I ran 3 Mr. Li as well and I don’t regret it at all: He was one of the best cards in deck. With so many of your cards as breakers, that filtering goes a long way. This set up lets you get set up very fast and very cheaply
- Went 1-3 Corp Side, was playing a goofy ‘score 7 points in one turn’ CI deck that got mauled on R&D three games in a row.