This is a modified PPVP Kate build that I have been working on, and so far it has performed very well against a wide range of corp archetypes. It has the same strong burst economy as any PPVP Kate build but now, with more tools.
Kate "Mac" McCaffrey: Digital Tinker (Core Set)
3x Diesel (Core Set)
3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
1x Legwork (Honor and Profit) ••
1x Levy AR Lab Access (Creation and Control)
3x Lucky Find (Double Time) ••••• •
2x Quality Time (Humanity's Shadow)
2x Scavenge (Creation and Control)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
1x Test Run (Cyber Exodus)
2x Trade-In (Up and Over)
1x e3 Feedback Implants (Trace Amount) ••
1x Feedback Filter (Creation and Control)
1x Plascrete Carapace (What Lies Ahead)
3x Prepaid VoicePAD (Second Thoughts)
2x R&D Interface (Future Proof)
3x Rabbit Hole (Core Set)
2x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)
3x Underworld Contact (A Study in Static)
1x Atman (Creation and Control)
1x Mimic (Core Set) •
1x Snowball (Trace Amount)
1x ZU.13 Key Master (What Lies Ahead)
1x D4v1d (The Spaces Between) ••••
3x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)
15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Up and Over
Deck built on http://netrunnerdb.com.
Key Deck Concepts:
- PPVP burst economy and Underworld Contact for drip economy.
- Trade-In to find answers against different types of corp decks (Plascrete, Feedback Filter, E3 and R&D Interface).
- Rabbit Hole as the Trade-In fodder to save clicks for finding and installing them all.
- Very strong ice breaker suite (D4v1d/E3 for 5+ str ice, Atman for 4 str ice, and Mimic/Snowball/ZU for 3 str ice and under).
All in all, this deck definitely doesn’t have the explosive aggression at the start of the game like a standard PPVP Kate build. However, the ability to pull out answers against corps and the ice breaking power it has after you bring out your ice breaker suite is definitely worth the trade off. Sometimes, you have to play smart by not playing the stuff you don’t need.
Any comments and suggestions are welcome!