I’ve been playing a Leela deck for a while with the “standard” 2 Rex and 1 Passport, but with RP and other decks running more code gates than other ice types, I’ve become more concerned with running out of Rex tokens. I started looking at ZU.13 Key Master/Gordian Blade, but influence is tight. So I decided to figure out how Peacock compares to the other common Criminal code gate breakers against the code gate ice I’m seeing most commonly.
My takeaways from looking at this:
- Passport really isn’t all that great (saves 2c on Enigma/Yagura)
- Peacock really isn’t any worse than ZU.13 other than 2c more to install
- Peacock breaking Tollbooth for the same cost as Gordian Blade and Lotus field for only 1 credit more is pretty good.
- Peacock does quite poorly against the multiple subroutine code gates (Enigma/Yagura), and this is where Rex shines
So, I’m wondering if a list using 2 Rex for the small multi-sub code gates and 1 Peacock is a good meta call. Let me know your thoughts. Convince me that Peacock is still bad.