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MaxX archetypes


#1

After a long initiation period into ANR I finally decided it’s time to try my favorite runner, MaxX! I am curious if there is a list of archetypes out there for MaxX, perhaps with some discussion on their strengths and weaknesses?

I came across Eater/Keyhole MaxX, Reg-ass MaxX and Minh MaxX so far.

Thanks in advance for the help!


#2

Looks like you find the main archetypes. Eater/keyhole uses Apocalypse these days, but that’s really the main change.


#3

RA MaxX - Consistent. Very high potential ceiling, but difficult to pilot well. Has some difficulty in the current meta with CVS being popular; I think that might be dropping off, so it may be better in the near future. No real changes since Net-Ready Eyes came out. The best of the three in my opinion.

Eater MaxX - I don’t like Eater as a breaker, high install cost and high breaking costs for many popular ICE. Anti-AI ICE can pose problems. Can potentially lock a corp down and then out with Keyhole, Siphon, Apocalypse, and other cards that give the corp a hard time.

Mihn MaxX - Takes a little while to set-up to safety if the corp can get money early, typically through burst economy. A quick remote play with aggressive agenda pushing can get out points quickly before you can respond. The fastest of all DLR set-ups. If you can control the remote, any non-FA corp will have extreme difficulty winning the game, if they’re even able to.


#4

Don’t forget about the naps!

http://netrunner.meteor.com/decks/WpaSSg4iTew34udQH/


#5

Power Nap MaxX doesn’t have a way to win. It just gets money.


#6

It’s got legs. Certainly not top tier but not the worst either. It’s good in an environment without chronos / blacklist (check) and lacking crisium / caprice (not so much). Etf can be a problem definitely but it’s not autolose by any stretch, there’s a lot of play both ways.


#7

Its win condition is Vamp into Eater/Keyhole. Crisium and Caprice give it problems but if it can land the Vamp I’ve found it wins very often.


#8

Totally forgot about Doubles MaxX, one of my favorite decks! Just re-read this and pretend I said it for my review of Doubles MaxX.


#9

Here’s the thing (not to derail this thread); would feint be good as an include in Maxx decks? Or really any eater/keyhole combo decks? I’ve noticed while playing Maxx that an early Crisium rez on HQ can really screw my game up; is there 3 influence that can be found, or is it just a pipe dream?


#10

Taking out the Apocolypse is not worth it for a situational card. MaxX decks these days have so many lines of play that you can probobly get into HQ if you really concentrate all your resources on it.


#11

also, this street chess MaxX featured on Metropole Grid the other day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHfD57xqS4E

influence is 3x Account Siphon, 1 Levy. So probably most similar to Eater/Keyhole MaxX.


#12

It’s not street unless it’s Exile. That deck uses Wasteland, Pawn, Technichal Writer, Deep Red, and Exiles ability as a draw/Econ engine. So maybe Punk Rock Chess?


#13

where did the “street” in street chess come from? This archetype is before my time & I’ve not see anyone play it.


#14

it was the poor man desperado.

Pawn+sheze+deep red in exil

It was ‘street’ because it was the poor man’s desperado

edit:
I can make an entire argument explaining street chess, but I don’t think that’s what you are here for;) Plenty infamous parks around Europe you can play Chess