I took a deck similar to the whizzard Ice feast to my last 2 tournaments and won the overwhelming majority of my games. The losses I had we to both foodcoats decks, one where I got careless early and took 2 brain damage that limited my breaking power with Faust and a second where I went through over half my deck and didn’t see Faust. The other 12 games I played I managed to to win, though only a few against NEH stand out.
Against NEHFA, I could easily trash anything they installed and kill sansans without serious trouble. D4v1d got me through big ICE and faust got me through saml stuff. Parasite let me kill annoyances like popup windows and rototurret. Turntable let me take a lucky steal from HQ and switch it for an astro with a token, effectively killing the astrochain.
Against a butchershop NEH who quickly scored 2 breaking news, I did medium digs on R&D trashing anything that could be trashed letting me see 6-7 diffrerent cards on my first run and just steal points. I had to make a gut call when he put a guttenberg in front of it to just go tag me and dig as hard as I could. 10 cards later (thanks to whizzard trashing credits extending my meager credit pool), I had won.
The rest of the games area blur mostly coming down to faust and destroying annoying ICE.
Playing the deck has made me appreciate how powerful trashing assets is. It’s always good, and whenever I play whizzard it’s always useful, but whenever I build decks I never swing for scrubber. It’s something I should consider including more often.
Als, Faust is naturally good as well, but I don’t have much to add. The versatility Faust provides to just toss cards to get early game accesses is so strong and forcing the corp to invest so much so quickly in ICE really slows them down and let’s you pick your accesses.
All in all, I kinda want to move away from the deck now that I’ve won a store championship because first I feel like the deck is doing most of the work for me wins and secondly I expect the meta to shift hard to counter it and I want to not be left wondering what to do next when Faust is being teched against.hard. That and I need more practice making/playing runner decks.