Priority Req: Having it get stolen is “a thing”, especially once they figure out that you arent playing all-in-trying-to-kill-you Jinteki, and are actually trying to score agendas in scoring windows. Its much harder to score PriReq than it is to score 3 difficulty agendas, or NAPD/Fetal which come with build in agendas.
When I Celebrity Gift and have to reveal a PriReq, that is a terrible thing. When I reveal NAPD or Fetal, the runner isnt all that excited to try and get it.
When they run R&D or HQ and they find the PriReq, you get ruined. When they find an NAPD/Fetal, it might open up a scoring window now that they are poor/low on cards for a bit!
Finally, more agendas = more damage to the runner.
The only benefit of PriReq is that it saves you deck space,
Sundew was okay, but it did need an additional defended server, for a deck that is low ice and needs to both ice centrals and an agenda remote. Other economy options are very strong. I’m playing Jinteki PE, not RP. If I was RP I would play it for sure, but I’m not.
How I use Rototurret:
EVERYONE plays Faeries. Lots of Faeries. I use the Rototurret to force them to lose the Faerie. This clears the way for Grim and Archer to kill a Corroder/Yog.
Essentially, rezzing a Grim/Archer and having it get Faerie’d is not great. They find a way to shutdown the Grim/Archer and you are in a bad spot. But rezzing a Rototurret and having it get Faerie’d? Fine, its not that expensive.
I’ve considered cutting Neural Katanas, or moving down to 1, becuase of Mimic. I want to be in a situation where if they play Mimic, I’m just like: Fine, it beats my Rotos. It doesnt help against Grim or Archer or anything else! Power Shutdown is very good at killing Datasuckers, so Mimic is actually pretty bad against my big sentries.
Wraparound: Wraparound is the ultimate ‘force a Corroder’ ice, and this deck is good at killing Corroder. It deals damage, possibly killing corroder from the hand. It plays Power Shutdown to kill Corroder, it plays program destroyers to kill Corroder.
You play Wraparound because if you manage to kill a corroder, then its the best ice ever.
Yes, there are a lot of 0 str ice, but thats mostly because I just swapped Yaguras in for Enigmas. It didnt use to be that way. (And Wraparound doesnt actually count as 0. Without a Corroder its str 7, with a Corroder, its strength no lnger matters).
parasite isnt especially great vs Yagura, it costs more than the Yagura. Parasite is good against Rototurret, (but only at instant speed). I havent seen an Atman in months. But if you DO see Atman decks, replace Neural Katanas with Swordsman?
Snare: Snares were good, mostly in that they make the runner lose random things they might need, which can help you get a crippling program trash/shutdown that eliminates their last breaker of a type. I cut them for Caprice, because I had to cut something, and they are kindof expensive. Its possible that Snare really needs to be in there and something else should go. Shock I find better than Snare in this. After a Shutdown, they run archvies, only to suffer damage.