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Questions about competetive corps


#1

Hiyas just wondering what the good corp decks are right now. I have just started playing again after a long break. Can someone give me a list of what they think are competitive corp deck types and how they match up vs dumble whizz, and any other negative % matchups they may have?

Deck’s I’ve tried that are reasonably good:
bigboy’s asset spam HB- use this regularly but I think it’s lower % vs whizz than other types of HB
FA/glacier hybrid HB- what I use, 1 loss 1 win to whizz out of 2 games, both very close (1 agenda)
sol glacier- seemed inconsistent to me and still does, guessing it matches up badly vs dumble.
CtM- slums keeps it at a bad winrate vs whizz I think
RP/IG prison- tired of using these kinds of decks, curious what their win% vs whizz is, assuming about 2 slums?
PE jinteki- seems to be popular on jinteki.net atm, but not competetive/I suck with it XD
Palana- didnt actually use this but little has changed since I mained it. I’m dubious of it’s ability to combat rumor mill.


#2

Okay, this list might not be exhaustive, rather what my feeling is what the best Corp decks are at the moment:

NBN:

  • There is NEH asset spam. I think a good and popular example of it is Team Turtles Woking
  • Railgun is a thing since Dien’s worlds list. Dave Hoyland seems to be a great fan and came up with the improved D1en is my hero list. I think beyoken published an even newer, updated version somewhere.
  • No matter how much hate gets printed, there are still people winning SCs with CtM, so it seems it’s not dead yet. A current example is TheBigBoy’s Total Disrespect For A-a-ron

Jinteki:

  • As you already mentioned, there is Jinteki prison, mainly RP. I think something like Alcatraz covers the spirit of this sort of deck.
  • Quite similar, but not entirely is Jintiki mill out of PU, although I have the feeling that fell out of fashion a bit. Here Spicy Chicago Meatball can give you an impression.

HB:

  • As always, CI7 is strong deck in the right hands, especially now with VLC. You probably know the basic build, I think a good modern example is this one from Ajar.
  • The other pretty strong HB deck is also a CI deck and also a combo deck, although it plays a bit different: Talking of course about Hasty CI. I’m not overly familiar with this archetype, but this list won a SC, so it should provide a good example.

Aaaand that’s it. There a some more decks that I think are not bad and can win stuff in the hands of skilled players, but what I listed above are the lists I think stand a reasonable chance against both random opponents and highly-competive Whizz/Andy lists. Not saying that you can’t have fun and win games with Sleeper Hold, Jemison FA or Palana Grails, but I don’t they are the bests decks right now.

Remember, this is pretty much my personal opinion - others might disagree.


#3

Thanks for the insights!


#4

I think Sleeper is still pretty good. Its only super bad MU is Faust Whizz, which will kill you unless you get a nut draw and they get a bad one. You can beat pretty much everything else as long as you understand the MU and adjust play accordingly.