On something of a lark I was convinced to take two red decks to the Seattle Regionals and see how it turned out.
We had a huge turnout of 78 players, and had several large out of town groups show up from Portland and Canada. I ended up third seed in swiss, and was in the Top 8 after elimination rounds. We had 6 rounds of Swiss leading into a top 16 double elimination bracket. By the time I left, I had played 17 games of Netrunner over 12.5 hours.
My corp deck went undefeated all day, but alas, poor Whizzard was just not quite up to the challenge.
Jinteki: Replicating Perfection (Trace Amount)
- 3x Jackson Howard (Opening Moves) •••
- 3x Mental Health Clinic (Honor and Profit)
- 1x PAD Campaign (Core Set)
- 3x Sundew (Mala Tempora)
Code Gate (4)
- 3x Komainu (Honor and Profit)
- 3x Pup (Honor and Profit)
- 1x Shadow (Core Set) •
- 3x Tsurugi (True Colors)
15 influence spent (max 15)
21 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Honor and Profit
This Replicating Perfection deck is just a slight modification of a list given to me by @mediohxcore and posted in his StimHack Glacier Article. It put up a dominating performance all day, went undefeated, and beat several players that later went on into the Top 8. Overall I was incredibly happy with it’s performance, and think that this deck is definitely top tier.
Whizzard: Master Gamer (What Lies Ahead)
- 3x Diesel (Core Set) ••••• •
- 3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
- 1x Déjà Vu (Core Set)
- 2x Lucky Find (Double Time) ••••
- 2x Quality Time (Humanity’s Shadow) ••
- 3x Retrieval Run (Future Proof)
- 3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
- 2x Vamp (Trace Amount)
- 1x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
- 2x Kati Jones (Humanity’s Shadow)
- 3x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)
- 2x Corroder (Core Set)
- 3x Femme Fatale (Core Set) •••
- 1x Morning Star (What Lies Ahead)
- 2x Yog.0 (Core Set)
15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Double Time
This janky list is similar to something that @asroybal, @Genestealers and I experimented with on Stream to good success. Unfortunately, it ran into serious consistency issues during my games. I had several games where I did not draw the Prepaids until they far too late to make a difference. Additionally, the greedy lack of Plascrete bit me in the ass twice against Weyland in games that would have been pretty easy victories otherwise.
Whizzard is definitely worse than Andromeda currently, but if I were to take Whizzard to another tournament I would change this list drastically (not the least of which is to add Plascrete). I think that the Retrieval Run plan while fun, is terrible in a tournament setting. By the time you get to elimination rounds, your deck is probably at least somewhat known, especially if you play against people who you had previously played against during the Swiss rounds. I would also hastily cut the Prepaids. Anarchs already have huge consistency issues with their inability to tutor the needed breakers, adding extra economic uncertainty was simply a bad idea.
While I was able to go 4 and 2 with Whizzard in the Swiss rounds, he struggled all day. I have certainly gotten the itch to play Whizzard out of my system for quite a while.