Someone in my meta iirc runs 2x Security Testing (and 1-2 Find the Truth + RNG Key) to make money in a lot of matchups, and does quite well with it. Net Mercur functions as a kind of limited Desperado, comboing with SecTest. The downside is it takes up quite a bit of influence, which generally means spending other influence on bare bones. Often even if they ice Archives you can make a profit off one run a turn (and get to peek at the top card of R&D, which even if they have Miraju lets you know what they’re drawing.) It’s especially important against asset spam, which is a nightmare otherwise.
I think Interdiction is critical in Smoke, whether it’s for Ash, Bio Vault, NGO, Batty, miscellaneous assets like Sandburg, or currents like Scarcity of Resources. 2x seems about right since you can wait for the right moment to pop it. I also like having 1x Notoriety to finish games off. A lot of corp decks plan on leaving you at 6 points, whether it’s Azmari with 6 3-pointers, or a deck with 2-pointers and GFI.
If you want single-influence cards, Stimhack, Hunting Grounds, and Turning Wheel are all great value.
Here’s an example build:
Ele “Smoke” Scovak: Cynosure of the Net (Intervention)
3x Diesel (Revised Core Set)
3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
2x Indexing (Revised Core Set)
2x Interdiction (Martial Law)
1x Notoriety (Revised Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Revised Core Set)
2x Astrolabe (Up and Over)
1x Beth Kilrain-Chang (Blood Money)
2x Film Critic (Old Hollywood)
1x Find the Truth (Escalation) ●●●
3x Net Mercur (Escalation)
1x Patron (Salsette Island)
2x Sacrificial Construct (Revised Core Set)
2x Security Testing (Honor and Profit) ●●●●● ●
1x The Turning Wheel (The Liberated Mind) ●
1x Dagger (Creation and Control)
1x Dai V (23 Seconds)
1x Paperclip (Blood Money) ●●●
1x Refractor (First Contact)
1x Cloak (Creation and Control)
1x Clot (The Valley) ●●
1x Misdirection (Martial Law)
1x RNG Key (Down the White Nile)
3x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)
15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)
40 cards (min 40)
Cards up to Down the White Nile
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
All that being said, Pirate Hayley is probably better right now.