One really important question to ask yourself if you are playing Silhouette, IMO, is:
Am I playing this ID because I really want the ability?
Am I playing this ID because I want to jank it up and picking a non-standard ID is the best way to do that?
Am I playing this ID because it’s fun to expose stuff?
I think it’s fine no matter what your answer to those questions are, but it’s important to know what you are going for.
The reason I bring this up is that Silhouette can reasonably support a very standard Criminal deck. You can take most Andy lists, shave a few cards, and have a good Silhouette deck. You could also play the deck out of Gabe.
Then the question is:
Is my Good Stuff Andy list better or worse than my Good Stuff Sil list?
If you are just playing Silhouette to play Silhouette, the answer to the question doesn’t matter. But if you are trying to really justify playing Silhouette, the answer is important, and I don’t think Silhouette can compare to Andy.
I don’t mean to be dismissive of your list, @FightingWalloon, but at the same time I’m not sure it wouldn’t be better out of Andy, even though it looks really, really solid!
But there are justifications to be playing Silhouette. A non-exhaustive list:
- As mentioned by @Lttlefoot and also reflected in this very nice list which technically won a regionals, Silhouette powers up Blackmail to make sure you aren’t Blackmailing into bad servers.
- Similarly, Silhouette powers up the less powerful Quest Completed.
- As @Dragar mentioned, Silhouette makes High-Stakes Job easier to land.
- Silhouette gives you an on-demand source of expose effects, which powers up Blackguard (as well as the Blackguard + Run Amok combo mentioned above)
Of course, Silhouette is also powered up by things outside of deck construction, such as how much of your meta is playing Mushin No Shin.
I don’t want to fall into the trap of building too much around the ID and ignoring just solid deck construction, but can anyone think of other cards and strategies that Silhouette can lend a hand to?
I feel like some combination of these cards is the main way to get Silhouette out of the binder.