I got such great feedback on my Silhouette’s Aquarium decklist that I decided to toss up the Corp deck I’m currently playing/tinkering with. To be totally honest, I found this on NetrunnerDB, but have modified it for the current card pool and for my local meta.
Spark - I H8 Ads!
Spark Agency: Worldswide Reach (Data and Destiny)
- 1x 15 Minutes (Data and Destiny)
- 3x AR-Enhanced Security (Crimson Dust)
- 3x Global Food Initiative (Data and Destiny) ●●●
- 3x Project Beale (Revised Core Set)
- 1x TGTBT (True Colors)
- 3x Launch Campaign (Data and Destiny)
- 3x Marilyn Campaign (Terminal Directive) ●●●
- 3x PAD Campaign (Revised Core Set)
- 2x Ash 2X3ZB9CY (What Lies Ahead) ●●●●
- 3x Product Placement (The Universe of Tomorrow)
- 1x Red Herrings (Revised Core Set)
- 3x Biased Reporting (Free Mars)
- 1x Closed Accounts (Revised Core Set)
- 1x Preemptive Action (Intervention)
- 3x Service Outage (Escalation)
Code Gate (6)
15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Revised Core Set
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
I’d tried a Spark deck before, but never really took to it. A big part of that was because I was simply rezzing my advertisements at the end of the Runner’s turn. That is not how you’re meant to play the ID. It took this deck to really show me how mean Spark can be.
The correct way to play is to rez one of the 12 advertisements right before you think the Runner is going to play something important. Did they just click up to 5c? Rez an ad so they can’t play Sure Gamble. It does take a bit of educated guess work, and you do need to pay attention to the runner’s credit pool.
The deck love, love, loves Service Outage. With that on the table I am often able to dictate when my opponent can make runs, or even deny them runs altogether. Plus it turns News Hound into a fairly cheap ETR ICE.
Tithonium is because I see a lot of Switchblades in my meta, and those run through Archer like a knife through butter. Feed Tithonium a scored 15 Minutes or an AR-Enhanced Security to save your credits, often killing a Hunting Grounds or Film Critic to boot.
Speaking of AR-Enhanced Security, I was unimpressed when I first saw it, but holy cow! Score one or two of those and the runner really sweats over whether they should trash your ads or not. I’m not packing anything to threaten a flatline, but I can sometimes kill a pesky resource or land a Closed Accounts if they don’t shake the tags.
I lamented the loss of Sweeps Week, until I found Biased Reporting. Money that isn’t in the runner’s credit pool, like from Ghost Runner or Armitage Codebusting, can’t be touched with Spark’s ability. But with Biased Reporting you can rake in the credits due to all the resources on the other side of the table.