My main struggle is still finding the right breaker to supplement Endless Hunger. There are just so many blind spots that it’s tough to pick correctly and nothing sucks worst than losing games to ICE you just cannot break. Some thoughts below.
Mimic — only one influence & is the most efficient available way of dealing with Apex’s archenemy, Architect. But then leaves tons of other problems on the board, most of all Ichi 1 and 2. The HB matchup is already the worst and Mimic does rather little to improve it.
Faust — my preferred option thus far but I’m starting to second guess it. Of our options, it has by far the fewest problem ICE. The main problems are Turing on a central (which you have to click through on a Prey run to get rid of…gross) and Swordsman. But Faust taxes your cards heavily (3 to break Architect hurts) in an ID that’s already eating through its deck. To be at its best, it requires support pieces like Brain Cage and lots of card draw which can be tough to find at the right times.
Overmind — no influence but introduces a card-order problem, you can’t put down Endless Hunger until you’ve installed Overmind. Same blind spots as Faust. Expensive. But on the plus side, the counters aren’t likely to be an issue as everything in Apex is just biding its time 'fore the Apocalypse. Obvious synergy with E3, perhaps in tandem with Always Be Running would solve enough problems to warrant a larger rig and big share of Apex’s influence.
Crypsis — similar to Overmind above but without the card-order problem, except it further slows down an already slow runner. Then again, the virus counters again don’t matter so much if Apocalypse is imminent. Losing Crypsis on one of the 3 central runs is really just losing one facedown.
Has anyone else found a secondary breaker they like a lot? Mimic just has too many blind spots without Datasucker and Faust feels unsustainable as I trash both my grip and rig during runs. I’m considering switching to Overmind or Crypsis, using the freed up influence on money (Lucky Find) and Clone Chip.