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The Old Witch - Lady Baba Yaga Thread


#1

I currently have two Baba Yaga decks that I think are fit to test. Would love to start a discussion of what others are doing.

Baba Andy

Andromeda: Dispossessed Ristie (Humanity’s Shadow)

Event (17)
1x “Freedom Through Equality” (Democracy and Dogma)
3x Account Siphon (Core Set)
3x Career Fair (Breaker Bay)
3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
1x Legwork (Honor and Profit)
3x Special Order (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)

Hardware (4)
3x Desperado (Core Set) [color=#4169E1]★★★[/color]
1x Plascrete Carapace (What Lies Ahead)

Resource (17)
2x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
3x Earthrise Hotel (The Source)
3x Ghost Runner (The Spaces Between)
1x Net Mercur i[/i] [color=#32CD32]●●●[/color]
2x New Angeles City Hall (Future Proof)
3x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)
3x Temüjin Contract (Blood Money)

Icebreaker (6)
1x Baba Yaga (Martial Law) [color=#708090]●●[/color]
3x Faerie (Future Proof)
1x Houdini i[/i] [color=#32CD32]●●●[/color]
1x Inti (Creation and Control) [color=#32CD32]●[/color]

Program (1)
1x Medium (Core Set) [color=#FF4500]●●●[/color]
12 influence spent (max 15-3★=12, available 0)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Martial Law

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.


Kate the Fair and Baba Yaga

Kate “Mac” McCaffrey: Digital Tinker (Core Set)

Event (14)
1x “Freedom Through Equality” (Democracy and Dogma)
2x Career Fair (Breaker Bay) [color=#4169E1]●●[/color]
3x Diesel (Core Set)
2x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
2x Modded (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
1x The Maker’s Eye (Core Set)

Hardware (6)
2x Astrolabe (Up and Over)
2x Clone Chip (Creation and Control) [color=#32CD32]★★[/color]
2x R&D Interface (Future Proof)

Resource (14)
3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
1x Film Critic (Old Hollywood)
2x Ghost Runner (The Spaces Between)
1x Kati Jones (Humanity’s Shadow)
2x Net Mercur i[/i]
2x New Angeles City Hall (Future Proof)
3x Professional Contacts (Creation and Control)

Icebreaker (7)
3x Baba Yaga (Martial Law) [color=#708090]●●●●● ●[/color]
1x Faerie (Future Proof) [color=#4169E1]●●●[/color]
1x Houdini i[/i]
1x Inti (Creation and Control)
1x Sharpshooter (True Colors)

Program (4)
1x Clot (The Valley) [color=#FF4500]●●[/color]
3x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)
13 influence spent (max 15-2★=13, available 0)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Martial Law

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.


#2

The Baba decks I’ve fought against so far use Breach, Yog and Faerie.


#3

Baba Andy

Andromeda: Dispossessed Ristie (Humanity’s Shadow)

Event (19)
1x “Freedom Through Equality” (Democracy and Dogma)
3x Account Siphon (Core Set)
3x Career Fair (Breaker Bay)
3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
2x Inside Job (Core Set)
1x Legwork (Honor and Profit)
3x Special Order (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)

Hardware (4)
3x Desperado (Core Set)
1x Plascrete Carapace (What Lies Ahead)

Resource (13)
3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
3x Earthrise Hotel (The Source)
1x Sacrificial Construct (Core Set) [color=#32CD32]●[/color]
3x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)
3x Temüjin Contract (Blood Money)

Icebreaker (8)
3x Baba Yaga (Martial Law) [color=#708090]●●●●● ●[/color]
1x Breach (Honor and Profit)
3x Faerie (Future Proof)
1x Yog.0 (Core Set) [color=#FF4500]●[/color]

Program (1)
1x Medium (Core Set) [color=#FF4500]●●●[/color]
11 influence spent (max 15, available 4)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Martial Law

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.

Like this @Waltzard?


#4

Wow I hadn’t seen Breach mentioned. Seems like a great fit


#5

Breach’s boost is pretty nice, kind of a bummer against single sub barriers but you’re already invested in a ton of set up, gear checks are going to suck either way. If you’re doing this in Crim I think 3x Baba Yaga is a necessity given the order independence (you need to draw & play BY before breakers).


#6

I broke a fairchild 3.0 for 3 credits today. It felt good. Ichi for 2.


#7

I’m going to test the faerie-houdini-inti rig. Don’t really see why you’d want Sharpshooter in there - sure, 1 for 2 is good, but it’s not a very big improvement on Houdini (2 for 4 for the run), which you run for decoder anyway.

You naturally want clone chip and sacrificial construct in a Baba deck (Scavenge too so you don’t have to wait for Baba if you don’t want to), so a Flight of Faeries build is already sorta in the deck. Early aggression with Faerie and Inti, and transition it to Baba if the corp ices up.


#8

No Smoke? =)

Seems pretty playable! Any setup that beats Fairchild 3.0 or Data Tracker cheap is really nice.


#9

Well seeing I’m one of the people you played against, here is my list based off of @CodeMarvelous Rich Girl:

Baba Girl Andy

Andromeda: Dispossessed Ristie (Humanity’s Shadow)

Event (17)
3x Account Siphon (Core Set)
2x Career Fair (Breaker Bay)
3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
2x Employee Strike (Data and Destiny) [color=#708090]●●[/color]
1x Inside Job (Core Set)
1x Legwork (Honor and Profit)
2x Special Order (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)

Hardware (5)
3x Desperado (Core Set) [color=#4169E1]★★★[/color]
2x R&D Interface (Future Proof) [color=#32CD32]●●●●[/color]

Resource (14)
2x Bank Job (Core Set)
3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
3x Earthrise Hotel (The Source)
1x Political Operative (Democracy and Dogma)
2x Security Testing (Honor and Profit)
3x Temüjin Contract (Blood Money)

Icebreaker (9)
2x Baba Yaga (Martial Law) [color=#708090]●●●●[/color]
2x Breach (Honor and Profit)
3x Faerie (Future Proof)
1x Peacock (What Lies Ahead)
1x Yog.0 (Core Set) [color=#FF4500]★●[/color]
11 influence spent (max 15-4★=11, available 0)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Martial Law

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.


#10

I mean, I’m not some kind of expert on the subject. I was just saying that was what the decks I’d faced used.

Looking at this deck, though, it feels like you could lose 1 or 2 of the Faeries? like, they are supposed to be used on the baba, and you have 3 Special Orders. It feels like the extra faeries are going to get drawn after the Baba is already faerie up a lot. I guess they are swordsman insurance, since you don’t want to use the faerie that is part of the baba and trash it?


#11

Here’s a test list for Hayley Baba. Doubt it’s better than Andy, as usual, and probably has memory issues, and may not even need both Babas. What can I say? I love Hayley. And Cold Read.

Baba Blackhat

Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar (Breaker Bay)

Event (13)
3x Cold Read (Martial Law)
3x Diesel (Core Set)
1x Levy AR Lab Access (Creation and Control)
3x Quality Time (Humanity’s Shadow)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)

Hardware (7)
2x Astrolabe (Up and Over)
3x Clone Chip (Creation and Control) [color=#32CD32]★★★[/color]
2x R&D Interface (Future Proof)

Resource (11)
3x Aesop’s Pawnshop (Core Set)
1x Artist Colony (Kala Ghoda)
3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
1x Film Critic (Old Hollywood)
2x New Angeles City Hall (Future Proof)
1x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)

Icebreaker (7)
2x Baba Yaga (Martial Law) [color=#708090]●●●●[/color]
1x Faerie (Future Proof) [color=#4169E1]●●●[/color]
1x Inti (Creation and Control)
2x Sharpshooter (True Colors)
1x ZU.13 Key Master (What Lies Ahead)

Program (7)
3x Cache (The Spaces Between) [color=#4169E1]●●●[/color]
1x Clot (The Valley) [color=#FF4500]●●[/color]
3x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)
12 influence spent (max 15-3★=12, available 0)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Martial Law

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.


#12

After watching CodeMarvelous’ stream, I would say recursion, breaker redundency, or some kind of hard rig protection is essential. The game he lost to Enforcing Loyalty was especially brutal. You don’t want to run 1x of all your breakers if you cannot recur them.


#13

I would say, even with breaker redundancy you have to pack things like Sac Con for Baba Yaga to work.

Which means it is best in green right now, or in a weird Crim build that has Retrieval Run or Sac Con (faerie at 0 and passport at 1 are huge targets).

Which is odd, because while it does increase the efficiency of Stealth, it is largely unnecessary.

Probably needs a closer look. I am sure there is a build in there that can weather the batty and trash threat and bring the pain.


#14

I’ve been testing out Baba Yaga in The Professor. Definite jank territory, and far from optimal, but I’m having a lot of fun. Here’s the list:

The Professor: Keeper of Knowledge (Creation and Control)

Event (20)
1x Rebirth (The Liberated Mind) •
2x Interdiction (Martial Law)
3x Diesel (Core Set)
3x Modded (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
1x Test Run (Cyber Exodus)
1x Freelance Coding Contract (Creation and Control)
1x Scavenge (Creation and Control)
2x Levy AR Lab Access (Creation and Control)
3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)

Hardware (7)
2x NetChip (Business First)
2x R&D Interface (Future Proof)
3x Clone Chip (Creation and Control)

Resource (4)
1x Beth Kilrain-Chang (Blood Money)
2x Sacrificial Construct (Core Set)
1x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)

Icebreaker (9)
1x Baba Yaga (Martial Law)
1x Yog.0 (Core Set)
1x Gordian Blade (Core Set)
1x Deus X (A Study in Static)
1x Faerie (Future Proof)
1x Breach (Honor and Profit)
1x Cerberus “Cuj.0” H3 (All That Remains)
2x Cerberus “Lady” H1 (All That Remains)

Program (8)
1x Equivocation (Martial Law)
1x Medium (Core Set)
1x Sneakdoor Beta (Core Set)
1x Imp (What Lies Ahead)
2x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)
1x D4v1d (The Spaces Between)
1x Clot (The Valley)

1 influence spent (maximum 1)
48 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Martial Law

Beyond the new icebreaker, I’m really enjoying Rebirthing into Kate early and being able to put on the pressure with a dynamic rig. Yaga has only been a part of some of my games, I’ve played a lot of kill decks in testing, so no definite opinion on it yet. It’s a lot of set-up to get it rolling and econ is an obvious issue. Usually, I don’t rush to get the Yaga combo set up, I just apply pressure where needed and wind up playing a pretty fun game with a smorgasbord of programs with plenty of recursion. I know there’s tons of room for improvement here (I usually detest 45+ card Runner decks, but with the amount of kill I’ve faced, it hasn’t been a burden thus far) and I welcome any constructive criticism.


#15

I would look to some of the old Professor builds with Baba. I really like the idea of a professor build where you just install and cycle your breakers/programs and cherry pick the best stuff for your baba yaga.

Also, check out Professor with Reaver and Aesop’s + Pro Co. The engine is actually pretty solid if you pack Sahasraras. Especially since you can clone chip stuff on corps turn to get an additional reaver trigger.


#16

Could be terrible, but my 5 minute idea to rehash pre-spags pitchfork (faeriefork?), with baba yaga. I don’t even know if I’ve thought about this enough.

https://netrunnerdb.com/en/deck/view/833297 Dumb?


#17

The Stealth one I saw the IceIceHedgeFund guy playing on YouTube looked the best so far.


#18

This has been good. Tech cards can be swapped around, but I like the econ package.

Witch’s Brew

Ele “Smoke” Scovak: Cynosure of the Net

Event (8)
2x Career Fair ●●
3x Diesel
3x Sure Gamble

Hardware (6)
2x Astrolabe
2x Clone Chip ★★
2x R&D Interface

Resource (17)
1x Beth Kilrain-Chang
1x Citadel Sanctuary
3x Daily Casts
1x Film Critic
2x Kati Jones
2x Net Mercur
3x Professional Contacts
2x Sacrificial Construct
2x Temüjin Contract ●●●●

Icebreaker (5)
2x Baba Yaga ●●●●
1x Faerie ●●●
1x Houdini
1x Inti

Program (4)
1x Paricia
3x Self-modifying Code

13 influence spent (max 15-2★=13, available 0)
40 cards (min 40)


#19

this is the best fit imo. i’m actually thinking of using this in crim with the cloud breakers (and other normal crim shenanigans) as support

SacConstruct seems like a mandatory include, and Geist works well with the other breakers, so that’s the direction i’m going.

Yaga is really an endgame rig, and it needs some upfront pressure in the deck to help it out imo


#20

The thing that makes me most sad is looking thru all these lists with sac con and no clot. Permaclot is still good.