Uncorrodable Custom Biotics

hey all, going to preface this by saying I do not consider myself a deckbuilder. that said, I have been having lots of fun and success with Uncorrodable GRNDL, after learning to pilot it from the esteemed Chris M’s YouTube. I had the idea to transfer the deck to Custom Biotics. I have played 3 games so far today, with 3 victories. 1 versus Noise Cache (agenda), and 2 versus Sneakdoor Iain (one flatline, one agenda). So far I am liking how the model translates to HB/Custom Biotics. All feedback welcome. I can’t wait to test this some more over the coming days.

One thing that may need explanation: I am running Project Ares because it’s such a badass card and I think this deck provides extended windows for over-advancing. Against Iain I got one off for 4 (granted, it’s Iain, but it was still fulfilling). There isn’t much ICE, so I don’t think ABT is the way to go. I could go with NAPD but Uncorrodable (in my limited experience) is generally not taxing the Runner; they either get in, or they don’t. For this deck, I’d rather have Ares with the option to occasionally further cripple the Runner.

It should be obvious that Eli is undesirable here, as we do not want the Runner getting through Barriers without an Icebreaker.

As with any Uncorrodable, I imagine games against Shapers will be the most difficult, but as far as I can tell there’s not much to do about that. I also do not look forward to playing versus Quetzal with any Uncorrodable variant.

Whether this deck has any advantage over GRNDL Uncorrodable, I can’t say. I am inclined to say no, except maybe on the economy side. Weyland/GRNDL definitely has better agenda options for this style of deck.

###[Uncorrodable CB 1.0][1] (49 cards)

  • [Custom Biotics: Engineered for Success][2]

Agenda (9)

  • 1 [Eden Fragment][3]
  • 1 [Efficiency Committee][4]
  • 1 [Priority Requisition][5]
  • 3 [Project Ares][6]
  • 3 [Project Vitruvius][7]

Asset (7)

  • 3 [Eve Campaign][8]
  • 3 [Jackson Howard][9] •••
  • 1 [Melange Mining Corp][10]

Upgrade (3)

  • 3 [Will-o’-the-Wisp][11]

Operation (17)

  • 1 [Enhanced Login Protocol][12]
  • 3 [Green Level Clearance][13]
  • 3 [Hedge Fund][14]
  • 3 [Interns][15]
  • 3 [Power Shutdown][16] ••••• •
  • 1 [Scorched Earth][17] ••••
  • 3 [Successful Demonstration][18]

Barrier (11)

  • 3 [Bastion][19]
  • 2 [Ice Wall][20] ••
  • 3 [Wall of Static][21]
  • 3 [Wraparound][22] •••

Sentry (2)

  • 2 [Data Raven][23] ••••

Built with [http://netrunner.meteor.com/][24]
[1]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/decks/XJkwJPBCJD9nGpLhT
[2]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/custom-biotics-engineered-for-success-creation-and-control
[3]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/eden-fragment-the-spaces-between
[4]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/efficiency-committee-creation-and-control
[5]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/priority-requisition-core
[6]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/project-ares-opening-moves
[7]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/project-vitruvius-cyber-exodus
[8]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/eve-campaign-humanitys-shadow
[9]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/jackson-howard-opening-moves
[10]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/melange-mining-corp-core
[11]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/will-o-the-wisp-the-spaces-between
[12]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/enhanced-login-protocol-the-spaces-between
[13]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/green-level-clearance-a-study-in-static
[14]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/hedge-fund-core
[15]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/interns-mala-tempora
[16]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/power-shutdown-mala-tempora
[17]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/scorched-earth-core
[18]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/successful-demonstration-creation-and-control
[19]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/bastion-creation-and-control
[20]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/ice-wall-core
[21]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/wall-of-static-core
[22]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/wraparound-fear-and-loathing
[23]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/data-raven-core
[24]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/decks/XJkwJPBCJD9nGpLhT

No Aggressive Secretary?

Not too interested in playing the bluff game in Uncorrodable. IMO things like AggSec and Overwriter would be wastes of your windows. Sometimes it is valuable to bluff drip or Jackson as an agenda, installing it behind ICE, but only to enable a Shutdown or Wisp.

The lack of Roto or any destroyers may seem odd, but from all my games with the original I rarely find them worthwhile. Roto may help versus Shapers/Test Run, but that’s about it. I would never run Grim in this build. Then again, it’s so early to say!

Perhaps Chronos Project could help against Shapers?

You are susceptible to a barrier breaker. Only one breaker necessary to run your remote - corroder.

I would swap out 1-2 of the bastions for mother goddess. You might be able to get them as an untyped breaker.

You only have one card to punish tags - might it be worth it to put in snoop (or data hound I suppose) to trash fracters?

Finally, what do you think of saving 2 inf and replacing ice wall with chimera? combos well with mother…

i think the point of the deck is that you run mostly barriers, and then use Will-o-the-wisp to send their barrier breaker(corroder) back to the stack so they can’t break any ice.

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Agreed. But the plan fails any time they have an AI and a barrier. Or use Quetzal.

My suggestions (snoop) allows you to kill a fracter in ice.
And mother functions no type - in which case the only thing that breaks is an AI - which you kill with willo.

Plus willo fails pretty hard against shaper recursion…

I think my main problem with this list is you can almost take it verbatim (you have to replace Eve with GRNDL refinery which might be a better fit anyway) and put it in Weyland, where you get better agendas. An HB deck with no Roto, NeXt or Bioroid ICE seems a bit perverse.

That’s in fact my problem with most Custom Biotics decks. You (slightly worse than) blank your identity to play a Weyland or NBN deck with purple agendas (and free Biotics).

Midseasons/Psychographics is interesting, because HB econ is marginally better than NBN econ and Psycographics for a medium sized Ares or Vitruvius is game winning, and it’s somewhat unexpected.

Snoop in this sort of deck is a good call.

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I was considering both Scoop and Chimera. In the end, I wanted those slots for something else. I am pretty comfortable with the numbers in the ICE, and there’s nothing else I would really want to cut, but I definitely need to experiment with Snoop.

As I said before, Shutdown/Wisp ‘fails pretty hard against shaper recursion,’ but I’m not sure what can be done about that. Some destroyers would help, but against anything else they aren’t really worthwhile.

I hear ya, @MasterAir.

I’ve got to say I’m decidedly unimpressed with the archetype overall. Granted, my practice with the thing is limited, but given the prevalence of clone chip even outside of shaper decks, as well as the myriad other breaker options that aren’t exactly uncommon (Atman, Knight, OM, David…),it feels really gimmicky, and not in a good way. Perhaps imprecise is a better word. I never felt like the means available to me to bury the breaker were reliable enough, and that even if I did get things set up, there were redundancies close at hand that made it a moot point.

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As for Uncorrodable GRNDL, I’d say it’s definitely a tier 2 deck if piloted correctly, but no weaker. Testing this CB version confirmed my suspicions that it isn’t any better than the original. I wouldn’t write off Uncorrodable, though.