Is Utopia Shard worth considering as a replacement for one Plascrete?
- Utility against decks where you do not fear Scorch/Punitive.
- UT can create doubt if the Scorch player should even invest their creds in the combo with the chance of not pulling it off. UT is probably a poor counter to Scorch/PC since Plascrete is a hard counter, but that’s what we’re here to discuss.
- Costs 1 influence.
- Opportunity cost of a run on HQ to install. It’s a bummer drawing UT late against a deck where you fear Scorch/PC.
Right now I like UT and 1x Plascrete simply because UT isn’t an auto dead draw against non-Weyland like Plascrete is. Yes, HB PC is a thing, but I’ll consider that an exception. The one influence is a small bummer, but I feel like I do get enough utility from UT to justify it.
Just yesterday I had a game against Tennin as Kit where early game they Celeb Gift showing two agendas and some ICE. I then installed UT after a run, my next turn is pop UT, Legwork. I got two agendas from the Legwork and they lost two ICE they needed. They ended up using a Reclamation order to bring back the Lotus Field they had discarded.