Thought id get a val thread going as there doesn’t seem to be an active one.
From play testing im finding the combination of valencia, desperado and street peddler to be crazy. Being able to install a desperado off a street peddler before the run is successful and get the credit back means you get to install desperado for free (1c from bad pub, 1c discount from peddler, desperado credit). Installing daily casts for 1c mid run is great too, i think peddler works with val in so many ways - both overcoming the 50 card deck size and making solid use of the bad pub.
Ever since reading Alex’s Grim Feast Valencia deck tech article, iv been really captured by the idea of a deck that can “run every click”. I think valencia is definitely the runner for this, Quetzal coming a close second if not joint first, but val is the ID iv been exploring more. I’m not a massive fan of eater/keyhole, so i’ve been playing with reg breakers. I can’t seem to get behind NRE, although i understand the math and why its good. It’s the inf i think, and in that respect i’m preferring desperado to NRE.
I’ve gone through a few iterations so far, mostly trying to overcome some questions certain ICE posed, as well as the MU issue inherent from using desperado and still wanting good stuff anarch viruses (#slotthestrips).
I don’t think its optimal, but here’s a draft version i’m trying at the minute, thoughts and criticisms welcome.
Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe (Order and Chaos)
- 3x Blackmail (Fear and Loathing)
- 3x I’ve Had Worse (Order and Chaos)
- 3x Inject (Up and Over)
- 3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
- 3x Clone Chip (Creation and Control) ••••• •
- 3x Desperado (Core Set) ••••• ••••
- 1x MemStrips (Order and Chaos)
- 3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
- 2x Earthrise Hotel (The Source)
- 2x Kati Jones (Humanity’s Shadow)
- 3x Liberated Account (Trace Amount)
- 3x Street Peddler (The Underway)
15 influence spent (max 15)
50 cards (min 50)
Cards up to The Underway
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.