While at work today I sat ruminating about how one would ever use Windfall effectively. The obvious target being Monolith I tried to work out the best way to set that up. It turns out with 7 deck slots, 3 influence and an empty deck Shapers can have the following turn:
Click 1: Use Trope with 3 Counters shuffling three Monolith back into the deck.
Click 2, 3, 4: Windfall for 54 Credits
Click 5 Bonus if you Slot Comet: Vamp / Run / Levy
Now 54 credits is more than most decks make in a standard game so rushing down the deck size seems to be a valid option. The tricky part is having to drop Trope perfectly 3 turns before your deck is empty.
I'm not sure the best fit for this combo but this seemed to fit pretty well into the CT Oracle May big rig shell, which already has a good amount of money. In order to utilize the dead draws from Monolith and maintain early pressure while the deck sets up, I added Faust which seemed awesome in the test games I played so far. I added Drug Dealer to burn the deck quickly and to utilize cash overflow after Levy, which may be a bad call with Vamp also in the deck.
Windfall MOAR LIKE WINALL
Chaos Theory: Wünderkind (Cyber Exodus)
3x Diesel (Core Set)
1x Indexing (Future Proof)
2x Levy AR Lab Access (Creation and Control)
2x Lucky Find (Double Time) ]••••
3x Power Nap (Double Time)
2x Quality Time (Humanity's Shadow)
2x Scavenge (Creation and Control)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
2x Test Run (Cyber Exodus)
2x The Maker's Eye (Core Set)
1x Vamp (Trace Amount) [color=#FF4500]••
3x Windfall (Data and Destiny)
2x Comet (Breaker Bay)
3x Monolith (Creation and Control)
3x Drug Dealer (Old Hollywood) [color=#4169E1]•••
1x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)
1x Battering Ram (Core Set)
1x Faust (The Underway) [color=#FF4500]••
1x Femme Fatale (Core Set) [color=#4169E1]•
1x Torch (Mala Tempora)
1x Trope (Old Hollywood) [color=#FF4500]•••
15 influence spent (max 15)
40 cards (min 40)
Cards up to Data and Destiny
Decklist published on NetrunnerDB.
So deck building geniuses of Stimhack: Is this worth the set up and deck slots?
What other avenues can we explore with this late game cash injection?
Will Monolith/Windfall go undefeated at Worlds ushering in a corp metagame involving 3x Blacklist 2x Chronos project?!?
At the very least you have to give me some credit for making 3x Monolith look appealing
P.S. Alternate Comborific Deck:
Bagbiter Click 1
Use Trope Click 2
Windfall Click 3-5 (Comet)
Gameday now reads "Your Stack is now your Grip"