Ever since I started playing netrunner, I've felt myself drawn to the ways of the Fisk. But recently thats started to feel less like a bad idea, after the release of Find the Truth and Equivocation, which are not only excellent Fisk cards, but lead to a super fun style of play. Lets go !
The Archives Attack
This is the classic fisk playstyle of using Fisk Investment Seminar and Fisks own draw, to fill up HQ too fast for the corp, leading to agendas overflowing to archieves. The addition of Equivocation, speeds this up even faster. Jackson Howard obviously counters this, but he can only do so three times. With Levy you can play FIS 6 times ! Don't want to deal with jackson, use the variant deck with Hades Shard instead !
The R&D attack
The dream situation is a Find the Truth out, an Equivocation installed, and enough credits to access R&D every turn. This gives amazing R&D controll, it digs 3 cards deep for agendas, but ignores traps in the top two cards, and puts 2 cards in HQ like a mini FIS. The only disadvantages are that you can't score multiple agendas in one run and the digging stops if you score one. In Fisk this is both better and cheaper than two RDI.
The HQ attack
So...you've added lots of cards to your opponents HQ. They either put them in archieves and leave them there (Great), or recyle them into R&D (Lets dig for them), or they are sitting in HQ. So lets get them from HQ. The Gauntlet is the star of the show here, either HQ is weakly defended so you can check it easily, or if its got multiple ice protecting it, your accesses go up. With Legwork and the Gauntlet you can easily see all of HQ. Info sifting when they have 10 cards in hand is also very fun. An additional note, both Find the Truth and Fisk trigger on HQ access, so you can see if the top card is an agenda, then move it into HQ before the multiaccess !
The Back Up Plan
The other great thing about Find the truth is that it allows targeted runs. If the central serves are getting too expensive for you. Running a remote click 1 is a great play. Lets you see if its worth paying to get into R&D this turn. If not money up for the next turn or blockade runner for cards you want. With Sec testing/Temujin/Dirty Laundry, this R&D spying run can be made very profitable, leaving you rich enough to go in and get what you want!
Strong pressure on HQ and R&D in additon to managing the risk of being milled make for a super fun deck to pilot. A Targeted strike with Find the truth help seal the final points.
Why central breakers ? They help keep your focus where it should be and are cheap to install, you can swap with birds if you like but I found it slowed the deck down.
But find the truth reveals cards? Its less of a disadvantage than you think, the only cards the reveal effects in a big way are inside job and account siphon. If they defend HQ more after seeing you draw siphon, thats fine, you just run R&D. Inside job tends to be an economy card rather than a surpise but if you keep it in hand long enough it can be forgoten about.
Other cards to think about ?
Blockade runner is crazy good. It let me swap from Logos to Gauntlet, and can find you your good cards very quick. Find the Truth and Blockade runner are what you want to mulligan for.
Tapwrm is even better than usual in fisk as a purge turn is a cards build up in hands turn.
Any bad match-ups ?
For the old version of this deck, combo kill was bad, as you accelerate it. But the release of On the Lam helps with that a lot. And you often hit R&D enough to trash Boom. You can probably find room for Aarron Marron too, if that bothers you.
The Levy ?
I like the levy as recurring fisk investment seminars and legworks and economy is great. It also helps alot against damage decks in ensuring that you keep the mill pressure on the corp rather than yourself.
Think you don't need it ? A good use for the influence would be Hades Shard, Employee Strike and Freedom through Equality.
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