Highway Robbery (Matrix DDM) - 1st at Philly Regional

saetzero 1691

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Custom made that gif just for you guys. From a song I'm diggin hard these days. Took all of 1 google search and 20 seconds. The look he gives just oozes a 'What the fuck is this' to me... how appropriate... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwGbiygPD8)

This is the runner deck I piloted to win Philly regionals.

Path to Victory:

-BYE from SC win
-Win vs Moons ETF (w/SSCG)
-Win vs Caprice Foodcoats
-ID (Played a game vs the opponent for fun, Win vs Moons ETF (w/SSCG))

-Win vs Moons ETF (w/SSCG)
-Win vs Moons ETF (w/SSCG)
-Win vs Moons ETF (w/SSCG)


I like doing my own thing. I also don't know this meta at all and been out of practice. Learn a Meta deck? Stop playing Kate? Not on your life. I just played something on JNet one day, it was fun (Adept/Savant/DDM spam) and refined from there. Seems fine... but firmly between Tier 2 and Tier 1.5 at best. Meta call was I see Sync and Moons, and maybe a couple Penguins7 and rogue silly decks.

This deck has almost no play vs Penguins7. At all. Probably bad vs Skorp too. No idea, never tested it, but just in theory.



What a card. That's the win con. Fake points and DDM. Use Aeneas and/or Temujin for econ, and just set up. The sooner the better. Trust your instincts when to run and when to set up.

The hyper ideal rig is:

Astrolabe, Dhegdheer hosting Savant, Dhegdheer hosting Deus X hosting Adjusted Matrix, with E3 Feedback on the board and a Beth feeding you a click.

That puts Savant at 6 str, and you can Click or Savant, then E3 ice. Decent rig. Savant ideally does NOT host Adjusted (even though strength wise 6 is enough for most ice you will see) because it becomes an AI. Savant is your answer to Turing and Swordsman. Savant can't click a Wraparound, and forcing an AI makes IP Block better. Try to avoid.

If you have to choose 1 breaker for Dhegdheer hosting, its Savant. Deus + Astro, with the Savant (on Dheg) puts Savant at 5 Str, which hits all the ice you really want besides DNA Tracker.

Beyond that, I just wanted a fun deck and to hopefully get the FTT mat. I just exceeded expectations for this list.

Run aggressively vs Moons. Single accesses if they don't ice centrals got me 2-4 points every single game I played vs Moons. Make them defend it. Running Moons, force them to pop, then HQ x 3 is a good line. I enjoy it.

Why 'xxx' card choice?

-The rig in general: I like Rube Goldberg machine Shaper. This just was fun to play in casual JNet, so I just kept playing it because I couldn't think of a runner I enjoyed that was much better for the meta. I just adjusted this list to be better for the meta.

-Hostage: Finds Beth, FC, and Aeneas based on what you need. Usually used for Aeneas #2 vs Moons. (Draw 1 and install naturally, then Hostage #2. Bam you got a MOpus).

-Interdiction: Current to clear ELP, and fuck Caprice. This deck has serious Psi game issues since its Clicks to break ice.

-Indexing/Dash: DDM and FTE is good, but Indexing/Dash is great to punish a lack of RD ice early if you get it... for no cost. Thats the important bit. No cost. You can cut/change this. Dash into a remote when you know its an agenda is hot too.

-Sports Hopper: More draw if you need it (mid game I tend to float money and need draw to get the next DDM). 24/7 Boom protection. A link vs trace ice from NBN. Just a decent card right now IMO.

-Aeneas Informant: Its 1 influence and its huge value vs asset spam. 2 = MOpus while you make sure they don't sneak agendas out. 3 = Silly. Even 1 on an asset remote that you Temujin'd = Ridiculous. Punishes Foodcoats 'BBG + Econ card' plan too. Punishes useless upgrades. SUPER COMBO WITH DDM. Gain all the money while you see 5 cards. If you have these online, be selective on when to trash and when to take money. It's important to not tunnel down either road too hard. Find the balance.

-No SMCs, instead more Breakers: I don't wanna clog MU and I don't wanna spend 2 dollars more when I just find them naturally via draw. You can change this if you want.

Cards to cut if you wanna change stuff:

-Savant (x1) into SMC
-Dhegdheers into Mem chips or SMCs
-Mad Dash

Have fun. It's probably harder to pilot than I assume it is. Ask any questions you want and I will reply as I can. :)

20 Jun 2017 x3r0h0ur

Aeneas + DDM is my favorite combo. When I was testing lock hayley, I turned legwork into Aeneaus and noticed how rich you get vs moons if you don't trash anythign. GJ

20 Jun 2017 akalic

Well that happened. I'm just glad I was the ohoy one to take a game off you that day, even if it was just for fun!

20 Jun 2017 Elodius

Gratz again ! Nice to see one of your decks win !

20 Jun 2017 x3r0h0ur

Also, you're my spirit animal.

20 Jun 2017 Saan

I liked the previous deck name better ;)

20 Jun 2017 CodeMarvelous

Ya boi! congrats. Shaper is life, forget the haters.

20 Jun 2017 kotx64

Hi. I m french... i try to translate your explication... But how do you break a Barrier please?

20 Jun 2017 Feed

@kotx64 Tu mets un Adjusted Matrix sur Deus X. Apres ca tu peux briser une subroutine d'un Barrier avec Adjusted Matrix, et le reste avec e3 Feedback Implants

22 Jun 2017 PurinaBisonChow

This works fantastically well against Blue Sun. I had a Savant and e3 Feedback Implants out and my opponent figured I had no way past his Curtain Wall. I laughed so much when I pulled and dropped the Deus X - Adjusted Matrix pairing and waltzed through it for a click and two credits.

That said, I constantly feared over-stealing agendas and had to slam my foot on the gas when my opponent snagged my Film Critic with MCA Informant because I knew he packed Hunter Seeker and I knew it would wreck my day. I feel this deck needs a couple of Sacrificial Constructs to protect its delicate and expensive-to-install rig.

22 Jun 2017 saetzero

@PurinaBisonChowyou can cut 1 matrix 1 deus 1 savant for 1 smc and 2 sac con if you like. i just said 'if i hit hunter seeker lists, ill just reinstall the stuff'

meta call on the day i wouldn't hit lists that could kill my rig. and i was right. :)

25 Jun 2017 kotx64

I test your deck and i have some questions.

1/ Can i install Savant and AFTER Dhegdheers or i must wait to have Dhegdheers installed and only after i can host an ice breaker.?

2/ If i run end encounter 2 vanillas ( Dhegdheers/ Deus x and Adjusted are set up) i lost 1 click for the run and 1 click for breaking the 1st vanilla and 1 click for the last vanilla...right? Thanks for answers ( sorry for my english)

26 Jun 2017 saetzero

@kotx64 1: Dheg has to be first. Add in a Scavenge if you are having trouble doing it in order. Or just overwrite the first one when you install the 2nd.

2: It would be 1 click for the run, then 2 during the run (1 for each vanilla) for 3 total clicks.

26 Jun 2017 Pantacruel

Very fun with multiple pressure points on the corp and the possibility of a surprise finish... kind of like a good Shiatsu massage. Well done.

26 Jun 2017 kotx64

@saetzerothanks for answers; I like your deck but after 4 games i m asking if HQ interface or an other cards in the same purpose can be add (instead of Hostage for exemple). Run on R/D are nice withDDM but run on HQ aren t efficient.

29 Jun 2017 hi_impact

I'll probably cut a Dash/FTE for a Careful Planning. Love messing around with that interdiction+ on a stick.

30 Jun 2017 saetzero

Cut the Dash then, or cut the Indexing. You can also cut both and fit a SOT instead, and go super all in on the DDM plan @hi_impact

13 Jul 2017 Dagguh

Chiyashi tho?

7 Sep 2017 BenjayC

Any updates to this deck?

8 Sep 2017 saetzero

@BenjayC uhhhh. nah, i tend to move from decks a lot - i am working on this for post rotation though - same idea kinda, so try it out and let me know what you think! netrunnerdb.com