Card draw simulator
|None. Self-made deck here.|
AceRowings · 374
He's fallen on hard times, sure. But the market's going to turn around any day now.
The point of this deck is to use Pete's ability in order to get a much faster return on your Investments than any other investigator can manage. Then, from the mid-game onwards, you turn the resources into massive Skill Test boosts thanks to Well Connected, which then becomes the target of your discard shenanigans. The deck runs cheap, which helps the whole engine work. In testing, I've regularly reached a cushion of 20/25 resources, for two +4/+5 tests a turn.
Even better, if you use Pete’s ability to ready Well Connected during a Skill Test, you can apply the effect twice for a single test, turning a 10 resource cushion into a +4 boost, for instance.
The card wants to throw something into the discard every turn, so A Glimmer of Hope, Improvised Weapon, and Winging It are there to take the sting out of the sacrifice. The former can be brought back to your hand, and the latter two played out the discard pile. I've also been testing this deck in Dream Eaters B, where a number of 1-Fight swarming enemies make Improvised Weapon surprisingly effective. When you're tossing so many cards, Last Chance will often retain most or all of its icons when it comes time to commit it.
Why not Renfield?
Decks have been using the Esteemed Eschatologist in conjunction with Pete's ability for some time, but Investments doesn't require you to play around doom, and keeps the ally slot free for higher-level in-class cards.
(Investments also offers a fun thematic combination and wrings some use from an unpopular card!)
This is still a classic Pete flex deck, at heart. Pete's great at hitting the ground running thanks to Duke, but he can lose the ability to keep up as scenarios continue. The Investments-Well Connected combo will let you pass tougher tests as you reach the endgame. And with a bit of XP, it'll help fuel some action compression too...
This deck is hungry for cards, and these will help you draw them.
Action compression! And thanks to your Well-Connected boosted tests, you can regularly pass those +2 thresholds.