Ben Musashi

Heroic courage

Ben Musashi pressed the attack, and his sparring partner was forced backward off the path. She gritted her teeth in concentration, but Ben was one with his blade.

The duel was over swiftly, and his opponent bowed her head in defeat, breathing heavily.

Chairman Hiro stepped forward and looked to the clone duelist who had been defeated. “You are dismissed.” She nodded and stepped away.

Hiro looked to Musashi. “You have surpassed your predecessor. Do not fail me as he did.”

“My aim is to serve,” Ben Musashi replied.

Moar swords

Have you heard that I like Grail? The Clone Crusade is a deck I’ve been tweaking for years. It’s one of my go-to decks when I want to do something spiky and glacier.

This version uses Ben Musashi instead of my regular Marcus Batty. The negative here is that we lose out on targeted rig shooter, but instead we attack the limited resource of the runner’s grip. I mean, with so many Conspiracy breakers (or shapers with recursion) rig shooter is tough right now. Unless you’re Skorpios.

Which also means people are teching against rig shooter. With Sacrificial Constructs and so many, many breakers.

But enough about the meta! What does this deck do? Well, there are no flat three pointers, so the runner has to score four agendas minimum. If we find our one-of GFI, we can get away with three, but more than likely we’ll also be scoring four agendas. Because a never-advanced House of Knives really helps with that pressure.

This deck lives or dies on Nisei and net damage. It’s also got Fetal, so it’s very afraid of Film Critic. Hence the MCA Informant.

But! If it all comes together against someone who isn’t set up against me (unlikely) it can be a whopping four net damage to steal a two-pointer.

I know, I know. You were expecting Ben Musashi in a Personal Evolution deck.

I’m saving that for when Obokata Protocol comes out!

The Clone Crusade 3.0 (Ben Musashi)

Jinteki: Replicating Perfection


Agenda (11)

3x Fetal AI

1x Global Food Initiative  ●

3x House of Knives

3x Nisei MK II

1x Philotic Entanglement


Asset (10)

3x Jackson Howard  ●●●

2x PAD Campaign

2x Snare!

3x Sundew


Upgrade (4)

2x Ben Musashi

2x Caprice Nisei


Operation (7)

3x Celebrity Gift

3x Hedge Fund

1x MCA Informant  ●●


Barrier (5)

3x Galahad  ●●●

2x Kakugo


Code Gate (5)

2x Lotus Field

3x Merlin  ●●●


Sentry (6)

2x Komainu

3x Lancelot  ●●●

1x Swordsman


Other (1)

1x Excalibur


15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)

20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)

49 cards (min 45)

Cards up to Earth’s Scion


Deck built on


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