Card draw simulator
|None. Self-made deck here.|
Portinou · 340
Rita is frequently regarded as the second-to-last weakest investigator in the game to date, because of her limited card pool and limited ability.
However, the Winifred deck and Edge of the Earth expansion offered her new powerful tools to make her stronger and actually super fun to play!
This is a deck designed to be the fighter of the group, but you will not kill enemies as easily as Mark or Tony would. Instead, you can neutralize them with many... well, tricks.
The cornerstone of this deck is Crafty. It will pay for your tricks, and also allow you to boost your stats when necessary for the tests on them, when you need to ensure you will succeed by X. This is particularly relevant for Slip Away that you want to abuse here.
The goal is to have your Crafty and Track Shoes out ASAP, for economy, enhancement and free movement. Pete Sylvestre is not a priority (believe it or not), he will soak horror for Rita and boost her agility a step further, but you will succeed most tests anyway.
So basically you want to manage enemies 2 ways: kill them and/or neutralize them, which fighers are usually unable to do outside Silas. This deck worked like a charm in TFA, except for the Yithian scenario were it struggled a lot.
Let's analyze Rita's arsenal here:
Slip Away helps you to neutralize an enemy for 2 turns if you need to control it and cannot kill it easily or have other priorities right now. You want to succeed by 3 to take the card back and do it again 2 turns later. Trish will thank you a lot if you do this on a clue-heavy location by the way.
Cheap Shot is basically either a guaranteed evasion that also deals 1 extra damage. Again, you want to re-use it by succeeding by 3, which should be pretty easy in this deck most of the time. Depending on the situations this can deal 2 damages or escape to another location while still dealing damage (so basically combining both Rita's abilities).
Sweeping Kick is an almost guaranteed 3 damage event in Rita. Useful to one-shot your Hoods, among other things. With Crafty in play, again, it is free.
You can deal consistent damages when needed with your Enchanted Bow (attacking with a base of 6 , boosted to 8 with Tracking Shoes and Pete in play). Combined with Cheap Shot or Sweeping Kick, it will allow you to kill most enemies in 1 turn. And again, Cheap Shot is free and re-usable.
Close Call and Waylay will just zap enemies when needed. Close Call does fantastic against Vengeance X Hunter enemies. Waylay is more situational, but if you need to one-shot a 10-Health non-elite enemy, it is great. I had a great time in this specific situation in Threads of Fate, it feels really fun!
Expeditious Retreat and Survival Instinct are your panic buttons. Sometimes you will end up with 3-4 enemies in your location, because you are slow at killing them sometimes. These compress actions and keep you alive when it is actually time to run.
Tennessee Sour Mash helps you against the mythos on top of Pete, boosting your to 6, but has also a great discard action when empty, synergizing nicely in Rita.
Let's be honest, Rita is far from being the strongest fighter in this game, but this deck actually brings her to average IMO, and most importantly, makes her super fun to play. Enjoy!