I ran the poison build last night and cleared a run with the Silent. I ran with 1 Legwork for the dex bonus, 2 Adrenaline+ for the extra energy, 1 After Image+ so I’d always be able to get extra armor for playing cards, 2 Backflip, 1 Blur, 5 Bite, and 5 Deflects for free block, 2 escape plans for drawing/block, and 2 Noxious Fumes+ for the passive poison damage stacks. I had one Neutralize as well, was hoping for more but they didn’t come up. Didn’t really make a difference though. I removed nearly all standard blocks and strikes from my deck (traded the strikes for the bites).
Really fun! By the end of the run, I had so much armor that nothing could even scratch me, so the bites I picked up were just added damage on top of the poison, couldn’t really heal. I’m hoping the next time I try this, I can get another Blur or two. Having armor carry over to the next turn is insanely useful.
Now to get through with the Defect and I’ll have done all 3 characters. And, as you mentioned in the other thread, I apparently will get to see a new boss after that! I thought all there was left was the Ascension mode.