Junking attack

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Mountebank, a junking attack card.

A junking attack or junker is an Attack card that puts undesirable cards—i.e., "junk"—into an opponent's deck, thus weakening the average strength of their hands and usually slowing cycling. The undesirable card par excellence is the CurseCurse.jpg, and most junking attacks are cursers.

Some cards distribute undesirable cards other than Curse:

EmbassyEmbassy.jpg and GovernorGovernor.jpg are sometimes jokingly called junkers because they distribute SilverSilver.jpg to opponents, and Silver can often have a negative impact on engine decks or decks trying to buy ColoniesColony.jpg, but this is nowhere near as harmful as actual junkers.

Attacks CurserDeck inspection attackDeck order attackHandsize attackJunking attackTrashing attackTurn-worsening attack
Buy/Money +BuyCost-reducerDisappearing moneyOverpayPeddler variantTerminal silverVirtual coinVirtual +Buy
Cycling Deck discarderDeck inspectorDiggingDiscard for benefitSifter
Terminality CantripNon-terminalNon-terminal drawSoft terminalTerminalTerminal drawThrone Room variantVillage
Other Alt-VPBasic cardsDuration drawEmulatorGainerLuck-basedNon-Attack interactionOne-shotSplit pileTop deckerTrasherVanilla
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