I'm currently having a lot of fun with this in fast aggressive Anarch decks, or any Anarch deck that can eventually risk "running out of steam".
- Reina Account Siphon decks can use this to hit the corp with 6 Siphons (12 Siphons with Déjà Vu or Same Old Thing, and 18 Siphons with both of them). And that's just the first Trope. After the third one and its subsequent Siphons, you'd have played 36 ACCOUNT SIPHONS FOR A TOTAL OF 180 CREDITS DRAINED! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (And enough influence left over for a Levy AR Lab Access) ^_________________^
- Valencia decks that lean on Blackmail recursion to make safe (or at least cheap) runs
- Any Faust deck is obviously a big fan of this card if it hits the table early, especially if you're already plowing through your deck with Pancakes/Wyldside
- Really any deck whose economy is bursty and unsustainable (this can kind-of function as your back-up plan)
The comparison with Levy AR Lab Access is obviously apt, but the most important distinction here is the number of cards shuffled back in. It's unlikely that Trope will get you as much back as LARLA unless it's been cooking on the grill for 30+ turns, but this can actually be a massive advantage if you time it correctly. Unless you're literally just trying to get more card-fodder for Faust, chances are that you're looking for specific cards in your heap to play again. A well-timed Trope will ensure that your "new" deck will contain ONLY these cards, saving you the hassle of having to cycle through dead draws all over again.