A decoy maker rapidly builds a decoy of incremented / decremented locations to distract scanners and quickscans. Decoy makers are typically used as the opening strategy for large scanners / bombers. The first decoy maker was demonstrated by Paul Kline in 1995.

; build a 16 cell decoy in 6 cycles 

        dpos   equ decoy+4000

decoy   nop    >dpos,    }dpos+1
        mov    {dpos+2,  <dpos+4
        mov    {dpos+5,  <dpos+7
        mov    {dpos+8,  <dpos+10
        mov    {dpos+11, <dpos+13
        djn.f  wgo,      {dpos+15