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  • Vol and r480 like this



Type: Program: Icebreaker - AI - Virus
Cost: 3 Memory Units: 1
Faction: Runner Anarch
Faction Cost: 3
2 [Credits]: Break ice subroutine.
X is the number of virus counters on Darwin.
When your turn begins, you may pay 1 [Credits] to place 1 virus counter on Darwin.
Strength: X
Set: Future Proof Number: 102 Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Lilga Smilshkalne
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I love this card. It is a great starter card and I am going to use it for breaking all those little traps ice. Also you should not pay more then 4-5 credits on this program cause you want the corp to spend his turn wiping the virus tokens off of Darwin. Ill gladly pay 5 credits to make the corp lose his whole turn.
This card can also combo with Surge on any turn.
I'm having doubts if Darwin can be relied upon to break "serious" ice as your main icebreaker - the corp can always purge to set you back a few turns.
Still, on its own it works very good for the lower end of the food chain - ice strength =>3.

Surge can help you, but it will most likely last for only one turn. If not coupled with wyrm, shapers can make good use of it adding Personal Touch and Helpful AI it is to be your main icebreaker.

A decent way to go with Charles is to start with Cyberfeeders and add Wyrm, it makes for a pretty effective (but not too cost-effective - even counting the feeders) icebreaking suite.
I agree with you but you should team this up with your other ice-breakers. It will NOT be good if it is the only icebreaker in your deck.
Rules question: Could I pay for the virus token with a Cyberfeeder or Spinal Modem?

At first blush I'd say yes, since you are, in fact, using the icebreaker. But since it's not a paid ability, it leaves a bit of room for doubt.

Rules question: Could I pay for the virus token with a Cyberfeeder or Spinal Modem?

Yes, you can. According to the FAQ, paying for a triggered ability in an icebreaker is considered "using an icebreaker". You can use Cyberfeeder and Spinal Modem for Darwin just like you can use them for Femme Fatale.
    • 4wallz and AdorablePython like this
Can you only put one virus counter on Darwin per turn (minus surges). Or could I say, pay 4 credits to put 4 virus counters on Darwin at the start of the turn?
Oct 05 2013 04:53 PM
Only 1 per turn. Use surge if you want to get a... well surge of counters

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