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Snowball


  • Cybreos86 likes this

Snowball

Snowball


Type: Program: Icebreaker - Fracter
Cost: 4 Memory Units: 1
Faction: Runner Shaper
Faction Cost: 2
1 [Credits]: Break barrier subroutine.
1 [Credits]: +1 strength.
Whenever you use Snowball to break a subroutine, it has +1 strength for the remainder of the run.
"If your snowball gets big enough, you can make it into a snowman!" - Chaos Theory
Strength: 1
Set: Trace Amount Number: 27 Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Adam S. Doyle
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5 Comments

Pretty situational, but very useful in conjunction with Tinkering.
    • Stoicakovic likes this

Pretty situational, but very useful in conjunction with Tinkering.


Then again, most Shaper icebreakers are very useful with Tinkering. If your rig has Snowball and Gordian Blade (what Shaper wouldn't run Gordian?) then the Gordian will almost always be the cheaper choice.
The only reason to play this is its 1MU cost IMO, and the fact Corroder (core) exists makes pretty much all other fracters useless in comparison...
After breaking one wall you have a more expensive corroder... nowwhere near nice, but it you can't spend influence on corroder and Battering ram is too mu heavy this one is not that bad actually.
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swornabsent
Feb 03 2013 02:36 AM
Agree, Zephyr. It's not better than Corroder, but it's not so much worse that it's inconceivable to spend that influence elsewhere, if you really need it.
The problem is Battering Ram (core) is pretty much also superior to this, unless you really need this 1 MU, so this cards use is quite limited. Especially when test run is added to the pool and even 1 corroder will be enough in a deck. Maybe some future cards will make snowball better, but i cant see much that can be done to boost it.

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