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The Helpful AI


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The Helpful AI

The Helpful AI


Type: Resource: Connection - Link - Virtual
Cost: 2
Faction: Runner Shaper
Faction Cost: 2
+1 [Link]
[Trash]: Choose an icebreaker. That icebreaker has +2 strength until the end of the turn.
Set: What Lies Ahead Number: 008 Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Tim Durning
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13 Comments

Influence cost of 2 isn't listed.
hmmm....decent ability. Still, probably one of the first cards I'd cut to get down to 45.
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EmeraldGuardian
Dec 14 2012 12:37 AM
It's awesome when in an anarch deck though. That 2 extra str means a lot to icebreakers like mimic (core), yog.0 (core) and morning star (what lies ahead)

Influence cost of 2 isn't listed.


Yes it is. Faction cost: 2.
I feel as though this card is under valued for what it brings to the table, granted it's a situational one time use, but it allows you to do some serious running when you're hurting for credits and need that boost.

It's awesome when in an anarch deck though. That 2 extra str means a lot to icebreakers like mimic (core), yog.0 (core) and morning star (what lies ahead)

yup, no shaper would need this, it's something designed for anarch

Nasir might use it

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Kitescreech
Sep 10 2015 09:35 AM
Could be good in Geist with cloud breakers. Can give a needed burst of strength and draw a card.
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theamazingmrg
Sep 10 2015 11:25 AM

Could be good in Geist with cloud breakers. Can give a needed burst of strength and draw a card.

As long as you're running other sources of link, sure.

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This guy is unique, which makes him hard to play - the burst of strength is nice, but why don't you play Access to GlobalSec and Security Chip? The first is self-explanatory, while the chip is cheaper, grants the same, or more, strength, trashable, and 1 less influence. The only positive thing I can think of is that this fella is a Connection. Otherwise - he is too situational and strictly in-faction, at least for me.

 

You can pack one or two, if you need extra link and trashable for Geist, but I am pretty sure you can find a lot of better options for him.

The Helpful AI isn't really that helpful. I'd spend my influence on Sharpshooter or Deus X in Geist.

 

Triggered at Step 3.1 of a Run, this might occasionally get you into a server you wouldn't otherwise make or help you get through a surprise Archer when you only have a Femme on the table, etc. It might help the Runner handle the big stuff, if there's no D4v1d handy, in certain ICE-trashing strategies, but really it's just too weak to justify the space it takes up.

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KillerShrike
Sep 10 2015 05:21 PM

Ya. $2, 2 inf for a unique self trashing card with two meh effects is unexciting. Geist would get the trash trigger, but the influence cost is still a problem.

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Exactly. IMHO if you put this in a Geist deck you are willingly including a subpar card for the sake of potentially gaining quicker access to better cards, which just doesn't make sense to me.

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