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Type: Program: Icebreaker - Fracter - Cloud
Cost: 1 Memory Units: 1
Faction: Runner Criminal
Faction Cost: 2
If you have at least 2 [Link] , the memory cost of Spike is 0, even if it is not installed.
Spike has +1 strength for each installed
[Trash] : Break up to 3 barrier subroutines.
Strength: 0
Set: The Valley Number: 4 Quantity:
Illustrator: Ed Mattinian
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Apr 03 2015 06:52 PM

Can anyone think of a use for it?

I could see use in an Exile deck. No reason to have extra memory as long as you have 2 link...and he starts with one. Plus recurring it from the heap goes with his ability.
Apr 03 2015 08:52 PM

As Exile, I would prefer Cerberus "Lady" H1. Costs no influence, good base strength and goes along with the recursion theme pretty well. The only use for Spike i can think of is breaking a mid-game Hive once, after having a complete rig laid out. Which is a very limited use.

Apr 03 2015 10:58 PM
I was in a draft the other day and this (along with Shiv and Crowbar) were amazing. Retrieval Run, Clone Chips and Trope kept the breakers where I needed them, and at 0MU (Toolbox and Access to Globalsec, of all things, gave me link), I could run 7+ breakers and get through pretty much any ICE. I'm definitely going to consider adding them to my Exile deck once the full set is out.
    • BigAl0213 and Kitescreech like this
this card will get a lot better with Crowbar, Shiv, and the new crim ID from The Underway.
    • BigAl0213 likes this
Apr 06 2015 09:15 PM

Can anyone think of a use for it?


First piece of an alternative breaker suite that will come together over the next six months.


Personally, I prefer when they release mini-sets of cards with a common theme all together in one pack. It's better from a deck building perspective as well as a buying the packs perspective.


In the meantime, if you happen to have a high link runner that runs a big rig and has problems with multi subroutine barriers, have I got a breaker for you!

Decent in any AI breaker deck that has a little link and doesn't want to spend MU to deal with Wraparound.

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