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Type: Program: Icebreaker - Killer
Cost: 5 Memory Units: 1
Faction: Runner Shaper
Faction Cost: 2
1 [Credit] : Break sentry subroutine.
X [Credit] : +X strength for the remainder of this run. Use this ability only by spending at least 1 credit from a
stealth card.
Faster than the eye can follow.
Strength: 1
Set: Quorum Number: 108 Quantity:
Illustrator: Shawn Ye Zhongyi
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I can see that a Fawkes, Blackstone, Houdini rig could potentially walk through a deep-ICEd server for cheap, but the stealth credit requirement means you can only do that once or twice a turn - you trade off multiple accesses for easy entry into one tough scoring remote.

At least, that's my initial thoughts.

Jan 12 2017 03:23 PM

Most of the time, Dagger is better. It costs 2 credits less to install and has 5 strength when using a single stealth credit. That said, Fawkes keeps its strength for the remainder of the run, has 1 base strength (Cobra/Komainu) and only needs 1 stealth credit (plus 4 real credits) to deal with stuff like Archer, Flare, Sherlock 2.0, Snoop and Thoth. Dagger is weak* against those ICE and sentry stacking.


*needs more stealth assistance

Yes, these new stealth breakers really shine against homogeneously layered ICE, but that set up is entirely dependent on the corp to arrange. A savy corp player who notices the runner setting these up will keep a diverse spread of ICE on each server and negate the benefit of these breakers entirely. However, I think that as access to stealth credits gets easier these will become a lot more viable.

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