ICE: Barrier - Bioroid - AP • Rez: 11 • Strength: 7 • Influence: 3

The Runner can spend to break up to 2 subroutines on Heimdall 2.0.

Do 1 brain damage.

Do 1 brain damage and end the run.

End the run.

The realm beyond is still forbidden.
Haas-Bioroid • John Derek Murphy • Creation and Control 15
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Heimdall 2.0
Rulings

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Reviews

Stronger than your average Bioroid

Compared to Heimdall 1.0, the extra 3 to rez Heimdall 2.0 gets you one extra strength, an extra brain damage added to one of the "end the run" s and Heimdall 2.0 can only have two out of 3 of it's 's. The runner has less options for breaking since it must always use instead of a single like most Bioroid ice including Heimdall 1.0. Eliza's Toybox,

Combos

Install for free: Because of the high cost of Heimdall 2.0, other supporting cards that allow it to be installed for free (albiet often with conditions) make it much more attainable (in order of least to most difficult strings attached): Priority Requisition, Shoot the Moon, Mutate, Bioroid Efficiency Research, Oversight AI, Howler, & finally Awakening Center.

Make some money: Blue Sun: Powering the Future can transform Heimdall 2.0 into a financial combo when used with some of the free-to-rez cards above

Pros

Very difficult for the runner to break all three s

Strength of 7 makes it very expensive to break subroutine. Got a Parasite? Probably have a bit of time

to break s i very taxing to runner

Surprising the runner often results in two bran damage which could swing momentum into the corps favor

Cons

11 rez cost? Ouch

It's two "end the run" are most vulnerable to be broken

Summary

Unless this card is getting installed with a combo or the deck has some stellar economy, this card will probably be looked over. At three influence cost it's also much less likely to show up in other corp decks. Even the Blue Sun: Powering the Future economy combo probably is better paired with Janus 1.0 for the same influence cost but netting 15 rather than the 11 with Heimdall 2.0

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Ice isn't "in a server", so the runner can't shoot this with Unregistered S&W '35. —
Didn't even mention the great synergy with Bioroid Efficiency Research. Please don't post reviews if you are going to spread misinformation and not even mention key interactions. —
What is the misinformation? Ice is in a server it's totally target-able by Unregistered S&W if it is a Bioroid. I can add Bioroid Efficiency Research, not a problem. —
Rulebook, page 18: "Installed ice is not in a server and is never accessed." —
Thanks, I've removed reference to Unregistered SW —
Doesn't even read through comments before defending himself... Just please stop. :P —
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