Lycan is a Morph ice with the ability to trash programs as a Sentry or Code Gate when advanced. This type of subroutine is non-existent on Code Gates, with exception to Grail type ice, and can serve an unexpected surprise. This, unfortunately, is the only upside to using this card.
Expensive, cumbersome, and porous, Lycan sits at three strength, weak to the omni-threatening Mimic and cheap to break. It also requires an additional click and credit to advance to it's surprise state, in comparison to Wendigo, which starts in it's most powerful type. The strength once again makes it vulnerable to the other efficient scale-less breaker, Yog.0.
- Cheaper alternative: Nebula
- Robust & powerful alternative: Grim
Still, despite all of the weaknesses to it's competition, some may find a use for Lycan in matches against very aggressive face-checking Runners. With the plethora of advanceable ice available, I guarantee you the least they will be expecting is this runt of an ice.