This is a really really good ICE! Anarchs can't kill it with Spooned and clicks like Fairchild 3.0 as they can only break 2 subs. On the other hand it won't stop the runner, so it's more interesting on a central when they are running through it multiple times. The tax of 2 clicks + 2 creds is really nice and makes it more taxing then Fairchild 3.0 without a breaker (or at least the same)! The standard Anarch breaker Black Orchestra needs to pay 5 credits (3 to break 2 subs + 2 tax for the ICE).
It's also a good Tax for Gordian Blade as 3 subs still mean 3 creds regardless of Gordians strength.
For the other "standard" breakers:
- Gordian Blade 4 creds
- Houdini 5 creds (1 stealth)
- Refractor 4 creds (1 stealth)
- Passport 5 creds
- Peregrine 6 creds
- Black Orchestra 6 creds (or 3 to break + 2 for one sub)
So this is a nice taxing ICE, love to use it on all Central Servers. Runners hate it.
This ice will make a comeback in my GameNet decks now that I can get a credit for credits spent by runners.— Davidmc7