ICE: Barrier - Tracer • Rez: 2 • Strength: 4 • Influence: 1

When the Runner encounters IP Block, give him or her 1 tag if there is an installed AI.

Trace3– If successful, give the Runner 1 tag.

End the run if the Runner is tagged.

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NBN • Alexandr Elichev • Martial Law 94
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IP Block
Reviews

I've been using this ICE a lot lately, and it is sweet! NBN getting 2 great new barriers in consecutive packs is kind of bewildering. The stats on this ICE are great. cheap to rez, high strength, it's everything you want in an ICE. I would most likely compare it to News Hound. Same rez, same strength, trace with conditional ETR. I think News Hound is slightly better because currents are more popular than AI right now and Sentry's with ETR's are rare. Nonetheless, this clamps down on the Baba Yaga bullcrap I've had to deal with for a while, as well as other popular AI's like Faust and Atman.

Pros:

Cheap as dirt

Great strength, Parasite resistant

Trace 3 isn't too shabby

AI encounter is good

3 to break with both Corroder and Clippy

Cons:

Encounter effect is nifty, but blank if they aren't running AI

People are super paranoid about traces lately, so Trace 3 might not be so great

1 Sub is blank if they ignore encounter/beat trace