Resource: Virtual • Install: 0 • Influence: 5

trash: Bypass a piece of ice you are currently encountering. Lose any remaining clicks.

"Could God create a stone so heavy, He could not lift it?"
Adam • Adam S. Doyle • Whispers in Nalubaale 89
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Logic Bomb
MWL Entries

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Rulings
  • ANCUR UFAQ 24 [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner uses Logic Bomb to bypass a piece of ice on which they have already broken all subroutines, are those subroutines still considered broken for the purposes of card abilities (such as Inversificator)?

    Yes.

  • ANCUR UFAQ 23 [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Logic Bomb when they have no remaining ?

    Yes. Losing remaining is part of the ability's effect, not part of its cost.

Reviews

A local player convinced me to slot two of these in my current Shaper deck, and despite the hefty influence cost, it's proven to be worth it.

It's a single-use "let me get through this ice" resource, which gives you a huge amount of threat power. It plays out a bit like a reverse Nisei MK II, weirdly enough!

In particular, blowing this up in the middle of a Marathon still lets you claim the click from finishing your run, since Logic Bomb clears during and Marathon rewards you at the end.

Getting it out early, along with something like Laamb, makes the Corp very very sad. And really, isn't that our goal as Runners?

(Whispers in Nalubaale era)
If you're playing this in shaper, definitely run Reclaim to recur it. —

To the poor confused new players trying to figure out how this card works : Yes, it is a bypass effect, so it gets three damage from Anasai and can't pass Guard. However, unlike most other bypass effects in the game (eg inside job), this bypass ability ALLOWS ON ENCOUNTER ABILITIES TO FIRE. I'm talking tags from Data Raven, money on TollBooth, the WORKS. This is due to a technicality on the card which reads, "currently encountering". EG, you have to already have encountered the ICE to use logic bomb. This is also true of Demara, Lustig, and the other trash bypass crim ICE, I forgot what it's called.

(Uprising era)

It's Abangale, by the way.