Otoroshi 2[credit]

Ice: Sentry
Strength: 5
Influence: 2

[subroutine] You may place up to 3 advancement counters on 1 card installed in the root of a remote server. If you do, the Runner accesses that card unless they pay 3[credit].

"If the sysop offers you a link, it's because they want you to go there. But if you wanted to go where the sysop suggested, you wouldn't be trying to break in at all." -How Not to Get Fragged
Illustrated by Adam S. Doyle
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  • Updated 2023-09-01

    ANCUR UFAQ 24 [Michael Boggs]

    Is the Corp allowed to place 0 advancement tokens on a card and still force the Runner to either access that card or pay 3?


  • Updated 2023-09-01

    If the Runner runs HQ or R&D, accesses a card during the run due to Otoroshi, and then the run ends unsuccessfully, can they still claim 1[c] from Zahya Sadeghi's ability?

    Yes, the card accessed would still count. Zahya’s ability does not require a successful run.


In terms of its numbers, Otoroshi has a gross tax of 6, (and a net tax of ~4), which are great in relation to its rez cost of 2. However, Its weakness lies in its subroutine, which the runner may allow to trigger.

Otoroshi can be placed on a remote server to threaten a flatline with Project Junebug or a rig wipe with Neurostasis if it is protecting an advanceable card, (making it ideal in a shell game glacier).

Otoroshi can also place advancement counters on cards that cannot normally be advanced, and can be combined with API-S Keeper Isobel to become an economic booster, making this ice very efficient and impactful.

Other synergies include Trick of Light for fast advance, Back Channels on an advanceable trap for an economic boost, and Constellation Protocol to support advanceable ice and Mass Commercialization.

If you find any other uses or synergies, mention them in the comments.

(NAPD Multiplayer era)
It synergizes pretty well with False Flag if its protecting it. They will either boost it, allowing you to score it if they cant trash it, or make it more punishing to trash if they were going to do that anyway. —
re: Constellation Protocol "synergy", the advancement counters from Otoroshi can only be placed on cards in servers, and Constellation Protocol can only affect advancement counters on ice (not in servers). It's a nonbo, sadly. —