NEXT Silver

NEXT Silver 3[credit]

Ice: Barrier - NEXT
Strength: 1
Influence: ●●○○○

NEXT Silver gains "subroutine End the run." for each rezzed piece of NEXT ice.

The networking capabilities of the NEXT suite of ice are unparalleled.
Illustrated by Ed Mattinian
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In most cases, you don't want to use Silver without a little help from his NEXT Bronze friend. Those ICE works in team, and your objective as a corp is to have as many of them rezzed as you can. They are cheap, and grow with power during the course of the match.

On its own, Silver is just a lonely Ice Wall which can't be advance. You need to build deck around it. Most likely, you will want to play The Foundry: Refining the Process, which lets you add another copy of ICE when you rez it, great to build server defenses fast. Since you need to pay 12 influence points for the whole suit, you probably won't see it outside of HB faction.

With three Silver and three Bronze rezzed you can pump it up to 6 "End the runs", and with Mother Goddess you will turn it to SEVEN. I can't wait what other NEXT ICE future will bring.

But there are cons obviously. Alone, those ICE are not very powerful, and if runner doesn't poke every server, you won't have many occasions to rez you defences. So it's best to group you NEXT, so the first rezzed make the second one stronger. Sometimes, you will want to lure runner into your servers just to activate your NEXT ICE, so they will be more taxing next time. You may think about playing Amazon Industrial Zone, so you rezz them on one server basicaly only for install cost. Rezzed NEXT is stronger than unrezzed.

The greatest danger is of course ICE destruction. Parasite will ruin your day, and new cutlery events, Spooned and Knifed will make you cry. So beware - with each NEXT destroyed, your chain weakens.

(Order and Chaos era)
275

With NEXT Bronze and NEXT Silver coming back in rotation, it is now viable to use the full NEXT suite of ices.

The best cards to combo with a suite of NEXT ices are Executive Boot Camp and Surat City Grid. Those cards allow you to rez your ices early, and for cheaper. This is important, as NEXT ices are good only if you have many of them rezzed. Otherwise, when there is only 1 or 2 NEXT ices rezzed, they are pretty weak.

Because of the influence cost, it will not be useful to use NEXT ices outside of HB.

Ice destruction is the best tool against NEXT ices, since every ice destroyed make the whole bunch of them weaker.

NEXT Silver is an auto include in any NEXT suite of ices. Having a cheap ETR that get stronger the more ices are rezzed is nice. For such an ice, I would have thought it would have the Barrier subtype, but it is a Code Gate instead. NEXT Silver is the HB equivalent of Masvingo.

The art is consistent, if not very inspiring. The quote is business like, which is a perfect match for what this ice is : a bit boring, but reliable.

Yes, I realize this is basically the same review for NEXT Bronze and for NEXT Silver. But those two are basically the same. On tax with strenght, the other tax with subs.

(Salvaged Memories era)
1134

It IS a barrier.

Haha! Correcting it now.