Leech 1[credit]

Program: Virus
Memory: 1 • Strength: -
Influence: ○○○○

Whenever you make a successful run on a central server, place 1 virus counter on this program.

Hosted virus counter: The ice you are encountering gets -1 strength for the remainder of this encounter.

The greediest bloodsucker this side of a corporate boardroom.
Illustrated by Cat Shen
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System Gateway (sg)

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Reprint of Datasucker, which rotated.

It is just as good and has become pretty much essential if you plan to use the anarch breaker suite. Because the anarch breaker suite, (Cleaver, Buzzsaw and Mimic, need support to be used. Along with Ice Carver, this will allow to have breaker which break ice for an amazing efficiency. Otherwise, breaking ice with strenght 5 or above become prohibitive.

It combine well with Atman, allowing you to lower the strenght of the ice to the Atman strenght, letting you break the ice cheaply.

Finally , it will save you creds for any breaker, especially breaker that boost for more than 1 , like Echelon, Odore, Black Orchestra or Femme Fatale (there is many more).

At one influence, just like Datasucker, it can be splashed in any deck with ease. At 1, it is always a great value and will pay for itself easily in credits saved.

The art is among the best among the card of the system gateway, the quote is just perfect and the whole card is great. Chef kiss!

(System Update 2021 era)