I love the design of this card. As a faction, some of Anarchs's key aspects are:
- Middle-of-the-road at sentry breaking. (Not as good as criminal, but better than shaper's garbage like Pipeline or Creeper.)
- A love of fixed-strength breakers.
- A lot of large extremes. Cards with incredibly good aspects, offset by really bad aspects. (Anyone else remember Duggar's?)
I love how this card captures all of these aspects in one uncomplicated 4 package. 8 strength on a sentry breaker is amazing! Even with no way to pump it, there are very few situations where you'll ever need more than 8 strength on a sentry. (And yet they can still come up, so this can be relevant!)
On the other hand, 2 is a lot to pay for each subroutine, especially since sentries often have lots of annoying subs. But you recoup at least some of that with the knowledge that you won't have to spend money to boost strength. It fully breaks Archer for 8, which is the same as Carmen!
Finally, it's a nice callback to Knight, and a nice inversion of Mimic. Very cool design!
Add to this how good this combo with Poison Vial. You then break any sentry for 2 credits!— Diogene