Poison Vial

Poison Vial 2[credit]

Hardware: Weapon
Influence: 2

When you install this hardware, load 3 power counters onto it. When it is empty, trash it.

Hosted power counter: Break up to 2 subroutines. Use this ability only if you have already broken a subroutine during this encounter.

The poison cuts deeper than the blade.
Illustrated by Ed Mattinian
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Parhelion (ph)

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  • Updated 2023-03-25

    When the Runner loses a to break a subroutine on Ansel 1.0, can the other subroutines be broken with Poison Vial?

    Yes.

Reviews

Finally, an e3 Feedback Implants equivalent. And better!

This is a combo hardware. It pairs well with :

At 2 influence, if you want to use any of those cards, it is easy to import Poison Vial into your deck.

Because it use power counters, it is a valid target for Captain Padma, Flux Capacitor, Stoneship Chart Room and Orca to get recharged.

And finally, since it is a weapon, it can be tutored with Asmund Pudlat.

The art does evoke a kind of poison (it look more radioactive than anything else to me) and the quote reinforce the art and name of the card, but I fail to see the point of a litteral poison (related to biological entities) to break ices (related to digital entities). Hence, I feel it misses the mark, considering the effect of the hardware. Still, a needed card that will do a lot of work for many archetypes.

(Parhelion era)
3790

Unfortunately this does not help Matryoshka. You need 1 Matryoshka per Ice, whether it has 1 or several subs. Poison vial can only be used on a piece of Ice that you have already partially broken.