Yakov Erikovich Avdakov

♦ Yakov Erikovich Avdakov 2[credit]

Upgrade: Executive
Trash: 2
Influence: 2

Whenever a player trashes a card (including this upgrade) from the root of this server or protecting it, except during installation, gain 2[credit].

They say the Butcher of Siberia keeps the best cuts for himself.
Illustrated by Dave Lee
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Parhelion (ph)

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  • Updated 2023-03-25

    If the Runner trashes Yakov Erikovich Avdakov first, and then they trash another card from the root of the same server, does the Corp get credits from Yakov’s ability the second time?

    No. While Yakov Erikovich Avdakov’s ability does remain active long enough to pay the Corp for Yakov itself being trashed, it does not have the “persistent” ability flag, so the ability does not apply to any subsequent trashing that occurs.

  • Updated 2023-03-25

    If the Corp rezzes two copies of Yakov Erikovich Avdakov, causing one to be trashed due to uniqueness, does the Corp gain credits?

    No. Cards that are trashed due to uniqueness are considered to be trashed by the game, not by a player.


An executive custom made for Ob Superheavy Logistics: Extract. Export. Excel., who will get the greatest advantage. Better yet, you get to make a profit when the runner will trash cards in the root of the server with Yakov Erikovich Avdakov, because of the "whenever" clause.

Even in another Weyland identity, it could be used to get extra credits from cards like Urban Renewal.

The asset synergize well with asset that will trash themselve like :

Out of faction, it is probably NBN: Controlling the Message (CtM) that would benefit the most, followed by any asset using Haas-Bioroid decks, since CtM they get to possibly gain 2 or more while triggering their ability. At 2 influences, it is easy to splash one Yakov Erikovich Avdakov out of faction.

Note that if you do the Ansel 1.0 + Ganked! trick and the runner does NOT trash Yakov Erikovich Avdakov, you get to destroy the runner board while making a pile of credits.

Any asset spam deck will benefit from this upgrade. Most Weyland deck should have one copy of this executive, it is just good money. Also, it provide a way to create a credit differential between the corp and the runner, which is always to the corp benefit. It also provide a way to make extra credit from asset that you would trash anyway.

Please note how awesome the art is, featuring Superdeep Borehole on the desk. The quote is grim and give the effect of the card in a sideway inuendo. Amazing design all around.

(Parhelion era)

Spin Doctor unfortunately doesn't trash itself >_<