ICE: Barrier • Rez: 4 • Strength: 1 • Influence: 3

trash: End the run. Use this ability only during a run on this server.

subroutine The Corp gains 1credit for each piece of ice protecting this server.

subroutine End the run.

Designed by 2016 World Champion Chris Dyer
Weyland Consortium • Adam S. Doyle • Magnum Opus 4
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Border Control
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This card is insane out of Mti (and with thimblerig), an end the run ice that can double as a nesei counter is strong anyway but with the positional power of Mti (and thimblerig) you can just make servers that look quite weak require 3-4 or even 5 clicks to get through.

The fact it ends the run also means it needs to be broken to even threaten it's trash ability usually. - There are a few niché cases where you trash it as soon as you rez it, to stop stimhack money being spent for example.

Outside of Mti or thimble, the card is still strong, but you need to think more carefully where to put it.

Easily the best of the Mopus cards.

(NAPD Multiplayer era)
MTI was already considerably OP and this will just make it worse. The ID probably needs to go the route of Skorp and PU. —
I don't think MTI is "op" as such just very punishing. —
But I agree it should be restricted over restricting Border control (which is what others have suggested), all restricting border does it let MTI wait for the next good ice to arrive to abuse. —
Can Ankusa bounce it before the corp can use Border Control to end the run? —
Not exactly. The corp has a window to use it during the approach if they so choose —