Oversight AI

Oversight AI 1[credit]

Operation: Condition
Influence: 2

Rez a piece of ice, ignoring all costs, and install Oversight AI on that ice as a hosted condition counter with the text "Trash host ice if all its subroutines are broken during a single encounter."

Illustrated by Mark Anthony Taduran
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  • Updated 2017-04-09

    Playing Oversight AI does not give Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future 1 for an install. [Official FAQ]

  • Updated 2017-04-09

    Oversight AI is treated as a condition counter, and is no longer an operation, while it is active. [Official FAQ]

  • Updated 2017-04-09

    Oversight AI is trashed to the Archives if the host ice is uninstalled. [Official FAQ]



Oversight AI combos well with cards that have high strength and a high installation cost. Ideally the subroutines can do some significant damage in the mean time.

Archer: Main thing here is getting a good piece of ice out without having to forfeit an agenda and only 1 .

Curtain Wall: is pretty expensive at 14, however in combo with Oversight AI that's only 1 and possibly strength 10 depending on server position!

Other mentions: Hadrian's Wall, Orion, Wotan and many more ice that runs on the expensive side.


Huge savings to get otherwise prohibitively expensive ice rezzed

Can overcome painful additional costs on ice such as Archer and Enforcer 1.0


Removes element of surprise making the ice much less likely to survive the first run

Beefy ice more likely to slow the runner down and act as a tax to runner since he/she will know exactly what it is.

Can only rez ice during corp turn rather than during runners run.

Does not combo well with big Bioroid ice that can simply be broken.


I really do like Oversight AI, I generally tend towards cheaper ice but Oversight AI allows me to play with some very powerful ice that I would normally just look over. Obviously it changes the nature of that ice so that it simply taxes the runner. Still that taxing can be important to open up a scoring window. It is splash-able for two influence points in other faction decks, but probably not more than one per deck. Playing as Weyland however Oversight AI should definitely be considered.

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(Data and Destiny era)
When played in-faction Blue Sun deserves a special mention. Being able to pull back the ICE to hand and gain the rez cost as credits can turn Oversight AI into an economy card. Bouncing an ICE with rez cost of 14-15 that you have rezzed for 1 is a huge gain from a low upfront cost. When played out of faction, I think HB can make the best use of it. They have Janus und Wotan, which are expensive and Wotan doesn't really need the element of surprise. Wotan simply ends the run if it catches the rnner off guard. It is just there as a tax. And Oversight AI is a cheap way to create an enormous tax with Wotan. Or something that shuts out the runner for several turns, creating a scoring window large enough to fit in a 5/3. —
Of all the interactions, Blue Sun Oversight should have never happened. Even with D4vid printed. —
A lot of the big bioroid ICE can't be clicked all the way through though. E.G. Janus has 4 subroutines, so unless the Runner has Rachel Beckman or Hyperdriver or the like in play they can't just click their way through. E3 Feedback Implants ruin this calculation though. —
You can also use this to rez Architect without the downside. Although if you intend to do that it would be better just to use an economy card instead. —
Wotan is notably good because his "click through" equivalent is NOT breaking the subroutines! —