Card Name: BlacKat
Pronounced: Black Cat
- Can be treated as if it were a fixed strength breaker (akin to Mimic or Yog.0) utilising Data Sucker tokens to pull barriers into range
- Run in a Stealth deck this is an incredibly powerful breaker. It’s got an economic gain over Corroder when running into ICE like Eli (3 credit spend vs 4 credit spend)
- It’s a really expensive breaker if you aren’t running stealth.
- It costs 2 credits more than Corroder to install
- It has a stiff influence cost of 3
- When used in Stealth decks, because of the stealth credit recurrence, this breaker has huge economic advantage over other fracters
- When played out of Kate it becomes far more affordable to install making it a 3 credit for 3 strength breaker
- Like all stealth cards BlacKat benefits from the use of Ghost Runner
- BlacKat has proven to be an incredibly useful breaker. In a Kate stealth deck it is one of the most useful fracters out there, being more efficient than even Corroder when running into ICE with more than one sub-routine and strength 4 or 5, e.g. Eli, Wall of Thorns, Ashigaru (spend 2 stealth credits to punch through 6 EtR sub-routines, try that with Corroder). This breaker (properly supported) has the ability to make light work of mid-strength Barrier ICE, but is also no more costly for high strength Barrier ICE than Corroder.
- The use of BlacKat as a fix strength breaker seems to be a bit of a waste of the great ability it brings to the board. Personally it would not be my choice to use it in this fashion, however, I can see in some decks the stealth support is more costly in influence than the decks can achieve, e.g. non-shaper decks may not be able to support the influence cost for full Stealth rigs due to no in-faction tutoring availability.