I struggle to see the draw of this card over Faerie. Faerie costs the same, starts with 2 strength, and breaks any number of subroutines in exchange for trash. As a breaker, Faerie is better in almost every way.
I do see a few edge cases where Shiv has an advantage:
- When you have 2 it costs 0.
- Shiv is one less influence to splash into another faction.
- Shiv triggers Armand "Geist" Walker: Tech Lord.
Are those advantages worth giving up the ability to pump strength for 1 and break >3 subroutines? In my opinion - no.