Divested Trust

Divested Trust 3/1


Whenever the Runner steals another agenda, you may forfeit this agenda to gain 5[credit] and add the stolen agenda to HQ.

As the documents show, for eight months they have operated as an entirely independent fiscal entity. We are as appalled at the carelessness as you are, and fully support City Hall’s investigation.
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Downfall (df)

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  • Updated 2019-04-27

    NISEI Downfall Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    Can the Corp use Divested Trust to stop the Runner from winning after stealing their 7th agenda point?

    No. The Runner wins the game while Divested Trust’s ability is still pending.

    If the Corp uses Divested Trust to snatch a 3-point agenda from the Runner, but the Runner steals that agenda again, how much damage does Punitive Counterstrike do?

    Punitive Counterstrike looks at the printed agenda point value on each agenda at the time it was stolen. Since the card moves between zones between the two times the Runner steals it, the game does not consider it to be the same agenda, and Punitive deals damage for both times it was stolen, for a total of 6 damage.

    If Media Blitz is copying Divested Trust, can the corp use it?

    No. Media Blitz is neither an agenda nor in the score area, so it cannot be forfeited.

    What if there are multiple agendas in Archives while the Corp has Divested Trust scored?

    The Runner accesses cards in Archives one at a time in the order of their choice. After an access is complete, they then choose the next card to access. They do not have to choose an order for all of the cards up front. The Corp will have to decide whether or not to use Divested Trust each time the Runner chooses to access an agenda, without knowing the order that any other cards in Archives will be accessed.


This agenda is amazing and should be played more often. Especially with Weyland decks using faceup agendas.

Once this is scored, it give your big agendas a protection from being stolen. Imagine the runner stealing a City Work Project, paying 2 to 5 cards in meat damage in the process, only to be denied that victory. And to top it off, enabling the corp by giving it 5 creds. Insane!

It is even better if the corp was playing the big agendas, like Government Takeover or Vanity Project. This is the difference between winning and losing the game.

Once it is scored, the corp is much more relaxed, since it can deny the game point victory at anytime, while continuing to push its strategy forward.

A top tier agenda, in my opinion.

(Uprising era)

There's one major disadvantage with this agenda that means it isn't played much: it doesn't stop the Runner scoring points, it just takes them back. Say you're running Government Takeover. The Runner will get 6 points if they steal it. If you use Divested Trust on it, the Runner still gets 6 points, then loses them again. That means that if the runner steals even 1 point – say, they steal a second copy of Divested Trust – your Divested Trust is now incapable of preventing the Runner winning the game.

You forgot to mention the obvious synergy this agenda has with Punitive. They steal a 3 pointer, you take it back AND get 5 credits to blow them up with.

@callforjudgement, I was under the impression that Divested Trust effect trigger before the runners gains the points, allowing to prevent you from losing the game. This is why I think this agenda is so powerful.

Callforjudgement is right - you've got this agenda incorrect. This agenda cannot prevent a game-winning steal. Once the Runner hits 7 points, a scored Divested Trust cannot be used.

... And it would have been SO easy to just write '[!] Whenever the Runner WOULD steal another agenda, you may forfeit this agenda to gain 5credit and add that agenda to HQ.' and print an actually useful Weyland 3/1 :D

@krams that may make its scoring protection stronger, however, if it interrupted a steal than it would not synergize as well with punitive as the agenda was never Stolen as the steak was interrupted.