Paladin Poemu

♦ Paladin Poemu 1[credit]

Resource: Companion - Virtual
Influence: 3

When your turn begins and whenever you steal an agenda, place 1[credit] on this resource.

You can spend hosted credits to install non-connection cards.

When your turn ends, if there are 3 or more hosted credits, trash 1 of your installed cards.

Friends guard your passions.
Illustrated by Izzy Pruett
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Uprising (ur)

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  • Updated 2020-03-20

    NISEI Uprising Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    If the Runner spends a credit from Paladin Poemu to install Keiko, can they trigger Keiko's ability?

    No. Since Paladin Poemu is a companion, the first time the Runner spends credits from or installs a companion this turn is paying Keiko's install cost, which happens at step 8.3.4. Keiko's abilities only become active at step 8.3.5, so the ability is not active when the trigger condition is met, and it cannot be triggered.


What a out of control card! 1 credit per turn drip for a 1 credit buy-in? Who doesn't want that? I don't know, but I can sure think of a few runners who would.

And you don't have to be one of those aforementioned runners to like this card. The influence cost may make Poemu a bit difficult to justify for anyone who isn't installing a lot (unless you've got a lot), but there's almost no reason not to run the little gal if you're an Anarch, and if Taka can be justified as a 1 off in several non-orange decks, you better believe this will be too.

To cap it off, like every member of Hoshiko's raid party, Paladin Poemu's downside is a joke. There's just too many good targets, so many I cannot possibly name them all--in other words, if you're putting this furry friend in your deck, it's because you've got stuff to install, and if you've gone three turns without installing something, losing your party's tank is almost certainly the least of your worries.

So is our newest little companion too strong? I don't know, but I know for sure you're going to be seeing a lot of her in the future. Because as every seasoned raider knows, a good party needs a good tank, and Paladin Poemu is one of the best I've seen.

(Uprising Booster Pack era)