Enigma 3[credit]

Ice: Code Gate
Strength: 2
Influence: 0

[subroutine] The Runner loses [click].

[subroutine] End the run.

No runner sees the same thing. Some say it’s a beast, others a man. But they all agree that it smells blue, and tastes like eternity.
Illustrated by Benjamin Giletti
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System Update 2021 (su21)

#81 • English
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A very strong and stable early game piece of ICE. For decks that want early game protection, for rushing agendas or building up a credit advantage off of Adonis Campaign or Melange Mining Corp., this card can do a lot of work. As a Code Gate it is not something most runners will be seeking to break early (Unlike Sentries which carry harmful effects) and the first subroutine is a great time waster for runners - while they won’t hit that subroutine more than once and let it fire, that single click wasted can be the difference between scoring an agenda, and them finding their breaker and having the time to use it to get through.

(Written during the meta of Breaker Bay, part of the SanSan Cycle. For more reviews like it, visit wyldside.blogspot.com)

(Breaker Bay era)
I appreciate the comments you have on all these cards but can we cool it with the constant footer that's just a link to your blog? It's tacky. —
I would call this card neither 'very strong' nor stable. —
It's usually going to be good for 1 early game stop, maybe taking a valuable early game click, and 1-2 credits tax. About as good as you can hope for from a neutral three. Especially good against criminals who drop a Faerie or something and face check, intending to use Special Order and get back in on click 4 if they fail to get in. As for strength, it gets a lot of play compared to "strong" cards like Janus and Wotan. —

I've noticed that there's some kind of similarity between pictures on this ice and on Quandary. It wanted to have two subs when it will grow up. It grew up and became Enigma. Anyway, this is a powerful early-game ice.

(System Update 2021 era)

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