Asset. Hand

Item. Weapon. Melee. Illicit.

Cost: 1.
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: Fight. If you succeed by 2 or more, this attack deals +1 damage.

Matthew Cowdery
Core Set #44.

The basic Switchblade is, I'm afraid, the lamest weapon in the core set. It's got a couple of nice features; being fast saves an action, and it's low cost makes it feasible to play in a hurry. Sadly, though, it doesn't offer much. A strength bonus is a big part of the reason for playing a weapon - and this offers none. The damage bonus is nice - but how are you going to manage consistent successes by +2? Weak enemies with high-health are pretty rare. Honestly, you're not going to make that +2 often; and so it is a bit of a waste, unless you can find some strange combination in the future. It doesn't even offer decent skill icons.

However, it's major redeeming feature is it's upgraded version - the Switchblade - which is worth a look.

AndyB · 322
Agreed. I would've rather it been: "Fast. --> Fight. If Switchblade was played this round, +2 combat for this attack." — ArkhamArkhanist · 1
@ArkhamArkhanist: That's a great, flavorful suggestion that would have made this card something more than binder fodder. — CaiusDrewart · 1007