I think it's really interesting that most of the relics currently in the game don't use charges, the exception being Grotesque Statue. So with this card you could charges to a relic that doesn't use them, perhaps this could be an interesting way to subvert Akachi's weakness without wasting charges on a spell? Might be worth keeping an eye out for other interesting interactions in the future.
Choose a Spell or Relic asset controlled by an investigator at your location and reveal a random chaos token from the chaos bag. If you reveal a , , , , or symbol, discard the chosen asset. Otherwise, add 3 charges to the chosen asset.
I've used this card in my sefina deck for 3 games so far and noticed the following:
- Don't use it on cards with charges left, as this may kill the card with the charges
- As a spell, Arcane Initiate can "find" it
- It has two icons, so it's nice to commit to most spells
- As event, it can be used with Sefina Rousseau ability
- Grotesque Statue can be used to increase the chance of recharging the spell (but sefina cant play the statue)
This card feels really underpowered, bordering on unplayable. and is a lot of icons in any given bag. Relics you want to recharge like Grotesque Statue are nearly as likely to vanish on you as they are to come back.
I guess for the moment its an auxiliary purchase once you've splurged on Shrivelling (5) and Rite of Seeking (4) since you can just risk refilling them once they're empty. Still the lack of reliability means I'd probably just rather play around that eventuality than include cards which are just as likely to waste my time. Emergency Cache and even Contraband are better imo for the comparable supply and ammo items.
I think the thing that ticks me off the most is that if Jim Culver's ability was written slightly differently: you may choose to treat as , it would be exactly the buff this under-powered character could use to be both middling strength and really fun to play.
So the question is: Does the word "Otherwise" from the card Recharge is referring to the revelation of the , , , or token or the resolution of it's negative effect? In other words, if I use Eldritch Inspiration to cancel the negative effect of Recharge (discarding the targeted asset) do I still get its positive effect (the 3 extra charges) or not? Thanks for the answear and your time.
Greetings, If you use Eldritch Inspiration to cancel the “…if you reveal a ___ symbol…” effect on Recharge, it cancels just the “discard the chosen asset” effect. The “otherwise” clause doesn’t kick in because you still revealed the relevant symbol.
In other words, it’s not saying “if the asset wasn’t discarded, add 3 charges to it,” it’s saying “if you revealed any other token, add 3 charges to it.”
Still a great combo for ensuring that Recharge doesn’t get rid of your best spell [or relic] asset, though!
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PD: In my personal opinion the combo is not worth it XD. I now use Premonition and/or Olive McBride to somehow mitigate variance when using Recharge on my Pendant of the Queen...so being there is no way to guarantee the 3 extra charges, you've got to ask yourself one question before you put Recharge in your deck: 'Do I feel lucky?'... Well, do you, punk?