Asset. Arcane

Ritual. Blessed.

Cost: 1. XP: 1.


Group limit 2 copies of Protective Incantation in play.

Seal (any except ).

Forced - At the end of your turn: You must either spend 1 resource or discard Protective Incantation.

Lukasz Jaskolski
The Forgotten Age #31.
Protective Incantation


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The economy boost your entire group gets from not having to boost/commit cards to cover that -5, is that worth 1 resource a turn?

I say yes.

Is it worth an arcane slot? Hmmmmmm.

Rich via Dr. Milan Daisy Walker is taking this all day long.

spoth3d · 4
Might be good for Carolyn too, since she has the economy to support it and her arcane slots aren't that valuable. — SGPrometheus · 776
If you go into tests mostly with ability score of 2 higher that the difficulty, then this is not really worth it. If you aim to hit the highest negative, and you remove the single highest token, then this saves you resources in the long run — Adny · 1
  • Removing up to 3 chaos tokens is very strong when paired with The Chthonian Stone.
    • For example you could remove , and the worst modifier, like -4 on standard. Except for , this guarantees success of your test.
  • This card gets better in multiplayer, as everyone benefits but costs do not increase.
  • Increases the chance of all other tokens, like and .
  • Playing this card comes at a high cost however, occupying 1-2 arcane slots and draining 1-2 ressources each turn. Most mystics shouldn't play this, as they need both slots and many ressources for their spells. Characters who can be built around this:
Django · 4972

Great Card, you could always use 2 copies on a single investigator that has the ability to take it and has the Mystic aspect as secondary. It seems to me though that if a single investigator has two copies in play, the act of spending one resource covers both of the copies. It is not obvious that this can't be the case, since that would take up both your arcane slots and that would be enough trade of as it is. Anyone has a citation that officially states wether you have to pay 2 resources if you have two copies out, instead of 1 resource ?

The text on the card is self-referential (refers to the specific card). So you will have to spend 1 resource for each copy of Protective Incantation. — vvi1g12 · 21
This card occupies an arcane slot, so it' — Django · 4972
Sorry for double post. This card occupies an arcane slot, so it's hard to play as primary mystic when you'd want shriveling and Rite of seeking in play. But for those who don't need the slots it's a very powerful card. But the cost of 1 or 2 ressources per turn is a problem. A rogue like sefina is able to counter the cost with lone wolf and a seeker with Charles Ross can help the character wtih this card to pay item assets. — Django · 4972

Can Protective Incantation Forced effect be paid by Antiquary?

If yes, it would be great in a Jim Culver deck, where two copies of Protective Incantation remove the highest number negative modifier + Nkosi Mabati reduce to 0 every symbol token. Combined all of these with Grotesque Statue + Scavenging and your only fear is the autofail token.

No. — toastsushi · 68
Is the Forced effect a skill test? No, it isn't. So you can't use the resources on Antiquary to pay for the Forced effect. — fiatluxia · 64
I was referring to the first part: "Resources on Antiquary may be spent to pay for Favor, Relic or Ritual cards." but I think that it does not apply anyway to Forced effect. — filippo21daniele · 191
That refers to playing them from your hand. It does not apply to the Forced effect. — fiatluxia · 64