Rogue
Event

Favor. Service.

Cost: 2.
Test Icons:

Evade. Automatically evade a non-Elite enemy at your location.

When you play Decoy, increase its cost by 2: Change "a non-Elite enemy" to "up to 2 non-Elite enemies."

When you play Decoy, increase its cost by 2: Change "at your location" to "at a location up to 2 connections away."

Tim Tsang
Union and Disillusion #234.
Decoy
Reviews

From the suit of favor cards (Decoy, Intel Report and Small Favor) Decoy is a relative step down from Intel Report.

Evading is not a typical issue for a , so that's already unfavourable, it also will not affect elites unlike Cunning Distraction. Finally, because the Evade text is Bolded it will not provoke attacks. So, a breakdown:

  • 1 evade at the cost of 1 action, a card and 2 resources is iffy efficiency for a , a few characters will need/like the guaranteed nature of the event. The unique factor of the card shoots up a mile because you can use it in the name of a friend in trouble.
  • 2 evades immediately makes the card more interesting, you can dig out a character that's in a heap of trouble or 2 separate friends who both drew enemies simultaneously, giving them breathing space, very strong in duo.
  • Ranged evading is obviously mostly useful in multiplayer, you can dig out your friends or delay a stalking hunter, this is one of those cases where you'll often choose to just evade 1 enemy, it's still a great effect.

Not affecting elites and being printed in the specialised faction are negative points to this card, it's still good for Preston Fairmont and very helpful in multiplayer.

Tsuruki23 · 833
Good for anyone with access to Rogue cards but with bad evade. Jenny likes it since her evade isn't special, Preston likes ti because he's Preston, and Leo obviously likes it with his 1 Agility, though it competes against other mobility cards like Think on Your Feet and Elusive. — StyxTBeuford · 548
Also, Rogues are getting an investigator with low agility next expansion with Tony Morgan. Granted, he’d rather kill than evade, but as part of a supportive toolkit, it’s something to consider. — Death by Chocolate · 12