Asset. Arcane


Cost: 2.
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Fast. Uses (3 charges).

When an enemy makes an attack of opportunity against you, spend 1 charge: Cancel that attack.

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Patrick McEvoy
The Innsmouth Conspiracy #27.

Play this in Akachi. Not for the ability, but for the fast charge jank.

1) With Spirit-Speaker out, you can immediately discard this and convert the charges to resources. This is a net gain of 2r at fast speed.

2) The charges on this can be fed to Angered Spirits. The charges on this thing by itself can clear Angered Spirits over the course of 4 rounds.

3) The charges can power 2 Torrent of Powers with 2 charges spent on each.

4) Occasionally, you might actually use the ability. Note that Obfuscation does not require you to exhaust to use it, meaning that if you exhaust it for Angered Spirits, you can still use it just fine.

Basically, think of this card as paying for a slot with 4 charges on it at fast speed for 2r, and you got a few tricks available to you. It does take an arcane slot, but a lot of Akachi decks try to have support for extra arcane slots anyway; this concept best fits into one of those styles of decks.

Soloclue · 1700
Or with Trish: 1) investigation with no AoS to get 2 clues, 2) evasion and 3) exit from the location. — AlexP · 46
For additional jank, Marie could take this and Eldritch Sophist to use it as a battery for recharging spells. — Zinjanthropus · 93

This card is weird. So incredibly weird that I don't have a good analysis ready at all for this, it's more prospective. Fast and 2 cost makes it a good Dexter Drake candidate just for feeding his ability, but when exactly does he care about dodging attacks of opportunity? Typically you avoid AoOs by fighting or evading, so I'm not sure what Dex would want to do instead of those. Maybe if you're caught without a fight/evade spell and need to play one? What I will say is that this card seems really nice for Trish Scarborough, who can investigate to evade any one enemy where she is, which would normally cause an AoO if that enemy is ready and engaged with her there. I can see this being a staple in Trish decks, especially solo.

Anyway, I'm glad this card exists. I'm not sure how many builds actually care about dodging AoOs, but for the ones that do, this and Narrow Escape seem like great picks.

StyxTBeuford · 2311
Preston would like to use this to move his money over without taking AoO. — Soloclue · 1700
Or, for that matter, to play Small Favor without taking an attack - it's really good testless damage for him, but the fact that it neither actually says Fight nor explicitly prevents the AoO has been an issue for me before. — Thatwasademo · 27
My first thought is that it's for "clue-getters". The investigator is engaged but has to get all the clues ? For 2 resources (and no action) you play Obfuscation, then you investigate twice and leave the location without a single AoO. And then the fighter steps in to kill the enemy. It reminds me of Delay the nevitable if used this way. — AlexP · 46
But wouldn't the enemy move with you when you leave the location? Cancelling the AoO does not break the engagement if I recall. — imerenserfud · 1