Survivor
Skill

Practiced. Blessed.

XP: 2.
Test Icons:

Commit only to a skill test you are performing, and only if the difficulty of that test is higher than your base skill value.

After you commit Signum Crucis to a skill test, add X tokens to the chaos bag. X is the difference between the test's difficulty and your base skill value.

David Hovey
Horror in High Gear #197.

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Costs -2 additional experience.

Signum Crucis
Reviews

This card is excellent in a Preston Fairmont deck, taking advantage of his base value of 1 in each skill. Since he's likely to be mitigating those with cards like Dark Horse and Lola Santiago, Preston can use this on a skill test that he's likely to pass and still put several tokens in the bag.

trgreiss · 81
Note also that base skill value is always 0 for Calvin. — StyxTBeuford · 12722
When Silas draws a willpower treachery he can commit this for a couple of blessings and then pull it back to his hand and do it again later. An Amanda with a lot of static intellect boots can tuck this under her ID to earn several blessing while investigating a tough location. — OrionJA · 1

Repeatable with Silas on high shroud locations for a steady stream of lots of bless tokens. Since it takes effect after being committed rather than after resolution, Silas can reap the benefit turn after turn. Maybe you'll even start succeeding on some of those investigates!

Graham · 110
High shrouds have a great test, but your team probably wants you doing something besides just adding tokens to the bag. And that might mean moving somewhere else. — MrGoldbee · 1265

Double Quick Learner + double Drawing Thin + Signum Crucis on a base shroud 4 for example adds 10-[base intellect] bless tokens(you might miss the fact that it's still comparing to your base value, your passive buffs or commited icons do not change this). Pretty sick.

And why would I wanna do this you ask? Because Ancient Covenant is extremely strong, and the more people in your team that can take it the more attractive this gets.

Erdjo · 304
And a mere 20XP +2x per Covenant! — MrGoldbee · 1265
With the new August 2022 Taboo List, Signum Crucis is two less experience to purchase, so you can include 2 copies of Signum Crucis in your Level 0 Survivor deck. Add in a copy of In The Thick of It for a copy of Drawing Thin, and you'll only need 15 experience for 2 copies of Quick Learner, your second copy of Drawing Thin, and Ancient Covenant. You can earn 15 experience by the end of the 3rd or 4th scenario in most campaigns, so this combo is ludicrously easy to pull off. — Telosa · 20
Correction: Make that only 13 EXP (8 EXP from 2x Quick Learner, 3 EXP from Drawing Thin, and 2 EXP from Ancient Covenant). — Telosa · 20

Using with Amanda Sharpe deck and investigate to high shroud location Because this card would commit to all Investigating and Encounter resolve You get the following

  • Investigating - 1 Blessing token for 3 times (Repeated from her ability)
  • Treachery card test - 0 to 2 Blessing token for 1 times (Enemy or some card may have no test)

For my use I can add around 3-8 Blessing token in a single round.

That's promising because you can try to add more if you found higher shroud location

AquaDrehz · 181
But be sure you can pass the test without those bless tokens (by the way this card takes the basic intellect not the modified) if you don't do it, you might waste your turn and in my experience time is the winning factor — Tharzax · 1

Wondering how this interacts with cards that test at a different base skill value.

E.g. Amanda Sharpe attacking a strength 4 or 5 enemy with a Strange Solution.

The wording on strange solution says to attack “with a base skill value of 6”; and signum crucis wording says “your base skill value”

So is “your base skill value” the value of the attack (6) or does “your” refer to your investigator (so in this case the base value would be 2)

I’m reckoning “your” and “a” are one and the same thing here: namely the unmodified skill value of the test you are taking which in this case is 6… so strange solution wouldn’t enable Amanda to commit this card to a test.

But I’m just checking to see what people think cos it would be quite a sweet turn to spend 3 actions doing 9 damage to a nasty enemy while also loading 6 or so bless tokens into the bag.

Phoenixbadger · 178
You are sadly correct, while using strange solution your base skill value becomes 6 making it very hard to find an enemy capable of committing signum Crucis to — NarkasisBroon · 9
This goes both ways right? If Your base is 6 and the enemy has only 2 you get 4 blesses? — Django · 4246
Commit only to a skill test you are performing, and only if the difficulty of that test is higher than your base skill value. — MrGoldbee · 1265
Oh yes django! Didn’t see that! — Phoenixbadger · 178