|Whenever you make a successful run on a central server, place 1 virus counter on Datasucker.|
Hosted virus counter: Rezzed piece of ice currently being encountered has -1 strength until the end of the encounter.
Datasucker is a versatile virus that can lower the strength of ice, usually for one of two purposes: to bring the ice closer to the strength of an icebreaker, or to lower the ice's strength to 0 in order to trash it in combination with .
Datasucker has two abilities.
|Triggered Ability - Conditional|
|Runner makes a Successful Run against a Central Server||Place 1 Virus Counter on Datasucker|
|Triggered Ability - Paid|
|Remove 1 Hosted Virus Counter from Datasucker||The Rezzed piece of Ice the Runner is currently Encountering has its Strength lowered by 1 for the rest of the Encounter|
- FAQ 1.0.10 - Datasucker's paid ability cannot be used until after "when encountered" abilities resolve.
- Confirmed by the FAQ above: Parasite + can trash a Tollbooth before its "when encountered" ability resolves, but Parasite + Datasucker cannot.:
- 's subroutine does not stop Datasucker from gaining counters, but it stops the Runner from using those counters on encountered ice.: