Just the Anarch, HB, and Jinteki IDs to go. Looking forward to 'em. While not every ID in this set looks amazing, each one looks like something that someone could build a deck around and play happily. Blue Sun’s the closest to being broken, but they actually seem comparable, by and large. Balance (of new IDs, especially) seems to be getting better and better as time goes on.
Actually, I’m a bit surprised to see Leela. Fisk seemed like a shoe-in, strange ability, similar to Eden Shard, and so on. This means Fisk is likely to be in the next Cycle (I can’t imagine them delaying further than that, surely), which means that Selective Mind Mapping will be in Cycle 5, I guess?
I have to wonder about License Acquisition, not because it’s bad, but because NBN already has so many excellent Agendas that it’ll be hard to fit in. AstroScript is an obvious 3-of in any deck, Beale fits well in most as just a 3/2 let alone a 5/3 or 7/4. It’s a potentially excellent ability, so I think it’ll see play, but it’s going to be a tight fit.
Also, while they’ve been discussed before, I’m not sure how I feel about the Cerebus Breakers. They all seem pretty good (though only Professor’s likely to use all of them), but they’re AI breaker costs, usually. Still, breaking Archer for 6 and two counters isn’t too terrible, so I imagine I’ll be finding a way to fit Cuj.0 into Anarch decks – probably straight-up replacing Mimic.
EDIT: The problem, as it was put to me, of the new IDs being mostly balanced and reasonable… is that the best ones right now aren’t. So we’ll see if Leela can catch up to Andy and Gabe, or if Nasir stands a chance against Kate and CT.