That may have been me actually, never had so many corps grab at my credit pool before! Yes it works. Here’s the thread of Nasir rules I’ve been keeping updated over at boardgame geek:
I’m going to start a Nasir rules compendium here for any interactions with his identity or cards likely to be in his deck that might raise rules questions. I’ll start with my assumptions, please point out anything you think might be incorrect.
- The Runner Approaches the ice
2.1 Paid ability window
2.2 The runner decides whether to continue the run
2.3 Ice is Rezzed
Paid ability window
- Runner Encounters Ice if Rezzed
Nasir ID and other encounter effects trigger
This second paid ability window is a critical one for Nasir. You have a chance to spend credits after you have seen the ice but before your identity takes effect. This allows you to dump credits into things like Self-Modifying Code, Clone Chip and Personal Workshop for the correct breaker.
Bad Publicity - Works, ‘spend them as if they were in your credit pool’ means they aren’t in your credit pool.
Battering Ram, Gordian Blade, Inti and Pipeline- Works, can increase strength before you encounter ice.
Compromised Employee - Doesn’t work, credit is gained before credits are lost.
Fall Guy - Must be used before trace or access.
Femme Fatale - Works, runner chooses which encounter effect activates first. Femme can bypass the ice, bypassing Nasir’s ability or allow Nasir to activate and then bypass.
Inside Job - No option to use Nasir’s ability.
Midori with Amazon Industrial Zone - Ice rezzed in 2.1 OR 2.3 triggers Nasir’s ability
Blackguard and Snitch - Ice rezzed in 2.1 OR 2.3 triggers Nasir’s ability
Howler - The new ice will not trigger Nasir’s ability as you are not in the approach phase when it is rezzed.
Parasite - Works, you can bring out an instant Parasite with something like Clone Chip to trash Pop-up Window after it is rezzed but before you encounter it, conserving your credits.
Parasite and Ice Carver - If Ice Carver would trash the strength 1 ice with Parasite then this happens immediately before there is a chance to use Nasir’s ability.
Parasite and Datasucker - You can not use Datasucker counters until after Nasir’s ability, and any other encounter effects, have fired.
Parasite and Personal Workshop - If you wait for the Personal Workshop to install Parasite, it will not get a virus counter that turn.
Rook - Works, gain 2 extra credits
Running Interference - Doesn’t work
Social Engineering - Credits are gained but then lost if not spent immediately in the 2.3 paid ability window
Stimhack - Doesn’t work, credits are not in separate pool.
Tollbooth - Runner’s ability triggers first. Lose all, gain 8, lose 3.
Tollbooth and Femme - Lose credits gain 8, bypass with Femme, pay nothing. Or just bypass without triggering ID.
Xanadu - Works, gain 1 extra credit