Cost: 3.
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Choisissez une de vos compétences. Jusqu'à la fin de votre tour, fixez la valeur de base de cette compétence à 5.

Vous ne pouvez jamais réellement savoir ce dont vous êtes capable avant que quelque chose n'essaye de vous manger.
Javier Charro Martinez
Dans les Griffes du Chaos #281.
L'Épreuve du Feu

This card is great for most survivors, particularly those with Achilles stats like Wendy’s fight, Calvin anything or Silas intellect or willpower. Combined with Leo de Luca, quick thinking or any number of other cards can give you 4-5 turns with a giant boost stat. Also ace of rods can give you extra turn with one test at 7! Watch Wendy crush the ghoul priest, Silas Hoover up clues or laugh at an encounter 4 test. Also Ashcan Pete and Calvin can prosper plus any other char that can take the spirit trait.

Agent 51 · 12
Don't forget Preston for whom a base skill of 5 for only 3 ressources is quite a nice trade — jens.h.thomsen · 20
Rita can combo with Ace in the Hole — Zinjanthropus · 161

This is the level 1 Will to Survive. It serves a very similar function.

  • Rewrite any character's stat as a 5. This is obviously great for anybody starting at 1 or 2, note that all modifiers (boosts on weapons for example) stack on top. Calvin Wright and Preston Fairmont take note.

  • A 5 for a round is most useful if you can leverage it, upping to 5 for example is useful all the time, but upping isn't great unless you've got a weapon to swing.

  • Terrific in maps that require you to beat a specific test type on scenario cards, for example if you gotta beat x amount of tests or beat parlays.

  • Benefit lasts until end of turn, thereby it will never help you in the Mythos phase.

All in all this is a great card, mandatory in Calvin Wright and damn-near everybody else can use it for something, at the very least 5 is never useless.

While there are no XP versions of Trial by Fire there is still The Red-Gloved Man who operates VERY similarly but has loads of other advantages. There's also obviosuly Will to Survive.

Tsuruki23 · 1989
Take it with Preston alongside some Swift Reflexes, Quick Thinking, or an Ace in the Hole for some extra action shenanigans. — StyxTBeuford · 12435
The above cards comboed with a side of fight or flight and you got a stew goin'. — Myriad · 1101
I... think I'd like my money back. — StyxTBeuford · 12435
This is very helpful in solo Rita for getting clues, or even fighting enemies to some extent. she can also get Ace in the Hole — Zinjanthropus · 161