The 13th Vision

Important note especially for Hard/Expert players: this card means dropping the difficulty of a test to 0 to succeed on all non-autofail tokens will no longer work as a strategy as long as it is in play. Until you discard this, you'll be losing a lot of the value of cards like Flashlight.

Athe · 4
The Eye of Truth

Just browsing cards that can be used by Amanda Sharpe and found this card. In an Amanda deck this is an additional Promise of Power without the cost of curse tokens, and it may remove a random treachery you draw the next turn. Does it worth 5xp for that effect? I don't know, but I know I will try this card in my next companion.

PhotonCat · 1
The challenge with this card in Amanda is that it disappears from your deck. Since Amanda can cycle through cards super fast, that might not be something you want. However, it's an amazing card anyway, and I've certainly used it in Amanda. — acotgreave · 759
Wounded Bystander

This signature weakness acts as more of a deckbuilding restriction: must include cards that heal Ally assets.

It's a very soft weakness if you have the tools to deal with it. It costs no actions, doesn't deal you any net damage, and doesn't ever cycle into your deck. You even gain an extra point of soak with it!

Needing to cure the the Bystander is the wrong mindset. All you need to do is to prevent him from dying. From that perspective things get a lot simpler.

At 0xp Bandages counters 3 instances of damage each and can be scavenged. Soothing Melody counters 2 instances of damage each. In a single deck cycle that packs Hallowed Mirror and Bandages you're already good for 12 instances of damage, which is far less than what most scenarios will throw at you.

B-tier options include Bizarre Diagnosis, First Aid, Emergency Aid and Medical Student, which are more action inefficient or will waste the horror healing.

With XP, you'd almost always have the Surgical Kit as a backup option, but you should rarely need it. Other very good choices include the Forbidden Tome, Call for Backup, and Manipulate Destiny with blurse support.

Note that with 3-damage burst heals like Bizarre Diagnosis and Surgical Kit, it's more efficient to let the Bystander go to 1 health and then heal back to 4 health than to discard it entirely. That way it can continue to soak damage for you, and you don't waste the heal.

yinwhite · 8

Does Refine let you check the Inscription of the Hunt box on Runic Axe now that it's chained? If so, does that cost you XP mid-scenario? I was planning to play both in my deck anyway, and when I went to look it up I couldn't find any information about it.

Since each box costs 1 xp, I would simply treat it as having an extra box you need to tick — Lodge_Infiltrator · 1

To answer your question(s):

Foresight specifically targets a card that would be drawn “from the encounter deck.” First Watch causes encounter cards to be removed from the deck and dealt out to investigators. So no, Foresight cannot be played on a card dealt via First Watch.

Feel free to reach out to us if any more questions arise!


Alex Werner, FFG Game Rules Specialist

dubcity566 · 106
Hello! Can you share and forward the official ruling email (including questions and answers) you received to This is the mailbox of Jared, the official FAQ maintainer, and he will update the verdict you received into ArkhamDB! — Jacksonsu · 1