Parhelion is the second set of the Borealis Cycle, which began with Midnight Sun. The hackers, thieves, and eco-terrorists of the Arctic have wounded the corporations; in return, the corporations lash out, hunting down the perpetrators.

Parhelion contains 63 brand-new cards, including four new identities, and expands on the mechanical ideas introduced in Midnight Sun.

Fast Facts

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  • Release date: December 9, 2022 (digital) / December 12, 2022 (printed)
  • Cycle: Part 2 of 2 in the Borealis Cycle
  • Size: Full playsets of 63 new cards
  • Total cards: 184 playable cards, plus player aids
  • Set symbol: Globe with ripple effect
  • Design codename: “Bashes”
  • NetrunnerDB set abbreviation: ph

Rotation and Legality

Upon release, Parhelion will immediately become legal for Casual-tier events, such as GNKs and Circuit Openers. It will become legal at Competitive-tier events on December 16, 2022.

The release of Parhelion will also trigger a rotation for the Startup format. Upon its release, the Ashes Cycle (Downfall and Uprising) will no longer be legal in Startup.

Parhelion will not trigger a rotation for the Standard format.

Learn more about set legality in different formats on the Supported Formats page.