***Updated Information In A Later Post***
I sat down and compared every Ice in the Game to every Ice Breaker in the game. I made some observations:
- There are 8 Sentries, 5 Barriers and Code gates, and 1 "None of the Above"; Namely, Data Mine. NBN Doesn't have any Barriers, but Weyland Consortium doesn't have any Code Gates.
- The highest number of Subroutines on a Sentry is 4 (Archer) (Average 1.875). The highest Strength on a Sentry is 6 (also Archer) (Average 3.125). Both Femme Fatale and Ninja will break Sentries at an average cost of 4.875 Credits.
- The highest number of Subroutines on a Barrier is 3 (Heimdall 1.0) (Average 1.8). The highest Strength on a Barrier is 7 (Hadrian's Wall) (Average 4.4). Note that while Battering Ram is slightly cheaper on average than Corroder, it costs 2MU, which is hefty.
- The highest number of Subroutines on a Code Gate is 2 (Enigma and Viktor 1.0) (Average 1.4). The highest Strength on a Code Gate is 7 (Cell Portal) (Average 4.2). Gordian Blade is the obvious choice here.
Note that this doesn't take into consideration any factors other than Subroutines, Strength, and full Credit Cost to totally pass the Ice. It doesn't consider Advancing Ices, Combos (Wyrm + Mimic), Viruses, Passing Subroutines with Actions, Encounter Abilities, or anything else. It's meant to help supplement your decision making, not necessarily make your decision for you, because there are more factors in play.