Many occupations have a text that limits the use of it. But can I still used the shield or sword icon(s) on it during fight even if the card text has been exhausted?
We played like that last time and I suspect that was wrong as some cards are just hugely powerful that way. But then again some occupations have card texts that would be very powerful even without the added attack or defense value.
See the person next to you? Kill! Kill!!! KILLL!!!!
I'm your baby! Can you feel it?
It was wrong yes. The icons are more a reference so that you quickly know whether you have an offence or a defence (or both) card. The effect of the icons though only hits in when the ability is triggered as per card description.