I am wondering if Predictive Equation and similar abilities count as Assets in the Cypher system. While some explicitly state that they grant an asset, Predictive Equation instead says that
The next time you interact with it (possibly in the following round), the difficulty of a related task (such as persuading the creature, attacking it, or defending from its attack) is reduced by one step.
Similarly, Destroy Metal states
the difficulty of this task is decreased by three steps (compared to breaking it with brute strength)
which would seem to contradict the following statement if it counted as an asset:
The important thing to remember is that a skill can reduce the difficulty by no more than two steps, and assets can reduce the difficulty by no more than two steps, regardless of the situation. Thus, no task’s difficulty will ever be reduced by more than four steps without using Effort.
In Numenera, these abilities would not count as Assets:
Some rare abilities allow the player to ease tasks and don't count as assets or training. Therefore, if an ability allows a character to ease a task, and does not state that it is an asset or training, it does not count towards the character's limits.
but I can find no such statement within the Cypher System Rulebook.
Where in the Cypher System Rulebook do the rules say if Predictive Equation and similar abilities count as Assets in the Cypher system?