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Raider Blowpipe
Air Force • Weapons
Wave 3: Siege I
Number: 26
Uncommon
5★
Useable Stratagems:
Villainous Spotlight
Materiel War
Bot Mode
2   7   1   Decepticon Battle Master Ranged
Focus 1
Dual-Impact Shatterblast Compression Cannon
Upgrade - Weapon
Decepticon Battle Master
When the uprgaded character attacks and you flip battle cards 🠪 It gets +1 until end of turn for each different color among battle icons you flipped. If this would leave the battlefield 🠪 Put it into your KO area instead.
Relevant Rulings
Would Cornered work on a Battle Master causing it to flip to its upgrade side? If yes, what would happen to the upgrade?

No, you can’t flip a Battle Master while it’s on the battlefield.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-08-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Cornered!, Battle Master
Can you use I Still Function to replay a Battle Master?

Hard no.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-05-10)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: I Still Function!, Battle Master
Once a Battle Master is in the KO pile does it still count as a character while in it's upgrade mode? Can I bring it back to the field with ISF? Is it forced back into bot mode to take the damage if it can? If not does it automatically equip? if it can equip, is it forced to ko pile at the end of the turn?

No, no, not applicable, not applicable, not applicable.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-07-29)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: I Still Function!, Battle Master
Some cards refer to Autobots or Decepticons. How do I know which characters are Autobots?

Autobots have a red frame and the Autobot insignia in the lower right corner. Decepticons have a purple frame and the Decepticon insignia in the lower right corner. A few characters have "Autobot" or "Decepticon" in their names, although these aren’t the only Autobots and Decepticons.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2018-10-11)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Autobot, Decepticon
Do you have to attach the Battle Master's Upgrade side? My Wife pulled 2 Lionizers in Turbo Sealed but pull no Orange. When I KO'd Lionizer, would she be forced to scrap EM24 IR Laser Launcher, or could she choose not to attach Lionizer?

Yes, you must attach the Battle Master's Upgrade side. When you attach the Battle Master, you must scrap the older upgrade; in this case, EM24 IR Laser Launcher.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-07-12)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
Do Battle Masters in Upgrade mode count towards Stars in the KO area for Emergency Maintenance?

No. When in Upgrade mode, Battle Masters do not count as characters, so they would not be counted by Emergency Maintenance on the battlefield or in the KO area.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-07-29)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
Can I KO a Battle Master with Involuntary Promotion if I have no bots in my KO area?

Yes. If you have no characters in KO or the characters in your KO area have too many stars, you can use Involuntary Promotion to KO one of your characters.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-11-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
What are Battle Masters?

Battle Masters are characters that start in bot mode and can be played in their upgrade mode
after they are KO’d. Battle Masters don’t have an alt mode and can’t flip while they are on the
battlefield. There are both Autobot and Decepticon Battle Masters.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
Battle Masters are the same size as battle cards! What does that mean?

The size of the card doesn’t change how they play. While in bot mode, Battle Masters are
just like other characters. They can attack and be attacked, they can be damaged, they can be
upgraded, and so on.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
If Battle Masters don’t have an alt mode, how do they start the game?

They start on the battlefield in bot mode.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
If a card tells me to flip a Battle Master, what happens?

It doesn’t flip. It just stays in bot mode. If the card has additional instructions, those are still
followed if possible.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
So how do I access the upgrade mode?

If a Battle Master in bot mode is KO’d, you can immediately flip the card and play its other
mode.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
Most of the time, characters are KO’d on their opponent’s turn. If that happens to my Battle
Master, can I still play the upgrade?


Yes. This may cause some abilities to trigger that normally don’t during your opponent’s turn.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
When I play the Battle Master in upgrade mode, does it count as my upgrade play for the
turn?


No. If you played an upgrade earlier in the turn, you can still play the Battle Master in its
upgrade mode after it’s KO’d in bot mode.
In some unusual situations, your Battle Master in bot mode is KO’d during your turn before you
attack. Playing the upgrade mode in those situations doesn’t stop you from then playing an
upgrade from your hand before you attack.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
What happens if the Battle Master upgrade would leave the battlefield?

If that happens, the card is put into your KO area with its upgrade mode face up. This can
happen if the upgrade would be returned to your hand, returned to your deck, directly
scrapped, or if the character that had it is KO’d.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-03-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master
Regarding when Battle Masters go to the KO area when they're removed from the battlefield in upgrade mode: Do they switch to bot mode when they go there or do they stay in upgrade mode? And if they do stay in upgrade mode, how does this interact with Emergency Maintenance?

They stay on their Upgrade side and it does not interact with Emergency Maintenance because upgrades are not counted as characters.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-04-12)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master, KO
So, when a Battle Master is KO'd, does it count as a KO since they are technically not sent to the KO pile? Or is the instance of "KO" simply contingent on reaching your HP total?

It is a KO and they go to the KO Area, before flipping to its Upgrade side.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-04-12)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Battle Master, KO
What are Battle Masters & Weaponizers?

Battle Masters and Weaponizers are characters that start in bot mode and can be played in their Upgrade mode after they are KO’d. They don’t have alt modes and can’t flip while they are on the battlefield.
In Siege 2 (Wave 4), there are two Weaponizers, each made up of two cards. They start assembled together in bot mode. When one of these Weaponizers is KO’d, it splits into two different Upgrades that you can then play. These Upgrades can be played on separate characters or onto the same character.
After a Battle Master or Weaponizer Upgrade would leave the battlefield, it’s put into your KO area instead.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-11-08)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Weaponizer, Battle Master
If a Battle Master or Weaponizer is in the KO Pile, and the match runs to time and damage on all characters is assessed, should they count their damage for that total, or are they simply an upgrade with no damage on them?

They are an upgrade with no damage on them.This FAQ item refers to a form of tie-breaker from November 2019 tournament rules prior to November 2019. It is no longer relevant.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2019-08-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Weaponizer, Battle Master, KO, Tie-Break
Can I have more than one of the same Upgrade on the battlefield?

Yes. Upgrades aren’t unique. You could have two characters each with the same Weapon, for
example.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2018-10-11)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Upgrade
Some Upgrades say "Put on [something] only." How does that work?

These abilities describe what kind of character the Upgrade can be put on. This is usually a trait such
as Melee, Plane, or Insecticon. An Upgrade can be put on a character only if that character matches the
listed requirement.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2018-10-11)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Upgrade
Let’s say I have an Upgrade that says "Put on Planes only" and I put it on a Plane. But then next turn I
flip the Plane to its other mode, and it’s no longer a Plane. What happens?


The Upgrade stays with the character it’s on. That ability limits only what the Upgrade can initially be
put on. Once that happens, the Upgrade doesn’t check again.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2018-10-11)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Upgrade
Recent Decks Using This Card
Deck of the Day #212 (October 31st 2023)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Motorcycle Specialist Autobot Plane
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Jan 17, '24

Characters
Raider Blowpipe 5★
Air Force • Weapons
Specialist Flamewar 7★
Special Ops • Hunter
Raider Sights 6★
Air Force • Artillery
Brainstorm 7★
Haunted Schemer

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Leap Into Battle
3 Treasure Hunt
3 Quartermaster
3 Camien Crash
2 Disassemble
3 Master of Metallikato
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
3 EM24 IR Laser Launcher
1 Vamparc Ribbon
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
3 Increased Durability
2 Cloaking Screen
Utilities
3 Acute Reflexes
3 Triangulator
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Bashing Shield: 14%
Disassemble: 13%
Triangulator: 19%
Cloaking Screen: 14%
Vamparc Ribbon: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 12 cards
Wave 2: 2 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 11 cards
Wave 7A: 1 cards
Wave 9: 3 cards
W9 - Wind and Rainbows
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Autobot Truck Melee Quintesson Allicon Beast Plane
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 5★ Added by JediPapa Modified on Nov 27, '23

Characters
Raider Blowpipe 5★
Air Force • Weapons
Brawn 5★
Demolitions
Allicon Eyuk 5★
Bog Scavenger
Windblade 10★
Camien Champion

Sideboard
Flamewar 5★
Veteran Decepticon
2 Bashing Shield
2 Disassemble
2 Hold the Line
2 Aerial Superiority
2 Bellicosity
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
2 Quartermaster
2 Fight For Position
2 Wedge Formation
2 Hit and Run
3 Master of Metallikato
Secret Actions
2 Patrol the Perimeter
Rolling Actions
3 Bracing Up
3 Revving Up
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Backup Beam
2 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Soldier's Blaster
2 Sidecar Artillery
2 Stormfall Sword
2 Vamparc Ribbon
Armor
3 Extra Padding
2 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Point Position
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  6 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
20 icons on 20 cards (50%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
18 icons on 18 cards (45%)
23 icons on 23 cards (58%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 46%
Backup Beam: 14%
Extra Padding: 21%
Soldier's Blaster: 7%
Wedge Formation: 14%
Bracing Up: 22%
Revving Up: 23%
Stormfall Sword: 15%
Vamparc Ribbon: 15%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 4: 9 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 8 cards
Wave 9: 9 cards
5-Color Scramble
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Autobot Truck Melee Quintesson Allicon Beast Plane
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 5★ Added by Tokugami Modified on Sep 10, '23

Characters
Raider Blowpipe 5★
Air Force • Weapons
Brawn 5★
Demolitions
Allicon Eyuk 5★
Bog Scavenger
Windblade 10★
Camien Champion

Sideboard
Flamewar 5★
Veteran Decepticon
3 Bashing Shield
3 Dismantling Claw
3 Disassemble
1 Well-Worn Armor
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Escape Route
1 Quartermaster
3 Hit and Run
3 Master of Metallikato
Secret Actions
3 Hold the Line
3 Loading The Cannon
3 What Lies Beyond
Rolling Actions
3 Bracing Up
3 Revving Up
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Stormfall Sword
Armor
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
3 Matrix of Leadership
3 Spare Parts
3 Mirror Response Mode
Deck Stats
25 action cards
  10 regular action cards
  9 secret action cards
  6 rolling action cards
15 upgrade cards
  3 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  9 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
22 icons on 22 cards (55%)
27 icons on 27 cards (68%)
21 icons on 21 cards (53%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 81%
Escape Route: 27%
Spare Parts: 28%
Hold the Line: 27%
Loading The Cannon: 27%
What Lies Beyond: 26%
Bracing Up: 27%
Mirror Response Mode: 26%
Revving Up: 28%
Stormfall Sword: 28%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Wave 6: 7 cards
Wave 8: 10 cards
Wave 9: 4 cards
Two Heads Are Better For Cons
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Tank Titan Master Melee Beast
Deck: 41🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 9★ Added by Jihen Modified on Oct 12, '22

Characters
Raider Blowpipe 5★
Air Force • Weapons
Decepticon Quake 7★
Ground Assault
Doomshot 3★
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Grax 3★

Stratagems
Swap Heads 1★
Titan Master
Sideboard
Wolfwire 9★
Ground Tracker
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Decepticons
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
2 Even The Score 1★
3 Overwhelming Advantage
1 Reprocess
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Security Checkpoint
3 Steady Shot
1 Reprocess
3 War of Attrition
3 Wedge Formation
3 Master of Metallikato
3 Scouting Mission
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Backup Beam
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Scoundrel's Blaster
Armor
1 Covert Armor
3 Force Field
1 Reflex Circuits
3 Medic's Protective Field
3 Terrifying Resilience
Utilities
3 Escape Capsule
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  11 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
12 icons on 12 cards (29%)
31 icons on 25 cards (61%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
14 icons on 14 cards (34%)
18 icons on 18 cards (44%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Backup Beam: 12%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 19%
Covert Armor: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 6%
Reprocess: 6%
War of Attrition: 18%
Wedge Formation: 19%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 19 cards
Wave 5: 18 cards
Jab and Haymaker
Deck Traits: Autobot Car Specialist Melee Decepticon Stunticon Ranged Tank Sports Car Patrol
Deck: 41🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 28🂠 11★ Added by Broke Box Modified on May 3, '21

Characters
Wheeljack 9★
Weapons Inventor
Decepticon Drag Strip 5★
Cutthroat Warrior
Warpath 6★
Confident Sharpshooter
Raider Road Hugger 5★
Infantry • Tactics

Sideboard
Acid Storm 6★
Toxic Terror
Raider Blowpipe 5★
Air Force • Weapons
1 Armed Hovercraft
1 Computer Sabotage
2 Data Bank
1 Drill Arms
1 Leap Into Battle
1 Matrix of Leadership
1 Multi-Mission Gear
1 Piercing Blaster
1 Rapid Ascent
1 System Reboot
1 The Bigger They Are
1 Cooling Vents
1 Erratic Lightning
1 Espionage
1 Heavy-Handed
1 Press the Advantage
1 Surprise Attack
1 Reclaim
1 Basic Combat Protocol
1 Dismantle
1 Infiltrate
1 Laser Cutlass
1 Metal Detector
1 Personal Targeting Drone
1 Point-Defense System
1 Repurpose
1 Take Cover
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Peace through Tyranny
2 Roll Out!
2 Start Your Engines
2 Supercharge
2 System Reboot
2 Calculated Strike
1 Device Virus
1 Dismantle
2 Rock Toss
Secret Actions
2 Defensive Formation
2 Hiding Spot
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Grenade Launcher
3 Power Punch
2 Combat Dagger
2 Laser Cutlass
Armor
3 Force Field
2 Improvised Shield
2 Scrapper Gauntlets
Utilities
2 Turbo Boosters
3 Stealthiness
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
31 icons on 26 cards (63%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
11%
11%
10%
8%
6%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 34 cards
Wave 2: 15 cards
Wave 2A: 1 cards
Wave 3: 25 cards