-
You can manage & track your card collection and decks once you create an account and login.

Raider Nightstick
Ground Force • Weapons
Wave 3: Siege I
Number: 33
Uncommon
6★
Useable Stratagems:
Villainous Spotlight
Materiel War
Bot Mode
2   6   1   Decepticon Battle Master Specialist
Black Beam Blaster
Upgrade - Weapon
+2   +1   Decepticon Battle Master
When the upgraded character attacks and you flip at least 🠪 Your opponent chooses a card from their hand and scraps it.

If this would leave the battlefield 🠪 Put it in 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
*Spins Menacingly*
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Specialist Helicopter Ranged Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 5🂠 6★ Added by EvilGem096 Modified on Feb 9, '24

Characters
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Raider Spinister 11★
Infantry • Aerial Assault
Decepticon Doublecrosser 7★
Shield Brothers

Stratagems
Arm the Lonely 1★
Raider Spinister, Infantry • Aerial Assault
Sideboard
Slitherfang 6★
Poisonous Protection
2 Battlefield Scan
2 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 Shard of the Divine Light 1★
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
1 Escape Route
3 Quartermaster
3 Fight For Position
2 Wedge Formation
1 Disassemble
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
3 Precision Fire
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Static Laser of Ironhide
3 Power Punch
3 Combat Dagger
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Bashing Shield
Utilities
1 Metal Detector
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
39 icons on 33 cards (83%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
9%
9%
9%
8%
7%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 18%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 5%
Metal Detector: 6%
Pocket Processor: 5%
Wedge Formation: 13%
Disassemble: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 12 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 10 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 9 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 4 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards
Wave 3-4 Only
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Specialist Plane Ranged Spaceship
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 0★ Added by JediPapa Modified on Aug 22, '23

Characters
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Raider Nova Storm 7★
Infantry Combustion Specialist
Sergeant Soundblaster 12★
Weapons • Arms Dealer

Sideboard
3 Force Field
3 W-5 Gyro Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
2 Swerve
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Calculated Strike
2 Pep Talk
3 Quartermaster
3 Rock Toss
2 Steady Shot
3 Fight For Position
3 Head-On Collision
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Combat Dagger
3 HV Electron Breacher
2 Laser Cutlass
3 RR Disruptor Blade
Armor
3 Increased Durability
Utilities
2 Metal Detector
3 Immersed In Shadow
2 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
28 icons on 28 cards (70%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
8%
8%
6%
6%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Metal Detector: 13%
Pocket Processor: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 3: 33 cards
Wave 4: 20 cards
Black as Night
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Specialist Plane Ranged Tank Mercenary Car
Deck: 44🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 8🂠 0★ Added by Botch the Crab Modified on Aug 20, '23

Characters
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Skytread (Plane) 6★
Special Ops • Soldier
Skytread (Tank) 6★
Special Ops • Soldier
Nightbird 7★
Enigmatic Agent

Sideboard
2 Dampening Field
1 Hijack
3 Overheat
2 Stable Cover
Out of Game
Raider Skytread 12★
Special Ops • Soldier
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Pep Talk
2 Quartermaster
3 Steady Shot
2 Dual Wield
2 Head-On Collision
2 New Orders
3 Opportune Offensive
Secret Actions
1 Bolster
1 Take Cover
3 Backfire
1 Stable Cover
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Combat Dagger
3 Laser Cutlass
3 RR Disruptor Blade
Armor
3 Force Field
3 Terrifying Resilience
Utilities
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
2 Minor Medic Kit
3 Point Position
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
19 icons on 19 cards (43%)
7 icons on 7 cards (16%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
30 icons on 26 cards (59%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
10%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 30%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 3: 27 cards
Wave 4: 30 cards
Hidden Arsenal Pt 2: Extra Guns
Deck Traits: Decepticon Tank Ranged Melee Battle Master Specialist Autobot Car Constructicon Weaponizer
Deck: 40🂠 29★ | Sideboard: 2🂠 0★ Added by EvilGem096 Modified on Feb 12, '24

Characters
Demolisher 6★
Devoted Decepticon
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
More Guns 1★
Weaponizer
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
King of Pain 4★
Scorpulator, Desert Rose
Sideboard
2 Lose the Initiative
Out of Game
Q-PTP Aculear Scope 0★
Weapon
Q-RTR Arachnoid Array 0★
Utility
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Supercharge
3 Reckless Charge
3 Fight For Position
3 Camien Crash
Rolling Actions
2 Bracing Up
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Power Punch
3 Photon Charge
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Bashing Shield
3 Force Field
Utilities
3 Stealthiness
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  5 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
36 icons on 30 cards (75%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
20%
14%
13%
12%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 14%
Bashing Shield: 5%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Bracing Up: 11%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 13 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 11 cards
Soundwave with a tonfa...
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Specialist Leader Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 11★ Added by Ozzy Modified on Jul 14, '23

Characters
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
General Ghyrik 11★
Grievous Executioner
1 Ramming Speed
1 Cornered!
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Jam Signals
1 Counterespionage
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Assuming Control
1 Escapology
1 Nudge Gun
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
2 Heat of Battle
2 Rock Toss
1 Designated Target
3 Fight For Position
1 Wedge Formation
2 Camien Crash
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
2 Precision Fire
1 Scrounging For Energon
2 Hand of Adaptus
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Flamethrower
1 Backup Beam
2 Power Punch
3 Combat Dagger
2 RR Disruptor Blade
1 Grav-Inhibitor
2 Mecha Star
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
Utilities
2 Immersed In Shadow
3 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  1 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
24 icons on 24 cards (60%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
30 icons on 26 cards (65%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
12%
12%
7%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Scrounging For Energon: 7%
Hand of Adaptus: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 11 cards
Wave 3A: 1 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 4 cards
Wave 9: 6 cards
Deck of the Day #26 (April 26th 2023)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Melee Ranged Battle Master Specialist
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Apr 26, '23

Characters
Ramjet 10★
Sky Smasher
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Nacelle 7★
Eager Aerospace Engineer

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Decepticons
Brace For Impact 1★
Ramjet, Sky Smasher
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Treasure Hunt
3 Focus Fire
3 Two-Pronged Attack
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Backup Beam
2 Mounted Missiles 1★
3 Power Punch
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
3 Rapid Ascent
1 Bashing Shield
3 Cooling Vents
Utilities
3 Aerial Recon
3 Kinetic Converter
Deck Stats
12 action cards
  9 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
28 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  10 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
41 icons on 33 cards (83%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
28%
21%
11%
6%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Focus Fire: 20%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 16 cards
Wave 2: 13 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 3 cards