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Better Things To Do Than Die
Springer, Aerial Defense
Wave 5: Titan Masters Attack
Number: 03
Rare
1★
Can be used with:
Autobot Springer, Aerial Defense
Autobot
When your Springer, Aerial Defense is on the battlefield and you flip him to another mode 🠪 Repair 1 damage from him.
Relevant Rulings
Can the Better Things To Do Than Die stratagem be used on Sergeant Springer?

No. It is solely for Autobot Springer - Aerial Defense. The lack of "Autobot" in the stratagem target is believed to be unintended.
Source: Aequitas (2020-10-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Better Things To Do Than Die
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
When do you choose to add stratagems out of your sideboard? When declaring characters or when sideboarding battlecards?

Stratagems are played concurrently with the starting team for a game. This is required otherwise cards like Master Converter and Aerial Enhancements would not effect the starting team, leading Windsweeper to be sad when Blitzwing and Tracks don't count as Planes.
Source: Aequitas (2021-01-03)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
Does a stratagem changing the attack/defence of a character change the base values for the character?

No. For example, if Private Pteraxadon’s Binary Edgewing Scythe upgrade mode removes the base defense from a defending Windblade, Combiner Hunter, it would not remove the +1 from the Camien Toughness stratagem.
Source: Aequitas (2022-08-23)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
How many stratagems can I play?

You can play up to one stratagem for each different character, trait, or faction listed on the stratagem, as long as your starting team includes that character, trait, or faction. For example, if your starting team is all Autobots and includes Optimus Prime - Legendary Warrior, you can play both Heroic Spotlight and Duty & Honor.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
Where do I put my stratagems?

Stratagems go on the battlefield. At the beginning of the game, as you reveal your team, you also reveal your stratagems.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
Some stratagems have an ability that causes them to flip. What does that mean?

Flipping a stratagem essentially turns its ability off. This happens on one-time abilities to remind you that you've already used them.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
Does a stratagem count as a card in my deck of battle cards?

No. Stratagems are never put into your deck.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
Can I put stratagems in my sideboard?

Yes. Each one counts as one of your ten battle cards in the sideboard.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem
How should Stratagems be treated when using a W5 pack in Turbo?

Treat it like a regular star card.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-06-10)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stratagem, Turbo Rules
Recent Decks Using This Card
[14th] Better Things To Lose
Deck Traits: Autobot Truck Ranged Helicopter Aerialbot Plane Specialist Mercenary Car
Deck: 41🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 5🂠 0★ Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Nov 2, '22

Characters
Autobot Springer 12★
Aerial Defense
Skydive 5★
Air Warfare Specialist
Bug Bite 7★
The Renegade Who Had It Made

Stratagems
Better Things To Do Than Die 1★
Springer, Aerial Defense
Sideboard
1 Hold the Line
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Tripwire
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Team-Up Tactics
1 Espionage
2 Smelt
3 Opportune Repairs
3 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
3 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Playing Both Sides
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
3 Energon Axe
1 Noble's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Reflex Circuits
1 Sturdy Armor
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Utilities
3 Conversion Engine
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
36 icons on 30 cards (73%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
9 icons on 9 cards (22%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
11%
10%
10%
9%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Espionage: 6%
Noble's Blaster: 6%
Smelt: 12%
Reflex Circuits: 6%
Sturdy Armor: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Severed Combiner Hand: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 9 cards

Placed 14th in Two Lwosers 1 DEAD LWOSER'S SWITCH - Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two, played by Tankhunter48.
[15th] 1st Lwoser-All The Healz
Deck Traits: Autobot Motorcycle Specialist Truck Ranged Helicopter Car Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 3🂠 7★ Added by Santini Modified on Jul 11, '22

Characters
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
Autobot Springer 12★
Aerial Defense
Private Red Alert 7★
Medical • Medic

Stratagems
Better Things To Do Than Die 1★
Springer, Aerial Defense
Sideboard
Raider Needler 7★
Ground Force • Demolitions
1 Espionage
2 Swindled
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Disarm
1 Disruption
3 Leap Into Battle
3 Ramming Speed
3 Roll Out!
2 Team-Up Tactics
2 Confidence
1 Escape Route
3 Hit and Run
Secret Actions
2 End Hostilities
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Noble's Blaster
1 Vamparc Ribbon
Armor
3 Force Field
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
Utilities
1 Field Communicator
1 Conversion Engine
2 Pocket Processor
1 Polydermal Graft
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
17 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
8%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 40%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Escape Route: 7%
Noble's Blaster: 7%
Pocket Processor: 14%
Vamparc Ribbon: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 25 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Wave 6: 1 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards

Placed 15th in Two Lwosers 2, played by Santini.
[16th] Springer and The Allicons Presents "Better Things To Do Than Die" (Deck 2)
Deck Traits: Autobot Truck Ranged Helicopter Quintesson Allicon Beast Melee
Deck: 44🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 4🂠 13★ Added by Siliag Modified on Jun 24, '22

Characters
Autobot Springer 12★
Aerial Defense
Allicon Aronik 5★
Killer Croc
Allicon Eyuk 5★
Bog Scavenger

Stratagems
Better Things To Do Than Die 1★
Springer, Aerial Defense
Buried Banquet 1★
Allicon Eyuk, Bog Scavenger
Sideboard
Octone 13★
Capricious Agitator
2 Thermal Weaponry
2 End Hostilities
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Escape Route
1 Leap of Faith 1★
2 Smelt
2 Steady Shot
3 New Orders
1 Reprocess
3 War of Attrition
3 Hit and Run
3 Scouting Mission
2 Angolmois Surge
1 Impetuous Stand
1 Hand of Adaptus
Secret Actions
2 Stable Cover
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
2 Energon Slingshot
1 Noble's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
2 Sturdy Javelin
2 Maceration Laser
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
3 Toolbox
3 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
26 action cards
  24 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  0 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
21 icons on 21 cards (48%)
11 icons on 11 cards (25%)
15 icons on 15 cards (34%)
19 icons on 16 cards (36%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 45%
Escape Route: 13%
Noble's Blaster: 6%
Smelt: 14%
Reprocess: 7%
Toolbox: 20%
War of Attrition: 19%
Maceration Laser: 13%
Hand of Adaptus: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 5 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 15 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Wave 6: 7 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 1 cards

Placed 16th in Two Lwosers 2, played by Siliag.
trukks
Deck Traits: Autobot Truck Ranged Helicopter Melee Specialist
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 12🂠 12★ Added by SpaceF91 Modified on Jun 8, '22

Characters
Autobot Springer 12★
Aerial Defense
Brawn 5★
Demolitions
Autobot Pipes 6★
Idiosyncratic Collector

Stratagems
Better Things To Do Than Die 1★
Springer, Aerial Defense
Resilience 1★
Brawn, Demolitions
Sideboard
Major Ultra Magnus 12★
Infantry • City Commander
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Autobots
Impervious 1★
Major Ultra Magnus, Infantry • City Commander
3 Combat Training
3 Team-Up Tactics
1 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
3 Diagnosis
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Escape Route
3 Steady Shot
3 4-Wheel Drive
1 Reprocess
3 Scouting Mission
3 Depower-Linx
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Thermal Weaponry
3 Unflinching Courage
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
3 Extra Padding
3 Smoke Cloak
3 Scout Armor
Utilities
3 Conversion Engine
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  16 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
36 icons on 30 cards (75%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
18 icons on 18 cards (45%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
20%
14%
7%
7%
7%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Escape Route: 18%
Extra Padding: 19%
Reprocess: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 14 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Wave 6: 1 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards