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Data Protection
Crankcase, Data Collector
Wave 5: Titan Masters Attack
Number: 06
Common
1★
Can be used with:
Crankcase, Data Collector
Decepticon
While you have Crankcase, Data Collector on the battlefield 🠪 Your opponent's cards can't cause you to scrap cards from your hand.
Relevant Rulings
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
I Hold All The Cards
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Ranged Autobot Car Melee Truck
Deck: 58🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 6🂠 0★ Added by BethanyMelina Modified on May 13, '23

Characters
Sunstorm 11★
Fusion Flyer
Beachcomber 6★
Geologist
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector

Stratagems
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
Sideboard
Science Officer 1★
Beachcomber, Geologist
1 Energized Field 1★
1 Universal Network Access 1★
3 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Equipment Enthusiast
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Repair Bay
3 Roll Out!
2 Escape Route
3 Pep Talk
2 Secret Dealings
3 Brainstorm
3 Open Agenda
2 Hand of Adaptus
3 Scan the Vaults
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
2 Drill Arms
3 Anticipation Engine
2 Laser Cutlass
2 Crude Club
Armor
2 Scrapper Gauntlets
2 Bashing Shield
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
2 Spare Parts
2 Pocket Processor
2 Shoulder Holster
Deck Stats
33 action cards
  30 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
25 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
13 icons on 13 cards (22%)
32 icons on 32 cards (55%)
14 icons on 14 cards (24%)
18 icons on 18 cards (31%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
11%
9%
6%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 43%
Bashing Shield: 10%
Escape Route: 10%
Secret Dealings: 10%
Spare Parts: 10%
Extra Padding: 15%
Pocket Processor: 10%
Hand of Adaptus: 10%
Scan the Vaults: 14%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 13 cards
Wave 3: 14 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 2 cards
Wave 9: 3 cards
Orbital Escape
Deck Traits: Autobot Leader Truck Specialist Helicopter Decepticon Melee Ranged Car
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 11★ Added by Jihen Modified on Oct 12, '22

Characters
Sergeant Springer 12★
Special Ops • Aerial Defense
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Nightracer 5★
Gunner

Stratagems
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
Sideboard
Autobot Cosmos 11★
Recon & Communication
Orbital Strike 1★
Autobot Cosmos, Recon & Communication
2 Reinforced Plating
2 Backup Beam
2 Handheld Blaster
1 Universal Network Access 1★
1 Urban Camo
1 Brass Knuckles
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Team-Up Tactics
3 Rapid Conversion
2 Testify
3 Pep Talk
3 Daring Escape
3 Scouting Mission
3 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
3 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Handheld Blaster
Armor
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
3 Data Bank
3 Conversion Engine
3 Kinetic Converter
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
26 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
14 upgrade cards
  1 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  10 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
20 icons on 19 cards (48%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
12 icons on 9 cards (23%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 51%
Extra Padding: 23%
Daring Escape: 23%
Pocket Processor: 8%
Intrusion Countermeasures Software: 22%
Spymaster's Ruse: 23%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 10 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 14 cards
Cards are cool
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Specialist Sports Car Patrol Car Truck Melee Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 1🂠 11★ Added by g3holliday Modified on Jun 11, '22

Characters
Bombshell 11★
Decepticon Psy Ops
Raider Detour 4★
Infantry • Demolitions
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector

Stratagems
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
Can't Squish This 1★
Bombshell, Decepticon Psy Ops
Sideboard
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Leap Into Battle
1 Peace through Tyranny
2 The Bigger They Are
2 Intelligence Mission
3 Pep Talk
1 Universal Network Access 1★
2 Callous Leadership
2 Scouting Mission
3 Die Autobots!
Secret Actions
2 Battlefield Report
3 Hidden Fortification
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Piercing Blaster
3 Handheld Blaster
2 Trithyllium Drill
Armor
2 Blast Shield
3 Force Field
Utilities
3 Data Pad
2 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  5 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
17 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
2 icons on 1 cards (3%)
28 icons on 25 cards (63%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
25%
11%
8%
8%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 51%
Pocket Processor: 15%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 16 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 7: 5 cards
Wave 9: 2 cards
[12th] Sunny beach DECK 1
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Ranged Autobot Car Melee Truck
Deck: 42🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 2🂠 0★ Added by Spacemonkey Modified on Feb 10, '22

Characters
Sunstorm 11★
Fusion Flyer
Beachcomber 6★
Geologist
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector

Stratagems
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
Sideboard
1 Leap Into Battle
1 Reflect Damage
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
2 Equipment Enthusiast
1 I Still Function!
3 Incoming Transmission
2 Rapid Conversion
1 Strafing Run
2 Escape Route
3 Pep Talk
1 Steamroll
3 Vaporize
2 Wedge Formation
1 Supporting Fire
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Enhanced Cyber Blade
Armor
1 Force Field
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
1 Kinetic Converter
2 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
24 action cards
  24 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
7 icons on 7 cards (17%)
23 icons on 20 cards (48%)
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
11%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 38%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 13%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Extra Padding: 20%
Pocket Processor: 13%
Wedge Formation: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 22 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards

Placed 12th in Two Lwosers 1, played by Spacemonkey.
SpaceMonkey
Some Jets and a Traitor
Deck Traits: Autobot Plane Ranged Decepticon Air Strike Patrol
Deck: 46🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 7★ Added by Timmy Modified on Sep 9, '21

Characters
Jetfire 10★
Air Guardian
Raider Storm Cloud 4★
Infantry Electronic Warfare
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Raider Tailwind 5★
Air Strike Patrol • Strategist

Stratagems
UNSUPPORTED CARD 1★
Sideboard
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
1 Bashing Shield
1 Battlefield Scan
2 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Paralyzo Box
1 Reflect Damage
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 UNSUPPORTED CARD
1 UNSUPPORTED CARD 1★
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
3 Escape Route
3 Brainstorm
3 Overwhelming Advantage
1 Counterespionage
2 Hit and Run
3 Master of Metallikato
2 Scouting Mission
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Backup Beam
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
1 Energon Mace
1 Paralyzo Box
Armor
3 Force Field
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
3 Immersed In Shadow
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
15 icons on 15 cards (33%)
20 icons on 20 cards (43%)
13 icons on 13 cards (28%)
14 icons on 14 cards (30%)
13 icons on 13 cards (28%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 48%
Backup Beam: 20%
Escape Route: 19%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Overwhelming Advantage: 20%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Counterespionage: 6%
Paralyzo Box: 6%
UNSUPPORTED CARD: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 18 cards
ATP-1: 1 cards
ATP-2: 3 cards
ATP-3: 2 cards
ATP-4: 4 cards
VS May 2021 - Junkion
Deck Traits: Decepticon Dreadwing Plane Ranged Firecon Melee Truck
Deck: 40🂠 26★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 8★ Added by Cameron Ehteshami Modified on May 6, '21

Characters
Blackwing 8★
Aerial Attacker
Sergeant Sparkstalker 8★
Black Ops • Cryptology
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector

Stratagems
UNSUPPORTED CARD 1★
Sideboard
Dreadwind 8★
Air Defense
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
1 Bashing Shield
1 Enforcement Batons
2 Defensive Formation
3 Force Field
2 Head-On Collision
1 UNSUPPORTED CARD 1★
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Supercharge
2 Swindled
2 Fight For Position
2 Wedge Formation
3 Precision Fire
Secret Actions
2 Hold the Line
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Erratic Lightning
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Emergency Barricade
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Personal Targeting Drone
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
15 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  1 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
42 icons on 37 cards (93%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
23%
22%
13%
7%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 14%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 6%
Personal Targeting Drone: 6%
Wedge Formation: 11%
Hold the Line: 11%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 8 cards
Bombshell & Stratagem
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Specialist Stunticon Car Ranged Truck Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 20🂠 0★ Added by Ares Modified on Dec 3, '20

Characters
Bombshell 11★
Decepticon Psy Ops
Dead End 5★
Doomed Loner
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector

Stratagems
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
Can't Squish This 1★
Bombshell, Decepticon Psy Ops
Sideboard
3 Equipment Enthusiast
3 Escape Route
2 Security Console
3 Adaptive Plating
3 Swerve
3 Hit and Run
3 Scan the Vaults
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Security Checkpoint
3 Intelligence Mission
3 Brainstorm
3 Pep Talk
3 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
3 Hidden Fortification
3 Swerve
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
3 Reinforced Plating
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
3 Data Bank
3 Kinetic Converter
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
24 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
16 upgrade cards
  3 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
33 icons on 27 cards (68%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
10%
8%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 51%
Extra Padding: 23%
Pocket Processor: 8%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 13 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 16 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 9: 4 cards
[8th] OA Jetfire
Deck Traits: Autobot Plane Ranged Decepticon Air Strike Patrol
Deck: 42🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 7★ Added by Timmy Modified on Nov 6, '20

Characters
Jetfire 10★
Air Guardian
Raider Storm Cloud 4★
Infantry Electronic Warfare
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Raider Tailwind 5★
Air Strike Patrol • Strategist

Stratagems
UNSUPPORTED CARD 1★
Sideboard
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
1 Armed Hovercraft
1 Take Cover
1 Pocket Processor
2 Sturdy Javelin
1 Belligerence
1 End Hostilities
2 Holomatter Projector
1 Reflect Damage
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
2 Inspiring Leadership
1 Escape Route
1 Fuel Cache 1★
3 Overwhelming Advantage
3 Wedge Formation
3 Master of Metallikato
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Grenade Launcher
3 Backup Beam
2 Combat Dagger
3 Unflinching Courage
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
2 Sparring Gear
3 Force Field
1 Reflex Circuits
2 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
1 Data Bank
2 Spare Parts
1 Personal Targeting Drone
3 Immersed In Shadow
Deck Stats
16 action cards
  16 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
26 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
20 icons on 20 cards (48%)
18 icons on 18 cards (43%)
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
17 icons on 17 cards (40%)
16 icons on 16 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 39%
Backup Beam: 19%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 6%
Spare Parts: 13%
Sparring Gear: 14%
Personal Targeting Drone: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 7%
Overwhelming Advantage: 20%
Wedge Formation: 22%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 10 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 12 cards
Wave 4: 17 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
ATP-1: 1 cards

Placed 8th in TFcon 2020 ExtraLife Charity Event, played by Timmy.