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Soundwave Superior
Soundwave, Communications
Wave 7: Turbo Revving Old Punks (ver 1.0)
Number: 14
Rare
1★
Concept by Dave Cook
Can be used with:
Soundwave, Communications
Decepticon
When you play a Secret Action while you have Soundwave, Communications on the battlefield 🠪 Do 1 damage to an enemy.
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
Deck of the Day #186 (October 5th 2023)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Ranged Melee
Deck: 40🂠 28★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Nov 18, '23

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
Frenzy 5★
Warrior
Ravage 5★
Saboteur

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Steady Shot
3 Buzzsaw, Ravage, Frenzy Attack!
2 Recover Cassette
2 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
3 Loading The Cannon
3 Patrol the Perimeter
3 Cloud Cover
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
3 Armor Axe
Armor
3 Smoke Cloak
3 Obstructive Rhythm
Utilities
3 Point Position
2 Shard of the Divine Light 1★
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  10 regular action cards
  9 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
32 icons on 32 cards (80%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
23 icons on 23 cards (58%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
13%
11%
11%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 18%
Loading The Cannon: 19%
Cloud Cover: 19%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 2 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 3A-35: 12 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 2 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 8 cards
Wave 9: 3 cards
W9 - SquawkWave Superior
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Car Ranged Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 5★ Added by JediPapa Modified on Nov 29, '23

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Nightracer 5★
Gunner
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
Rumble 5★
Demolition Expert
2 Espionage
3 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Reflect Damage
2 Cross-Counter
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
3 The Bigger They Are
2 Spymaster's Ruse
3 Scan the Vaults
Secret Actions
1 Backfire
1 Hidden Fortification
1 Sabotaged Armaments
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
1 Cross-Counter
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Piercing Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Laser Cutlass
1 Energon Mace
Armor
2 Force Field
2 Increased Durability
Utilities
2 Pocket Processor
2 Secret Missive
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  9 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
32 icons on 29 cards (73%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
9 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
13%
7%
7%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 12%
Pocket Processor: 13%
Spymaster's Ruse: 12%
Cross-Counter: 6%
Scan the Vaults: 19%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 3A: 1 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 6: 4 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 11 cards
Secret Time
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Melee Car Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 5★ Added by Matafer [The Ark] Modified on Feb 20, '24

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Nightracer 5★
Gunner
Rumble 5★
Demolition Expert

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
Crasher 5★
Fractious Fanatic
1 Take Cover
3 End Hostilities
1 Reflect Damage
2 Stim Shock
1 Junkyard Turbofox
2 Wanna Bet?
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Recover Cassette
3 Hit and Run
2 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Hold the Line
1 Lucky Dodge 1★
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 Turnabout Snare
1 Explosive Disposal
3 Patrol the Perimeter
1 Cross-Counter
1 Stasis Field
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
1 Piercing Blaster
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Laser Cutlass
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Smoke Cloak
1 Increased Durability
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
3 Secret Missive
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  11 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
34 icons on 28 cards (70%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
14 icons on 12 cards (30%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
11%
10%
10%
5%
5%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 7%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Hold the Line: 6%
Spymaster's Ruse: 13%
Explosive Disposal: 6%
Cross-Counter: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 2 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 3A: 5 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Wave 6: 7 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 9 cards
Wave 9: 5 cards
Deck of the Day #70 (June 9th 2023)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Ranged Quintesson Allicon Beast Melee
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Jun 9, '23

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
Allicon Aronik 5★
Killer Croc
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Vaporize
3 Steady Shot
1 Intercept Communications 1★
1 Recover Cassette
2 Wedge Formation
1 Hand of Adaptus
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Hold the Line
3 Loading The Cannon
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Trithyllium Drill
1 Diffraction Sword
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Reflex Circuits
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Security Console
1 Pocket Processor
1 Secret Missive
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  9 regular action cards
  12 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
30 icons on 30 cards (75%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
16 icons on 15 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
13%
10%
6%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 7%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 13%
Hold the Line: 6%
Loading The Cannon: 19%
Diffraction Sword: 6%
Hand of Adaptus: 5%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 12 cards
Wave 3A: 4 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Wave 6: 6 cards
Wave 7: 2 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Cracking Back
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Melee Beast Titan Master
Deck: 40🂠 26★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Wheeljank Modified on Mar 25, '23

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Arcana 4★

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Brainstorm
1 Spymaster's Ruse
3 Scan the Vaults
Secret Actions
3 Backfire
2 Hidden Fortification
3 Cross-Counter
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Drill Arms
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Armor Axe
Armor
3 Reinforced Plating
3 Evasive Maneuvers
3 Extra Padding
2 Robust
Utilities
3 Rapid Response Cycle
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  6 regular action cards
  8 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  11 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
40 icons on 34 cards (85%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
2 icons on 1 cards (3%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
23%
23%
15%
7%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 15%
Extra Padding: 16%
Spymaster's Ruse: 6%
Robust: 11%
Cross-Counter: 17%
Scan the Vaults: 17%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 3A: 2 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Wave 7: 6 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 6 cards
This shall be your Mix-Tape
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Ranged Melee Beast
Deck: 40🂠 28★ | Sideboard: 7🂠 5★ Added by Ozzy Modified on Jul 15, '22

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
This Shall Be Your Ship 2★
Leaders
Sideboard
Motormaster 5★
Stunticon Leader
1 Disarm
1 Take Cover
1 Counterespionage
1 End Hostilities
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 Turnabout Snare
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Underhanded Tactics
1 Vaporize
2 Buzzsaw, Ravage, Frenzy Attack!
1 Recover Cassette
2 Die Autobots!
2 Hand of Adaptus
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Hold the Line
3 Loading The Cannon
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
1 Drill Arms
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Energon Mace
1 Paralyzo Box
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Decepticon Crown
1 Pocket Processor
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  11 regular action cards
  11 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
28 icons on 28 cards (70%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
14 icons on 14 cards (35%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
17%
13%
7%
5%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Decepticon Crown: 13%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 14%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Hold the Line: 6%
Paralyzo Box: 7%
Spy Satellite Uplink: 6%
Loading The Cannon: 19%
Hand of Adaptus: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 3A: 6 cards
Wave 4: 2 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Wave 6: 7 cards
Wave 7: 3 cards
Wave 8: 7 cards
[8th] Operation Ping-Thing (HWL3)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Ranged Quintesson Allicon Beast Melee
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 6★ Added by Ozzy Modified on May 26, '22

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
Allicon Aronik 5★
Killer Croc
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
Rabblerouser 6★
Aerial Onslaught
1 Disarm
1 Take Cover
1 Counterespionage
1 End Hostilities
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 Turnabout Snare
1 Die Autobots!
1 Depower-Linx
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Vaporize
3 Steady Shot
1 Intercept Communications 1★
1 Recover Cassette
2 Wedge Formation
1 Hand of Adaptus
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Hold the Line
3 Loading The Cannon
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Trithyllium Drill
1 Diffraction Sword
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Reflex Circuits
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Security Console
1 Pocket Processor
1 Secret Missive
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  9 regular action cards
  12 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
30 icons on 30 cards (75%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
16 icons on 15 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
14%
9%
5%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 5%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 12%
Hold the Line: 6%
Loading The Cannon: 19%
Diffraction Sword: 6%
Hand of Adaptus: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 5 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 13 cards
Wave 3A: 4 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Wave 6: 10 cards
Wave 7: 3 cards
Wave 8: 7 cards

Placed 8th in Harmony: Waste|Lands 3, played by Ozzy.
[3rd] Operation Ping-Thing (TTS)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Melee Mercenary Car Beast Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 28★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 6★ Added by Ozzy Modified on Jan 24, '22

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Bug Bite 7★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
Rabblerouser 6★
Aerial Onslaught
1 Disarm
2 Leap Into Battle
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Counterespionage
1 Fusion Borer
1 Die Autobots!
3 Stasis Field
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Vaporize
1 Recover Cassette
3 Opportune Offensive
2 Mission Briefing
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
2 Loading The Cannon
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Rolling Actions
2 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
2 Energon Slingshot
2 Handheld Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Fusion Borer
1 Trithyllium Drill
1 Diffraction Sword
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
1 Field Communicator
2 Security Console
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  12 secret action cards
  2 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
34 icons on 30 cards (75%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
15 icons on 14 cards (35%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
9%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 30%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Hold the Line: 7%
Mission Briefing: 13%
Spymaster's Ruse: 6%
Loading The Cannon: 13%
Diffraction Sword: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 3A: 3 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 9 cards
Wave 6: 4 cards
Wave 7: 3 cards
Wave 8: 8 cards
Wave 9: 3 cards

Placed 3rd in Harmony: Waste|Lands 1, played by Ozzy.