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Alphastrike Counterforce
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Wave 8: Waste|Lands (ver 1.0)
Number: 02
Common
1★
Concept by Team Bayformers
Can be used with:
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Autobot
Your starting ★ limit increases by 2 if you have a Weaponizer Weaponizer on your starting team.

Your starting ★ limit increases by 2 if you have a Battle Master Battle Master on your starting team.
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
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%
15%
13%
11%
5%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 15%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Bracing Up: 12%
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
Hidden Arsenal
Deck Traits: Decepticon Tank Ranged Melee Combaticon Spaceship Battle Master Specialist Autobot Car Constructicon Weaponizer
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 5★ Added by EvilGem096 Modified on Apr 27, '23

Characters
Demolisher 6★
Devoted Decepticon
Shockblast 4★
Galactic Man
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
More Guns 1★
Weaponizer
This Gun For Hire 3★
Shockblast, Galactic Man
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Sideboard
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
2 Backup Plan
2 Crushing Size
2 Static Laser of Ironhide
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
3 Reckless Charge
Out of Game
Q-PTP Aculear Scope 0★
Weapon
Q-RTR Arachnoid Array 0★
Utility
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Ramming Speed
3 Quartermaster
3 Opportune Offensive
3 Opportune Repairs
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Flamethrower
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
3 Power Punch
2 Combat Dagger
2 Cosmic Rust Cannon
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Utilities
1 Combat Training
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 28 cards (70%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
12%
11%
5%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 13%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Severed Combiner Hand: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 23 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 10 cards
Wave 9: 2 cards
[3rd] Another Lwoser
Deck Traits: Autobot Motorcycle Specialist Battle Master Melee Car Weaponizer Ranged
Deck: 55🂠 29★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 7★ Added by Champion Modified on Nov 3, '22

Characters
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
Private Lionizer 7★
Ground Command • Artillery
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Sergeant Six-Gun 9★
Artillery • Soldier

Stratagems
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Sideboard
Raider Needler 7★
Ground Force • Demolitions
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Brainstorm
1 I Still Function!
2 Incoming Transmission
1 Ramming Speed
1 Ready For Action
3 Supercharge
2 System Reboot
2 Treasure Hunt
3 Heat of Battle
2 Quartermaster
3 Rock Toss
3 Fight For Position
3 Wedge Formation
3 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Precision Fire
Secret Actions
1 Lose the Initiative
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
2 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
36 action cards
  32 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
46 icons on 40 cards (73%)
1 icons on 1 cards (2%)
8 icons on 8 cards (15%)
9 icons on 9 cards (16%)
16 icons on 14 cards (25%)
2 icons on 2 cards (4%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
10%
8%
7%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Bashing Shield: 9%
Enforcement Batons: 5%
Pocket Processor: 5%
Wedge Formation: 14%
Counterespionage: 4%
Lose the Initiative: 5%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 23 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 8: 5 cards

Placed 3rd in Two Lwosers 1 DEAD LWOSER'S SWITCH - Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two, played by Champion.
[11th] Over the stars ...count [1st]
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Melee Combaticon Spaceship Ranged Specialist Autobot Car Constructicon Weaponizer
Deck: 40🂠 31★ | Sideboard: 2🂠 0★ Added by Z-R0E Modified on Nov 1, '22

Characters
2x Decepticon Doublecrosser 7★
Shield Brothers
Shockblast 4★
Galactic Man
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Four the Selectors! 1★
Decepticon Doublecrosser, Shield Brothers
Sideboard
1 Lose the Initiative
1 What Lies Beyond
Out of Game
Q-PTP Aculear Scope 0★
Weapon
Q-RTR Arachnoid Array 0★
Utility
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Espionage
1 Work Overtime
1 Rock Toss
3 Designated Target
3 Fight For Position
Secret Actions
2 Recon Reissue
Rolling Actions
2 Bracing Up
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Power Punch
3 Crowbar
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Severed Combiner Hand
Utilities
3 Minor Medic Kit
3 Laser Scalpel
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  5 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
27 icons on 21 cards (53%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
30 icons on 18 cards (45%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
15%
11%
9%
7%
6%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Espionage: 19%
Bracing Up: 13%
Severed Combiner Hand: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 2A: 1 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Wave 4: 12 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 6: 4 cards
Wave 8: 14 cards

Placed 11th in Two Lwosers 1 DEAD LWOSER'S SWITCH - Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two, played by Z-R0E.

Notes from Z-R0E:
"Lwoser Stratagem: Alphastrike Counterforce
Second Deck: https://teletraan1.net/deck/4c2017e2/take-three-aaaand-its-gone
Sideboard Size: 2 cards"
[8th] Weapons!
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Helicopter Autobot Car Melee Constructicon Weaponizer Specialist
Deck: 40🂠 29★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 0★ Added by Z-R0E Modified on Mar 17, '22

Characters
Raider Caliburst 6★
Air Force Weapons
Raider Spinister 11★
Infantry • Aerial Assault
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Sideboard
2 Espionage
2 Spare Parts
2 Speed Trap
2 What Lies Beyond
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Designated Target
3 Dual Wield
3 Wedge Formation
3 Hit and Run
3 Hand of Adaptus
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Power Punch
1 Combat Dagger
3 Crowbar
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Minor Medic Kit
3 Laser Scalpel
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
25 icons on 19 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
37 icons on 22 cards (55%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
17%
14%
11%
6%
6%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 30%
Wedge Formation: 20%
Hand of Adaptus: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Wave 4: 17 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 11 cards

Placed 8th in Harmony: Waste|Lands 2, played by Z-R0E.
Alphascorp counteroffense
Deck Traits: Mercenary Car Specialist Autobot Melee Weaponizer Ranged
Deck: 42🂠 28★ | Sideboard: 8🂠 7★ Added by ScorpX7 Modified on Mar 5, '22

Characters
Bug Bite 7★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Sergeant Six-Gun 9★
Artillery • Soldier

Stratagems
More Guns 1★
Weaponizer
The Solo Job 1★
Mercenaries
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Sideboard
Specialist Flamewar 7★
Special Ops • Hunter
1 Bashing Shield
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Counterespionage
2 Impetuous Stand
2 Extended Duration Mission
Actions
Regular Actions
2 The Bigger They Are
2 Dual Wield
2 Opportune Repairs
2 Reprocess
2 Wedge Formation
2 Mission Briefing
Secret Actions
3 Hiding Spot
2 Concealing Contrails
3 Playing Both Sides
Upgrades
Weapons
3 RR Disruptor Blade
2 Master Sword
3 Diffraction Sword
Armor
2 Robust
3 38-Amp Ionic Plate
3 Untiring Parma Shield
Utilities
2 Turbo Boosters
2 Shoulder Holster
2 Shard of the Divine Light 1★
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  8 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
12 icons on 12 cards (29%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
24 icons on 20 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 18%
Reprocess: 12%
Wedge Formation: 12%
Mission Briefing: 10%
Robust: 11%
Diffraction Sword: 17%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 1 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 6: 1 cards
Wave 7: 4 cards
Wave 8: 19 cards

Notes from ScorpX7:
"Featuring G2 Sideswipe And Playing Both Sides."
Weapons!
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Helicopter Autobot Car Melee Constructicon Weaponizer Specialist
Deck: 40🂠 29★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 0★ Added by Z-R0E Modified on Mar 3, '22

Characters
Raider Caliburst 6★
Air Force Weapons
Raider Spinister 11★
Infantry • Aerial Assault
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Sideboard
2 Espionage
2 Spare Parts
2 Speed Trap
2 What Lies Beyond
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Out of Game
Q-PTP Aculear Scope 0★
Weapon
Q-RTR Arachnoid Array 0★
Utility
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Designated Target
3 Dual Wield
3 Wedge Formation
3 Hit and Run
3 Hand of Adaptus
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Power Punch
1 Combat Dagger
3 Crowbar
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Minor Medic Kit
3 Laser Scalpel
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
25 icons on 19 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
37 icons on 22 cards (55%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
12%
11%
7%
6%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Wedge Formation: 19%
Hand of Adaptus: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Wave 4: 17 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 13 cards
[7th] Alphascorp counteroffense
Deck Traits: Mercenary Car Specialist Autobot Melee Weaponizer Ranged Decepticon Constructicon
Deck: 42🂠 32★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 7★ Added by ScorpX7 Modified on Jan 24, '22

Characters
Bug Bite 7★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
Sideswipe 7★
Covert Clone
Sergeant Six-Gun 9★
Artillery • Soldier
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
More Guns 1★
Weaponizer
The Solo Job 1★
Mercenaries
Alphastrike Counterforce 1★
Sideswipe, Covert Clone
Sideboard
Specialist Flamewar 7★
Special Ops • Hunter
1 Bashing Shield
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Counterespionage
2 Impetuous Stand
2 Rapid Response Cycle
2 Extended Duration Mission
Actions
Regular Actions
2 The Bigger They Are
2 Dual Wield
2 Opportune Repairs
2 Reprocess
2 Wedge Formation
2 Mission Briefing
Secret Actions
3 Hiding Spot
2 Concealing Contrails
3 Playing Both Sides
Upgrades
Weapons
3 RR Disruptor Blade
2 Master Sword
3 Diffraction Sword
Armor
2 Robust
3 38-Amp Ionic Plate
3 Untiring Parma Shield
Utilities
2 Turbo Boosters
2 Shoulder Holster
2 Shard of the Divine Light 1★
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  8 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
12 icons on 12 cards (29%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
24 icons on 20 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Reprocess: 12%
Wedge Formation: 10%
Mission Briefing: 11%
Robust: 12%
Diffraction Sword: 17%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 1 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 6: 1 cards
Wave 7: 6 cards
Wave 8: 20 cards

Placed 7th in Harmony: Waste|Lands 1, played by ScorpX7.

Notes from ScorpX7:
"Featuring G2 Sideswipe And Playing Both Sides."