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Boater Suppression
Tidal Wave, Dark Fleet
Wave 8: Waste|Lands (ver 1.0)
Number: 06
Uncommon
1★
Concept by Team Bayformers
Decepticon
When on of your characters battles 🠪 If you had 3 Tidal Waves on your starting team, you may flip this.
Decepticon
When you flip to this side 🠪 Each of your characters has Oppress until end of turn equal to 3 minus the number of your characters with 4 ★ or fewer on the battlefield.

Flip this when all characters untap.
Relevant Rulings
So say a character with Oppress 1 attacks Topspin with Clobber as his head (Bold 3) and no other sources of Bold. How does Oppress interact with Topspin's Tough here?

The static ability of Topspin's alt mode (As well as the opposite side of Malevolent Architect) that sets their Tough equal to their Bold always applies before Oppress kicks in. Then Oppress will reduce each total by whatever the Oppress value is. So with Topspin + Clobber, Topspin will have Bold 2, and thus Tough 2 after Oppress is applied.
Source: Aequitas (2023-07-05)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Clobber, Topspin, Air & Space Assault, Oppress
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
What is Oppress?

Oppress is a keyword ability introduced in Wave 8. While the character with Oppress is battling, ALL characters Bold and Tough totals are reduced by the Oppress value. Unless introduced within a battle, this effect is turned on instantaneously when the character is chosen to attack or defend, and remains in play until the Post-Attack subphase begins.
Source: Aequitas (2021-07-08)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Oppress
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
The Dark Fleet
Deck Traits: Decepticon Boat Specialist Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 9🂠 12★ Added by Ozzy Modified on Feb 27, '23

Characters
Tidal Wave 8★
Dark Fleet (Aircraft Carrier)
Tidal Wave 8★
Dark Fleet (Transport)
Tidal Wave 8★
Dark Fleet (Battleship)

Stratagems
Boater Suppression 1★
Tidal Wave, Dark Fleet
Sideboard
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Brunt 4★
Artillery Drone
Autobot Countdown 4★
Aerospace Commander
1 Debilitating Crystal
1 The Bigger They Are
1 Marksmanship
1 Energon Mace
1 Give Me Your Face
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
2 Die Autobots!
Out of Game
Private Fixit 4★
Rescue Patrol • Medic
Autobot Powerglide 4★
Haughty Show-Off
Tidal Wave 24★
Dark Fleet
Actions
Regular Actions
2 The Bigger They Are
1 Marksmanship
1 Smelt
1 Vaporize
3 Steady Shot
3 Involuntary Promotion
3 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
1 Sabotaged Armaments
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Drill Arms
1 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
2 Sturdy Javelin
1 Energon Mace
1 Master Sword
1 Diffraction Sword
3 Dual Smokestacks
Armor
1 Reflex Circuits
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Field Communicator
1 Point Position
2 Auxiliary Fuel Tank
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
28 icons on 28 cards (70%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
19 icons on 19 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
10%
8%
7%
7%
6%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 20%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Smelt: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 6%
Diffraction Sword: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 9 cards
Wave 4A: 1 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 6: 5 cards
Wave 7: 2 cards
Wave 8: 10 cards