Wave 8: Waste|Lands (ver 1.0)
Concept by Team Bayformers
When on of your characters battles 🠪 If you had 3 Tidal Waves on your starting team, you may flip this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stratagems go on the battlefield. At the beginning of the game, as you reveal your team, you also reveal your stratagems.
Flipping a stratagem essentially turns its ability off. This happens on one-time abilities to remind you that you've already used them.
No. Stratagems are never put into your deck.
Yes. Each one counts as one of your ten battle cards in the sideboard.
Treat it like a regular star card.