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Spin to Deflect Stuff
Helicopters
Wave 8: Waste|Lands (ver 1.0)
Number: 34
Common
1★
Concept by Team Bayformers
Can be used with:
Alpha Bravo
Autobot Springer
Raider Spinister
Sergeant Springer
Specialist Sandstorm
...and more

If one of your Helicopters Helicopter would take non-attack damage from an opponent's card 🠪 Instead it takes that much damage minus 1. Then do 1 damage to an enemy.
Relevant Rulings
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
Belligerence and Brilliance
Deck Traits: Autobot Helicopter Wrecker Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 11★ Added by EvilGem096 Modified on Jun 20, '23

Characters
Autobot Whirl 12★
Aerial Assault
Highbrow 9★
Appallingly Astute

Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Autobots
Stuck On You 1★
All Characters
Sideboard
Specialist Sandstorm 11★
Special Ops • Advance Guard
Spin to Deflect Stuff 1★
Helicopters
2 Energized Field 1★
3 Vaporize
3 Belligerence
2 Apex Armor 2★
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Marksmanship
2 Steady Shot
2 Scouting Mission
3 Open Agenda
2 United Against Tyranny
Secret Actions
3 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Sturdy Javelin
2 Paralyzo Box
Armor
2 Sparring Gear
2 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
1 Ghost Shield
3 Lagartan Spaulders
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  11 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  10 armor cards
  0 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
34 icons on 28 cards (70%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Sparring Gear: 13%
Paralyzo Box: 12%
Lagartan Spaulders: 21%
Severed Combiner Hand: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 5 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 6: 9 cards
Wave 7A: 1 cards
Wave 8: 12 cards
Wave 9: 2 cards
https://youtu.be/EoB0WJX5dOY
Deck Traits: Autobot Truck Ranged Helicopter Wrecker
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 0★ Added by BethanyMelina Modified on Jun 3, '23

Characters
Autobot Springer 12★
Aerial Defense
Autobot Whirl 12★
Aerial Assault

Stratagems
Spin to Deflect Stuff 1★
Helicopters
Sideboard
Stuck On You 1★
All Characters
2 Noble's Blaster
3 Pep Talk
2 Bomb Removal Protocol
3 Severed Combiner Hand
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Equipment Enthusiast
2 New Designs
2 Vaporize
2 Squish them like Bugs
3 Open Agenda
3 Sparring Lessons
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Backup Beam
3 Multi-Missile Pod
Armor
2 Force Field
1 Bashing Shield
2 Sparring Gear
3 Emergency Repair Patch
Utilities
2 Data Bank
2 Metal Detector
1 Toolbox
Deck Stats
15 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
25 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
23 icons on 20 cards (50%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
15%
15%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Backup Beam: 7%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Sparring Gear: 13%
Metal Detector: 13%
Toolbox: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 17 cards
Wave 2: 12 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Wave 6: 6 cards
Wave 8: 7 cards
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Deck Traits: Autobot Car Specialist Melee Helicopter Ranged Plane Aerialbot Battle Master
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 5🂠 0★ Added by ScorpX7 Modified on Aug 22, '22

Characters
Captain Wheeljack 9★
Engineering Scientist
Specialist Sandstorm 11★
Special Ops • Advance Guard
Autobot Powerglide 4★
Haughty Show-Off

Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Autobots
Sideboard
Spin to Deflect Stuff 1★
Helicopters
1 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
3 Conversion Engine
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
3 Inspiring Leadership
2 New Designs
3 Start Your Engines
2 Heroic Team-Up 1★
2 Wedge Formation
Rolling Actions
2 Imminent Breakthrough
3 Summon the Courage
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
2 Multi-Tool
2 Noble's Blaster
3 Multi-Missile Pod
Armor
3 Superior Plating
2 Robust
Utilities
3 Turbo Boosters
3 Shoulder Holster
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  5 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
29 icons on 29 cards (73%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
38%
15%
12%
7%
7%
6%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 0%
Noble's Blaster: 10%
Wedge Formation: 10%
Robust: 10%
Imminent Breakthrough: 10%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 18 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 12 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Wave 6: 1 cards
Wave 7: 2 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
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Deck Traits: Autobot Helicopter Wrecker Ranged Plane Aerialbot Battle Master
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 8★ Added by SpaceF91 Modified on Jun 8, '22

Characters
Autobot Whirl 12★
Aerial Assault
Autobot Powerglide 4★
Haughty Show-Off
Highbrow 9★
Appallingly Astute

Sideboard
Tread Bolt 8★
Devil of the Deep Blue Sky
Spin to Deflect Stuff 1★
Helicopters
3 Unflinching Courage
3 Scouting Mission
1 Agile Formation
3 Depower-Linx
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Equipment Enthusiast
3 The Bigger They Are
3 Heavy-Handed
3 Marksmanship
3 Reclaim
3 Steady Shot
2 Agile Formation
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
3 Multi-Missile Pod
3 Sturdy Javelin
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
3 Extra Padding
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Metal Detector
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
35 icons on 32 cards (80%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
20%
14%
8%
7%
6%
5%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Extra Padding: 19%
Metal Detector: 14%
Agile Formation: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 2A: 3 cards
Wave 3: 11 cards
Wave 4: 9 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 6: 1 cards
Wave 7: 3 cards
Wave 7A: 1 cards
Wave 8: 5 cards