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The Great Escape
Motorcycles
Wave 8: Waste|Lands (ver 1.0)
Number: 37
Common
1★
Concept by Team Bayformers
Can be used with:
Arcee
Chromia
Flamewar
Flamewar
Specialist Flamewar
...and more

Once per game, when one of your characters with a Motorcycle Motorcycle mode takes attack damage and isn't KO'd 🠪 You may move all damage counters from that character to this. If you do, KO that character.

At the start of your turn 🠪 You may return a character with a Motorcycle Motorcycle mode KO'd by this stratagem to the battlefield fully repaired.

When that character returns to the battlefield from the KO area 🠪 Move all damage counters from this to that character and flip this.
Relevant Rulings
Say I have a character in alt mode with a Rapid Response Cycle. If that character were to take attack damage, could I use The Great Escape to KO them?

No. Rapid Response Cycle only gives a character the Motorcycle trait while that character is in bot mode. While the character is in alt mode, the condition to have the Motorcycle trait is not met, and thus the character does not have a Motorcycle mode, meaning you could not use The Great Escape on them.
Source: Aequitas (2023-07-05)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Rapid Response Cycle, The Great Escape
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
7th harmony W2 rework
Deck Traits: Autobot Motorcycle Specialist Junkion Leader Vehicle Melee Ranged
Deck: 42🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 9🂠 7★ Added by francist Modified on Aug 16, '22

Characters
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
Rum-Maj 6★
Wreck-Gar Sold Separately!
Scrapheap 6★
It's Not Trash If It's Worth Cash!
Wreck-Gar 7★
The Big Cheese! Now With More Cheese!

Stratagems
The Great Escape 1★
Motorcycles
Sideboard
Greasestain 7★
No Muss! No Fuss!
1 Motorcycle Chase
2 Polydermal Graft
2 Sidecar Artillery
2 Turnabout Snare
2 Hurry Hurry Hurry!
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Treasure Hunt
2 Reckless Charge
2 Pop a Wheelie
3 Supporting Fire
3 Everything Must Go!
Secret Actions
3 Lose The Battle...
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
2 EM24 IR Laser Launcher
3 Sharpened Talons
3 Decelerator Laser
2 Patrol Bolas
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
1 Bashing Shield
3 Untiring Parma Shield
Utilities
2 Field Communicator
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
24 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
32 icons on 26 cards (62%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
11%
11%
10%
9%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Bashing Shield: 5%
Sharpened Talons: 18%
Lose The Battle...: 18%
Patrol Bolas: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Wave 6: 10 cards
Wave 8: 21 cards
Bandit-er
Deck Traits: Junkion Vehicle Motorcycle Ranged Leader Melee Specialist
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 5🂠 5★ Added by francist Modified on Aug 10, '22

Characters
Greasestain 7★
No Muss! No Fuss!
Junkion Nancy 5★
Just Say No to Sparkplugs!
Rum-Maj 6★
Wreck-Gar Sold Separately!
Scrapheap 6★
It's Not Trash If It's Worth Cash!

Stratagems
Scrappy Spotlight 1★
Junkions
Sideboard
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
The Great Escape 1★
Motorcycles
2 Caring is Sharing! 1★
2 Head of State 1★
Actions
Regular Actions
2 New Designs
2 Treasure Hunt
2 Leap of Faith 1★
3 Reckless Charge
3 Pop a Wheelie
3 Everything Must Go!
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
3 EM24 IR Laser Launcher
3 Sharpened Talons
2 Razor Wings
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
3 Untiring Parma Shield
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  14 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  0 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 29 cards (73%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
27%
15%
8%
8%
8%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 25%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Sharpened Talons: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 6 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Wave 8: 21 cards
[7th] TTS wrecking trials
Deck Traits: Autobot Motorcycle Specialist Junkion Leader Vehicle Melee Ranged
Deck: 43🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 7★ Added by francist Modified on Mar 17, '22

Characters
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
Rum-Maj 6★
Wreck-Gar Sold Separately!
Scrapheap 6★
It's Not Trash If It's Worth Cash!
Wreck-Gar 7★
The Big Cheese! Now With More Cheese!

Stratagems
The Great Escape 1★
Motorcycles
Sideboard
Greasestain 7★
No Muss! No Fuss!
1 Discordant Cacophony
1 Motorcycle Chase
2 Polydermal Graft
2 Sidecar Artillery
2 Turnabout Snare
2 Hurry Hurry Hurry!
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Everything Must Go!
Secret Actions
2 Lose The Battle...
2 Whipped Into Shape
2 Dare to Be Stupid!
Rolling Actions
2 Spread Democracy!
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Erratic Lightning
2 EM24 IR Laser Launcher
2 Sharpened Talons
3 Decelerator Laser
2 Patrol Bolas
2 Razor Wings
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
2 Emergency Barricade
3 Untiring Parma Shield
Utilities
2 Field Communicator
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
13 action cards
  2 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  5 rolling action cards
30 upgrade cards
  15 weapon cards
  12 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 28 cards (65%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
4 icons on 4 cards (9%)
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
17%
13%
12%
12%
10%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 18%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Sharpened Talons: 11%
Lose The Battle...: 12%
Patrol Bolas: 11%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 4: 1 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Wave 6: 12 cards
Wave 8: 26 cards

Placed 7th in Harmony: Waste|Lands 2, played by francist.