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Writhing in the Deep
Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner
Wave 8: Waste|Lands (ver 1.0)
Number: 41
Common
1★
Lines by Loose Screws, colors by Myla Xan
Can be used with:
Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner
Quintesson
At the start of your turn while your Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner is on the battlefield 🠪 If one or more of your Sharkticons Sharkticon or Allicons Allicon were KO'd during the previous turn, you may scrap up to that many cards from your hand. For each card scrapped this way, return one of those Sharkticons Sharkticon or Allicons Allicon from your KO area to the battlefield and repair 1 damage from each of them. At the end of turn, KO each character returned this way.
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
Feral Tenacity
Deck Traits: Quintesson Sharkticon Beast Melee Decepticon Leader Spaceship Ranged Terrorcon
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Wheeljank Modified on Sep 8, '23

Characters
Sharkticon Chomp 4★
Craving Carnivore
Sharkticon Peck 4★
Protoform Pup
Megatron 12★
Megalomaniacal Mariner
Terrorcon Rippersnapper 4★
Tooth and Nail

Stratagems
Writhing in the Deep 1★
Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Ramming Speed
3 Involuntary Promotion
2 Wedge Formation
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
3 Precision Fire
2 Scouting Mission
3 Angolmois Surge
Secret Actions
1 Lose The Battle...
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Static Laser of Ironhide
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Masher Mace
2 Vorpal Fangs
2 Cosmic Rust Cannon
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Feral Tenacity
Utilities
3 Polydermal Graft
3 Sharkticon Matrix
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  16 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
28 icons on 28 cards (70%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
17 icons on 17 cards (43%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
9%
9%
8%
7%
5%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 10%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 5%
Wedge Formation: 11%
Lose The Battle...: 6%
Masher Mace: 17%
Sharkticon Matrix: 16%
Vorpal Fangs: 11%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 2 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 6: 17 cards
Wave 8: 3 cards
Wave 9: 5 cards
50-star Gator Sharks
Deck Traits: Quintesson Allicon Beast Melee Guardian Spaceship Tank Ranged Sharkticon Junkion Leader
Deck: 40🂠 52★ | Sideboard: 11🂠 12★ Added by JediPapa Modified on May 2, '23

Characters
Allicon Eyuk 5★
Bog Scavenger
Alpha Sentinel 16★
Dark Guardian Relic
Sharkticon Chomp 4★
Craving Carnivore
Sharkticon Gnaw 4★
Gluttonous Gourmand
Sharkticon Peck 4★
Protoform Pup
High Bailiff Bollag 6★
Court Knight
Muck Sergeant Peck 7★
Brackish Chain-Breaker

Stratagems
Indigestion 1★
Sharkticon Gnaw, Gluttonous Gourmand
Localized Tremors 1★
Alpha Sentinel, Dark Guardian Relic
Nebulous Spotlight 1★
Quintessons
No Lords, No Masters 1★
Muck Sergeant Peck, Brackish Chain-Breaker
Sideboard
Megatron 12★
Megalomaniacal Mariner
Writhing in the Deep 1★
Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner
2 Stable Cover
2 Aspect of Laughter 1★
2 Touch of Quintessa 1★
1 Enhanced Fusion Cannon
1 Patrol the Perimeter
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Actions
Regular Actions
3 The Bigger They Are
2 Calculated Strike
2 Camien Crash
2 Spymaster's Ruse
2 Dreadful Feast
2 Guilty or Innocent
Secret Actions
3 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
2 The Power to Bite
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Laser Cutlass
2 Maceration Laser
Armor
2 Aspect of Rage 1★
Utilities
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
3 Sharkticon Matrix
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  13 regular action cards
  5 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  2 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
28 icons on 22 cards (55%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
22 icons on 18 cards (45%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
11%
9%
8%
8%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 0%
Spymaster's Ruse: 10%
Aspect of Rage: 10%
Dreadful Feast: 10%
Maceration Laser: 11%
Sharkticon Matrix: 15%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 4: 2 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Wave 6: 26 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 13 cards
[2nd] Into the Thicc of It
Deck Traits: Quintesson Sharkticon Beast Melee Junkion Leader
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 12★ Added by LegendaryVoid Modified on May 24, '22

Characters
Sharkticon Biter 4★
Brazen Berserker
Sharkticon Chomp 4★
Craving Carnivore
Sharkticon Gnaw 4★
Gluttonous Gourmand
Sharkticon Peck 4★
Protoform Pup
Muck Sergeant Peck 7★
Brackish Chain-Breaker

Stratagems
Ignore the Pain 1★
Sharkticon Chomp, Craven Carnivore
No Lords, No Masters 1★
Muck Sergeant Peck, Brackish Chain-Breaker
Sideboard
Megatron 12★
Megalomaniacal Mariner
Writhing in the Deep 1★
Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner
1 Reprocess
1 Belligerence
2 Counterespionage
2 Hold the Line
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 Lost In Transit
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
2 New Orders
2 Belligerence
3 Angolmois Surge
3 Guilty or Innocent
Secret Actions
3 Turnabout Snare
3 The Power to Bite
Rolling Actions
2 Bracing Up
3 Muster the Will
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Power Punch
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Polydermal Graft
3 Sharkticon Matrix
Deck Stats
27 action cards
  13 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  8 rolling action cards
13 upgrade cards
  6 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 29 cards (73%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
16 icons on 13 cards (33%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 15%
Sharkticon Matrix: 17%
Bracing Up: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 9 cards
Wave 6: 18 cards
Wave 8: 16 cards

Placed 2nd in Harmony: Waste|Lands 3, played by LegendaryVoid.
[4th] Sharks are more loyal than bugs [AC]
Deck Traits: Quintesson Sharkticon Beast Melee Decepticon Leader Spaceship Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 4★ Added by Z-R0E Modified on Jan 24, '22

Characters
Sharkticon Biter 4★
Brazen Berserker
Sharkticon Chomp 4★
Craving Carnivore
Sharkticon Peck 4★
Protoform Pup
Megatron 12★
Megalomaniacal Mariner

Stratagems
Ignore the Pain 1★
Sharkticon Chomp, Craven Carnivore
Writhing in the Deep 1★
Megatron, Megalomaniacal Mariner
Sideboard
Terrorcon Rippersnapper 4★
Tooth and Nail
2 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
3 Guilty or Innocent
2 Impetuous Stand
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Work Overtime
3 Heat of Battle
3 Fight For Position
3 Wedge Formation
2 All-Out Attack
3 Escapology
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
3 Power Punch
3 Combat Dagger
3 Masher Mace
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Sharkticon Matrix
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  16 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
42 icons on 35 cards (88%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
10%
8%
7%
7%
6%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Wedge Formation: 18%
Masher Mace: 19%
Sharkticon Matrix: 19%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 2A: 2 cards
Wave 3: 6 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 6: 14 cards
Wave 7: 2 cards
Wave 8: 10 cards

Placed 4th in Harmony: Waste|Lands 1, played by Z-R0E.

Notes from Z-R0E:
"Deck originally by Naga because I was too busy to make my own deck."