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Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Wave 9: Ark Exodus (ver 1.1)
Number: 01
Rare
1★
Concept by Nick Petrasiti
+4   Decepticon
Relevant Rulings
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
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
Deck of the Day #216 (November 4th 2023)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Car Ranged Weaponizer
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Jan 17, '24

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Nightracer 5★
Gunner
Megatron 8★
Bane of Cybertron

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Computer Sabotage
1 Ramming Speed
3 Supercharge
3 System Reboot
2 Espionage
3 Fight For Position
2 Shanix Laundering
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Flamethrower
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Backup Beam
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Power Punch
1 Vamparc Ribbon
Armor
2 Rapid Ascent
2 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
1 Untiring Parma Shield
Utilities
2 Stealthiness
2 Energy Pack
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
40 icons on 34 cards (85%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
22%
15%
14%
7%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Backup Beam: 7%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Enforcement Batons: 6%
Espionage: 12%
Shanix Laundering: 13%
Vamparc Ribbon: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 3 cards
Deck of the Day #193 (October 12th 2023)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Battle Master Ranged Mercenary Car
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Nov 27, '23

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Raider Caliburst 6★
Air Force Weapons
Nightbird 7★
Enigmatic Agent

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Collateral Damage
1 Disruptive Entrance
3 System Reboot
1 Espionage
2 Fog of War
3 Opportune Offensive
3 Scouting Mission
3 Skimming Off the Top
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
3 Drill Arms
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
1 Sparring Gear
3 Extra Padding
2 Electro-Optical Visor
Utilities
2 Energy Pack
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
34 icons on 28 cards (70%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
9%
9%
8%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Espionage: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Sparring Gear: 7%
Extra Padding: 19%
Skimming Off the Top: 19%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards
Plunder Those Vaults
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Matafer [The Ark] Modified on Feb 20, '24

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
None
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
3 System Reboot
2 Callous Leadership
3 Unconventional Flying Object
2 Plunder 1★
1 Reprocess
3 Scrounging For Energon
3 Scan the Vaults
1 Impetuous Stand [B]
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Laser Cutlass
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
3 Heroism
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
32 icons on 26 cards (65%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
6 icons on 2 cards (5%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
11%
11%
7%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Extra Padding: 19%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Reprocess: 7%
Scrounging For Energon: 19%
Scan the Vaults: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 1 cards
Wave 3: 14 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 3 cards
Wave 9: 8 cards
Wave 7 [B]: 1 cards
I saw WJ's Squawkbox Deck and was not Pleased with the Removal ratios, so I Fixed It.
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 42🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Hawkhammer Modified on Aug 7, '23

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
None
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Disarm
3 System Reboot
1 Espionage
2 Pep Talk
3 Vaporize
2 Open Agenda
Secret Actions
2 Backfire
2 Hidden Fortification
2 Sabotaged Armaments
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Handheld Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
Armor
2 Reinforced Plating
3 Lagartan Spaulders
Utilities
2 Urban Camo
2 Shard of the Divine Light 1★
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  13 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
42 icons on 36 cards (86%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
35%
17%
14%
6%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Espionage: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 12%
Lagartan Spaulders: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 14 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 8 cards
Wave 9: 5 cards
Orange Shockwave
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Beast Melee Car
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Wheeljank Modified on Feb 10, '24

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Wolfwire 8★
Lying In Wait
Crasher 5★
Fractious Fanatic

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Computer Sabotage
3 Supercharge
3 System Reboot
3 Focus Fire
3 Testify
3 Fight For Position
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Flamethrower
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Power Punch
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Energy Pack
2 Polydermal Graft
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
40 icons on 34 cards (85%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
24%
15%
13%
8%
8%
4%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 14%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 6%
Focus Fire: 17%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 7A: 1 cards
Wave 8: 4 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards
ShadowPlay
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Autobot Truck Melee Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by LegendaryVoid Modified on Mar 20, '23

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Optimus Prime 13★
Battlefield Legend

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
1 Collateral Damage
1 Disarm
3 Leap Into Battle
1 Swap Missions
3 System Reboot
1 Espionage
1 Fog of War
1 Smelt
1 Tripwire
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
3 End Hostilities
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 Turnabout Snare
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Ion Blaster of Optimus Prime
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
2 Photon Charge
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
2 Lagartan Spaulders
2 Severed Combiner Hand
Utilities
1 Energy Pack
1 Prime's New Arm
Deck Stats
27 action cards
  16 regular action cards
  8 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
13 upgrade cards
  6 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
30 icons on 27 cards (68%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
27%
9%
8%
8%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 36%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Espionage: 7%
Smelt: 6%
Lagartan Spaulders: 14%
Severed Combiner Hand: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 2 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Wave 6: 6 cards
Wave 8: 7 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards
Cards are cool
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Specialist Sports Car Patrol Car Truck Melee Ranged
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 1🂠 11★ Added by g3holliday Modified on Jun 11, '22

Characters
Bombshell 11★
Decepticon Psy Ops
Raider Detour 4★
Infantry • Demolitions
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector

Stratagems
Data Protection 1★
Crankcase, Data Collector
Can't Squish This 1★
Bombshell, Decepticon Psy Ops
Sideboard
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Leap Into Battle
1 Peace through Tyranny
2 The Bigger They Are
2 Intelligence Mission
3 Pep Talk
1 Universal Network Access 1★
2 Callous Leadership
2 Scouting Mission
3 Die Autobots!
Secret Actions
2 Battlefield Report
3 Hidden Fortification
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Piercing Blaster
3 Handheld Blaster
2 Trithyllium Drill
Armor
2 Blast Shield
3 Force Field
Utilities
3 Data Pad
2 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  5 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
17 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
2 icons on 1 cards (3%)
28 icons on 25 cards (63%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
24%
12%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 52%
Pocket Processor: 15%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 16 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 7: 5 cards
Wave 9: 2 cards
Mindwiped
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Autobot Titan Master Ranged Beast Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on Feb 24, '22

Characters
Decepticon Shockwave 11★
Cybertron Commander
Autobot Stylor 2★
Mindwipe 9★
Hypnotist

Stratagems
Advanced Technology 1★
Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
2 Espionage
2 Vaporize
2 Plunder 1★
3 Belligerence
2 Camien Crash
2 Supporting Fire
Secret Actions
2 Stable Cover
2 Patrol the Perimeter
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Handheld Blaster
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
2 Smokethrower
Armor
2 Force Field
2 Point-Defense System
2 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
2 Debilitating Crystal
2 Minor Medic Kit
2 Spy Satellite Uplink
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
16 icons on 13 cards (33%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
22 icons on 16 cards (40%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
6%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Espionage: 13%
Holomatter Projector: 13%
Spy Satellite Uplink: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Wave 8: 2 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards