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Battlefield Dissonance
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Wave 9: Ark Exodus (ver 1.1)
Number: 04
Rare
1★
Designed by Carl Endres | Art by Occupy Iacon
Can be used with:
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Decepticon
At the end of your turn, if you have both Beastbox, Savage Interrogator and Squawktalk, Chatterbox Translator on the battlefield and/or in the KO area in bot mode 🠪 You may scrap two cards from your hand. If you do, combine Beastbox and Squawktalk into Squawkbox, Passionate Musician.
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 #285 (January 12th 2024)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Ranged Tank Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Feb 10, '24

Characters
Skytread (Plane) 6★
Special Ops • Soldier
Skytread (Tank) 6★
Special Ops • Soldier
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Durable Decepticon 1★
Raider Skytread, Special Ops • Soldier
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
None
Out of Game
Raider Skytread 12★
Special Ops • Soldier
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Equipment Enthusiast
3 Heavy-Handed
3 Pep Talk
1 Smelt
1 Universal Network Access 1★
1 Vaporize
Secret Actions
2 Backfire
1 Sabotaged Armaments
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Drill Arms
2 Energon Axe
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Laser Cutlass
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
3 Reinforced Plating
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
1 Data Bank
1 Debilitating Crystal
1 Energy Pack
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
39 icons on 33 cards (83%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
28%
16%
16%
5%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Smelt: 6%
Extra Padding: 18%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 13 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 6 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 3 cards
Wave 9: 4 cards
W9 - SquawkWave Superior
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Car Ranged Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 5★ Added by JediPapa Modified on Nov 29, '23

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Nightracer 5★
Gunner
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Soundwave, Communications
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
Rumble 5★
Demolition Expert
2 Espionage
3 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Reflect Damage
2 Cross-Counter
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
3 The Bigger They Are
2 Spymaster's Ruse
3 Scan the Vaults
Secret Actions
1 Backfire
1 Hidden Fortification
1 Sabotaged Armaments
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
1 Cross-Counter
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Piercing Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Laser Cutlass
1 Energon Mace
Armor
2 Force Field
2 Increased Durability
Utilities
2 Pocket Processor
2 Secret Missive
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  9 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
32 icons on 29 cards (73%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
9 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
14%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Pocket Processor: 12%
Spymaster's Ruse: 12%
Cross-Counter: 6%
Scan the Vaults: 19%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 3A: 1 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 6: 4 cards
Wave 7: 1 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 11 cards
Octone, Combiner Cruncher [Big Robots Fite]
Deck Traits: Mercenary Truck Melee Plane Ranged Decepticon Mini-Cassette
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 12★ Added by Matafer [The Ark] Modified on Oct 28, '23

Characters
Octone 13★
Capricious Agitator
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
Windblade 12★
Combiner Hunter
Camien Toughness 1★
Windblade, Combiner Hunter
1 Vandalize 1★
1 Increased Durability
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Tripwire
3 Stasis Field
2 Stormfall Sword
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Disarm
1 Espionage
1 Leap of Faith 1★
3 Contract Contingency
3 Opportune Offensive
2 Counterespionage
2 Tripwire
3 Depower-Linx
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
1 Battering Ram
2 Sturdy Javelin
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
3 Extra Padding
1 Force Field
Utilities
2 Energy Pack
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
31 icons on 25 cards (63%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
14 icons on 11 cards (28%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Espionage: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Extra Padding: 19%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Counterespionage: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 9 cards
Gilthor's Radio Gaga [Big Robots Fite]
Deck Traits: Quintesson Tank Truck Ranged Decepticon Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 12★ Added by Matafer [The Ark] Modified on Oct 28, '23

Characters
Gilthor 13★
Chained Amalgamation
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Colossal Cannons 1★
Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
Windblade 12★
Combiner Hunter
Camien Toughness 1★
Windblade, Combiner Hunter
1 Vandalize 1★
1 Increased Durability
1 Enhanced Power Cell
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Depower-Linx
1 Stormfall Sword
3 Trithyllium Plating
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Disarm
3 Hunker Down
2 Rapid Conversion
1 Espionage
1 Counterespionage
3 Tripwire
2 Depower-Linx
2 Half-Track Trickery
3 Scan the Vaults
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
1 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Maceration Laser
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
2 Energy Pack
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
35 icons on 29 cards (73%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
11%
10%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Espionage: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Extra Padding: 18%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Counterespionage: 6%
Maceration Laser: 6%
Scan the Vaults: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 10 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 8 cards
Wave 9: 11 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%
12%
10%
7%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Extra Padding: 20%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Reprocess: 6%
Scrounging For Energon: 19%
Scan the Vaults: 19%
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%
18%
14%
5%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 25%
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
Soundwave with a tonfa...
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Specialist Leader Mini-Cassette Melee
Deck: 40🂠 27★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 11★ Added by Ozzy Modified on Jul 14, '23

Characters
Raider Nightstick 6★
Ground Force • Weapons
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
General Ghyrik 11★
Grievous Executioner
1 Ramming Speed
1 Cornered!
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Jam Signals
1 Counterespionage
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Assuming Control
1 Escapology
1 Nudge Gun
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
2 Heat of Battle
2 Rock Toss
1 Designated Target
3 Fight For Position
1 Wedge Formation
2 Camien Crash
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
2 Precision Fire
1 Scrounging For Energon
2 Hand of Adaptus
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Flamethrower
1 Backup Beam
2 Power Punch
3 Combat Dagger
2 RR Disruptor Blade
1 Grav-Inhibitor
2 Mecha Star
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
Utilities
2 Immersed In Shadow
3 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  1 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
24 icons on 24 cards (60%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
30 icons on 26 cards (65%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
13%
12%
7%
6%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 20%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Scrounging For Energon: 6%
Hand of Adaptus: 11%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 11 cards
Wave 3A: 1 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Wave 6: 3 cards
Wave 8: 4 cards
Wave 9: 6 cards
Operation: Squawkbox
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Car Melee Mini-Cassette
Deck: 40🂠 29★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 6★ Added by Ozzy Modified on Mar 17, '23

Characters
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Crasher 5★
Fractious Fanatic
Beastbox 5★
Savage Interrogator
Squawktalk 5★
Chatterbox Translator

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Decepticons
Battlefield Dissonance 1★
Squawkbox, Passionate Musician
Sideboard
Rabblerouser 6★
Aerial Onslaught
Out of Game
Squawkbox 10★
Passionate Musician
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Ramming Speed
3 Supercharge
3 Fight For Position
3 Angolmois Surge
1 Armed To The Teeth 1★
2 Hand of Adaptus
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
2 Lose The Battle...
1 Whipped Into Shape
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Backup Beam
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Mining Pick
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
3 Power Punch
1 Razor Wings
Armor
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
2 Polydermal Graft
2 Rage
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  13 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
41 icons on 33 cards (83%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
19%
19%
9%
7%
6%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 16%
Backup Beam: 5%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 6%
Hold the Line: 6%
Lose The Battle...: 12%
Hand of Adaptus: 12%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3A: 1 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 2 cards
Wave 6: 10 cards
Wave 7: 2 cards
Wave 8: 7 cards
Wave 9: 4 cards