Wave 9: Ark Exodus (ver 1.1)
Concept by Wes Robinson
Replace the text "an enemy that doesn't have Pierce
" on your Autobot Jazz, Special Ops with "an enemy that has 8 ★ or fewer."
6. Pierce is a minimum damage.
After flipping the three orange, she has Pierce 4, meaning she would do a minimum of 4 damage.
In this scenario, Arcee deals 1 damage.
As stated, the enemy still has Pierce so Jazz's alt mode ability does not trigger.
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.
Pierce tells you the minimum amount of damage a character can do in an attack, although a character can never do more damage than its attack total. For example, say a character with Pierce 2 attacks. After flipping battle cards, the attack total is 5 and the defense total is 4. Normally, the character with Pierce would do only 1 damage, but because of Pierce, it does 2 damage instead. This also works if the attack total is equal to or less than the defense total. Say the attacker has an attack total of 5, but this time it runs into a massive defense total of 9. If that character had Pierce 2, it would still do 2 damage. If the character with Pierce 2 had an attack total of only 1, it would do 1 damage against any defense total.
Yes. For example, say a character with Pierce 4 attacks Insecticon Skrapnel in bot mode. (He has the ability "This can't take more than 3 attack damage from a single attack.") After battle cards are flipped, the attacking character would do 2 damage, but Pierce raises that to 4. Insecticon Skrapnel’s ability would then reduce the damage done to 3.
Pierce stacks, so it would be 6.
Yes. Bold, Tough, Pierce, and other key words with numerical values do stack.
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.
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.
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.
Stratagems go on the battlefield. At the beginning of the game, as you reveal your team, you also reveal your stratagems.
Flipping a stratagem essentially turns its ability off. This happens on one-time abilities to remind you that you've already used them.
No. Stratagems are never put into your deck.
Yes. Each one counts as one of your ten battle cards in the sideboard.
Treat it like a regular star card.