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Debilitating Crystal
Set: Wave 1
Number: 021
Rarity: Uncommon
Utility Upgrade
WXX

When the upgraded character attacks 🠪 Return one of the defending character's Upgrades to its owner's hand.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
I have a character with a weapon and Spare Parts. My opponent hits me with Disarm or Debilitating Crystal. Is the weapon returned to my hand or does Spare Parts get scrapped, or returned to my hand instead?
Same scenario, but my weapon is a Battle Master/Weaponizer. In both scenarios, Spare Parts does not protect your weapon. A Battle Master or Weaponizer in weapon mode would go to KO rather than to your hand.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-08-23
My question is about the interaction of Debilitating Crystal and the new Expanded Rules document. If my attacker has a Debilitating Crystal, and the Defender has a Gyro Blaster I wish to return, I believe the Gyro Blaster would still limit each character to 2 flips this battle. Is this correct? I know a previous Rules Roundup clarified that a Security Console would still Draw and Plan even if a Debilitating Crystal returned it. Is this also the case with a Sparring Gear I wish to return? Do they still have Tough 2 this battle?
Expanded Rules point 8.5 indicates the Gyro Blaster is returned before flips are determined, so it will not affect them. Likewise, Sparring Gear will no longer grant Tough 2 when flips are determined.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-11-22
I was looking for clarity on when triggers occur during the window when attackers and defenders are declared. Can Debilitating Crystal bounce Security Console before it gets to trigger?
Choosing the attacker and which character it’s attacking is a single step. After that, any abilities that trigger when a character attacks (but don’t refer to what’s flipped) happen, followed by any abilities of the defender. In your scenario, Debilitating Crystal would not bounce Security Console before it triggers.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-04-22
I am playing with Metroplex, and I have Backup Beam and Debilitating Crystal attached to him. My opponent has Menasor equipped with Stunticon Swagger. It is my turn, and I play Height Advantage to get the extra bold 4 to try and activate Metroplex's triggered ability from card flipping. As I declare him as the attacker, and Menasor as the defender, Debilitating Crystal activates. I choose to bounce Swagger to my opponent's hand. Does my bold then become active because the effect of Swagger is no longer active? Am I allowed to use the bold from the upgrade and the action now?
Yes. Both bold effects would apply in this scenario. Stunticon Swagger does not stop a character from getting bold prior to the attack.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-04-12
Recent Decks Using This Card
Extermination Orange
Deck Traits: Decepticon Constructicon Melee Ranged Leader
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Botch the Crab Modified on May 2, '21

Bots
Bonecrusher 4★
Demolitions
Hook 4★
Surgical Engineer
Longhaul 4★
Transport
Mixmaster 4★
Materials Fabrication
Scavenger 4★
Mining and Salvage
Scrapper 5★
Constructicon Foreman

Sideboard
2 Disarm
1 Backfire
2 Decipher
2 Disassemble
2 End Hostilities
1 Resilience
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Rapid Conversion
2 Treasure Hunt
1 Constructicon Enigma
3 Heavy Landing
2 Reclaim
3 Designated Target
3 Fight For Position
1 Disassemble
1 Resilience
3 Scan the Vaults
Secret Actions
1 Scavenge the Battlefield
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Piercing Blaster
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
2 Bashing Shield
1 Ghost Shield
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
2 Builder's Tools
1 Energy Pack
1 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
19 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
14 icons on 11 cards (28%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Constructicon Enigma: 7%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Disassemble: 6%
Resilience: 6%
Scan the Vaults: 18%
[7th] My kind of town (2)
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Apr 25, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
2 Debilitating Crystal
2 Disarm
1 Enemy Combat Analysis
1 Fog of War
2 Energy Pack
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 Lock-On Lasers
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Supercharge
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
1 Espionage
1 Fog of War
3 Fight For Position
1 Hit and Run
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Backup Beam
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Sturdy Javelin
2 Howling Howitzer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 18 cards (45%)
18 icons on 15 cards (38%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 54%
Backup Beam: 23%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Escape Route: 22%
Espionage: 7%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"7th Place in World|Strike Tournament Season One: Encounter 2, played by . "
[5th] My kind of town (2) (COPY)
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on Apr 11, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
2 Debilitating Crystal
2 Disarm
1 Enemy Combat Analysis
1 Fog of War
2 Energy Pack
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 Lock-On Lasers
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Supercharge
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
1 Espionage
1 Fog of War
3 Fight For Position
1 Hit and Run
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Backup Beam
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Sturdy Javelin
2 Howling Howitzer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 18 cards (45%)
18 icons on 15 cards (38%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 56%
Backup Beam: 23%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Escape Route: 24%
Espionage: 8%

Notes from [Name Not Given]:
"5th Place in March Open - Full Constructed - ATP, played by . "
[5th] My kind of town (2)
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Apr 6, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
2 Debilitating Crystal
2 Disarm
1 Enemy Combat Analysis
1 Fog of War
2 Energy Pack
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 Lock-On Lasers
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Supercharge
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
1 Espionage
1 Fog of War
3 Fight For Position
1 Hit and Run
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Backup Beam
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Sturdy Javelin
2 Howling Howitzer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 18 cards (45%)
18 icons on 15 cards (38%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 55%
Backup Beam: 23%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Escape Route: 24%
Espionage: 7%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"5th Place in March Open - Full Constructed - ATP, played by . "
My kind of town (ATP Open)
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on Apr 3, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
2 Debilitating Crystal
2 Disarm
1 Cornered
1 Fog of War
1 Noble’s Blaster
2 Energy Pack
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Supercharge
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
1 Espionage
1 Fog of War
3 Fight For Position
1 Hit and Run
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Backup Beam
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Sturdy Javelin
2 Howling Howitzer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 18 cards (45%)
18 icons on 15 cards (38%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 55%
Backup Beam: 23%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Escape Route: 23%
Espionage: 8%
Starscream Seekers T1
Deck Traits: Decepticon Seeker Plane Melee Ranged
41🂠 29★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Christian Young Modified on Apr 6, '21

Bots
Dirge 7★
Feared Fighter
Thrust 7★
Boisterous Brawler
Starscream 12★
Covetous Crony

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Leap Into Battle
3 Photon Bomb
1 Plasma Burst
2 Roll Out!
1 System Reboot
1 Treasure Hunt
1 Escape Route
2 Reckless Charge
1 Belligerence
1 Blade Flurry
1 Counterespionage
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
1 Supporting Fire
2 Dogfight
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 EM24 IR Laser Launcher
Armor
1 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
1 Bashing Shield
2 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
2 Energy Pack
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  22 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
19 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
27 icons on 22 cards (54%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
3 icons on 3 cards (7%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
15%
8%
7%
7%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 18%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Counterespionage: 6%
[6th] My kind of town
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Mar 16, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
2 Debilitating Crystal
2 Disarm
1 Noble’s Blaster
3 Energy Pack
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Paralyzo Box
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Supercharge
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
1 Espionage
1 Work Overtime
3 Fight For Position
1 Hit and Run
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Grenade Launcher
3 Backup Beam
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Sturdy Javelin
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 18 cards (45%)
18 icons on 15 cards (38%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 54%
Backup Beam: 23%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Escape Route: 23%
Espionage: 7%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"6th Place in Eye of the Matrix: Alpha Trion Protocols, played by Ozzy.
"
[3rd] Metroplex
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged Car Melee Tank
41🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 12★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 25, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
Scamper 4★
City Patrol
Six-Gun 4★
Heavy Weapons Expert
Slammer 4★
Combat Drone
2 Disarm
2 Force Field
2 Fog of War
1 Energy Pack
2 Belligerence
1 Holomatter Projector
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
2 Fight For Position
3 Hit and Run
3 Master of Metallikato
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Grenade Launcher
3 Handheld Blaster
2 Backup Beam
1 Noble’s Blaster
2 Power Punch
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
Utilities
2 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
24 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
22 icons on 19 cards (46%)
21 icons on 18 cards (44%)
13 icons on 13 cards (32%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 53%
Backup Beam: 16%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Escape Route: 22%
Noble’s Blaster: 7%
Sparring Gear: 8%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"3rd Place in Alpha Trion Last Chance Qualifier, played by Christian Young.
"
Metroplex
Deck Traits: Autobot Titan Ranged Car Melee Tank
41🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 12★ in sideboard Added by Christian Young Modified on Jan 23, '21

Bots
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City

Stratagems
Heed The Call 0★
Used with Metroplex, Autobot City
Sideboard
Scamper 4★
City Patrol
Six-Gun 4★
Heavy Weapons Expert
Slammer 4★
Combat Drone
2 Disarm
2 Force Field
2 Fog of War
1 Energy Pack
2 Belligerence
1 Holomatter Projector
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Height Advantage
3 Escape Route
2 Fight For Position
3 Hit and Run
3 Master of Metallikato
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Grenade Launcher
3 Handheld Blaster
2 Backup Beam
1 Noble’s Blaster
2 Power Punch
3 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
Utilities
2 Debilitating Crystal
3 Matrix of Leadership
2 Staggering Might
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
24 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
22 icons on 19 cards (46%)
21 icons on 18 cards (44%)
13 icons on 13 cards (32%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 55%
Backup Beam: 15%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Escape Route: 22%
Noble’s Blaster: 8%
Sparring Gear: 7%
O.A. Machine
Deck Traits: Autobot Weaponizer Ranged Decepticon Mini-Cassette Spaceship Sweep
40🂠 25★ in deck and 6🂠 8★ in sideboard Added by OARobot Modified on Jan 13, '21

Bots
Sergeant Cog 10★
Artillery • Mechanic
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
3x Sweep 3★
Scourge's Armada

Stratagems
More Guns 1★
Used with Weaponizer
Sideboard
Scourge 8★
Opportunistic Tracker
3 Equipment Enthusiast
3 Daring Escape
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
3 Overwhelming Advantage
2 Mission Briefing
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
1 Drill Arms
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Backup Beam
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Combat Dagger
2 Fusion Borer
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
3 Smoke Cloak
3 Terrifying Resilience
Utilities
2 Debilitating Crystal
3 Decepticon Crown
1 Personal Targeting Drone
2 Brass Knuckles
Deck Stats
8 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
32 upgrade cards
  15 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  8 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 36%
Backup Beam: 14%
Bashing Shield: 14%
Decepticon Crown: 20%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 7%
Sparring Gear: 7%
Personal Targeting Drone: 7%
Overwhelming Advantage: 20%
Mission Briefing: 13%

Notes from OARobot:
"Greetings. I am the OARobot.
Jokes asside. Let's get down to business. First of all "But OARobot, that's 28 Stars! You can't do this!" Well have a good look at Scourge my new friend! with maximum Sweeps this gives us that sweet, phat 28 Star Count that's playable. Living up to my name sake and the deck title. This deck is all about clean KOs using Sweeps. "But they suck!" I heard you say? Well, that's kinda true. But not whilst they have the potential of Sgt Cog! The saviour/Villain of this deck. Using your Stealth, feed attacks into Cog for that juicy Draw 4 play up to 4 upgrades! Still not impressed? How about we sweepen the deal! (pun's are half the battle. The other half is a gross amount of ordinance.) Channel your inner Kylo Ran with the stratagem More Guns. "MORE. MORE." when you draw 4 when Cog is KOd, replace Cog with another weapon, flip More Guns and draw another 4 cards and play another 4! Still not satisfied? Well... YOU MAY STILL PLAY AN UPGRADE FOR TURN AS WELL AS AN ACTION! Which lead me to Overwhelming Advantage. This way you can play 3 upgrades onto a single character that turn! As well as draw 8 cards! and to make the advantage even more overwhelming, you may plan as many as 4 cards depending on how many sweeps you have! (5 if you use decepticon crown) So take advantage of their ability to not take non-attack damage and overwhelm your opponents with your sheer amounts of guns! "POWER FLOWS TO THE ONE WHO KNOWS HOW. DESIRE ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH."-Megatron"