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Heroism
Set: Wave 1
Number: 035
Rarity: Rare
Utility Upgrade
B
X
X


If any of your other characters would take attack damage 🠪 Instead the upgraded character takes that damage.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
Let’s say the Upgraded character also has Heroism. If another character would take 5 or more attack damage, what happens?
The damage that would be done to the defender is instead done to the character with Heroism and Force Field. That damage is still attack damage, so 4 damage is done to the Upgraded character instead.
Source: Wave 1 FAQ
What happens if I have more than one character with Heroism and attack damage would be done to a different character?
You can choose which of the characters will take the damage.
Source: Wave 1 FAQ
Does the damage still count as attack damage?
Yes. Any other card that cares about attack damage will still apply.
Source: Wave 1 FAQ
I have a question concerning Heroism, the Wave 1 Utility. I have Heroism on a character and place the Take Cover! secret action during my turn. During my opponent's turn I reveal Take Cover!. When my opponent goes to attack and the attack damage is transferred to the character with Heroism what type of damage is this? Heroism is a tad vague on the damage that the character is taking. If its not attack damage I assume that Take Cover! could blank the attack effectively?
Damage redirected by Heroism is still attack damage, so it is not affected by Take Cover.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-10-25
If I played Heroism on Insecticon Leader Skrapnel, would the redirected attack damage to Skrapnel still be reduced to 3?
Yes, redirected damage from Heroism is still attack damage.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-07-12
So the board is 1 Grimlock on Player 1’s side and a Metroplex and Scamper on Player 2’s side. Player 1 attacks Metroplex since Scamper is untapped and unable to be targeted. Then Grimlock gets enough attack to kill both characters with skill since Metroplex is heavily damaged and Scamper has low defense and life. So, since the Grimlock attacked Metroplex while Scamper had Heroism, I assume that since Heroism only changes where the damage goes and not the actual attack that the damage a character takes through the effect of Heroism is effect damage and not battle damage. I want to know the ruling because if the damage IS battle damage then Grimlock’s skill does trigger and Player 2 loses, since Scamper would die as the rollover would kill Metroplex but if it is effect damage, then Grimlock’s skill wouldn't trigger and only Scamper would be KO’d.
The damage redirected by Heroism is still attack damage. So Scamper would take enough to get KO’d and then Grimlock’s ability would trigger and the defender would have to assign the extra damage to Metroplex.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-02-11
Recent Decks Using This Card
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Deck Traits: Unicronian Decepticon Spaceship Ranged Leader Tank
32🂠 68★ in deck and 18🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by JediPapa Modified on May 25, '21
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Bots
Unicron 25★
Chaos Bringer
Scourge 10★
Decepticon Tracker
2x Sweeps 4★
Minion
Cyclonus 10★
Wild Soldier
Galvatron 15★
Decepticon Warlord

Sideboard
3 Bend to My Will
3 Colossal Proportions
3 Energon Harvest
3 Hand of Doom
3 Insignificance
3 Menacing Gaze
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Brainstorm
2 Ramming Speed
1 Escape Route
3 Fight For Position
2 Blade Flurry
1 Disassemble
3 Imminent Chaos
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
2 Grenade Launcher
1 Particle Cannon of Galvatron
1 Vamparc Ribbon
3 Enhanced Talons
Armor
3 Force Field
Utilities
2 Heroism
3 Leashed Will
Deck Stats
14 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 14 cards
Wave 2: 1 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Ark 1: 2 cards
Unicron Raid: 33 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
17 icons on 17 cards (53%)
5 icons on 5 cards (16%)
7 icons on 7 cards (22%)
7 icons on 7 cards (22%)
10 icons on 10 cards (31%)
2 icons on 2 cards (6%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 39%
Escape Route: 8%
Disassemble: 9%
Particle Cannon of Galvatron: 8%
Vamparc Ribbon: 8%
Imminent Chaos: 25%

Notes from JediPapa:
"This is an updated deck for Unicron and his minions. Leans more aggro and attempts to make good use of "Heroism" to redirect minion damage to Unicron."
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Deck Traits: Autobot Motorcycle Specialist Spaceship Truck Melee Decepticon Insecticon
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 8★ in sideboard Added by Broke Box Modified on Mar 7, '21
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Bots
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
Autobot Cosmos 11★
Recon & Communication
Bombshell 8★
Insecticon Mind-Controller

Stratagems
Orbital Strike 1★
Used with Autobot Cosmos, Recon & Communication
Sideboard
Autobot Hound 8★
Long Range Scout
1 Data Bank
1 Data Pad
1 Equipment Enthusiast
1 Improvised Shield
1 Medic!
1 New Designs
1 Piercing Blaster
1 Ramming Speed
1 System Reboot
1 Treasure Hunt
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Backup Plan
3 Brainstorm
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Inspiring Leadership
3 Leap Into Battle
1 Medic!
2 Rapid Conversion
3 Supercharge
1 System Reboot
2 Treasure Hunt
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
2 Flamethrower
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Handheld Blaster
1 Piercing Blaster
1 Power Sword
Armor
1 Body Armor
1 Force Field
2 Improvised Shield
2 Reinforced Plating
Utilities
1 Data Bank
1 Heroism
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  22 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 54 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
18 icons on 16 cards (40%)
18 icons on 16 cards (40%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
24%
12%
11%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 33%