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Erratic Lightning
Set: Rise of the Combiners
Number: 025
Common
0★
Upgrade - Weapon
O
X
X
+3   +-1  
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
Can I put this on an enemy character to lower its defense?
No. You can put Upgrades on your characters only.
Source: Wave 2 and 3 FAQ
If I play this on a character with 0 defense, and then later something gives it +1 defense, what will its total defense be?
0. Erratic Lightning won’t drop your character’s defense below 0, but the -1 applies again once your character’s defense is raised.
Source: Wave 2 and 3 FAQ
What happens if I attack with Optimus Prime - Battlefield Legend in alt mode with Power Punch attached, and I hit a Swap Parts and move the Power Punch to a new bot. What happens to the Power Punch? Also, what about a card like Erratic Lightning? if I move it on Optimus with Swap Parts would his attack bonus stay the same?
Power Punch stays on the other character. Erratic Lightning gives Optimus +3 attack.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-03-15
For Erratic Lightning, does the -1 defense apply to defense flips, or only to base defense? For example, the upgraded character has 0 base defense, and flips 2 blue pips on defense. Does the upgraded character defend for 1 or 2?
It’s the sum of the flips, so you do all of the math first. The character in this scenario would defend for 1.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-02-18
Recent Decks Using This Card
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41🂠 27★ in deck and 0🂠 9★ in sideboard Added by francist Modified on May 13, '22
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Bots
Sergeant Six-Gun 9★
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Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
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Sideboard
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Actions
Regular Actions
3 Reckless Charge
2 Heroic Team-Up 1★
3 Dare To Believe
2 Hand of Adaptus
3 Revving the Engine
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Static Laser of Ironhide
3 Erratic Lightning
2 Vamparc Ribbon
2 Razor Wings
2 Scatter Blaster
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Turbo Boosters
3 Polydermal Graft
2 Rage
Deck Stats
16 action cards
  13 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
25 upgrade cards
  14 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  8 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 1 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Ark 1: 7 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 3 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 5 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 8 cards
1C Open Cards: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
43 icons on 37 cards (90%)
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
7 icons on 7 cards (17%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
25%
16%
13%
12%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 20%
Vamparc Ribbon: 11%
Hand of Adaptus: 12%
Revving the Engine: 17%
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Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Melee Specialist Leader
41🂠 29★ in deck and 0🂠 1★ in sideboard Added by francist Modified on May 13, '22
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Bots
Barrage 7★
Merciless Insecticon
Ransack 8★
Hungry For Battle
Venin 6★
Paranoid Leader
Bombshell 5★
Cavalier Menace

Sideboard
Lost In Research 1★
Used with Specialist
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Zap
3 Camien Crash
2 Lock on Target
3 Armored Assault
3 Close-Quarter Combat
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Erratic Lightning
3 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
3 Bashing Shield
1 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Utilities
2 Basic Combat Protocol
1 Spotlights 1★
1 Aura of Dominance 1★
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
24 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  10 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 16 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 5 cards
ATP-5: 1 cards
ATP-6: 8 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 30 cards (73%)
3 icons on 3 cards (7%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
3 icons on 3 cards (7%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
26%
10%
10%
7%
6%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Bashing Shield: 19%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
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40🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by g3holliday Modified on May 12, '22
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Bots
Captain Jetfire 16★
Engineering • Air Guardian
Autobot Outback 6★
Gunner

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Plasma Burst
1 Press the Advantage
1 Rapid Conversion
2 Testify
2 Diagnosis
1 Daring Escape
1 Designated Target
1 Showing Off
Secret Actions
1 Heroic Resolve 1★
1 Hidden Fortification
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Backup Beam
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Erratic Lightning
2 Handheld Blaster
1 Mining Pick
3 Noble's Blaster
1 Power Punch
2 EM24 IR Laser Launcher
Armor
1 Cooling Vents
2 Force Field
1 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
1 Medic's Protective Field
1 Ghost Shield
Utilities
3 Data Pad
1 Crash Landing
2 Energy Pack
1 Metal Detector
1 Kinetic Converter
2 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
12 action cards
  10 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
28 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  10 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 16 cards
Wave 3: 10 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
13 icons on 10 cards (25%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
3 icons on 2 cards (5%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 45%
Backup Beam: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
Noble's Blaster: 23%
Press the Advantage: 8%
Metal Detector: 8%
Daring Escape: 7%
Pocket Processor: 14%
Dinobots - Classic
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40🂠 26★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Christian Young Modified on May 1, '22
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Bots
Dinobot Sludge 8★
Mighty Stomper
Grimlock 10★
Dinobot Leader
Dinobot Slug 6★
Hooligan

Stratagems
Rampage 1★
Used with Dinobots
We Fix! 1★
Used with Dinobot Sludge, Mighty Stomper
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Dino-Chomp!
3 Supercharge
2 Treasure Hunt
2 Take By Surprise
2 Armored Assault
3 Close-Quarter Combat
2 Follow Through
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Noble's Blaster
2 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
2 Bashing Shield
2 Electrified Spikes
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Jaws of Steel
2 Matrix of Leadership
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
ATP-1: 2 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 2 cards
ATP-6: 8 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 32 cards (80%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
40%
10%
10%
7%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Noble's Blaster: 5%
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Air Strike Patrol • Strategist

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Supercharge
2 Head-On Collision
3 Wedge Formation
1 Disassemble
3 Precision Fire
3 Armored Assault
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Flamethrower
3 Enforcement Batons
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Sharpened Talons
2 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Bashing Shield
1 Reactive Armor
1 Emergency Barricade
3 Improvised Shield
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  10 armor cards
  0 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-6: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 31 cards (78%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
13%
9%
6%
6%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 33%
Bashing Shield: 20%
Enforcement Batons: 20%
Reactive Armor: 7%
Wedge Formation: 19%
Disassemble: 7%
Hold the Line: 7%
Sharpened Talons: 7%
There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness. Dante Alighieri
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Melee Air Strike Patrol Plane Ranged Leader
40🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Christian Young Modified on Apr 30, '22
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Bots
Barrage 7★
Merciless Insecticon
Raider Storm Cloud 4★
Infantry • Rainmaker
Raider Visper 5★
Infantry • Patrol Leader
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Raider Tailwind 5★
Air Strike Patrol • Strategist

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Incoming Transmission
3 Supercharge
2 Head-On Collision
3 Wedge Formation
1 Disassemble
3 Precision Fire
3 Armored Assault
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Flamethrower
3 Enforcement Batons
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Sharpened Talons
2 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Bashing Shield
1 Reactive Armor
1 Emergency Barricade
3 Improvised Shield
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  10 armor cards
  0 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-6: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 31 cards (78%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
13%
8%
6%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 20%
Enforcement Batons: 20%
Reactive Armor: 7%
Wedge Formation: 20%
Disassemble: 7%
Hold the Line: 7%
Sharpened Talons: 7%
Junk bugs
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Melee Specialist Leader
40🂠 29★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Psychosmurf96 Modified on Apr 30, '22
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Bots
Barrage 7★
Merciless Insecticon
Ransack 8★
Hungry For Battle
Venin 6★
Paranoid Leader
Bombshell 5★
Cavalier Menace

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Zap
3 Wedge Formation
3 Camien Crash
1 Precision Fire
3 Armored Assault
3 Follow Through
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Erratic Lightning
2 Fevered Edge
Armor
3 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
3 Bashing Shield
1 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Utilities
1 Spotlights 1★
1 Aura of Dominance 1★
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  10 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 16 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 5 cards
ATP-5: 1 cards
ATP-6: 6 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 31 cards (78%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
20%
9%
8%
7%
7%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 20%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
Wedge Formation: 20%
Weapon and attack
Deck Traits: Autobot Car Specialist Melee
40🂠 27★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Stephen Moss Modified on Apr 29, '22
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Bots
Prowl 6★
Military Strategist
Private Hot Rod 9★
Infantry • Soldier
Cliffjumper 8★
Renegade Warrior

Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Used with Autobots
Out of the Way Hot Rod! 1★
Used with Private Hot Rod, Infantry • Soldier
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Brainstorm
1 I Still Function!
3 Leap Into Battle
1 Ramming Speed
3 Start Your Engines
2 Reckless Charge
2 Heroic Team-Up 1★
3 Head-On Collision
2 Blade Flurry
1 Last Stand
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
2 RR Disruptor Blade
2 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Force Field
Utilities
3 Turbo Boosters
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 23 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Energon Edition: 1 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
14 icons on 14 cards (35%)
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
17%
8%
8%
7%
7%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Blaster 1v1
Deck Traits: Autobot Specialist Mini-Cassette Leader Wrecker Tank Ranged
51🂠 39★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Timmy Modified on Apr 29, '22
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Bots
Blaster 10★
Communications
Ramhorn 5★
Warrior
Steeljaw 5★
Tracker
Impactor 9★
Unrelenting Veteran
Ariel 8★
Frontline Rebel

Stratagems
Acoustic Overload 1★
Used with Blaster, Communications
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Ramming Speed
1 Supercharge
1 Treasure Hunt
1 Confidence
1 Reckless Charge
1 Two-Pronged Attack
3 Daring Counterattack
1 Energy Transfer
1 Fight For Position
1 Belligerence
1 Master of Metallikato
1 Mission Briefing
1 Precision Fire
1 Take By Surprise
1 Armored Assault
1 Valiant Effort
1 Show Of Mastery
1 End Of The Road
1 Knack
1 Never Give Up 1★
1 Fighting Dirty
1 Follow Through
1 Optimize
Secret Actions
1 Withdrawal Protocol
1 Into The Fray
1 Buckle Down
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Grenade Launcher
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Erratic Lightning
1 Mining Pick
1 Noble's Blaster
1 Power Punch
1 Soldier's Blaster
1 Fusion Borer
1 Harpoon Gun
1 Howling Howitzer
1 Fevered Edge
1 Greed
Armor
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
3 Force Field
1 Composite Armor
1 Emergency Barricade
1 Ghost Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
1 Matrix of Leadership
1 Wrecker's Orders
Deck Stats
28 action cards
  25 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 3A-35th: 6 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
ATP-2: 1 cards
ATP-3: 5 cards
ATP-4: 2 cards
ATP-5: 5 cards
ATP-6: 6 cards
Primus Pack 2: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
40 icons on 40 cards (78%)
4 icons on 4 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (14%)
9 icons on 8 cards (16%)
8 icons on 8 cards (16%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
33%
11%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 25%
Bashing Shield: 5%
Enforcement Batons: 5%
Noble's Blaster: 5%
Soldier's Blaster: 5%
Holomatter Projector: 4%
Mission Briefing: 4%
End Of The Road: 5%
Knack: 5%
TROP Deck 2 New Leaders
Deck Traits: Autobot Leader Truck Ranged Car Melee
40🂠 27★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Stephen Moss Modified on Apr 24, '22
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Bots
Major Ultra Magnus 12★
Infantry • City Commander
Private Hot Rod 9★
Infantry • Soldier

Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Used with Autobots
Impervious 1★
Used with Major Ultra Magnus, Infantry • City Commander
Out of the Way Hot Rod! 1★
Used with Private Hot Rod, Infantry • Soldier
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Brainstorm
1 Disarm
3 Leap Into Battle
1 Ramming Speed
2 Roll Out!
2 Start Your Engines
1 Vaporize
1 Heroic Team-Up 1★
2 Steady Shot
3 Head-On Collision
1 Camien Crash
1 Supporting Fire
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
1 Thermal Weaponry
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Noble's Blaster
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Master Sword
Armor
1 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
1 Sparring Gear
1 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
2 Reactive Armor
Utilities
1 Data Bank
2 Matrix of Leadership
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
20 icons on 17 cards (43%)
20 icons on 20 cards (50%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
8%
7%
6%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Noble's Blaster: 7%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Reactive Armor: 13%
Pocket Processor: 6%