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Recon System
Set: Rise of the Combiners
Number: 053
Rarity: Rare
Utility Upgrade
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1★
When the upgraded character is battling 🠪 Flip 1 more battle card. Scrap one of the cards you flipped without using it's battle icons.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
Let’s say I flip 3 battle cards (the normal 2 + 1 for Recon System) and there’s a white battle icon there. Do I scrap one for Recon System’s effect immediately or do I flip the 2 extra cards?
Flip the extra cards first, then choose one of the cards you flipped and scrap it.
Source: Wave 2 and 3 FAQ
If I put Recon System on Optimus Prime, Battlefield Legend (bot mode), can I scrap an Action that I flipped and then play it?
No. By the time you use Prime’s ability to play one of the Action cards, it will be in the scrap pile and not among the cards you flipped.
Source: Wave 2 and 3 FAQ
If I have Emergency Defense Field and Recon System attached to my character, and it’s attacked, can I choose which battle card to scrap (Recon System) after both player’s cards are flipped, to try and trigger Energy Defense Field?
Yes, you can choose which card to scrap. The attacker always flips first, then the defender. Since you’re defending, you’ll know what the attacker flipped when you have to decide for Recon System.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-06-28
I attack with Starscream - Decepticon King in Bot mode, who is equipped with Recon System. I flip battle cards and flip a Decepticon Crown. If I use Recon System to scrap Decepticon Crown, does Starscream still get its effect since Decepticon Crown was flipped, despite it being scrapped later?
Yes.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-02-18
When does a white battle icon trigger during a battle? If I have Recon System equipped to a battling character and I flip a white and an orange, will Recon System trigger first or the white icon?
Recon System says you scrap it without using its battle icons, and it will happen first.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-02-22
If I attack with Optimus Prime - Battlefield Legend, equipped with Recon System, can I select the scrapped card since it was still flipped during an attack by Optimus Prime?
If you scrap an action, Optimus Prime won’t be able to find it, as it has left the played area.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-03-22
In the FAQ, it is stated that when a white icon is flipped, you flip the additional 2 cards, and then scrap the card for Recon System. Is the card with the white icon an available choice to scrap, even though it was used to flip 2 additional cards?
We’ve amended the answer in the FAQ to read: Choose one of the cards you flipped, scrap it, then flip the 2 extra cards.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-03-08
When Recon System is equipped on a character like Skywarp - Teleporting Seeker, will his ability still trigger if you scrap the only card with no icons, since you did actually flip the card, triggering Skywarp's ability?
Yes.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-03-08
If you attack with Bombshell - Decepticon Psy Ops in bot mode and the defender has the 1-star upgrade Recon System attached, is that +1 to the total number of cards to be scrapped by the attacker? No. Bombshell’s ability only counts stars from characters, not from battle cards. Are you allowed to look at your opponent’s discard pile?
Yes. The discard pile and KO zones are areas of public information. Accurate information must be provided upon request during a game, but please be polite about it, and always ask permission before touching another player’s cards and handle them carefully.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-02-28
Unlike when playing Recon System, when playing this Stratagem and attacking with your Combaticons, you do not flip an additional card after scrapping the first black pip card you flip. This is a designed drawback of playing this Stratagem.
Source: BFA World|Strike:Wave 1 FAQ
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40🂠 36★ in deck and 10🂠 58★ in sideboard Added by Spark-Kirin Modified on Sep 19, '21
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Bots
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Stratagems
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Used with Melee Characters
1 Tandem Targeting System
1 Energized Field 1★
1 Overwhelming Advantage
1 Crystal of Power
1 Spymaster's Ruse
1 Cloaking Screen
1 Ionizer Sword 1★
1 Withdrawal Protocol
1 Photon Charge
1 Tandem Targeting System
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Security Checkpoint
1 Emp Wave 1★
1 Fuel Cache 1★
1 Plunder 1★
1 Wedge Formation
1 Hand-to-Hand Combat
1 Master of Metallikato
1 Assault Formation
1 Knack
1 CNA-Encoded Armory
1 Give Me Your Face
1 Scrounging For Energon
1 Shield Crash
1 Agile Formation
1 Fearless
Secret Actions
1 Hull Down
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Cloud Cover
1 Loading The Cannon
1 What Lies Beyond
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
1 Grenade Launcher
1 RR Disruptor Blade
1 Fusion Borer
1 Master Sword
1 Cosmic Rust Cannon
Armor
1 Blast Shield
1 Covert Armor
1 Composite Armor
1 Emergency Barricade
1 Ghost Shield
1 Scout Armor
Utilities
1 Decepticon Crown
1 Inverted!
1 Recon System 1★
1 Backup Bag
1 Spotlights 1★
1 Bomb Removal Protocol
1 Thermal Sealant
Other Upgrades
1 Crystal of Power
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  5 secret action cards
20 upgrade cards
  6 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 1C: 1 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Ark 1: 5 cards
ATP-2: 4 cards
ATP-4: 1 cards
Primus Pack 1: 1 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 12 cards
2019 Promos: 1 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 2 cards
ATP-1: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
13 icons on 13 cards (33%)
22 icons on 20 cards (50%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
18 icons on 17 cards (43%)
21 icons on 19 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Decepticon Crown: 6%
Inverted!: 7%
Backup Bag: 6%
Covert Armor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Lose the Initiative: 7%
Assault Formation: 6%
Cloud Cover: 7%
Knack: 6%
Bomb Removal Protocol: 7%
Give Me Your Face: 6%
Loading The Cannon: 6%
Scrounging For Energon: 7%
Shield Crash: 6%
Thermal Sealant: 6%
What Lies Beyond: 6%
Agile Formation: 6%
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Bots
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Grax 3★
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Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Equipment Enthusiast
1 Leap Into Battle
1 Roll Out!
1 Espionage
1 Press the Advantage
1 Scrounge
1 Secret Dealings
1 Smelt
1 Fuel Cache 1★
1 Rock Toss
1 Steady Shot
1 Fight For Position
1 Wedge Formation
1 Disassemble
3 Master of Metallikato
1 Mission Briefing
1 Precision Fire
1 Scouting Mission
1 Knack
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
1 Despite Any Difficulty
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Armed Hovercraft
1 Attack Drone
1 Backup Beam
1 Noble’s Blaster
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
1 Dismantling Claw
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Unflinching Courage
1 Paralyzo Box
1 Lock-On Lasers
3 Howling Howitzer
Armor
1 Force Field
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
1 Reactive Armor
1 Reflex Circuits
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
1 Data Bank
1 Matrix of Leadership
1 Recon System 1★
1 Spare Parts
1 Personal Targeting Drone
1 Pocket Processor
1 Point Position
1 Enhanced Power Cell
1 Escape Capsule
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
29 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  11 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 13 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
ATP-2: 1 cards
ATP-3: 4 cards
Primus Pack 1: 1 cards
Wave 5A: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
20 icons on 20 cards (38%)
20 icons on 20 cards (38%)
15 icons on 15 cards (29%)
26 icons on 25 cards (48%)
20 icons on 20 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 50%
Attack Drone: 6%
Backup Beam: 5%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Espionage: 6%
Noble’s Blaster: 6%
Press the Advantage: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Scrounge: 5%
Secret Dealings: 6%
Smelt: 5%
Spare Parts: 5%
Sparring Gear: 5%
Dismantling Claw: 5%
Personal Targeting Drone: 6%
Reactive Armor: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Disassemble: 5%
Hold the Line: 5%
Mission Briefing: 5%
Paralyzo Box: 5%
Spy Satellite Uplink: 7%
Lock-On Lasers: 6%
Knack: 6%
[3rd] Kiddie Pool
Deck Traits: Decepticon Tank Ranged Beast Melee
42🂠 27★ in deck and 9🂠 9★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Feb 22, '21
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Bots
Brisko 2★
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Grax 3★
Horri-Bull 6★
Ground Trooper
Kreb 1★
Crashbash 6★
Ocean Terror

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sideboard
Decepticon Quake 7★
Ground Assault
2 Mounted Missiles 1★
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 End Hostilities
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Stim Shock
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Disarm
2 Security Checkpoint
2 Surprise Attack
1 Reprocess
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
2 Precision Fire
2 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Lose The Battle...
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
2 Turnabout Snare
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
2 Thermal Weaponry
2 Fusion Borer
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
2 Reinforced Plating
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
2 Terrifying Resilience
Utilities
2 Recon System 1★
1 Pocket Processor
2 Polydermal Graft
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
21 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 23 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 10 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
16 icons on 16 cards (38%)
25 icons on 20 cards (48%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
11%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Reprocess: 6%
Lose The Battle...: 6%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"3rd Place in World|Strike Tournament Season One: Encounter 1, played by Tankhunter48.
"
Clobspin
Deck Traits: Autobot Spaceship Wrecker Specialist
40🂠 27★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Inertiic Modified on Nov 3, '20
Sort by wave

Bots
Clobber 4★
Topspin 9★
Air & Space Assault

Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Used with Autobots
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
1 System Reboot
3 Work Overtime
3 Fuel Cache 1★
3 Diagnosis
3 Head-On Collision
3 Relentless Invasion 1★
3 Master of Metallikato
3 Dare To Believe
3 The Touch 1★
3 Menacing Gaze
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Cybertonium Bow
Armor
1 Shock Absorbers
1 Aspect of Laughter 1★
Utilities
3 Matrix of Leadership
3 Recon System 1★
Deck Stats
31 action cards
  31 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
9 upgrade cards
  1 weapon cards
  2 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 2A: 3 cards
Wave 3: 6 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Ark 1: 6 cards
Unicron Raid: 3 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
29 icons on 29 cards (73%)
29 icons on 29 cards (73%)
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
20%
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 64%
Aspect of Laughter: 8%

Notes from Inertiic:
"A meme deck. But it might be good in a 1 wide format. Make sure to put Bold 3 into the battle simulator over there."