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Bolster
Set: Siege I
Number: 007
Rarity: Uncommon
Secret Action
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Reveal 🠪 When one of your characters defends. When Revealed 🠪 You may play an Armor onto the defender.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
My questions are: 1. If all my opponent’s characters have already been tapped, can I still attack with the newly formed Combiner? If all of your opponent’s characters have already been tapped and you finish an attack with your untapped Combiner, you will then attack a second time with the Combiner. When Bolster activates during my opponent’s turn, and Multi-Mission Gear is played with a Combiner Enigma, where does the attack land? As the defending character is no longer there, does it hit the Combiner?
The character they were attacking is part of your newly formed Combiner, so they are now attacking your Combiner.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-08-23
If Thrust has a Grenade Launcher and boosts a character that is attacking, and the opponent reveals a Bolster, to play a Scrapper Gauntlets to scrap the Grenade Launcher, does Thrust donate 7 or 3 attack to the attacking character?
7 attack. The amount has already been locked in.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-07-12
If I Bolster into a Multi Mission Gear, can I play Dampening Field and it activates?
You can play Dampening Field, but it would be past the point where it would trigger.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-07-12
I have a tapped Flamewar - Veteran Decepticon with 3 life remaining with 2 other untapped characters and a facedown Bolster. My opponent has 3 untapped characters and taps their attacker, declaring Flamewar as my defender. Because the conditions are met, I reveal Bolster and play Multi-Mission Gear onto my Flamewar. That triggers Multi-Mission Gear and allows me to play an action, which I choose to play One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall targeting my Flamewar and one of my opponent's characters. This kills my Flamewar but the attacker still lives. What happens in this scenario? Does my opponent lose their attack because the defender was killed prior to battle cards being flipped? Or does my opponent get to choose another attack target?
Your opponent has already chosen who they are attacking, so the attack would end because there is no longer a defender.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-07-12
I play a Bolster, and attack with my specialist. Turn ends. Opponent attacks my defender who is a specialist. I play bolster then I play Multi-Mission Gear, then for the action you play Peace Through Tyranny, KO’ing the specialist defender, effectively ending the attack with no flips. Do you get an extra turn, then a normal turn?
You take your extra turn, then your normal turn. You can’t take any additional turns.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-08-09
When defending I reveal the secret action Bolster. I then proceed to play Multi-Mission Gear to play Brainstorm, in turn playing Battlefield Report and Defensive Formation. As these 2 have the same trigger condition as Bolster, am I able to reveal them now that Bolster has finished resolving?
In this scenario, it is too late to reveal them.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-08-09
My opponent has attacked me, and I reveal the Secret Action Bolster. I use Bolster to attach a Multi-Mission Gear to a Specialist. I then use the Action granted by Multi-Mission Gear to play All-Out Attack. World implodes, right?
Your characters can never attack on your opponent’s turn, even if a card seems to say otherwise. Same rules apply even in the event of a galactic implosion and resulting gravitational chaos.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-07-29
What happens when I reveal Bolster to play an Emergency Barricade or Crystal of Power?
If, when defending, you reveal Bolster to upgrade a character with an Emergency Barricade, it will remain on them until the next time they defends. This is because the 'when defends' event has already happened before Emergency Barricade was played. If, instead, you had upgraded with Crystal of Power, it will remain until the next time the upgraded character battles.
Source: Aequitas Rules Roundup 2021-01-03
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Actions
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3 Leap Into Battle
3 Peace through Tyranny
2 Roll Out!
3 Security Checkpoint
3 Heavy-Handed
3 Heat of Battle
3 Scan the Vaults
2 Valiant Effort
Secret Actions
3 Bolster
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
2 Sparring Gear
1 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
3 Trithyllium Plating
Utilities
2 Matrix of Leadership
1 Energy Pack
Deck Stats
25 action cards
  22 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
25 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  11 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 24 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 10 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
Ark 1: 7 cards
ATP-3: 2 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 1 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
28 icons on 22 cards (44%)
28 icons on 22 cards (44%)
5 icons on 5 cards (10%)
7 icons on 7 cards (14%)
3 icons on 3 cards (6%)
3 icons on 3 cards (6%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 18%
Bashing Shield: 10%
Sparring Gear: 10%
Scan the Vaults: 14%
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41🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 11★ in sideboard Added by Psychosmurf96 Modified on Jun 13, '21

Bots
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Kreb 1★
Acid Storm 9★
Forecaster
Starscream 8★
Fiendish Ingrate

Sideboard
Banzaitron 8★
Devious Orchestrator
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
1 Escape Route
2 Composite Armor
2 Even The Score 1★
1 Hijack
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Reflect Damage
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
2 System Reboot
3 Wedge Formation
2 Camien Crash
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
2 Master of Metallikato
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
2 Scavenge the Battlefield
1 Even The Score 1★
1 Hijack
2 Lose the Initiative
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Combat Dagger
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Force Field
2 Bashing Shield
Utilities
1 Field Communicator
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Pocket Processor
1 Absorption Core
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  8 secret action cards
21 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 19 cards
ATP-4: 3 cards
ATP-3: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
24 icons on 23 cards (56%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
12 icons on 12 cards (29%)
21 icons on 21 cards (51%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Bashing Shield: 13%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 12%
Hijack: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 19%
Lose the Initiative: 12%
Absorption Core: 7%
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42🂠 28★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Psychosmurf96 Modified on Jun 7, '21

Bots
Chop Shop 6★
Sneaky Insecticon
Kickback 5★
Cunning Insecticon
Raider Kickback 6★
Infantry • Soldier
Ransack 8★
Hungry For Battle

Sideboard
Ransack 6★
Insecticon Commando
3 Leap Into Battle
1 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Energy Transfer
1 Pincer Movement 1★
1 Counterespionage
1 End Hostilities
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
1 Despite Any Difficulty
Actions
Regular Actions
2 I Still Function!
1 Ramming Speed
3 Roll Out!
2 System Reboot
3 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
3 Master of Metallikato
2 Armored Assault
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Combat Dagger
2 Fusion Borer
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
2 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Utilities
1 Spotlights 1★
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
20 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  1 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 22 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 15 cards
ATP-2: 3 cards
ATP-3: 4 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 30 cards (71%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 16%
Counterespionage: 6%
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Bots
Chop Shop 6★
Sneaky Insecticon
Kickback 5★
Cunning Insecticon
Raider Kickback 6★
Infantry • Soldier
Ransack 8★
Hungry For Battle

Sideboard
Ransack 6★
Insecticon Commando
1 Force Field
1 Bolster
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Energy Transfer
1 Counterespionage
1 End Hostilities
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Despite Any Difficulty
Actions
Regular Actions
2 I Still Function!
1 Ramming Speed
3 Roll Out!
2 System Reboot
1 Pincer Movement 1★
3 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
3 Master of Metallikato
2 Armored Assault
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Combat Dagger
2 Fusion Borer
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
2 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
19 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  0 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 15 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 5 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 30 cards (71%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 18%
Bashing Shield: 11%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 17%
Counterespionage: 5%
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Renegade Warrior
Fireflight 5★
Sky High Recon
Windcharger 7★
Autobot Warrior
Bumblebee 5★
Optimistic Brawler

Sideboard
Sergeant Springer 12★
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2 Espionage
3 Kinetic Converter
3 Showing Off
2 Counterespionage
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Ready For Action
3 Start Your Engines
3 The Bigger They Are
3 Confidence
2 Pep Talk
3 Brainstorm
1 Daring Escape
3 New Orders
1 Lock on Target
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Drill Arms
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Anticipation Engine
Armor
3 Force Field
3 Extra Padding
1 Cloaking Screen
Utilities
3 Data Pad
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
17 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 18 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 11 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Ark 1: 2 cards
Wave 1C: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
24 icons on 21 cards (53%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
10%
10%
8%
5%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 39%
Extra Padding: 21%
Daring Escape: 7%
Cloaking Screen: 7%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"3rd Place in Freedom Cup 4, played by Brad Weaver."
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Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Spy Patrol Weaponizer Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Botch the Crab Modified on Dec 17, '20

Bots
Major Soundwave 11★
Espionage • Spy
Raider Rumble 6★
Spy Patrol • Demolitions
Megatron 8★
Autobot Bane

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Peace through Tyranny
3 Supercharge
3 Zap
2 Reckless Charge
2 Callous Leadership
2 Reprocess
1 Blade Flurry
2 Disassemble
Secret Actions
3 Bolster
3 End Hostilities
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
2 Grenade Launcher
Armor
2 Reactive Armor
2 Ghost Shield
3 Trithyllium Plating
Utilities
1 Stealthiness
3 Basic Combat Protocol
Deck Stats
24 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
16 upgrade cards
  5 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 14 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 3: 11 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
Ark 1: 4 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
30 icons on 27 cards (68%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
29%
12%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 10%
Reactive Armor: 11%
Reprocess: 11%
Disassemble: 11%
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40🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Ares Modified on Dec 3, '20

Bots
Captain Astrotrain 12★
Space Force • Transport
Nightracer 5★
Gunner
Megatron 8★
Autobot Bane

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Peace through Tyranny
2 Ramming Speed
2 Callous Leadership
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
2 Mission Briefing
Secret Actions
3 Bolster
3 Hiding Spot
2 Scavenge the Battlefield
2 Survival of the Fittest
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Enforcement Batons
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Force Field
2 Emergency Barricade
2 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Enhanced Power Cell
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  10 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 2 cards
Wave 3: 13 cards
Wave 5: 16 cards
Ark 1: 3 cards
Wave 4: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
27 icons on 22 cards (55%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
10%
8%
8%
5%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 33%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
Mission Briefing: 13%
Leftovers
Deck Traits: None
85🂠 5★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on Nov 29, '20

Bots
None

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Backup Plan
2 Ready For Action
1 Device Virus
2 Dismantle
1 Repurpose
1 Rock Toss
1 4-Wheel Drive
3 Battlefield Incursion
1 Daring Escape
1 Decipher
3 Fight For Position
3 Plunder 1★
1 Showing Off
3 Special Delivery
2 Wedge Formation
1 Hand-to-Hand Combat
1 Lock on Target
1 Supporting Fire
1 Turn the Tide
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
2 Hiding Spot
1 Scavenge the Battlefield
1 Heroic Resolve 1★
1 Stable Cover
2 Concealing Contrails
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Speed Trap
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Flamethrower
1 Combat Dagger
1 Laser Cutlass
1 Crowbar
1 Grav-Inhibitor
1 Sharpened Talons
1 Sonic Stun-Gun
Armor
2 Improvised Shield
2 Emergency Defense Field
1 Point-Defense System
1 Sturdy Armor
1 Blast Suit 1★
2 Lucky Vest
1 Medic's Protective Field
1 Improvised Shield
Utilities
4 Data Pad
2 Debilitating Crystal
1 Basic Combat Protocol
1 Firecon Flame
1 Micro Capacitor
2 Personal Targeting Drone
2 Conversion Engine
1 Minor Medic Kit
1 Point Position
1 Escape Capsule
4 Laser Scalpel
1 Nitro Booster
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Triangulator
Deck Stats
43 action cards
  32 regular action cards
  11 secret action cards
42 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  11 armor cards
  24 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 14 cards
Wave 3: 21 cards
Wave 4: 29 cards
Wave 5: 21 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 18 cards (21%)
9 icons on 8 cards (9%)
15 icons on 15 cards (18%)
17 icons on 17 cards (20%)
52 icons on 37 cards (44%)
10 icons on 10 cards (12%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 34%
Personal Targeting Drone: 6%
Sturdy Armor: 3%
Battlefield Incursion: 9%
Daring Escape: 3%
Decipher: 3%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Lose the Initiative: 3%
Sharpened Talons: 3%
Sonic Stun-Gun: 3%
Speed Trap: 3%
Spy Satellite Uplink: 3%
Triangulator: 6%