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Metal Detector
Set: Siege I
Number: 039
Rarity: Uncommon
Utility Upgrade
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When the upgraded character attacks 🠪 Reveal the top card of your deck. If it's an Upgrade, you may play it.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
If Crowbar is put onto a character during a battle after it attacks, is it scrapped after the battle?
No. The ability triggers only if the character is holding the Crowbar as it attacks. If Crowbar appears after that point (say because of Metal Detector), it can stay for at least another attack.
Source: Wave 4 FAQ
What exactly happens when I attack using... 1. Dreadwing with 2 Anticipation Engines and 2 Metal Detectors? 2. Predaking with 3 Anticipation Engines?
With multiple Anticipation Engines and/or Metal Detectors, you handle the abilities one at a time. If you have an Anticipation Engine and a Metal Detector, you must specify which one you are using before revealing the card. If the card you reveal doesn’t match the type of card you’re looking for, it just stays on top of your deck. The next ability will reveal the same card, so choose wisely.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-06-28
I have Cliffjumper in Car mode with a Metal Detector. Cliffjumper attacks and taps. Metal Detector flips over Turbo Boosters. Does Cliffjumper attack untapped?
Yes, he does.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-09-06
Since it sounds like (understandably) that a comprehensive rules document might take a while, perhaps you could answer a more specific timing question then. Taken to a corner case, how would a player properly process an attack in the following scenario. Your team: Specialist Flamewar in bot mode equipped with an Anticipation Engine in her weapon slot, a Metal Detector in her Utility slot. She has Focus 2 from her bot mode ability. Her teammate, Raider Aimless has a Decepticon Crown equipped in his Utility slot giving out Plan 1 when a Decepticon attacks. Her other teammate General Optimus Prime is in Alt Mode giving Bold 1 and Tough 1 to his teammates. What would be the proper sequence of triggers when Specialist Flamewar initiates an attack? Which goes first Plan, Focus, the Equipment Triggers? Which Equipment Triggers first? Can both trigger on the same combat if you have an equipment and an action (or vice versa) as your top 2 cards?
When Specialist Flamewar attacks, the abilities of Anticipation Engine, Metal Detector, and Decepticon Crown will all trigger. As the attacking player, you will resolve all of those abilities in the order of your choosing, one at a time. Then you will use your Focus ability. Then, you will flip battle cards, including an extra from General Optimus’ Bold 1.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-09-06
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41🂠 26★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by GrizzlyGiblets Modified on Nov 2, '21
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Bots
Autobot Highbrow 7★
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Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 The Bigger They Are
1 Heavy-Handed
1 Opportune Offensive
1 Opportune Repairs
2 Belligerence
1 Valiant Effort
2 Knack
3 Will Of The Protocols
Secret Actions
1 Sabotaged Armaments
2 End Hostilities
3 Despite Any Difficulty
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
1 Soldier's Blaster
3 Fusion Borer
2 Master Sword
Armor
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
3 Guardian Shell
Utilities
1 Metal Detector
1 Pocket Processor
1 Shoulder Holster
3 Opportunism
2 Reflector Cell
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
21 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  8 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 2 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 9 cards
ATP-3: 4 cards
ATP-4: 5 cards
ATP-5: 12 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
24 icons on 24 cards (59%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
8 icons on 6 cards (15%)
14 icons on 14 cards (34%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
23%
10%
8%
8%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 20%
Bashing Shield: 5%
Metal Detector: 5%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Soldier's Blaster: 6%
Knack: 11%
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40🂠 23★ in deck and 6🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Valravn49 Modified on Oct 27, '21
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Bots
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Weapons • Soldier
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Sideboard
3 Inspiring Leadership
3 Spinner Rims
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Vaporize
2 Callous Leadership
Secret Actions
3 Hidden Fortification
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
3 Drill Arms
2 Grenade Launcher
2 Multi-Tool
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
Armor
2 Reinforced Plating
2 Scrapper Gauntlets
2 Smoke Cloak
2 Sturdy Armor
Utilities
2 Security Console
3 Metal Detector
2 Conversion Engine
3 Kinetic Converter
Deck Stats
11 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
29 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  10 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 19 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 12 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
21 icons on 21 cards (53%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
13%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 41%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 14%
Metal Detector: 23%
Sturdy Armor: 13%
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40🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 12★ in sideboard Added by Vangelus Modified on Aug 16, '21
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Bots
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Opportunistic Tracker
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Sideboard
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Maniacal Tyrant
2 Hunker Down
2 Composite Armor
2 Hold the Line
2 Tripwire
1 Particle Cannon of Galvatron
1 Energy Conversion Field
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Reclaim
2 Quartermaster
1 Reprocess
2 Camien Crash
2 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
2 End Hostilities
3 Turnabout Snare
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
2 Drill Arms
2 Energon Axe
3 Sturdy Javelin
2 Master Sword
2 Photon Charge
Armor
3 Rapid Ascent
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
2 Crushing Size
2 Metal Detector
Deck Stats
16 action cards
  9 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
24 upgrade cards
  14 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 1 cards
Wave 2A: 2 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Ark 1: 5 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 7 cards
Wave 3A-35th: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
17 icons on 17 cards (43%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
7%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 45%
Bashing Shield: 8%
Metal Detector: 15%
Reprocess: 7%
Holomatter Projector: 8%
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Bots
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Biomechanical Engineer
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Stratagems
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Sideboard
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Actions
Regular Actions
2 Belligerence
2 Counterespionage
3 Master of Metallikato
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Secret Actions
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Upgrades
Weapons
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3 Noble’s Blaster
3 Howling Howitzer
Armor
3 Force Field
3 Bashing Shield
2 Increased Durability
2 Holomatter Projector
3 Trithyllium Shield
Utilities
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3 Matrix of Leadership
3 Metal Detector
2 Escape Capsule
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  10 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
33 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  13 armor cards
  11 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 12 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 22 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-4: 5 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
22 icons on 22 cards (44%)
18 icons on 16 cards (32%)
9 icons on 9 cards (18%)
16 icons on 16 cards (32%)
15 icons on 15 cards (30%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 33%
Bashing Shield: 15%
Noble’s Blaster: 16%
Metal Detector: 18%
Counterespionage: 10%
Hold the Line: 15%
Holomatter Projector: 12%
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35🂠 25★ in deck and 4🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on Jul 9, '21
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Bots
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Special Ops • Security Agent
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Sideboard
1 Enemy Combat Analysis
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Paralyzo Box
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Overwhelming Advantage
3 Wedge Formation
3 Master of Metallikato
Upgrades
Weapons
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1 Enforcement Batons
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3 Unflinching Courage
Armor
3 Bashing Shield
2 Extra Padding
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
3 Metal Detector
3 Personal Targeting Drone
2 Immersed In Shadow
2 Point Position
Deck Stats
7 action cards
  7 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
28 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  10 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 15 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
Wave 3C: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
16 icons on 16 cards (46%)
13 icons on 13 cards (37%)
6 icons on 6 cards (17%)
19 icons on 19 cards (54%)
22 icons on 22 cards (63%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Attack Drone: 22%
Bashing Shield: 22%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
Extra Padding: 14%
Metal Detector: 24%
Personal Targeting Drone: 22%
Overwhelming Advantage: 7%
Wedge Formation: 23%
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40🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Vangelus Modified on Jun 17, '21
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Bots
Raider Triggerhappy 8★
Air Force • Gunner
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Axor 8★
Opportunistic Fencer

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
2 The Bigger They Are
2 Treasure Hunt
2 Camien Crash
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
2 End Hostilities
3 Turnabout Snare
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
2 Drill Arms
2 Energon Axe
1 Enforcement Batons
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Energon Mace
3 Fusion Borer
2 Master Sword
Armor
2 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
2 Cooling Vents
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
2 Crushing Size
2 Metal Detector
Deck Stats
13 action cards
  6 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
27 upgrade cards
  17 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 4 cards
Wave 3A-35th: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
19 icons on 19 cards (48%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
13%
10%
6%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Enforcement Batons: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Metal Detector: 12%
Holomatter Projector: 6%
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40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 10★ in sideboard Added by Vangelus Modified on Jun 17, '21
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Bots
Buzzsaw 5★
Spy
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Infantry • Combustion Specialist
Nightracer 5★
Gunner
Axor 8★
Opportunistic Fencer

Sideboard
Lockdown 10★
Bounty Hunter
3 Contract Contingency
2 Hold the Line
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Tripwire
2 Energy Conversion Field
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Reprocess
2 Camien Crash
2 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
2 End Hostilities
3 Turnabout Snare
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
3 Drill Arms
2 RR Disruptor Blade
3 Fusion Borer
2 Photon Charge
Armor
3 Rapid Ascent
2 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
2 Cooling Vents
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
2 Crushing Size
2 Metal Detector
2 Enhanced Power Cell
Deck Stats
12 action cards
  5 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
28 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 13 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 18 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 8 cards
Wave 3A-35th: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
10%
9%
7%
6%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Metal Detector: 12%
Reprocess: 7%
Holomatter Projector: 6%