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Involuntary Promotion
Set: Siege II
Number: 032
Rarity: Rare
Action
K
X
X


Choose one of your characters. Return another character that has the same number of ★ or fewer from your KO area to the battlefield fully repaired. Move the damage counters and Upgrades from chosen character to the returned character. Then KO the chosen character.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
What happens if the character I bring back from the KO area ends up with enough damage counters to KO it?
Both characters will end up KO’d, but the character that started in the KO area will be on the battlefield for a short time. For example, any ability that triggers when Upgrades are moved onto that character will still happen. If that character has any revenge abilities, those abilities will also happen.
Source: Wave 4 FAQ
Involuntary Promotion: if I play it and chose a tapped character, does the revived character come back tapped or untapped?
Untapped.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-11-22
If I have a character with Bumpers attached, and I play Involuntary Promotion on a car in my KO area, does the returned character receive the Bumpers in time to prevent the damage counters from being moved?
The damage and upgrades are moved at the same time. Bumpers’ effect won’t stop the damage counters from being moved.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-11-08
Can I KO a Battle Master with Involuntary Promotion if I have no bots in my KO area?
Yes. If you have no characters in KO or the characters in your KO area have too many stars, you can use Involuntary Promotion to KO one of your characters.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-11-08
Regarding Involuntary Promotion trigger timings, when I shift the upgrade and damage counters to the returned character. Do I get to choose to shift the damage counters first followed by the upgrades since they are both my triggers?
No part of Involuntary Promotion is a triggered ability. The instructions are all followed in order and the damage counters and upgrades are moved at the same time.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-11-08
Does Involuntary Promotion count as "repairing" the resurrected character? In other words, could Torox or Ratchet benefit from its play?
No. The character appears on the Battlefield fully repaired. It’s not repaired while on the Battlefield.
Source: Rules Roundup 2019-11-08
Can you I Still Function a character with a Body mode?
You can't bring back a Body mode character from KO because it won't have a head. Effects like I Still Function! and Involuntary Promotion will not work at all to bring back a Body. You can, however, bring back a Head from KO because it will be in Bot mode (and only in Bot mode).
Source: Aequitas Rules Roundup 2020-10-01
Why can’t I bring Dirge back from my KO area?
Dirge has the ability to bring back a Blank card when KO’d, we did not want to create any “infinite loop” type scenario with the character due to cards like I Still Function and Involuntary Promotion.
Source: Alpha Trion Protocols:Wave 2 FAQ
What happens if my Snapdragon is in Alt mode and my opponent plays Involuntary Promotion?
The character brought back from their KO will stay fully repaired because no damage can be moved to it, but the Upgrades from the original character will move as normal.
Source: Alpha Trion Protocols:Wave 3 FAQ
Recent Decks Using This Card
[8th] Suicide Squad
Deck Traits: Decepticon Constructicon Ranged Air Strike Patrol Plane Tank
41🂠 25★ in deck and 9🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jul 6, '21

Bots
Hook 4★
Surgical Engineer
Raider Storm Cloud 4★
Infantry • Rainmaker
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Raider Tailwind 5★
Air Strike Patrol • Strategist
Decepticon Quake 7★
Ground Assault
Kreb 1★

Sideboard
Grax 3★
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
2 Cornered
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
2 Even The Score 1★
2 Precision Fire
2 Tripwire
Actions
Regular Actions
1 I Still Function!
2 Photon Bomb
1 Reckless Charge
1 Fight For Position
3 Involuntary Promotion
1 Reprocess
3 Camien Crash
1 Disassemble
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
1 Scouting Mission
2 Dreadful Feast
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Armed Hovercraft
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Backup Beam
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
2 Fusion Borer
1 Paralyzo Box
3 Photon Charge
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
1 Crash Landing
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
23 upgrade cards
  15 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 4: 11 cards
Wave 5: 22 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 5 cards
Wave 2A: 1 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
16 icons on 13 cards (32%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
11 icons on 11 cards (27%)
18 icons on 18 cards (44%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 5%
Reprocess: 6%
Disassemble: 6%
Holomatter Projector: 5%
Paralyzo Box: 5%
Dreadful Feast: 11%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"8th Place in World|Strike Tournament Season One: Encounter 3, played by Siliag. "
Merge!
Deck Traits: Decepticon Constructicon Melee Ranged Leader
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Ozzy Modified on Jul 9, '21

Bots
Bonecrusher 4★
Demolitions
Hook 4★
Surgical Engineer
Longhaul 4★
Transport
Mixmaster 4★
Materials Fabrication
Scavenger 4★
Mining and Salvage
Scrapper 5★
Constructicon Foreman

Stratagems
Malevolent Architect 0★
Used with Scrapper, Constructicon Foreman
Sideboard
1 Bashing Shield
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Constructicon Enigma
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Personal Targeting Drone
1 Decipher
1 Counterespionage
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Constructicon Enigma
2 Heavy Landing
2 Work Overtime
1 Designated Target
3 Fight For Position
3 Involuntary Promotion
1 Disassemble
1 Precision Fire
2 Corrupt Construction
2 Foreman's Ingenuity
3 Towering Presence
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
1 Backup Beam
3 Combat Dagger
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
Utilities
3 Builder's Tools
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
2 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  22 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  1 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 2A: 16 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 11 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 8 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
24 icons on 21 cards (53%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
11%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Constructicon Enigma: 13%
Disassemble: 6%
Corrupt Construction: 11%
Megatron Bane
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Car Ranged Weaponizer
40🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Ares Modified on Apr 13, '21

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

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall
3 Peace through Tyranny
1 Ramming Speed
1 Vaporize
3 Callous Leadership
3 Energy Transfer
1 Involuntary Promotion
2 Reprocess
3 Scan the Vaults
Secret Actions
2 Hiding Spot
1 Backfire
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Cloud Cover
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Energon Mace
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
2 Emergency Barricade
3 Trithyllium Plating
Utilities
2 Spare Parts
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  5 secret action cards
17 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 14 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 9 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
Ark 1: 8 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 15 cards (38%)
14 icons on 11 cards (28%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Spare Parts: 12%
Reprocess: 12%
Cloud Cover: 6%
Scan the Vaults: 19%
[7th]
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Melee Truck Ranged Autobot Leader Junkion Motorcycle Mercenary Car
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 30, '21

Bots
Starscream 5★
Decepticon Lieutenant
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Ghost of Starscream 7★
Annoying Apparition
Wreck-Gar 5★
Junkion Leader

Stratagems
Unstoppable 1★
Used with Wreck-Gar, Junkion Leader
Sideboard
Nightbird 7★
Eniigmatic Agent
1 Espionage
1 Stealthiness
1 W-5 Gyro Blaster
1 Hijack
1 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
3 I Still Function!
3 Incoming Transmission
2 Inspiring Leadership
3 Peace through Tyranny
1 Escape Route
3 Involuntary Promotion
1 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
3 Kinetic Converter
1 Pocket Processor
1 Starscream's Cape
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  9 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Ark 1: 4 cards
Wave 2S: 1 cards
2019 Promos: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 15 cards (38%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 7%
Holomatter Projector: 7%
Starscream's Cape: 6%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"7th Place in Eye of the Matrix: The Ark, played by megaclutz aka Jonathan Clifton.
"
[7th]
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Melee Truck Ranged Autobot Leader Junkion Motorcycle Mercenary Car
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 30, '21

Bots
Starscream 5★
Decepticon Lieutenant
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Ghost of Starscream 7★
Annoying Apparition
Wreck-Gar 5★
Junkion Leader

Stratagems
Unstoppable 1★
Used with Wreck-Gar, Junkion Leader
Sideboard
Nightbird 7★
Eniigmatic Agent
1 Espionage
1 Stealthiness
1 W-5 Gyro Blaster
1 Hijack
1 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
3 I Still Function!
3 Incoming Transmission
2 Inspiring Leadership
3 Peace through Tyranny
1 Escape Route
3 Involuntary Promotion
1 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
3 Kinetic Converter
1 Pocket Processor
1 Starscream's Cape
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  9 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Ark 1: 4 cards
Wave 2S: 1 cards
2019 Promos: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 15 cards (38%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 33%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Escape Route: 7%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Wedge Formation: 7%
Holomatter Projector: 7%
Starscream's Cape: 6%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"7th Place in Eye of the Matrix: The Ark, played by megaclutz. "
[7th]
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Melee Truck Ranged Autobot Leader Junkion Motorcycle Mercenary Car
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 30, '21

Bots
Starscream 5★
Decepticon Lieutenant
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Ghost of Starscream 7★
Annoying Apparition
Wreck-Gar 5★
Junkion Leader

Stratagems
Unstoppable 1★
Used with Wreck-Gar, Junkion Leader
Sideboard
Nightbird 7★
Eniigmatic Agent
1 Espionage
1 Stealthiness
1 W-5 Gyro Blaster
1 Hijack
1 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
3 I Still Function!
3 Incoming Transmission
2 Inspiring Leadership
3 Peace through Tyranny
1 Escape Route
3 Involuntary Promotion
1 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
3 Kinetic Converter
1 Pocket Processor
1 Starscream's Cape
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  9 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Ark 1: 4 cards
Wave 2S: 1 cards
2019 Promos: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 15 cards (38%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Escape Route: 6%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Holomatter Projector: 7%
Starscream's Cape: 6%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"7th Place in Eye of the Matrix: The Ark, played by megaclutz. "
[7th]
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Melee Truck Ranged Autobot Leader Junkion Motorcycle Mercenary Car
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 30, '21

Bots
Starscream 5★
Decepticon Lieutenant
Crankcase 7★
Data Collector
Ghost of Starscream 7★
Annoying Apparition
Wreck-Gar 5★
Junkion Leader

Stratagems
Unstoppable 1★
Used with Wreck-Gar, Junkion Leader
Sideboard
Nightbird 7★
Eniigmatic Agent
1 Espionage
1 Stealthiness
1 W-5 Gyro Blaster
1 Hijack
1 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
3 I Still Function!
3 Incoming Transmission
2 Inspiring Leadership
3 Peace through Tyranny
1 Escape Route
3 Involuntary Promotion
1 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Improvised Shield
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
1 Crushing Size
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
3 Kinetic Converter
1 Pocket Processor
1 Starscream's Cape
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  9 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 12 cards
Ark 1: 4 cards
Wave 2S: 1 cards
2019 Promos: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
21 icons on 15 cards (38%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 7%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Wedge Formation: 7%
Holomatter Projector: 7%
Starscream's Cape: 6%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"7th Place in Eye of the Matrix: The Ark, played by megaclutz. "
[5th] Ghost Riders in the Sky - ARK
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Melee Autobot Battle Master Specialist Truck Ranged Leader Junkion Motorcycle
41🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 9★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 30, '21

Bots
Starscream 5★
Decepticon Lieutenant
Brawn 5★
Demolitions
Ghost of Starscream 7★
Annoying Apparition
Wreck-Gar 5★
Junkion Leader

Stratagems
Unstoppable 1★
Used with Wreck-Gar, Junkion Leader
Sideboard
Private Turbo Board 7★
Air Command • Evac
1 Bashing Shield
1 Espionage
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
1 Vandalize 1★
1 Reprocess
2 Belligerence
1 Last Stand
1 Reflect Damage
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Disarm
3 I Still Function!
3 Escape Route
1 Vandalize 1★
3 Involuntary Promotion
2 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
1 Counterespionage
2 Master of Metallikato
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
1 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Emergency Barricade
1 Holomatter Projector
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Stealthiness
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Immersed In Shadow
3 Kinetic Converter
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
24 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  8 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 7 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 12 cards
Wave 5: 20 cards
Ark 1: 3 cards
Wave 2S: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
22 icons on 18 cards (44%)
3 icons on 3 cards (7%)
7 icons on 7 cards (17%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
16 icons on 16 cards (39%)
3 icons on 3 cards (7%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
10%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 31%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Escape Route: 18%
Wedge Formation: 13%
Counterespionage: 7%
Holomatter Projector: 7%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"5th Place in Eye of the Matrix: The Ark, played by Left on 1 - Vjakson aka Brian Blair.
"