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Lose the Initiative
Set: Titan Masters Attack
Number: 036
Rarity: Rare
Secret Action
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Reveal 🠪 If an opponent's card would cause exactly one of their characters to untap. When Revealed 🠪 Instead untap one of your characters that has the same number of ★ or fewer.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
If I don't have any characters with the same number of stars or fewer than my opponent's character, can I still reveal Lose the Initiative to stop their character from untapping?
Yes. Obviously, you won't untap any of your characters, but the original effect of your opponent untapping their character will be replaced with nothing happening.
Source: Wave 5 FAQ
If a combiner combined and untapped. Would Lose the Initiative cancel the untap combiner effect?
A team of characters combining isn't actually untapping; the resulting Combiner character is entering the battlefield untapped (like all characters which enter the battlefield after the start of the game, unless another card or ability says otherwise).
Source: Rules Roundup 2020-06-10
Recent Decks Using This Card
atp4 Aggrostorm
Deck Traits: Decepticon Beast Melee Tank Specialist Plane Ranged
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%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 13%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 12%
Hijack: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 19%
Lose the Initiative: 12%
Absorption Core: 6%
(COPY)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Tank Ranged Autobot Battle Master Melee Truck Beast
47🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on May 30, '21

Bots
Demolisher 6★
Devoted Decepticon
Brawn 5★
Demolitions
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Horri-Bull 6★
Ground Trooper
Kreb 1★
Parsec 1★

Sideboard
Private Lionizer 7★
Ground Command • Artillery
1 Supercharge
3 Erratic Lightning
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Reprocess
1 Armored Assault
1 Shield Crash
Actions
Regular Actions
1 I Still Function!
1 Ramming Speed
1 Ready For Action
2 Supercharge
1 System Reboot
3 Escape Route
2 Heat of Battle
3 Rock Toss
3 Fight For Position
2 New Orders
3 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
1 Counterespionage
3 Precision Fire
Secret Actions
2 Lose the Initiative
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Power Punch
3 Combat Dagger
2 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Fusion Borer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Composite Armor
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
2 Immersed In Shadow
1 Pocket Processor
2 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
29 action cards
  27 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 12 cards
Wave 4: 17 cards
Wave 5: 16 cards
ATP-3: 1 cards
BFA: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
28 icons on 28 cards (60%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
8 icons on 8 cards (17%)
12 icons on 12 cards (26%)
31 icons on 29 cards (62%)
2 icons on 2 cards (4%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
8%
8%
7%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 17%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 18%
Counterespionage: 6%
Holomatter Projector: 6%
Lose the Initiative: 11%
[1st]
Deck Traits: Decepticon Tank Ranged Autobot Battle Master Melee Truck Beast
47🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 7★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Apr 25, '21

Bots
Demolisher 6★
Devoted Decepticon
Brawn 5★
Demolitions
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Horri-Bull 6★
Ground Trooper
Kreb 1★
Parsec 1★

Sideboard
Private Lionizer 7★
Ground Command • Artillery
1 Supercharge
3 Erratic Lightning
3 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Reprocess
1 Armored Assault
1 Shield Crash
Actions
Regular Actions
1 I Still Function!
1 Ramming Speed
1 Ready For Action
2 Supercharge
1 System Reboot
3 Escape Route
2 Heat of Battle
3 Rock Toss
3 Fight For Position
2 New Orders
3 Wedge Formation
1 Camien Crash
1 Counterespionage
3 Precision Fire
Secret Actions
2 Lose the Initiative
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Power Punch
3 Combat Dagger
2 Kinetic Intensifier Whip
1 Fusion Borer
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Composite Armor
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
2 Immersed In Shadow
1 Pocket Processor
2 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
29 action cards
  27 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  8 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 12 cards
Wave 4: 17 cards
Wave 5: 16 cards
ATP-3: 1 cards
BFA: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
28 icons on 28 cards (60%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
8 icons on 8 cards (17%)
12 icons on 12 cards (26%)
31 icons on 29 cards (62%)
2 icons on 2 cards (4%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
12%
8%
8%
7%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 31%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 16%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 17%
Counterespionage: 6%
Holomatter Projector: 6%
Lose the Initiative: 11%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"1st Place in World|Strike Tournament Season One: Encounter 2, played by . "
Starscream's brigade
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Plane Ranged Autobot Titan Tank Car Mercenary Combaticon Truck Beast Melee
40🂠 68★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Ares Modified on Apr 13, '21

Bots
Starscream 10★
Scheming Second-in-Command
Metroplex 25★
Autobot City
Slammer 4★
Combat Drone
Ruckus 11★
Combat Assault
Onslaught 5★
Combaticon Leader
Snapdragon 12★
Ruthless Combatant

Stratagems
Starscream's Brigade 1★
Used with Starscream, Scheming Second-in-Command
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Swap Missions
2 Vaporize
3 Steady Shot
3 Dual Wield
3 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
3 Assault Formation
2 Combaticon Enigma
2 Resilience
Secret Actions
1 Lose the Initiative
Upgrades
Weapons
2 RR Disruptor Blade
3 Crowbar
1 Soldier's Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
3 Emergency Barricade
Utilities
3 Unfriendly Fire
Other Upgrades
1 Crystal of Power
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 9 cards
Wave 5: 11 cards
Ark 1: 12 cards
Wave 1A: 2 cards
ATP-3: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
11 icons on 11 cards (28%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
31 icons on 25 cards (63%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 24%
Soldier's Blaster: 7%
Lose the Initiative: 6%
Assault Formation: 18%
Combaticon Enigma: 13%
Resilience: 13%
ATP Lets Do the Skywarp Again
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Specialist Beast Melee Tank
42🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by JediPapa Modified on Mar 21, '21

Bots
Sergeant Skywarp 8★
Black Ops • Seeker
Decepticon Pounce 8★
Infiltrator
Banzaitron 8★
Devious Orchestrator

Stratagems
Infiltration 1★
Used with Decepticon Pounce, Infiltrator
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Special Ops Mission
1 Decipher
1 Counterespionage
3 Spymaster's Ruse
2 Outflank
Secret Actions
1 Sabotaged Armaments
2 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
3 Hull Down
1 Lose the Initiative
1 Reflect Damage
1 Speed Trap
1 Temporal Quagmire
3 Despite Any Difficulty
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Multi-Tool
2 Energon Slingshot
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
1 Energon Mace
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
2 Body Armor
Utilities
3 Field Communicator
Deck Stats
24 action cards
  10 regular action cards
  14 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  2 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 8 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 2 cards
Wave 5: 20 cards
ATP-3: 6 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
18 icons on 18 cards (43%)
8 icons on 8 cards (19%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
15 icons on 12 cards (29%)
1 icons on 1 cards (2%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
10%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 35%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 5%
Decipher: 7%
Counterespionage: 7%
Hold the Line: 7%
Lose the Initiative: 7%
Reflect Damage: 6%
Speed Trap: 6%
Spymaster's Ruse: 20%
The Fangriest of Wreckers
Deck Traits: Decepticon Beast Melee Autobot Leader Truck Wrecker Ranged Tank Car Specialist
42🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 9★ in sideboard Added by Kathoga Modified on Mar 10, '21

Bots
Brisko 2★
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Kreb 1★
Sergeant Kup 7★
Wrecker Leader
Impactor 9★
Unrelenting Veteran

Sideboard
Wheeljack 9★
Outsider
1 Pocket Processor
1 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
3 Fusion Borer
2 Lose the Initiative
1 Reflect Damage
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Actions
Regular Actions
2 One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall
2 Belligerence
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
3 Master of Metallikato
1 Mission Briefing
2 Take By Surprise
3 Valiant Effort
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
1 Lose the Initiative
3 Despite Any Difficulty
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Armed Hovercraft
1 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Noble’s Blaster
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
3 Harpoon Gun
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
2 Holomatter Projector
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Matrix of Leadership
1 Enhanced Power Cell
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  5 secret action cards
22 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 10 cards
Wave 2: 3 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 29 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 11 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
24 icons on 21 cards (50%)
13 icons on 13 cards (31%)
7 icons on 7 cards (17%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Noble’s Blaster: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Counterespionage: 6%
Disassemble: 6%
Hold the Line: 6%
Holomatter Projector: 12%
Lose the Initiative: 7%
Mission Briefing: 6%
[6th] Grapple That Ass
Deck Traits: Autobot Leader Car Melee Plane Ranged Truck
42🂠 25★ in deck and 9🂠 12★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Feb 7, '21

Bots
Autobot Jazz 6★
Special Ops
Grapple 12★
Autobot Architect
Brawn 5★
Demolitions

Stratagems
Here's The Thing 1★
Used with Autobot Jazz, Special Ops
Master Builder 1★
Used with Grapple, Autobot Architect
Sideboard
Jetfire 10★
Air Guardian
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Used with Autobots
I Don't Believe in Destiny 1★
Used with Jetfire, Air Guardian
1 Computer Sabotage
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Energy Pack
1 Personal Targeting Drone
1 Hijack
1 Pocket Processor
1 Ghost Shield
1 Master Sword
1 Lock-On Lasers
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
3 Fight For Position
3 Wedge Formation
1 Counterespionage
3 Master of Metallikato
1 Precision Fire
3 Scouting Mission
1 Spymaster's Ruse
2 Catch Off-Guard
Secret Actions
2 Infiltrate
2 Lose the Initiative
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
2 Backup Beam
2 Noble’s Blaster
1 Unflinching Courage
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
2 Sparring Gear
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
3 Matrix of Leadership
1 Energy Pack
1 Pocket Processor
2 Point Position
Deck Stats
24 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
18 upgrade cards
  6 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 10 cards
Wave 2: 10 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 12 cards
Wave 5: 16 cards
ATP-2: 4 cards
ATP-1: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
23 icons on 23 cards (55%)
24 icons on 24 cards (57%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
17 icons on 17 cards (40%)
21 icons on 20 cards (48%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 0%
Backup Beam: 10%
Bashing Shield: 9%
Noble’s Blaster: 9%
Sparring Gear: 9%
Pocket Processor: 5%
Wedge Formation: 14%
Counterespionage: 5%
Holomatter Projector: 5%
Lose the Initiative: 10%
Spymaster's Ruse: 4%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"6th Place in Ia-Con Online 2021, played by Vjakson.
"
[8th] SB-OA
Deck Traits: Decepticon Spaceship Specialist Beast Melee Leader Tank Ranged Car
40🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 11★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Feb 7, '21

Bots
Sergeant Soundblaster 12★
Weapons • Arms Dealer
Fangry 6★
Sky Tracker
Kreb 1★
Nightracer 5★
Gunner

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sideboard
Megatron 11★
Fallen Hero
1 Espionage
1 Reflex Circuits
1 Reprocess
2 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
1 Hold the Line
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Speed Trap
1 Lock-On Lasers
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Fuel Cache 1★
3 Overwhelming Advantage
3 Wedge Formation
1 Disassemble
3 Hit and Run
3 Master of Metallikato
3 Mission Briefing
3 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
1 Intrusion Countermeasures Software
1 Lose the Initiative
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Combat Dagger
Armor
1 Covert Armor
3 Extra Padding
1 Reflex Circuits
1 Sturdy Armor
Utilities
3 Decepticon Crown
3 Spare Parts
Other Upgrades
2 Crystal of Power
Deck Stats
23 action cards
  21 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
17 upgrade cards
  3 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  6 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 12 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 28 cards
ATP-2: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
14 icons on 14 cards (35%)
14 icons on 14 cards (35%)
24 icons on 24 cards (60%)
20 icons on 20 cards (50%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 58%
Decepticon Crown: 23%
Spare Parts: 23%
Covert Armor: 8%
Extra Padding: 25%
Reflex Circuits: 8%
Sturdy Armor: 8%
Overwhelming Advantage: 24%
Wedge Formation: 23%
Disassemble: 8%
Intrusion Countermeasures Software: 8%
Lose the Initiative: 8%
Mission Briefing: 23%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"8th Place in Ia-Con Online 2021, played by Henri Yandell.
"