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Spymaster's Ruse
Set: Titan Masters Attack
Number: 056
Rare
0★
Action
K[K] Specialist
K
G

You may play a Secret Action. While that card is face down, this card and that card aren't scrapped at the end of turns.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
If the Secret Action isn't revealed by the end of the turn, what happens?
Both the Secret Action and Spymaster's Ruse will stay in your played area. The Secret Action will continue to wait for your opponent to fall into your trap.
Source: Wave 5 FAQ
Recent Decks Using This Card
[3rd] Operation PingThing (TTS) (COPY)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Plane Ranged Mercenary Car
40🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 6★ in sideboard Added by KingNaga Modified on Jan 26, '22
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Bots
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Bug Bite 6★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Used with Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
Rabblerouser 6★
Aerial Onslaught
1 Disarm
2 Leap Into Battle
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Counterespionage
1 Fusion Borer
3 Stasis Field
1 Die Autobots!
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Vaporize
1 Recover Cassette
3 Opportune Offensive
2 Mission Briefing
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
2 Loading The Cannon
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Rolling Actions
2 Lie In Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
2 Energon Slingshot
2 Handheld Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Fusion Borer
1 Diffraction Sword
1 Trithyllium Drill
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
1 Field Communicator
2 Security Console
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  12 secret action cards
  2 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 3A: 3 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 9 cards
Ark 1: 3 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 4 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 6 cards
1C Open Cards: 2 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
34 icons on 30 cards (75%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
16 icons on 15 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
15%
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Hold the Line: 7%
Mission Briefing: 12%
Spymaster's Ruse: 7%
Loading The Cannon: 13%
Diffraction Sword: 6%

Notes from KingNaga:
"3rd Place in Harmony: Waste|Lands 1, played by Ozzy.
"
[3rd] Operation Ping-Thing (TTS)
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Plane Ranged Mercenary Car
40🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 6★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 24, '22
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Bots
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Bug Bite 6★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Used with Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
Rabblerouser 6★
Aerial Onslaught
1 Disarm
2 Leap Into Battle
1 Battlefield Scan
1 Counterespionage
1 Fusion Borer
3 Stasis Field
1 Die Autobots!
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Vaporize
1 Recover Cassette
3 Opportune Offensive
2 Mission Briefing
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
2 Loading The Cannon
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Rolling Actions
2 Lie In Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
2 Energon Slingshot
2 Handheld Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Fusion Borer
1 Diffraction Sword
1 Trithyllium Drill
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
1 Field Communicator
2 Security Console
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  12 secret action cards
  2 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 4 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 7 cards
Wave 3A: 3 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 9 cards
Ark 1: 3 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 4 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 6 cards
1C Open Cards: 2 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
34 icons on 30 cards (75%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
16 icons on 15 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
15%
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 29%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Hold the Line: 6%
Mission Briefing: 13%
Spymaster's Ruse: 7%
Loading The Cannon: 13%
Diffraction Sword: 6%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"3rd Place in Harmony: Waste|Lands 1, played by Ozzy.
"
[2nd] TV Static
Deck Traits: Autobot Motorcycle Specialist Mercenary Car Junkion Vehicle Ranged Leader Melee
50🂠 25★ in deck and 9🂠 9★ in sideboard Added by Teletraan I Modified on Jan 24, '22
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Bots
Arcee 5★
Skilled Fighter
Greasestain 7★
No Muss! No Fuss!
Rum-Maj 6★
Wreck-Gar Sold Separately!
Scrapheap 6★
It's Not Trash If It's Worth Cash!

Stratagems
Queen of the Junkyard 1★
Used with Rum-Maj, Wreck-Gar Sold Separately!
Sideboard
Bug Bite 6★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
The Solo Job 1★
Used with Mercenaries
1 Disruption
1 Indestructible Sword 1★
1 Plunder 1★
1 Reprocess
1 Hold the Line
2 Turnabout Snare
1 Dare to Be Stupid!
1 Everything Must Go!
Actions
Regular Actions
2 New Designs
2 Ramming Speed
2 Treasure Hunt
1 Scrounge
2 New Orders
1 Wedge Formation
1 Spymaster's Ruse
1 Everything Must Go!
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
2 Scavenge the Battlefield
1 Lose The Battle...
1 Dare to Be Stupid!
Rolling Actions
3 Take The Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
3 Sharpened Talons
2 Razor Wings
Armor
3 Force Field
1 Bashing Shield
3 Guarded Posture
2 Increased Durability
3 Improvised Shield
3 Untiring Parma Shield
Utilities
2 Field Communicator
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
29 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  15 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 14 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 4: 12 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 4 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 14 cards
1C Open Cards: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
40 icons on 34 cards (68%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
6 icons on 6 cards (12%)
9 icons on 9 cards (18%)
7 icons on 6 cards (12%)
1 icons on 1 cards (2%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
23%
12%
8%
8%
7%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Scrounge: 5%
Pocket Processor: 4%
Wedge Formation: 5%
Sharpened Talons: 15%
Spymaster's Ruse: 5%
Lose The Battle...: 5%

Notes from Teletraan I:
"2nd Place in Harmony: Waste|Lands 1, played by Tankhunter48.
"
Plane Ugly
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Ranged Leader Air Strike Patrol
40🂠 27★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Jan 18, '22
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Bots
Dirge 8★
Doombringer
Raider Visper 5★
Infantry • Patrol Leader
Raider Nightflight 4★
Air Strike Patrol • Spy
Raider Tailwind 5★
Air Strike Patrol • Strategist

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sonic Doom 1★
Used with Dirge, Doombringer
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Espionage
1 Battlefield Scan
3 Fight For Position
2 Head-On Collision
1 Reprocess
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
2 Magnetic Dysfunction Ray
2 Precision Fire
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Even The Score 1★
1 Hold the Line
Rolling Actions
3 Take The Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Backup Beam
2 Sturdy Javelin
2 Industrial-grade Phase Charge
1 Paralyzo Box
1 Sharpened Talons
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Crash Landing
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 4: 14 cards
Wave 5: 16 cards
1C Open Cards: 3 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
29 icons on 20 cards (50%)
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
7 icons on 7 cards (18%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
14 icons on 13 cards (33%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Espionage: 6%
Battlefield Scan: 7%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Reprocess: 7%
Counterespionage: 7%
Disassemble: 7%
Hold the Line: 7%
Paralyzo Box: 6%
Sharpened Talons: 7%
Spymaster's Ruse: 7%
SoundBrawler
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mercenary Combaticon Tank Ranged Mini-Cassette
42🂠 29★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Jan 16, '22
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Bots
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Brawl 5★
Ground Assault
Rumble 5★
Demolition Expert
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
The Solo Job 1★
Used with Mercenaries
Soundwave Superior 1★
Used with Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Escape Route
1 Master Plan
1 Smelt
2 Intercept Communications 1★
2 Recover Cassette
3 Opportune Offensive
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Lost In Transit
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 Turnabout Snare
2 Playing Both Sides
Rolling Actions
3 Lie In Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Laser Cutlass
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
1 Reflex Circuits
1 Sturdy Armor
1 Robust
Utilities
2 Inner Groove
2 Minor Medic Kit
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  11 regular action cards
  8 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 3A: 7 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 5 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 3 cards
1C Open Cards: 3 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 2 cards
Ark 1: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
34 icons on 28 cards (67%)
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
15 icons on 10 cards (24%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
8%
8%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 23%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Escape Route: 6%
Master Plan: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Smelt: 6%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Reflex Circuits: 6%
Sturdy Armor: 6%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Spymaster's Ruse: 6%
Robust: 6%
Citrus Cat
Deck Traits: Decepticon Tank Ranged Leader Stunticon Truck Beast Melee Car
42🂠 27★ in deck and 8🂠 1★ in sideboard Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Jan 10, '22
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Bots
Demolisher 6★
Devoted Decepticon
Motormaster 5★
Stunticon Leader
Decepticon Pounce 8★
Infiltrator
Nightracer 5★
Gunner

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sideboard
Infiltration 1★
Used with Decepticon Pounce, Infiltrator
2 Swindled
2 Stable Cover
2 End Hostilities
1 Spymaster's Ruse
1 Lose The Battle...
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Special Ops Mission
1 Wedge Formation
2 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
2 Bolster
2 Scavenge the Battlefield
2 Even The Score 1★
1 Hold the Line
2 Turnabout Snare
2 Whipped Into Shape
Rolling Actions
3 Take The Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Backup Beam
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
1 Vamparc Ribbon
Armor
3 Force Field
2 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
3 Emergency Barricade
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
3 Enhanced Power Cell
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  5 regular action cards
  11 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  12 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 9 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 6 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 19 cards
Ark 1: 1 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 5 cards
1C Open Cards: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 26 cards (62%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
8 icons on 8 cards (19%)
10 icons on 10 cards (24%)
8 icons on 6 cards (14%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
10%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 35%
Backup Beam: 6%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Enforcement Batons: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 7%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Wedge Formation: 7%
Hold the Line: 7%
Spymaster's Ruse: 13%
Vamparc Ribbon: 6%
Soundwave Ping-Thing 1C
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Specialist Mini-Cassette Mercenary Car Autobot Tank Ranged
40🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 11★ in sideboard Added by Ozzy Modified on Dec 23, '21
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Bots
Soundwave 10★
Communications
Ravage 5★
Saboteur
Bug Bite 6★
The Renegade Who Had It Made
Decepticon Wingthing 5★
Loyal, Lethal Cohort

Stratagems
Soundwave Superior 1★
Used with Soundwave, Communications
Sideboard
Hardhead 11★
Grave Mistakes
1 Disarm
1 Disruptive Entrance
1 Battlefield Scan
2 Backfire
1 Counterespionage
1 Fusion Borer
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 Die Autobots!
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Vaporize
1 Recover Cassette
3 Opportune Offensive
2 Mission Briefing
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Take Cover
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 End Hostilities
1 Hold the Line
1 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
3 Patrol the Perimeter
Rolling Actions
2 Lie In Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Energon Axe
2 Energon Slingshot
2 Handheld Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Fusion Borer
2 Trithyllium Drill
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
1 Sparring Gear
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
1 Field Communicator
2 Security Console
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  8 regular action cards
  11 secret action cards
  2 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 12 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 3A: 3 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 10 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 2 cards
BFB: Waste|Land [BETA]: 5 cards
1C Open Cards: 2 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 4 cards
TROP: Monster Menagerie: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
33 icons on 29 cards (73%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
13 icons on 12 cards (30%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
18%
12%
7%
5%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 27%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 13%
Sparring Gear: 7%
Hold the Line: 6%
Mission Briefing: 12%
Spymaster's Ruse: 7%
Spinning Squishies
Deck Traits: Decepticon Battle Master Ranged Helicopter Military Patrol Specialist Mercenary Combaticon Spaceship
42🂠 24★ in deck and 9🂠 5★ in sideboard Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Nov 28, '21
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Bots
Raider Blowpipe 5★
Air Force • Weapons
Raider Spinister 11★
Infantry • Aerial Assault
Vortex 4★
Interrogator
Shockblast 4★
Galactic Man

Sideboard
Tracer 4★
Ambitious Scout
Arm the Lonely 1★
Used with Raider Spinister, Infantry • Aerial Assault
2 Heroism
2 Erratic Energy Grenade
1 Tripwire
2 Die Autobots!
2 Trithyllium Drill
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Brainstorm
1 Disarm
2 The Bigger They Are
2 Escape Route
1 Smelt
2 Quartermaster
3 Opportune Offensive
1 Counterespionage
1 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
1 Backfire
2 Sabotaged Armaments
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
2 Electro-Static Shielding
Rolling Actions
3 Lie In Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
2 Sturdy Javelin
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Paralyzo Box
Armor
1 Sparring Gear
3 Extra Padding
1 Reflex Circuits
Utilities
3 Minor Medic Kit
Deck Stats
24 action cards
  14 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 10 cards
Wave 2: 4 cards
Wave 3: 9 cards
Wave 4: 12 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
BFA: World|Strike: 3 cards
1C Open Cards: 3 cards
TROP: Phase 1: 6 cards
Ark 1: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (2%)
33 icons on 27 cards (64%)
9 icons on 9 cards (21%)
11 icons on 11 cards (26%)
12 icons on 8 cards (19%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
9%
8%
5%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 37%
Escape Route: 13%
Smelt: 7%
Sparring Gear: 7%
Extra Padding: 20%
Reflex Circuits: 7%
Counterespionage: 6%
Paralyzo Box: 6%
Spymaster's Ruse: 7%
Major Shock
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Spaceship Specialist Plane Ranged
50🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 8★ in sideboard Added by [Name Not Given] Modified on Oct 28, '21
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Bots
Major Shockwave 14★
Applied Sciences • Scientist
Acid Storm 9★
Forecaster

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sideboard
Sergeant Skywarp 8★
Black Ops • Seeker
1 Infiltrate
1 Take Cover
2 Backfire
1 Sabotaged Armaments
1 Reflect Damage
2 Into The Fray
2 Must Die Sometime
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
3 Swindled
3 Special Ops Mission
3 Spymaster's Ruse
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
1 Take Cover
1 Backfire
3 Hidden Fortification
1 Sabotaged Armaments
2 Stable Cover
3 End Hostilities
3 Hold the Line
3 Lucky Dodge 1★
3 Despite Any Difficulty
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 LV Gamma-Disruptor Launcher
Armor
1 Rapid Ascent
1 Cooling Vents
3 Emergency Defense Field
3 Guardian Shell
Deck Stats
35 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  23 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
15 upgrade cards
  7 weapon cards
  8 armor cards
  0 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 7 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 17 cards
Wave 4: 10 cards
Wave 5: 14 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-5: 7 cards
ATP-4: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
5 icons on 5 cards (10%)
31 icons on 28 cards (56%)
6 icons on 6 cards (12%)
7 icons on 7 cards (14%)
11 icons on 8 cards (16%)
6 icons on 6 cards (12%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
17%
11%
9%
6%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 21%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 5%
Hold the Line: 13%
Spymaster's Ruse: 15%