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Take By Surprise
Set: ATP-2
Number: 010
Rare
0★
Action
O
X
X

Do 1 damage to one of your characters 🠪 Put an enemy Upgrade on top of its owner's deck.
Relevant Rulings
Taken from the Aequitas FAQ
Does this “scrap” the Upgrade that moves to the top of the deck?
No, this is a new way of interacting with Upgrades. Similar to returning an upgrade to a player’s hand, instead it is placed on the top of their battle deck. Abilities that prevent the Scrapping of an upgrade will not work on Take by Surprise (similar to Disarm).
Source: Alpha Trion Protocols:Wave 2 FAQ
Recent Decks Using This Card
The Black Parade is Dead
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Melee Herald Spaceship Specialist Leader Battle Master Ranged
44🂠 27★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Psychosmurf96 Modified on May 7, '22
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Bots
Barrage 7★
Merciless Insecticon
Scourge 5★
Implacable Tracker
Venin 6★
Paranoid Leader
Decepticon Singe 6★
Bitter Exile

Stratagems
Villainous Spotlight 1★
Used with Decepticons
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
1 System Reboot
2 Reckless Charge
1 Quartermaster
1 Rock Toss
2 Fight For Position
3 Wedge Formation
1 Disassemble
2 Take By Surprise
2 Armored Assault
2 Show Of Mastery
Secret Actions
1 Withdrawal Protocol
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Flamethrower
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Combat Dagger
2 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
3 Improvised Shield
2 Bashing Shield
2 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Utilities
1 Stealthiness
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  20 regular action cards
  1 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 16 cards
Wave 2: 6 cards
Wave 3: 5 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
ATP-2: 4 cards
ATP-3: 2 cards
ATP-4: 4 cards
ATP-5: 1 cards
ATP-6: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
40 icons on 35 cards (80%)
1 icons on 1 cards (2%)
6 icons on 6 cards (14%)
8 icons on 8 cards (18%)
12 icons on 12 cards (27%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
16%
13%
11%
9%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 25%
Bashing Shield: 11%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Wedge Formation: 17%
Disassemble: 6%
Spy Satellite Uplink: 6%
Dinobots - Classic
Deck Traits: Autobot Dinobot Specialist Leader Melee
40🂠 26★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Christian Young Modified on May 1, '22
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Bots
Dinobot Sludge 8★
Mighty Stomper
Grimlock 10★
Dinobot Leader
Dinobot Slug 6★
Hooligan

Stratagems
Rampage 1★
Used with Dinobots
We Fix! 1★
Used with Dinobot Sludge, Mighty Stomper
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Dino-Chomp!
3 Supercharge
2 Treasure Hunt
2 Take By Surprise
2 Armored Assault
3 Close-Quarter Combat
2 Follow Through
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
1 Noble's Blaster
2 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
2 Bashing Shield
2 Electrified Spikes
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Jaws of Steel
2 Matrix of Leadership
Deck Stats
17 action cards
  17 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 20 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
ATP-1: 2 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 2 cards
ATP-6: 8 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
35 icons on 32 cards (80%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
39%
9%
9%
8%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 20%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Noble's Blaster: 6%
Blaster 1v1
Deck Traits: Autobot Specialist Mini-Cassette Leader Wrecker Tank Ranged
51🂠 39★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Timmy Modified on Apr 29, '22
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Bots
Blaster 10★
Communications
Ramhorn 5★
Warrior
Steeljaw 5★
Tracker
Impactor 9★
Unrelenting Veteran
Ariel 8★
Frontline Rebel

Stratagems
Acoustic Overload 1★
Used with Blaster, Communications
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Ramming Speed
1 Supercharge
1 Treasure Hunt
1 Confidence
1 Reckless Charge
1 Two-Pronged Attack
3 Daring Counterattack
1 Energy Transfer
1 Fight For Position
1 Belligerence
1 Master of Metallikato
1 Mission Briefing
1 Precision Fire
1 Take By Surprise
1 Armored Assault
1 Valiant Effort
1 Show Of Mastery
1 End Of The Road
1 Knack
1 Never Give Up 1★
1 Fighting Dirty
1 Follow Through
1 Optimize
Secret Actions
1 Withdrawal Protocol
1 Into The Fray
1 Buckle Down
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Grenade Launcher
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Erratic Lightning
1 Mining Pick
1 Noble's Blaster
1 Power Punch
1 Soldier's Blaster
1 Fusion Borer
1 Harpoon Gun
1 Howling Howitzer
1 Fevered Edge
1 Greed
Armor
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
3 Force Field
1 Composite Armor
1 Emergency Barricade
1 Ghost Shield
1 Holomatter Projector
Utilities
1 Matrix of Leadership
1 Wrecker's Orders
Deck Stats
28 action cards
  25 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  12 weapon cards
  9 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 4 cards
Wave 3A-35th: 6 cards
Wave 4: 4 cards
Wave 5: 8 cards
ATP-2: 1 cards
ATP-3: 5 cards
ATP-4: 2 cards
ATP-5: 5 cards
ATP-6: 6 cards
Primus Pack 2: 2 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
40 icons on 40 cards (78%)
4 icons on 4 cards (8%)
7 icons on 7 cards (14%)
9 icons on 8 cards (16%)
8 icons on 8 cards (16%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
33%
11%
7%
4%
4%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 26%
Bashing Shield: 5%
Enforcement Batons: 5%
Noble's Blaster: 5%
Soldier's Blaster: 5%
Holomatter Projector: 5%
Mission Briefing: 5%
End Of The Road: 5%
Knack: 5%
Primus Bugs
Deck Traits: Decepticon Insecticon Melee Specialist Leader
50🂠 41★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Palmer Modified on Apr 30, '22
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Bots
Chop Shop 6★
Sneaky Insecticon
Kickback 5★
Cunning Insecticon
Ransack 6★
Insecticon Commando
Ransack 8★
Hungry For Battle
Venin 6★
Paranoid Leader
Bombshell 5★
Cavalier Menace

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 I Still Function!
1 Incoming Transmission
1 Ramming Speed
1 Supercharge
3 Swarm!
1 Zap
1 All-Out Attack
1 Reckless Charge
1 Swindled
1 Tackle
1 Rock Toss
1 Fight For Position
1 Wedge Formation
1 Belligerence
1 Precision Fire
1 Take By Surprise
1 Armored Assault
1 Nothing To Lose 1★
1 Show Of Mastery
1 Never Give Up 1★
1 Close-Quarter Combat
1 Fighting Dirty
1 Follow Through
Secret Actions
1 Even The Score 1★
1 Withdrawal Protocol
Upgrades
Weapons
1 Flamethrower
1 Grenade Launcher
1 Static Laser of Ironhide
1 Enforcement Batons
1 Erratic Lightning
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
1 Power Punch
1 Soldier's Blaster
1 Sturdy Javelin
1 Junk Cannon
1 Paralyzo Box
1 Sharpened Talons
1 Harpoon Gun
1 Fevered Edge
1 Greed
Armor
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
1 Bashing Shield
1 Force Field
1 Improvised Shield
1 Bullseye Aegis 1★
Utilities
3 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
27 action cards
  25 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
23 upgrade cards
  15 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 1C: 1 cards
Wave 2: 8 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-4: 3 cards
ATP-5: 2 cards
ATP-6: 5 cards
Primus Pack 2: 1 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
44 icons on 40 cards (80%)
2 icons on 2 cards (4%)
6 icons on 6 cards (12%)
9 icons on 9 cards (18%)
5 icons on 5 cards (10%)
1 icons on 1 cards (2%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
30%
11%
9%
9%
6%
3%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 22%
Bashing Shield: 5%
Enforcement Batons: 5%
Pocket Processor: 15%
Soldier's Blaster: 5%
Wedge Formation: 6%
Paralyzo Box: 5%
Sharpened Talons: 5%
The Iron Dome (ATP6-T1)
Deck Traits: Autobot Car Specialist Truck Ranged
40🂠 25★ in deck and 10🂠 10★ in sideboard Added by JediPapa Modified on Apr 5, '22
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Bots
Chromedome 8★
Computer Programmer
Huffer 5★
Construction Engineer
Infinitus 2★
Ironhide 10★
Ornery War-Horse

Sideboard
Doubledealer 10★
Loyal To None
2 Espionage
2 W-5 Gyro Blaster
3 Opportunism
2 Downfall Protocol
1 End Of The Road
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
2 Treasure Hunt
2 Reckless Charge
3 Take By Surprise
2 Armored Assault
1 Reverse Engineer
3 Fighting Dirty
3 Take No Prisoners
Secret Actions
2 Withdrawal Protocol
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Enforcement Batons
2 Power Punch
2 Sturdy Javelin
3 Fevered Edge
Armor
2 Force Field
2 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  2 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  1 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 10 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
ATP-2: 4 cards
ATP-3: 2 cards
ATP-4: 6 cards
ATP-5: 5 cards
ATP-6: 10 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 31 cards (78%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
2 icons on 2 cards (5%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
32%
10%
9%
6%
6%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 36%
Bashing Shield: 15%
Enforcement Batons: 7%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Reverse Engineer: 7%
T1 Energize, Number One
Deck Traits: Autobot Car Specialist Decepticon Herald Spaceship Truck Melee
36🂠 25★ in deck and 0🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Palmer Modified on Apr 3, '22
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Bots
Chromedome 8★
Computer Programmer
Kreb 1★
Scourge 5★
Implacable Tracker
Nemesis Prime 11★
Incarnation of Dread

Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Supercharge
3 Reckless Charge
1 Take By Surprise
3 Armored Assault
3 Reverse Engineer
3 Mad Science
3 Take No Prisoners
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
3 Erratic Lightning
3 Power Punch
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
3 Pocket Processor
Deck Stats
19 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
17 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
ATP-2: 1 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-4: 1 cards
ATP-5: 3 cards
ATP-6: 7 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
30 icons on 27 cards (75%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
11 icons on 11 cards (31%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
37%
11%
10%
10%
9%
4%
2%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 16%
Bashing Shield: 14%
Pocket Processor: 19%
Reverse Engineer: 19%
Mad Science: 19%
T1 Gunslingers
Deck Traits: Autobot Ranged Car Melee Wrecker Tank
41🂠 27★ in deck and 10🂠 14★ in sideboard Added by Psychosmurf96 Modified on Apr 2, '22
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Bots
Minimus Ambus 10★
Armor-Bearer
Hot Rod 7★
Ardent Upstart
Ironfist 6★
Armanents Artist

Stratagems
Heroic Spotlight 1★
Used with Autobots
Sharpshooter 1★
Used with Ranged
Sideboard
Snapdragon 12★
Ruthless Combatant
3 Leap Into Battle
1 Ultra Magnus Armor 2★
1 Hijack
1 Soldier's Blaster
1 Absorption Core
3 Opportunism
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Roll Out!
1 Escape Route
3 Camien Crash
1 Take By Surprise
2 Never a Dull Moment
2 Nothing To Lose 1★
2 Relentless Pursuit
2 Skillful Display
Secret Actions
1 Sabotaged Armaments
3 Despite Any Difficulty
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Energon Axe
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Noble's Blaster
2 Sturdy Javelin
Armor
2 Force Field
1 Scrapper Gauntlets
2 Bashing Shield
Utilities
3 Matrix of Leadership
1 Absorption Core
3 Wrecker's Orders
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  16 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
21 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  5 armor cards
  7 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 17 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 1 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 4 cards
ATP-2: 1 cards
ATP-3: 6 cards
ATP-4: 11 cards
ATP-5: 1 cards
ATP-6: 6 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
20 icons on 20 cards (49%)
20 icons on 20 cards (49%)
7 icons on 7 cards (17%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 32%
Bashing Shield: 13%
Escape Route: 7%
Noble's Blaster: 13%
Absorption Core: 7%
Skyshadow Doubledealer - T1
Deck Traits: Decepticon Plane Ranged Tank Mercenary Leader
41🂠 25★ in deck and 2🂠 0★ in sideboard Added by Christian Young Modified on Mar 31, '22
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Bots
Sky Shadow (Plane) 7★
Sky Shadow (Tank) 7★
Doubledealer 10★
Loyal To None

Stratagems
Sky Shadow Sync 1★
Used with Sky Shadow
Sideboard
2 Hunt Down
Out of Game
Sky Shadow 14★
Elite Warrior
Ominus 3★
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Treasure Hunt
1 Reckless Charge
3 Fight For Position
3 Opportune Offensive
3 Camien Crash
1 Disassemble
2 Take By Surprise
2 Armored Assault
1 Valiant Effort
Secret Actions
3 Withdrawal Protocol
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
2 Erratic Lightning
1 Soldier's Blaster
3 Fusion Borer
Armor
2 Bashing Shield
1 Composite Armor
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Escape Capsule
1 Absorption Core
3 Opportunism
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  0 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 5 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 16 cards
ATP-2: 2 cards
ATP-3: 3 cards
ATP-4: 7 cards
ATP-5: 3 cards
Battle Icons in Deck
28 icons on 25 cards (61%)
3 icons on 3 cards (7%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
5 icons on 5 cards (12%)
21 icons on 21 cards (51%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
14%
9%
8%
6%
5%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Bashing Shield: 12%
Soldier's Blaster: 6%
Disassemble: 6%
Absorption Core: 6%