Volcanicus Cards & Enigma Revealed

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  1. Spontificus

    Spontificus Well-Known Member

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    I think I heard that there is an ability card that hard counters I Still Function this wave, and I feel like your scenario is a big reason why that exists.
     
  2. CybertronianFan

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    Here's an example of the combiner cards and how they are flipped


    What do you mean?

    It's not a rumor, it's one of the Predacons.

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    It's funny. I dislike the concept of a Dinobot combiner. I always thought it took away one of their most unique features for a sub-team of Transformers: They were soo bad ass, they could take on Combiners without needing to be one themselves. However, I DO love how they're implementing them into the tcg, it's actually going to be very entertaining to pull off a Volcanicus combine. Yet, I still find Predaking more exciting than Volcanicus. On another related note - Pending if a ruling is made on the Dinobot Enigma, the value of both Wave 1 Sludge and ISF will most likely hike up.
     
  3. That Guy

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    I like that Dinobot pilots are getting more tools, and I really dig Grimlock's V2.0's ability outside of the combiner team. I kind of feel like the enigmas should be stronger cards in their abilities though. Giving up those extra actions/upgrades you get from untapped un-combined characters seems like a heavy price to pay for what we're getting from combiners right now doesn't it?
     
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    Hopefully this is the only rare combiner.
     
  5. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS I identify as an amalgamated Firetruck/Semi Veteran

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    Why are these Rare? I hope the combiners aren’t all Rare, that’s going to be enraging.
     
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    They aren't. We've already been told that There will be combiners of different rarity. Predacons are uncommon. I'd be willing to bet we'll get 2 common combiners at the minimum so people check out the mechanic (plus otherwise would mean most of the character cards in the set are rare, which would be dumb). However all the pieces of a combiner are the same rarity.
     
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    I checked after I posted , forgot PK was Uncommon. I'll be Happy if this is the only rare.
     
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    I'm wondering if "combiner" is a very loose term, technically flywheels is a 2 part combiner, as is Sklylynx, roadcaeser is 3 part, and so on.

    But they could just go the general route expected
     
  9. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid "See see Seacons!"

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    Too early to go that wide with this concept. They'll first let the current Combiner format play out a bit and then once they get a feel for it make adjustments and decide how to roll out non-traditional "combination" type figures like that.
     
  10. ALPHAMAGNUS

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    pretty sure on the WTF@TCG WotC said that one of the combiners isn't a 5 member team.
     
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    Then I guess congratulations are in order for Devastator.
     
  12. CybertronianFan

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    It could also be that 3-member mini-con assault team. I mean, they did say they were covering obscure characters :lol 
     
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    Reflector Confirmed /s
     
  14. Sick2Move

    Sick2Move well i thought that you said that

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    You joke, but I'd be in for a Reflector Combiner that's just a camera on the Combiner side. 12 stars, 0 attack, 3 defense, 18 HP, Specialist, Plan 5... this could work!
     
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    With a few exceptions, all of the art so far has been from the old Transformers Legends mobile game.

    So that's why I wouldn't assume guys like Abominus and Piranacon (who's full team never showed up in game) won't be quite ready yet.

    Unless Predaking and Volcanicus are a sign they're going to dig into newer assets. Even then, however, the PotP art only has *one* mode available for newer teams/combiners.
     
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    If WotC doesn't get more generous on the Rare distribution, these Rare Combiners are going to be heartbreaking (and wallet crushing) to collect.

    I've got a bad feeling about this…
     
  17. CybertronianFan

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    Predacon Enigma isn't weak. Drawing a card and then being able to play a card when you first combine him is pretty good. Also, drawing a card and then playing an upgrade is also not shabby either, especially considering Predaking can hold multiple weapons. That being said, Dinobot Engima does seem to pale in comparison as it only grants Bold 2. However, 56 hp is nothing to scoff at and that first time combined ability is just bonkers. Additionally, if no ruling is made that prevents W2 Grimmy from getting W1 Sludge and still be able to form Volcanicus, that's going to be hella strong heals (albeit slow to pull off). All that's missing to make this utterly ridiculous is if they make a Dinobot only action or upgrade that mimics W1 Grimlock's bot ability :lol 
     
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    Well, you'll never combine it with 56 health. I think it maxes out as 36 health with the two KO'd components. You'd need sludge just to get to max HP.

    I can't wait to try it out myself, but I am cautious about trading 3 characters for 1 (kind of like the opposite of Metroplex). I'm giving up 2 card draws 2 potential upgrade plays, and 2 potential actions for the rest of the game for dinobots (4 for Predacons). I guess we'll have to see, maybe there will be more battle cards to help even out the action economy for combiners, but right now I'm hesitant.
     
  19. Vinnie

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    Is there a swaps page for UK collectors at all? Got loads of battle cards i want to swap:) 
     
  20. CybertronianFan

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    I'm aware, and that's what makes this even funnier/deadlier. Imagine you blasting through Volcanicus' HP, then WHAMMO! Back to full health. Gotta go through all that again only to face the same event two turns and an ISF later :lol  Both impressive to see and frustrating to face against.