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Dan Arnold (5-1) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/b279501a/2nd-please-kill-my-firedrive
Character Line-up - Soundwave / Firedrive / Overkill
Why did you play this deck? - In the January event I played the “ Drift Works'' deck and I fell on the wrong side of RNG a bunch, so this list had a clear cut plan and a precise way of winning a game. Which is something I was looking for this go round. It also had a great matchup against Stunticons which I was weary of being the most popular deck in the metagame.
Favorite play of the event - Anytime i played a Steamroll and swung to KO a Grimlock and then KO another character was pretty awesome. But getting to 26 ATK on a Menasaur was also very fun haha.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Slipstream is my favorite card in the set, I think she’ll find a home in many decks in the metagame.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - NADM Never a Dull Moment without a doubt is a card I look forward to ruining many decks plans!.
Peter Lawson (5-1) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/ffb27950/5th-soundwave-superior-
Character Line-up - Soundwave, Communications, Ravage, Saboteur, Steeljaw, Tracker
Fangry, Sky Tracker, Kreb
(SB) Thrust, Boisterous Brawler
Why did you play this deck? -
I’ve noticed the Meta getting more Blue and Defensive lately, with Stunticons, Galaxy Prime and ATP-2 Soundwave and Overkill being pretty popular. When these kinds of decks were popular at the end of wave 4, wide Orange-Black decks rose up to combat them. I thought I’d try the same, and it worked.
Favorite play of the event -
Just the Soundwave deploy flip, where you get to put your opponents best card on top of their deck. Hitting an untap card, a strong weapon, or a secret action that has the potential to mess up my combat is so strong. In my match versus Blaster, it really showed me how those two characters were designed with each other in mind. My opponent attacked with a pumped-up Ramhorn, but then Soundwave put the Force Field he had to protect him on top of his deck.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Fire & Fury. I like the Firecons, and I playtested with this card a lot. It doesn’t look like much, but the extra Bold lets you play some number of non Orange cards, which was hard to do before, and the Tough helps Flamefeather too.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Armoured Assault. Orange has needed an action that gives a + to attack without a drawback for quite a while, especially when attacking into an End Hostilities.
Jon Palmer (5-1) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/cd424136/1st-fivewide-fangry
Character Line-up - Fangry; Kreb; Raider Visper; Raider Nightflight: Raider Tailwind: Raider Storm Cloud (sideboard: Arcee, Skilled Fighter)
Why did you play this deck? - I don’t have a lot of time to test, and I wanted something that was straightforward to play, minimizes the mistakes made due to the internet format, and also had a good shot at winning. I’d also played it a few events ago and made some mistakes in deckbuilding I wanted to rectify
Favorite play of the event - Top 8 vs Ziggy (Fortress Maximus), game 2. He chooses to go first and hits my Fangry. My opening hand is Focus Fire, Backup Beam, Improvised Shield. On defense, I flip and pick up a second Focus Fire. Then to start my turn, I draw the third. Which leads to my biggest decision all tournament.
In almost any match, my play here is to flip Raider Visper, discard the 3 Focus Fire to draw 3 new cards and make him discard 3 cards. However, in this one matchup, the most important thing is the short game, and getting Fortress Maximus off the table. So instead I bold 6 and slam into him for 11.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I’m a big guy player at heart, so both Snapdragon and Overlord are high on my list.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Never a Dull Moment is my favorite battle card in the set but I think Valiant Effort is the one that actually makes a new deck type more viable.
Spencer B (5-1) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/6f87bd23/dinobot-beatdown-v5
Character Line-up - Grimlock, Sludge, Swoop (all wave 1)
Why did you play this deck? - I’ve been playing Dinobots since the very beginning and I can’t seem to put them away, loading Grimlock up with a metric ton of Bold is too much fun!
Favorite play of the event - Obliterating Kreb with Grimlock, a Grenade Launcher and Dinochomp. 20 damage to Kreb! BOOYAH!
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Slipstream, Highbrow, Seaspray and Banzaitron. The Transformers TCG desperately needs more generic low star characters!
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Valiant Effort & Dogfight. White Battle Pumps are a yes please! And Dogfight gives support to the AWESOME Seeker attribute Vector Sigma created and I’m so happy they’re getting more support!
Kyle Peterson (5-1) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/ebd743a6/t1-menasor
Character Line-up - Motormaster, Decepticon Drag Strip, Dead End, Breakdown
Why did you play this deck? - I played Stunticons in the Titan One January event to a Top-8 finish and enjoyed the different lines of play and puzzle solving involved in playing the deck.
Favorite play of the event - Not necessarily a line of play, but more a sequence. In Round 5 I was playing my 4th Mirror match of the event against Soviet Bear. In Game 3 I went to swing for the KO and the match win and hit the number exactly. However Bear’s Menasor’s Sturdy reduced the damage by 1 to keep him alive. On the subsequent swing back Bear hit my Menasor for exactsies but his Sturdy Reduced it by 1 and kept him alive on 1 health.I took the match on the next swing and locked my spot in the Top-16. Was definitely a nail biting moment and pretty much summed up the Menasor mirror.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? -
Highbrow, Great abilities in both modes at 6 Stars. Yes please.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? -
Valiant Effort, the ability to ping something and power up your attack with a White pip in the right deck seems good.
Player Name - Thomas Jempty (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/7692d87f/clorox-smoothie
Character Line-up - The Dinobots
Why did you play this deck? - It was my most played deck and had a workable matchup against the entire field.
Favorite play of the event - Disarming Dans overkill to get at Soundwave for the W
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - The new wreckers with Oceanspray
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - DaD going into my grappler and Superion decks. Hook city will return!
Brettasaurus (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/601a1fde/piercy-bois-2
Character Line-up - Nightracer, Flamewar, Fireflight, Motormaster, Vanguard
Why did you play this deck? - I think it has favorable matchups vs. most of the field
Favorite play of the event - Anytime I’ve used heat of battle and swung out
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - The Wreckers, I am hopeful their innate pierce makes Jazz unplayable
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Howling Howitzer, it’s a great fit for this deck and a really good card overall (maybe too good?), say goodbye to your combat daggers
Christian Young (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/b24b8ca0/ham-n39-cheese-on-rye
Character Line-up - Perceptor/Grax, Firedrive, Nightracer + Stealth Mission
Why did you play this deck? - I also want to try and play new decks for tournaments because I really enjoy trying new things, and I notice that perceptor has dropped off a lot in terms of people playing him in tournaments, which made me really excited to try playing him again.
Favorite play of the event - Pretty much any moment I was able to get Heroic Resolve to go off correct, cause let me tell you I learned this tournament I am terrible at timing them right!
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I love all of the new 6 drops and will probably use them a ton, but I think I am most excited to play with Banzaitron. He is such a unique character and doesn’t have an obvious character lineup with him that I am excited to explore.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I think Despite any Difficulties is gonna be most people’s favorite, but I am really excited about Armored Assault and Outflank for Junkion.
Additional Comments: I had a single goal set out for this event, and that was to top this event with a Ham n’ Cheese on Rye. #Success
Joey Tarieton (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/a94b36ef/6th-atp-menasor
Character Line-up - Motormaster, Dead End, Drag Strip, Breakdown
Why did you play this deck? - Menasor is a really fun deck to play and one of the best out there and I have yet to play it in an event. Playing a secret action every turn with a damage pump card is great.
Favorite play of the event - Hitting Whitebread with a double mag ray
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I am excited for Slipstream and Overlord. Finally got a new Shockwave partner to play with and Overlord is just a super cool character.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Despite any Difficulty, I love me some great secret actions and I am always down for more Belligerence hate so this card will be hard to not put into all my blue/mixed decks.
Scott Landis (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/4e4b8e97/4th-soundwave-superior
Character Line-up – Soundwave (ATP-2), Firedrive, Overkill
Why did you play this deck? – It was a solid control shell with enough viable attackers to make it to the late game. I am a control player by nature and in the current format I felt that Soundwave and Menasor were the best options for late game decks, and I wanted to play what I considered to be the more versatile option this time around.
Favorite play of the event – Anything involving I Still Function. I had plays where I flipped Soundwave to either use Rumble or Ratbat’s abilities, and then I ISF’d them for a second activation of it throughout the turn. Just the fact that I did it multiple times, in multiple ways, over the course of the event shows how you can get a lot of use out of one card.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? – Probably Overlord. He pretty much fits the ideal criteria of deck archetype I like to play as stated above. I really like the star cost ability on him and I think it will be pretty game changing the rare times it occurs. I’m also looking forward to trying out new Starscream builds, since I normally play a decent amount of Blanks in my decks already.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? – I think some of the powerful ones are pretty obvious, but the one I’m most “excited” to play is Dogfight, because then it means that a decent Seekers deck (ATP2/3) is working!
Anthony Cruz (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/b36efe93/7th-fort-zigimus
Character Line-up - Fortress Maximus, Cerebos, Grax
Why did you play this deck? - I thought it was a decent meta call considering the popularity of Menasor. I put pressure on Menasor by forcing them to hit their Motormaster triggers and it is a minimum of 2 turns before the big shows his ugly face.
Favorite play of the event - MoM with P box, calling the right pip, trigger on cerebos getting Grenade Launcher to wipe P Box and hitting for 17. Classic Cerebos.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Originally it was Snapdragon. But I have grown very fond of Wreckers. Specifically Wheeljack. Honorable mention Seaspray.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I’m a blue player at heart, Despite any Difficulty.
Additional Comments: VSAD4L #rightatyouJempty
Steffon P (4-2) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/0da29070/3rd-stuntin-on-em
Character Line-up - Motormaster, Drag Strip, Dead End, Breakdown and Offroad in the KO area.
Why did you play this deck? - It was the deck I just played in the past Titan 1 event and had a top 8 finish with, and I wasn’t feeling anything else enough to test and prep. So I just revamped the deck and said let’s get it, again.
Favorite play of the event - Don’t actually have one! Playing 2 actions a turn post combine is so dope though. It brings me home in spirit because it let’s me play a bit of Yugioh, meaning playing multiple cards per turn vs one action, one upgrade.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - O-V-E-R-L-O-R-D and it ain’t close, dawg.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Aura of Dominance off an Overlord attack flip is a resident of value town. Despite any difficulty too!
Drew Pennington (3-3) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/a78489c6/8th-drift-works
Character Line-up - Wheeljack (w1), Cliffjumper, Drift (atp2), It Works (atp2 strat)
SB - Bumblebee (LW)
Why did you play this deck? - I saw it during the January T1 event. I enjoy cars decks, and thought it looked fun to play. It had trouble against my Menasor deck, but I thought I could work around the combiners matchups with my SB...didn’t really work out as planned. Heh.
Favorite play of the event - Turn 1 using It Works into a Field Communicator, dumping a Weapon into the scrap, and then playing Grenade Launcher off Field Communicator and swinging into Drag Strip for 14 with Wheeljack for the one shot.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - SnappyD first, then 4 wide 6 stars feat. Seaspray and Highbrow.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Despite Any Difficulty
Player Name - Kaleb Adams (3-3) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/f47eeccf/dinomagnus
Character Line-up - MB: Grimlock, Dinobot Sludge, and Dinobot Swoop
SB: Major Ultra Magnus
Why did you play this deck? - I hadn’t gotten a chance to experiment with Dinobots yet and had seen them do well in other events so wanted to give the team a go.
Favorite play of the event - When I busted out my Ultra Magnus against Dan and hearing the surprise in his voice. I still lost but it was funny.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Honestly, I am really hoping that Fire and Fury makes Firecons playable and I think the support for Wreckers is also very exciting.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - Armored Assault looks very cool, especially coming from someone who loves orange tanks.
Player Name - Clayton (3-3) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/4c066c63/stunticons
Character Line-up - Stunticons
Why did you play this deck? - I needed something different to play and really wanted to play with a combiner.
Favorite play of the event - Whenever I pulled off double Metallikato with Menasor. I One-shot a soundwave in the last round.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I am thinking the Wreckers. I have a few bad ideas I might try with them.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - The battle cards that go with the Wreckers all look interesting. Leading to my bad ideas.
Erik L ( 3-3) - https://teletraan1.net/decks/a45b5cc7/atp-larrys-stunticons
Character Line-up - ATP-2 Menasor
Why did you play this deck? - Menasor was the first G1 combiner and he is still the coolest! I love his new ATP stratagem, and the ability to play 2 actions per turn after combining is so fun and powerful.
Favorite play of the event - Even though I eventually lost to him, 1-shotting Steffon’s Motormaster in our Game 2 mirror match was pretty sweet.
What Character/ Stratagem from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I’m really looking forward to both the character Overlord and the Unbreachable stratagem.
What Battlecard from ATP3 are you most excited to play with? - I think Howling Howitzer is going to be my favorite competitive card and Despite Any Difficulty will probably be my favorite “casual game” card.
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