This page details cards allowed and banned by default in Transformers TCG Community events. Individual events may include or ban cards outside of this list. Please see individual event details to determine what is legal or banned.
The Transformers TCG Community has the following temporary rules in effect for all events (unless specified in the event details).
Belligerence / End Hostilities
Until Aequitas provides more clarity to the interaction between Belligerence and End Hostilities, the Transformers TCG Community has temporarily chosen the interpretation supported by the majority of former Aequitas members that both cards provide replacement effects that cancel each other out.
Black battle icons
Each black battle icon flipped by an attacking player provides Pierce 1 to the attacking character until end of battle. This is as opposed to the previous rules as curated by Hasbro/WotC, where they provide Pierce 1 until end of turn. This removes a major inconsistency in battle icon mechanics and brings black battle icons in line with other battle icon colors. Aequitas rulings and previously-established Transformers TCG rules here are irrelevant.
Eventually, all temporary rules will likely be formalized with the relaunch of the Aequitas ruling council.
Legal: Default Sets
The following table features official and community content that receives default support for all gaming events.
|Hasbro/ Wizards of the Coast||All official releases|
|Team Bayformers||Wave 6 World|Strike, Wave 8 Waste|Lands, 1C Open cards|
|Turbo Revving Old Punks||Wave 7 Turbo Revving Old Punks, Wave 7A Monster Menagerie|
|Legendary Void||The Galactic Odyssey (Primus only)|
Provisionally Legal: Supported Sets
The following table features community content that is sometimes featured in Transformers TCG Community events and is due to receive default support pending either active harmonization efforts or an official release.
|The Ark||The Ark Wave One, Wave 9 Ark Exodus (in alpha)|
Banned: Transformers TCG Community Ban List
Seven character cards, nine battle cards, and one stratagem from the core game are permanently banned for all events (unless otherwise specified).
- Wave 1 Multi-Mission Gear
- Wave 1 Peace Through Tyranny (replaced by 1C Open card Take the Shot)
- Wave 1 Security Checkpoint (replaced by 1C Open card Lie in Wait)
- Wave 1 Swap Parts
- Wave 2 Press the Advantage (replaced by 1C Open card United Against Tyranny)
- Wave 4 Daring Escape
- Wave 4 Sergeant Springer, Special Ops • Aerial Defense
- Wave 5 Brisko
- Wave 5 Decepticon Quake, Ground Assault
- Wave 5 Fangry, Sky Tracker
- Wave 5 Fusion Borer (replaced by 1C Open card Mecha Star)
- Wave 5 Grax
- Wave 5 Horri-Bull, Ground Trooper
- Wave 5 Kreb
- Wave 5 Mission Briefing (replaced by 1C Open card Hand of Adaptus)
- Wave 5 Sky Shadow Sync (replaced by 1C Open card Summon Sky Shadow!)
- Wave 7 Impetuous Stand
Banned: Any Card in an Event-specific Garrus-9 List
Be aware that many Transformers TCG Community events are run under their official competitive format: Garrus-9. In the Garrus-9 format, events feature a rotating, temporary ban list.
Before each Garrus-9 event, cards are banned that either frequently appear in decks or are linchpins for high-placing decks in the meta. These bans last for one or more events. Once their time in the Garrus-9 list is over, their imminent return is loudly broadcast in Transformers TCG Community channels before the event of their return.
Occasionally, Garrus-9 lists include more generic rules. When present, a “probation” rule prohibits a type of card or limits their gameplay.
Cards on an official watch list are exactly that – being observed for potential negative effects in gameplay, the meta, and future card design. A card can remain on a watch list indefinitely or until a certain time. Cards that do not pass evaluation while on a watch list may be banned, have their watch periods extended, or be removed from the list.
No cards are currently being watched.