This trick requires basic knowledge and some advanced knowledge of the game to understand.

Let's establish the foundation first:

- A “set of ODs” is a situation where both players use 1 Order Delay card at the same time. When a set of ODs is played, move order stays the same.

- From now on I’ll refer to “a set of ODs” just as “ODs”. In order to keep the next part understandable, we’ll have to divide a turn into a few relevant phases: before ODs, between ODs and after ODs (see the image below).

- The “after ODs phase” is irrelevant for the trick. It’s just the phase where actual moves are executed.

- The “between ODs phase” will **always** flip move order. That's why in a situation where 2 sets of ODs are played (t37 https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=33173841) move order might intuitively end up looking wrong, but based on the algorithm it is in fact correct.

Now that you understand the basics, it’s time for the trick:

The “before ODs phase” has two different possible outcomes:

**1.** If there are no moves in this phase, move order **does not** get flipped.

**2.** If there is any move in this phase, move order gets flipped, just like how the “between ODs phase” works. The game however does recognize a 0-move (https://www.warzone.com/Forum/652358-warzone-secre) as a valid move in this situation, and will therefore flip move order already if the “before ODs phase” consists solely of one 0-move.

So, if you make a 0-move prior to your OD card in a situation where you don’t have any actual attacks prior to your OD card, you can make sure that move order always ends up in a certain way after the ODs. This means you’ll be able to pick your amount of delays more precisely and that you’ll be more likely to out-delay your opponent.

A few notes:

- The OD trick only works if your opponent doesn't have any moves in the "before ODs phase", which doesn't matter for the usefulness of the trick since any moves in the “before ODs phase” would already flip move order.

- The trick could technically work in the “between ODs phase”, but it requires an actual move too and is therefore deemed useless.

- It doesn't matter if one or two players use this trick: as long as there is a move in the "before ODs phase", move order gets flipped.

Edited 5/23/2023 08:39:47