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Best Cards Tier List (March 2022)

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Best Cards Tier List - Arena Guide in Axie Infinity. Learn what are the best cards for each class Aqua, Beast, Bird, Plant, Bug, Reptile, card tier, how to use, & when to use them.

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Tier List Update & Changes

Tier List Update Details

DateChange Details
Jan 17, 2022Hero's Bane Moved from SB
Sunder Claw Moved from BC
Night Steal Moved from BA
Ivory Stab Moved from CB
Forest Spirit Moved from CB
Grub Surprise Moved from CB
Dark Swoop Moved from AB
Nov 30Ivory Chop Moved from BC
Nov 10Bug Noise Moved from CA
Critical Escape Moved from BA
All-out Shot Moved from AB
Grub Explode Moved from CB
Allergic Reaction Moved from AB
Soothing Song Moved from SB
Scarab Curse Moved from CB
Venom Spray Moved from BC
Nerfs And Buffs History

Best Card Tier List

Tier List Chart

S Tier Cards
Anesthetic BaitAnesthetic Bait Angry LamAngry Lam Carrot HammerCarrot Hammer
Nut CrackNut Crack Sticky GooSticky Goo Surprise InvasionSurprise Invasion
Tiny SwingTiny Swing - -
A Tier Cards
Aqua StockAqua Stock BlackmailBlackmail Bug NoiseBug Noise
BulkwarkBulkwark Chitin JumpChitin Jump ChompChomp
Critical EscapeCritical Escape DisarmDisarm DisguiseDisguise
Early BirdEarly Bird EggbombEggbomb Fish HookFish Hook
Hare DaggerHare Dagger HeadshotHeadshot Heart BreakHeart Break
Night StealNight Steal Numbing LecretionNumbing Lecretion Nut ThrowNut Throw
October TreatOctober Treat Prickly TrapPrickly Trap Revenge ArrowRevenge Arrow
Risky FeatherRisky Feather Single CombatSingle Combat Sinister StrikeSinister Strike
Spike ThrowSpike Throw Star ShurikenStar Shuriken Tail SlapTail Slap
Tiny CatapultTiny Catapult Vegetal BiteVegetal Bite -
B Tier Cards
All-out ShotAll-out ShotAllergic ReactionAllergic ReactionAqua VitalityAqua Vitality
AquaponicsAquaponicsBarb StrikeBarb StrikeBlood TasteBlood Taste
Bug SignalBug SignalCattail SlapCattail SlapCleanse ScentCleanse Scent
CockadoodledooCockadoodledooCrimson WaterCrimson WaterDark SwoopDark Swoop
Drain BiteDrain BiteDull GripDull GripForest SpiritForest Spirit
Gas UnleashGas UnleashGerbil JumpGerbil JumpGrub ExplodeGrub Explode
Grub SurpriseGrub SurpriseHealing AromaHealing AromaIvory StabIvory Stab
Jar BarrageJar BarrageKotaro BiteKotaro BiteLeek LeakLeek Leak
Luna AbsorbLuna AbsorbNight StealNight StealNile StrikeNile Strike
Nitro LeapNitro LeapPeace TreatyPeace TreatyPiercing SoundPiercing Sound
RefreshRefreshScarab CurseScarab CurseShelterShelter
ShipwreckShipwreckSneaky RaidSneaky RaidSoothing SongSoothing Song
Spicy SurpriseSpicy SurpriseSpinal TapSpinal TapSwallowSwallow
Swift EscapeSwift EscapeTerror ChompTerror ChompThird GlanceThird Glance
Upstream SwimUpstream Swim--

S Tier Cards - Best Cards Tier List

S Tier Cards

Anesthetic Bait | Fish Snack
Anesthetic BaitAnesthetic Bait
Cost 1
Attack 60
Shield 80
Tier S

The Anesthetic Bait can single handedly shut down your enemy's combo if they use an Aquatic or Bird class cards. It's high shield value makes it viable even if you're playing against other classes.

Angry Lam | Lam
Angry LamAngry Lam
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 40
Tier S

High damaging aquatic card that can provide a good amount of shield. It will help you survive 4 card combos and it can deal massive damage once you reach 50% or less HP.

Carrot Hammer | Carrot
Carrot HammerCarrot Hammer
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 40
Tier S

This card is one of the best plant cards in the game. It provides a small shield and a free attack if the enemy manages to break your shield.

Nut Crack | Nut Cracker
Nut CrackNut Crack
Cost 1
Attack 105
Shield 30
Tier S

One of the best combo cards for the Beast class. It will deal massive damage especially if paired with another Nut Cracker Card.

Sticky Goo | Snail Shell
Sticky GooSticky Goo
Cost 1
Attack 40
Shield 60
Tier S

An exceptional card especially when paired with chomp. This card is commonly used by reptiles with the terminator build to constantly apply Stun.

Surprise Invasion | Cerastes
Surprise InvasionSurprise Invasion
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 60
Tier S

Similar to Kotaro Bite, this card is often used with slow Axies to maximize the card's effect.

Tiny Swing | Tiny Dino
Tiny SwingTiny Swing
Cost 1
Attack 85
Shield 40
Tier S

This card can be powerful especially if you place your reptile on the backline to survive until round 5. It has a high Attack and Shield, which is extremely useful during 1v1s in the late game.

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A Tier Cards - Best Cards Tier List

A Tier Cards

Aqua Stock | Watering Can
Aqua StockAqua Stock
Cost 1
Attack 45
Shield 80
Tier A

The Aqua Stock is an amazing card especially when fighting against Aquatic Axies. Just by having this on your frontline pressures the enemy not to use their Aquatic cards.

Blackmail | Pigeon Post
BlackmailBlackmail
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
Tier A

Use this card to transfer all the debuffs to your enemy. When you drop the Eggbomb card followed by the blackmail card, the Aroma buff will transfer from your Axie to the opponent. This will allow your other Axie to target the same Axie that you attacked.

Bug Noise | Buzz Buzz
Bug NoiseBug Noise
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 40
Tier A

A ranged card that will apply an Attack- debuff to your enemy on its first attack.

Bulkwark | Indian Star
BulkwarkBulkwark
Cost 1
Attack 20
Shield 80
Tier A

One of the best defensive cards in the game. If played correctly , you can shut down the enemy Beast or Mech when they execute their combos.

Chitin Jump | Shrimp
Chitin JumpChitin Jump
Cost 1
Attack 25
Shield 30
Tier A

One of the best backdoor cards available. This will allow you to prioritize Axies on the backline without any condition.

Chomp | Tiny Turtle
ChompChomp
Cost 1
Attack 75
Shield 50
Tier A

This card is usually paired with Snail Shell to constantly pressure and Stun your enemies to make their attacks miss.

Critical Escape | Wall Gecko, Escaped Gecko
Critical EscapeCritical Escape
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 20
Tier A

Critical Escape is a decent defensive card with low Shield value. This is often paired with other high Shield cards to maximize its effect.

Disarm | Incisor
DisarmDisarm
Cost 1
Attack 100
Shield 40
Tier A

Disarm not only provides a decent amount of Shield and Attack, but it also applies Speed- for 2 rounds. This can change the turn sequence which can mess with the enemy's strategy.

Disguise | Leaf Bug
DisguiseDisguise
Cost 0
Attack 20
Shield 20
Tier A

This card is often used on a Plant class Axie. You can pair it along with Vegetal Bite for additional energy gain.

Early Bird | Swallow
Early BirdEarly Bird
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 20
Tier A

One of the strongest Bird card in the game. Since the Bird class is the fastest among all of the classes, this card's effect will almost always work 100% of the time.

Eggbomb | Eggshell
EggbombEggbomb
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 0
Tier A

The Eggshell can be used to provide additional survivability for your frontline. Use this card when you are certain that the enemy will only play two or fewer cards. This card is sometimes paired with Blackmail to negate the aroma debuff.

Fish Hook | Risky Fish
Fish HookFish Hook
Cost 1
Attack 105
Shield 25
Tier A

An offensive card that can give you an Attack+. This card is useful for finishing off Plant, Reptile, and Dusk Axies since Aquatic Cards are weak against these classes.

Hare Dagger | Hare
Hare DaggerHare Dagger
Cost 1
Attack 115
Shield 20
Tier A

A high damaging card that can also allow you to draw if you are the first Axie to attack during the round. This card is often used at the beginning of the match since most players will only use their slow Plant Axies at round 1.

Headshot | Kestrel
HeadshotHeadshot
Cost 1
Attack 130
Shield 0
Tier A

A straight up high damage card that can disable your target's horn cards next round.

Heart Break | Cupid
Heart BreakHeart Break
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
Tier A

This ranged-attack card decreases the Critical Strike chance and lessens the opponent's chances of entering Last Stand.

Night Steal | Rice
Night StealNight Steal
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 20
Tier A

An energy steal card with some decent damage. You can use this to disrupt enemy combos when they are saving up their energy.

Numbing Lecretion | Gravel Ant
Numbing LecretionNumbing Lecretion
Cost 1
Attack 30
Shield 30
Tier A

Numbing Lecretion has a low Attack and Shield value. However, it is one of the best disable cards in the game. This card can instantly shut down every combo that uses a melee card.

Nut Throw | Nut Cracker
Nut ThrowNut Throw
Cost 1
Attack 105
Shield 30
Tier A

Nut Throw is also a Nut Cracker Card. It will deal massive damage when paired with another Nut Cracker Card.

October Treat | Pumpkin
October TreatOctober Treat
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 110
Tier A

Provides a ton of shield for your Axie and an additional card draw if the shield does not break. This card is often used to help you survive lethal damage.

Prickly Trap | Cactus
Prickly TrapPrickly Trap
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 20
Tier A

One of the best cards that you can use against the Aquatic, Bird, Dawn class. This card can deal up to 150 damage if this Axie attack last.

Revenge Arrow | Risky Beast
Revenge ArrowRevenge Arrow
Cost 1
Attack 125
Shield 25
Tier A

Similar to Nitro Leap, this card can help you win fights using the Last Stand mechanic. Beasts tend to go into Last Stand when killed because of their high base Morale.

Risky Feather | The Last One
Risky FeatherRisky Feather
Cost 1
Attack 150
Shield 0
Tier A

A high damaging card that applies Attack- to itself upon use. Always use this card last if you want to maximize your damage output when performing combos.

Single Combat | Ronin
Single CombatSingle Combat
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 0
Tier A

A powerful beast card that guarantees critical strikes when played with 2 or more cards. This card is commonly used with Ivory Stab to gain additional energy after every critical strike.

Sinister Strike | Dual Blade
Sinister StrikeSinister Strike
Cost 1
Attack 130
Shield 20
Tier A

An excellent damage card but it requires your Axie to have high moral to maximize its potential with critical strikes.

Spike Throw | Tri Spikes
Spike ThrowSpike Throw
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 50
Tier A

A high damaging change target priority card. You can usually burst down enemy Axies when using this card since you will be targeting enemies with the lowest Shield.

Star Shuriken | Shoal Star
Star ShurikenStar Shuriken
Cost 1
Attack 115
Shield 15
Tier A

Shoal Star is a good alternative for Hero's Bane. Although it has a lower Shield and Attack, there are still situations where you will need the Shoal Star to prevent the enemy from entering Last Stand.

Tail Slap | Nimo
Tail SlapTail Slap
Cost 0
Attack 20
Shield 0
Tier A

This card can provide additional energy gain for your team and it can be used to remove stuns.

Tiny Catapult | Scaly Spoon
Tiny CatapultTiny Catapult
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 50
Tier A

A decent defensive card especially when used against the Bird or Aquatic class to counter their ranged attacks.

Vegetal Bite | Serious
Vegetal BiteVegetal Bite
Cost 1
Attack 30
Shield 30
Tier A

One of the best cards that you can draw on Round 1. This will allow you to steal the enemy's energy while providing a small amount of survivability.

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B Tier Cards - Best Cards Tier List

B Tier Cards

All-out Shot | Post Fight
All-out ShotAll-out Shot
Cost 0
Attack 110
Shield 0
Tier B

All-Out Shot is also a viable card because of its high damage and 0 cost. However, you will lose 30% of your health whenever this card lands.

Allergic Reaction | Thorny Caterpillar
Allergic ReactionAllergic Reaction
Cost 1
Attack 100
Shield 30
Tier B

One of the strongest Bug card in the game. This card can deal massive damage if the target has at least 1 debuff. You will often see this card along with Mystic Rush on a Termi build Axie.

Aqua Vitality | Anemone
Aqua VitalityAqua Vitality
Cost 1
Attack 70
Shield 30
Tier B

One of the best heal cards in the game. This card is usually paired with Aquaponics to maximize the healing effect of each attack.

Aquaponics | Anemone
AquaponicsAquaponics
Cost 1
Attack 70
Shield 30
Tier B

One of the best heal cards in the game. This card is usually paired with Aqua Vitality to maximize the healing effect of each attack.

Barb Strike | Garish Worm
Barb StrikeBarb Strike
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 40
Tier B

This card will apply poison to the target if you use it with another bug card on your 2-3 axies on the same turn.

Blood Taste | Mosquito
Blood TasteBlood Taste
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 40
Tier B

Similar to Drain Bite, this card can increase your chances of surviving the round because of its large healing effect.

Bug Signal | Antenna
Bug SignalBug Signal
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 50
Tier B

Having multiple Bug Signals on your team will pressure the enemy to use their energy every turn to avoid giving you additional energy. Use this to your advantage to play defensively until you can burst them down.

Cattail Slap | Cattail
Cattail SlapCattail Slap
Cost 0
Attack 20
Shield 30
Tier B

The Plant class is weak against Beast, Bug, and Mech, this card will make your enemies think twice before attempting to use that weakness against you.

Cleanse Scent | Bidens
Cleanse ScentCleanse Scent
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 45
Tier B

A 0 cost card that can be used to cleanse all debuffs applied to this Axie. This card will also provide some Shield that can help you mitigate damage at 0 cost.

Cockadoodledoo | Cuckoo
CockadoodledooCockadoodledoo
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 35
Tier B

A 0 cost card that will add 20% attack damage in one turn.

Crimson Water | Piranha
Crimson WaterCrimson Water
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
Tier B

A high damage mouth card that can provide some shield. This card's effect is too situational and will rarely happen.

Dark Swoop | Little Owl
Dark SwoopDark Swoop
Cost 1
Attack 10
Shield 0
Tier B

This card will allow you to skip Axies and target the fastest enemy Axie on the enemy team. This is often used along with high-damaging Bird cards to instantly kill enemy Axies in the backline.

Drain Bite | Zigzag
Drain BiteDrain Bite
Cost 1
Attack 55
Shield 55
Tier B

Drain Bite can drastically increase your survivability. This card is often paired with high Shield cards to guarantee that you can use the healing effect.

Dull Grip | Pliers
Dull GripDull Grip
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 30
Tier B

Dull Grip is the best Shield breaker card in the game. It will deal massive damage against enemies with Shield regardless of its value.

Forest Spirit | Silence Whisper
Forest SpiritForest Spirit
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 40
Tier B

Using this card will force your Plant to be played in the middle or back. This can make the fight difficult for you since this card will be useless later on when it goes down to 1v1 or 2v2.

Gas Unleash | Yam
Gas UnleashGas Unleash
Cost 1
Attack 20
Shield 20
Tier B

One of the best cards that you can use to stack poison on enemy Axies. This is commonly used by teams that rely on poison damage and playing defensively.

Gerbil Jump | Gerbil
Gerbil JumpGerbil Jump
Cost 1
Attack 50
Shield 20
Tier B

Similar to Spinal Tap, this card will allow you to skip an enemy to burst down the middle Axie. This card is often used with high damage combo cards to guarantee kills.

Grub Explode | Pupae
Grub ExplodeGrub Explode
Cost 0
Attack 65
Shield 0
Tier B

This card can deal massive damage if you use this card while in Last Stand. However, since entering Last Stand is not guaranteed. This card's effect might be difficult to pull off.

Grub Surprise | Caterpillars
Grub SurpriseGrub Surprise
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 60
Tier B

Use this to disrupt enemy comboes by applying fear. If the enemy will perform a combo, they are likely to have a Shield since most combo cards will provide them.

Healing Aroma | Rose Bud
Healing AromaHealing Aroma
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 50
Tier B

This card can provide excellent healing and some decent Shield to help you survive the fight longer.

Hero's Bane | Oranda
HeroHero's Bane
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 25
Tier B

A powerful horn part for the aquatic class. This card can provide a decent amount of shield with high damage.

Ivory Stab | Imp
Ivory StabIvory Stab
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 30
Tier B

Often used with Single Combat to guarantee energy gain with critical strikes.

Jar Barrage | Snake Jar
Jar BarrageJar Barrage
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 20
Tier B

A great defensive card if used correctly. This card's ability to soak up damage makes it an excellent tail card for tanky Axies.

Kotaro Bite | Kotaro
Kotaro BiteKotaro Bite
Cost 1
Attack 85
Shield 30
Tier B

This card is often used with slow Axies like Plant and Reptile to guarantee energy gain when used.

Leek Leak | Hatsune
Leek LeakLeek Leak
Cost 1
Attack 60
Shield 80
Tier B

Similar to Numbing Lecretion, this card can also disable most of your enemy's cards. However, most of the Plant class' weaknesses are melee attacks from the Beast class.

Luna Absorb | Cottontail
Luna AbsorbLuna Absorb
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 30
Tier B

An excellent energy gain card that does not require any combo cards. You can also use this to remove 1 bar from the enemy's Last Stand.

Nile Strike | Croc
Nile StrikeNile Strike
Cost 1
Attack 85
Shield 60
Tier B

Similar to Disarm, this card will also debuff your target with Speed- for 2 rounds. However, Nile Strike has less Attack damage but it comes with a higher Shield value.

Nitro Leap | Jaguar
Nitro LeapNitro Leap
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 35
Tier B

This card can be useful in some situations. Since the Beast class tends to go into Last Stand because of their high Morale, this ability's effect can help you win fights.

Peace Treaty | Peace Maker
Peace TreatyPeace Treaty
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
Tier B

This melee card will decrease your enemy's first attack by 20%, it can be used to weaken your enemy's combo to survive the round.

Piercing Sound | Goda
Piercing SoundPiercing Sound
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 40
Tier B

This is often used to disrupt your enemy's turn. You can destroy 1 of their energy and increase your chance of survivability with its Shield.

Refresh | Mint
RefreshRefresh
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 50
Tier B

Similar to Cleanse Scent, this card can remove all debuffs applied at 0 cost. However, this will only work if the debuffed Axie is directly infront of the Axie that uses this card.

Scarab Curse | Scarab
Scarab CurseScarab Curse
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 40
Tier B

This card can be useful when playing against Plant and Aquatic class with healing. However, other than those situations, this card's effect won't be helpful.

Shelter | Hermit
ShelterShelter
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 120
Tier B

A great defensive card that blocks critical strikes. This card provides a high shield for increased survivability.

Shipwreck | Sponge
ShipwreckShipwreck
Cost 1
Attack 70
Shield 95
Tier B

Shipwreck can provide a ton of shield when playing defensively. This card also provides an Attack+ when your shield breaks.

Sneaky Raid | Toothless Bite, Venom Bite
Sneaky RaidSneaky Raid
Cost 1
Attack 20
Shield 30
Tier B

The only change target priority card that can provide some decent Shield. This card is used with high damage cards to kill enemy Axies in the backline.

Soothing Song | Doubletalk
Soothing SongSoothing Song
Cost 1
Attack 60
Shield 0
Tier B

Attacking with Soothing song will bypass your target's Shield and it will apply the sleep debuff. The Sleep debuff will allow your next attack to also bypass your the enemy's Shield. This would mean that you can eliminate an enemy Axie without having to deal with their shield if you have the right set of cards.

Spicy Surprise | Hot Butt
Spicy SurpriseSpicy Surprise
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 50
Tier B

A decent replacement for Carrot Hammer. This card can prevent the target from using mouth cards. It can be extremely useful when playing against enemies with Vegetal Bite.

Spinal Tap | Perch
Spinal TapSpinal Tap
Cost 1
Attack 100
Shield 20
Tier B

This card is used to kill idle enemies in the backline. Spinal Tap is often used for killing Beast and Bird class.

Swallow | Catfish
SwallowSwallow
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 30
Tier B

A decent heal card that can be used to replace Anemone.

Swift Escape | Goldfish
Swift EscapeSwift Escape
Cost 1
Attack 105
Shield 20
Tier B

An excellent Speed+ card that can change the outcome of 1v1s. Extremely useful especially when fighting against aquatic Axies to guarantee that you will get the first turn.

Terror Chomp | Cute Bunny
Terror ChompTerror Chomp
Cost 1
Attack 100
Shield 35
Tier B

This card can apply the Fear debuff which will last for 2 turns. This would mean that the enemy would have to miss twice before they can land an attack or it will only be removed if they are attacked.

Third Glance | Parasite
Third GlanceThird Glance
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 50
Tier B

A good discard card with decent Attack. This can be used along with Sunder Claw or as a replacement to pressure your enemy.

Upstream Swim | Koi
Upstream SwimUpstream Swim
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 30
Tier B

The Upstream Swim will provide Speed+ when comboed with 2 Aquatic class cards. This card is often used to prepare for the next round so you can take the first turn.

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