Nerfs & Buffs History Guide In Axie Infinity. Read on a summary of nerfs & buffs from the past Axie infinity seasons.
Table of Contents
|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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Season 20 Card Balance Patch
Card Interaction Bug Fix (Feb 9th, 2022)Buffs & Nerfs (January 25, 2022)
|Aqua Vitality||75 (+5)||30||-|
|Hero's Bane||120 (+10)||20 (-5)||-|
|Dark Swoop||20 (+10)||0||-|
|Scarab Curse||110||40||Target cannot be healed for 2 rounds.|
→ Target cannot be healed for 2 rounds. This debuff can't be removed.
|Aqua Vitality||70 (-10)||30 (-5)||-|
|Aquaponics||70 (-10)||30 (-5)||-|
|Hero's Bane||110 (-10)||25 (-5)||-|
|Chitin Jump||25 (-5)||30||-|
|Heroic Reward||55 (-5)||0||-|
|Sugar Rush||120 (-5)||20||-|
|Acrobatic||100||45 (-5)||Apply Speed+ to this Axie for 2 rounds when attacking|
→ Apply Speed+ to this Axie for 2 rounds when comboed with another card.
|Hare Dagger||115 (-5)||20 (-10)||-|
|Smart Shot||40 (-10)||20 (+10)||-|
|Dark Swoop||10 (-10)||0||-|
|Third Glance||80 (-10)||50||Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy's hand.|
→ Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy's hand when comboed with another card.
|Sunder Claw||20||0||Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy's hand.|
→ Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy's hand when comboed with another card.
|Twin Needle||35 (-5)||0||-|
|Anesthetic Bait||60||80 (-10)||-|
|Numbing Lecretion||30||30||Disable target's melee cards next round.|
→ Disable target's melee cards when comboed with another card.
|Grub Explode||65 (-5)||0||-|
|Cleanse Scent||0||45 (-5)||-|
|Prickly Trap||110 (-5)||20||-|
|Drain Bite||55 (-5)||55 (-5)||-|
|Spicy Surprise||80 (-10)||50||-|
|Ivory Chop||70 (-10)||70 (-10)||Draw a card if this Axie's shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.|
→ Draw a card if this Axie's shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round. (Fixed a bug where playing 2 bone sails and having shield broken only resulted in drawing one card)
|Surprise Invasion||80 (-10)||60||-|
|Sneaky Raid||20||30 (-10)||-|
|Venom Spray||20||20 (-10)||-|
|Shipwreck||70 (+10)||95 (+5)||Apply Attack+ to this Axie if its shield breaks.|
→ Apply Attack+ to this Axie if its shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.
|Star Shuriken||115 (+5)||15 (+5)||-|
|Fish Hook||105||25 (+5)||-|
|Woodman Power||90 (+10)||80||-|
|Ivory Stab||90 (+10)||30||-|
|Self Rally||0||40 (+10)||-|
|Night Steal||90 (+10)||20 (+10)||-|
|Gerbil Jump||50 (+10)||20||-|
|Heart Break||120||30 (+10)||-|
|Air Force One||125 (+5)||30||-|
|Insectivore||120 (+10)||30 (-10)||-|
|Sunder Armor||80 (+40)||50 (-40)||-|
|Puffy Smack||110 (+10)||40 (-10)||-|
|Mystic Rush||35 (+5)||0||-|
|Grub Surprise||110 (+10)||60 (+10)||-|
|Bamboo Clan||80||80 (+10)||-|
|Forest Spirit||0||40||Heal front teammate for 190 HP.|
→ Heal front teammate for 120 HP. If there are no teammates, heal this Axie instead.
|Carrot Hammer||80 (+10)||40||-|
|Aqua Deflect||80 (+10)||80||-|
|Tiny Swing||85 (+5)||40||-|
|Neuro Toxin||100||65 (+10)||-|
Card Text Correction
|Branch Charge||125||25||Increase crit chance by 20% if chained or comboed with a plant card.|
→ Increase critical chance by 20% if comboed with two plant cards. (text correction only)
November 30, 2021 Balance Patch
|Bone Sail||80||80||Draw a card if this Axie's shield breaks. |
→ Draw a card if this Axie's shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.
Season 19 Balancing Changes
|Doubletalk||60 (-20)||0||Apply Sleep to target. |
→ Ignore shield. Apply sleep to target. (this is just a text change the effect does not change)
|Gravel Ant||30||30 (-10)||-|
|Grass Snake||20 (+10)||30 (+10)||Apply Poison to target. |
→ Apply 1 poison to target.
|Thorny Caterpillar||100 (-5)||30||-|
|Risky Fish||105 (-5)||20 (-10)||-|
|Shoal Star||110 (-5)||10||-|
|Tiny Turtle||75 (-5)||50||-|
|Garish Worm||90 (-10)||40 (-10)||-|
|Cute Bunny||110 (-20)||35 (+5)||-|
|Post Flight||110 (-10)||0||-|
|Dual Blade||130||20||Deal 250% damage on critical strikes. |
→ Deal 200% damage on critical strikes.
|Razor Bite||95 (+5)||55 (+5)||-|
|Fish Snack||60||90 (+10)||-|
|Timber||80 (+30)||80 (-20)||-|
|Buzz Buzz||110 (+10)||40||-|
|Rose Bud||0||50 (+10)||-|
|Twin Tail||40 (+10)||0||-|
|Red Ear||10||145 (+10)||-|
|Imp||80 (+10)||30 (+10)||-|
|Kotaro||85 (+5)||30 (+10)||-|
|Scaly Spear||110 (+10)||50||-|
|Wall Gecko||90||20 (+10)||-|
|Scarab||110||40||Target cannot be healed until next round. |
→ Target cannot be healed for 2 rounds.
|Scaly Spoon||80||50 (+10)||-|
|Strawberry Shortcake||0||40 (+40)||-|
Season 17 Nerfs & Buffs
Buffs, Nerfs, Special Changes
|Risky Feather||140 to 150||10 to 0|
|Rampant Howl||110 to 120||40 to 30|
|Grub Surprise||80 to 100||No Changes|
|Poo Fling||No Changes||40 to 80|
|Cool Breeze||110 to 120||No Changes|
|Overgrow Keratin||80 to 90||20 to 30|
|Black Bubble||100 to 110||No Changes|
|Tiny Catapult||40 to 80||60 to 40|
|Feather Lunge||100 to 110||No Changes|
|Vegan Diet||65 to 75||65 to 75|
|Soothing Song||50 to 80||No Changes|
|Neuro Toxin||No Changes||50 to 55|
|Death Mark||90 to 100||No Changes|
|Ivory Chop||No Changes||70 to 80|
|Drain Bite||55 to 60||55 to 60|
|Jar Barrage||70 to 80||No Changes|
|Chemical Warfare||No Changes||40 to 80|
|Triple Threat||30 to 35||No Changes|
|Heroic Reward||50 to 60||No Changes|
|Seed Bullet||No Changes||30 to 50|
|Scarab Curse||100 to 110||No Changes|
|Sugar Rush||120 to 125||No Changes|
|Surprise Invasion||80 to 90||No Changes|
|Bulkwark||No Changes||70 to 80|
|Water Sphere||110 to 120||No Changes|
|Nile Strike||80 to 90||No Changes|
|Sunder Claw||30 to 20||10 to 0|
|All-out Shot||140 to 120||No Changes|
|Anesthetic Bait||No Changes||90 to 80|
|Allergic Reaction||110 to 105||No Changes|
|Critical Escape||No Changes||30 to 10|
|Piranha||130 to 120||20 to 30|
|Third Glance||90 to 80||No Changes|
|Grass Snake||Now Applies 2 Poison|
|Garish Worm||Now Applies 2 Poison When Played In A Chain|
Season 15 Game Adjustments
Poison Damage Nerfed
Poison now ticks for 2 damage per stack, down from 3. This was a bit too strong and reduces fun as you’re forcing your opponent to poison themselves or get their energy stolen.
Critical Rates Reduced
Critical strike rates have been reduced. This is a change that should make games a bit less random and more skill-based.
Nerf To Speed Stat
Speed of the defending Axie is no longer taken into account when determining critical strike chance.
This change was made as Speed is already a very strong stat, due to the central nature of attack order in the battle mechanics.
August 6, 2020 Balance Patch
|・Bamboo and Merry Chain Buff|
・Silence Whisper & Strawberry Shortcake Healing Increase
・Reflect Damage Cards Attack Increase
・Speed Stat Adjustments
|・Critical Strike Nerf On Birds & Aquas|
August 6, 2020 Buffs
Bamboo and Merry Chain Buff
|Bamboo Clan - Merry Legion|
We made the “chain” bonus for Bamboo and Merry easier to trigger. Players correctly pointed out that requiring the bonuses to be triggered by another Merry or another Bamboo card was too limiting.
Silence Whisper & Strawberry Shortcake Healing Increase
|Forest Spirit - Sweet Party|
Increased the amount of healing done by Silence Whisper and Strawberry Shortcake. These cards had lost much of their relevance recently and think that the boosts will make them more viable.
Reflect Damage Cards Attack Increase
The reflect damage cards have been modified to be a bit more punishing to attackers.
Going on an “all out attack” should not be a no brainer and these cards should help increase the mind games around this tactic.
Speed Stat Adjustments
|Mystic Rush - Acrobatic - Disarm|
Striking first is a huge advantage in the battle system and Axie wanted to provide some new mechanisms for speed manipulation. Lagging, Arco, and Incisor have been modified for this purpose.
August 6, 2020 Nerfs
Critical Strike Nerf On Birds & Aquas
One issue that was showing up was the very high critical strike rate for Birds and Aquatic Axies. These Axies already have high damage output and a speed advantage.
Having a healthy amount of critical strike chance meant the drawback of playing these classes was very low.
Season 7 Balance Changes
|・Doubletalk Now Has True Damage|
・Anemone Heal & Attack Buff
・Pocky Damage Increase
・Green Thorns Bonus Shield Buff
|・Energy Steal Nerf|
・Counter to Scaly Spoon & Gravel Ant
Season 7 Buffs
Doubletalk Now Has True Damage
People use Doubletalk to bypass shield, so doing a minimal amount of damage to a shield also didn’t make sense.
To resolve this issue, we’ve made Doubletalk do 50 “true damage” that ignores shield.
Anemone Heal & Attack Buff
Added some attack and additional heal and think this will add some utility to the card.
Pocky Damage Increase
We decided to give it a major facelift and think it should now have significantly more utility. It now boasts a respectable 120 attack with more damage possible for having allied bugs!
Green Thorns Bonus Shield Buff
Green Thorns’s utility was hampered by the fact that the bonus shield wasn’t added until the card was actually played in the turn rotation during a round.
We’ve made the bonus trigger at the beginning of the round and think this will make the card better and more fun to use.
Season 7 Nerfs
Energy Steal Nerf
|Vegetal Bite - Night Steal|
The costs of having an energy stolen are huge and players were being essentially forced to play cards when facing opponents with energy steal.
To address this, we’ve made Serious and Rice’s energy steal effects require a combo to kick in.
Counter to Scaly Spoon & Gravel Ant
|Tiny Catapult - Numbing Lecretion|
These cards, when played together, could basically paralyze Axies, making them unable to attack with ranged or melee cards.
Nerf has been made to Scaly Spoon and Gavel ant to address this mechanic which we’d seen was very frustrating to play against, especially new players.