Nerfs & Buffs History Guide In Axie Infinity. Read on a summary of nerfs & buffs from the past Axie infinity seasons.
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November 30, 2021 Balance Patch
Season 19 Balancing Changes
Season 19 Update Summary
Season 17 Nerfs & Buffs
Buffs, Nerfs, Special Changes
CardAttackShieldRisky Feather140 to 15010 to 0Rampant Howl110 to 12040 to 30Grub Surprise80 to 100No ChangesPoo FlingNo Changes40 to 80Cool Breeze110 to 120No ChangesOvergrow Keratin80 to 9020 to 30Black Bubble100 to 110No ChangesTiny Catapult40 to 8060 to 40Feather Lunge100 to 110No ChangesVegan Diet65 to 7565 to 75Soothing Song50 to 80No ChangesNeuro ToxinNo Changes50 to 55Death Mark90 to 100No ChangesIvory ChopNo Changes70 to 80Drain Bite55 to 6055 to 60Jar Barrage70 to 80No ChangesChemical WarfareNo Changes40 to 80Triple Threat30 to 35No ChangesHeroic Reward50 to 60No ChangesSeed BulletNo Changes30 to 50Scarab Curse100 to 110No ChangesSugar Rush120 to 125No ChangesSurprise Invasion80 to 90No ChangesBulkwarkNo Changes70 to 80Water Sphere110 to 120No ChangesNile Strike80 to 90No Changes
CardAttackShieldSunder Claw30 to 2010 to 0All-out Shot140 to 120No ChangesAnesthetic BaitNo Changes90 to 80Allergic Reaction110 to 105No ChangesCritical EscapeNo Changes30 to 10Piranha130 to 12020 to 30Third Glance90 to 80No Changes
Grass Snake Now Applies 2 PoisonGarish Worm Now Applies 2 Poison When Played In A ChainJump To Top
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.
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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
Buffs・Bamboo and Merry Chain Buff・Silence Whisper & Strawberry Shortcake Healing Increase・Reflect Damage Cards Attack Increase・Speed Stat AdjustmentsNerfs・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
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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
Buffs・Doubletalk Now Has True Damage・Anemone Heal & Attack Buff・Pocky Damage Increase・Green Thorns Bonus Shield BuffNerfs・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.