Action cards make up the bulk of cards in your deck, and are the bread and butter of what you use to defeat your opponents. They come in four different types: Attack, Defend, Buff, and Item.
- 1. The Element required to play the card. Cards that don’t have an Element icon are considered Unaligned and can be played by any hero.
- 2. The name of the card.
- 3. The effect of the card.
- 4. The category of the card.
Attack and Defend cards can be identified by the tag at the bottom of the card and the icons in the top corners. Attack cards have a sword icon and Defend cards have a shield icon.
Attacks are directed at other heroes and you can’t choose to use them against yourself. The effects on the card, unless otherwise specified, are directed at the recipient of the attack.
Defends are directed at yourself and the effects can’t be applied to other heroes unless otherwise specified.
- 1. The Element required to play the buff and for the buff to have any effect if it’s in play.
- 2. The name of the buff.
- 3. The effect of the buff. This is always applied to the player who played the card, unless otherwise specified.
- 4. The category of the card.
Buff cards can be identified by the tag at the bottom of the card. Their top corners are either empty or contain a rotation symbol (as seen in the images a, b, and c).
Buff cards are placed on the table when played, in the order they were played from left to right, and their effects linger for as long as they stay in play. If the top corners are empty (a), it stays in the play indefinitely. Indefinite buffs are in effect the moment they enter play.
If any of the corners have a rotation symbol (b or c), it means that it’s a rotating buff. Rotating buffs with circles in the corner (b) rotate 90 degrees anticlockwise in the beginning of your turn. Rotating buffs with an irregular shape in the corner (c) only rotate when their effect is triggered. If a rotating buff gets to a position where its current top left corner is empty or it’s back to its original upright position, it has Expired and is Discarded.
1. Active corner. ‘X’ means ‘ignore the effect
2. Rotate 90 degrees each turn
3. The corner is no longer an ‘X’, so trigger the card’s effect
4. The corner is empty. That means the buff has expired and is Discarded.
- 1. The name of the item.
- 2. The Element gained if the items is equipped. Equipping an item does not count as using this Element.
- 3. The effect of the item while in play. Using an Ability on an item does count as using the Element of the item.
- 4. The weight of the item (how many points it uses up).
- 5. The category of the card.
Item cards can be identified by the tag at the bottom of the card and the belt nameplate at the top.
When played, Item cards are equipped to the hero. Unlike other action cards, the Element displayed on an Item card is not a requirement but the hero instead gains this Element when they have the item equipped.
A hero can have 2 points of items equipped at a time. The point value of an item is displayed on the Item card.