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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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Best Card Tier List

Tier List Chart

S Tier Cards
HeroHero's Bane Angry LamAngry Lam Nut CrackNut Crack
Soothing SongSoothing Song Sticky GooSticky Goo Anesthetic BaitAnesthetic Bait
Carrot HammerCarrot Hammer Tiny SwingTiny Swing -
A Tier Cards
Star ShurikenStar Shuriken Fish HookFish Hook Tail SlapTail Slap
Chitin JumpChitin Jump Single CombatSingle Combat Revenge ArrowRevenge Arrow
Sinister StrikeSinister Strike Hare DaggerHare Dagger Nut ThrowNut Throw
Heart BreakHeart Break BlackmailBlackmail EggbombEggbomb
HeadshotHeadshot Dark SwoopDark Swoop Early BirdEarly Bird
Risky FeatherRisky Feather All-out ShotAll-out Shot DisguiseDisguise
Numbing LecretionNumbing Lecretion Allergic ReactionAllergic Reaction Aqua StockAqua Stock
October TreatOctober Treat Prickly TrapPrickly Trap Vegetal BiteVegetal Bite
Spike ThrowSpike Throw BulkwarkBulkwark Nile StrikeNile Strike
Tiny CatapultTiny Catapult ChompChomp Scale Dart (Reptile)Scale Dart (Reptile)
B Tier Cards
ShelterShelterScale Dart (Aquatic)Scale Dart (Aquatic)Swift EscapeSwift Escape
ShipwreckShipwreckAqua VitalityAqua VitalitySpinal TapSpinal Tap
AquaponicsAquaponicsSwallowSwallowCrimson WaterCrimson Water
Upstream SwimUpstream SwimNitro LeapNitro LeapPiercing SoundPiercing Sound
Luna AbsorbLuna AbsorbNight StealNight StealGerbil JumpGerbil Jump
Balloon PopBalloon PopCockadoodledooCockadoodledooFeather LungeFeather Lunge
Peace TreatyPeace TreatyBarb StrikeBarb StrikeBug SignalBug Signal
Dull GripDull GripThird GlanceThird GlanceSunder ClawSunder Claw
Terror ChompTerror ChompCleanse ScentCleanse ScentRefreshRefresh
Healing AromaHealing AromaDrain BiteDrain BiteCattail SlapCattail Slap
Leek LeakLeek LeakGas UnleashGas UnleashSpicy SurpriseSpicy Surprise
Ivory ChopIvory ChopPoo FlingPoo FlingSurprise InvasionSurprise Invasion
Overgrow KeratinOvergrow KeratinSneaky RaidSneaky RaidWhy So SeriousWhy So Serious
Critical EscapeCritical EscapeJar BarrageJar BarrageVenom SprayVenom Spray

S Tier Cards - Best Cards Tier List

S Tier Cards

Hero's Bane | Oranda
HeroHero's Bane
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
Tier S

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

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.

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.

Soothing Song | Doubletalk
Soothing SongSoothing Song
Cost 1
Attack 50
Shield 0
Tier S

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.

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.

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.

Carrot Hammer | Carrot
Carrot HammerCarrot Hammer
Cost 1
Attack 70
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.

Tiny Swing | Tiny Dino
Tiny SwingTiny Swing
Cost 1
Attack 80
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

Star Shuriken | Shoal Star
Star ShurikenStar Shuriken
Cost 1
Attack 115
Shield 10
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.

Fish Hook | Risky Fish
Fish HookFish Hook
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 30
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.

Tail Slap | Nimo
Tail SlapTail Slap
Cost 0
Attack 30
Shield 0
Tier A

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

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

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

Single Combat | Ronin
Single CombatSingle Combat
Cost 1
Attack 75
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.

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.

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.

Hare Dagger | Hare
Hare DaggerHare Dagger
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
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.

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.

Heart Break | Cupid
Heart BreakHeart Break
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 20
Tier A

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

Blackmail | Pigeon Post
BlackmailBlackmail
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 10
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.

Eggbomb | Eggshell
EggbombEggbomb
Cost 1
Attack 120
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.

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.

Dark Swoop | Little Owl
Dark SwoopDark Swoop
Cost 1
Attack 25
Shield 0
Tier A

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.

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.

Risky Feather | The Last One
Risky FeatherRisky Feather
Cost 1
Attack 140
Shield 10
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.

All-out Shot | Post Fight
All-out ShotAll-out Shot
Cost 0
Attack 140
Shield 0
Tier A

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.

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.

Numbing Lecretion | Gravel Ant
Numbing LecretionNumbing Lecretion
Cost 1
Attack 30
Shield 40
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.

Allergic Reaction | Thorny Catterpilar
Allergic ReactionAllergic Reaction
Cost 1
Attack 110
Shield 30
Tier A

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 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.

October Treat | Pumpkin
October TreatOctober Treat
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 115
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.

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.

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.

Bulkwark | Indian Star
BulkwarkBulkwark
Cost 1
Attack 20
Shield 70
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.

Tiny Catapult | Scaly Spoon
Tiny CatapultTiny Catapult
Cost 1
Attack 40
Shield 60
Tier A

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

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.

Chomp | Tiny Turtle
ChompChomp
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 50
Tier A

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

Scale Dart (Reptile) | Iguana
Scale Dart (Reptile)Scale Dart (Reptile)
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 60
Tier A

This card can provide a decent shield and can be used to generate additional energy.

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B Tier Cards - Best Cards Tier List

B Tier Cards

Shelter | Hermit
ShelterShelter
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 115
Tier B

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

Scale Dart (Aquatic) | Blue Moon
Scale Dart (Aquatic)Scale Dart (Aquatic)
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
Tier B

Provides high damage however, this card's effect is situational and will rarely let you draw a card.

Swift Escape | Goldfish
Swift EscapeSwift Escape
Cost 1
Attack 110
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.

Shipwreck | Sponge
ShipwreckShipwreck
Cost 1
Attack 60
Shield 90
Tier B

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

Aqua Vitality | Anemone
Aqua VitalityAqua Vitality
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 40
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.

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.

Aquaponics | Anemone
AquaponicsAquaponics
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 40
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.

Swallow | Catfish
SwallowSwallow
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 30
Tier B

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

Crimson Water | Piranha
Crimson WaterCrimson Water
Cost 1
Attack 130
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.

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.

Nitro Leap | Jaguar
Nitro LeapNitro Leap
Cost 1
Attack 115
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.

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.

Luna Absorb | Cottontail
Luna AbsorbLuna Absorb
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 0
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.

Night Steal | Rice
Night StealNight Steal
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 10
Tier B

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

Gerbil Jump | Gerbil
Gerbil JumpGerbil Jump
Cost 1
Attack 40
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.

Balloon Pop | Balloon
Balloon PopBalloon Pop
Cost 0
Attack 40
Shield 0
Tier B

Use this to your opponent and it will miss its first attack. However, if the enemy attacks you first while using this card, you will get the Fear debuff and your first attack will fail.

Cockadoodledoo | Cuckoo
CockadoodledooCockadoodledoo
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 40
Tier B

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

Feather Lunge | Feather Spear
Feather LungeFeather Lunge
Cost 1
Attack 100
Shield 50
Tier B

This card will deal 120% damage when combined not only with another Feather Lunge but also with the reptile's Scale Lunge card.

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.

Barb Strike | Garish Worm
Barb StrikeBarb Strike
Cost 1
Attack 100
Shield 50
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.

Bug Signal | Antenna
Bug SignalBug Signal
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 60
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.

Dull Grip | Pliers
Dull GripDull Grip
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 0
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.

Third Glance | Parasite
Third GlanceThird Glance
Cost 1
Attack 90
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.

Sunder Claw | Pincer
Sunder ClawSunder Claw
Cost 0
Attack 30
Shield 10
Tier B

A zero energy cost card that will force the enemy to discard 1 random card. Use this as much as possible to interrupt the enemy's strategy.

Terror Chomp | Cute Bunny
Terror ChompTerror Chomp
Cost 1
Attack 120
Shield 30
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.

Cleanse Scent | Bidens
Cleanse ScentCleanse Scent
Cost 0
Attack 0
Shield 50
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.

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.

Healing Aroma | Rose Bud
Healing AromaHealing Aroma
Cost 1
Attack 0
Shield 40
Tier B

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

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.

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.

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.

Gas Unleash | Yam
Gas UnleashGas Unleash
Cost 1
Attack 30
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.

Spicy Surprise | Hot Butt
Spicy SurpriseSpicy Surprise
Cost 1
Attack 90
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.

Ivory Chop | Bone Sail, Rugged Sail
Ivory ChopIvory Chop
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 70
Tier B

An excellent card that can provide card draws. This card's Shield is high enough to help you survive enemy combos in addition to the card draw.\

Nile Strike | Croc
Nile StrikeNile Strike
Cost 1
Attack 80
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.

Poo Fling | Unko, Pink Unko
Poo FlingPoo Fling
Cost 1
Attack 30
Shield 40
Tier B

Applying Stench will force you to skip the front Axie. This is usually used to burst down the middle or back Axie of the enemy team.

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

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

Overgrow Keratin | Bumpy
Overgrow KeratinOvergrow Keratin
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 20
Tier B

If timed correctly, this card can give you a ton of Shield to increase your survivability.

Sneaky Raid | Toothless Bite, Venom Bite
Sneaky RaidSneaky Raid
Cost 1
Attack 20
Shield 40
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.

Kotaro Bite | Kotaro
Kotaro BiteKotaro Bite
Cost 1
Attack 80
Shield 20
Tier B

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

Critical Escape | Wall Gecko, Escaped Gecko
Critical EscapeCritical Escape
Cost 1
Attack 90
Shield 30
Tier B

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

Jar Barrage | Snake Jar
Jar BarrageJar Barrage
Cost 1
Attack 70
Shield 10
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.

Venom Spray | Grass Snake
Venom SprayVenom Spray
Cost 0
Attack 10
Shield 20
Tier B

A 0 cost card that can apply poison. This card can be used to effectively inflict more poison stacks.

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