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Defensive Backline Build: Best Stats & Abilities Guide
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Defensive Backline Build: Best Stats & Abilities Guide

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Defensive Backline Build in Axie Infinity. This guide features Defensive Backline's best stats, abilities, combos, and team comp.

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Defensive Backline Stats Overview

Which Stats To Prioritize

To be be able to maximize Defensive Backline's potential, we need to consider the best stats possible for this build. This build favors healing abilities, especially with the Shiitake + Bidens Cleanse Scent moves. Defensive Backline Build favors HP as its strongest attribute.

Stat Priority: HP > Morale > Skill > Speed

Defensive Backline Abilities Overview

Defensive Backline Main Characteristics

Defensive Backline has a different playstyle from all the other builds. Unlike the standard team comp, what's different about this build is that the Plant will be the back-liner of your team. This build favors on healing abilities, especially with the Shiitake + Cleanse Scent healing & remove debuff combo.

This build aims to keep your Axie alive as much as possible until the blood moon rounds.

Which Parts To Get

With Defensive Backline, the parts that are necessary for an Axie to have are Shiitake, Bidens, & Strawberry Shortcake. Shiitake, Bidens, & Strawberry Shortcake activate the abilities: Shroom's Grace, Cleanse Scent, & Sweet Party. Without these parts, Defensive Backline will not work.

Best Moves To Pair With Defensive Backline


This card is great for Defensive Backline to have so that it can serve its purpose to provide continuous support to your front Axies.

Carrot Hammer

Carrot Hammer is a good addition for Defensive Backline for that shield and additional armor gain if it breaks.

Bamboo Clan + Prickly Trap

Defensive Backline can also dish out damage by using these 2 cards paired together. With the bonus damage added, this combo will surely pack a punch.

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Best Combos For Defensive Backline

Sweet Party & Vegetal Bite Combo

Sweet Party + Vegetal Bite

This combo is good for keeping your front (damage dealer) Axie alive as long as possible coupled with the energy steal you are able to make with Vegetable Bite.

Shroom's Grace & Cleanse Scent Combo

Shroom's Grace + Cleanse Scent

This combo will be the one to keep your defensive Backline alive in the late game up until blood moon rounds. You use this combo to heal and cancel debuff your Axie continuously as possible until you win.

Best Allies/Counter For Defensive Backline

Best Teammates For Defensive Backline

Defensive Backline paired with ideally two aquas can make a decent team. This team has decent speed and can deal huge burst damage followed by the heals and support Defensive Backline triggers.

Defensive Backline Weaknesses

Since in this build your tank is in the backline, you should look out for your front Axies because they will be the one to deal damage to your enemy. Make sure to heal them when necessary.

Defensive Backline is primarily weak against damage dealer Axies with backdoor abilities. Damage Dealer Axies can potentially one-shot combo this build especially with critical strikes if backdoor abilities are triggered.

Beast, Bug, & Mech Axies can deal 15% more damage to Defensive Backline since it's usually a plant Axie.

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