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Nerfs And Buffs History (Season 19)

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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

Card Nerfs

Card ATK SHLD Effect
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

Card Nerfs

Card ATK SHLD Effect
Anemone 80 35 (-5) -
Anemone 80 35 (-5) -
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.
Croc 85 (-5) 60 -
Thorny Caterpillar 100 (-5) 30 -
Lagging 30 (-10) 0 -
Risky Fish 105 (-5) 20 (-10) -
Shoal Star 110 (-5) 10 -
Tiny Turtle 75 (-5) 50 -
Yam 20 (-10) 20 -
Garish Worm 90 (-10) 40 (-10) -
Cute Bunny 110 (-20) 35 (+5) -
Goldfish 105 (-5) 20 -
Post Flight 110 (-10) 0 -
Cuckoo 0 30 (-10) -
Nimmo 20 (-10) 0 -
Antenna 80 50 (-10) -
Dual Blade 130 20 Deal 250% damage on critical strikes.
→ Deal 200% damage on critical strikes.

Card Buffs

Card ATK SHLD Effect
Razor Bite 95 (+5) 55 (+5) -
Cottontail 0 30 (+30) -
Fish Snack 60 90 (+10) -
Timber 80 (+30) 80 (-20) -
Mosquito 80 (+10) 40 -
Buzz Buzz 110 (+10) 40 -
Merry 75 (+10) 85 -
Pupae 70 (+10) 0 -
Tri-Feather 40 (+5) 10 -
Rose Bud 0 50 (+10) -
Twin Tail 40 (+10) 0 -
Unko 30 100 (+20) -
Red Ear 10 145 (+10) -
Imp 80 (+10) 30 (+10) -
Kotaro 85 (+5) 30 (+10) -
Jaguar 120 (+5) 35 -
Cactus 115 (+5) 20 -
Ronin 80 (+5) 0 -
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) -
Ant 30 100 (+20) -
Strawberry Shortcake 0 40 (+40) -
Season 19 Update Summary

Season 17 Nerfs & Buffs

Buffs, Nerfs, Special Changes


Risky Feather140 to 15010 to 0
Rampant Howl110 to 12040 to 30
Grub Surprise80 to 100No Changes
Poo FlingNo Changes40 to 80
Cool Breeze110 to 120No Changes
Overgrow Keratin80 to 9020 to 30
Black Bubble100 to 110No Changes
Tiny Catapult40 to 8060 to 40
Feather Lunge100 to 110No Changes
Vegan Diet65 to 7565 to 75
Soothing Song50 to 80No Changes
Neuro ToxinNo Changes50 to 55
Death Mark90 to 100No Changes
Ivory ChopNo Changes70 to 80
Drain Bite55 to 6055 to 60
Jar Barrage70 to 80No Changes
Chemical WarfareNo Changes40 to 80
Triple Threat30 to 35No Changes
Heroic Reward50 to 60No Changes
Seed BulletNo Changes30 to 50
Scarab Curse100 to 110No Changes
Sugar Rush120 to 125No Changes
Surprise Invasion80 to 90No Changes
BulkwarkNo Changes70 to 80
Water Sphere110 to 120No Changes
Nile Strike80 to 90No Changes


Sunder Claw30 to 2010 to 0
All-out Shot140 to 120No Changes
Anesthetic BaitNo Changes90 to 80
Allergic Reaction110 to 105No Changes
Critical EscapeNo Changes30 to 10
Piranha130 to 12020 to 30
Third Glance90 to 80No Changes

Special Changes

Grass Snake Now Applies 2 Poison
Garish Worm Now Applies 2 Poison When Played In A Chain
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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

Soothing Song

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

Sugar Rush

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

Vine dagger

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.

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