Axie Infinity Season 20: Complete List of Nerfs and Buffs

Axie Infinity Season 20 Origin Battle v3 Land Gameplay

Here’s a complete list of all rebalanced cards and parts for Axie Infinity Season 20. Which ones are nerfed and buffed?

Axie Infinity Season 20 Balancing Period

In a recent announcement by Axie Infinity devs, a balance patch will go live on January 17, 2022.

This balance update is quite different from previous ones. Usually, these patches are launched together with the start of a season.

But this latest update however is released weeks before Season 20 starts.

(Related Guide: Axie Infinity Season 20 Start Date, Upcoming Changes)

This allows more time for play-testing and more room to introduce hot-fixes.

Season 20 is expected to launch in February 2022, and until then, the devs may introduce additional minor updates.

This ensures that by the time Season 20 is launched, all cards and builds will be properly balanced.

 

List of Nerfs in Axie Infinity Season 20

Here is the complete list of Axie parts that are nerfed in Season 20.

Nerfs are negative effects which can mean that either the attack, shield, or both are decreased, or the card’s description effect may have been changed to make it a bit weaker.

Axie PartAttackShieldDescription
Gravel Ant3030Disable target’s melee cards when combined with another card.
Twin Tall40 → 350
Cerastes90 → 8060
Hero60 → 550
Dark Swoop20 → 100
Wing Horn50 → 4010 → 20
Sneaky Raid2040 → 30
Pupae70 → 650
Bidens050 → 45
ZigZag60 → 5560 → 55
Hare120 → 11530 → 20
Fish Snack6090 → 80
Grass Snake2030 → 20
Anemone80 → 7035 → 30
Anemone80 → 7035 → 30
Pocky125 → 12020
Hot Butt90 → 8050
Eggshel120 → 1100
Bone Sail80 → 7080 → 70Fixed a bug where playing 2 Bone Sails and having shield broken only resulted in drawing one card.
Cactus115 → 11020
Pincer200Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy’s hand when comboed with another card.
Parasite90 → 8050Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy’s hand when comboed with another card.
Oranda120 → 11030 → 25
Shrimp30 → 2530
Scarab11040Scarab is now considered a true debuff.
Sponge (Mechanic Fix)60 → 7090 → 95Apply attack + to this Axie if its shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.
Arco10050 → 45Apply speed + to this Axie for 2 rounds when comboed with another card.
Little Branch12525Increase Critical chance by 20% if comboed with two plant cards. (text correction only)

 

List of Buffs in Axie Infinity Season 20

Here is the complete list of Axie parts that are buffed in Season 20.

Buffs are positives effects which can mean that either the attack, shield, or both are increased, or the card’s description effect may have been changed to make it more powerful.

Axie PartAttackShieldDescription
Risky Fish10520 → 25
Shoal Star110 → 11510 → 15
Cuckoo030 → 35
Cupid12020 → 30
Lagging30 → 350
Silence Whisper040Heal front teammate for 120 HP. If there are no teammates, heal this Axie instead.
Tiny Dino80 → 8540
Hermit0115 → 120
Bamboo Shoot8070 → 80
Cloud100 → 11050 → 40
Hungry Bird110 → 12040 → 30
Trump120 → 12530
Confident030 → 40
Lagging30 → 350
Potato Leaf70 → 8080
Imp80 → 9030
Gila10055 → 65
Catfish80 → 9030
Rice80 → 9010 → 20
Carrot70 → 8040
Raven110 → 12030
Gerbil40 → 5020
Feather Fan40 → 8090 → 50
Caterpillars100 → 11050 → 60
Timber80 → 9080 → 60

 

Changes to Game Mechanics

Skill Damage Computation

Another update is the computation on Skill value.

It now uses percentage instead of base damage addition.

Bonus Damage Calculation
Card Damage x (Skill x 0.55 – 12.25) / 100

Max Crit Damage (PVE)

The maximum Crit damage is now capped at 200% in Adventure Mode.

This prevents high Morale builds to be too overpowered in PVE.

 

Conclusion

Hopefully, these new changes introduced to the game will make Season 20 more enjoyable and fair for everyone.

For more guides on how to improve your Axie Infinity skills, check out our other articles here!