List of Best Cards for Each Class in Axie Infinity

List of Best Cards in Axie Infinity abilities moves

In Axie Infinity, each Axie has a set of four cards or “skills” that they can use during battle to defeat the enemy team. While there are 130+ cards available in the game, only a few ones stand out.

In this guide, we list down some of the best cards/skills for each Axie class. These cards give out the best value in terms of offensive/defensive stats and effects.

You can use this list as a guide when trying to build your starter team of 3 Axies.

Note: Balance updates have been made to some cards starting Season 19. We will update this guide taking into account these changes once the meta starts to settle!

 

Best Plant Cards

Card NameCard Effects
Carrot Hammer
Energy: 1 / Atk: 70 / Def: 40

Gain 1 energy if this Axie’s shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.

Tail: Carrot
October Treat
Energy: 1 / Atk: 0 / Def: 110

Draw a card if this Axie’s shield doesn’t break this round.

Back: Pumpkin
Prickly Trap
Energy: 1 / Atk: 110 / Def: 20

Deal 120% damage if this Axie attacks last.

Horn: Cactus
Wooden Stab
Energy: 1 / Atk: 105 / Def: 40

Deal 120% damage if this Axie’s shield breaks.

Horn: Beech
Vegetal Bite
Energy: 1 / Atk: 30 / Def: 30

Steal 1 energy from your opponent when comboed with another card.

Mouth: Serious
Cleanse Scent
Energy: 0 / Atk: 0 / Def: 50

Remove all debuffs from this Axie.

Back: Bidens
Spicy Surprise
Energy: 1 / Atk: 90 / Def: 50

Disable target’s mouth cards next round.

Tail: Hot Butt

Best Aqua Cards

Card NameCard Effects
Swift Escape
Energy: 1 / Atk: 110 / Def: 20

Apply Speed+ to this Axie for 2 rounds when attacked.

Back: Goldfish
Tail Slap
Energy: 0 / Atk: 30 / Def: 0

Gain 1 energy when comboed with another card.

Tail: Nimo
Fish Hook
Energy: 1 / Atk: 110 / Def: 30

Apply Attack+ to this Axie when attacking Plant, Reptile, or Dusk targets.

Mouth: Risky Fish
Hero’s Bane
Energy: 1 / Atk: 120 / Def: 30

End target’s Last Stand.

Horn: Oranda
Star Shuriken
Energy: 1 / Atk: 115 / Def: 10

Target cannot enter Last Stand if this card brings its HP to zero.

Horn: Shoal Star
Crimson Water
Energy: 1 / Atk: 120 / Def: 30

Target injured enemy if this Axie’s HP is below 50%.

Mouth: Piranha
Angry Lam
Energy: 1 / Atk: 110 / Def: 40

Deal 120% damage if this Axie’s HP is below 50%.

Mouth: Lam

Best Beast Cards

Card NameCard Effects
Nut Crack
Energy: 1 / Atk: 105 / Def: 30

Deal 120% damage when comboed with another ‘Nut Cracker’ card.

Mouth: Nut Cracker
Nut Throw
Energy: 1 / Atk: 105 / Def: 30

Deal 120% damage when comboed with another ‘Nut Cracker’ card.

Tail: Nut Cracker
Ivory Stab
Energy: 1 / Atk: 70 / Def: 20

Gain 1 energy per critical strike dealt by your team this round.

Horn: Imp
Piercing Sound
Energy: 1 / Atk: 80 / Def: 40

Destroy 1 of your opponent’s energy.

Mouth: Goda
Single Combat
Energy: 1 / Atk: 75 / Def: 0

Guaranteed critical strike when comboed with at least 2 other cards.

Back: Ronin
Acrobatic
Energy: 1 / Atk: 100 / Def: 50

Apply speed+ to this Axie for 2 rounds when attacking.

Horn: Arco
Sinister Strike
Energy: 1 / Atk: 130 / Def: 20

Deal 250% damage on critical strikes.

Horn: Dual Blade

Best Bird Cards

Card NameCard Effects
All-out Shot
Energy: 0 / Atk: 120 / Def: 0

Inflict 30% of this Axie’s max HP to itself.

Tail: Post Fight
Blackmail
Energy: 1 / Atk: 120 / Def: 10

Transfer all debuffs on this Axie to target.

Back: Pigeon Post
Peace Treaty
Energy: 1 / Atk: 120 / Def: 30

Apply Attack- on target.

Mouth: Peace Maker
Eggbomb
Energy: 1 / Atk: 120 / Def: 0

Apply Aroma on this Axie until next round.

Horn: Eggshell
Cool Breeze
Energy: 1 / Atk: 120 / Def: 30

Apply Chill to target for 2 rounds.

Tail: Granma’s Fan
Headshot
Energy: 1 / Atk: 130 / Def: 0

Disable target’s horn cards next round.

Horn: Kestrel

Best Reptile Cards

Card NameCard Effects
Chomp
Energy: 1 / Atk: 80 / Def: 50

Apply Stun to enemy when comboed with at least 2 additional cards.

Mouth: Tiny Turtle
Spike Throw
Energy: 1 / Atk: 80 / Def: 50

Target enemy with lowest shield when comboed with 2 or more cards.

Back: Tri Spikes
Surprise Invasion
Energy: 1 / Atk: 90 / Def: 60

Deal 130% damage if target is faster than this Axie.

Horn: Cerastes
Ivory Chop
Energy: 1 / Atk: 80 / Def: 80

Draw a card if this Axie’s shield breaks.

Back: Bone Sail, Rugged Sail
Vine Dagger
Energy: 0 / Atk: 20 / Def: 30

Double shield from this card when comboed with a plant card.

Back: Green Thorns
Critical Escape
Energy: 1 / Atk: 90 / Def: 10

Reduce damage taken by 15% this round.

Tail: Wall Gecko, Escaped Gecko

Best Bug Cards

Card NameCard Effects
Sticky Goo
Energy: 1 / Atk: 40 / Def: 60

Stun attacker if this Axie’s shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.

Back: Snail Shell
Disguise
Energy: 0 / Atk: 20 / Def: 20

Gain 1 energy when comboed with a plant card.

Horn: Leaf Bug
Anesthetic Bait
Energy: 1 / Atk: 60 / Def: 80

Apply stun when struck by Aquatic or Bird class cards. Can only trigger once per round.

Tail: Fish Snack
Buzzing Wind
Energy: 0 / Atk: 10 / Def: 30

Apply Fragile to target until next round.

Back: Spiky Wing
Allergic Reaction
Energy: 1 / Atk: 105 / Def: 30

Deal 130% damage to debuffed targets.

Tail: Thorny Cattepilar

Conclusion

To check the complete list of available cards or Axie skills, you can use other tools such as Axie World’s Cards Explorer.

Good luck!