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Most cards only carry one skill. Some special cards can have two. There are various different types of skills, and most of them can be upgraded.

For a Legendary Rare's Custom Skills (or also known as the 3rd skill), please visit here.

Skill Upgrading

A card's first skill can be upgraded by using Rare Medals on the upgrade screen with the following costs:

Level Rarity
2 Rare medal.png60 Rare medal.png90 Rare medal.png200 Rare medal.png400 Rare medal.png480 Rare medal.png500 Rare medal.png800 Rare medal.png960 Rare medal.png2,400 Rare medal.png4,800 Rare medal.png5,760
3 Rare medal.png72 Rare medal.png113 Rare medal.png250 Rare medal.png500 Rare medal.png600 Rare medal.png625 Rare medal.png1,000 Rare medal.png1,200 Rare medal.png3,000 Rare medal.png6,000 Rare medal.png7,200
4 Rare medal.png86 Rare medal.png141 Rare medal.png313 Rare medal.png625 Rare medal.png750 Rare medal.png781 Rare medal.png1,250 Rare medal.png1,500 Rare medal.png3,750 Rare medal.png7,500 Rare medal.png9,000
5 Rare medal.png103 Rare medal.png176 Rare medal.png391 Rare medal.png781 Rare medal.png937 Rare medal.png976 Rare medal.png1,563 Rare medal.png1,875 Rare medal.png4,689 Rare medal.png9,378 Rare medal.png11,253
6 Rare medal.png124 Rare medal.png220 Rare medal.png489 Rare medal.png976 Rare medal.png1,171 Rare medal.png1,220 Rare medal.png1,954 Rare medal.png2,344 Rare medal.png5,862 Rare medal.png11,724 Rare medal.png14,068
7 Rare medal.png149 Rare medal.png275 Rare medal.png611 Rare medal.png1,220 Rare medal.png1,464 Rare medal.png1,525 Rare medal.png2,443 Rare medal.png2,931 Rare medal.png7,329 Rare medal.png14,658 Rare medal.png17,589
8 Rare medal.png179 Rare medal.png344 Rare medal.png764 Rare medal.png1,525 Rare medal.png1,830 Rare medal.png1,906 Rare medal.png3,054 Rare medal.png3,664 Rare medal.png9,162 Rare medal.png18,324 Rare medal.png21,988
9 Rare medal.png215 Rare medal.png430 Rare medal.png955 Rare medal.png1,906 Rare medal.png2,287 Rare medal.png2,383 Rare medal.png3,818 Rare medal.png4,581 Rare medal.png11,454 Rare medal.png22,908 Rare medal.png27,489
10 Rare medal.png258 Rare medal.png538 Rare medal.png1,194 Rare medal.png2,383 Rare medal.png2,859 Rare medal.png2,979 Rare medal.png4,773 Rare medal.png5,727 Rare medal.png14,319 Rare medal.png28,638 Rare medal.png34,365
Total Rare medal.png1,246 Rare medal.png2,327 Rare medal.png5,167 Rare medal.png10,316 Rare medal.png12,378 Rare medal.png12,895 Rare medal.png20,655 Rare medal.png24,782 Rare medal.png61,965 Rare medal.png123,930 Rare medal.png148,712

Archwitch damage-multiplier skills are upgraded by evolving the card to its max evolution stage.

Witch Hunt cannot be upgraded.

Skill Activation

Most skills in the game require player activation. This is denoted by a pulsing star on the card for which the skill is available, but on hold. To activate the skill, you can either perform a "long press" or a tap on the star and then confirm. The "long press" will not show a confirmation of the skill activation and will instead activate immediately.

Battle Start and Near Defeat

Some skills may have a note of "Battle Start" or "Near Defeat". Battle Start skills will only ever have a single chance of activation, and that chance is on the first turn of a battle. Most Near Defeat skills will also only have 1 activation. Near defeat is defined as the entire unit having less than half of its remaining soldiers and is denoted in the game by changing the color of the player's soldier bar from blue to red. A Skill Unleash card can bypass both the "Battle Start" and "Near Defeat" requirements for a card.

Auto Skills

Auto skills are skills that are either always active, or "on hold". The card will not show the star to activate them. If there are conditions to activate an auto skill, it will be noted in the skill text. Currently Skill Nullify and +ATK are the only auto skills that have conditions for activation.

Skill Nullify skills, while not requiring the player to activate, still have a certain chance of automatically activating on your turn. For example, Chocolatier has a 50% chance of casting her "barrier" during each of your turns (Except on defense, explained below). If Chocolatier's barrier is up and an enemy uses a Turn Skip skill, the barrier will be used to stop the skill's effects.

When a Skill Nullify card is placed on a defense team, the skill will NOT activate during the attacking players first turn. It will not have a chance to activate until the defense team has a turn — this is not true of other auto skills, such as Autoskill (DEF).

Multiple Skills

When cards have multiple skills, both can activate on the same turn. However, only one of the skills will be affected at a time by a Skill Unleash.

Custom Skills

When Custom Skills are equipped on an LR card, the skill will automatically activated after a set number of turns as determined by the skill.

For more information see, see Custom Skills.

Skill Types

Below are all the different skills in the game. Take note that powerful skills are sometimes limited in the number of times they can activate (i.e. "proc") in a single battle. You can check a card's respective page for info regarding their skills and proc limits.


Boosts the ATK stat of a single card, whole team, or cards of a specific element. Extremely useful against Archwitches. Usually limited in the number of times they can activate.

ATK Down

Lowers the ATK stat of the enemy. Useful in conjunction with healers if your team isn't strong enough to defeat Archwitches quickly.


Boosts the defense stat of a single card or whole team. Provides very little effect unless the boost is 200% or more like Gardener.

DEF Down

Lowers the defense stat of the enemy. Provides very little effect. i.e. a card that normally damages for about 4,400 will damage for about 5,500 with a 50% DEF down in effect against a level 80 R Archwitch.


Heals a single card or your entire team. Useful in conjunction with lowering the enemy's ATK if your team isn't strong enough to defeat Archwitches quickly. Sometimes limited in the number of times they can activate. Healing skills only heal up to the number of soldiers you had when you entered the battle.

The Category:Heal (Lowest HP) cards will heal your single weakest card first.


Revives one or more defeated cards. A resurrected card will retain its skill activation count, and any buffs or debuffs it had right before it was defeated. The skill description in the card will indicate its area of effect.

Deal DMG

Deals damage to a single enemy or all enemies. Skills that damage all enemies are very useful in duels and campaign battles.

The "Highest ATK" skill will deal damage to the enemy with the highest attack power. If the remaining enemies have equal attack power, this skill will target the enemies in a left to right direction.

The "Multi-Hit" skill deals damage a number of times to random enemies all at once. While "Multi-Hit All" skill deals damage multiple times to all enemies.

The "Salvo" skill will make all the cards, regardless of the element, in the unit to deal damage to a single enemy. However, during awoken burst, the amount of damage done under this skill disregards the elemental advantage, i.e, maximum damage during awoken burst in Elemental Hall will only reach approximately 3.8~4M damage.

The "Element Salvo" skill will cause the cards with the element of the salvo to attack the same target all at once. Compared to the all-element salvo, this salvo considers the elemental advantage during awoken burst.

Critical DMG

Deals approximately 12x-15x damage to a single enemy or all enemies. Extremely useful against Archwitches. Usually limited in the number of times they can activate.

Absorb Damage

Deals damage to the enemy in addition to healing the user based on amount of HP the enemy loses. For example, Winemaker skill at level 10 provides a 20% absorb. If the enemy has 500 HP remaining, and your skill hits for 30000, you will only receive 20% of the 500, not the 30,000. Only the card that activates the skill will receive the absorbed HP.

Turn Skip

Skips a number of enemy turns. Usually limited in the number of times they can activate. For a table of turn skip cards see the Category page. Some of these cards can cause damage, while others are pure turn skippers.

Turn Skip Without Damage

Skips a number of enemy turns and causes no damage. The skill follows the nullification rules for non-attacking cards unless otherwise stated on the card. Usually limited in the number of times they can activate. For a table of turn skip cards with damage see the Turn Skip Category page.

Turn Skip + Damage

Skips a number of enemy turns and also causes damage. The skill follows the nullification rules for attacking cards unless otherwise stated on the card. Usually limited in the number of times they can activate. For a table of turn skip cards with damage see the Turn Skip Category page.


Provides a passive stat boost to your whole team. They are always active throughout the battle, and are added to other passive boosts such as elemental buildings, card composition bonuses, upgrade potions, and the Witch Hunt bonus/ABB Bonus.


Provides an active stat boost every time the card attacks (taps) an enemy. These boosts stack multiplicatively with all other buffs.

Automatic Snowballers

Provides an active stat boost at the beginning of every player turn, regardless of whether the card is used to attack or not. These boosts stack multiplicatively with all other buffs. Some of these include a (% change) notation where the skill will try to activate automatically and is successful for the given percentage. The boost is applied a maximum number of times as "Activations" and can not be unleashed.

Automatic TS and AoE

Type of Deal DMG, Turn Skip, or both that cannot be unleashed. They have a chance of activating after the card with these skills attacks an enemy. Unlike the unleashable turn skip, which starts counting skipped turns at the next turn, the automatic turn skip starts counting skipped turns from the turn it had activated said skill. These skills usually activate even with an active nullify.

Passive Healing

As long as the current soldier value of the card is 70% of its maximum or lower, at the beginning of every player turn, the card has a chance to automatically trigger a healing ability. Some cards, such as Lazy Alchemist, can also trigger a resurrection when this skill activates. This autoskill cannot be unleashed.

Passive Resurrect

This autoskill's effect depends on the card. Some cards (like Qlipha) will automatically resurrect cards as soon as they are defeated at the beginning of the player turn. Some cards (like Lazy Alchemist) will only trigger on a fixed condition, like the card's soldier count reaching 70% or lower.

Skill Nullify

Casts a barrier that will cancel the next enemy skill. This skill is cast automatically on your turn and cannot be manually activated. The barrier will remain on standby indefinitely until the next enemy skill. It should also be noted that Skill Unleash will also activate on Skill Nullify cards if the barrier is inactive. Some cards only work specifically against damage-dealing skills or non-damage dealing skills, while most will work against all skill types.

See note in Skill Activation for defense team use.

Awoken Burst

Awoken Burst is an auto skill that takes the 4th (hidden) skill slot on a card. It may activate randomly once per battle and has a 10% chance of activation for GSR or a 5% chance for GUR and GLR. When it activates, the card's current soldiers, maximum soldiers and attack increase by +200% for GSR, +100% for GUR and GLR, +300% for XSR and XUR, and +400% for XLR. Awoken Burst's effects normally last for 3 turns for GSR and GUR, while GLR lasts for 5. It last for 4 turns for XSR and XUR, and lasts for 7 turns for XLR. When Awoken Burst ends, the card's current soldiers return to the normal maximum or stay the same if lower than the normal maximum. It may activate in battle at any time. This includes round 1 while on Defense as well as during a lockdown from a Turn Skip Skill.

Receive Rewards

Guarantees a reward ("War Trophy") drop after the battle. Does not trigger in Archwitch battles, Witch Gate, or Limited Enemy encounters.

Gold Conversion

Only works in Campaign battles. Deals damage to the enemy in addition to providing Gold based on enemy HP that is reduced. For Example, Dice provides a 5% gold conversion. If the enemy has 400 HP remaining, and you hit for 1000, you will only get 5% of the 400, not the 1000.

Skill Unleash

Activates your other cards' skills, except for Auto Skill (excluding Skill Nullify), and other Skill Unleash cards, the skill release will also trigger on skills that can be activated but weren't triggered.

For example, if you have a unit of [1 Redeye, 3 High Vampire, 1 Orihime], the only card to be affected by Redeye's skill release will be Orihime. The skill release would allow Orihime to activate her skill up to 4 times in this setup. Once initially by herself, then up to 3 times more with the activation from Redeye. If Orihime dies during the battle before Redeye uses all her activations, any future activations will have no effect.

Burst Unleash

Activates Awoken Burst for one or all awoken cards.

Does not count towards the affected card(s) natural Awoken Burst, meaning the card can still activate its own Burst even if a Burst Unleasher already have activated it one or more times. Does not stack.

Cancel Buffs

Removes all buffs and debuffs on the field.

Counter Attack

Places an effect on the card. Enemies who attack the card (without killing it) will hit for less damage and have a percentage of the original damage reflected back.

Endure Fatal Attack

If the card takes a fatal attack that would reduce the soldiers to 0, this skill allows that card to survive with 1 soldier.

Witch Hunt

Provides the card with an approximate 50% damage boost against Archwitches. Special release cards with a modified skill name will list the actual damage increase (see Tarot Spirit or Dark Succubus).

Due to the nature of this skill, elemental advantage damage will not work against archwitches. For example, if Tarot Spirit is used to attack a Dark element FAW, then only the Witch Hunt damage modifier will apply, not the bonus for having a Light card attack a Dark card.

Event-Limited Skills

Archwitch Damage Event Cards

Provides a massive damage boost against Archwitches. Cards with this skill are introduced every event, and the skill is active with those cards only during their respective events.

The damage and point gains of the cards is increased through evolution. The damage increase is 10x→15x with points increasing along with the damage.

Similarly to Witch Hunt, the nature of this skill prevents elemental advantage damage against archwitches. For example, if Tide (Light) is used to attack the FAW Ice Wolf Fenrir (Dark), then only the Archwitch Great DMG damage modifier will apply, not the bonus for having a Light card attack a Dark card.

The damage and usual point gains are as follows:

  • 10x Damage SR card will give 50% point bonus
  • 15x Damage HSR card will give 100% point bonus
  • 15x Damage GSR card will give 100% point bonus
  • 10x Damage UR card will give 100% point bonus
  • 15x Damage HUR card will give 200% point bonus
  • 15x Damage GUR card will give 200% point bonus

You do not need to defeat the F/AW in order to get the point boost, the card(s) just need to be in your attack unit during your most recent fight with the F/AW. The point bonuses are applied in a stacking fashion. So if you have 2 50% bonus cards in your attack unit, your point bonus will be 2 times your normal point gain. For Example, if you damage a FAW and would normally gain 30,000 subjugation points, you would now earn 30,000 × (1 + 0.5 + 0.5) = 60,000 points.

The full point calculation can be found on the Archwitch page under the Rewards section.

Chimry Coin Booster

After completing a round battle, an additional Chimry Coin will be added to the rewards. Having more than one of the same card that possesses this skill will not stack the skill's effect.

Alliance Battle Booster

Alliance battle boosters are new starting with Alliance Bingo Battle. The cards are only available through summons and apply attack and/or defense bonuses to that card during alliance battles. The cards will also increase the number of points earned during Alliance Battles. The skill is only valid for the current battle and will not work for future alliance battle events.

  • During Alliance battles, ATK • DEF x3 / Alliance points earned 40% UP
  • During Alliance battles, ATK • DEF x3 / Alliance points earned 100% UP
  • During Alliance battles, ATK x2 / Alliance points earned 10% UP
  • During Alliance battles, ATK x2 / Alliance points earned 30% UP

Thor Skill Boost

Cards with this skill are incredibly useful during Abyssal Archwitch Hunts. These cards will increase your Thor's Hammer damage and is the primary method of advancing in the ranking boards.

These "Hero's Weapon" skills are limited to special cards. See the specific event's page for a list of all special cards and their skill strength. These skills all share the same condition of "Used to compose the Thor Deck" and have a 100% activation rate.

Tower Event Booster

Cards with these skills provide bonuses for Tower-Type Events . The KO Gauge booster skill make it doubles that cards normal damage to the KO gauge. The Tower Floor Pass booster skill adds a bonus to the number of floor passes found once all the Floor Bosses on the floor are killed.

Skill Modifiers

Skill modifiers update an existing skill to work slightly differently than normal.

Nullify Immune

Cards with this modifier will be able to activate the main skill even if the enemy has a nullify skill that would normally block it. For example, Empress Cleopatra's main skill is a damage all skill. Normally this is blockable by Skill Nullify or Skill Nullify (Attack) skills. However, Empress Cleopatra can activate her skill successfully even if the enemy has an active nullify.

Extended Awoken Burst

Cards with this modifier will have a longer active period for their awoken burst. For example, Niagara's modifier is that once burst activates, it won't stop until the end of the battle. Read each card with this modifier to confirm the extended length.