Cards

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An example blank card, they come in all sorts of Affinities and various strengths.

In Paragon you use Cards to augment your Hero in battle and make them stronger. They are unique boosters that provide Heroes with special benefits that enhance their capabilities. Currently there are six different slots each for cards, one of which when used are unique to specific heroes.

As you play you earn various card XP which will allow you to equip more cards from the Deck. To get Card XP (CXP), you need to pick up Amber, and the more Card XP you get the more card points you will have available. Once you have gained enough card points you can make more decisions on how you want to build your Heroes during a match. During a game you'll only be given 60 points, so keep that in mind. You'll be able to trash a card if you change your mind, but once trashed, it will be unavailable for use for the rest of the match as well as any of the upgrades you've slotted into that spot, so be completely sure you want to trash the card.

See Card Decks, Card Packs and the Card Shop for more information on specialized Deck Building, or check out the specific Card Affinities.

Cards are similar to items in other MOBAs. They improve player stats and change gameplay with their active and passive effects. The big difference is that players can unlock new cards as they play Paragon, and are therefore able to customize the items available to their hero in any given match. The more games players play, the more cards they will earn, and thus, the more gameplay customization options they will have in a match.

Players will be able to use premade Decks or create their own, but in either case, a deck is chosen before each match begins. Once in game, players can access the card shop only when they are in their base. Cards range between 1-10 points in cost, and as mentioned above, players will have a set amount of points to spend in the shop, depending on their Card Level. There are three types of cards: Equipment, Upgrade, and Prime. Equipment cards are the base level cards that players deploy. They have stat boosts, and often passive and/or active gameplay effects. Upgrades are only stat boosts, and can only be played on top of Equipment cards (they cannot be played on an empty card slot).

Card Slots[edit | edit source]

Heroes have Card Slots which hold the Cards currently in use. There are a total of seven Card Slots consisting of four Active, two Passive, and one Prime. Active Card Slots can hold Active Cards that can be activated to give the Hero a special effect like increased health or mana regeneration for a period, and they can also hold Passive Cards. These slots can be activated with the 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 keys ( Up , Right , Down , Left buttons of the DPad on PlayStation 4). A Passive Card can be placed in an Active Card Slot, but activating it will have no additional effect. Passive Card Slots can only hold Passive Cards that instantly add stats to a Hero, requiring no action from the player once they are placed in the slot. The Prime Card Slot can only hold Prime Cards. The Prime Card is automatically added to this slot at the start of each game so you will never interact with this slot during play.

see the table on the left for an explanation.
Explanation of how the Cards usually work. (see image)
Data Location (Column Heading) Explanation
1 Name Card Name The name of the card
2 Card Type Type The type of card Prime, Active (Equipment), Passive (Equipment), Upgrade
3 Cost Cost How many card points the card costs to assign to a slot
4 Rarity Rarity How rare is the card
5 Affinity Affinity The Affinity of the card
6 Stats Energy Damage - Damage Bonus
7 Effect / Bonus Description MaxedEnergy Damage - MaxedSpecial2 The card’s effects, including actives, passives, etc., as well as Fully Upgraded Bonuses.
8 Upgrade Slots N/A

Card Details[edit | edit source]

  • Each equipment card has slots for three Upgrades. Press G to open the card shop when playing on PC. Upgrade cards can only upgrade Equipment cards that have a matching stat category. For example, health upgrades can only be played on a card that has a health stat.
  • Players have 7 card slots in which to play Equipment cards during a match - four Active, two Passive, and one Prime Card. Passive Cards have a constant effect when equipped. Players can have up to six Passive cards in play at any given time (all available slots other than that of the Prime Card can be filled with Passives). Active Cards must be activated by a corresponding shortcut (1-4) to trigger their effect in game. This means that players can have up to four active cards at any given time.
  • Prime Helix Cards are unique cards that only activate at certain times during a match. Players can have one, and only one, Prime card in any given card deck. See Orb Prime for more details.

Prime Cards[edit | edit source]

Prime Cards are a special type of card that only affect the player when they are in possession of the Orb Prime Buff. Each hero is only ever allowed one Prime card per deck.

Card TheArchmagus.pngTransparent card.png
The Archmagus
Card TheCenturion.pngTransparent card.png
The Centurion
Card TheWarlord.pngTransparent card.png
The Warlord

Equipment Cards[edit | edit source]

Equipment Cards are the basic cards that players can use which provide stat boosts when assigned to card slots. These cards can be either Passive or Active. Passive cards do not require input from the player, while Active cards require the player to "activate" them in order to enjoy the cards’ benefits. Cards which have active abilities tend to have limited number of uses or charges, which can be refilled by returning to the allied base.

Cards also have an Affinity that matches up with the Hero’s Affinity. Equipment cards have three upgrade slots, each of which can hold a single Upgrade Card. When all three upgrade slots are filled, the equipment Card is considered fully upgraded, or "Maxed". Many Equipment cards have a bonus effect which unlocks when Maxed.

Card AdamantEdge.pngTransparent card.png
Adamant Edge
Card AgoranScepter.pngTransparent card.png
Agoran Scepter
Card AmuletoftheVeteran.pngTransparent card.png
Amulet of the Veteran
Card AncestralBoots.pngTransparent card.png
Ancestral Boots
Card BarrierToken.pngTransparent card.png
Barrier Token
Card Beastmaster'sKey.pngTransparent card.png
Beastmaster's Key
Card BladeofAgora.pngTransparent card.png
Blade of Agora
Card BlinkCharm.pngTransparent card.png
Blink Charm
Card BountyStalker.pngTransparent card.png
Bounty Stalker
Card Brawler'sKey.pngTransparent card.png
Brawler's Key
Card Brawler'sWard.pngTransparent card.png
Brawler's Ward
Card CastToken.pngTransparent card.png
Cast Token
Card Chrono-MancerDisc.pngTransparent card.png
Chrono-Mancer Disc
Card Chronospike.pngTransparent card.png
Chronospike
Card CircletofHealth.pngTransparent card.png
Circlet of Health
Card CircletofMana.pngTransparent card.png
Circlet of Mana
Card EldermageAmulet.pngTransparent card.png
Eldermage Amulet
Card FountainSpike.pngTransparent card.png
Fountain Spike
Card GuardToken.pngTransparent card.png
Guard Token
Card Guardian'sKey.pngTransparent card.png
Guardian's Key
Card Guardian'sWard.pngTransparent card.png
Guardian's Ward
Card Harvester'sKey.pngTransparent card.png
Harvester's Key
Card HealerToken.pngTransparent card.png
Healer Token
Card HealthPotion.pngTransparent card.png
Health Potion
Card HealthToken.pngTransparent card.png
Health Token
Card Lord'sKey.pngTransparent card.png
Lord's Key
Card Lord'sWard.pngTransparent card.png
Lord's Ward
Card Magus'Key.pngTransparent card.png
Magus' Key
Card Magus'Ward.pngTransparent card.png
Magus' Ward
Card ManaPotion.pngTransparent card.png
Mana Potion
Card PendulumofLords.pngTransparent card.png
Pendulum of Lords
Card PortalStone.pngTransparent card.png
Portal Stone
Card RiftmagusScepter.pngTransparent card.png
Riftmagus Scepter
Card Sage'sKey.pngTransparent card.png
Sage's Key
Card Sage'sWard.pngTransparent card.png
Sage's Ward
Card Scout'sWard.pngTransparent card.png
Scout's Ward
Card SpearoftheRifthunter.pngTransparent card.png
Spear of the Rifthunter
Card StaffofAdamant.pngTransparent card.png
Staff of Adamant
Card StrikeToken.pngTransparent card.png
Strike Token
Card TemperedPlate.pngTransparent card.png
Tempered Plate
Card TunedBarrier.pngTransparent card.png
Tuned Barrier
Card WellspringStaff.pngTransparent card.png
Wellspring Staff
Card WhirlingWand.pngTransparent card.png
Whirling Wand
Card WindcarverBlade.pngTransparent card.png
Windcarver Blade
Card WingsoftheMessenger.pngTransparent card.png
Wings of the Messenger
Card WingsoftheValkyrie.pngTransparent card.png
Wings of the Valkyrie

Universal Upgrade Cards[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Cards are pure stat boosts and can only be placed in the Upgrade Slots of Equipment cards. Upgrades can only be placed in equipment cards with matching stat categories. For example, an Equipment card with Health and Mana stats can accept Health or Mana Upgrades, but not other stats such as Physical Damage Upgrades.

Card AdvancedChrono.pngTransparent card.png
Advanced Chrono
Card AdvancedMana.pngTransparent card.png
Advanced Mana
Card AdvancedSpark.pngTransparent card.png
Advanced Spark
Card Barrier.pngTransparent card.png
Barrier
Card BasicChrono.pngTransparent card.png
Basic Chrono
Card BasicMana.pngTransparent card.png
Basic Mana
Card BasicSpark.pngTransparent card.png
Basic Spark
Card Cast.pngTransparent card.png
Cast
Card Chrono.pngTransparent card.png
Chrono
Card GreaterBarrier.pngTransparent card.png
Greater Barrier
Card GreaterDrain.pngTransparent card.png
Greater Drain
Card GreaterGuard.pngTransparent card.png
Greater Guard
Card GreaterHeal.pngTransparent card.png
Greater Heal
Card GreaterHealth.pngTransparent card.png
Greater Health
Card Guard.pngTransparent card.png
Guard
Card Heal.pngTransparent card.png
Heal
Card Health.pngTransparent card.png
Health
Card Kinetic.pngTransparent card.png
Kinetic
Card LesserDrain.pngTransparent card.png
Lesser Drain
Card LesserHeal.pngTransparent card.png
Lesser Heal
Card LesserHealth.pngTransparent card.png
Lesser Health
Card MajorCast.pngTransparent card.png
Major Cast
Card MajorKinetic.pngTransparent card.png
Major Kinetic
Card MajorPierce.pngTransparent card.png
Major Pierce
Card MajorShock.pngTransparent card.png
Major Shock
Card MajorStrike.pngTransparent card.png
Major Strike
Card MajorWound.pngTransparent card.png
Major Wound
Card Mana.pngTransparent card.png
Mana
Card MinorBarrier.pngTransparent card.png
Minor Barrier
Card MinorGuard.pngTransparent card.png
Minor Guard
Card MinorKinetic.pngTransparent card.png
Minor Kinetic
Card MinorShock.pngTransparent card.png
Minor Shock
Card MinorStrike.pngTransparent card.png
Minor Strike
Card Pierce.pngTransparent card.png
Pierce
Card Shock.pngTransparent card.png
Shock
Card Spark.pngTransparent card.png
Spark
Card Strike.pngTransparent card.png
Strike
Card Wound.pngTransparent card.png
Wound

Affinity Cards[edit | edit source]

Note that some of the specific affinity cards below might be entirely changed or removed from the game as time goes on. These are the game files for the cards attached.

Corruption Cards[edit | edit source]

See a list of Corruption Cards

Fury Cards[edit | edit source]

See a list of Fury Cards

Growth Cards[edit | edit source]

See a list of Growth Cards

Intellect Cards[edit | edit source]

See a list of Intellect Cards

Order Cards[edit | edit source]

See a list of Order Cards