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'''Cards''' are the pieces that make up the game of ''[[Artifact]]''. There are five main types of cards:  
 
'''Cards''' are the pieces that make up the game of ''[[Artifact]]''. There are five main types of cards:  
 
*[[Hero]] cards  
 
*[[Hero]] cards  
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Also some creep cards have abilities.
 
Also some creep cards have abilities.
  
== Premier cards ==
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== Signature cards ==
Premier cards (Also known in the community as "Signature cards") are special cards that are bound to a specific hero.  
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Signature cards are special cards that are bound to a specific hero. When a given hero is added to a deck, three copies of that hero's Signature Card are automatically added. These cards cannot be obtained otherwise.  
 
 
While we don't know everything about how they operate, it's assumed that you're given three Premier cards after you acquire the corresponding hero. These cards are entered into your [[Deckbuilder|deck]] as soon as you choose to use the hero. The hero cannot be used without the cards, and vice versa. So far, Premier cards can be [[Spells]], [[Improvement]]s and [[Creeps]].
 
  
 
==Color==
 
==Color==
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Cards come in 4 rarity levels:  
 
Cards come in 4 rarity levels:  
 
* Basic Cards
 
* Basic Cards
** Needed for the game to work, recieved on purchase (e.g. {{I|Town Portal Scroll}} and {{C|Radiant Melee Creep}}).
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** Included in the Basic Set or otherwise necessary for the game to function (e.g. {{I|Town Portal Scroll}} and {{C|Radiant Melee Creep}}).
 
* Common Cards
 
* Common Cards
 
* Uncommon Cards
 
* Uncommon Cards
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== Qualities ==
 
== Qualities ==
Valve has stated before that Some cards might come in special versions, such as a Cards with signatures of Pro players on them.
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Valve has stated before that some cards might come in special versions, such as a Cards with signatures of Pro players on them.  This has not yet been introduced into the client as of January 2019.
 
Other ''possible'' qualities can include:   
 
Other ''possible'' qualities can include:   
 
* Stat Tracking cards
 
* Stat Tracking cards

Revision as of 01:36, 4 February 2019

Cards are the pieces that make up the game of Artifact. There are five main types of cards:

There are 44 heroes and 280+ cards in the base game. The game also features uncollectible cards which can only be created from spells or items.

Features

All cards feature a color bar in the top side with their name printed on it. In addition, mana costs are featured in the top-left corner, on the color bar. Optionally, a global modifier represented by two arrows might be printed. This allows the cards to be played globally, on any lane.

The card type icon is printed in the top-left corner, under the color bar. This allows players to quickly recognize the category of the card.

The remaining space of the card is equally divided into two parts: the artwork and the description. The description contains the effect or behavior the card will have on the battlefield.

Item cards also feature a gold cost in their bottom right corner, in the description tab. Item cards don´t have a mana cost.

Additionally, hero and creep cards feature health, armor and attack stats on the bottom part of the description tab.

In the bottom part of the artwork on most of the hero cards you find (at least) one ability. Also some creep cards have abilities.

Signature cards

Signature cards are special cards that are bound to a specific hero. When a given hero is added to a deck, three copies of that hero's Signature Card are automatically added. These cards cannot be obtained otherwise.

Color

There are four colors in Artifact that categorize cards, depending on their playstyle. In addition, spells can only be played in lanes where a hero of the same color is present.

Red color

Red Red cards cater to an aggressive playstyle, featuring cards with high health and armor to assert lane dominance. However, the spells are often weaker, in order to balance out the stronger heroes and creeps.

Black color

Black Black cards cater to an assassin playstyle, featuring cards with high damage or powerful effects such as Condemn. Spells focus on mobility and generation of gold to snowball the enemy.

Blue color

Blue Blue cards cater to a control playstyle, featuring abilities that allow for the mitigation of attacks. Spells focus on controlling the board with methods such as AOE, board clear, stuns, disarms etc.

Green color

Green Green cards cater to a support playstyle, featuring cards with summons or buffs to overpower the enemy. Spells focus on keeping the board alive or buffing it, with heals or buffs.


Rarities

Cards come in 4 rarity levels:

Qualities

Valve has stated before that some cards might come in special versions, such as a Cards with signatures of Pro players on them. This has not yet been introduced into the client as of January 2019. Other possible qualities can include:

  • Stat Tracking cards
  • Cards gained from watching pro players (With/Without Signatures)
  • Special rare cards (Animated Artworks, golden cards)
  • Self-Made cards (given to workshop creators)

and others.