Animation Throwdown Complete Card Skill List
While battling Bender versus Steve Smith or Fry versus Hank Hill in the CCG Animation Throwdown, there's a much more important consideration than a card's attack or health: what skill it has (if any).
Some rare cards start with skills automatically, but for most cards to gain skills you have to repeatedly upgrade two of the same card and then combine them.
Below we break down every Animation Throwdown skill currently available and what each skill does. Pay attention to the number next to a skill - this is how much damage it deals/prevents or how much health it restores with its ability.
The only other element to keep in mind with a skill is whether it has a yellow star in the top-left corner: these skills only affect cards from the same set or with the same descriptor. For instance, an upgraded Steve Smith with a star-marked Cheer skill will only increase the attack of other American Dad cards. Some stars instead mark descriptors like Drunk, Artistic, etc.
Animation Throwdown Defensive Card Skills
Shield - Prevents one random allied card from taking damage each turn
Shield All - Prevents all allied cards from taking damage each turn
Sturdy - Reduces damage to this card from direct attacks
Animation Throwdown Healing Card Skills
Heal - Restores damage to a random allied card when this card is played
Heal All - Restores damage to all allied cards when this card is played
Leech - Restores health whenever the card deals damage
Recover - Max health of this card goes up when you play a combo
Animation Throwdown Damage Card Skills
Cripple - Drops the attack of a random enemy card each turn (yes, there's a tasteless joke about Joe Swanson's wheelchair used with this one...)
Cripple All - Drops every enemy card's attack each turn
Gas - Any card damaged by this card will take damage automatically on the next turn
Payback - Deals damage to any card that damages this card
Punch - Deals damage to a random enemy when this card is played
Bomb - Deals damage to each adjacent card attacked by this card
Animation Throwdown Utility / Boosting Card Skills
Jab - Reduces effectiveness of enemy Sturdy and Shield skills
Crazed - Card gains a bonus to attack each time it deals damage
Motivate - Adjacent cards bonus attack power for the turn
Boost - Card gains a bonus to attack anytime you play a combo
Cheer - Random allied card gains attack boost when this card is played
Cheer All - All allied cards gain attack boost when this card is played
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