The Cards system in Paladins is one of the main features that sets the game apart from other ones in the genre. Cards provide Champions with several different bonuses like modified weapon shots and skills with new effects or higher potency.
Each champion has their own card collection that is exclusive to them. All players start with 5 card for each champion. Additional cards can be obtained by crafting them with Essence or by opening Radiant Chests. Essence is a currency obtained from disenchanting unwanted cards or rolling already owned cards from a Radiant Chest.
Cards are organized by Rarity (Common, Rare and Epic) which are then sorted in 4 categories: First skill, Second skill, Third skill and Armor/Weapon. Each card has 4 ranks, from 1 to 4. The higher the rank, the stronger the effect but also the more loadout points it will require to use.
There is also a special type of cards called Legendary Cards. These cards have no ranks and are not placed inside of a loadout, but instead are selected at the start of the match and bring powerful benefits to each champion.
Card layout[edit | edit source]
Loadouts and deck building[edit | edit source]
Champions use cards through loadouts. Each loadout is composed of 5 cards. Loadouts are selected at the start of a match and can be switched before the match properly begins by pressing the U key by default from the spawn room. All champions start with a pre-built loadout that players can use.
Apart from the pre-built loadout, players can also create and customize their own loadouts. Each champion can have up to 5 custom loadouts. These loadouts can only have cards that amount to a maximum of 12 points. The point cost of each card rank is equal to it's number, from 1 to 4. Loadouts cannot be saved if they exceed the maximum points limit.
Players can set what loadout they will use by default from the loadouts creation screen.
Card crafting and disenchanting[edit | edit source]
- Common cards cost 500 to craft
- Rare cards cost 1250 to craft
- Epic cards cost 5000 to craft
- Legendary cards cost 12000 to craft
Owned cards may be disenchanted for Essence. Note that doing this removes the card from the collection and will deactivate any decks the card is currently in. Each card rarity refund a different amount of Essence:
Cards can also be unlocked by rolling the Radiant Chest. Any duplicated cards obtained through this chest will refund Essence instead.
Golden cards[edit | edit source]
Gold Cards are special, cosmetic variants of regular cards that can be rolled from Radiant Chests. These golden cards will replace existing cards in the player's collection with an updated gold frame.
Once a Gold Card is acquired, the player will also receive a spray of that card's art. Gold Card sprays are usable only by the champion the card belongs to. Currently there are only a few Gold Cards with sprays. More Gold Card sprays will be added in the future.
List of cards[edit | edit source]
Below are several lists with all cards currently available in the game. Hovering the mouse cursor over their name will display a preview of that card.
Card collections[edit | edit source]
All champions in Paladins have their own card collections that cannot be used by any other champion.
Card rarity[edit | edit source]
There are 4 different rarities: