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The Cards system in Paladins is one of the main features that sets the game apart from others in the genre. Cards offer players the ability to empower a Champions's attributes and enhance or modify their skills, tailoring them to a particular playstyle. Cards are equipped by champions 5 at a time in sets called loadouts.

Players will have all cards available at rank 1 from the start, and each champion will come with 5 of them ranked up to rank 4. Cards can be ranked up by obtaining duplicates from Champion Chests and from Radiant Chests.

Cards are organized by Rarity (Common, Rare and Epic), categorized by effected aspect (First skill, Second skill, Third skill and Armor/Weapon), and leveled by Rank (1 through 10). A card's Rarity determines the amount of duplicate cards required to reach higher ranks. A card's category clarifies which aspect of the champion is affected (e.g. Viktor's XL Mag card in the Armor/Weapon category increases his weapon's ammo count). A card's Rank signifies the strength of the effect.

Champions also have a special class of cards called Legendary Cards. Much like regular cards, all players start with one rank 4 Legendary card for each champion while the rest will be at rank 1. Instead of being drafted into loadouts, these cards are selected separately at the start of the match before the loadout selection. Legendary cards provide stronger effects than normal cards, with some of them causing radical changes to the way a champion's skills work at the cost of some counterbalancing penalty (e.g. Ying's Lifelike card causes her illusions to heal two targets at the same time, but restore less health).

Card layout

Rarity: The color of this gem indicates the card's rarity (Common, Rare or Epic).
Champion: This is the portrait of champion the card belongs to.
Name: This is the card's name.
Rank: This number represents the card's current rank and their potency.
Progress: This spot show how many duplicates are needed to reach the next card rank.
Description: This area explains what the card does.
Cooldown: This displays how many seconds must pass before the card's effect can be used again. If this isn't present then the card has no cooldown.

Card ranks and champion chests

Each card has 10 ranks, each one slightly stronger than the previous one. Level 1 of all cards (both basic and legendary) for all Champions are free and immediately unlocked to all players from the start. All new players have one starting set of cards at Level 4, and a Legendary also set to Level 4.

Cards display a different frame depending on what their current rank is:

Champion Chest.png

Players can upgrade their cards by obtaining card duplicates. Duplicates come from rolling Champion Chests on the Cards screen, which can be found in the champion's profile. Each champion chest roll costs 7500 Currency Gold.png Gold or 11160 Currency VIP.png VIP Points and will grant 4 random duplicates for that particular champion per roll. Players can also earn up to 5 free champion chest rolls a day by winning matches, the chest belonging to the champion that won the match.

The amount of duplicates required to rank up a card is different depending on the card's rarity and its current rank:


Card duplicates can also be unlocked by via the Radiant Chest.

Loadouts and deck building

Cards are equipped by champions in sets called loadouts. A loadout is equipped at the start of a match and cannot be switched mid-game. However, if the round has not started, players can repick their loadouts by pressing the loadout key ("U" by default) while in the spawn room.

Players can create their own customized loadouts in addition to using the 3 Default Loadouts. Loadouts with fewer than 5 cards cannot be saved nor used in a match.

Players have can have a maximum of 5 custom loadouts per Champion.

List of cards

Below are several lists with all cards currently available in the game.

Card collections

All champions in Paladins have their own card collections that cannot be used by any other champion.

Champion Androxus Icon.png Androxus

Champion Ash Icon.png Ash

Champion Barik Icon.png Barik

Champion BombKing Icon.png Bomb King

Champion Buck Icon.png Buck

Champion Cassie Icon.png Cassie

Champion Drogoz Icon.png Drogoz

Champion Evie Icon.png Evie

Champion Fernando Icon.png Fernando

Champion Grohk Icon.png Grohk

Champion Grover Icon.png Grover

Champion Inara Icon.png Inara

Champion Jenos Icon.png Jenos

Champion Kinessa Icon.png Kinessa

Champion Lex Icon.png Lex

Champion Lian Icon.png Lian

Champion Maeve Icon.png Maeve

Champion Makoa Icon.png Makoa

Champion Mal'Damba Icon.png Mal'Damba

Champion Moji Icon.png Moji

Champion Pip Icon.png Pip

Champion Ruckus Icon.png Ruckus

Champion Seris Icon.png Seris

Champion ShaLin Icon.png Sha Lin

Champion Skye Icon.png Skye

Champion Strix Icon.png Strix

Champion Talus Icon.png Talus

Champion Terminus Icon.png Terminus

Champion Tyra Icon.png Tyra

Champion Torvald Icon.png Torvald

Champion Viktor Icon.png Viktor

Champion Vivian Icon.png Vivian

Champion Willo Icon.png Willo

Champion Ying Icon.png Ying

Champion Zhin Icon.png Zhin

Card rarity

There are 4 different rarities:

CardSkin Gem Green.png Common Cards

CardSkin Gem Blue.png Rare Cards

CardSkin Gem Purple.png Epic Cards

CardSkin Gem Orange.png Legendary Cards


Card System (Tutorial)

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