Card Spotlight: Anaesthetic Bait

In this article, I’ll be putting the spotlight on the Bug card, “Anesthetic Bait.”

Anesthetic Bait

As of December 2021, this card has 60 base damage, provides 90 shields, and costs 1 energy. When struck by Aquatic or Bird class cards, Anesthetic Bait applies Stun on the opposing attacker.

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How Is Anesthetic Bait Used?

It’s a defensive card meant to counter Aquatic and Bird Axies. Bugs lose to these classes in class advantage, so this card compensates for that difference.

It can be used for brick walling because of its high shields, and some follow-up damage against Plants, Reptiles, and Dusks.

What Kind of Axies/Teams Use Anesthetic Bait?

Lots of Discard Bugs run free into the meta, and most of them have Anesthetic Bait. In the higher rankings, Discard Bugs serve as frontlines and midlines, so they need Anesthetic Bait in case they encounter Aqua or Bird Axies.

Some Plants may even use Anesthetic Bait for their defensive skills and high shields.

Pros and Cons of the Anesthetic Bait Card


  • high shields
  • semi-decent damage
  • stuns against Aqua and Bird cards
  • overall good defensive card


  • unbefitting to most Axie classes except Bugs and Plants

Anesthetic Bait Card Synergies

  • Sunder Claw, Third Glance
  • Discard Bug Axies need defensive cards, and Anesthetic Bait card fits the bill
  • Sticky Goo
  • this card paired with Anesthetic Bait can create a Bug tank, that can be placed at the front; it may also stun enemies twice
  • Smart Shot, Sneaky Raid, Venom Spray
  • these cards shout threats for backdoor attacks, making it a deadly combo for poison Axies

You can check out these articles to view more on this card’s Axie body parts:

Axie Infinity ALL Body Parts List

Axie Infinity Back Body Parts List

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