Card Spotlight: Hero’s Bane

In this article, I’ll be putting the spotlight on the Aqua card, “Hero’s Bane.”

Hero's Bane

As of October 2021, this card has 120 base damage, 30 shields, and costs 1 energy. It also ends the target’s Last Stand instantly (if they are in Last Stand).

You can check out all of Axie Infinity’s cards here:

Axie Infinity Card List

How Is Hero’s Bane Used?

This card is used mainly by Aquas as a high-damage card and instantly taking out high Morale targets that are in Last Stand. 

Because Morale directly influences how many bars the Axie’s Last Stand health bar has, using Hero’s Bane can instantly end it.

What Kind of Axies/Teams Use Hero’s Bane?

Most of the Axies that use this card are Aquas in AAP (AquaAquaPlant) team compositions. It’s a high-damage horn card that can be used in taking out both squishy and tanky Axies. 

Pairing it with Attack+ and using it against tanky classes can help Aquas tilt the scales in their favor. A typical AAP team should have both Hero’s Bane and Star Shuriken to prevent or end Last Stands, especially because Aquas are energy-dependent and cannot afford to waste it.

Pros and Cons of the Hero’s Bane Card


  • high damage and decent shields
  • instantly ends Last Stands


  • effect is only really useful against targets that are in Last Stand and have more than 2 bars

Hero’s Bane Card Synergies

  • Fish Hook
  • the Attack+ buff this card provides increases the damage Hero’s Bane can deal
  • Spinal Tap
  • using Spinal Tap with Hero’s Bane can easily take out unsuspecting targets
  • Upstream Swim, Swift Escape
  • standard cards to have on a backline damage dealer Aqua; pairing it with Hero’s Bane enables your Axie to dish out more damage and win duels

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

Axie Infinity ALL Body Parts List

Axie Infinity Horn Body Parts List

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