Affinity

Affinity is a feature that affects any card from the Renegade edition and beyond, enabling them to have slightly different traits and thus creating two types of the same card.

They effectively modify some aspect of a card to make it align more towards one element, adding increased strategic value to a card that would normally be more mundane.

A prime example is the Nomad Card Icon.png Nomad which can have either a red or green affinity, which alters its Company passive. Affinities are not set in stone on their effects however, as some affinities provide effects that don't make sense with their actual element.

Affinities come in four types, indicated by a respectively colored orb in the center of the card's right frame. Additionally, the part of the card indicating its power cost and orb requirements is having a similarly colored overlay, and affinity specific abilities have recolored icons as shown below.

Affinity Orb Fire.png Fire Affinities ( Card Icon Active Affinity Fire.png Card Icon Passive Affinity Fire.png Card Icon Godspell Affinity Fire.png Card Icon Autocast Affinity Fire.png Infused) typically benefit a card in some offensive manner, usually by increasing damage output or providing some damage-boosting effect.


Affinity Orb Frost.png Frost Affinities ( Card Icon Active Affinity Frost.png Card Icon Passive Affinity Frost.png Card Icon Godspell Affinity Frost.png Card Icon Autocast Affinity Frost.png Blessed) typically benefit a card in a defensive manner, typically by providing damage reduction effects or shields.


Affinity Orb Nature.png Nature Affinities ( Card Icon Active Affinity Nature.png Card Icon Passive Affinity Nature.png Card Icon Godspell Affinity Nature.png Card Icon Autocast Affinity Nature.png Gifted) typically benefit a card in a restorative or controlling manner, often by providing some form of healing or crowd control effects.


Affinity Orb Shadow.png Shadow Affinities ( Card Icon Active Affinity Shadow.png Card Icon Passive Affinity Shadow.png Card Icon Godspell Affinity Shadow.png Card Icon Autocast Affinity Shadow.png Tainted) typically provide a card with a risk/reward trait, often in the form of making a sacrifice or taking a risk to get a much stronger effect.

Trivia

There are some cards that specifically interact with other cards based on their affinities.

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