Skylords Reborn

Forsaken is a Tier 1 (Tokenslot Orb Shadow) Icon UnitUnit of the Shadow faction. This common card was released with the Twilight Edition and has no affinity variants, nor a promo version.
In Skylords Reborn this card is available to all players as a starter card.

This card has been changed already, compared to its original appearance in BattleForge.

Shadow's early-game archers are very solid all-around, and possess one of the most powerful abilities. Albeit balanced by the hefty price paid in exchange.



And only then, returning from his fourth death, the subject may be chosen to join the Forsaken. And true freedom shall be bestowed upon him, for he has the privilege of disposing his entire possessions, he is freed from the burden of eating and drinking, he shall rejoice in severing all ties that bound him to the mortals, and vow to speak no more, but to his brothers and sisters, in comfort knowing that in one hundred years from now he may become a Monk of the Rifle. Thus is the beauty and glory of forsaking all for the divine service.
— Archscriptor Sixslayer, Codex of the Rifle

Card Info

Crossbow Attack
Card Icon Autocast Autocast: Every 2 seconds, unit fires bolts at enemies that deal 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 damage.
Power Cost: 0
Forsaken Frenzy Ability Icon
Card Icon Toggle Toggle: Unit deals 12 / 14 / 16 / 17 damage for 20 seconds. After the effect wears off unit will die. Has a 7 seconds cool-down after the card was played out.

Frenzy is what allows the Forsaken to stand out and surpass any other archer of their tier in single-target damage.

Notes & Strategies

Forsaken, like their cheap brethren: are strongest in numbers. The forsaken reflects this more than any other archer due to frenzy, which can turn an army of Forsaken into a machine gun of damage. Despite their average stats, a shadow player will know when to activate the ability and how to most abuse the raw power it carries; before their army is rendered dust at its end.

Forsaken pair strongly with their big brother, the Nox Trooper Card Icon Nox Trooper; and also compliment the Skeleton Warriors Card Icon Skeleton Warriors who serve as tanks. Forsaken also go well with the Wrathblades Card Icon Wrathblades and the Dreadcharger Card Icon Dreadcharger, as they fill in the counter gap.

Out of all others, perhaps the greatest combo with Forsaken is the Motivate Card Icon Motivate spell, which provides a massive boost to damage which can be further increased through Frenzy and the Counter bonus. All of this combines to an absolutely unprecedented amount of ATK: 1476 / 1722 / 1968 / 2091.

Campaign PvE

Forsaken, with their low cost and incredible damage; are an obvious candidate for PvE gameplay. Although their applications can be dependant on the map in question, as many maps need mobility for success; where the Dreadcharger Card Icon Dreadcharger is best.

In other circumstances where speed is not a necessity, Forsaken are incredibly capable and can tackle most any opposition if properly utilized. It is best to save Forsaken Frenzy Ability Icon Frenzy for large fights and situations where it is safe to use it.

Random PvE

Forsaken are commonly paired up with Nox Trooper Card Icon Nox Trooper in rPvE gameplay, though in general are a solid pick for most battleground matches. They pack enough of a punch to easily clear the first few Camps, and when paired with Motivate Card Icon Motivate, can crush their way to the Fourth Era quickly.

A common tactic is to pair them with the Soul Splicer Card Icon Soul Splicer, allowing them the capability to heal when making the initial push.

Card Upgrades & Drop Locations

Displayed below are the card's upgrades and where to obtain them.

Forsaken Card Icon Forsaken Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Crossbow Attack
+1 damage
+2 damage
Crossbow Attack
+1 damage
+2 damage
Crossbow Attack
+1 damage
+1 damage
Drop Location The Treasure Fleet Minimap The Treasure Fleet The Treasure Fleet Minimap The Treasure Fleet The Treasure Fleet Minimap The Treasure Fleet
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert


Patch History

Patch #400042
  • Toggle ability Forsaken Frenzy Ability Icon Frenzy:
    • Adjusted the visual effect to also be visible on lower effect quality settings.
    • Changed the displayed ability icon from Card Icon Active Active to Card Icon Toggle Toggle.
  • Adjusted the card's upgrade drop locations:
Card Name Former Scenario Drop Locations New Scenario Drop Locations
Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3
Forsaken Card Icon Forsaken Encounters with Twilight Encounters with Twilight Encounters with Twilight The Treasure Fleet The Treasure Fleet The Treasure Fleet
Patch #400039
  • Active ability Forsaken Frenzy Ability Icon Frenzy:
    • Added an initial cooldown of 7 seconds after summoning.

See also

Number of Orbs


- Forsaken are capable of the highest single target damage of any archer in the First Era, though they do not match the firepower of Firesworn Card Icon Firesworn against Large creatures, against every other size they reign supreme.

- Forsaken can be used in what is known as a Bug Deck. A deck that utilizes the Infected Tower Card Icon Infected Tower and abuses the kill-on-expire effect that Frenzy causes to create Twilight Bugs. Skeleton Warriors Card Icon Skeleton Warriors are also used for this.