Skylords Reborn

Lifestealer is a Tier 1 (Tokenslot Orb Shadow) Icon BuildingBuilding 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.

A tower with impressive stats shares with it a grim source of firepower: The tower must use its own life points to attack.


This card has no associated lore.

Card Info

Painful Shot
Card Icon Autocast Autocast: Every 2 seconds, tower fires a painful shot that deals 85 / 90 / 100 / 110 damage to enemies in a 8m radius around its target, up to 130 / 140 / 150 / 165 in total. Every shot reduces the tower's life points by 50. Tower will no longer attack once its life points have been reduced too far. Knocks back small units.
Power Cost: 0
Availability: Upgrade 2-3
Lifestealer Sacrifice Ability Icon
Card Icon Active Active: Activate to sacrifice an own unit in order to transfer the victim's life points into own life points. Reusable every 3 seconds.
Still Alive
Card Icon Passive Passive: Regenerates 8 life points every second.

After 10 seconds, the Lifestealer can fire one extra time.

Notes & Strategies

Lifestealers fulfill a solid early-game defense option since they deal a significant level of damage. However, they are not effective against foes that can deliver high damage at a distance, especially due to their attack siphoning life points.

Lifestealers are very cheap however, and are thusly a perfect throwaway tower for defending frontal positions.

Campaign PvE

Lifestealers can readily hold against a small number of foes alone, and can assist against an early army when supported.

Against opponents with very long range, or siege capabilities, the Lifestealer will quickly turn to rubble.

It is not recommended to take this tower into higher difficulties due to there being a greater amount of foes that can smash it early on.

Random PvE

Lifestealers can be good for creating a "Buffer Zone" to pull the foes in the first camp into range. This is a viable tactic if you are unfamiliar with advanced tactics.

Outside of this, the Lifestealer has minimal other uses.

Card Upgrades & Drop Locations

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

Lifestealer Card Icon Lifestealer Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Painful Shot
+5 damage per target, 10 in total
Painful Shot
+10 damage per target, 10 in total
+ Sacrifice
Painful Shot
+10 damage per target, 15 in total
Drop Location Nightmare Shard Minimap Nightmare Shard Nightmare Shard Minimap Nightmare Shard Nightmare Shard Minimap Nightmare Shard
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert


Patch History

Patch #400042
  • Autocast ability Card Icon Autocast Painful Shot:
    • Increased splash damage radius from 5m to 8m.
    • Decreased the damage delay of the projectile from 0.3 seconds to the standard 0.1 seconds to improve hitting moving targets.
  • Active ability Lifestealer Sacrifice Ability Icon Sacrifice:
    • Decreased the time until reusable from 15 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Passive ability Card Icon Passive Still Alive:
    • Increased the healing per second from 5 life points to 8 life points.
  • 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
Lifestealer Card Icon Lifestealer Crusade Crusade Crusade Nightmare Shard Nightmare Shard Nightmare Shard

See also

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