Skills are found on a few uncommon () cards, most rare () cards, and all super-rare () and mega-rare () cards. They're listed under the stats, and are always level 1 on a newly acquired card (excepting cards recieved on the bazaar).
The skill may apply a positive effect to the card itself, to some or all of your cards, or a negative effect to some or all of your opponent's cards.
Increasing Skill Levels
Some skills can have their effect increased, others can have their chance of being applied in a battle increased. It depends on the individual skill. Both however, are accomplished by increasing the level of the skill. This is done by enhancing the card with ANY other card, that has the same skill. This may increase the skill level by 1.
Note: A card with the same name cannot be used in the enhancing process. You cannot enhance a Garuda with a Garuda, or with a Garuda+, etc.
You may use several cards with the same skill in one enhance-action. That way you can raise the skill by several levels in one go.
You have an Amazon at level 1/40. You enhance your Amazon. The card you use to enhance it, is an Armor Dragon at level 1/40. The Amazon and the Armor Dragon both have the skill, Sword Dance. The enhancing act will award the Amazon with some experience, increasing it's level. It might also raise the skill level of the Amazon's Sword Dance skill. The Armor Dragon will of course be lost/consumed either way. You will likely need to try several times/with many copies before you manage to level up a skill.
IF the skill level is raised, The Amazon is now skill level 2 (or possibly even higher, if you used several Armor Dragons). If you have another Armor Dragon, or any other card(s) with the Sword Dance skill, you may repeat the enhancing act.
You can level the skill whenever you want to, even after maxing your card completely. It is however slightly more efficient to level the skill while leveling your card. That way you work towards 2 goals with the same resources. It is also slightly more economical to use several feeder cards in one enhancing-action.
If you evolve the card, the skill level of the new card will be the same as the highest skill level of either card used in the process - base or feeder card. Thus, no progress is lost. Evolving into a card with a different skill (currently only the case for Apprentice Mage Tina) you also keep the highest level of the skill, regardless of the skill changing. In other words: Your skill level progress is never lost. *With recent update to Tina card this is no longer true!
Skill level MAX
The highest possible skill level for any card is skill level 10 - which will be listed as "Lv MAX". There is no way to increase the skill level further. The Max skill level WAS level 5 until it was increased after August 5, 2013.
List of skills
|Battle Rage||Slightly increases the ATK and DEF of this card|
|Battle Stance||Slightly increases the ATK of this card|
|Charmingly Beacon||Slightly lowers the DEF of all of the opponent's cards|
|Defensive Stance||Slightly increases the DEF of this card|
|Divine Aura||Moderate ATK and DEF boost to this card|
|Divine Protection||Large DEF boost to this card|
|Divine Storm||Large ATK boost to this card|
|Double Attack||Attack 2x's in Raid Boss or Wall Battle|
|Drums of War||A more powerful Warcry|
|Fetching Smile||Slightly lowers the ATK of all of the opponent's cards|
|Flag of Victory||Moderate ATK and DEF boost to all of your cards|
|Guard Bless||Major DEF boost to this card|
|Guard Order||Moderate DEF boost to all of your cards|
|Hateful Chaos||ATK Weaken all of the opponent's Chaos cards|
|Vengeful Chaos||??? Weaken opponents ATK/DEF (Chaos cards only).|
|Hateful Genesis||ATK Weaken all of the opponent's Genesis cards|
|Hateful Justice||ATK Weaken all of the opponent's Justice cards|
|Impregnable||Moderate DEF boost to this card|
|Invincible||Gives a chance to block one attack from a raid boss|
|Lunar Gladius||Boosts points in the Colosseum Event|
|Lure of Love||Lowers the DEF of all of the opponent's cards|
|Luring Ray||Lowers the ATK of all of the opponent's cards|
|Sword Dance||Moderate ATK boost to this card|
|Warcry||Moderate ATK boost to all of your cards|
|Weapon Bless||Major ATK boost to this card|
- See Battle Bonus Guide for more detailed information on each of these.