The Art of War is a Common Relic that provides an additional Energy next turn if you do not play any attack cards in your current turn.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This relic benefits during turns where you need to use all Energy to block fully in order to negate a large amount of damage. This relic is also useful during turn 1 on characters like the Defect and the Silent, as a good number of decks for the aforementioned characters include a turn 1 where only powers or skills are played.

Synergy[edit | edit source]

  • Pocketwatch.png Pocketwatch: On turns where Pocketwatch.png Pocketwatch activates, there is a good chance you did not play any attacks. This allows you to benefit more from the additional energy next turn, as you will have more cards to work with due to Pocketwatch.png Pocketwatch.
  • SneckoEye.png Snecko Eye: On turns where Art of War activates, the additional energy will allow you to play more cards if SneckoEye.png Snecko Eye randomizes cards into mostly high costs.
  • LetterOpener.png Letter Opener: Allows you to deal damage without playing attack.
  • The Bomb: The Bomb is a skill which deals damage, meaning you can deal damage without losing the benefit of Art of War.
  • Pressure Points does damage without being an attack.
  • All attack cards: Prevents Art of War from triggering.
  • Double Tap: Playing this skill would be a waste of Energy unless you played an attack, therefore preventing Art of War from triggering.
  • OrnamentalFan.png Ornamental Fan, Nunchaku.png Nunchaku, Kunai.png Kunai, Shuriken.png Shuriken: These relics reliance on attacking clashes directly with Art of War.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The relic references the Art of War, an ancient manuscript on military tactics written by Sun Tzu.

Update History[edit | edit source]

  • Weekly Patch 3: Balance Balance Balance
    • Art of War should now show the correct energy icon.
Relics
Starter

BurningBlood.pngRingoftheSnake.pngCrackedCore.pngPureWater-0.png

Common

Akabeko.pngAnchor.pngAncientTeaSet.pngArtofWar.pngBagofMarbles.pngBagofPreparation.pngBloodVial.pngBronzeScales.pngCentennialPuzzle.pngCeramicFish.pngDamaru.pngDataDisk.pngDreamCatcher.pngHappyFlower.pngJuzuBracelet.pngLantern.pngMawBank.pngMealTicket.pngNunchaku.pngOddlySmoothStone.pngOmamori.pngOrichalcum.pngPenNib.pngPotionBelt.pngPreservedInsect.pngRedSkull.pngRegalPillow.pngSmilingMask.pngSnakeSkull.pngStrawberry.pngBoot.pngTinyChest.pngToyOrnithopter.pngVajra.pngWarPaint.pngWhetstone.png

Uncommon

BlueCandle.pngBottledFlame.pngBottledLightning.pngBottledTornado.pngDarkstonePeriapt.pngYang-0.pngEternalFeather.pngFrozenEgg2.pngCables.pngGremlinHorn.pngHorn cleat.pngInkBottle.pngKunai.pngLetterOpener.pngMatryoshka.pngMeatontheBone.pngMercuryHourglass.pngMoltenEgg2.pngMummifiedHand.pngNinjaScroll.pngOrnamentalFan.pngPantograph.pngPaperCrane.pngPaperFrog.pngPear.pngQuestionCard.pngSelfFormingClay.pngShuriken.pngSingingBowl.pngStrikeDummy.pngSundial.pngSymbioticVirus.pngTear drop locket.pngTheCourier.pngToxicEgg2.pngWhiteBeastStatue.png

Rare

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Boss

Astrolabe.pngBlackBlood.pngBlackStar.pngBustedCrown.pngCallingBell.pngCoffeeDripper.pngCursedKey.pngEctoplasm.pngEmptyCage.pngFrozenCore.pngFusionHammer.pngHoly water.pngHoveringKite.pngInserter.pngMarkofPain.pngNuclearBattery.pngPandorasBox.pngPhilosophersStone.pngRingoftheSerpent.pngRunicCube.pngRunicDome.pngRunicPyramid.pngSacredBark.pngSlaversCollar.pngSneckoEye.pngSozu.pngTinyHouse.pngVelvetChoker.pngViolet lotus.pngWristBlade.png

Event

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Shop

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Special

Circlet.png

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