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Burst is a Skill card for The Silent. It plays the next Skill card this turn a second time, for no Energy. As a Rare card, it can be obtained after defeating a Boss. It is The Silent's version of Double Tap and Amplify.

Upon upgrade, it will trigger again on the 2nd Skill card played in the same turn.

The second play is NOT added to your draw or discard pile.

The scaling buff from Burst (and also from Double Tap and Amplify) is the number of cards that will be played twice, not the number of times the card will be played. This means playing multiple Double Taps will add to the number of cards that will be played twice that turn, not make the next card play 3 or more times.


  • The second play will not cost any Energy, but it will trigger any other consequences of playing the card. For example, a Bursted J.A.X. will trigger the self-damage twice.
  • The second play of a card that costs X energy will use the same value of X as the first.
  • The second play acts as a separate card. This has interactions including, but not limited to:
  • The second play happens after the Skill is sent to the draw, discard or Exhaust piles.
  • The second play can trigger any Exhaust synergies, but only if the Skill Exhausts when played.
    • In other words, the copied Skill "not going to your discard pile" does NOT count as an Exhaust by itself.

Update History[]

  • Weekly Patch 46: Adrenaline
    • Fix for proper behavior when duplicating cards like Rampage and Genetic Algorithm with effects like Echo Form.
  • Weekly Patch 42: Reboot
    • Updating icon for Burst power.
  • Weekly Patch 1: The First of Many!
    • Secret Tech and Secret Attack when bursted with full hand no longer breaks the Hand.
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