Byrds are weak enemies found in Act 2 that begin each battle with a flying buff. Until each Byrd is dealt attack damage three times (four times on Ascension 17+) in one turn, it will take half damage from all attacks. This combined with its Icon Strength.png Strength scaling and multi-hit attacks make the Byrd a fearsome foe for some decks.

Flying X: Takes 50% less damage on the next X attacks. Removed when attacked X times in a single turn. Charges are refilled back to X at the start of each turn if not fully removed.

Pattern[edit | edit source]

Can only use Peck or Caw on the first turn with a 62.5% chance for Peck and 37.5% chance for Caw. Afterwards, has a 50% chance of using Peck, 20% chance of using Swoop, and 30% chance of using Caw. Cannot use Peck three times in a row and cannot use Caw or Swoop twice in a row.

Because Byrds have the Flying buff, they will only take half of the damage dealt until they are hit three(or four on Ascension 17+) times in a turn. Here is the sequence of events when a Byrd loses its Flying buffs:

  1. It will get stunned instantly, interrupting its previous intent;
  2. It will use Headbutt the following turn;
  3. It will use Fly.
  4. Returns to its original pattern when Flying.
Name Intent Effect Asc 2+ Asc 17+
Caw
Intent - Buff.png
Gains 1 Icon Strength.png Strength. Gains 1 Icon Strength.png Strength. Gains 1 Icon Strength.png Strength.
Peck Attack Intent 2.png Deals 1x5 damage. Deals 1x6 damage. Deals 1x6 damage.
Swoop Intent - Aggressive - Sword.png Deals 12 damage Deals 14 damage. Deals 14 damage.
Fly Intent - Unknown.png Gains Flying 3. Gains Flying 3. Gains Flying 4.
Headbutt Attack intent 1.png Deals 3 damage. Deals 3 damage. Deals 3 damage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because Byrds attack so many times in one turn and have low HP, Icon Thorns.png Thorns is very powerful in this fight.
  • Attacks that hit multiple enemies multiple times, such as Dagger Spray, are very useful for removing the Byrds' Flying buff.
  • It is more important to attack a Byrd if it is buffing its Icon Strength.png Strength; its next turn will be much stronger unless it is knocked down or killed.
  • Indirect forms of damage, such as from the Defect's orbs or Icon Poison.png Poison, ignore the Byrds' Flying buff and are therefore more powerful in this fight.
  • If a Byrd is dealt attack damage more than enough times to knock it down with a single card, the Byrd will be knocked down after the card's effects are finished. Thus, using Whirlwind with 5 energy will deal half damage to all Byrds 5 times.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Byrd" is just 'Bird' spelled with a 'y'.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

  • Weekly Patch 45: Impatience
    • Flight's power description now correctly resets at the start of turn.
  • Weekly Patch 42: Reboot
    • Adding SFX for Byrd peck attack.
    • Updating SFX for Flight and Focus Powers.
  • Weekly Patch 41: Chill
    • Added additional SFX for Byrd's peck attack.
    • Adding SFX for Byrd cawing.
  • Weekly Patch 40: Forethought
    • Adding SFX for Time Warp, Flight, Constricted, and Entangle Powers.
  • Weekly Patch 19: Seed
    • Fixed the turn order for Chosen + Byrd encounter. Chosen no longer applies Vulnerable before Byrd attacks.
  • Weekly Patch 2: Slimes!
    • Flame Barrier, Flight, Malleable, and Torii now have more checks to ensure that their effects trigger correctly.
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