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Icon Confused.png Confused is a Debuff that randomizes the Energy cost of cards that you draw to be anywhere from 0 to 3. X-cost cards are not affected by Icon Confused.png Confused.


  • The cost of cards in your draw pile or discard pile is not changed until you actually draw the card.
  • Extracting them from the deck using an effect, such as Secret Weapon, won't subject them to randomization.
  • Cards keep their new cost until they are drawn again, or under another effect that change card cost, like the MummifiedHand.png Mummified Hand relic or Streamline.
  • Cards that have their cost changed by an effect, such as by Madness, Streamline, or cards created by Chrysalis, will still have their costs randomized upon being drawn.
  • Cards that are Icon Retain.png Retained, such as by Well-Laid Plans, keep their cost between turns.
  • Corruption overrides Confused completely. Skills randomized by Confused will still be 0 cost.

Sources of Confusion[]

  • Enemies
  • Relics
  • SneckoOil.png Snecko Oil has a similar effect, but only randomizes the cards currently in your hand, and does not cause Confused itself.

Update History[]

  • Patch V1.1: The Dealer
    • Confusion and Corruption cards utilize improved hooks.
    • Fixed Bag of Preparation not drawing cards affected by Confusion power.
  • Weekly Patch 47: Metamorphosis
    • Fix for a scenario which upgrading cards affected by Snecko Eye would sometimes give negative cost cards.
  • Weekly Patch 45: Impatience
    • Confusion power will now work on Curses and Status cards that have costs.
  • Weekly Patch 42: Reboot
    • Updating SFX for Confusion Power.
  • Weekly Patch 11: A Library of Features
    • Enchiridion now works with Snecko Eye properly.
  • Weekly Patch 8: Ooh Shiny!
    • Confusion power can now affect Colorless cards.
  • Weekly Patch 2: Slimes!
    • Eviscerate now correctly works with the Confusion debuff.