Welcome to the Animation Throwdown Tips and Tricks guide! We’ll be covering Pocket Sand, Hypnotoad and how effective Propane is while playing this game.
Playing the Game
Animation Throwdown is a fun and somewhat casual card game but there are a few surprises to it. You don’t get to choose which card or avatar your cards will attack, so generally once you have the upper hand with cards that can one shot the opponents cards it is really tough to get back into the game.
The only time this changes is if they have a card with a special ability. There are quite a few special abilities, which you can find on the bottom left hand side of a card that have a wide arrange of effects on the cards in play.
Examples of this is the Wall which can block a point of damage, steel plate which becomees like armor for one of the cards, regenerate health, counter attack and more. These are the type of cards that easily change the pace of the game, so make sure you have them in your front line.
You can play the game in 4X auto play when its unlocked but I don’t recommend it unless you’re on a easy stage, because the AI is kind of terrible at placing down the right cards and it can cost you a lot of lives.
Deck and Card Research
In your deck you will be able to customize your card layout, don’t bother doing this until you’ve cleared the first 3 boss stages to at least a silver rating.
Tapping on a card in your play set will allow you to use Power to upgrade your cards level until level 3, then you will need a duplicate level 3 card to fuse the card to repeat this process to further strength your cards.
Researching plays a very important role in the game, by doing Research with two different cards you will unlock the potential to do combinations between that set of cards during the game.
Each card pairs with a different card, so you will have to research a lot of combinations. Start out with your most frequently played or appearing cards so you have a lot of potential combos. Different rarity levels will also provide stronger combined card combos.
Every time you reach 1000 coins open a pack so you can get a new card for your collection. If it doesn’t fit in with your play style or its just a generally weak card I recommend going to your Deck, and Recycling it for Power so you can enhance your other cards.
If you want to get a strong competitive edge, you may want to look towards purchasing one of the bonus packs available. At this point in time the Super throwdown pack is the ideal buy for any new player. You get a strong Mushu card to add to your set, and 800 gems to spend on an Epic pack and or two rare packs. This is the best buying option at the moment as 800 gems will cost you $10 anyway. Not to mention the super throwdown pack will give you power to boost your current cards.
Much like every other games you will benefit from watching a few of the ads in Animation Throwdown. The ads for this game run between 10-30 seconds, and can be closed by tapping a X in the top right of the screen. The benefit of watching adds is the card multiplier and the percentage increase to your coin.
Make sure you watch 3 videos before you start playing the game, pulling any research cards or going into any battles where you can collect loot. The bonus multiplier will last for up to 4 hours.
General Tips and Tricks
- You can 4x Autoplay the bronze stages with little possibility of losing
- Make an account for +25 gems.
- Unless you buy gems, get the Rare pack from the card shop as soon as you can to add an immediate boost to your deck.
- Check the quest menu to find ways to get some easy XP and to see potential rewards for playing the game.
- Tap the icon in the bottom left of the adventure map screen to pull up a zone selection map.
- The rarity level of cards changes how long the research time will be, this can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours. Start researching as soon as you start the game, and when you’re about to stop playing.