Idleon Card Builds – Fighting & Skilling Setups

Last Updated on February 26, 2024 by Samuel Franklin

This Idleon card builds guide provides the fundamental fighting and skilling card setups players should use to optimise their Idleon gains. With over a hundred different cards to unlock as you progress the best card build for your account is constantly shifting that makes it difficult for players to determine which cards to use. In this guide I’ll detail which card stats you want for each activity and the applicable cards that you can mix based on your own account card availability. These recommended card setups are based on my 5,000+ hours of Idleon experience and are equally applicable to new player and end gamer and should be combined with the Idleon wiki page on cards.

Table of Contents:
Idleon Cards Overview
Card Builds: AFK Fighting
Card Builds: Active Fighting
Card Builds: Skilling

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Idleon Cards Overview

  • Cards are dropped from monsters and resources and each has their own bonus that grows in power based on the number of cards collected and applies when equipped.
  • Players start with slots for 4 cards and can unlock an additional 4 from the gem shop.
  • Cards belong to card sets that group similar themed cards together with each providing a card set bonus that must be equipped to provide its bonus (maximum one at a time).
  • Players start with 2 card presets (unlocked at first character level 40) that allow you to save card configurations and quickly switch between them. Players can purchase additional presets from the gem shop.
  • Some cards are passive which means they always provide their bonuses which is indicated by the word “(passive)” on the card screen. There is a bonus that players unlock in World 4 that turns specific cards into passive cards that are indicated by the letter “(P)” when this bonus is obtained.
  • In World 4 players unlock the ability to double the top left and bottom right hand card which is where you should always place the strongest card.

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Card Builds – AFK Fighting

When AFK fighting players will want to maximise the following stats from cards:

  • AFK fighting gains
  • Multikill (focused on maximising monster kills for deathnote or portals)
  • Drop Rate (focused on rare drops)
  • Damage (for reaching a new multikill tier)
Card Effect
Chaotic Amarok Fighting AFK gain rate
Boop Fighting AFK gain rate
Smoulderin’ Plateau (Set) Fighting AFK gain rate
Royal Egg Fighting AFK gain rate (passive)
Clammie Multikill per tier
Suggman Multikill per tier
Woodlin Spirit Multikill per tier
Spirited Valley (Set) Multikill per tier
Crystal Carrot Drop Rate
Mimic Drop Rate
Bop Box Drop Rate
Mister Brightside Drop Rate
King Doot Drop Rate
Bosses & Nightmares (Set) Damage, Drop Rate & EXP
Giftmas Blobulyte Drop Rate
Mr Blueberry Drop Rate
Events (Set) Drop Rate
Snowman Total Damage
Bloodbone Total Damage
Citringe Total Damage
Dr Defecaus Total Damage
Blitzkrieg Troll Total Damage

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Card Builds – Active Fighting

When active fighting players will want to maximise the following stats from cards:

  • Crystal spawn chance
  • Drop Rate (focused on rare drops)
  • Experience (focused on character levels)
Card Effect
Demon Genie Crystal Mob Spawn Chance
Poop Crystal Mob Spawn Chance
Crystal Carrot Drop Rate
Mimic Drop Rate
Bop Box Drop Rate
Mister Brightside Drop Rate
King Doot Drop Rate
Bosses & Nightmares (Set) Damage, Drop Rate & EXP
Giftmas Blobulyte Drop Rate
Mr Blueberry Drop Rate
Events (Set) Drop Rate
Moonmoon Monster EXP While Active
Fly Monster EXP While Active
Bosses & Nightmares (Set) Damage, Drop Rate & EXP
Crystal Cabal EXP from monsters
Efaunt EXP from monsters
Crystal Cattle EXP from monsters
Owlio EXP from monsters
Lampar EXP from monsters
Chaotic Kattlekruk EXP from monsters

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Card Builds – Skilling

When skilling players will want to maximise the following stats from cards:

  • AFK skilling gains
  • Food effect
  • Efficiency (focused on resource gains)
  • Experience (focused on skilling levels)
  • Drop Rate (focused on cards and statues from the resource)
  • Card Drop Rate (focused on skilling cards)
  • All Stat % (remaining card slots for efficiency gain)

The table below does not include cards that turn passive at the end of World 4. Prior to this players should add the respective skilling cards for the resource they are skilling. These are easy to identify as they are always cards linked to that resource such as Iron Ore and Gold Ore providing mining benefits.

Card Effect
Amarok Skill AFK gain rate
Bunny Skill AFK gain rate
Hard Resources (Set) Skill AFK gain rate
Mama Troll Skill AFK gain rate
Chocco Box Boost Food Effect
Yum-Yum Desert (Set) All Food Effect
Chaotic Troll All Skill Efficiency
Easy Resources (Set) Skill Efficiency
Crystal Capybara Skill Efficiency (passive)
Chaotic Efaunt Skill EXP Gain
Medium Resources (Set) Skill EXP Gain
Crystal Carrot Drop Rate
Mimic Drop Rate
Bop Box Drop Rate
Mister Brightside Drop Rate
King Doot Drop Rate
Bosses & Nightmares (Set) Damage, Drop Rate & EXP
Giftmas Blobulyte Drop Rate
Mr Blueberry Drop Rate
Events (Set) Drop Rate
Sir Stache Card Drop Chance
Snelbie Card Drop Chance
Gigafrog Card Drop Chance
Egggulyte Card Drop Chance
Stilted Seeker All Stat
Tremor Wurm All Stat
Blighted Chizoar All Stat

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Idleon has secured its place as one of Sam’s favourite games due to its nostalgic MapleStory vibes and the ability to play while working on Games Finder reviews, articles and guides. He also enjoys the optimisation challenge of the various game mechanics introduced in each new world that provide new opportunities to maximise his damage and printer output. With thousands of hours played Sam is regularly pushing the highest levels of Idleon content as he looks to make small percentage account gains while sharing his experience with other players.

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