Talk:Battle Card (Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam)

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As you can see, this is a very, very rough draft. I'm still figuring out how to design the tables for these things, since we'll obviously need to start listing the different cards, saying their effects, where you can find them (or what enemy drops them), any Amiibo you might need to scan into the game, etc.

I also need a bit of help describing the effects, since the system is far, far more complicated than the badges ever were.



One of the Expert Challenges in the game is to use 10 Battle cards with "different effects" in a single battle. I've been trying tons of different combinations of cards that I think have different effects, but I still can't clear the challenge. This was a poor decision on Nintendo's part, as it's not clear what is different and what isn't, so I think it would be VERY helpful to readers if we were able to include that on this page somehow. I'm aware that this might be a tall order, but people like me would definitely appreciate it. Shadow2 (talk) 00:39, 4 May 2016 (EDT)

Little detail I noticed[edit]

Whenever a Battle Card is used, small stars are shown flying out of it, and they have different colors based on the effect. Here's what I've gathered so far, just note that this isn't very comprehensive:

  • Cards that raise Mario Trio's stats have orange/yellow stars.
  • Damage-dealing cards have red stars.
  • Cards that can be used to gain more Star Points have green stars.
  • Cards that raise the amount of EXP and Coins gained have blue stars.
  • Healing cards have multi-colored/flashing stars.
  • Finally, cards that lower enemy levels, Morton Battle Cards as well as Ludwig and Larry's Battle Card sets have purple stars.

So going by this, I'd say the Battle Cards are split into six main caterogies listed above. Of course, more info about this would be appreciated, even if it's a minor detail. SmokedChili (Talk) (Thoughts) 09:22, 27 August 2016 (EDT)

Why I stopped getting shiny cards[edit]

So I kinda forgot that I was working on this, but I never said why I stopped. Basically, I messed up. In playing the game, I ranked up and, stupidly, choose the upgrade that reduces the SO needed for a card. So because of that, ALL cards would then have the wrong number on them on upload. I'd have to replay THE ENTIRE GAME to fix this. I'm not doing that. --EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 01:46, 1 September 2017 (EDT)

Artwork source[edit]

I believe a very interesting detail should be to note what specific game is each Character Card artwork taken from. Since the Effect column is now very comfortably manspreading in the table, I believe there's room for an additional "Artwork from" table. I could do it myself but I wanted to hear other opinions first... but if someone else wants to work on it that'd be great.--Kombatgod (talk) 03:00, July 3, 2020 (EDT)

We usually don’t provide the source, mostly because said information can be itself imprecise (as an example, the airship artwork with Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings first appeared here in games, but it was actually released to the press much earlier than in this game), still if you want to try to add this information, you can go on.—Mister Wu (talk) 05:47, July 3, 2020 (EDT)
Well I guess I'll try writing down the sources for each artwork taking into account what you said and see how messed up they truly are. If most of them have a well defined source and/or those that don't can still be explained in some way then I'll add them to the page; if it turns out that indeed it's too messy a job I'll probably leave the table alone.--Kombatgod (talk) 03:52, July 4, 2020 (EDT)