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 A
Adren
Adrenaline, the Life alchemy spell.
 
Cards
Adrenastaff
A type of deck that uses Adrenaline on a Druidic Staff (usually unupgraded).
 
Decks
Afla
Aflatoxin, the Death alchemy card.
 
Cards
AI
The Artificial Intelligence which plays against the player in PvE.
 
General
AI0-AI6
 
AI levels. Notable ones are AI3 (Elders), AI4 (Half-bloods), and AI5 (False gods, or FG). AI4 used to be the Top50 (see its entry), and Half-Blood were formerly known as AI5. Some players still refer to False Gods as AI6.
 
General
Alchemy Card
A spell card that has the same effect as the ability of an element’s nymph. The picture of the card usually is a bottle or a vial with the element’s symbol in it.
 
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AM
Antimatter, the Entropy alchemy spell.
 
Cards
Archetype
A theme on which usually a few (2 or 3) cards are based. Can sometimes be developed into a full set (one per element). Example: Scorpions
 
Cards
Armedilgo
 
A humorous term commonly used to address Armagio.
 
General
Arsen
 
Arsenic, the Death rare weapon.
 
Cards
 B
BB
Basilisk's Blood, the Earth alchemy spell.
 
Cards
BE
Butterfly Effect, an Entropy spell.
 
Cards
BH
Black Hole, the Gravity alchemy spell.
 
Cards
BL
Beginners League, a PvP event regularly hosted by the community. The winner gets an in-game reward. Can also refer to Ball Lightning.
 
General
Bless
Action of using the Blessing spell (+3/+3) on a creature.
 
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Bolt
Usually refers to Fire Bolt, but can be one of Fire Bolt, Ice Bolt, or rarely Drain Life, spells that damage the opponent directly, depending on the amount of quanta you own. Usually refers to the upgraded version as well.
 
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Bond
Empathic Bond, a Life permanent.
 
Cards
Buff
An increase in the power of a card in the next version of the game to fix balancing issues. Can also refer to increasing a creature’s stats, usually by a spell or permanent.
 
General
Burrow
Earth-related ability of Shrieker, Graboid, Devourer, Antlion, that makes them untargetable at the cost of damage output.
 
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 C
Cat
Schrodinger’s Cat, an Entropy creature.
 
Cards
Catatitan
A type of deck that uses Catapult and flying Titan as main source of damage.
 
Decks
CC
Creature Control; any effect that can delay or damage the opponent’s creatures.
 
General
CCYB
A once popular False God deck: Creature Control? Why Bother?
 
Decks
Chrys
Chrysaora, a water creature. Usually refers to the upgraded version as well.
 
Cards
CL
Championship League, a PvP event regularly hosted by the community, similar to Beginners league but with less limitation and more reward.
 
General
CO
 
Competition Organizer, a staff member responsible for organizing competitions.
 
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Control
Deck type designed to win by interfering with your opponent’s strategy, giving you enough time to settle yours.
 
Decks
CP
Chaos Power, upgraded version of Chaos Seed.
 
Cards
 D
Dagger
Used to refer to Vampire Stiletto/Dagger, though sometimes used to refer to Dagger, the Other weapon.
 
Cards
Deck out
 
To lose by running out of cards. There’s a type of deck centered around stalling until your opponent decked out, generally called Deckout Deck.
 
General
Deflag
Deflagration, a Fire spell.
 
Cards
Delay
A status effect that prevents a creature from using any abilities or attacking. e.g. Basilisk Blood inflicts this.
 
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Denial
Deck type designed to mess with your opponent’s quanta or hand in order to slow them. It can destroy quanta sources, absorb quanta or scramble it.
 
Decks
Desync
In PVP dueling, when the clients desynchronize and cause the players to drop the game. Often causes odd glitches, such as monsters disappearing and other ones appearing, marks changing, monster’s stats set to 0/0, or health changes.
 
General
Devtal
A type of deck which utilizes Fractal on Devourer.
 
Decks
DG
Divine Glory (one of the False Gods).
 
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Dial
 
Sundial, a Time permanent.
 
Cards
Dim Shield
 
Dimensional Shield, an Aether shield.
 
Cards
Disc
Discord, the Entropy rare weapon.
 
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Diss Shield
Dissipation Shield, an Entropy shield.
 
Cards
DL
Drain Life, a Darkness spell.
 
Cards
DR
 
Damage Reduction. Usually used in relation with shields. Titanium Shield has a DR of 2.
 
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Drag
Short for Dragon, an expensive and powerful creature.
 
Cards
Druid
Fallen Druid, upgraded version of Fallen Elf.
 
Cards
Duo
Deck using cards from two elements (regardless of the mark).
 
Decks
 E
EA
Enchant Artifact, an Earth spell.
 
Cards
EE
Eagle's Eye, upgraded form of Owl's Eye.
 
Cards
Electrum
Currency in the game, used to buy cards and play levels, earned from quests, winnings, selling cards, slot machines.
 
General
EM
 
Elemental Mastery. Winning a match with full HP. The coin reward is doubled.
 
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EMR
Elemental Mastery Rate (EMs/Wins)
 
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EP
Eternal Phoenix (one of the False Gods).
 
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Epi
Epinephrine, upgraded version of Adrenaline.
 
Cards
EQ
Earthquake, an Earth spell.
 
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 F
FFQ
Firefly Queen, an Air creature. Usually refers to the upgraded version as well.
 
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FG
 
False God (AI5). Aside from Arena, the most powerful AI level in the game.
 
General
Focus shield
A shard of focus with gravity pull on it. A powerful meat shield that regains 15hp each turn and destroys permanents.
 
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Fractix
A type of deck which utilizes Fractal on Minor Phoenix.
 
Decks
Frogtal
A type of deck which utilizes Fractal on Giant Frog.
 
Decks
 G
GG
Good game. Usually used in PvP by either the surrendering player or the next-turn winner.
 
General
Ghostmare
A type of deck that utilizes both Ghost of the Past and Nightmare as a form of hand denial.
 
Decks
GL
Good luck. Used in PvP at the start of the game. See also: HF
 
General
Glass
Golden Hourglass, a Time permanent.
 
Cards
Golem
Usually refers to Lava Golem, but may refer to Hematite Golem.
 
Cards
GotP
Ghost of the Past, a Time creature.
 
Cards
GP
Gravity Pull, a Gravity spell.
 
Cards
Grab
 
Graboid, an Earth creature.
 
Cards
Grabbow
Graboid Rainbow, a type of rainbow deck with focus on summoning Graboids as fast as possible.
 
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 H
Haxx
 
Refers to all effects relying on pure randomness, such as some shields and Entropy spells. The “haxx” term comes from the fallacy that the random effects are always in favor of the opponent.
 
General
HB
Half-Blood, the Level 4 AI.
 
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Heal
Recovering of HP (for a player or a creature, but usually for a player).
 
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HF
Have fun. Used in PvP at the start of the game. See also: GL
 
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HG
Golden Hourglass, a Time permanent.
 
Cards
Hit the space bar
 
Pass the turn. So called because pressing space bar ends your turn.
 
General
 I
IGN
In Game Name (for duels). Your username in the game.
 
General
IGT
I’ve GotP Time, a once popular False God deck.
 
Decks
Immo
Immolation, a Fire spell.
 
Cards
Immorush
A type of deck utilizing Immolation as main quanta generator, with cheap creatures and often Lava Golem for damage source.
 
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 L
LA
 
Liquid Antimatter, a False God deck.
 
Decks
Limitless
Limitless speed FG OTK, a popular False God deck.
 
Decks
LO
 
League Organizer, a staff member who organizes PvP League.
 
General
Lobo
Can refer to Lobotomizer, an Aether weapon, or its ability to remove skills from creatures. Mind Flayer, a Water creature, has also this ability.
 
Cards
Lock
Said of a strategy that focuses on ignoring all damage done by the opponent via shields or healing. Commonly referred as Stall.
 
General
LS
Liquid Shadow, the Darkness alchemy spell.
 
Cards
Luci
Luciferin, the Light alchemy spell.
 
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Lycan
Lycanthrope, an Entropy creature.
 
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 M
MA
Mono-Aether, a deck with only cards from the element of aether, typically using Dimensional Shields for defense.
 
Decks
Mark
Your Mark is a guaranteed supply of one chosen element, from the beginning of the game. It can match the deck’s main element or act as a side supply.
 
General
Mark Card
A cards that acts as a Mark. If it’s the same as your original mark and non-upgraded, it stacks with it and cannot be destroyed. Usually given to Tournament & League winners.
 
Cards
Mono
Deck using cards from a single element (regardless of the Mark).
 
Decks
 N
Nerf
The decrease in the power of a card, due to balancing issues. The new card is released in the next version of the game as a weaker card. For example, Sundial was nerfed to last less turns.
 
General
NM
Nightmare, a Darkness spell.
 
Cards
NotP
See Ghostmare.
 
Decks
NT
 
Nymph Tears, the Water alchemy spell.
 
Cards
 O
OE
Owl's Eye, the Air rare weapon.
 
Cards
OP
Overpowered. Said of a card or combo that causes an imbalance in the game due to its strength. Also means Opening Post and Original Poster.
 
General
OTK
A deck that focuses on killing the opponent in one turn.
 
Decks
Oty
Otyugh, a Gravity creature.
 
Cards
 P
PA
Protect Artifact, upgraded version of Enchant Artifact.
 
Cards
Pandy
 
Pandemonium, an Entropy spell.
 
Cards
Paradox
Usually refers to one of the False Gods. Maxwell’s Demon also has an ability named “paradox” to kill any creature with more attack than HP.
 
General
PC
Permanent Control; any way to destroy or weaken your opponent’s permanents.
 
General
Peg
Pegasus, a Light creature.
 
Cards
Pend
 
Short for Pendulum.
 
General
Perm
 
Short for Permanent.
 
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Pestal
A type of deck which utilizes Fractal on Pest.
 
Decks
Plat
Platinum Arena.
 
General
Poison
Counter that damages creatures or players every turn. As a verb: to increase this counter.
 
General
Precog
Precognition, the Time alchemy spell.
 
Cards
PSNbow
Pendulum Supernova Rainbow. Refers to a rainbow deck that uses Entropy Pendulum (as opposed to Quantum Tower) and Supernova.
 
Decks
PU
Parallel Universe, an Aether spell.
 
Cards
Pulvy
Pulverizer, the Earth rare weapon.
 
Cards
PvE
Player versus Environment, where the player plays against an AI level.
 
General
PvP
Player versus Player mode in the game.
 
General
 Q
QI
Quanta Index, a method of determining quanta efficiency
 
General
QP, QT
 
Quantum Pillar, a source of random quanta.
 
Cards
Quanta
Points in each element necessary to use cards. They’re usually procuced by Pillars and Pendulums, but many other cards are quanta sources. Comparable to “mana” or “power”.
 
General
Quint
Quintessence, the Aether alchemy spell.
 
Cards
 R
Ragepot
Rage Potion, the Fire alchemy spell.
 
Cards
Ragequit
 
An action of quitting in the middle of a game, generally because the ragequitting player have no chance to win.
 
General
Rainbow
Deck using cards from more than 4-5 different elements. Can also refer to the False God.
 
General
Rare
Cards that are not sold in the Bazaar. Only obtainable via card spins or as competition prizes.
 
General
Reflect
Ability of Emerald Shield or Reflective Shield to reflect back damaging spells.
 
General
Relic
Placeholder cards for Nymphs and Mark cards in card spin slots.
 
Cards
RNG
Random Number Generator, often mentioned when discussing luck in the game; the mechanism in the game for determining randomness; often blamed for bad luck.
 
General
RNG Goddess
 
A personification of the Random Number Generator. Usually mentioned when describing what the Random Number Generator is doing.
 
General
RoF
Rain of Fire, a Fire spell.
 
Cards
RoL
Ray of Light, upgraded version of Photon.
 
Cards
RoL/Hope
Ray of Light/Hope, a False God deck.
 
Decks
RT
Reverse Time, a Time spell.
 
Cards
Rush
Deckbuilding strategy focusing on fast damage, usually using as many high damage cost efficient creatures as possible.
 
Decks
 S
Sader
Crusader, a Light creature.
 
Cards
Sanc
 
Sanctuary, a light card.
 
Cards
Semi-vanilla
Used to describe a creature that has an ability that is insignificant enough that the ability can be ignored.
 
General
SG
Scaredgirl, an old forum Administrator.
 
General
SGBow
Scaredgirl's False God timebow, now infamous for having a low winrate.
 
Decks
Shard
 
Rare cards from the “Other” element. Can be used in almost any deck, but usually gives a certain advantage for a certain mark.
 
Cards
Shards the Game
A humorous term used to address Elements after patch 1.29 which completes the Shard series. It showed up after an assumption that Shards break the game.
 
General
Skellie
Skeleton, a Death creature.
 
Cards
SL
Siphon Life, upgraded version of Drain Life.
 
Cards
SN
Supernova, upgraded version of Nova.
 
Cards
SoBe
Shard of Bravery, the Fire shard. This abbreviation was requested by Zanzarino, the creator of the game; the abbreviation SoB is offensive slang in some cultures/languages.
 
Cards
SoC
Shard of Conscience, an old design for the Aether shard.
 
Cards
SoD
Shard of Divinity, the Light shard.
 
Cards
SoF/SoFo
 
Shard of Focus, the Gravity shard.
 
Cards
SoFr
Shard of Freedom, the Air shard.
 
Cards
SoFrepi
Using Shard of Freedom with Adrenaline together to get multiple critical hits.
 
General
SoFu
A name given to Shard of Focus before 1.32. So termed because it was overpowered at that time.
 
Decks
SoG
Shard of Gratitude, the Life shard.
 
Cards
SoI
Shard of Integrity, the Earth shard.
 
Cards
SoJ
Shard of Justice, an old name for the Aether shard.
 
Cards
SoP
Shard of Patience, the Water shard.
 
Cards
SoR
Shard of Readiness, the Time shard.
 
Cards
SoSa/SoSac/SoX
 
Shard of Sacrifice, the Death shard.
 
Cards
SoSe
Shard of Serendipity, the Entropy shard.
 
Cards
SoV
Shard of Void, the Darkness shard.
 
Cards
SoW
Shard of Wisdom, the Aether shard.
 
Cards
Special Spin
 
In the Arena, after winning a certain number of rounds in a row, a fourth spin is offered where you may re-spin each individual slot independently up to three times in order to vastly improve your chance of winning a card and giving you a small opportunity to affect which card you win.
 
General
Speedbow
Speed Rainbow. A rush type rainbow deck usually build using Quantum Towers and Supernova for quanta generation, and cheap creatures from all elements for damage.
 
Decks
Spin
Refers to spinning the slot machine (usually up to three times) in an attempt to win cards after winning a round.
 
General
Squid
Arctic Squid, a Water creature that can freeze other ones. Usually refers to the upgraded version as well.
 
Cards
SSPH
Special Spins Per Hour (in the Arena)
 
General
 T
T50
Top 50 players, the former level 4 AI.
 
General
TO
 
Tournament Organizer, a staff member who organizes weekly PvP Tournaments.
 
General
Trio
Deck using cards from three elements (regardless of the Mark).
 
Decks
TTK
Two Turn kill.
 
TTW
Turns To Win, a measurement of deck speed.
 
Decks
TU
Twin Universe, upgraded version of Parallel Universe.
 
Cards
 U
UEI
Unified Efficiency Index (approximate electrum/hour assuming all spun cards are sold)
 
General
UG
Unstable Gas, the Air alchemy card.
 
Cards
Unupped
A card or deck that has not been upgraded via the “Upgrade Card for 1,500 Electrum” function.
 
General
UP
Underpowered, said of a card that unbalances the game by its weakness, and is very rarely used for this reason.
 
General
Upped
A card or deck that has been upgraded via the “Upgrade Card for 1,500 Electrum” function. Some cards may drastically change while upped, and some may be strictly better when unupped.
 
General
 V
Vader
 
A style of deck that focuses primarily on Crusaders and Vampire Daggers, to expound on the quick healing/damaging nature of the combined elements.
 
Decks
Vanilla
Used to describe a card without an ability.
 
General
VDB
Voodoo Bravery, a popular False God deck.
 
Decks
 W
W/L
Win/Loss rate
 
General
WM
 
Warmaster, a staff member responsible for organizing War, a forum event which takes place over several weeks.
 
General
WR
Win Rate
 
General
 Z
Zanz
 
Zanzarino, creator, maintainer and lead developer of Elements the Game. You know, the one we all love.
 
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