Angry Birds Epic Guide | Understanding the Bird Classes (headgear)

In this guide we explore all the various classes of birds in Angry Birds Epic. Understanding these classes — and the different battle abilities associated with each — is integral to your success in Epic. Bottom line, there are levels that simply aren’t passable without a specific class of bird being part of the line up.

With that said, before we jump into the various classes, you may be asking yourself, “how do I change a bird’s class?” Classes are associated with the bird’s headgear, which can be changed by tapping a bird in the main menu. Once you do this all the classes you’ve unlocked will appear. From time to time throughout your journey in Epic you will unlock “Trainer” stations where you can purchase different headgear (either with Snoutlings or Lucky Coins). Down the road these classes can also be upgraded at the Mighty Eagle’s Dojo, but we’ll cover that in a later guide.

Blue attack values are based on an attack power of 100. Adjust proportionally based on your bird’s attack power!
Green healing values are based on a health rating of 100. Adjust proportionally based on your bird’s health!

Table of Contents

Red

Rage Attack: Heroic Strike – Deals 500 damage to enemy with most health.

Knight

Knight

Attack: Deals 115 damage; Forces target to attack Red for 3 turns.

Protect: Target receives 55% less damage; Lasts 2 turns.


Guardian

Guardian

Overpower: Deals 95 damage; Lowers target attack power by 25% for 2 turns.

Aura of Fortitude: All birds take 25% less damage; Lasts 3 turns.


Samurai

Samurai

Dragon Strike: Deals 3x 50 damage.

Defensive Formation: Target bird receives 50% less damage and all other birds received 40% less damage; Lasts 1 turn.


Paladin

Paladin(65 Lucky Coins)

Holy Strike: Deals 135 damage; Most hurt bird is healed by 40% of dealt damage.

Devotion: Target receives 35% less damage and the Paladin takes the damage instead of the target bird; Lasts 3 turns.


Avenger

Avenger

Revenge: Deals 80 damage; This damage is increased by 2% per 1% health lost.

I Dare You!: Forces all enemies to attack target bird; Target takes 20% less damage; Lasts 2 turns.

Chuck

Rage Attack: Speed of Light – Immediately launch 5 attacks from random birds.

Mage

Mage

Storm: Deals 55 damage to all enemies.

Shock Shield: Enemies attacking the target receive 75 damage per attack; Lasts 3 turns.


Lightning Bird

Lightning Bird

Energy Drain: 65% chance to remove helpful effects from all enemies; Deals 45 damage to all enemies.

Lightning Fast: Target bird immediately attacks a random enemy.


Rainbird

Rainbird

Acid Rain: Deals 20 damage to all enemies; Targets also receive 35 damage per turn for the next 3 turns.

Healing Rain: Removes all harmful effects from target; All birds healed for 20 health.


Wizard

Wizard

Chain Lightning: Deals 100 damage; Lightning strikes 3 other targets, getting weaker with each jump (specifically 67/45/30 damage).

Energize: Each attack on the target fills the Rage Chili by 5% and has a 20% chance to stun the attacker for 1 turn; Lasts 3 turns.


Thunderbird

Thunderbird(275 Lucky Coins; Behind Friendship Gate)

Thunderclap: Deals 45 damage to all enemies; The selected target takes +25% damage for 3 turns.

Rage of Thunder: Enemies attacking any bird will receive 35 damage per attack; Lasts 3 turns.

Matilda

Rage Attack: Matilda’s Medicine – All birds are healed by 35% and all harmful effects are removed.

Cleric

Cleric

Healing Strike: Deals 100 damage; Heals all birds by 20% of dealt damage.

Healing Shield: If any bird takes damage, all birds are healed by 15% of the taken damage; Lasts 3 turns.


Druid

Druid

Thorny Vine: Deals 35 damage; Target also takes 100 damage per turn for the next 3 turns.

Regrowth: Heals target for 20 health and all other birds for 10 health.


Princess

Princess

Royal Order: Deals 125 damage; Forces all enemies to attack the bird with the highest health for 3 turns.

Royal Aid: Removes all harmful effects from target bird; Target is healed for 25 health.


Priest

Priest

Angelic Touch: Deals 2x 55 damage; Birds attacking this target regain 5% of their maximum health; Lasts 3 turns.

Spirit Link: Connect to target bird; All connected birds share received healing; Lasts 3 turns.


Bard

Bard(95 Lucky Coins)

Heavy Metal: Deals 160 damage; 15% chance to stun target for 1 turn.

Soothing Song: All birds are healed for 10 health; They also heal for 5 health per turn for the next 3 turns.

Bomb

Rage Attack: Explode – Deals 150 damage to all enemies.

Pirate

Pirate

Pummel: Deals 100 damage.

Arrr!: All birds’ attack power is increased by 25%; Lasts 3 turns.


Cannoneer

Cannoneer

Cover Fire: Deals 3x 30 damage; Lowers target attack power by -20% for 2 turns.

Counter: Target bird counters enemy attacks with an attack of its own with 40% attack power; Lasts 3 turns.


Berserk

Berserk

Enrage: Deals 75 damage; This damage is increased by 1% per 2% filled Rage Chili.

Frenzy: Target bird takes 15% of its maximum health as damage but all enemies receive the same damage.


Capt'n

Capt'n

Raid: Immediately removes all helpful effects from target; Deals 90 damage.

Whip Up!: Target bird takes 10% of its maximum health as damage, but its attack power is increased by 60%; Lasts 3 turns.


Sea Dog

Sea Dog(275 Lucky Coins)

Hulk Smash: Deals 125 damage; This damage is decreased by 1% per 1% lost health.

Gang Up: If target bird attacks, Bomb immediately attacks the same target; Lasts 2 turns.

Blues

Rage Attack: Egg Surprise – Deal 200 damage to one pig, stun a pig for 1 turn, remove all helpful effects from a pig.

Tricksters

Tricksters

Itching Powder: Immediately removes all helpful effects from target; Deals 100 damage.

Cheer: 100% chance to remove harmful effects from all birds; All birds’ attack power is increased by 15%; Lasts 3 turns.


Rogues

Rogues

Sticky Goo: Deals 30 damage; Target also takes 90 damage per turn for the next 3 turns.

Cupcake Trap: Forces all enemies to attack target bird and suffer 100% of their dealt damage; Lasts 2 turns.


Marksmen

Marksmen(Behind Friendship Gate)

Volley: Deals 2x 35 damage; Target suffers 25 damage per attack for 3 turns.

Ambush: Target bird takes damage instead of Blues; If target bird is attacked, Blues counter with an attack of their own with 50% damage; Lasts 2 turns.


Spies

Spies

Smoke Bomb: Deals 85 damage; All other enemies receive 35 damage.

Glee: Target bird is healed for 15% of all damage dealt to the enemies; Lasts 3 turns.


Skulkers

Skulkers(150 Lucky Coins)

Weak Spot: Deals 90 damage; Target takes +30% damage for 2 turns.

Tricksy Trick: Target bird attacks random target for 35% damage; Harmful side effects of this attack are applied to all enemies.

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Comments (45)

Avatar of JoeyRank: Gold Flinger with 9375 points
By Joey (@joeyba)

Very nice guide. I wish we will see one for Weapons and Off-hand items.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@joeyba I think that’s pretty much impossible. There is no definitive list of either.

Avatar of UsetheforceRank: Flinger with 85 points
By Usetheforce (@andymarkson)

@AMslimfordy can you make a list of items obtained from workshops (excluding the items obtained from the golden pig) ?

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Is it possible to add precise amount of skill’s damage? I have ones.

Knight(Attack) – 115%(based on Red’s attack power)
Guardian(Overpower) – 95%
Samurai – 3×50%
Paladin – 135%
Avenger – 80%

Mage – Storm: 55%, Shock Shield: 75%
Lt Bird – 50%
Ra Bird – 20%, 35% DoT damage
Wizard – 100%, 67%, 45%, 30%
Th Bird – Thunder Clap: 45%, Rage of Thunder: 35%

Cleric: 100%
Druid – Thorny Vine: 35%, 100%, Regrowth: 20%, 10% (based on Matilda’s max HP)
Princess – Royal Order: 125%, Royal Aid: 25% (HP)
Bard – Heavy Metal: 160%, Soothing Song: 10%, 5% DoT
Priest – Angelic Touch: 2×55%

Pirate – 100%
Canoneer – 3×30%
Berserk – 75%
Captain – 90%
Seadog – 125%

Tricksters – 100%
Rogues – 30%, 90% DoT
Marksmen – 2×35%
Spies – 85%, 35%
Skulkers – 90%

Also, Red’s Heroic Strike is 500%, Bomb’s Explode is 150%, The Blues’ Egg Surprise is 200%.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Oh, Marksmen’sDebuff damage of Volley is 25%.

Rank: Sling God with 27090 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Good idea @dh-kim. I was wondering how to add values to this.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@AMSlimFordy — I saw that edited – but Lightning Bird’s damage is 50%, not 45%.

and the damage should be %-based, not a constant value.

Rank: Sling God with 27090 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@DH-Kim I’ve added a key to the top of the page. I don’t want to use percentages since there’s other items that are purely percentage-based, so I want to be careful.

For Lightning Bird, I currently have 266/591 on mine. I’ll ask BL to check his as well.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18950 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

@amslimfordy @dh-kim I have an Elite Lightning Bird and it says, “Deals 205 damage to all enemies”. This is obviously after two upgrades at the Mighty Eagle Dojo. I’m currently at level 28.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@BirdLeader What’s your LtBird’s exact attack power value?

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

I checked again: 45% is correct for Energy Drain. Thank you!

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@AMSlimFordy Now I got it, thanks. Please tell me if 45% is correct for Energy Drain.

also, Marksmen’s Volley’s debuff needs to be added: target suffers “25″ damage per attack.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Thanks @DH-Kim. I think 45 for Energy Drain and 25 for side-along Volley is correct.

Avatar of wrw01Rank: Sling God with 20440 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Great guide and it should be very useful when game play is active. Definitely are this page a favorite for future reference.

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By Anirb (@anirb)

I have the magic Anvil and I have Knight for Red and Mage for Chuck, now how do I get these other classes?

Rank: Sling God with 27090 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@Anirb

From time to time throughout your journey in Epic you will unlock “Trainer” stations where you can purchase different headgear (either with Snoutlings or Lucky Coins)

Rank: Hardened with 525 points
By Anirb (@anirb)

Thanks

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@AMSlimFordy & @BirdLeader — Will you check your Druids again? I think the Druid’s Target Healing amount has increased into 22 after the official launch.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@AMSlimFordy & @BirdLeader — Druid’s healing has become from 20 to 22, Princess from 25 to 30.

Avatar of SandeepRank: Well Traveled with 1650 points
By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

For battling tough pigs like wiz pig and prince porky, it would be good to use Red samurai, Matilda as Druid and blues as spies or rogues.

By Vincent

Where are the classes for:
Priest and Sea Dog?

I can’t find them anywhere.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Beyond the Red Gate, at Cobalt Plateaus.

Rank: Hardened with 525 points
By Anirb (@anirb)

I can only see a yellow gate at cobalt plateaus.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

There is a blue gate INSIDE the yellow gate.
There is a red gate INSIDE the blue gate.

Avatar of TomCRank: DaBomb with 455 points
By TomC (@tomc)

@Admins The Wizard class info text now says “… chance to stun the attacker for 2 turns …” instead of 1 turn.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Still, the stun duration is 1 turn. Must be an error.

Rank: Sling God with 27090 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@tomc @dh-Kim It actually works in practice now. I had reported this to Rovio as a logic error.

“1 turn” was buggy because the pig’s stun ended when your birds were ready to attack again. So it was increased to “2 turns” so that you could have 1 round to attack the stunned pig.

Avatar of Galaxy BirdRank: Hardened with 505 points
By Galaxy Bird (@ekkamjeet)

Hello, where can I find cap’n class for bomb?
I am on moorlands 2 level.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

You’re close, proceed more to access it at the Northern Sea.

Avatar of Galaxy BirdRank: Hardened with 505 points
By Galaxy Bird (@ekkamjeet)

Thanks, I reached and unlocked the trainer and after two more levels I unlocked the submarine. Capt’n headgear is for 750 snoutlings and I have 565. I will get it soon. thanks for your help. :-)

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@Admins – there were some balance patches in v1.0 10.

- Damage of Berserk’s Enrage is increased to 85.
- Healing of Druid’s Regrowth is reverted to 20 from 22.
- Healing of Princess’s Royal Aid is still 30 since v1.0.8.

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By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@Admins – v1.0.11 update has changed Druid’s healing value back to 22.

Rank: Hardened with 525 points
By Anirb (@anirb)

Do you know in what trainer every class goes in?
Guardian and Lightning Bird-Cobalt Plateaus trainer
Samurai and Druid-Limestone Lagoon trainer
Rogues and Rain Bird-Pirate Coast trainer
Where are the others?

Rank: Hardened with 525 points
By Anirb (@anirb)

Also
SeaDog and Priest- Cobalt Plateaus trainer behind the Red gate

Rank: Deputized with 165 points
By Squeaky McGee (@squeakymcgee)

Complete list:

Cobalt Plateaus Castle: Lightning Bird, Guardian
Limestone Lagoon – 3: Druid, Samurai
Pirate Coast – 2: Rogues, Rainbird
Northern Slingshot Woods – 1: Cannoneer
Star Reef – 2: Paladin, Princess
Eastern Bamboo Forest – 2: Marksmen
Winter Wonderland – 5: Spies
Mountain Pig Castle: Berserk, Wizard
Northern Sea – 1: Bard, Capt’n
Red Giant Valley – 3: Thunderbird
Old Nesting Barrows – 5: Skulkers, Avenger
Eastern Cobalt Plateaus – 8: Sea Dog, Priest

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16690 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Hi @DH-Kim and @Squeakymcgee — I don’t have all the basic headgear yet, and am wondering if it’s worth getting those I’m missing rather than upgrade existing ones to Veteran or beyond. Any advice you could give would be appreciated.
This is what I’m missing
Red: Avenger
Chuck: Thunderclap, but I also don’t have enough lucky coins
Bomb: Seadog, not available yet
Blues: Marksmen, Skulkers
I have 9 veterans; would really like to get Vet Rogues and Vet Bard

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Avenger is really underpowered, no need to have it at all. Just go with elites by now – but Skulkers can be very useful when you have enough lucky coins.

By Linus

My Chuck’s health was 1317+529(Phoenix Feather+Phoenix Egg),does my Chuck’s health high?

By Linus

I have 21 Veteran metal prizes and 10 Eltie classes from mighty eagle ,all classes+Paladin(except classes that cost lucky coins)have Veteran class ,I have 10 Eltie classes,3 for Red ,Chuck and Bomb,1 for Matilda, and none for The Blues.

Avatar of UsetheforceRank: Flinger with 85 points
By Usetheforce (@andymarkson)

I’m wondering which class to buy first-
Wizard, or Berserk? I just defeated Mountain pig castle and I’m in level 14 with 488 snoutlings.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Wizard is OP, but Berserk is a total piece of trash.

Avatar of UsetheforceRank: Flinger with 85 points
By Usetheforce (@andymarkson)

@DH-Kim thanks

Avatar of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16090 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

I haven’t found the Blue Class: Marksmen behind any of the Friendship Gates. Was there a change with the worldwide release @AMslimfordy ? I’m a bit puzzled :)

ps: I collected all the keys, played through all the regular levels-Castles, and currently working on Cave 3.

Avatar of DH KimRank: Out of this World with 2585 points
By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@sal9 — Marksmen should be in Bamboo Forest FS Gate, have you checked there?

Avatar of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16090 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

Ha! @dh-kim Never saw that Gate, thanks.

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