Axie Infinity: Ultimate Starter Guide will surely answer all your questions about it! For those who are not yet familiar with Axie Infinity, you better read this blog and EARN MONEY while you are enjoying the popular game.
How to set up an account?
To play Axie Infinity, you must download the game and set up an account first. Below are the step by step process to create one:
1) Get an Ethereum wallet
First, you’ll need an Ethereum wallet. We recommend MetaMask. It is available on both desktop and mobile.
MetaMask enables people to store, send cryptocurrency tokens and interact with blockchain apps. In Axie Infinity, tokens and in-game items are stored in a wallet.
1. Head over to https://metamask.io/.
2. Click download and select the platform you wish to download on.
3. Follow the installation steps.
* Remember to always keep your seed phrase (private key) secure at all times and never reveal this to anyone. Whoever owns your seed phrase has full access to your wallet.
2) Create a Ronin wallet
Next, you will need a Ronin wallet. This will be used to store assets such as cryptocurrency tokens and in-game items on the Ronin blockchain.
The Ronin blockchain is an Ethereum sidechain solution designed by the team behind Axie Infinity in order to counteract network congestion on Ethereum. This allows Axie players to enjoy fast and seamless transactions with very low gas fees. At the time of writing, everyone gets a maximum of 100 free transactions per day.
* The Ronin wallet web extension is available in the web store on any Chromium-based browser such as Brave & Chrome.
Follow the steps on Activate Ronin Wallet. This will take you to the web store. Click “Add to Brave.” (Similar to the MetaMask set up above)
After adding to Brave, the Ronin Wallet extension will appear on your top right. Pin it to the taskbar for convenience. Now, click on “Get Started” to continue.
There are three steps to setting up your Ronin Wallet. The steps in setting up your Ronin Wallet are similar to MetaMask above.
1. Create a password.
2. Write down and store your seed phrase in a safe place.
3. Fill in the correct words from your seed phrase in the position asked for.
You now have a Ronin Wallet. Check your wallet by clicking on the Ronin Wallet extension.
* Remember to always keep your seed phrase (private key) secure at all times and never reveal this to anyone. Whoever owns your seed phrase has full access to your wallet
3) Create an Axie Infinity Account
Next, head over to the Axie Marketplace and log in with Ronin Wallet to create an account.
Click “Confirm” on the pop-up.
Now that you have an Axie Infinity account. You can name your account or edit it later.
4. Setup email and password
After creating your account, you will need to link your email and password to complete the setup process.
Once you have entered your details, obtain the verification code from your email and confirm.
5) Connect to MetaMask
After verifying up your email, you will need to attach your MetaMask account. From the dashboard, click “Account Settings” and then “Attach MetaMask.”
A series of pop-ups from MetaMask will appear. Click Next, Connect, and Sign when prompted. This is free. After this, the set-up is complete.
6) Buying your first Axie
To begin your Axie journey, you will need 3 Axies. You can buy Axies from other players using the marketplace. The price of Axies has risen due to the game’s popularity, so this might be a large investment for many players. At the time of writing, the floor price for a single Axie is around 0.15 ETH ($285).
However, an alternative method to obtaining Axies is to enroll in a scholarship program. These are programs started by other Axie owners who lend their Axies in return for a portion of SLP earnings. An Axie Scholarship Tracker is useful to explore programs that work best for you if you are interested.
To purchase Axies, you will need ETH in your Ronin wallet. There are two ways to obtain ETH.
– Deposit from Ethereum wallet into Ronin wallet using the Ronin Bridge. Most players usually cash in or cash out through their MetaMask wallet using a centralized exchange like Binance.
– Buying ETH with fiat on Ronin using the Ramp Network. This is not available in every country.
Now that you have deposited ETH into your Ronin wallet, shop the marketplace for your soon-to-be battle companions!
7) Downloading the game
Once you have activated your Axie account and obtained your Axies, all that’s left is downloading the game and venture into the world of Lunacia.
Head to https://axieinfinity.com/ and click “Download” located on the top right. Select the platform you would like to download on Android, Windows, macOS, or iOS.
* As of writing, the iOS TestFlight platform is currently full. You have to use another platform to play the game for now
* For MacOS users: Please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491 and check the “Allow apps downloaded from.” box. Once checked, you can attempt to run the hub install and whitelist the app.
Depending on which platform you download on, you will use the desktop (MavisHub, Axie Infinity Game Launcher) app or the game app on mobile.
Log in with your email and password.
After you have logged in, click the PLAY button to start the game. (If this is your first time, the PLAY button will be an INSTALL button.)
To log in on a mobile device, you’ll need a QR code.
You can obtain one by heading to the Axie Infinity Dashboard or the Mavis Hub.
Click the “Show QR” to scan the code.
Congrats! You have completed the guide and are all set to play the game. Not sure where to start, you may want to learn how to play Axie Infinity.
Rules of the game
This guide will provide an overview of Axie Infinity’s basic gameplay for new players who just started with the game. If you haven’t set up an account and gotten your first 3 axies, please read our guide at how to get started with Axie Infinity.
Once you have gotten at least 3 Axies from the marketplace, head straight into the game and sync your Axies: Go to AXIES > Sync Axies. Your Axies should appear once it finishes syncing. Then, build your team formation on “TEAMS”
Currently, there are a total of 2 game modes:
1. Adventure Mode (PvE)
2. Arena Mode (PvP)
If you win in any of the game modes, you will be rewarded with a SLP token. SLP is one of Axie Infinity‘s in-game currencies and it is tradeable on exchanges such as Binance and Uniswap.
Also, Axies can increase in level by getting EXP from winning
Each Adventure/Arena battle costs 1 Energy. You can still play any of the modes if you use up all the energy, but you will not receive EXP in Adventure Mode and SLP rewards in Arena Mode.
The maximum amount and the replenish speed of Energy depend on the number of Axies you own.
There are a total of 3 simple daily quests to be completed. You can claim a fixed 25 SLP every day by finishing all the quests.
Some of the daily quests include the following :
Daily check in
Complete 10 Adventure mode levels (you may repeat the same level)
Win 5 Arena matches
Adventure Mode (PvE)
It is recommended for a new player to start by playing Adventure Mode. You can earn Axie EXP and up to 50 SLP per day by playing it.
An Axie will get stronger as it increases in level (for Adventure Mode only). Also, it is important to train your Axies’ EXP so that you can farm at a higher-level stage and grind your daily 50 SLP faster.
Another thing to note is that the levels start off easy but it will get harder to win as you progress. However, don’t give up yet as you can always farm at the previous level to gain Axie EXP and rewards.
Arena Mode (PvP)
Based on your Arena MMR (Matchmaking Rating), you will earn different amounts of SLP for each Arena win. The higher your ranks, the more rewards you will get per win. Take note that this is an average based on community calculations.
Regardless of your MMR, you can still complete your daily quest if you win five matches (even by winning without energy!) So, don’t give up if you keep losing in Arena Mode. Strategize all of your energy for Adventure Mode, then come back for five wins in the Arena.
The battle system works the same for both of the game modes. You will win once you eliminate all of your opponents. Likewise, you will lose if your opponents eliminate all your Axies.
Before deciding your moves, it is recommended to strategize your tactics by analyzing the play order and your opponent’s ability. The play order is located above the screen which determines which Axies move first. You can also view your opponents’ stats and cards by clicking on their Axies.
Once you select your cards, click “End Turn” to start battling.
Another thing to note is that each card requires a different amount of energy cost, so it is important to do the math if you want to save up some of the energy for the next round!
The Base damage is the minimum damage that will be applied to your opponent, while the base shield is the minimum shield that will be applied to yourself. Additional damage/shield will be explained in the next section.
Buffs and debuffs are the status effect that will be applied to either your opponent or yourself. It will be explained further in the Buffs & Debuffs section.
Class and Skill
To win PvP matches constantly, it is important to understand how Axies’ class types can impact your odds of winning.
Axie Infinity has released a total of 9 Axie classes as of July 2021.
Class Advantage: The class of an Axie is important in PvP combat because each class is strong and weak against other classes. Between two Axies, the one with the class advantage will deal 15% extra damage, while the one with the class disadvantage will deal 15% less damage.
Furthermore, when an Axie uses a card from its own class, it gets an extra 10% attack and shield bonus.
For instance, an Aquatic Axie will deal 15% more damage to a Beast Axie, plus an extra 10% if it uses an Aquatic card to deal the damage for a total of 25% (15% + 10%) total damage.
Secret Class: Dusk, Dawn and Mech are three “Secret Classes” in Axie Infinity. Secret class Axie is hard to be bred, and it has no card from secret class. However, secret class Axie can still benefit from class advantage and card bonus:
For example, a Dawn Axie will deal 15% more damage to a Beast Axie, plus an extra 7.5% if it uses a Bird/Aquatic card to deal the damage for a total of 22.5% (15% + 7.5%) total damage.
Body Parts & Cards: An Axie has 6 body parts that are decided by its genes: back, ears, eyes, horns, mouth, and tail. Each body part represents a skill card of the Axie except the eyes and ears which do not provide the Axie with a skill card.
Attributes: Each Axie has 4 stats: Health, Morale, Skill and Speed.
An Axie’s stats depend on its class and its body parts. The base stats of an Axie is decided by its class, while additional stats depend on the class type of each body part.
Buffs & Debuffs: Status effects can be applied on Axies through playing skill cards. A positive effect is called a “Buff” while a negative one is called a “Debuff”. An icon will float above an Axie when a certain status effect is applied to it.
Currently, there are a total of 3 buffs and 13 debuffs in Axie Infinity:
Much like Pokemon, Axies can be bred to create offspring, while the ancestry of every Axies is immutably recorded on the blockchain.
Breeding an Axie requires two resources: AXS and SLP tokens. Each Axie can be bred a maximum of 7 times. At the time of writing, it costs 4 AXS and some SLP. The SLP cost depends on the breed count of both parents.
To breed, log in to the Axie Marketplace and click through My Account > Inventory. Next, select your Axie and click on “Breed”. Then, simply pair it with another Axie, review the costs, and start breeding.
Axie takes 5 days to reach maturity. Subsequently, you can morph your Axie into an adult.
Each body part possesses 3 Axie genes: A dominant gene (D), a recessive gene (R1), and a minor recessive gene (R2). The dominant gene will decide an Axie’s body part and hence, the skill card of the Axie. Meanwhile, all three genes have a percentage of chance to be inherited by the offspring:
Axie breeding is a complicated process, and each decision needs to be carefully thought out to design a well-balanced team. Specially-bred Axies are essential, especially if you want to climb to the top ranks in the Arena (PvP).
We hope this guide provides you with a basic understanding of how to strategize your gameplay and maximize your profits on Axie Infinity. It takes a lot of effort, dedication, and experience to master Axie Infinity, so don’t give up yet if you fail at first. Follow us for more advanced Axie Infinity guide!
UPDATES & TIPS FOR SEASON 18
Daily Task = 25 Small Love Potion (SLP)
Adventure Mode = Limited to 50 SLP
Arena Mode = Depends on your Match Making Rate (MMR)
Estimated SLP per Day = 120-150
Tips from an Axie Infinity Scholar
In the first two weeks, spend your 10 energy in Adventure Mode and 10 in Arena Mode. This strategy will help your Axies to level up and increase your daily SLP quota.
When you reach the ruin level where you can easily farm SLP, you can finally spend 20/20 of energy in Arena Mode to maximize them.