The popular non-fungible token-based online metaverse game Axie Infinity allows users to breed their Axies to create new Axies by producing and hatching eggs. Axies are bred to gain specific stats and they can compete against other Axies in battle, and they can also be sold in the market. This guide will walk you through the process of breeding Axies and explain the resources needed.
Axie Infinity Breeding: Resources Needed to Breed
Breeding in Axie Infinity can be done up to seven times and requires players to own one AXS, the in-game token, and Smooth Love Potions, the in-game currency. Breeding will also charge a gas fee from users based on the use of the Ethereum network.
Breeding in Axie Infinity, in particular, requires three main resources:
Two Axies: Axies are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) creatures used to play the game. For breeding you only need two axles. However, if you want to participate in Player vs Player (PvP) or Player vs Environment (PvE) battles, you must have three axes.
SLP: Smooth Love Potions is the in-game currency that can be obtained by playing the game or playing against other users. It is mandatory to breed Axies.
AXS: Axie Infinity Shards is another in-game currency and is the main governance token of Axie Infinity. You can earn AXS by playing competitively or by purchasing it from other users.
Breeding consumes a fixed 0.5 AXS and the SLP depends on the number of breeds of each Axie. The breeding count is the number of times an Axie has been bred before.
While the AXS is fixed, the SLP is determined by the number of races of each parent, so a high number of races leads to more SLPs being consumed.
The cost breakdown (as of March 2022) is:
For example, if this is your first time breeding one of your Axies and it has a breed count of 0/7 and if your other Axie has a 5/7 breed count then your SLP cost will be 20,700.
How to grow Axies in Axie Infinity?
1. Go to your inventory and choose the first Axie you want to breed
2. Click on the ‘Varieties’ option. This will open a new window where you can select the second Axie.
3. Once chosen, click on ‘Let’s breed’
4. After this you will find an egg in your inventory in a few seconds!
5. It takes five days for an egg to hatch. When it’s done, you can select “Morph into Adult” and your adult Axie is ready!
Axie Genetics plays a critical role in determining an Axie’s classes, body parts, genes, and mutations. Each Axie has 18 genes that are evenly distributed over the six body parts. Each body part has three genes, which are:
The dominant gene is crucial because it determines which body parts will be physically present on each Axie. It also determines the skill cards and the matching cards.
The probability of each gene being passed on to the offspring is as follows:
Dominant gene: 37.5% chance of passing this gene on to offspring
Recessive gene (R1): 9.375% chance of passing this gene on to offspring
Minor recessive gene (R2): 3.125% chance of passing this gene on to offspring
These are important factors to note as they can determine what body part or card/skills you can get for your Axie. You can use the from Axiezone to learn about your odds or even use it to look up opportunities.
Mutations during Axie Breeding
Genes have the chance to mutate. This happens when a gene is completely changed in any body part that is not inherited from the parents of the offspring. It should be noted that dominant genes cannot be mutated and these mutations have no effect on the likelihood of another gene mutating.
The probability that an offspring will have an R1 and R2 mutation is:
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