Breeding Axies is an important aspect of Axie Infinity, and these digital creatures can fetch prizes of up to $XNUMX million. Bird breeders know how to combine traits and produce valuable offspring, and Axie breeding is similar. However, you cannot blindly dive into Axie breeding.
If you're curious about how Axie breeding works, look no further. There are many rules and patterns, which can be complicated for the beginner. Read on to discover the intricacies of Axie biology.
Axie Infinity Breeding Guide
All Axies start out as fertile creatures and can pass down specific traits to their offspring. With the exception of the original Axies and the MEO Axies, they have a Sweet Love Potion cost. After depleting Axie's number of races, they become barren forever.
These are the first things you should learn about breeding Axies, as the developers don't want to oversaturate the market with specific traits and features. With these limitations, players can take advantage of a variety of Axie genes and mutations.
The basic process for letting the Axies breed is quite simple. You will need the following items or creatures:
- Two compatible and fertile Axies
When you're ready, follow these steps:
- Access your Axie inventory.
- Select the first Axie you want to breed.
- Click on the "Race" button between "Sell" and "Gift".
- In the new window that appears, choose another Axie to be the second parent.
- Once you're ready, click "Let's Breed" to let your adorable monsters breed.
- You will receive a notification and find an egg in your inventory a few seconds later.
The egg will need 24 hours to incubate, and after this time it hatches into a larva. The Axie will stay in larval form for 48 hours, and you still can't tell what genes it inherits. Also, the color of the egg does not affect your Axie's genes, even though it is based on the type of the parents.
Three days after hatching, your Axie becomes a Petite, the equivalent of a cross between a juvenile and an adolescent. You can finally see its class and characteristics, but you will have to go to your inventory and pay a small fee plus an ETH gas fee to transform it.
Another 48 hours must pass before your Axie turns into an adult, and the transformation process also requires some payment. Once an Axie matures, it is ready to breed and fight.
Number of breeds
The number of races in Axie has a direct impact on the breeding cost, with a higher number of races translating into increased SLP spending. Each Axie can only reproduce seven times, and after that they become permanently sterile.
Here are the spawning costs based on the number of times an Axies has spawned:
- Virgin Axie coûte 100 SLP
- 200 SLP for 1/7 times
- 300 SLP for 2/7 times
- 500 SLP for 3/7 times
- 800 SLP for 4/7 times
- 1 SLP for 300/5 times
- 2 SLP for 100/6 times
- Sterile 7/7 times
The number of breeds from each parent will affect the amount of SLP expended during breeding. For example, breeding a virgin Axie with one that has mated five times will cost 1 SLP in total.
You can check the number of Axie races in inventory, and it's always a good idea to be on the lookout. If you accidentally lose a breeding opportunity, you won't be able to get it back, no matter how hard you try.
Breeding also costs one AXS. You earn this cryptocurrency by playing the game, similar to how players create SLP.
Each Axie has particular traits that they are born with and can be passed on to offspring, and learning about genetics can be daunting for beginners. Still, the basics are fairly simple to grasp, and once you understand the mechanics, raising the ideal Axie can become trivial.
No matter how rare an Axie is, it has six body parts and one body shape. Each part has three genes. They are dominant, recessive and minor recessive.
Dominant genes are those already present on the creature, such as tail shape or pattern. Recessive and minor recessive genes do not manifest physically, but they can be passed on to offspring.
Here are the odds of each gene:
- Dominant genes have a 37,5% chance
- Recessive genes have a 9,375% chance
- Minor recessive genes have a 3,124% chance
When calculating genetics, each of the 12 recessive genes has a 10% chance of mutation. Mutations result in completely random body parts that are not inherited from parents. Dominant genes will never mutate.
Each mutated gene does not affect the mutation probabilities of another gene. Taking common mutations into account, 32% of Axies will have no mutations, while the remaining 68% will have at least one.
Here are some chances of mutation:
- 28,84% chance of not mutating
- 37,66% chance for a mutation
- 23.01% chance for two mutations
- 8,523% chance for three mutations
- 2,131% chance for four mutations
- 0,379% chance for five mutations
- 0,049% chance for six mutations
The possibility of other mutations is extremely low but not impossible.
Mutations can also cause some offspring to become pure Axies. A pure Axie has all six body parts of a class, such as Plant or Insect.
Axes also have a single class, which is that of either parent. Thus, he has a 50% chance of inheriting one type or the other. Offspring cannot be born with different classes than their parents, making class mutations impossible.
If the parents are of the same class, their offspring will also be born with that class.
As for body patterns, they are inherited from both parents. The difference is that you can combine the body patterns of both parents and produce offspring with particular shapes and traits. These recipes are predetermined and it doesn't matter which parent you choose first on the selection screen.
Standard body models are the most commonly encountered. However, rarer patterns make the Axies appear fluffier and hairier, such as Spiky, Curly, and Fluffy.
The most desirable models are the unique models:
You can breed for all three with the following recipes:
- P3 (Trispike) + P29 (Spikey) = P34 (Sumo)
- P1 (Fuzzy) + P30 (Curly) = P33 (Wet Dog)
- P33 (Wet Dog) + P34 (Sumo) = P49 (Big Yak)
If you want to run breeding simulations before moving on to the actual process, you can visit this website. Since it does not show recessive genes, you should download this extension by Freak.
Learn more about the courses
Each Axie belongs to one of these six classes:
However, three secret classes require extensive preparation and luck to spawn. They are:
All three require two pure Axies, and the recipes also don't guarantee you'll get one of those classes. There's a 33% chance, which means you might have to try more than once if you're not so lucky.
- Reptile + Aquatic = Twilight
- Insect + Beast = Mech
- Plant + Bird = Dawn
Since you cannot breed Axies that are siblings or parents, the community has developed optimized routes that result in unlimited generations. These are called breeding loops, and they take advantage of at least three Axies that are unrelated to each other.
The most common loop is the ABC method involving three axes:
- The first two Axies will breed twice to produce two offspring, which will take several days as the offspring grow.
- Once the kids are grown, you raise the third Axie with one of the younger ones and produce two more Axies.
- One of these new children will breed with the second generation of Axie who has not yet mated.
- Repeat until you want to stop.
While the loop sounds great on paper, mutations can eventually make the Axies themselves more expensive than their selling price. At this point, it's best to start a new loop and sell all the Axies you've used. Either way, if you're lucky, you might breed a pure Axie and make a profit.
The second most popular method is the ABCD method, and you can even switch from ABC to this somewhere later.
- The first two Axies will spawn four times.
- The other pair will also spawn four times.
- Now that you have four pairs of offspring, you can breed them and spawn even more Axies.
- Repeat the loop.
When running breeding loops, always plan carefully, unless you want to breed normal Axies for scholars. If you're looking to produce pure Axies, it takes luck and careful planning. You will also need the purest Axies possible, which can take a long time to acquire.
The best genes
Axies with perfect genetics and incredible stats tend to sell for big bucks. However, for every pure Axie, you'll likely end up with mutations that don't sell for much. Either way, the Axie selection process will take a lot of time and money to strike gold.
Which breeding loop do you prefer? Do you have a pure Axie? Let us know in the comments section below.