Axie Infinity Triangle Explained: What Are Classes and How Do They Work?
Axie Infinity is a Web3-based game where players can breed and grow little creatures called Axies and field them in battles. The game quickly rose up in popularity becoming the headliner for Web3 gaming. Axie Infinity brought forth new features, updates, and mechanics, making the game more interesting and innovative.
One of the core mechanics of the game is learning about the Class system and understanding the Class triangle. In this guide, we will be exploring how the class system works, how it can affect your playstyle and how it can help you rise to the top of the Arena.
Classes in Axie Infinity
There are currently nine classes to choose from and three of them are special secret classes. The nine classes are:
Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses, and these dictate the base statistics (stats) and affinities of your Axie.
Secret Class System
As we know, Axie Infinity has nine Axie Classes and six of them are regular classes. The regular ones are Aquatic, Beast, Bird, Bug, Plant, and Reptile. The three secret classes can be obtained through cross-breeding of different classes. These are:
· Dusk: You can obtain this through breeding a Reptile Axie and a purebred Aquatic Axie
· Mech: You can obtain this through breeding a purebred Beast Axie with a purebred Bug Axie
· Dawn: You can obtain this through breeding a purebred Plant Axie and a purebred Bird Axie
These secret classes have various advantages and disadvantages against other classes, but they lack Body parts/Cards. They also have a disadvantage when it comes to certain mechanics. For example, if an Axie plays a card from its class, it can earn a 15% shield/Attack bonus but as secret classes don’t have any class cards they can lose out on this bonus.
Stats and Attributes
The game has four core stats which are: Health, Morale, Skill, and Speed and each class has a different priority in stats. This attribute affects your playstyle and lets you choose how you want to play the game.
For each class, you get certain stats added to each card’s base stats. These depend on the type of card:
Aquatic: +3 Speed, +1 HP
Bird: +3 Speed, +1 Morale
Beast: +3 Morale, +1 Speed
Bug: +3 Morale, +1 HP
Plant: +3 HP, +1 Morale
Reptile, +3 HP, +1 Speed
The Class triangle
The Class triangle is a popular diagram used by Axie Infinity players to determine advantages and disadvantages and understand how they fare against other classes. This is similar to the Rock, Paper, and Scissors game.
As you can see in the triangle, certain classes have class advantages and class disadvantages. The Axies with the class advantage will deal 15% more damage and the Axies with the class disadvantage deal 15% less damage. Here is the breakdown of all the classes:
Axies also deal 10% damage if they are using moves that are related to their class and a 10% shield increase from certain moves. Abilities are determined through the body parts. Axies have six body parts:
All of the Axie body parts give stat points or “attributes” to an Axie. However, only the horn, back, tail, and mouth contain Axie cards used to execute abilities in battle.
How to determine the best Class for you in Axie Infinity?
With so many classes and stats to keep track of, it can get confusing when it comes to choosing a Class that also mirrors your playstyle. Some classes have specific abilities that might focus on aiding teammates and some classes may have specific abilities that are focused on defense. The best way to choose a Class is to try multiple decks and see which suits your playstyle the best. Future changes and updates may also have an adverse effect on the stats which can change things up.
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