Breeding is when two Axies create new offspring. Each Axie can be bred a maximum of 7 times. If the Axie hasn’t bred any offspring yet, then the breed count is 0/7. An axie with a 0/7 breed count is called a Virgin Axie. The lower the breed count, the more valuable the Axie.
This post covers the following information:
See more: Axie infinity breeding guide
- Breeding costs
- How to breed
- Body Patterns
- Breeding methods (loops)
1. Breeding Costs
Breeding costs 0.5 AXS and a certain amount of Smooth Love Potions (SLP), depending on the breed count of the Axies. The breed count is how many times the Axie has already produced offspring. The higher the breed count, the more SLP you will need to breed again.
The table below shows the amount of SLP you will need based on the breed count of the Axie.
This means that if you have an Axie with a breed count of 2/7 and an Axie with a breed count of 3/7, then the total costs of breeding are 0.5 AXS and 5850 SLP.
Smooth Love potions can be earned by playing the game. You can earn them in the Arena or in Adventure mode. Check out this guide on how to farm SLP.
2. How to breed
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Go to your inventory and select the first Axie you want to use to breed. Select the ‘Breed‘ option.
A new window will open where you will be able to select the second Axie for your breed:
Choose the second Axie for your inventory, and press ‘Let’s Breed!’. You will get a message to confirm the breed and after a few seconds, your Egg will be in your inventory!
Each Axie has 6 body parts as well as a body shape. For each part, an Axie possesses 3 genes. A dominant (D), recessive (R1), and minor recessive gene (R2).
The dominant gene is what determines the body part that is physically present on the Axie. When breeding, each gene has a chance to be passed down to offspring:
- Dominant (D): 37.5% chance to pass this gene to offspring.
- Recessive (R1): 9.375% chance to pass this gene to offspring.
- Minor Recessive (R2): 3.125% chance to pass this gene to offspring.
You can use this calculator to look up the probabilities when breeding 2 Axies.
You can view genes in the Axie Marketplace by using this extension built by one of the community members, Freak.
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There is a 10% chance for each of the 12 recessive genes to change into a completely random part, not inherited from either parent; this is what we call a mutation.
Each gene mutation has no effect on the chances of any other gene mutating. The dominant parts of an Axie cannot be mutated. This means two 100% There is a 32% (~1/3rd) chance of no mutations (100% parents, produce 100%) and a 68% (~2/3rds) chance of one or more mutations. It is also possible for non-pure Axies to mutate into 100% pure Axies (although rare). More than 6 mutations in one breed is improbable, so here are the odds up to 6 mutations:
- 0 mutations: 28.24% chance
- 1 mutation: 37.66% chance
- 2 mutations: 23.01% chance
- 3 mutations: 8.523% chance
- 4 mutations: 2.131% chance
- 5 mutations: 0.379% chance
- 6 mutations: 0.049% chance
5. Body Patterns
Axies have different types of body patterns. Check out my guide on what makes Axies unique to learn more about these patterns. The parents determine which body pattern your Axie will get. There are formula’s that can be used to create certain patterns:
After breeding you will receive an Egg in your inventory. This egg can be morphed into an adult after 5 days.
7. Breeding methods
You cannot breed siblings with eachother. This means that if you use two parents to breed multiple Axies as offspring, then that offspring cannot be used to breed with eachother.
To counter this problem you can use Breeding Loops. Breeding loops are strategies to breed for infinite generations starting with only 3 or 4 Axies. There are two main approaches: ABC looping (3 Axie) and ABCD looping (4 Axie), as well as a way to transition from ABC -> ABCD looping.
A more visual representation of the ABC method is: