Breeding guide



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.

Breeding Costs

Breeding costs 1 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.

Breed count Breed Number SLP Cost
(0/7) 1 300
(1/7) 2 450
(2/7) 3 750
(3/7) 4 1200
(4/7) 5 1950
(5/7) 6 3150
(6/7) 7 5100

Smooth Love potions can be earned by playing the game. You can earn them in the Arena or in Adventure mode.

How to breed

Go to your inventory and select the first Axie you want to use to breed. Select the Breed option.

How to breed Axie

A new window will open where you will be able to select the second Axie for your breed:

It's WooHoo time

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!

It's WooHoo time

Genes

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.

Mutations

Here 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

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:

Axie Body Patterns

Morphing

After breeding you will receive an Egg in your inventory. This egg can be morphed into an adult after 5 days.

Axie Morphing

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.

Axie ABC
Axie ABC