Breeding Cost Guide in Axie Infinity. Learn about the game's Breeding Strategy, Breeding Cost & Count, Genes, Mutation, Body Patterns, Egg Morphing, & Breeding Loop.
Table of Contents
|Axie Infinity Guide & Gameplay|
▶︎ Axie Infinity Guide
|Learn how to choose team builds, cards, starter axies.|
▶︎ Axie Teams Guide
|Check each class's strengths and weaknesses, proper Axie positioning, card combos, energy gain & steal, buffs & debuffs and more!|
▶︎ Arena PVP Guide
Breeding In Axie Infinity
What Is Breeding?
Breeding in Axie Infinity is a way of creating a new Axie by producing and hatching an Egg. Its main purpose is to create an Axie with the desired traits such as cards, body parts, and class.
Players can breed 2 Axies to create a new offspring. The offspring Axie comes in the form of an egg, which morphs into an adult after 5 days.
Breeding And SLP/AXS
To avoid hyperinflation of Axies there is a maximum amount of times an Axie can be bred before it becomes sterile. Breeding an Axie costs AXS and some Smooth Love Potions depending on how many times the Axies have been bred.
|Learn about the game's Play-to-earn mechanics, SLP vs AXS Rewards System, Tips on how to farm SLP, and how does MMR stack with SLP and AXS.|
▶︎ SLP AXS Rewards Guide
Axie Infinity Breeding Cost
In order to start breeding, you will need 2 Axies, a fixed amount of AXS, and a certain amount of SLP.
Axie Breeding Costs
For every breeding instance, you need 1 AXS and a certain amount of SLP, depending on the breed count of each participating Axie.
While the required amount of AXS is fixed for all breed instances, the required amount of SLP depends on the breed count of the two Axies that are being bred. The higher the breed count of the Axies that are used to breed, the more SLP is required.
Here are the costs of Breeding Axies for Each Breed Count:
|Breed Count||Breed Number||SLP Cost|
Breed Count In Axie
How To Breed In Axie
Breeding in Axie Infinity is simple. You just have to follow these steps:
- Go to your inventory and choose the Axie you want to breed. Select the ‘Breed‘ option.
- You will be redirected to a new window where you will be able to select the 2nd Axie for your breed.
- Choose the 2nd Axie in your inventory, and press the "Let’s Breed!" option.
- After a few seconds, your Egg will be in your inventory.
What Is Breed Count In Axie?
In Axie Infinity, “Breed count” is the number of times an Axie has already bred and produced an offspring. Axies can only breed up to 7 times, so an Axie can have a maximum breed count of 7.
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.
Note that Sibling Axies cannot breed together, and Parents cannot breed with their offspring.
Axie Genes & Mutations
What Are Axie Genetics?
Each Axie has 18 genes, distributed equally among its 6 body parts. This means that for each body part, there are 3 genes that represent it. A dominant (D), recessive (R1), and minor recessive gene (R2).
Dominant genes (D) determine the body parts that are physically present on each Axie, as well as the matching abilities/cards. Through breeding, genes can be passed down with certain probabilities, depending on their dominance.
Here are their corresponding chances:
- Dominant (D): 37.5% chance to pass this gene to offspring.
- Minor Recessive (R2): 3.125% chance to pass this gene to offspring.
- Recessive (R1): 9.375% chance to pass this gene to offspring.
Mutations In Axie Breeding
Aside from the chances of genes to be passed down to the offspring, there is also a chance for each gene to mutate. A mutation is when a gene completely changes into a different random body part that’s not inherited from the offspring’s parents.
Each gene mutation has no effect on the chances of any other gene mutating. The dominant parts of an Axie cannot be mutated. It is also rarely possible for non-pure Axies to mutate into 100% pure Axies.
For the 6 recessive genes (R1) and the 6 minor recessive genes (R2), mutations happen at a 10% chance.
Here are the chances of an offspring Axie to have 0-6 mutations:
|Number of Mutations||Mutation Chance|
|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 Type & Egg Morphing In Axie
Axie Body Patterns
There are many different patterns that an Axie can have. Many have the same shape but different designs on the side of their body. Each Axie has a unique color and a different design on the side of their body.
It takes 5 days for an Axie Egg to hatch. You just wait for 5 days and check your Axie Egg if it’s ready to hatch. Once it is ready, select the “Morph into Adult” option and you’ll have your adult Axie ready for battle.
Breeding Methods In Axie
Take note that you cannot breed siblings with each other. This means that if you use two parents to breed multiple Axies as offspring, then that offspring cannot be used to breed with each other.
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.