Axie Infinity: Beginner`s Guide

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Introduction

This is an Axie Infinity Class Guide. It starts off with how your class influences your playstyle: learn how to deal 25% additional damage and calculate your stats. After that we dive into the class-specific section, which is an extensive overview of body parts, who decide what cards (abilities) an Axie has.

What classes can you choose from?

Axie Infinity has a total of 9 classes that have been released to the game. Three of these are special classes that do not have their own Body Parts (or Class Cards). I have not concluced them in the Class Guide for that reason, because this guide mainly showcases Class Body Parts.

Class advantages

The class of an Axie is important for combat, because each class is weak and strong against other classes. The Axie that has the class advantage will deal 15% additional damage. The Axie that has the class disadvantage will deal 15% less damage. For example, a Bird class Axie deals 15% additional damage to a Beast class Axie.

In addition, when an Axie of a certain class uses a card from its own class, it gets a 10% attack and shield bonus. For example, a Plant Axie playing a plant card will receive 10% extra attack/shield.

Important to note is that these bonuses stack. A Beast Axie using a Beast card against a Plant target will do 25% (10% + 15%) more damage.

Attributes

There are 4 stats in the game, Health, Morale, Skill and Speed.

  • Health: The amount of damage your Axie can take before being defeated.
  • Morale: Morale increases critical strike chance. It also makes entering last stand more likely and adds more last stand “ticks”.
  • Skill: Skill adds damage when an Axie plays multiple cards at once (combo). The extra damage is calculated like this: (card attack * skill )/ 500.
  • Speed: Speed determines turn order. Faster Axies attack first. Speed also decreases an Axie’s chance of being the victim of a critical strike. If two Axies have the same speed, this is how attack order is determined: High speed > Low HP > High Skill > High Morale > Low Fighter ID.

An Axie’s stats are dependent on two variables: its class and its body parts. For instance the base stats of an Aquatic Axie (body) are: 39 HP, 39 Speed, 35 Skill and 27 Morale. Each card will add stats based on the type:

  • Aquatic: +3 Speed, +1 HP
  • Beast: +3 Morale, +1 Speed
  • Bird: +3 Speed, +1 Morale
  • Bug: +3 Morale, +1 HP
  • Plant: +3 HP, +1 Morale
  • Reptile, +3 HP, +1 Speed

An Axie is a ‘pure breed’ when its class and all of its body parts are of the same type. The ‘pureness’ of the Axie can be set as a filter on the Axie Marketplace, ranging from 1 to 6 body parts that are the same type as the selected class.


Axie Infinity – Class guide

The class guide shows all of the body parts for each class. An Axie has 6 body parts: eyes, ears, horns, mouth, back and tail. Each body part will determine the card (ability) the Axie can use in battle, except for the eyes and ears. The eyes and ears do not have a card (ability) connected to them. For each body part we will show the following information:

  • Tier (taken from the Card Tier List on Axie Zone)
  • Body Part
  • Card Name
  • Energy, attack, defense (shown as ‘Ene/Att/Def’)
  • Card Description

Keep in mind that an Axie is not restricted to only using cards from its own class. However, it is beneficial to play cards from your own class to gain a 10% bonus to Attack & Defense points.

The goal of this overview is to help you learn about the cards in the game. Sorting the Cards by Body Part has helped me a great deal in understanding what does and doesn’t work for each class. After each overview of Body Parts I have added a gallery showing what the Body Parts look like. This will help you learn to identify what cards can be played, just by looking at the Axie.

Secret Classes

There are three “secret” classes in Axie Infinity. The three Secret classes are:

  • Mech: Offspring of a purebred Beast Axie and a purebred Bug Axie.
  • Dawn: Offspring of a purebred Plant Axie and a purebred Bird Axie.
  • Dusk: Offspring of a purebred Reptile Axie and a purebred Aquatic Axie.

The “Mech” class is often referred to as “Nut”. The “Dawn” class is often reffered to as “Star”. The “Dusk” class is often referred to as “Moon”.

The Secret Classes are quite hard to breed, because you need a specific combination of two purebred Axies. Even then, there is only a 33% chance to create a Secret Class when producing offspring.

Secret Classes benefit from class advantages and disadvantages, but they do not have their own Body Parts/Cards. Remember that when an Axie plays a card belonging to its class it gets a 15% shield/attack bonus. However, since there are no secret class cards— this was making secret classes weak compared to the other 6 classes. To fix this, the secret classes get the following bonus when playing cards from the classes they share advantages/disadvantages with:

  • Dusk: 7.5% class bonus for Reptile & Plant cards.
  • Dawn: 7.5% class bonus for Bird & Aquatic cards.
  • Mech: 7.5% class bonus for Beast & Bug cards.

This has been implemented as of Season 6.

What makes Secret Classes different?

Secret Classes have different colors and base stats.

ClassHPSpeedSkillMorale
Dawn35353931
Dusk43392731
Mech31394327

 Aquatic Class

Aquatics are strong against: Beast, Bug, Mech.
Aquatics are weak against: Reptile, Plant, Dusk.

Attributes

The base stats for the Aquatic class Axie are:

HPSpeedSkillMorale
39393527

Each Aquatic card will give the Axie an additional 3 Speed and 1 HP. Playing Aquatic class cards will give an additional 10% damage bonus, but you are not limited to using only Aquatic class cards.

With high Speed and good HP the Aquatic Axie is incredibly versatile. An Aquatic Axie can be a good Off-tank with, because of high base HP and cards like Sponge. However, because of high Speed and cards like Perch and Piranha the Aquatic Axie can also be a very high damage backdoor Attacker.

Card Tier List

Body Part: Mouth

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
SLamAngry Lam1 / 110 / 40Deal 120% damage if this Axie’s HP is below 50%
ARisky FishFish Hook1 / 110 / 30Apply Attack+ to this Axie when attacking Plant, Reptile or Dusk targets.
APiranhaCrimson Water1 / 120 / 30Target injured enemy if this Axie’s HP is below 50%.
BCatfishSwallow1 / 80 / 30Heal this Axie by the damage inflicted with this card.
Lam

Body Part: Horn

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
AShoal StarStar Shuriken1 / 115 / 10Target cannot enter Last Stand if this card brings its HP to zero.
BOrandaHero’s Bane1 / 120 / 30End target’s Last Stand.
BClamshellClam Slash1 / 110 / 40Apply Attack+ to this Axie when attacking Beast, Bug or Mech cards.
BAnemoneAquaponics1 / 80 / 40Successful attacks restore 50 HP for each Anemone part this Axie possesses.
CTeal ShellDeep Sea Gore1 / 50 / 80Add 30% to this Axie’s shield when attacking.
CBabyloniaShell Jab1 / 100 / 50Deal 130% damage when attacking an idle target.
Shoal Star

Body Part: Back

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
SGoldfishSwift Escape1 / 110 / 20Apply Speed + to this Axie for 2 rounds when attacked.
BPerchSpinal Tap1 / 100 / 20Prioritize idle taret when comboed with at least 2 additional cards.
BHermitShelter1 / 0 / 115Disable critical strikes on this Axie during this round.
BAnemoneAqua Vitality1 / 80 / 40Successful attacks restore 50 HP for each Anemone part this Axie possesses.
BSpongeShipwreck1 / 60 / 90Apply Attack+ to this Axie if its shield breaks.
CBlue MoonScale Dart (Aqua)1 / 120 / 30Draw a card if target is in Last Stand.
Goldfish

Body Part: Tail

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ANimoTail Slap0 / 30 / 0Gain 1 energy when comboed with another card.
BNavagaFlanking Smack1 / 100 / 40Deal 120% damage if this Axie attacks first.
BKoiUpstream Swim1 / 110 / 30Apply Speed+ to this Axie for 2 rounds when comboed with another Aquatic class card.
CShrimpChitin Jump1 / 30 / 30Prioritizes furthest target.
DRanchuWater Sphere1 / 120 / 30Apply Chill to target for 2 rounds.
DTadpoleBlack Bubble1 / 110 / 40Apply Jinx to target for 2 rounds.
Koi

Beast Class

Beasts are strong against: Reptile, Plant, Dusk
Beasts are weak against: Aquatic, Bird, Dawn

Attributes

The base stats fort he Beast class Axie are:

HPSpeedSkillMorale
31353143

Each Beast card will give the axie an additional 3 Morale and 1 Speed. Playing Beast class cards will give an additional 10% damage bonus, but you are not limited to using only Beast class cards.

Card Tier List

Body Part: Mouth

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
SNut CrackerNut Crack1 / 105 / 30Deal 120% damage when comboed with another ‘Nut Cracker’ card.
AGodaPiercing Sound1 / 80 / 40Destroy 1 of your opponent’s energy.
CConfidentSelf Rally0 / 0 / 30Apply 2 Moral+ to this Axie for 2 rounds.
DAxie KissDeath Mark1 / 100 / 30Apply Lethal to target if this Axie’s HP is below 30%.

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Axie Kiss

Body Part: Horn

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
AImpIvory Stab1 / 70 / 20Gain 1 energy per critical strike dealt by your team this round.
BDual BladeSinister Strike1 / 130 / 20Deal 250% damage on critical strikes.
BLittle BranchBranch Charge1 / 125 / 25Increase crit chance by 20% if chained or comboed with a plant card.
CArcoAcrobatic1 / 100 / 5Apply Speed+ to this Axie for 2 rounds when attacking.
DPockySugar Rush1 / 125 / 20Deal 10% additional damage for each allied Bug Axie.
DMerryMerry Legion1 / 65 / 85Add 20% shield to this Axie when played in a chain.
Imp

Body Part: Back

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ARoninSingle Combat1 / 75 / 0Guaranteed critical strike when comboed with at least 2 other cards.
BJaguarNitro Leap1 / 115 / 35Always strike first if this Axie is in Last Stand.
BRisky BeastRevenge Arrow1 / 125 / 25Deal 150% damage if this Axie is in Last Stand.
DTimberWoodman Power1 / 50 / 100Add Shield equal to the damage this card deals to Plant targets.
DFurballJuggling Balls1 / 40 / 30Strike 3 times.
EHeroHeroic Reward60 / 0 / 0Draw a card when attacking an Aquatic, Bird or Dawn target.
Jaguar

Body Part: Tail

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ANut CrackerNut Throw1 / 105 / 30Deal 120% damage when comboed with another ‘Nut Cracker’ card.
BCottontailLuna Absorb0 / 0 / 0Gain 1 energy.
BHareHare Dagger1 / 120 / 30Draw a card if this Axie attacks at the beginning of the round
BRiceNight Steal1 / 80 / 10Steal 1 energy from your opponent when comboed with another card.
DGerbilGerbil Jump1 / 40 / 20Skip the closest target if there are 2 or more enemies remaining.
DShibaRampant Howl1 / 120 / 30Apply Morale+ to your team for 2 rounds if this Axie attacks while in Last Stand.
Nut Cracker

 Bird Class

Birds are strong against: Beast, Bug, Mech
Birds are weak against: Reptile, Plant, Dusk

Attributes

The base stats for the Bird class Axie are:

HPSpeedSkillMorale
27433535

Each Bird card will give the Axie an additional 3 Speed and 1 Morale. Playing Bird class cards will give an additional 10% damage bonus, but you are not limited to using only Bird class cards.

The high Speed and Morale of the Bird Axie makes it a great choice for the role of “Attacker”. An “Attacker” Axie has at least 2 high damage cards (100+ damage) and they sacrifice survivability for high damage output. Often they are set up with 4 high damage cards, or 3 high damage cards with one card that allows the Bird to attack the backline.

Card Tier List

Body Part: Mouth

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
BPeace MakerPeace Treaty1 / 120 / 30Apply Attack- on target.
BLittle OwlDark Swoop1 / 25 / 0Target fastest enemy.
BHungry BirdInsectivore1 / 110 / 40Target Bug class enemy if this Axie’s HP is below 50%.
DDoubletalkSoothing Song1 / 80 / 0Apply Sleep to target.
Peace Maker

Body Part: Horn

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
AEggshellEggbomb1 / 120 / 0Apply Aroma on this Axie until next round.
AKestrelHeadshot1 / 130 / 0Disable target’s horn cards next round.
CTrumpAir Force One1 / 120 / 30Deal 120% damage when chained with another “Trump” card.
CWing HornSmart Shot1 / 50 / 10Skip the closest target if there are 2 or more enemies remaining.
DFeather SpearFeather Lunge1 / 110 / 50Deal 120% damage when chained with another “Lunge” card.
DCuckooCockadoodledoo0 / 0 / 40Apply Attack+ to this Axie.
Eggshell

Body Part: Back

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
APigeon PostBlackmail1 / 120 / 10Transfer all debuffs on this Axie to target.
ARavenIll-omened1 / 110 / 30Apply Jinx to target for 2 rounds.
BCupidHeart Break1 / 120 / 20Apply Morale- to enemy for 2 rounds
BBalloonBalloon Pop0 / 40 / 0Apply Fear to target for 1 turn. If defending, apply Fear to self until next round.
DTri FeatherTriple Threat0 / 35 / 10Attack twice if this Axie has any debuffs.
EKingfisherPatient Hunter1 / 130 / 0Target an Aquatic class enemy if this Axie’s HP is below 50%.
Pigeon Post

Body Part: Tail

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
APost FightAll-out Shot0 / 120 / 0Inflict 30% of this Axie’s max HP to itself.
BGranma’s FanCool Breeze1 / 120 / 30Apply Chill to target for 2 rounds.
CSwallowEarly Bird1 / 110 / 20Deal 120% damage if this Axie attacks first.
CThe Last OneRisky Feather1 / 150 / 0Apply 2 Attack- to this Axie.
DFeather FanSunder Armor1 / 40 / 90Add 20% shield to this Axie for each debuff it possesses.
DCloudPuffy Smack1 / 100 / 50Skip targets that are in Last Stand.
Post Fight

 Bug Class

Bugs are strong against: Reptile, Plant, Dusk
Bugs are weak against: Aquatic, Bird, Dawn

Attributes

The base stats for the Bug class Axie are:

HPSpeedSkillMorale
35313539

Each Bug card will give the Axie an additional 3 Morale and 1 HP. Playing Bug class cards will give an additional 10% damage bonus, but you are not limited to using only Aquatic class cards.

The Bug class is hardly ever seen in an Axie team setup. Most their cards score low on the Card Tier List. The Bug class has a lot of cards that apply Debuffs upon use.

The Thorny Turtle build is a Meta Build that centers around the use of the ability Allergic Reaction to deal 130% damage against debuffed targets. The combo with Chomp (part: Tiny Turtle) and another card, allows you to ignore your opponents defense and to trigger the damage bonus of Allergic Reaction. 0 energy skills which cause another debuff, for example Mystic Rush (part: Laggin), can round this build up. Other debuff generating Axies in your team will improve the effectiveness of this build as well.

Card Tier List

Body Part: Mouth

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
BCute BunnyTerror Chomp1 / 120 / 30Apply Fear to target for 2 turns when played in a Chain.
BMosquitoBlood Taste1 / 70 / 40Heal this Axie by the damage inflicted with this card.
EPincerSunder Claw0 / 20 / 0Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy’s hand.
ESquare TeethMite Bite0 / 30 / 0Add 100% more damage when comboed with another card.
Cute Bunny

Body Part: Horn

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ALeaf BugDisguise0 / 20 / 20Gain 1 energy when comboed with a plant card.
BAntennaBug Signal1 / 80 / 60Steal energy from your opponent when chained with another ‘Bug Signal’ card.
CParasiteThird Glance1 / 80 / 50Randomly discard 1 card from your enemy’s hand.
CLagginMystic Rush0 / 40 / 0Add Speed- to target for 2 rounds.
CCaterpillarsGrub Surprise1 / 100 / 50Apply Fear to shielded targets.
DPliersDull Grip1 / 110 / 30Deal 30% more damage to shielded targets.
Leaf Bug

Body Part: Back

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
SSnail ShellSticky Goo1 / 40 / 60Stun attacker if this Axie’s shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.
BSpiky WingBuzzing Wind0 / 10 / 30Apply Fragile to target until next round.
CSandalBug Splat1 / 110 / 50Deal 50% more damage when attacking Bug targets.
CBuzz BuzzBug Noise1 / 100 / 40Apply Attack- to target.
DGarish WormBarb Strike1 / 100 / 50Apply 2 poison to target when played in a chain.
DScarabScarab Curse1 / 110 / 40Target cannot be healed until next round.
Snail Shell

Body Part: Tail

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
AFish SnackAnesthetic Bait1 / 60 / 80Apply stun when struck by Aquatic or Bird class cards. Can only trigger once per round.
AThorny CaterpillarAllergic Reaction1 / 105 / 30Deal 130% damage to debuffed targets.
EPupaeGrub Explode0 / 60 / 0Deal 200% damage when attacking in Last Stand. Axie’s Last Stand ends after it attacks.
ETwin TailTwin Needle0 / 30 / 0Attack twice when comboed with another card.
EGravel AntNumbing Lecretion1 / 30 / 40Disable target’s melee card next round.
FAntChemical Warfare1 / 30 / 80Apply Stench to enemy for 1 round.
Fish Snack

Plant Class

Plants are strong against: Aquatic, Bird, Dawn
Plants are weak against: Beast, Bug, Mech

Attributes

The base stats for the Plant class Axie are:

HPSpeedSkillMorale
61313141

Each Plantcard will give the Axie an additional 3 HP and 1 Morale. Playing Plant class cards will give an additional 10% damage bonus, but you are not limited to using only Plant class cards.

High HP and Morale makes the Plant the best “defender” class. A “defender” can be defined as:

  • Adept at absorbing damage.
  • High HP stat (50+).
  • Having at least 2 high shield cards (70+). More is preferable.

The Plant class is found in nearly every Axie team. Their ability to absorb a high amount of damage, while also gaining Energy and destroying the opponent’s energy, makes this a Plant an easy choice when choosing your team setup.

Card Tier List

Body Part: Mouth

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ASeriousVegetal Bite1 / 30 / 30Steal 1 energy from your opponent when comboed with another card.
BZigzagDrain Bite1 / 60 / 60Heal this Axie by the damage this card inflicts.
DHerbivoreVegan Diet1 / 75 / 75Heal this Axie by the damage this card inflicts on a Plant target.
ESilence WhisperForest Spirit1 / 0 / 40Heal front teammate for 190 HP.
Serious

Body Part: Horn

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ABeechWooden Stab1 / 105 / 40Deal 120% damage if this Axie’s shield breaks.
ACactusPricky Trap1 / 110 / 20Deal 120% damage if this Axie attacks last.
BRose BudHealing Aroma1 / 0 / 40Heal this Axie for 120 HP.
CBamboo ShotBamboo Clan1 / 80 / 70Increased 20% damage when chained with another plant card.
DWatermelonSeed Bullet1 / 30 / 50Target the fastest enemy.
FStrawberry ShortcakeSweet Party2 / 0 / 0Heal front teammate for 270 HP. If there are no front teammates, heal this Axie instead.
Beech

Body Part: Back

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
SPumpkinOctober Treat1 / 0 / 115Draw a card if this Axie’s shield doesn’t break this round.
ABidensCleanse Scent0 / 0 / 50Remove all debuffs from this Axie.
AMintRefresh0 / 0 / 50Remove all debuffs from a teammate if its directly in front of this Axie.
CShiitakeShroom’s Grace1 / 0 / 40Heal this Axie for 120 HP.
CWatering CanAqua Stock1 / 45 / 80Gain 1 energy if this Axie is struck by an Aquatic card.
DTurnipTurnip Rocket1 / 60 / 80Target a bird if comboed with 2 or more cards.
Pumpkin

Body Part: Tail

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
SCarrotCarrot Hammer1 / 70 / 40Gain 1 energy if this Axie’s shield breaks. Can only trigger once per round.
BHot ButtSpicy Surprise1 / 90 / 50Disable target’s mouth cards next round.
BHatsuneLeek Leak1 / 60 / 80When hit, disable the attacker’s ranged cards next round.
DPotato LeafAqua Deflect1 / 70 / 80Cannot be targeted by Aquatic cards if this Axie has teammates remaining.
DYamGas Unleash1 / 30 / 20Apply Poison each time this card is used to attack or defend.
ECattailCattail Slap0 / 20 / 30Draw a card if struck by a Beast, Bug, or Mech card.
Carrot

 Reptile Class

Reptiles are strong against: Aquatic, Bird, Dawn.
Reptiles are weak against: Beast, Bug, Mech.

Attributes

The base stats for the Reptile class Axie are:

HPSpeedSkillMorale
39353135

Each Reptile card will give the Axie an additional 3 HP and 1 Speed. Playing Reptile class cards will give an additional 10% damage bonus, but you are not limited to using only Reptile class cards.

The Reptile Axie is a great tank of off-tank, because of high base HP and Speed. Their cards are quite special, allowing a high variety of abilities and debuff potential. To compensate, they have a more limited damage potential.

Card Tier List

Body Part: Mouth

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
STiny TurtleChomp1 / 80 / 50Apply Stun to enemy when comboed with at least 2 additional cards.
CKotaroKotaro Bite1 / 80 / 20Gain 1 energy if target is faster than this Axie.
CToothless BiteSneaky Raid1 / 20 / 40Target the furthest enemy.
DRazor BiteWhy So Serious1 / 90 / 50Heal this Axie by damage inflicted with this card to Aquatic targets.
Tiny Turtle

Body Part: Horn

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
AIncisorDisarm1 / 100 / 40Apply Speed to attacker for 2 rounds.
BCerastesSurprise Invasion1 / 90 / 60Deal 130% damage if target is faster than this Axie.
CScaly SpearScaly Lunge1 / 100 / 50Deal 120% damage when chained with another “lunge” card.
DScaly SpoonTiny Catapult1 / 80 / 40Reflect 50% of ranged damage back at the attacker.
DUnkoPoo Fling1 / 30 / 80Apply Stench to target until end of round.
EBumpyOvergrow Keratin1 / 90 / 30Recover 20 shield per turn.
Incisor

Body Part: Back

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
ATri SpikesSpike Throw1 / 80 / 50Target enemy with lowest shield when comboed with 2 or more cards.
AGreen ThornsVine Dagger0 / 20 / 30Double shield from this card when comboed with a plant card.
BRed EarSlippery Shield1/ 10 / 135Add 15% of this Axie’s shield to adjacent teammates.
BBone SailIvory Chop1 / 80 / 80Draw a card if this Axie’s shield breaks.
BCrocNile Strike1 / 90 / 60Apply Speed- to target for 2 rounds.
EIndian StarBulkwark1 / 20 / 80Reflect 40% of melee damage back at attacker.
Tri Spikes

Body Part: Tail

TierPartCardEne/Att/DefDescription
AWall GeckoCritical Escape1 / 90 / 10Reduce damage taken by 15% this round.
DGilaNeuro Toxin1 / 100 / 55Apply Attack- to poisoned targets.
DIguanaScale Dart1 / 90 / 60Generate 1 energy when attacking a buffed target.
DTiny DinoTiny Swing1 / 80 / 40Deal 150% damage after round 4.
EGrass SnakeVenom Spray0 / 10 / 20Apply 2 Poison to target.
FSnake JarJar Barrage1 / 80 / 20Attacks that break this Axie’s shield cannot do additional damage. Can only trigger once per round.
Wall Gecko

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