Players can use any Axie for PVE in Axie Infinity, however, it is recommended that they follow the RIMP Beast, De-buff Support, Poison Tank and Bruiser builds.
Axie Infinity is a very popular Pokémon-inspired game. It invites players to breed, collect, trade, sell, raise, battle and build a kingdom with pets called Axies. They are fierce creatures that love to battle, build, and hunt for treasure.
Players should remember that Axie Infinity is a non-fungible token game. This means that players are able to earn Ethereum based cryptocurrencies, Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) and Smooth Love Potions (SLP). Players are thus able to exchange the in-game currencies to real-life money.
In the game, players can choose to participate in two gaming modes: Adventure Mode and Arena Mode. Adventure Mode is based on player-versus-environment (PvE) and features multiple levels. While Arena Mode is player-versus-player (PvP) based and consists of different matches. The following table indicates the distinctive differences between Arena Mode and Adventure Mode:
|Arena Mode||Adventure Mode|
|Player-versus-player (PvP) based||Player-versus-environment (PvE) based|
|Players fight other players and their Axies||Players fight against computer-controlled mobs|
|Recommended for experienced players||Recommended for new or casual players|
|The mode features different matches||This mode consists of 36 levels, with increasing difficulty|
|Players do not need to fight bosses||Players will fight two bosses; one boss will spawn on level 21, while the other spawns on level 36|
|Requires energy to obtain SLP and experience points||Players can obtain SLP without energy, however, experience points can only be obtained with energy|
|Players gain experience points by winning a PvP match||Players gain experience points by completing a level|
To start playing the game, players need to purchase three Axies with real-life money on the Axie Marketplace. Players will not be able to play the game if they do not have at least three Axies in their collection. The Axies can be improved by equipping them with multiple cards. Each card provides the Axie with additional statistics and abilities.
Axie Infinity currently has over 100 cards for players to choose from. However, the cards are divided into six distinct classes: Reptile, Aqua, Beast, Bird, Bug and Plant. Every Axie class is then divided into different body parts, including the mouth, eyes, ears and horn among others. Since each card features unique abilities and statistics, it is important that players know which Axie should be equipped with which cards.
Luckily, experienced players and professional gamers have created multiple builds and posted them online to help players with cards and Axies. Even though players can basically select any Axies to participate in the PVE Mode of the game, it is recommended that players create a team of the following Axies.
|This build focuses on Ronin, a Beast back card, and Imp, a Beast horn card. These cards are a powerful combination, as they turn the Axie into an energy powerhouse. Imp allows players to unlock the Ivory Stab skill. This returns one Energy whenever one of the Axies scores a critical hit in the same round. In combination with the Single Combat (part: Ronin) ability and another card, players will be able to deal a lot of damage while recovering energy.|
Pure Damage Dealer
|A Pure Damage Dealer Axie build focuses on high damage attacks. This Axie should be able to break through shields to defeat the enemies. It is recommended that players pick an Axie that has the same class as their skills, to get the 15 percent damage boost. For example, A Bird Axie can be equipped with Early Bird (part: Swallow/ Bird tail), Eggbomb (part: Eggshell / Bird horn) and Blackmail (part: Pigeon Post/ Bird back.|
|This build is perfect for PVE as it drains enemies’ health over time. The Gas Unleash (part: Yam/ Plant tail) ability can easily build up Poison stacks on the enemies. It is advised that players use a high armour skill, such as October Treat (part: Pumpkin/ Plant back) combined with a base of 55 health points (HP). This will help the Axie survive harder attacks. Additionally, players can use a self-heal ability, or use it in a team with a support Axie.|
Dual Blade Beast
|This build requires a high Morale point to guarantee that Sinister Strike (part: Dual Blade/ Beast horn) will do critical damage as often as possible. Players can also equip the Axie with the Scarab Curse (part: Scarab/ Bug back). This build performs best on high level Axies, because the morale will make the Axie do critical damage very often in PVE.|
|The Bruiser takes on the role of off-tank, as it can survive a few bigger hits while doing damage. It is advised that players equip this Axie with a balanced shied and attack abilities. The Merry Legion (part: Merry/ Beast horn) and Shipwreck (part: Sponge/ Aquatic Back) abilities would be the perfect fit for this Axie. Players should look for at least 45 health points to keep the Axie alive.|
|If players already have a powerful Tank, it is recommended that they add this Support Axie build to their set up. This build features the healing ability, Sweet Party (part: Strawberry Shortcake/ Plant horn). When it is combined with a de-buff, like Balloon Pop (part: Balloon/ Bird back), the Tank will survive better in dangerous situations.|