Understanding Roles & Archetypes in Axie Infinity Origins 🛡⚔✨🎲
Understanding Roles & Archetypes in Axie Infinity Origins 🛡⚔✨🎲

Understanding Roles & Archetypes in Axie Infinity Origins 🛡⚔✨🎲

Date
March 10, 2022
Author
🐒 Abu
Blog Category
Axie Infinity

10 March 2022, AbuNFT

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Disclaimer: This article is a work in progress and will be constantly updated as we learn more about Origins and the mechanics surrounding Charms / Runes and gameplay systems! Keep up to date with this article and the ongoing conversation in our discord! discord.gg/mttm

Introduction

With the advent of Axie Infinity’s ORIGINS update, we are likely going to start to see Axie’s start to undertake more traditional Tank, DPS, Support and Combo roles. These are staple archetypes in many video games and it is exciting to see Axie fully lean into this structure of gameplay!

This guide is envisioned to be an ever evolving resource that will hopefully serve as a great jumping off point for players to better understand and begin their own theory-crafting journeys!

🛡 Tanks: Rough and Tumble

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Tanks are the guys who take the hits, they are usually played as a defensive character and aim to provide value by protecting teammates or slowing down opponents attacks. They are characterized by their high survivability and staying power. In Axie Infinity they are usually built with high shield value and the ability to Taunt. Certain types of tanks may also have additional utility like Buffs and Heals

Example Builds WIP

Build Name
Author
Parts
Runes
Charms
Metal Gear Solid: Plant Heals
AbuNFT
Paladin Reptile
AbuNFT
Curse Bug Tank
AbuNFT

⚔ DPS: High Risk High Reward

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DPS stands for Damage Per Second and is a shorthand for any Axie built to maximize the amount of damage it can output. They are characterized by their high attack values and ability to quickly burst down targets. Some cards even sacrifice HP or inflict detrimental statuses on the user in order to squeeze out even more damage. Certain types of DPS focused Axies may be built around Debuffs like Vulnerable or Bleed

Example Builds WIP

Build Name
Author
Parts
Runes
Charms
The Combo Samurai: Ronin Beast
AbuNFT
FishSlap
AbuNFT
Wings of Death : AOE Bird
AbuNFT

✨ Support: Swiss Army Knives

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Supports are the unsung heroes of any game, they provide much needed utility and efficiency to decks, either by helping to smooth out draws or enabling powerful attacks and combos by their teammates. Supports types in Axie are usually built with Summons, Card Draw or Energy Manipulation

Example Builds WIP

Build Name
Author
Parts
Runes
Charms
Healin and Shield’n
AbuNFT
Summoners Wars
AbuNFT
Tell me your Secrets and I will share with you mine
AbuNFT

🎲 Combo: All or Nothing

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Combo classes are unique as they require your team to be synergistic and build around a central mechanic or combination of cards. They may have unique playstyles and win conditions that differ from traditional decks. Combo decks in Axie are characterized by having multiple cards that are synergistic and able to create unique board states. Some examples are Poison, Fear and Secrets

Example Builds WIP

Build Name
Author
Parts
Runes
Charms
How much poison do you want? Yes
AbuNFT
Rage Against the Axies
AbuNFT
Square Teeth Shield Munch
AbuNFT

Conclusion

We hope that this guide has been helpful in explaining the base archetypes of the game! Charms, Runes and an ever evolving meta means that the game is constantly shifting and changing! There are sure to be many more hybrid and classes that will help communities to shape continue to continue to theory craft, breed and build! Our Axie Builds will be updated over time so bookmark this page if you want to stay updated to the latest builds! Till next time Lunacians! - Abu

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