Thanks to the magic of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the dream of many can finally come true: make a living playing a video game! Let’s see how…
As we have seen in a previous article, to start playing Axie Infinity you need a certain basic investment. As the game expands around the world, this investment is becoming more and more substantial, so the sooner you start, the sooner it will pay off.
This investment we are talking about is the purchase of the 3 Axies that will allow you to play either in PVP (against other players) or PVE (against the computer). A single Axie costs about $140-170 (in ETH) basic, which makes an investment of about $420-510. You will have to add of course the transfer fees on the ETH blockchain which can amount to 20-30$, but take advantage of it since the fall of the cryptos in May, the fees have dropped a lot (sometimes only 5$ fees)!
Of course, if you buy a ‘basic’ Axie you might have a hard time in PVP against more powerful Axies. So it’s up to you to see how to start, buy basic Axies and get the hang of the game, then resell them later, or buy powerful Axies (200-250$ per Axie) to ensure PVP. Whatever your decision, your investment will be quickly returned if you follow our strategy…
To play, whether it’s PVP or PVE, you need energy. You have a maximum of 20 energy and recover 5 energy every 5 hours. If you have more than 10 Axies in your inventory you will have more energy…
Each fight, regardless of the mode, consumes 1 energy point. Whether you lose or win, the point is deducted. A lost fight does not make you win anything.
By playing Axie infinity you will earn what are called ‘Small Love Potions’ (SLP). What is 1 SLP worth? At the time of writing, one SLP is worth $0.13 (price chart). The question you are probably all asking yourself at this point in time is: how many SLP can I earn per day! Patience, we’ll get there…
The easiest part to earn SLP is the ‘adventure’ mode (PVE) where your Axies will fight against the computer and go through different levels. The more battles you win, the more experience your Axies will have which will boost your stats and abilities. So, the more you play, the more powerful your Axies will be to get through each level, so just be patient and do the same levels several times to gain more power.
Be careful, the experience of your Axies will be lost if you sell it. Moreover, the experience and stats boost does not work in PVP, we will come back to this later.
In adventure mode you can earn a maximum of 100 SLP per day…yes 100! We said that the SLP was 0.13$, so you can earn the equivalent of 13$ per day in adventure mode.
Defeating certain bosses in adventure mode will also give you one time SLP rewards.
- Winning Level 21 – 200 SLP
- Winning Level 36 – 300 SLP
The first week, it will be difficult to earn these 100 SLP because 1 fight will only make you earn 1 to 3 SLP and so you won’t have enough energy to reach the 100 SLP. But very quickly around levels 15-20 you can earn 10 to 15 SLP per fight. At this level, you only need 10 to 12 energy points to reach your daily 100 SLP.
So you have about 10 energy points left for PVP…
By fighting against other players (PVP) you will participate in the season tournament and depending on your ranking you will earn more or less SLP per fight :
- Under 800 – No SLP
- 800-999 – 1 SLP
- 1000-1099 – 3 SLP
- 1100-1299 – 7 SLP
- 1300-1499 – 8 SLP
- 1500-1799 – 9 SLP
- 1800-1999 – 10 SLP
- 2000-2199 – 11 SLP
- 2200+ – 12 SLP
Tip: If you are too strong and win before turn 5, you will not get any SLP. This is an anti-cheat measure. You will have to ‘stall’ before finishing the game. Personally, I always needed at least 5 turns to win, but it’s good to know that…
There is apparently no limit of SLP gains in PVP, as long as you have energy you can fight. In addition, those who are lucky enough to be at the top of the rankings at the end of the season will get extra rewards…
There is a daily quest that will earn you 50 SLP. To complete it you have to meet 3 conditions:
- log in and click on the button (yes I know it’s easy)
- win 10 missions in adventure mode
- win 5 fights in arena mode
Our strategy for daily income
Depending on your playing time, you will have between 20 and 25 energy points to spend. You can also make short sessions every 5 hours. In all, it takes approximately 1h to 1h30 to spend all your energy.
Start with the adventure mode: do your missions to earn a total of 100 SLP. Soon you will see that you will only need 10-15 energy points to do so. You will have reached the maximum PVE gain and complete the adventure mode quest part.
Then move on to the arena mode: you will have between 10 and 15 energy points left to win 5 fights! This will not only allow you to win the battle SLP but also to finish the quest and claim your 50 SLP. You will quickly realize that winning in arena mode depends not only on your strategy, but also on the abilities of your Axies. That’s why later on, if you want to perform well in this mode, you will certainly have to buy Axies that are much more powerful and therefore more expensive.
Tip: If your PVP session goes badly (example: 5 fights lost at the beginning and you have only 5 energy points left to win 5 fights), it might be better to save the last energy points for the day and have more the next day to be sure to complete the quest.
Summary of the strategy: 100 SLP won in adventure mode + 50 SLP with the quest + 5 SLP for 5 fights won in PVP (at the bottom of the ranking, but much more if you go up in the ranking) => 155 SLP. Yes, the equivalent of 20$ in SLP token per day and 600$ per month !
To earn more with your Axies you can make them reproduce. Each Axie can reproduce 7 times, but the more it reproduces the higher the reproduction cost. Be careful, no incest in Axie Infinity, you can’t reproduce a ‘child’ with a ‘parent’.To reproduce, you need 2 Axies, SLPs, some AXS tokens (tokens that can be bought on exchanges).
- Bread count (0/7) => 150 SLP
- Bread count (1/7) => 300 SLP
- Bread count (2/7) => 450 SLP
- Bread count (3/7) => 750 SLP
- Bread count (4/7) => 1200 SLP
- Bread count (5/7) => 1950 SLP
- Bread count (6/7) => 3150 SLP
Let’s say you reproduce an Axie who is ‘virgin’ and an Axie who has already had 1 ‘child’, it will cost you 150 + 300 = 450 SLP.
After the reproduction, you will have an ‘egg’ that can be transformed into an adult after 5 days, without any other cost. The abilities of the ‘new kid’ will be inherited from both parents and a random factor related to the ‘race’ of the Axie. If you are lucky, you can have a ‘quality’ Axie.
The reproduction strategy
If you have followed our strategy above, you will have the equivalent of 4500 SLP per month. You can get 10 new Axies per month.
To achieve this, it will be necessary to make reproduction rotations between 3 axies (0/7) and all newly created axies.
Example : you have 3 Axies ‘A – B – C’ all virgin (0/7)
A(0/7) + B(0/7) => 300 SLP => D
A(1/7) + C(0/7) => 450 SLP => E
B(1/7) + E(0/7) => 450 SLP => F
C(1/7) + D(0/7) => 450 SLP => G
E(1/7) + G(0/7) => 450 SLP => H
D(1/7) + F(0/7) => 450 SLP => I
Remember what we said at the beginning, an Axie costs between 140-170$ ore more, so if you sell them we are talking about 1400-1700$ in ETH per month !.
Yes, the dream has become reality. Of course we don’t know if the prices will stay like this, decrease or increase in the future, but at the moment it is clearly possible to earn a ‘digital’ living thanks to a game…
What about create 2 accounts *_* …