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Axie Infinity: What Are Classes? Full Guide To Class Effectivity

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Axie Infinity is a game about breeding, growing, and battling cute creatures known as Axies. NFTs are used to purchase axies and virtual real estate (Lands) through an in-game marketplace. The majority of transactions take place on Ronin, a fast, customized sidechain built by developer Sky Mavis to have lower fees than the main Ethereum blockchain.

The combat style in Axie infinity is quite similar to that in Pokemon. Each Axie has different traits, and those determine its usage in battles.


The first thing that details how you can use an Axie in battle is its class. This is much like “types” in Pokemon, although there are less classes in Axie infinity than there are types. Axie Infinity also has a class traits system that implements advantages against one class over another. There are currently 9 axie types that have been introduced in the game. The following are:

  • Aquatic
  • Beast
  • Bird
  • Bug
  • Dawn
  • Dusk
  • Mech
  • Plant
  • Reptile

When calculating damage, the card class of the attacking move is compared to the Axie class of the defender. This means that a Bird card used to attack a Beast Axie will deal 15% additional damage. A Beast card used to attack an Aquatic Axie will deal 15% less damage.

 In addition, when an Axie of a certain class uses a card from its class it gets a 10% attack/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.

Within these classes are three special classes that can only be bred using special combinations of axies. Mech results as an offspring of a purebred Beast Axie and a purebred Bug Axie. Dawn results as an offspring of a purebred Plant Axie and a purebred Bird Axie. Finally, Dusk Axies are born of purebred Reptile Axie and purebred Aquatic Axie parents.