If you want to win battles and earn SLP tokens, you must assemble at least a decent team of Axies that will combine great strength with enough utility and durability.
Especially when you start the game for the first time, the number of available Axies, classes, and abilities can make you dizzy. And on top of that, you are asked not to choose just one Axie but three of them.
But worry no more because, in this article, we’ll share some of the best Axie Infinity teams for beginners based on our own experience and the latest meta reports.
Know the Basics of Axies
But let’s back up a little bit. Before you go straight to the Axie Infinity marketplace and buy the first three Axies you see, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basics a bit.
It’s not a completely new aspect, and if you have ever played any MMORPG or RPG game before, you’ll figure it all out soon.
Team Roles of your Axies
In Axie Infinity, you’ll find only two team roles, but then there are even more classes.
Each Axie is either classified as a Defender (Tank) or Attacker (Damage Dealer). Whether your Axie is a defender or attacker depends on the combination of its class and body parts, which determines its abilities.
A defender is an Axie with a high HP stat that is placed in the frontline to withstand the damage. A tank can be defined as an Axie that is good at absorbing damage, has 50 or more HP, and have at least 2 cards with over 70 shield.
The role of the tank is usually performed by plant or reptile class Axies, as they often have HP or other bonuses for better survivability.
Take Majo as a great example of Tank Axie. It has a lot of health points, and his abilities do a lot of shielding. However, its damage capabilities are limited.
Attackers focus on dealing high damage to the enemy. However, they usually have low HP and shield, so once your tank is down, your damage dealer won’t likely survive.
In general, attacker Axies have at least 2 cards with over 100 damage. The usual classes used as damage dealers are either Birds or Beasts.
This is a good example of an Attacker Axie. It has really low health and shields but is capable of doing high bursts of damage.
Axie Infinity Classes
As you might know by now is that some classes are better at being tanky and defending their fellow Axies than others, who are suited for dealing a lot of damage.
However, simply choosing Axies that have the highest stats would not work. That’s because each class is weak or strong against other classes.
For instance, if Axie attacks on a “right” class, the attack will deal 15% additional damage. But against other classes, Axie will deal 15% less damage.
In Axie Infinity, there are 6 standard classes and 3 special, secret classes. The classic classes are:
- Beast: Beasts have high health and damage, making them a great choice for tanking and dealing damage.
They are strong against Reptile, Plan, and Dusk classes but are weak against Aquatic, Bird, and Dawn.
- Bug: This class has high speed and critical hit chance, making it a good choice for dealing damage quickly.
Bugs are strong against Reptile, Plan, and Dusk classes but are weak against Aquatic, Bird, and Dawn.
- Aquatic: This class has high speed and energy, making it ideal for dodging attacks and using special abilities frequently.
They are strong against Beasts, Bugs, and Mech but are weak against Reptile, Plan, and Dusk classes.
- Bird: This class has high accuracy and critical hit chance, making it a great choice for dealing damage with special abilities.
Birds are strong against Beasts, Bugs, and Mech but are weak against Reptile, Plan, and Dusk classes.
- Plant: This class has a mix of high health, defense, and critical hit chance, making it a versatile class that can be used in various ways.
Plants are strong against Aquatic, Bird, and Dawn but are weak against Beast, Bug, and Mech.
- Reptile: This class has high defense and critical hit resistance, making it a durable class that can withstand heavy attacks.
They are strong against Aquatic, Bird, and Dawn but are weak against Beast, Bug, and Mech.
And each of the three groups also consists of one “secret” class:
- Mech: This class has a high damage output and armor, making it a good choice for dealing heavy hits while also being able to withstand attacks.
- Dawn: This class has a mix of healing and defensive abilities, making it a supportive class that can keep its allies alive and protected.
- Dusk: This class has a mix of offensive and disruptive abilities, making it a versatile class that can deal damage while also disabling its opponents.
They are considered a special class because they are created by cross-breeding.
What Stats Should your Axies Have
Every Axie has four stat attributes:
- Health: The amount of damage your Axie can withstand before getting knocked out.
- Speed: Determines an Axie’s position in the turn order, with higher Speed resulting in earlier attacks.
- Skill: Boosts an Axie’s damage output when executing a combo attack.
- Morale: Increases an Axie’s likelihood of landing a critical hit and entering “Last Stand” mode. Last Stand gives Axie a few more card moves after receiving a fatal blow.
But what stats do you want your Axie Infinity team to have? That’s simple. To build the best Axie Infinity team possible, you want to highest stats possible.
The stat number can go up to 61, except for the skill stat. However, you can’t expect to get an Axie with all stats maxed out.
All classes have a total of 140 stat points divided between stats at a base. The different Axie’s body parts can add up to these numbers.
So ideally, when choosing an Axie, you want its stats to be as far away from the base stats for its class. For instance, having a plant Axie with 57 HP is really good since it’s close to the maximum stat and far enough from the base.
However, do not expect a high damage class to obtain a high HP stat. For instance, a Bird class will likely have really high damage, but its HP will stay further from the maximum.
Axie Infinity Best Team Combos
No need to think of different classes as something widely spaced in price. All classes are valued similarly, it depends more on Axies body parts, that higher its stats and assign abilities.
A good, well-balanced team should ideally combine a tank and damage dealer with a third Axie that will fit into your strategy.
So which Axies to buy? Here are some of the best team combos that can turn into a great Axie Infinity for beginners.
Plant, Beast, and Bird
Plant Axie is probably the best defender class. It can shield your Beast and Bird Axies, while the beast can second as a tank. The Bird class has high accuracy and critical hit chance, making it ideal for dealing damage with special abilities.
Two Beasts and Plant
This team relies on the high health and damage of the Beast class to deal heavy hits, while the Plant class provides a mix of health, defense, and critical hit chance to balance out the team. This team is well-suited for tanking and dealing damage.
Aquatic, Reptile, and Plant
This might be a great combo that offers a mix of speed, defense, and versatility. Especially the Aqua class’s ability to dodge attacks and the Plant class’s ability to heal allies make this team particularly effective in battles that require prolonged engagements.
Two Dusk Axies and Plant
This combo is a disruptive and supportive team, where the Dusks can attack while the Plant defends.
What about Axies Abilities?
Every Axie has a total of four abilities that are determined by its body parts. The body parts usually follow Axies class. And each class has a typical ability that it does. For instance, Plants heal a lot, or Beasts cause bleeding.
However, depending on Axies parents, it can get body parts and abilities from another class. This can be either great and create a combo with its own cards or be totally useless.
The spells your Axies have are important, they should combine well within your team.
- Your tank (or tanks) should have healing cards and a shield. While your team is doing good, it’s nice to have a utility card like Plant’s Pumpkin card that draws a card.
- Damage dealers should have at least two or three high-damage cards. The last one can always be a utility one.
Putting together a team in Axie Infinity for the first time can be confusing. And it’s hard to say which team will be the best for you because even the best team ever depends on your strategy.
That’s why is best to just start. Creating any Axie Infinity team as a beginner is always a great learning experience. And the more you play the game, the more you’ll understand the game mechanics and be able to compose a team that will suit you the best.
And once you assembled a team, that might be good, you can head straight to our guide on how to buy your first Axies.