Basic Axie Infinity Terms

DPS and Tanks

The most common references used are tanks and DPS (Damage Per Second). Lets start with tanks as they are one of the most important aspects of the game. Simply, a tank is an Axie with high health (HP). “High” is subjective, but typically I view high as anything 54–55 and up.

Example of a good tank with pumpkin and carrot parts (high defense traits).
Tank with high HP and 3 self-healer parts.
A good example of an Axie with all high attack parts.

Double Backdoor

The two backdoor traits that are currently in the game now are Toothless Bite and Shrimp. These backdoor traits attack the Axie that is positioned at the back of the opposing team instead of the Axie that is in the front. This can serve as a valuable strategy in battle when trying to get rid of the opponents high attack Axies. A double backdoor is an Axie with booth Toothless Bite and Shrimp, this allows for two out of four possible moves to be executed on the back Axie. An example of a double backdoor is:

Axie with Toothless Bite and Shrimp

Support

Support traits are traits that heal the Axie in front of them. The only two support healing traits available now are Silence Whisper and Strawberry Shortcake. Silence Whisper heals 1/4 of max HP to the front Axie. Strawberry Shortcake heals 1/2 of max HP to the front Axie, however, when the Axie with Strawberry Shortcake gets attacked, it heals 1/2 of the max HP to the opponents attacking Axie. A double support is an Axie with both Silence Whisper and Strawberry Shortcake. These are valuable because they allow your tank to be alive longer and tank more damage. An example of a double support Axie is:

Beast Axie with both Silence Whisper and Strawberry Shortcake.

Body Shapes

There are several different body types in the game that if you are new you may not know. The most basic is the fuzzy/furry Axie:

A fuzzy Aqua!
A curly Aqua!
Reptile wetdog
Spiky aqua!
Sumo plant!
The first Big Yak ever bred!

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