Posted: June 10 2022
Created by: WeakBot
Apeiron Celestial Conjunction (Breeding) Guide
As time progresses, Apeiron’s Celestial Conjunction event is getting closer and closer by the day. According to the newest article on the updated roadmap, the breeding event (Celestial Conjunction) will commence in June, right after the Abiogenesis event (The reveal of our fabulous Avatars’ holy accessories, divine bodies, almighty weapons and fancy masks). For the very first time, we will be able to breed new planets. Yes, planet breeding is real in Apeiron but do you know what it takes to be a master planet breeder?
First of all, let us start with the basics. Your planets have an elemental Bloodline which shows how many elements your planet has. Contrary to what you may think, in this case, having fewer elements on your planet is better. In other words, the more elemental concentrated your planet is the more powerful your Avatar’s skills will be and overall stronger planetary development. Planets can have up to 4 elements – Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. Every planet can be made up of a combination of those elements. You can have a pure planet that is concentrated on only a single element (e.g. Fire), then come the Duo, Tri and Quad planets, respectively 2, 3 and 4 elements.
Next comes the planet Type. Your planet can be 1 of 15 types. You can check the types below. The type is determined by the types of elements your planet has. Let’s say for example that you have a planet with Fire and Earth, then your planet type will be Volcanic.
The planets also have cool Avatars attached to each and every one of them. Those Avatars come into 3 different combat classes: Fury, Fate and Wisdom. They each have a set of skills and cosmetics that can be passed on during Celestial Conjunction. There will be 3 active which are class-dependent and 2 passive, element-dependent, skills. As for cosmetics, they are separated into 4 parameters: Head, Body, Weapon and Shape. All this makes for over 37,000 unique combinations!
Finally, we have Primeval Legacy traits, the most complex ones of the planet stats and the ones many doods (word used to describe Apeiron’s community) still can’t fully understand. In simple words, if your planet has a primeval legacy it means that if triggered during Celestial Conjunction, it will guarantee that your planet will not fall below a certain minimum threshold for that dominant element. Not only that but with enough luck and reforming your planet’s element concentration you can completely write off an element and move up a bloodline (E.g. breeding 2 Tri element planets with primeval legacies and the offspring becomes a Duo planet). This however will take a lot of time and luck and will be a bit easier once the game is released because you will be able to do certain actions that can increase your element concentration. A primeval legacy’s element concentration can range from 25 up to 75 depending on the planet’s bloodline and they can also be inherited by grandparents but more on that in the breeding section below.
Now the fun part. How does the actual breeding work? At first look, it seems simple but there is a lot you can consider if you want to be a master breeder. There are many different strategies you can try. You might not want to spend too much time on figuring out competitive decks and just want to mass breed, or maybe you want to focus on producing that competitive meta deck and just refining it until perfection.
The requirements for performing a Celestial Conjunction are simple. You need 2 planets of any type and a unique mini Black Hole NFT that has to be used to perform the ritual (Subject to change but according to the latest announcements tokens will not be required for now). Each planet can perform Celestial Conjunction up to 3 times and there is a 2 week cooldown plus 1 week hatching period for newly bred planets. From there you can continue reproducing your offsprings and populate the Apeiron godiverse. Before jumping in and breeding your 2 planets, here are some Dos and Don’ts you need to consider:
What is not ok:
- Breeding 2 planets of different bloodlines. E.g. breeding Pure planet with tri element. In this case, the offspring will most probably be a tri element and might even be a quad in the case where all elements are present in the breeding. Fire + Air/Water/Earth = Fire/Air/Water/Earth planet
- Breeding 2 planets of the same bloodlines but different elements is also not ideal. E.g. Duo planet with Fire/Air + another Duo planet with Water/Earth will produce a quad planet with all elements
- Breeding planets with the same elements but with different avatars. This will produce a planet that has the same elemental distribution but you might mix up your Avatar’s skill cards and even produce neutral cards with a 25% chance which are generally considered weaker. However, there is also a really slim chance of mutation when cross-breeding and you might end up with an entirely new skill card that might work really well with your current deck. That is for you to discover and find the perfect balance but if you don’t want to risk it on mutation, then you might want to breed the same Avatar classes
- You cannot breed a Parent with its Child obviously. You also cannot breed Siblings!
What is Ok:
- Breeding the same planet types
- Breeding the same Avatar classes
- Breeding everything except siblings or parents with their children
Infinite Breeding Cycles
Now that you know which 2 planets go well together, it is important to understand how you can keep breeding them and continue this loop without messing up and creating siblings you can’t actually breed. The most popular and newbie-friendly way is the 3 planet infinite breeding cycle. It is the most basic one that can get you breeding with just 3 planets. However, there are also breeding cycles that can start with 4 planets or more. The 4 planet infinite breeding cycle, also called ABCD farm, can be scaled faster but requires you to buy 1 more planet. Have a look at the difference in the graphs. Keep in mind that scaling also depends on how often you sell your “old” planets.
Here is how a 3 planet farm cycle looks like:
(Image credit: https://twitter.com/eznoire)
And a 4 planet farm cycle:
Which of those traits can the new bred planet inherit? The answer is all of them. They can inherit 1 of the element types, bloodline and avatar class, 3 class active skills, 2 passive skills, 4 cosmetics and finally a chance for 1 primeval legacy. As a first, your priority would be preserving your planet’s bloodline. You would want to breed planets only with the same elements or else you risk creating offspring with more elements. The element concentration in each planet is a pure average of its parents’ elements.
As mentioned above, you would also want to breed the same Avatar class in order to have a deck with cards of the same class. If you mix them you have a 25% chance to produce a neutral card or create a mutation (sometimes better, sometimes not). The inheritance for the skills works as shown on the graph below where C-Skills are active card skills.
Now for the most complex part in breeding. How do primeval legacies actually work, why would you want your planet to have it and how can your offspring inherit it? A primeval legacy only protects the highest element average from its parent so that it cannot go below the amount shown on that element. Basically, setting a minimum for the dominant element. Example of this would be breeding a Foresty planet with a legacy of 55 Water. In this case, if you breed it with another foresty (or really any other planet) you are guaranteed to get a minimum of 55 Water on the new planet. That could even help you in breeding your tri element with quad and having a really high chance of producing a tri element planet or in the long run when you get high concentration maybe even move to a duo planet.
You have probably noticed that some planets have more than 1 element in their primeval legacy. In this case, only the highest one will trigger and if the legacy is lower than the average sum of that element then it won’t trigger. If you are in this situation it would be better to keep that planet with a primeval legacy unbred and wait for gameplay to boost its elements. Another thing to consider is that a primeval legacy cannot protect an element that doesn’t exist. For our example, if the foresty planet has fire and earth legacy traits then only the earth trait can trigger since the foresty planet doesn’t have a fire element.
Primeval legacies can be inherited with 10% chance. If both planets have the same legacy trait then there is 20% chance that the offspring will inherit it and it stacks up to 60% with grandparents.
Ok, we previously mentioned that it isn’t a good idea to breed planets with different elements and that planets with fewer elements are better but what should you do if you want your collection to be flexible and experience every part of Apeiron. You have 2 choices here. The first would be the straightforward way. Just get quad elements and breed them to your heart’s content. They are newbie-friendly and not that punishing if not bred correctly. A quad planet might not help you to be on top of the leaderboard as all your elemental skills will be level 1 but in return, you will be able to collect different relics and play with all elements and different decks.
The strategy I would be personally going for would be breeding Tri elemental planets of the same type and class and creating an ABCD farm. The idea here is to age the first planets because age matters and to continue reproducing the other ones until I get the perfect meta deck and start strong with all my 12 precious Apostles :D (Apostles are basically Dood leaders and are really strong in the dungeons).
That’s all you need to know about breeding for now. If you have made it till the end and you own at least 2 planets (preferably get 1 more for an infinite cycle or trade a sibling with someone from DCG or Apeiron’s community to be able to breed them again) then you are all set for the Celestial Conjunction coming really soon. I hope I haven’t missed any important details and once we get more info on cosmetics I will update you 😊
Special thanks to Astariste who made an awesome gitbook called Apeiron Abridged where you can check everything there is about Apeiron is a really well-put page. Also, if you don’t want to bash your head in the wall and figure out what your offspring will be, you can use Wibun’s amazing website where you can simulate breeding (called Sexy time ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)) Link to both below.
Astariste's Apeiron Abridged: https://apeironabridged.gitbook.io/apeironabridged/
Wibun's breed simulation: https://apeironuniverse.com
Apeiron's website: https://apeironnft.com/
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