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What is CryptoBlades?

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Disclaimer

This article was published on July 30, 2021. Please keep in mind that some of the data in this article may be outdated as of today.

CryptoBlades is a strategic NFT roleplaying web-browser game launched on the Binance Smart Chain and brought to existence by the talented team at Riveted Games. Riveted Games is owned and operated by Philip Devine since 2014, releasing multiple award-winning titles on Steam, the world’s largest game marketplace.

How does it work?

Players of CryptoBlades are rewarded with SKILL tokens after defeating enemies and participating in raids. You are able to collect characters, forge unique weapons, and ‘reforge’ those weapons to increase its overall power. Characters and weapons can also be traded/purchased on the CryptoBlades marketplace. Staking your SKILL earnings to eventually be rewarded more tokens is an option as well.

As of today, SKILL is equivalent to ₱3,700 ($74 USD) according to CoinGecko. It has a current circulating supply of 604,000 coins and fully diluted market cap of ₱3,819,065,293 or $76,069,555 USD, making it one of the most trending coins today.

CryptoBlades is a web browser game which can be played on their official CryptoBlades website (cryptoblades.io). Since the game is launched on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), players will need to have some BNB cryptocurrency to pay for transactional gas fees.

What game is it similar to that exists now?

CryptoBlades is a strategic clicker-type game. It is somewhat similar to AdventureQuest Worlds, which is a free-to-play browser-based MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) with real-time combat, challenging quests, thousands of items, and interchangeable classes.

How much would it cost to buy 1 character?

You will need roughly 0.7182 SKILL to recruit your first character. CryptoBlades will reward you with a 1 SKILL bonus which can be used in-game to mint another character or weapon!

How to Get Started?

  1. Download MetaMask
    2. Buy BNB coins in Binance
    3. Transfer BNB coins to your MetaMask
    4. Go to ApeSwap to obtain SKILL tokens as soon as your MetaMask has been connected.

How to Play?

The first character minted comes with a starting weapon, so there is no need to mint a weapon before entering combat. Each character starts with 200 stamina (STA) which is enough to compete in five battles. The battles cost the character 40 STA. Stamina regenerates at a rate of one per every five minutes.

All characters, weapons, weapon attributes, and enemies are assigned an element. Elements increase or decrease the chances of success when battling. When you choose an opponent, you should make sure that your element is stronger than your opponent’s.

Each element trumps and is trumped by another element, as follows:

Fire

  • Trumps Earth
  • Trumped by Water

Earth

  • Trumps Lightning
  • Trumped by Fire

Lightning

  • Trumps Water
  • Trumped by Earth

Water

  • Trumps Fire
  • Trumped by Lightning

When you have bought your character, it’s time to choose your weapon. The chances of minting each tier of weapons are as follows:

  • One-star: 44% chance
  • Two-star: 35% chance
  • Three-star: 15% chance
  • Four-star: 5% chance
  • Five-star: 1% chance

Once you have selected your character and weapon, you may now combat. Choose the character you want to enter combat with on the Plaza screen. Align the element of your character with your weapon and choose an enemy that is trumped by this element. You should also consider the power of your opponents before deciding which one to fight. The game refreshes the available enemies each hour.

Click “Fight!” below the chosen enemy. There will be a minor BNB gas fee to enter combat. Confirm the transaction in your MetaMask. The game then rolls for the outcome of combat and the results will be displayed. You will be awarded in SKILL and character experience if you win. There is nothing awarded to you if the outcome is a loss.

How much can I earn from playing?

Your reward depends on the level of your character. Power increases by 10 every level gained. The higher the power, the higher the earnings and the more profitable the game becomes.

Level 1 player may earn around 0.06728 SKILL per win. Currently, this is equivalent to ₱251 or $5.00 USD per win. 200 STA is good for 5 games. So, if you have 5 wins, you can earn ₱1,255 or $25 USD a day. In addition to this, you can wait for your STA to regenerate and get in some more battles/wins to earn more!

As of today, you will spend 0.000674035 BNBs (P10.58 or 0.21 USD) per combat.

These numbers may vary as crypto can be volatile. For those interested in playing, CryptopBlades is still in its Alpha phase, which means it’s still early days yet! Visit their website to start playing: cryptoblades.io.

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