Each pet faction has a total of 21 passive abilities to choose from.
They consist of the following:
- 9 unique passive abilities
- 13 shared passive abilities
Each pet faction is set apart from one another due to their unique passive abilities. This allows each faction to specialize in different areas and contribute to different game mechanics.
For example, take a look at the following short analysis of each faction’s unique abilities.
- Reducing Blockchain export cost and hero/pet rent cost (full guide)
- Increased rewards and reduced cost to complete Weekly Events (full guide)
The other 13 shared passive abilities apply to many other game aspects including Match-3 move cost reduction, passive Crypton generation, luck increases, as well as several others.
These shared passive abilities are extremely important for many different strategies.
For example, the following abilities are useful in helping generate passive Crypton:
Passive: Being a crypto hodler increases your passive Crypton generation from pet ability sets by 100%.
Passive: Being a crypto hodler increases your passive Crypton generation from streamer ability sets by 100%.
Passive: As a skilled pet trainer, the cost to buy & swap pet ability sets is reduced by 1%.
Take a look at the Passive Crypton Guide for more info on how these abilities are used to get free Crypton.
Additionally, pet breeding is very important if you are looking to get a lot of valuable pets.
The following abilities are useful for pet breeding:
Passive: You've caught a lucky break that increases your overall luck by 1%.
Passive: You struck it lucky, increasing your overall luck by 1%.
Take a look at the Pet Breeding Guide for more info on how these abilities are used to help breed pets.
These are simply a couple of scenarios to show how the shared passive abilities can be extremely useful.
So how do passive abilities actually work?
Essentially, every pet passive ability will provide a buff in whatever aspect of the game it relates to, and the buff starts at 1% (with the exception of Pet Crypto Hodler and Streamer Crypto Hodler starting at 100%).
The buff percentage will increase by 0.5% (or 50% in the case of Pet Crypto Hodler and Streamer Crypto Hodler) for every additional star the pet has.
A 1-star pet will have a 1% bonus, a 2-star pet will have a 1.5% bonus, a 3-star pet will have a 2% bonus, and so on. This ends at a 9-star pet with a 5% bonus.
You can update the stars of your pets inside of the Upgrade building by sacrificing four other pets of the same faction type with the same number of stars.
On the other hand, the level of a pet will unlock a new passive ability for the pet to have enabled.
- A level 1 pet has only the combat ability unlocked
- A level 2 pet has the combat ability and one passive ability unlocked
- A level 3 pet has the combat ability and two passive abilities unlocked
- A level 4 pet has the combat ability and all three passive abilities unlocked
You can increase the level of your pets in the Level Up building by spending pet dust (which you get by upgrading pets).
Although these levels unlock the abilities, they are still not active and you will not receive the benefits from them yet.
Activating the abilities of a pet is a more complicated process, and will be discussed in the sections below.