One month ago, we announced Polymon World — a 100% community-driven 3D multiplayer RPG set in the Polyverse. The sheer excitement you expressed was nothing short of encouraging for the whole team.
Since then, the anticipation for fighting alongside your Polymon has been growing day by day. With our newest update, we’re thrilled to give you a detailed look into the battle system of Polymon World.
Polymon World will enable you to bring your entire Polychain Monsters collection into a beautifully detailed 3D world, letting you battle, quest, trade, and socialize with the Polymon community.
You will fight to improve your Polymon through battle and to teach them unique attacks. As you improve your team, you will gain access to new zones depending on the level of your selected Polymon team.
In Polymon World, you will win tokens by competing against others in battles and tournaments. These tokens will eventually be used to purchase in-game NFTs and to alter your Polymon’s appearance.
The battle system is based on a strategic rock paper scissors-like design with more choice complexity through an action points system. A battle between two players happens over several attack phases. A Polymon can perform several actions in each attack phase like light attacks, heavy attacks, or a block.
During each attack phase, you can select three battle actions using your available action points. These battle actions are executed in order of your Polymon’s speed attribute and the set action order.
Once all actions of both Polymon are completed, you can select new battle actions for the next attack phase.
If a Polymon is defeated during an attack phase, the phase will end. Once you’ve defeated your opponent’s Polymon, you win the battle. For each battle, you can select up to 6 Polymon. So sit tight and cheer on your team!
Each Polymon gains three action points per attack phase. You can choose three battle actions to spend these points per turn. However, you can also choose to save these action points for a later turn!
There are four different battle actions available, each costing a specific amount of action points.
- Light Attack: A weaker attack costing one action point.
- Heavy Attack: A strong attack with possible special effects costing two action points.
- Block: A defensive action blocking all damage during the current phase. You can only use this action, costing two action points, once per attack phase.
- Swap: Enables you to swap Polymon during a battle. After swapping, you can’t select further battle actions for the same attack phase. When Polymon are swapped in, they have a higher chance of avoiding attacks during the next phase. This action costs one action point.
- Skip: Skip the attack phase and save up your action points for a later turn.
Having understood the basic battle system with action points and the different battle actions, you will increase your chance of winning by following a specific battle strategy. Which strategy will you choose? Read on to learn how they work.
Skip battle actions to save up action points for multiple heavy attacks to maximize potential damage in a later attack phase.
Use a combination of blocks and swaps to avoid damage. This strategy is the slowest but can be used as an effective way to prevent poor type matchups or powerful Polymon.
Repeat light attacks to defeat your opponent before they can effectively retaliate. This strategy is effective if you have a type advantage but can be countered by using other strategies.
Swap to Polymon with a higher speed attribute as the last action in every action phase to capitalize on the swap-in attack avoidance. This strategy helps you to spread damage across your whole team while defeating opposing Polymon one at a time.
In Polymon World, you will be able to discover, buy and sell items for your Polymon. While you can’t use these items actively during battle, you can equip these to temporarily unlock special abilities like healing over time or boost attributes. You can also use some items to alter your Polymon’s appearance.
After giving you a detailed look into the battle system of Polymon World, we’re sure you’re going to have many more questions about everything related to fighting with your Polymon.
Will it be possible to teach my Polymon specific attacks? Which attributes will my Polymon have, and which ones exist in the first place? What types will exist, and how will type advantages work?
We will answer all of these questions, and many more, in the upcoming blog posts about Polymon World. In the meantime, don’t forget to follow the team on Twitter!
About Polymon World
Bringing gaming and blockchain together in a blend of off-chain gamification, with all the on-chain benefits, Polymon World is a 3D multiplayer RPG game to fight, trade, and socialize with your Polychain Monsters and other players. Polymon World is a 100% community-driven product being developed by NFTy Games, a blockchain game development studio.
About Polychain Monsters
Polychain Monsters are beautifully animated cross-chain NFTs with varying scarcity, waiting for you to be discovered in digital booster packs. These NFTs will play an integral part in upcoming off- and on-chain games. In addition, Polychain Monsters offers DeFi features such as ERC-20 & BEP-20 PMON, as well as NFT staking.