Skyweaver is a free-to-play NFT trading card game (TCG) on the Polygon network. Built by Horizon Blockchain Games, the game has more than 500 base cards for players to unlock. With these cards, players can build their deck and battle with other players to earn rare NFT cards. In February this year, the team released an open beta of the game. So you can play the game now on a browser, mobile, or PC.
Skyweaver NFT trading card game: How to get started
To get started, you can either play on a browser or on mobile/PC devices. With the game open, create an account using Horizon’s Sequence Wallet. Next, just authorize the login from your email and you’re done. Take note that you do not need to install the browser extension of Sequence Wallet to play on the browser.
When you first start, you will only get one hero, Ada, on the Strength prism. Prisms basically define the card types and there are 5 of them: Strength, Wisdom, Heart, Agility, and Intellect. Once you have chosen a Prism (or up to two for a combo deck), you can use cards related to that Prism in a match.
As you level up, you can unlock more heroes, prisms, and cards for free. If you need any particular card, you can choose to buy it from the Marketplace too. Aside from unlocking the cards in-game, Skyweaver will occasionally drop limited edition NFT cards that cannot be unlocked from the game.
In Skyweaver, there are 3 types of cards:
- Base Cards: These cards are not tradeable. You can earn them by leveling up in the game. The card has a purple border as shown above.
- Silver Cards: These cards are tradeable. You can earn them by ranking at the top of the weekly leaderboard or by winning Conquest matches. Besides, you can trade in one Silver Card for 1 Conquest ticket to enter the Conquest match. The card has a shiny silver border. At the time of writing, each Silver card can cost from 1.49 – 3.18 $USDC each.
- Gold Cards: These cards are tradeable. You can only earn 1 Gold card by winning 3 Conquest matches in a row. Every week, 8 new Gold cards can be won in the Conquest. Once the week ends, players can’t win any of those Gold cards in Conquest anymore. Plus, each gold card typically comes in 25 copies only. Due to its limited quantity, each Gold card can cost from 6.28 – 80 $USDC each. You can tell it’s a gold card from its shiny gold border.
Each card will have different traits, spells, enchants, elements, and effects. Take note that there won’t be any Hero cards to collect or trade. Instead, you just need to unlock new Heroes as you progress in the game.
Game Modes in Skyweaver
There are many ways to play in Skyweaver. Here are some of the game modes available:
- Conquest: This is the PvP game mode where each player enters with one life. Here, you will need to play until you win 3 times or lose a match. You can win Silver/Gold cards or both in the Conquest mode.
- Ranked mode: This is also another PvP game mode. Here, you will battle with other players and climb up the ranks on the leaderboard. Those with top rankings will stand a chance to win Silver cards at the end of the week.
- Private and practice modes: You can also practice with your friends in private mode or with AI bots in practice mode. Remember to sharpen your skills before entering the arena!
How can I play to earn in Skyweaver?
Unlike other blockchain games, Skyweaver doesn’t have its own in-game tokens. So, how do you play to earn then? Simple. Just earn Silver or Gold cards from the game, then sell them away as NFTs in the marketplace for $USDC.
Since its launch, more than 2.2 million matches took place in the game. In fact, IndiGG (a sub-DAO of Yield Guild Games) is looking to partner with Skyweaver as well. Seeing that the game is receiving attention from one of the biggest player-DAOs in the world, Skyweaver is definitely a GameFi project that you don’t want to miss this year.
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