NFT Staking — Polychain Monsters!
How to get more out of your Polychain monsters, increase your score and receive more rewards in $ PMON!
Characteristics to take into account: Type, Color, Horn and Glitter!
Each monster has a series of characteristics that according to the rarity percentage will give it a certain value. The rarer its characteristics, the more value it will have and the more points it grants in your collection.
Percentage of each type of monster:
Unidragon (0.5%), Uniaqua (1%), Unibranch (3%), Uniair (6%), Unikle (6%), Uniturtle (6%), Unicursed (10%), Unifairy (15%), Unisheep (19%), Unidonkey (19%).
Percentage of each color:
Black (0.05%), Purple (5%), Yellow (15%), Red (20%), Blue (25%), Green (34.95%).
Percentage of each horn:
Diamond Spear (1%). Wicked Spear and Ivory Fang (3%). Shadow Branch (5%). Silver Claw and Dragon Claw (6%). Candy Cane (16%). Golden Horn Silver Edge and Spiral Horn (20%).
The glitter factor percentage for all monsters is 1%
NFT Staking currently gives points in two different categories:
· Collector Challenge:
This challenge is automatic and is not gamified as we will see later in the Full Set Challenges, it is simply a sum of total points for the rarity of your monsters.
At the moment there are 2 categories::
- Rarity Score: Depending on the type, color, horn, and glitter factor, you will get a score for each polychain monster. The monster that shows as representative image of the Rarity Score is your strongest Polychain Monster in your collection, in this case, a Uniair Yellow Diamond Horn with Glitter. Points in bold represent the total rarity points of all your polychain monsters. And the number in red is the amount of monsters in your collection.
- Points for Special Edition: These points are awarded for each polychian monster of special edition that you have in your collection. These monsters add a fairly high score due to their rarity and depending also on the type of horn, the more score you will get. The monster that shows as representative image of the Special Edition is the strongest Special Edition of your collection, in this case the BSC Unidragon with Candy Cane horn. Points in bold represent the total rarity points of all your specials. And the number in red is the number of specials in your collection.
The special editions are promotional drops that for a limited time can be found by opening booster packs on the page www.polychainmonsters.com
Once we are clear about the characteristics of our Monsters, we can calculate their stake points by rarity:
To calculate your stake points by rarity we will use the page www.polkamoncalculator.com As you will see in the screenshot above, we are filling in species, color, horn, and glitter. In this case, it shows us a rarity of 1 in 77 for a green Unidonkey with spiral horn no glitter. To calculate how many points it will give us for the stake, we simply divide that rarity value by 40: 77/40 = 1.9 points of stake per rarity.
The Full Set Challenges includes 2 categories.
This is where the sum of points really becomes interesting since there are multipliers for average horn and Glitter and this greatly enhances the points in your collection.
This challenge begins to score from 5 of the 6 existing colors, and to opt for a maximum base score you must have 6 out of 6 colors, that is, from green to black.
If we take the example of the Unidonkey we see that for 5 color achieved it gives us 100 points which will give us a score of 100 base points. By getting the 6th color gets us 900 more points for completing the challenge and thus starting with 1000 base points! Obtaining the Black color is quite complicated due to its rarity but regardless of this, having the other colors we can continue to add collector points!
Only from 5 different colors will we start scoring in any color challenge!
Now comes the interesting part, the multipliers for glitter and for horn average!
The algorithm automatically chooses the strongest unidonkeys (in this example) of each color according to the horn and with which it will give the most points per multiplier.
The horn multiplier works as follows: the algorithm chooses the strongest horns of each color that you have in the collection and gives us a horn average! The average to start generating a multiplier is from Candy Cane (16%), which indicates that if you want to have a minimum multiplier of 2x, each horn of each color must be at least Candy Cane or better!
For a 3x multiplier the horn average is 6% (silver and dragon claw), 4x average 5% (shadow branch), 8x average 3% (ivory fang and wicked spear), and finally 10x average 1% that would be to have all the polychain monsters with diamond horn.
If your average is below Candy Cane, you will not get any multiplier !!!
The Glitter multiplier is determined by the number of the 5 or 6 monsters that the algorithm has chosen for each color that has Glitter. With a minimum of 1 glitter, the multiplier is already set at 2x. And if you do not have glitter in the ones chosen by the algorithm, then you will not opt for this multiplier.
Lets see an example:
As we see above we have 20,000 points with the Unidonkey color set. As you can see in the image, in the collection we have the 6 colors for which it gives us 1000 base points. The horn multiplier shows me that I have an average of Candy Cane as horn giving a 2x multiplier. In the glitter multiplier, 5 of the 6 Unidonkeys have Glitter for which it gives me a 10x multiplier.
These are the 6 unidonkeys of the color set chosen by the algorithm that according to the calculations will give me a higher score. The algorithm picks the strongest of each color from my collection:
As you can see I have an average of 14.66% of horn that validates a 2x multiplier with these Unidonkeys: Green Glitter Silver Claw, Blue Glitter Candy Cane, Red Glitter Silver Claw, Yellow Glitter Silver Edge, Purple Glitter Golden Horn and Black Golden Horn .
If we add the percentages and divide by the number of Unidonkeys (6) it will give us an approximate horn average:
(2x20)+20+16+(2x6)/6=14.66% CANDY CANE
Now, if I wanted to improve my score, I would have to lower my horn average to at least 6% since that would be the percentage of the next 3x multiplier level. To lower the average, I would have to change the two golden horns and silver edges for better horns. And even improve the Candy Cane for a better horn because it will help me lower the average. So basically, improve the horns of Blue (Glitter Candy Cane), Yellow (Glitter Silver Edge), Purple (Glitter Golden Horn) and Black (Golden Horn) to bring my average to 6%. I could also lower the average by improving the 2 Glitter Silver Claw that I have in the collection if I have the opportunity in booster packs or secondary market as it will also help lower the average.
Please have in mind if your monsters have glitter, the algorithm will choose them before usually any horn because it has more rarity. So if you are looking to improve a horn that already has glitter, the improvement also has to have glitter so that it can be used as a glitter multiplier.
This challenge begins to score from 9 of the 10 existing horns, and to opt for the maximum score you must have 10 out of 10 horns in your collection, that is, from the Spiral Horn to the Diamond Spear.
If we take the example of the Unidonkey we see that for each horn obtained, it gives us 80 points up to 9 different horns, which will give us a score of 80 base points. Getting the 10th horn earns us 800 base points! Obtaining the diamond horn is quite complicated due to its rarity but regardless of this, having the other horns we can continue to add collector points!
Only from 9 different horns will we start scoring in any horn challenge!
Now comes the interesting part, the multipliers for glitter and for horn average!
The algorithm automatically chooses the strongest unidonkeys (in this example) of each horn according to the color and with which I will get the most points per multiplier.
The color multiplier works as follows: the algorithm chooses the strongest colors of each horn that you have in the collection and makes a color average! The average color to start generating a multiplier is blue (25%) to achieve a minimum multiplier of 2x, each color of each horn must be at least blue! Unlike the color set, here we seek to improve the color for each horn and do not choose green if there is a stronger color with that horn. Remember that GREEN is essential for the Color Set!
For a 3x multiplier the color average is 20% (Red), 4x average 15% (Yellow), 8x average 5% (Purple), and finally 40x average 0.5%, which would be to have all your monsters in black with each horn.
If your average is below Blue, your set will not qualify for the multiplier!!!
The Glitter multiplier is determined by the number of the 9 or 10 monsters that the algorithm of each horn that has Glitter has chosen. With a minimum of 1 glitter, the multiplier is already set at 2x. And if you do not have glitter in the ones chosen by the algorithm, then you will not opt for this multiplier.
Let’s see an example:
As we see above we have 12,800 points with the Unidonkey horn set. As you can see in the image, in the collection we have the 10 horns for which it gives us 800 base points. The color multiplier shows me that I have an average of yellow giving 4x multiplier. In the glitter multiplier, 5 of the 10 Unidonkeys have Glitter for which it gives me a 4x multiplier.
These are the 10 unidonkeys of the set chosen by the algorithm that according to the calculations will give me highest collector score:
As you can see I have an average of 13% color rarity that validates a 4x multiplier with these Unidonkeys.
If we add the percentages and divide by the number of Unidonkeys (10) it will give us an approximate color average:
Now, if I wanted to improve my score, I would have to lower my color average to at least 5% since that would be the percentage of the next 8x multiplier level. To lower the average, I would have to improve the colors of the horns that have a worse color than yellow. And even improve the yellows for purples because it will help me lower my average. So basically, improve the colors that are below yellow of all the horns to bring my average as close to 5%. That in this case, I would have to improve my Silver Claw Red With Glitter and the Candy Cane Blue with Glitter for a better color with Glitter as the first objective.
Take into account if your monsters have glitter, always improve it with another glitter. So if you want to improve a color that already has glitter, the better one also has to have glitter so that you keep the glitter multiplier. Another fact to take into account, if your best color is Purple for a Golden Horn and you get a Red or yellow Glitter Golden Horn, the algorithm might lower your color average because this red/yellow being glitter might be stronger than purple without glitter. But even if you lower the color average, you compensate with the Glitter multiplier! So BEWARE of exchanges and purchases!!
I hope this article has helped you! At first it is a bit confusing, but it is visualized quite well when clicking on the challenges of each monster, because it will always show you your strongest polychains per horn in color challenge, and the 9 or 10 strongest polychains per color in horns challenge that takes into account the algorithm and that you can improve!
Basically in the color challenge, improve the horn of each color, and in the horn challenge improve the color of each horn!