The Traits of NFTs Define Their In-Game Abilities

4 min readApr 14


An NFT that goes beyond a basic JPG is most likely to be a developed game character with abilities that can influence the gameplay. But what actually determines the development of these abilities? Oddly enough, it’s just like in life — character traits. Let’s take a look at the construction of the NFT “personality” on the example of Banksters characters.

Different Rarities — different traits — different NFTs with unique characters

It can be a little difficult to calculate which trait earns how many points in life. However, in the Banksters Game, it is easy to see their impact on the gameplay.

We will begin by learning how to calculate the points of Bankster’s abilities, which will provide insights on why the character on the left has +72 points and the character on the right receives only +62 points for the same ability, “Elon’s tweet.”

The basic principle is:

The number of abilities can be different, it depends on the rarity of a Bankster and its traits. Traits offer different bonuses to different abilities.

You can read more about all the abilities in this article.
There are 32 traits, with 4 ranks for each of the 8 abilities.

So let’s take a look at the table below that contains traits as well as the abilities they are responsible for:

32 traits. 4 ranks for each of 8 abilities

Each Bankster has 10 random traits selected from the 32 traits. Each trait gives + points to abilities. Now let’s add these numbers to the basic points of ability.

Base points + special bonus

Now back to our NFT-characters — Banksters.

It turns out that the basic Elon’s Tweet gives +58 points, and because of his trait — “Trend Setter” (T3) — Lamont Rifkin receives 14 more points added to the ability’s initial value.

“Trend setter” gives +14 points to “Elon’s Tweet”

The second Bankster — Marlon Lenney — receives +62 points for Elon’s tweet because of his “Chatter” trait, which adds +4 more points to the base of +58.

“Chatter” gives +4 points to “Elon’s Tweet”

So, are you stuck with what you have? Is it impossible to develop this or that ability?

In the case of the NFT, everything is visible and understandable. So, let’s look in the Traits menu of our Illuminati Lamont Rifkin for his passive traits. And we see that the “Influencer” trait will add +10 points to Elon’s Tweet ability of this Bankster.

“Influencer” trait is locked, however will give +10 points to “Elon’s tweet” once it is opened

The second character, Marlon Lenney (Whale), cannot jump over +62 points, but he can get extra points on other abilities.

There are no locked traits to strengthen “Elon’s tweet”

In other words, active traits give points to here-and-now abilities. The higher the rarity of Bankster has — the more active traits are available.

Locked traits provide a development impact on your Character. As you progress through the game to new levels, the Bankster can unlock them.

Passive traits can be passed on to a new Bankster in the Minting process.

A regular example of a minting process

Now you know exactly how to describe your character. You can say: “My Bankster is a genial and lucky chatter”. And these words will be so true that they will describe in detail the abilities of your NFT and give an understanding of what impact your Bankster can make on the market in order to bring you success.

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