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  • Mastery Points & Rogue Placement Ep.02

    Mastery Points & Rogue Placement Ep.02

    Illuvium Mastery Points Explained. Autobattler basics in Survival Mode, this series is for anyone new to Illuvium Autobattler. I dive into all things Arena in this series and aim to explain the game to anyone that has not played before.

    Thanks for watching! You can follow me on Twitter @VanUmbra.

  • Illuvium: Autobattler Basics

    Illuvium: Autobattler Basics

    Autobattler basics in Survival Mode, this series is for anyone new to Illuvium Autobattler. I dive into all things Arena in this series and aim to explain the game to anyone that has not played before.

    Thanks for watching! You can follow me on Twitter @VanUmbra.

  • Illuvium Rundown: Episode 14

    Illuvium Rundown: Episode 14

    We had a quite a show for Episode 14 of the Illuvium Rundown. We kicked things off by discussing the Launch Party. Then we talked about Illuvitar utility and had a D1sk battle with Godson!

    The Illuvium Rundown Episode 14 is also available on Apple Podcasts.

    Thank You

    As always, thank you for watching the Illuvium Rundown! Follow me on Twitter (@Rhamphy) to keep up with the latest Illuvium news, leaks and more. You can follow my co-host on Twitter (@Nijafe_Plays).

    Everything I create is purely my opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.

  • A Historic Day for Illuvium is About to Begin

    A Historic Day for Illuvium is About to Begin

    The day is here! The Launch Day for Illuvium Beyond is upon us. With just a few hours to go until the fun begins I wanted to reflect on the journey that has been Illuvium. 

    This project was started by three brothers Aaron, Grant and Kieran Warwick. The three have done things differently from the beginning. The brothers refused to hastily rush out a PFP project in the height of the 2021–2022 bull market. They chose patience over profit. They believed in building before buying. A novel concept that many NFT projects can learn from. 

    Fast forward to today and Illuvium now has 3 high quality games in beta mode. At this stage, thousands of people have had the chance to played all three. Between Illuvium Zero, Illuvium Overworld and the Autobattler it is hard to pick a favorite. Yet we are not here to talk about these accomplishments in gaming. Today is about Illuvitars. 

    The Illuvitar Holo Archie from Illuvium.

    Illuvitars will be the in game profile picture for Illuvium’s suite of games. I can’t emphasize this enough, Illuvium could have easily launched this product during the height of the bull market with wild success. They chose, in my opinion, to do things the right way. Instead of leaving investors waiting for years for a product, they went to work. Since the Fall of 2020 they have been building. 

    Giving Their All

    Each brother has had physical ailments tied directly to large workloads. These guys lead from the front and do not shy away from the spotlight. A perfect example is Kieran’s drive to maximize the marketing output of Illuvium. He has done hundreds of interviews and even lost his voice from the frequency of his appearances. Illuvium does not pay for shills like so many other projects. Their product does the talking and when combined with an insanely hard work ethic the results will follow. 

    The Illuvitar Holo Atlas from Illuvium.

    Illuvium is about to take NFTs to the next level. Traditional gamers are skeptical of blockchain gaming and for good reason. If crypto has taught us anything it is that bad actors and rug pulls are commonplace. The average investor does not want to deal with the possibility of losing it all over night. This is why Illuvium is so important. After years of following the team and close to 300 pieces of original Illuvium content on this website, I can confidently say that Illuvium is to be trusted. They will continue to prove that over and over. Actions speak louder than words and every day is an opportunity for them to build that trust and build that community. Illuvitars will be the culmination of this hard work and trust building. Transparency is everything. 

    Illuvitars with an Illuvitar d1sk in the middle.

    So as we embark on this next phase for Illuvium. Take a minute to think about your individual journeys in Web 3. The good, the bad and the down right fraudulent. I personally was searching for a project like Illuvium for over a year before I found it. Once I came across this incredible project, every other PFP just became noise. Illuvium is different and in this Wild West of crypto we need different. We need a true professional in the space. Today Illuvium will show what they are capable of and millions will learn the power they can wield. Illuvitars will set a new standard in Web 3. This is a truly historic day, enjoy it!

    Launch Party

    Promotional item for Illuvium Beyond.
    Illuvium: Beyond Launches March 7th at 10pm UTC

    The Launch Party will begin at 10pm UTC. I will be joining the steam at 1:30am UTC to open some D1sks. I can’t wait to begin this next chapter with all of you! We’ve come a long, long way together.

    Launch Party

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    Everything I write is purely my opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.

  • Illuvium Beyond: Full Breakdown of Illuvitar Odds

    Illuvium Beyond: Full Breakdown of Illuvitar Odds

    Each time you flip a “Random Illuvitar” card here are the odds of getting each Illuvial in Non Holo and Holo form. This is a full breakdown of all 25 Tier 1 to Tier 5 Illuvitars in Wave 1!

    Tier 1 Stage 1

    Non Holo: 15,460/100,000 (15.46%)

    Holo: 810/100,000 (.81%)

    Tier 1 Stage 2

    Non Holo: 5,150/100,000 (5.15%)

    Holo: 270/100,000 (.27%)

    Tier 1 Stage 3


    Non Holo: 1,720/100,000 (1.72%)

    Holo: 90/100,000 (.09%)

    Tier 2 Stage 1


    Non Holo: 14,050/100,000 (14.05%)

    Holo: 740/100,000 (.74%)

    Tier 2 Stage 2

    Nimble Lynx
    Nimble Lynx

    Non Holo: 4,680/100,000 (4.68%)

    Holo: 250/100,000 (.25%)

    Tier 2 Stage 3

    Arcane Emberlynx
    Arcane Emberlynx

    Non Holo: 1,560/100,000 (1.56%)

    Holo: 80/100,000 (.08%)

    Tier 3 Stage 1

    Non Holo: 2,160/100,000 (2.16%)

    Holo: 110/100,000 (.11%)

    Tier 3 Stage 2

    This wave of Illuvitars does not contain a Tier 3 Stage 2.

    Tier 3 Stage 3


    Non Holo: 240/100,000 (.24%)

    Holo: 10/100,000 (.01%)

    Tier 4 Stage 1

    Non Holo: 550/100,000 (.55%)

    Holo: 30/100,000 (.03%)

    Tier 4 Stage 2

    Non Holo: 180/100,000 (.18%)

    Holo: 10/100,000 (.01%)

    Tier 4 Stage 3


    Non Holo: 60/100,000 (.06%)

    Holo: 3/100,000 (.003%)

    Tier 5 Stage 1


    Non Holo: 214/100,000 (.214%)

    Holo: 11/100,000 (.011%)

    Tier 5 Stage 2

    Non Holo: 71/100,000 (.071%)

    Holo: 4/100,000 (.004%)

    Tier 5 Stage 5


    Non Holo: 24/100,000 (.024%)

    Holo: 1/100,000 (.001%)

    Illuvium Beyond Sale Begins March 7th

    So there you have it! All of the Illuvitars in order based on rarity. The sale will begin March 7th at 10pm UTC. This was recently adjusted to better accommodate larger markets like the US. Good luck to all who will try their luck! I can’t wait to pull that Holo Rhamphyre in the Alpha sale!!

    Thank You

    As always, thank you for reading my article! You can follow me on Twitter (@Rhamphy) to keep up with the latest Illuvium news, leaks and more.

    Everything I write is purely my opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.

  • Illuvinati Times Issue #4

    Illuvinati Times Issue #4

    Welcome to our latest update on the Illuvinati Council, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) created for a web3 game. In February 2023, several proposals were voted on and passed by the council. ICCP-3 clarified the definition of revenue distribution, IIP-29 created a safety pool within the treasury to cover DAO costs, ICCP-4 held funds from the Illuvitar sale in the Illuvitar Safety Pool, and IIP-30 finalized details of the Illuvitar sale.

    You can find links and summaries to this month’s activities below. Please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns, my DMs are always open to the Illuvium community. 


    Governance in Discord

    The community is exploring new governance forums and making improvements as needed. IIP-30 Proposal for the Sale of Illuvitars raised concern among community members. They worried that their opinions would be overlooked in a lengthy thread. To address this issue, two enhancements have been implemented in government forums for future proposals.

    The proposal suggested implementing a slow mode for future proposals. This would encourage community members to post succinct comments. The slow mode would minimize the number of messages new readers would need to read. The goal is to help them understand the full scope of the conversation.

    The second improvement is the creation of the IIP/ICCP General Discussion thread. This new thread is so that those who would like to discuss proposals can do so in a dedicated area while also helping to keep the dedicated proposal chats on topic. 

    IIP-30 Proposal for the Sale of Illuvitars

    On February 8th, Rich, the Community Manager, announced the publication of the IIP-30 Proposal for the Sale of Illuvitars. The proposal aimed to approve the creation of D1sks for marketing purposes and introduce the concept of Alpha D1sks. Although the community initially criticized it, they eventually revised and approved it. The approved proposal included the inclusion of Alphas and an entirely new pricing strategy for D1sks.

    Read full proposal HERE           

    The Fight 4 ETH

    In recent meetings the Illuvinati council has discussed the possibility of the DAO still having wagering in PVP. Legal and council discussed options for enabling wagering. They agreed to continue evaluating strategies for regulatory compliance. 

    Illuvinati Council Votes

    In February, four proposals were passed. ICCP-3 defined how future product directions would use vault distributions of revenue. IIP-29 created a safety pool within the treasury to cover DAO costs up to $15M USDC. ICCP-4 held funds from the first Illuvitar sale in the Illuvitar Safety Pool (IIP-29). IIP-30 finalized the details of the upcoming Illuvitar sale, including price and the introduction of Alpha D1sks. Illuvinati council member rationales are summarized below, and full accounts can be found in the #council-chambers channel in the Illuvium discord.

    Blickter approved all proposals:


    “This is a common sense expansion of the original definition for revenue distribution. It allows the DAO to pursue new product directions beyond information products. Additionally, this proposal requires future products to specify what category they will fall under (negligible cost vs. non-negligible cost), which is good for transparency.”

    IIP-29 & ICCP-4

    “I believe the Safety Pool to be the best option available to the DAO for financial flexibility, and I believe that diverting revenue from the Illuvitar sale is the best option available to the DAO for revenue diversion to fund the Safety Pool. Having these funds on hand will ensure the DAO is best equipped to launch core products regardless of market trends.”


    “A number of changes were made over the lifetime of this draft. Pricing was not right initially, but I believe we’ve rectified that in the current format. Fundamentally, we need Illuvitars to be a product people want to interact with, and pricing is a major factor in ensuring people are able to do so. Ensuring alpha disks are able to be held un-opened indefinitely greatly increases the reach and appeal of Illuvitars.”

    Deraji approved all proposals:


    “The Illuvium DAO and its product scope has expanded significantly since the its inception. As such, prior to the broad launch of various product streams, it was essential to clarify the definition of revenue from greatly differing products.”

    IIP-29 & ICCP-4

    “The community has shown strong support to the long-term vision of the DAO, and establishing the Safety Pool provides greater resource stability and flexibility to ensure the proposed products come to fruition. In strong collaboration with community members and appropriate core contributors, I am confident that the safety pool establishes much needed runway stability in challenging macroeconomic times, while maintaining a balanced commitment to all stakeholders.”


    “Illuvitars have come a long way since their initial proposal, and the parameters that I voted to approve today greatly extend the reach and engagement of this product. For Illuvium to succeed, we must continue to bring more people into the DAO and its various games, and not only focus on those already in the community. On the contrary, we need to collectively examine who isn’t yet part of our community, and ensure products are configured in a way to expand our reach and interest. Illuvitars does that, offering appeal to multiple new demographics. At the same time, while an important initial launch, these parameters are highly configurable and adjustments can be made in future waves to price, quantity, and more to continue refining our efforts to sustain and grow the DAO.”

    Scoriox approved all proposals:


    “ I think it is important to further define the core structure that Illuvium is built on and this proposal effectively manages this. Revenue distribution in its current form was sustainable under the premise of purely digital products such as the overworld and Illuvitars. However it is clear that Illuvium is building much more than just that. Fostering the strength the Illuvium IP will bring and ensuring the DAO and its systems are sustainable as they move into the future is undeniably important.”

    IIP-29 & ICCP-4

    “When it comes to diverting the Illuvitar revenue and any revenue in general I take the circumstances very seriously. I wouldn’t be approving this proposal if it weren’t for the added flexibility of the safety pool, meaning that we can maintain the security of preserving the runway without directly taking funds from stakers. We are left with all of our options intact just in case we need them.”


    “This proposal had to balance 3 key aspects. The collectables game, Web 3 NFT scarcity and the ability to market the product. By adjusting the alpha d1sks sale prices and timing we better aligned the first two aspects while still keeping them distinctly different. I am also very happy where we landed especially for the $8 price point of the non-alpha d1sks. This will allow the collecting focus of the product to shine through and enable many in the future to enjoy the IP of Illuvium. Although some might see Alpha d1sks as unnecessary they do enable an entirely different kind of collector to get involved with the project whilst helping Illuvium generate further revenue to benefit everyone. I also appreciate the 3 day sale period for alpha d1sks which I feel aligns well with the different incentives for different kinds of collectors.”

    Animositas approved all proposals:


    “ It provides needed transparency to the community about which costs are excluded from revdis.  The intent here is unchanged from the original purpose of the revdis structure but now that more potential income sources are identified and on the horizon, it became essential to specify how those would be handled in greater detail.  Unit costs must clearly be excluded from revdis for physical merchandise (and similarly additional overhead costs for items like real-life events).  This ICCP sets up the framework and allows for a clear framework to be used for future activities the DAO may engage in.”

    IIP-29 & ICCP-4

    “The safety pool allows us to watch and determine if the funds are actively needed, it provides flexibility (if not needed) and security.  The runway amount is reasonable and strikes an appropriate balance between security for the project and not pulling excessive funds away from revdis.  The ability to capitalize on hiring additional talent during a down market will pay dividends in the long-run.”


    “From a structural standpoint it gives us a product with mass market appeal that will engage collectors and is accessible to the vast majority of individuals worldwide.  Many 7-year old kids that will be able to afford an $8 Illuvitar every month or two will become life-long fans.  And those avid collectors that can spend thousands or even millions on the greatest collection of Illuvitars will have a truly epic experience buying and trading to build out each Wave.” … “I believe this IIP is both a reflection on the power of decentralized governance and a demonstration of the maturation of our DAO processes.”

    Kieran approved all proposals but chose not to comment upon his decisions in the  #council-chambers channel.

    Council Catch-Up

    To keep the community informed, I’ll interview an Illuvinati council member each month. This month, join Deraji and me as we reflect on this Epoch compared to his previous term. We’ll also discuss how Alpha D1sks came into the picture. Finally, we’ll talk about what to expect next from the Illuvinati council.

    Interview with Deraji

    Tracking Ideas and Proposals

    In an effort to help make the proposals listed in Illuviums discord #ideas channel more digestible I set out to create summaries of each posting. Below is a link to a google sheet where I’ve cataloged all ideas posted in the month of January. This sheet provides date posted, topic, title, original poster, link to the conversation in discord, along with a very brief abstract by the OP. 

    Also included is an information page about current Illuvium council members along with their socials. I highly suggest following each council member on their respected media to stay up to date with the latest in Illuvium Governance. 

    Illuvium Governance Tracker: ILV Governance Tracker

    Final words

    The next issue of The Illuvinati Times will be published in the first week of April. Have a specific question, or looking to find more information on an aspect of Illuvium Governance? Feel free to shoot me a DM on: 

    Twitter: @artemisILV

    Discord: Artemis | Illuvialmaster #0233

    Until next time! 


    2/1/2023 – Illuvinati Council Meeting Agenda [Jan 31]

    2/8/2023 – Illuvinati Council Meeting Agenda [FEB 8]

    Town Halls

    2/10/2023 – Illuvium: Beyond! | Illuvium (Co-Founder Town Hall) (Kieran Warwick & Aaron Warwick)

    Proposals Voted on









    Proposals Awaiting Community Feedback and Revision:

    Gov V2.2 – Governance V2 Draft Proposal + Appendix (V0.2)

    Council Interview and Ideas Tracker

    Interview with Deraji

     Illuvium Governance Tracker: ILV Governance Tracker

  • Illuvium Beyond: Watch Before You Buy!

    Illuvium Beyond: Watch Before You Buy!

    In this video I talk about the different aspects of Illuvium Beyond. Illuvitars Are Almost Here! Watch Before You Buy!

  • Illuvium DAO Strikes Down Zhu Su Proposal

    Illuvium DAO Strikes Down Zhu Su Proposal

    The Illuvium DAO just keeps winning. In true decentralized fashion the DAO strikes again in a major way leading up the Illuvium Beyond sale. With Illuvitars just one week away we had quite a dilemma on our hands with the Illuvium DAO and Su Zhu. Illuvium’s fearless leader, Kieran Warwick, had put out this tweet and set the Illuvium Universe on fire. 

    Upon seeing this tweet, I immediately put my tinfoil hat on. To this point, Kieran had put on a marketing masterclass. Live Twitch streams with Brycent, countless AMAs and hundreds of interviews. He even launched the Escape Pod live show on Twitter Spaces so people could learn more about the Illuvium team members. The dude was everywhere to the point where he lost his voice. I can’t say it enough, he rarely had a misstep. 

    A Major Decision

    Yet here we were two weeks out from the sale with a decision to make as a community. This Illuvitar battle was such a glaring mistake that I thought there must be another angle. However, as the bullets flew, Kieran stood his ground. Taking shots left and right in discord, here is what he had to say about it. 

    We’ve infiltrated nearly every single large-scale crypto, particularly DeFi projects. I faced the same resistance when I said we would airdrop communities and also when I said we would give a staking pool to other communities; I know marketing, and I know how to bring people to our project. The thing about exposure is when you have something compelling, it doesn’t matter why you arrived. You derive your own conclusion. We have a fantastic product. My battling a guy who went against my brother will make people look into ILV, which is precisely why I’m doing what I’m doing. You aren’t educating me on who Zhu Su is…

    He knew full well what he was getting into and at the end of the day I think he simply wanted to battle a guy who had feud with his brother and Synthetix founder Kain Warwick, while also bringing attention to the upcoming sale. It couldn’t be that simple, could it? 

    The conversation did not end there. The community quickly sprung into action led by Council Member and Rhamphyre.io contributor Deraji. He kicked it off with a Twitter Poll. 

    This spilled over into the Illuvium Discord and ultimately led to the drafting of an IIP. Here is what Deraji had to say in the ideas channel of discord to kick off the discussion:

     While Zhu Su is a well known figure in the web3 community and does have a larger follower count than Illuvium, direct association with him risks the reputation that the DAO has worked to curate. 

    Illuvium has constantly sought an image of being different and doing things right. The original presented “battle” not only places an Illuvium co-founder in direct connection with a controversial figure, but does so with the perception of an invitation from the DAO, on a stage provided by the DAO.

    To ensure first introductions to Illuvium are not establishing a direct connection between a new, exciting product and a controversial figure representing arguably the perception the DAO has fought to separate itself from, the originally presented “d1sk battle” shall be canceled.

    During this tenuous time for web3, it is important to avoid the risk of “scam by association.”

    “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” — Warren Buffett

    There were a lot of good points made by Deraji in this post and it ultimately led to an IIP and Council vote. The end result was 4 Yes votes to cancel the Zhu Su vs Kieran battle. A unanimous decision with Kieran choosing not to vote. 

    All Publicity is Good Publicity?

    The news of the decision caught wind on multiple crypto platforms. Most noticeably, Cointelegraph wrote about the spat and tweeted it out to their 1.8 million followers. 

    For those keeping score at home, that is almost 4x the number of followers that Zhu Su has. This brings me back to my original conspiracy. Was Kieran Warwick playing puppet master all along? 

    Rhamphite Puppet Master

    We will probably never know. In the end, that doesn’t really matter. Illuvium got a ton of headlines from this move, the DAO showed it’s strength and it ended up being a win for all parties, except Zhu Su of course, but no one is crying for that dude. 

    Illuvitars are coming March 7th

    The Illuvium Beyond Sale will start on March 7th at 8am UTC! The sale will happen on Layer 2 with Immutable X and D1sks can be bought with ETH and sILV2. 

    Thank You

    As always, thank you for reading my article! You can follow me on Twitter (@Rhamphy) to keep up with the latest Illuvium news, leaks and more.

    Everything I write is purely my opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.

  • Illuvium Rundown: Episode 13

    Illuvium Rundown: Episode 13

    It’s the Illuvium Rundown: Episode 13! We had a great discussion about the Illuvitar IIP with current council member and rhamphyre.io contributor Deraji in this one. We also discuss the upcoming Illuvitar sale, the delay of Alpha Season 1 in Illuvium Zero and more!

    The Illuvium Rundown Episode 13 is also available on Apple Podcasts.

    Thank You

    As always, thank you for watching the Illuvium Rundown! Follow me on Twitter (@Rhamphy) to keep up with the latest Illuvium news, leaks and more. You can follow my co-host on Twitter (@Nijafe_Plays).

    Everything I create is purely my opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.

  • These New Illuvium Emotes Are Epic

    These New Illuvium Emotes Are Epic

    One of my sneaky favorite parts of Illuvium is the emotes. In the most recent Illuvium Showcase we got a look at some of the new emotes the team has produced and they are clean! These emotes will be used in game during battles and add another layer to the social aspect of Illuvium. Let’s take a look at these creative works of art.


    Silly Atippo emote.
    Questioning Atippo emote.
    Sad Atippo emote.
    Worried Atippo emote.

    All of these emotes are from the Tier 0 Illuvials. These will be the free to play Illuvials that help onboard new players to the Illuvium eco-system. You will be able to catch these Illuvials on Day 1 and not even realize they are going into a crypto wallet. Everything will happen seamlessly on the back end. After catching a few, you will get a notification that you can set up a wallet and keep these newly caught Illuvials. At that point, you’ll be familiar with the game and have a choice to make in order to continue. This is a genius way of onboarding non crypto players. Nobody wants to be bombarded with the complexity of crypto and Illuvium is making the user experience as easy and fun as possible.


    Staring Doka emote.
    Boxing Doka emote.
    High kick Doka emote.
    Karate Doka emote.

    I can honestly say these emotes are better than most NFT projects out there. This team is always going above and beyond.


    Idea Fliish emote.
    Angry Fliish emote.
    Baseball Fliish emote.
    Dead Fliish emote.


    Inquisitive Grokko emote.
    Angry Grokko emote.
    Exploding Grokko emote.


    In love Volante emote.
    Smoking Volante emote
    Strong Volante emote
    Confused Volante emote.

    The team also plans to release emote packs around certain holidays. The hearts Volante above would be perfect for Valentine’s Day or a rumored Illuvium title called Hearts Ablaze.

    If you enjoyed these leaks check out the full episode of the Illuvium Showcase with Andrew and Grant below!

    Thank You

    As always, thank you for reading my article! You can follow me on Twitter (@Rhamphy) to keep up with the latest Illuvium news, leaks and more.

    Everything I write is purely my opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.