How Shining Works in Alien Worlds

4 Stone Nordics shined together to make a gold

The difference between rarity and shininess

You shine up 4 of the same NFT

  • If tool: look at the image on the card — same image, same tool
  • If avatar: again, the same card image will show you it’s the same avatar
4 Gold Nordics make a Stardust
  • If weapon: again, the same card image will show you it’s the same weapon
  • If minion: look at the element name just below the race. To be shined, both element and race must be same across the cards
  • If artifact: we haven’t released any artifacts yet, so more on this narrative line to come
  • If land: sorry, you can’t shine land. Land is a special type of NFT that allows the owner to earn income by charging a commission on mining

How to shine your NFTs

How much Trilium is required to shine up my NFTs to the next level?

Trilium required to upgrade

Why would I want a shined NFT?

Ted Shadewick: Stone and Gold Variants
Ted Shadewick: Stardust and Antimatter Variants

Mint numbers

To summarise

  • Shining requires 4 of the same NFT
  • Shining also requires Trilium
  • After shining, your 4 previous NFTs are burned and instead you have a new NFT of the higher level of shininess, but the same level of rarity
  • Your new NFT will have a new mint number based on how many of the newly shined item have been created
  • You have to shine up step-by-step through the shine levels. You can only create an antimatter NFT by shining up 4 stardust, for example
  • NFTs shined up to gold, dust and antimatter will be rarer and rarer
  • You can’t shine up land

Attributes of Shined Items




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