The May 2015 update on Lioden introduced our first genetics model!

Breeding for bases before this update was somewhat random, but also incredibly easy. You'd get special-based cubs that didn't look anything like their parents!

This page will explain how genetics on Lioden work, along with showing previews of each base.

Genetics  

On Lioden, if you take a look at any lion, you will notice a line in their Appearance section that is called Genetics.
Let's take a look at my king, König.


As you can see, König's genetics are Black Dark Solid Rare.
We'll take a moment to dissect this and explain each piece—basically, read it as Colour Shade Gradient Rarity.

Colour Groups  

There are four different colour groups: Black, Cream, Golden, and Red.
All bases on the site fall into one of these colour groups.

If you were to cross two parents from the Black colour group, all of their subsequent offspring will have bases from the Black colour group. If you cross a Black colour group parent with a Cream colour group parent, you can end up with offspring from both the Black and Cream colour groups.

For breeding, you will want to do your best to match colour groups together. This way, you have higher odds of producing the base you're looking for, whereas breeding in different colour groups can result in many different potential outcomes.

Shades  

There are three different shades: Dark, Medium, and Light.
This is where the bases start to split up a bit more into their own categories.

Now, let's say you want to get a little bit more detailed with your breeding. You don't want just any Black colour group cub. You want one specifically with Black Dark genetics. Your best option would be to cross two parents with Black Dark genetics, such as Onyx or Slate.

The way that shades work is like so.

Dark x Dark = Dark
Light x Light = Light
Dark x Light = 25% Dark, 25% Light, 50% Medium
Medium x Medium = 15% Dark, 15% Light, 70% Medium
Dark x Medium = 50% Dark, 50% Medium
Light x Medium = 50% Light, 50% Medium

If you breed two Black Dark genetics together, you are guaranteed a Black Dark cub; the same can be said for Black Light. However, as you can see, breeding two different shades together has a chance of giving almost any shade, especially if you were to breed a Black Dark and a Black Light together. You could potentially receive offspring with almost any Black genetics base, though this does depend on the parents' bases themselves.

Gradients  

There are two different gradients: Countershaded and Solid.
Most bases are easily recognisable as to whether they are Countershaded or Solid.

Countershaded bases are bases that have more than one colour in its makeup. They can include bases that have a dark topline and a light underside, or a light topline and a dark underside.

Solid bases are bases that are completely or nearly the same colour throughout the entire base. Don't be fooled, though! Solid bases can have different colours, and even some shading details. They're just more "solid" all throughout.

Breeding with gradients is a bit simpler than shades.

Countershaded x Countershaded = Countershaded
Solid x Solid = Solid
Countershaded x Solid = 50% Countershaded, 50% Solid

What the above means is that if you cross two Countershaded parents, all offspring will be Countershaded. If you cross two Solid parents, all offspring will be Solid. If you cross a Countershaded with a Solid, you can have cubs from either gradient!

Rarity  

Finally, there are four different rarities: Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Special.

Common bases are mostly made up of bases that can be found in explore on NCLs as well as rolled males. Most Oasis-applicable bases are classified as Commons, as well as certain combo bases.
Uncommon bases are certain bases that can only be applied via customising and the Oasis.
Rare bases are bases that can only be achieved through breeding with Uncommon, Rare, and Special bases.
Special bases are the most difficult-to-breed bases on Lioden. These include event applicator bases, non-common combo bases, NCL-exclusive bases, and raffle-exclusive bases.

Rarities are passed much differently when compared to colour groups, shades, and gradients. Below, we have included a guide to indicate your relative chances when breeding different rarities together.

Parent 1 Parent 2 Common % Uncommon % Rare % Special %
Common Common 100%
Common Uncommon Very High Very Low Very Low
Common Rare Very High Very Low Very Low
Common Special Very High Very Low Very Low Extremely Low
Uncommon Uncommon Very High Very Low Very Low
Uncommon Rare High Low Low
Uncommon Special High Low Low Very Low
Rare Special High Low Low Very Low
Special Special High Low Low Very Low

The Uncommon and Rare rarity categories have the exact same pass rate as each other. The only difference between an Uncommon base and a Rare base is that one can be applied via customising and the Oasis, while the other can only be bred for.

Special bases will never pass unless one of the parents is that specific Special base. Your highest odds of producing a Special base would be to breed together two Special rarity lions.

To give an example of breeding between different rarities, let's preview the possible outcomes between a few different bases.

Parent 1 Parent 2 Potential Bases
Black (Common) Slate (Rare) Black, Dikela, Gray, Pewter, Vandal, Korat, Slate
Black (Common) Celestial (Special) Black, Dikela, Gray, Pewter, Vandal, Korat, Slate, Celestial
Celestial (Special) Celestial (Special) Black, Dikela, Gray, Pewter, Vandal, Korat, Slate, Celestial
Celestial (Special) Divine (Special) Black, Dikela, Gray, Pewter, Vandal, Korat, Slate, Celestial, Divine

As you can see, breeding a Black Dark Countershaded Common parent to a Black Dark Countershaded Rare parent can potentially produce cubs with Black Dark Countershaded Common, Uncommon, and Rare bases.
However, breeding a Black Dark Countershaded Common parent to a Black Dark Countershaded Special parent, while they can produce Black Dark Countershaded Common, Uncommon, and Rare bases, can only potentially produce that specific Special base that one parent has (in the example above, Celestial).

Breeding two different Black Dark Countershaded Special parents together can potentially produce any Black Dark Countershaded Common, Uncommon, and Rare bases, as well as having a chance of producing either Black Dark Countershaded Special bases from the parents (in the example above, Celestial and Divine).

TL;DR: A Celestial will not pop up when breeding two Slates together; however a Slate can pop up when breeding two Celestials together!

Bases  

Before we begin, here is an example headshot icon of a base on Lioden.

All headshot icons will have a letter in a coloured box in the upper lefthand corner of the icon, as well as a yellowed rectangle in the lower lefthand corner.
The coloured icon indicates whether the base is a Common (grey C), Uncommon (green U), Rare (blue R), or Special (purple S) rarity base.
The yellowed rectangle indicates whether the base is Applicator (applied via event applicators), Breed Only (only achieved through breeding), Combo (only achieved through breeding specific bases), Custom (applied via Oasis), Exclusive (found on specific NCLs), or NCL (found on common NCLs and rolled males).

From the above example using the Ebony headshot icon, one is able to see that it is a Rare, Breed Only base. Keep the above example and key in mind when perusing the headshot icons listed below.

Now, let's go to what you probably came here for: a peek at all currently-existing bases on Lioden! They will be broken up into different sections based upon their colour and gradient.

Black Countershaded  

Dark
Black
Dikela
Gray
Pewter
Vandal
Korat
Slate
Augur
Celestial
Divine
Elysian
Ice
Penumbra
Medium
Cloudburst
Dun
Steele
Sterling
Maltese
Cocoa
Arctic
Aufeis
Hematite
Leonid
Moonstone
Murk
Sidereal
Light
Dove Gray
Dusty
Rosy Brown
Silver Gray
Chartreux
Glacial
Opal
Pulsar
Skyward
Snowflake
Soul
Stratosphere

Black Solid  

Dark
Chestnut
Jet
Nadir
Obsidian
Titanium
Onyx
Ebony
Noctis
Haze
Interstellar
Nuummite
Spectre
Velvet
Medium
Dark Brown
Liver
Silver
Flint
Demiurge
Duat
Frostbitten
Lilac
Rhino
Light
Albino
Birch
Eggshell
Isabel
White
Clear White
Ashen
Cairngorm
Glass

Cream Countershaded  

Dark
Blonde
Dusty Rose
Pecan
Savannah
Russet
Arabica
Moss Agate
Nacre
Olive
Supernal
Medium
Dark Vanilla
Deep Fawn
Hazelnut
Mongoose
Smog
Cameo
Ammonite
Asiatic
Fossil
Guardian
Hallowed
Light
Almond
Antler
Vanilla
Buff
Cherry Blossom
Ethereal
Ivory
Nautilus

Cream Solid  

Dark
Caramel
Khaki
Persimmon
Tan
Amber
Hellebore
Meteorite
Parhelion
Qahir
Seer
Medium
Camel
Cream
Cream Darker
Dark Fawn
Fawn
Buttercream
Heavenly
Pearl
Ruffian
Sphinx
Light
Apricot
Beige
Cream Lighter
Light Cream
Buttermilk
Teardrop
Alabaster
Solaris

Golden Countershaded  

Dark
Deira
Doubloon
Jacinthe
Ochre
Dinar
Fulvous
Anubis
Asali
Ember
Hyena
Kimanjano
Medium
Ducat
Oatmeal
Saffron
Sunflower
Goridhe
Nacarat
Bast
Dhahabi
Mandarin
Maziwa
Sunspot
Light
Bisquit
Bone
Sunglow
Wheaten
Champagne
Angelic
Citrine
Maat
Nudar

Golden Solid  

Dark
Dark Golden
Zarafshan
Zarbanu
Xanthic
Udara
Chatoyant
Ornament
Trophy
Medium
Luteo
Sundust
Zarasa
Zarin
Topaz
Goldenrod
Gilded
Green
Gregarious
Labradorite
Mobola
Sahara
Victor
Light
Bisque
Lemon
Light Golden
Linen
Zer
Zivar
Sunshine
Sulphur
Festive
Ukame

Red Countershaded  

Dark
Auburn
Brass
Bronze
Mulberry
Ruddy
Prune
Demonic
Madagascar
Rhodonite
Rough Ruby
Temporal
Unholy
Medium
Ginger
Mauve
Rust
Rhubarb
Anjeer
Brimstone
Chaos
Hibiscus
Inferno
Scoundrel
Sunset
Wine
Light
Copper
Palomino
Sorrel
Tawny
Fiery
Maroon
Astral
Blazing
Fuchsia
Sunrise

Red Solid  

Dark
Chocolate
Henna
Redwood
Shedua
Black Rose
Bloodbourne
Manakbir
Merlot
Sha
Medium
Brown
Locust
Mahogany
Sienna
Umber
Blush Rose
Rose Gold
Sepia
Seth
Light
Cedar
Cremello
Fallow
Sandy
Wild Rose
Cinnabar
Sapela
Ardor
Orchid

Base Outcome Viewer  

DISCLAIMER: The following tool shows all of the possible bases that can be generated when two parents are bred. This tool is not a predictor and does not contain any chance or probability calculations. It is meant as a way to quickly see all of the possible bases that a breeding can result in. It is based on the information presented in the Wiki. Bases are still constrained to their specific criteria (e.g., season, month, etc.).

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