Toucan Stats and Utility

The purpose of this article is to ensure that all our holders are fully aware of the trade-off between burning their Toucans and increasing $GANG yielding OR keeping their Toucans and using them for Gang Wars Season 2.

If you burn your Toucan

Burning a Toucan will increase the $GANG yielding of ONE Ape Gang NFT by 25% (1.25x multiplier) for all eternity. So, after burning ONE Toucan a given ape will yield 1.25 $GANG per day instead of 1 $GANG per day.

If you don’t burn your Toucan

Toucans will boost Ape stats in Gang Wars Season 2. We will be introducing several new features in our next season, which will be the topic of a separate article. Here it suffices to say that Season 2 will be a fast-paced 5 Ape vs 5 Ape mobile game where up to 5 Toucans can be played to boost the stats of your apes. Two Toucan booster slots are available from the beginning for all players and the remaining three slots are unlocked as you progress in the game.

Up to five Toucan booster slots

How do Toucan traits influence their stats?

Toucans stats are based on their plumage and the combination of assets they wear. As a general rule of thumb, the rarer a Toucan is, the better its stats will be. Toucan stats are being made available on OpenSea as we speak and you can already start seeing the stats of individual birds.

Please take note that it will still take 10–12 hours before the final stats are rolled out throughout the collection. You can speed up the process by manually refreshing the metadata.

The plumage itself provides a background value within 3 or all 4 stat dimensions (health, strength, critical (crit), fail). The assets add on top of these background values:

  • Hats boost health.
  • Beaks boost strength because Toucans use their beaks to inflict damage.
  • Accessories boost both health, strength, and critical due to their rarity.
  • Clothes boost critical.
  • Eyes reduce the chance of failure because of increased vision.

Here’s a quick reminder of the different stat dimensions for Apes:

  • Health is straightforward. When your Ape reaches zero health in Gang Wars, it has lost the battle.
  • Strength is the damage done to your opponent in each turn.
  • Crit is the percentage chance of inflicting critical damage on your opponent (1.5x of the normal damage inflicted)
  • Fail is the percentage chance of failing an attack. If your ape fails it doesn’t inflict any damage on its opponent.
Get to know your Toucan’s strengths

Here are some examples for you to dig through:

Examples of Toucan stats

How do Toucan stats boost Ape stats?

When you select a Toucan to boost one of your Apes, the Toucan’s stat values will be added to your Ape’s stat values. To avoid confusion, if your Toucan’s fail stat is negative it will be subtracted from your Ape’s fail stat value.

For example, if your Ape has health 400 and you boost it with a 65 health Toucan, your Ape will have 465 health after the boost.

Toucan stat values will be added to your Ape’s stat values

So how should you go about selecting the best Toucans to boost your gang? We will leave this entirely up to you. Maybe you decide to lower your Robot Ape’s chance of failing. Or increase the crit chance for your Red Devil Ape. Who knows ..

Remember that only 2 apes are boosted from beginning. So choose wisely and try to find the best combinations.

How do I burn my Toucans?

Wanna burn some birds and boost the $GANG yielding of your apes? Simply go to, click the burn button, connect your wallet, select your apes, and select the same amount of toucans. For the first burn we need a transaction to approve burning and update the token rate of your apes. After you approve, the burn taxation will show up. Approve the transaction, pay the gas and your apes are boosted accordingly. You can verify them afterwards on Ape Gang’s contract (25 means 25% boost of $GANG yielding).

25 means 25% boost of $GANG yielding



Created on May 4th 2021 and minted in June 2021, Ape Gang is a PFP collection & decentralised brand fuelled by $GANG.

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Created on May 4th 2021 and minted in June 2021, Ape Gang is a PFP collection & decentralised brand fuelled by $GANG.