Topic: construction, resources, speed-ups
In this game everyone aspires to be better and stronger. For quantitative growth it’s very important to understand the main development tactics, which maximally unleash the potential of the game account.
The main restrictions that the game puts on the player in developing the City and the account in particular are availability of resources and time for improvements.
For example, in order to build just one Stronghold to level 30, which is an acceptable level to participate actively in all interesting game Events, without reductions you’ll need a total of more than 1 billion of food, 250 millions of wood, 150 millions of iron, 55 millions of silver and about 3 months of net time.
Additionally to activate the possibility of building every level of Stronghold, you will have to construct building wall level and another building. All this also requires resources and time.
In order to create a strong account fast, you have to solve the resource problem and the problem of the long time that building Construction takes. It’s a complex task, which requires a strict strategy and a correct approach. Otherwise your development might get stuck for a long time.
I. General growth strategy
Let’s look in detail at the growth strategy that is the best in our opinion.
1) Obtaining resources
- Creating farm accounts
To develop steadily you need a lot of resources. For this you have to create 2-3 extra accounts that will be fully developed in all resource sources available in the game:
- Forbidden Labyrinth
You can buy a lot of resources on the coins you get for passing it from the Undead Trader daily. When you reach floor 55 of the Labyrinth, the most profitable lots will become available.
After buying them you’re only left with burgling farms with the main account during Construction.
- Collecting resources on the map of the kingdom
Together with developing Labyrinth you can develop farms in a specialized way for more efficient collecting. It’s a relatively small help to the main account to provide current needs. However, there’s a risk of these resources being burgled by enemies.
If there are constant wars in the kingdom and there is a risk of attacks, it’s better not to waste your nerves on this method. The method will only be appropriate when there is a guarantee that the farms won’t be attacked.
- Buying resources directly
Instead of farms you can use the possibility of buying resources from those who sell them specifically in the game. If you have money for such a purchase, you can significantly simplify your game life.
2) Reducing development time and speed-ups
Before starting active City development you must engage all possible ways to reduce time requirements for it. Below are the best ways to do it.
You should straightaway forge the equipment that reduces development speed:
You should also purchase one of the Isolde set variants. It reduces the amount of resources significantly. The best option is, of course, the orange Isolde set. In this case the cost of building up to level 26 will be relatively insignificant.
Along with the Isolde set it’s worth purchasing Wisdom Stones of level I and then bring them to the maximum level. It will make Research much cheaper.
The ideal Building and Research set is the Isolde set in which the boots and the headwear are replaced with Dawn Coronet and Galahad’s Boots. You should insert Wisdom Stones in all items of this set in every slot available. This will give a great reduction on all types of development.
An extra possibility to speed up Construction is to create and boost to 3 stars a Hero called Lady Rhona, which will add +17% to the speed of Construction.
- Lord Skills
You should dedicate some attention to the Development skill branch. By investing only 57 skill points there, you get, apart from the increase of basic Construction speed and Research, an extra skill called “Development”. It gives you a chance to add 20% to the development speed once a day.
- Merlin’s Trials: Research
A truly significant influence on completing these Trials appears with the development of level 26 of Stronghold and University. Starting from this level you can get down to active boost of Research from the Combat II section and of important buildings with prestige on them, to become able to enter a much higher level of the game fast.
Obtaining these chances is the most important goal at this stage of account development.
- Merlin’s Trial: Building
Trial completion depends on the right priorities in assigning Prestige Banners to the necessary buildings. There’s a separate article in our manual that looks into this.
Basically appropriate speed-up rewards are given, just as in the case of Research, when Building reaches level 26+.
In Barbarians rewards from the Chests of the Barbarians themselves and from Noble Chests a certain support number of speed-ups falls out, which one way or another influences the increase in growth rate. You should definitely use it.
You should maximally complete the Research that gives Construction and Research speed-up from the Development section.
II. Fast development strategy
The game is constantly updated. Developers add higher and higher levels of buildings. That’s why it’s more relevant to go further in the construction of your own city, to be able to compete both in your kingdom and in the Events uniting the whole game.
The strategy of developing Stronghold of level 26. A fast option of Construction
At the basic stage of development it’s advisable not to pay attention to the Construction of absolutely all the buildings of Stronghold level. The best option would be to stick to the Stronghold Construction line, fulfilling the requirements for it.
This way you will considerably reduce time and resources input to boost and reach the cherished level. The only building that goes along with Stronghold development is University.
Creating Combat account based on Stronghold of 26
Creating Combat account is a specific task. Developing the Combat part of the account at this level will lead to completion of some Merlin’s Trials that contain one of the sources of fast growth – a significant amount of speed-ups.
With the speed-ups received and if you have enough resources, you can complete all the Research fast and further break through the Trials, getting more and more speed-ups for further growth of Stronghold and Research.
General recommendations in this section are aimed precisely at obtaining these speed-ups because it’s in them that the main potential for development of a good Combat account lies.
The most efficient in terms of its influence on the Combat outcome in the game is the March Capacity indicator – you should always research it fully. Besides, it’s important to boost as much as you can the Attack level of Bowmen, the Health and Defense levels of Infantry. All the features mentioned have to be maximally researched both in the Combat I and Combat II sections.
For a Combat account it’s important to have Buildings level equal to Stronghold level for the following buildings (by priority):
- Trading Post
- Trap Factory
For these buildings you should set the Prestige level on maximum. These improvements contain the main features that lead to success in Building Trials and in war in particular.
Along with Prestige level, Prestige Statues are also developed.
By speeding up Construction and Research development you can quickly become able to compete even with those who spend real money on growth without knowing special features of the game. A fast boost of buildings enables you to develop the most powerful Combat indicators in the game, which provide more victories.
The strategy and development approaches presented in this article guarantee the best possible efficiency of the personal time put into the game.