Newbie Guide for Troops
In this guide, I will be talking about all the different aspects to do with troops. This will include all the different troop tiers and counters. I will also talk about how to increase your production of troops, as well as decreasing your losses.
In Lords Mobile to types/ tiers of troops are highly desired and important. The higher the tier = the stronger to troops. However, this does not mean that you should be restricted to 1 troop type. There are many different ways and play styles that will implement multiple troop types. For example, if you are a trap account then you would want mostly all T1 troops. This allows you to heal instantly for low amounts of RSS. On the other hand, if you are more of an attacker then you might want to use "Meatshields". This is a lower troop type than your main. For example, if you are a T3 player then you won't want to keep healing or losing mass amounts of T3 troops, so you would send around 5-10K T1 troops which would defend and prevent your T3 troops from dying. When you upgrade to a higher troop tier there are advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that you will deal more damage and also allows to collect more RSS per troop, however, stronger troops are slower, need longer to train and cost more to heal to name a few.
Below I will show you all 4 of the troop tiers from 1-4. I am sorry that the last image is shown as locked, but I do not have the T4 troops unlocked yet.
When attacking it is vital to fully understand all the counters and formations. This will allow you to deal more damage and take fewer losses. In Lords Mobile, there are 6 different formations. These are split into Infantry, Ranged and Cavalry Phanalx and Wedges.
Below are all the troop counters, showing which troop counters another
Infantry: This troop type will counter Ranged troops, but is counted by Cavalry.
Ranged: This troop type will counter Cavalry troops, but is countered by Infantry.
Cavalry: This troop type will counter Infantry troops, but is countered by Ranged.
For example, If you scout an enemy castle and they have cavalry Ranged troops then you should send Infantry Ranged in a Ranged phalanx or Wedge. This will mean that either their ranged or cavalry troops will be taking the hit from your ranged. This means that you can have a counter or have the same troop type. with the Infantry behind your ranged means that if the target is in a Ranged phalanx then you will counter them with your infantry.
I personally get a lot of questions on what the difference is with Phanalx and Wedge. The answer is not much. The phalanx is seen to deal less damage that a wedge but saves a few more troops. The reason Wedge formations are so good is that they have troop type for example cavalry up front then it will have the counter to that troop behind. This is good when you attack someone in a Ranged phalanx as if the cavalry get wiped out then the counter will take over and balance the fight.
When it comes to troops, training speed is one of if not the most important aspects. This stat can be increased in multiple different ways. Firstly, your talents. The talent tree holds 122% of training speed. 30% from training speed 1 and 92% from training speed 2. Secondly, you can get training speed from research. The research tree holds 60%. 20% from training speed 1, 24% from training speed 2 and 16% from training speed 3. One of the main ways people would increase their training speed is with manors. Manors will increase your training speed by 20% for each level 25 building. Another way is by having P2P (Pay to Play) heroes. each hero will increase your speed by 20% at gold grade. Another way is by buying the Champion Light or Champion Lamp. This off hand will increase your speed by 10%. The final ways are through a turf training speed boost which can be either 10% or 20%. You can also get a kingdom boost from your overlord for an extra 10%, as well as a chief title for 5%. Finally, you can get an extra 5% from the emperor if he/she chooses your kingdom to be the "Super Soldiers".
When you are attacking you need a strong army. This will greatly increase your damage and reduce your losses. Your damage can be different depending on other things, not the actual stat percentage. For example, you will deal more damage with a larger army with higher tier troops. In my opinion, the orientation of priority is the following. Jewels > Gear > Research > Talents. The reason of this is that research is constant, you are always researching. Jewels are rare to get. The one thing I would recommend with jewels is to insert only blue+ attack jewels. Although you can get more attack from research, I am talking about players that may still be waiting for Academy 25 research or T4 player. If you are a new player then you would get more attack from research and gear.
Best F2P gear set
Below are the 5 best F2P heroes for mixed attacks (Cavalry, Ranged, and Infantry)
- Rose Knight (Army Attack)
- Bombin’ Goblin (Army Attack)
- Demon Slayer (Infantry)
- Snow Queen (Ranged)
- Child of light (Cavalry)
Gear is one of the main things that will put you ahead of the rest. This is because attacking gear can provide a lot of help and support when attacking other castles (With your leader). Below I am going to list the best F2P gear currently.
Main-hand – Fiery Tomahawk (RSS Tiles) / Falcon Gale (RSS Tiles)
Helmet – Indulgent Visage (Bon Appeti) / Berserker Tuskhelm (RSS Tiles)
Armour – Armour of the Abyss (Hell Drider)
Legs – Honeycomb Chaps (Queen Bee) / Winter Stompers (Snow Best)
Off-hand – Crusader’s Shield (RSS Tiles) / Frostwing Shield (Frostwing)
Accessory – Aqua Anemone (Tidal Titans) / Lost Island’s Relic (RSS Tiles)
Titles from Overlord
Overlord – Army ATK + 10% Army DEF + 10% Army Max HP + 10%
Queen – Gold Production Rate + 20%
General – Army ATK + 10% Army DEF + 5%
Premier – Resource Production Rate Boost + 15%
Chief – Training Speed + 5% Army DEF + 5%
Warden – Army ATK +6% Army Max HP + 6%
Priest – Army DEF + 15%
Quartermaster – Travel Speed + 15% Resource Gathering Speed + 10%
Engineer – Construction Speed + 10% Army Max HP + 3%
Scholar – Research Speed + 10%
Best talent tree for Mixed attacks
How to hide your troops
Finally, I will be talking about a few things you can do to protect yourself when online and offline. Firstly, you must protect your leader as much as you possibly can, this is because without him all your talents and gear will not count. The main way is by sheltering your leader and troops. This will hold your castle amount + your hero rank. If your troops go over your shelter limit then there is a thing named "Fake Rally". This is simply an 8-hour rally on another castle which will allow you to hold your castle limit +5 heroes. If you still do not have enough room then you can reinforce and garrison fellow teammates that have a long shield. If you are reinforcing then you can only send your castle limit. If you are sending a garrison then you can send you castle limit + 5 heroes.
now I will talk about things you can do when attacking or getting attacked to protect yourself. Firstly, always shelter your extra troops when hitting a hive. This will mean that people cannot kill your troops when your main army is out. You can also start a fake rally with the extra troops too. If you are getting attacked or rallied then you may need to send a full army out to RSS tiles far away. This will buy you time to shield and wait for the battle fury to go. If you are unable to hide all your troops then you should get your guild mates to reinforce you or just simply take the hit and heal.
I do hope this guide helps you and if there is anything I can add or improve on then please tell me. Below are all the links to my other guides if you need more help.
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