Clash of Empire: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Clash of Empire will feel familiar for any mobile RTS fan, but that doesn’t make it completely predictable. In fact, the devs have mixed quite a few new RPG elements with the good-old base-building war game recipe. A welcome change, if you ask us.
That being said, even if you know mobile strategy games inside out, you might come across features of CoE that you’re not really familiar with. To this end, we’ve put together a list of 8 essential tips and tricks that every new player should be aware of while playing this game. Let’s get right to it!
1 – Use the Free Speed Boosts while Building
This is actually a fairly common feature among mobile RTS games, but if you’re new to the genre, it’s a good place to start. As you know already, it takes time to build most things in Clash of Empire. At first, constructions take just a few minutes to place and upgrade, but this eventually goes up to hours and even days.
There are two ways to speed up the process – first, you can ask your allies for help (see tip #2) and secondly, you can use construction boosts. Now, these boosts don’t just grow on trees and can, in fact, be quite rare, which is why you should only use them when you’re looking at extra long queues.
However, you get a free boost for every building and this is something you should use whenever possible. The boost becomes available when the building queue goes under 8 minutes and is particularly useful during the early game, when 8 minutes can be as much as 50% to 100% of the building time.
2 – Join an Alliance Right Away
There are many reasons why you should join an alliance as quickly as possible in Clash of Empire, but the two main ones are faster building queues and protection from power-hungry neighbors. When you’re in an alliance, you can help others reduce the time it takes them to construct a building and others can do the same for you. What’s more, you get alliance points whenever you help your allies, which you can then spend for goodies at the alliance shop.
It’s also important to join an alliance so that other players are deterred from attacking you right away. Once you do find a group of people to work with, the game will give you a free relocate token, which you can use to port your kingdom near those of your allies for increased protection.
3 – Focus on Resource Production
If there’s one thing you will need in this game, it’s production. Buildings don’t cost a lot to upgrade to begin with, but before you know it, you’re looking at millions of resources per improvement. This is why you want to start building farms, sawmills, iron mines, and silver mines as quickly as possible.
It’s also important to have and upgrade these buildings because they determine how many resources you can store at a given time. The more you upgrade your castle, the more pressing the issue of storage will become.
4 – Don’t Forget about Your Inventory
Almost all of the resource and boost rewards you obtain from quests and events go into your inventory, rather than directly to your storage. This might feel confusing at first, but it actually allows you to unpack resources when you need them, rather than risk losing them in a raid.
Just don’t forget that by the end of your first week of playing, you’ll have a ton of resources stacked up in your inventory. If you need to upgrade a building quickly, use them at your discretion.
5 – Keep Training Troops, but Keep an Eye on the Food Supply
You can never have too many troops in Clash of Empire, especially since all the casualties that don’t fit in your Hospital are lost after a dire battle. As such, it’s important to keep your Barracks, Range, Stables, and Workshop working at all times. To increase the number of troops you can train at a time, you can always build more Military Tens.
Keep in mind, though, that troops consume food in addition to the initial cost you pay to train them. Never train more troops than your farms can handle and keep upgrading your farms to boost the size of your army.
6 – Upgrade and Appoint Your Heroes
Heroes are a great addition to the traditional mobile RTS recipe, especially since every new CoE account gets no less than 10 advanced summoning tickets and 10 basic summoning tickets. Use them right away and enjoy your A- and S-grade heroes.
Remember, though, that heroes have no effect whatsoever if they are not appointed to the right function. You can always check your appointed heroes, as well as upgrade them inside the Hero Hall.
7 – Switch between Multiple Lion Aspects
At castle level 12, you unlock the Lion Throne, which gives you the option to choose between multiple lion aspects and improve different parts of your kingdom. These aspects are best used as follows:
- The Gentle Lion boosts your resource gathering and building speed.
- The Energetic Lion improves your troops when you are fighting against monsters.
- The Cruel Lion enhances your troops’ attack, defense, and HP when you march against other players.
- The Fierce Lion offers defensive boosts in case your kingdom is attacked. This aspect is best used before you go AFK or offline.
8 – Bind Your Account for Extra Goodies
Last, but not least, binding your kingdom to a Google or Facebook account is a good idea for several reasons. For one, you can then use the account to log into multiple devices, such as, for example, to play both on your smartphone and on your PC, using BlueStacks.
Secondly, when you bind your account, you ensure that the progress you’ve made with your kingdom is saved. There’s nothing worse than accidentally deleting your guest profile on Clash of Empire and having start all over again. Plus, you get rewarded with a bunch of goodies – including a ton of experience for your lord and lion.
That’s it! Although there are plenty of other things you’ll have to learn in order to master Clash of Empire, these 8 essential tips and tricks will get you started on the right track. Enjoy your free resources and boosts, and don’t forget to keep an eye on the Watchtower at all times!