What happens when you mix the best part about trading card games, with the excitement and micromanagement features of a tower defense game? Well, if you answered Incursion Defense, then you’re absolutely right!
This awesome game encompasses the best of both of the aforementioned genres from which it borrows elements. On one hand, you can unlock and obtain many different cards that act as both the units you can summon on the field, as well as the method through which you can upgrade them. And on the other hand, you can find all the micromanagement and strategy gameplay that you might have come to expect from a tower defense game. And all of these features are neatly presented with a western art style reminiscent of some of the best comic books out there, coupled with witty and funny writing rife with popular references and memes. In other words, Incursion Defense is a joy to play for more than a couple of reasons.
However, beneath the layer of comedy aloofness is a game with a learning curve that rewards players based on their cunning and strategic ingenuity. To this end, we’ve created this article with numerous tips and tricks to help you get started in Incursion Defense.
Check the Incoming Enemies Before Every Wave
Like other tower defense games, Incursion Defense helps you out by tracing the route that the monsters will follow in every wave. In this regard, you’ll never get caught off guard by an enemy skulking by through an unexpected path. However, while you can always view the route that each wave will take, you can also click on the icons in every spawn point before the wave begins to actually learn what types of units are going to be attacking.
People say that knowing your enemy is half the battle. And if this saying has at least a bit of truth to it, then you can benefit greatly from always knowing what to expect from every wave of invaders. In this sense, you can always know which path to fortify to prepare for strong enemies, and which you can afford to skip out on upgrades between waves since there won’t be any tough enemies invading.
Use Your Hero Wisely
While your units are restricted to the immediate area surrounding the stone from which you summoned them in Incursion Defense, your hero is much more mobile. In fact, you can relocate your hero to any point in the map at any time, making him a very versatile unit to have on any level. If you’re being invaded on multiple fronts, but one wave is significantly weaker than the other, you can almost always get away with sending your hero out to defend it instead of purchasing an entire unit to defend the path.
Upgrading Versus Placing Additional Units
One popular question regarding Incursion Defense is whether you should purchase multiple weaker units to defend a lane, or upgrade the few that you already have. The short answer here would be, well, there is no short answer.
Determining whether to upgrade or purchase units will always depend on the level and ferocity of the incoming wave. In general, weaker units will obviously fare well against weaker enemies. Furthermore, as you upgrade your units, they’ll not only gain additional skills, but they’ll also deal more damage with each basic attack. These advantages will help them combat tougher enemies.
However, upgrades are costly and will significantly restrict your ability to purchase more units. Moreover, even the strongest units are liable to get swarmed by the weakest of enemies and fail to deal with all of them without letting a few pass through. In this sense, if you’re getting attacked by many weak enemies, it might be best to simply deploy additional units to blockade and deal with them. On the contrary, if there are strong enemies stomping down the field, your best bet will be to place a few upgraded troops to stop them in their tracks.
The Benefits of Upgrading
As we mentioned above, upgrading a card in battle will not only grant them additional skills, but they will also deal more damage with every attack. On many occasions, upgrading a unit to level 2 just for the attack boost is very often worth it in Incursion Defense since it’ll allow you to defend much better against any enemy. However, not every upgrade comes with an attack boost.
Some units improve their attack from level 2 to level 3, while others only receive an upgrade at level 2, and then again at level 4 onwards. Make sure to check the benefits of purchasing every upgrade by clicking on the numbers in the character’s information screen so that you always know what you’re going to get for your investment.
Combine Duplicate Cards to Increase Their Level
Every so often, you will receive unit cards as rewards for completing various tasks. These cards add more defenders to your roster. However, you’ll also frequently receive duplicate cards that have no use once you’ve already unlocked it the first time. Luckily, you can use duplicates of the same card and combine them to increase their level. For instance, if you combine two level 1 Ninjas, you will receive one level 2 Ninja. Depending on the level of the cards, this process can take a bit of time, so we always recommend upgrading at the end of the day when you’re about to log off.
And these are just a few tips and tricks that will help you to get well on your way to speeding through the levels in Incursion Defense. As you clear missions, you’ll unlock even more cards for improving your equipment, unleashing potent spells, and for discovering new and exciting ways to destroy your enemies.