In the past few days, we’ve been writing about how to get started properly in Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you’ll have all you need to begin your foray into the Old Lands on the right foot. However, getting started is one thing, but what happens when your peace shield ends and you’re open to enemy attacks? If you haven’t been increasing your power, then there’s a good chance that you’ll become someone’s resource cow whose fate is to get plundered over and over for your materials.
So, how do we protect ourselves from being exploited in such a deplorable manner? Well, by getting swole, of course! If you’re strong, your opponents will think twice—or maybe even three times—before launching an assault on your city. This is because they not only stand to lose their troops in a failed attack, but they risk incurring your mighty rage. If they fail an attack, you can counterattack and destroy their cities faster than they can say, “I surrender!”
Luckily, there are many ways to increase your power in Chaos & Conquest, some of which you can do by yourself, while others require help from your alliance. In this article, we’re going to explain some of the most common ways in which you can gain more power in this game, so that you may prepare for the moment when your peace shield initially expires.
Building and Developing Your Fortress
First and foremost, every single building that you construct will increase your power. Even if the building in question has no combat applications, it’ll add to your total power. In this manner, your power indicator, aside from serving as a measure of your might, is also an indicator of your progress in this game. If you find a player with a colossal power level, the odds are that not only does he have a massive army, but he also has many upgraded buildings.
By visiting your main building, the Chaos Keep, you can view a convenient breakdown of your power and how it’s distributed throughout the many areas of your fortress. There are three main sections from which your fortress draws power: Your buildings, your troops, and your encampments.
In the beginning, it’s normal that most of your power would come from your buildings. However, as your army grows and you train more troops than you upgrade buildings, your army power will catch up with—and even surpass—your fortress power. However, this might take a while since you’ll be mostly constructing and upgrading structures, and Tier 1 troops are very weak and don’t provide much power. Not to mention that you can’t train many soldiers at one moment so this will slow down your troop power growth somewhat.
With all this being said, and as we mentioned in our beginner’s guide, your main aim is to keep constructing and upgrading buildings. You should never stop building for anything in the world. Your workers don’t care if it’s pouring outside with lightning and landslides; send them out to work, and they’ll get the job done. Your building efforts will eventually slow down once the timers become longer, and you don’t have enough resources to purchase an upgrade. With some hard work on your part, you can reach this point far before your peace shield expires.
Recruiting and Upgrading Powerful Warlords
Your Warlords are your most faithful underlings who, with their great might and repertoire of talents, can increase your effectiveness in many tasks. When deployed, Warlords can improve your proficiency in many ways. Depending on the character in question, these units can increase your march capacity, and march speed, to mention a few benefits.
In this sense, your Warlords shine brightest when you deploy them alongside your army as they march towards an objective. However, not only can they provide these general benefits, but depending on the type of character, a Warlord may also provide passive boosts to specific units. For example, the Herald of Slaanesh increases the health of all Slaanesh units.
Furthermore, they not only provide these boosts when deployed in combat. By assigning a Warlord to the vantage point beside your walls, this character can also give its bonuses to the units in defense of your town. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend assigning a Warlord that gives more generalized buffs. After all, a Warlord that increases the combat power of Nurgle units, for example, won’t be of much use if you have a mixed army.
Unlocking Warlords requires Warpstones, which is the game’s premium currency. This currency is hard to come by. However, there are several methods through which you may score numerous Warpstones every day. For instance, by completing daily trails, you’ll earn a handful of these stones. Furthermore, when you complete at least six trials, you’ll receive 50 of them. Also, you may watch a video to get 20 Warpstones. It costs 750 Warpstones per summoning, so you should have enough to recruit a Warlord every other week.
Furthermore, by upgrading your existing Warlords, you will increase their skills as well as the power they add to your fortress. To level up your Warlords, you’ll need Iron and Warlord’s Honor. Once you have enough of both, you can upgrade these characters from the Warlord menu.
One last thing to mention about increasing your power is that, by joining an alliance, you’ll receive a free Warlord. Even if you don’t plan on sticking around, it’s worth it to join an Alliance for the free character.
These are the easiest and most straightforward ways in which you can increase your power at the beginning of your adventure in Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest. Shortly after you start, more paths will become open, which you can use to specialize and further improve your base. Until that moment, however, feel free to follow the advice we’ve shared here to gain the advantage over your foes.