Base-building games are all about how much power you have comparatively to your opponents. The stronger you are, the more likely it is that you can raid others, as well as be able to withstand their attacks. Before anything else, you should probably take a look at our tips and tricks for beginners, as these will ensure you’re progressing through the early game as fast as possible.
For experienced players, the first few levels tend to be the most tedious ones, since they’re mainly aimed at familiarizing newcomers. We know you’d rather skip them – we get the same feeling – and explore the game at your own pace and in your own way. However, they need to be done. If you want to find out how you can get through this beginning period as fast as possible, feel free to check out our guide to playing Z Day on BlueStacks.
Get Familiar with the Stats
First things first, though. Let’s take a look at the breakdown of your current combat power. To do this, head over to the commander profile up on the left corner, and then press More Info to see what’s what. We feel that this is a great feature of the game, since it allows you to see precisely which areas need more improvement. Basically, your overall power is the sum-total of everything you’ve managed to accumulate in the game so far.
As you can see for yourself, we’re still pretty low, but we’re working our way up there. The first thing you’ll notice in this screen is the Commander Power, which is related to the level of your commander. The more threats you hunt, the higher your CP will go, so make sure to do them on a regular basis.
After these, the events tend to be just as important in terms of your level growth. If you don’t know where to find threats just yet, don’t worry, we got you covered. Everything you have to do to find these juicy NPCs is to head over to the region map and take a good look around your base.
They’re usually units that are standing by with nothing to do, just like this New Race grunt. Each and every one of them will have a recommended troop power to give you an idea of what it takes to clear them. To see your own troop power, go back to the breakdown we’ve shown you in the beginning of the article. Just to be on the safe side, don’t attack things that are stronger than you – at least not in your early game.
The higher their level, the better the rewards from defeating them. In order to challenge stronger opponents, however, you’ll have to find some weaker ones to own first. Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of them hanging around, just waiting to see some action. You can also get power through PvP attacks, but you won’t be doing much of these in the beginning.
Get Ready for the Upgrades
Every time you upgrade your Air Base, you also get additional power and commander experience, which is a double win in our book. As usual, the first 5 levels are instant, so make sure to do them as fast as possible. Right now, if you have a chance. The more upgraded your Air Base, the fewer components will be necessary for boosting your Destroyer, which is not something you should ever skip on. After all, the Destroyer is your primary method of attack and troop transportation.
As you may have already noticed from the stat breakdown at the beginning of the guide, there’s a tab called Research Power. We have to admit that it took us a couple of minutes to find precisely what determined it, but, when we did, we felt a bit awkward for having to ask the question in the first place. We are, after all, supposed to be trained base commanders. To increase your RP, just head over to the Research Lab and have it working non-stop.
Note that you can upgrade the building itself, as well as research specific areas of your military as a whole. If you find that you’ve reached your research cap in a particular tree, all you have to do in order to make them available is to upgrade the building. What many players don’t notice is that every single research area you complete contributes to your overall power aside from providing you with a raw bonus in the form of Infantry Health, Research Speed, or whatever it is that you’re doing at the moment.
Speaking of your Destroyer, upgrading its abilities will also give you a significant bonus to overall power, not to mention help make you more effective in PvE and PvP combat. To unlock and upgrade the latter’s abilities, you’ll need Assault or Guardian components, depending on the skill you’re looking to enhance. These can easily be obtained from hunting NPCs, as well as from events, so do both as often as you get the chance.
So far, we’ve been talking only about those areas of your total power that are static. Once you’ve done them, they are permanently added to the figure. Still, there are two other things you can do to temporarily improve your power, namely through traps and equipment. The reason why they are temporary is that they can easily be taken away from you when you get raided.
When you get attacked and your traps are destroyed, you lose the power you were getting from each unit you had built, whether it was Defense Mortars, Vehicle Mines, or what not. Lastly, there’s the equipment that you currently own on your commander. Its rarity and level both have their say in the overall Equipment Power.
Although we don’t yet have any equipment to hand over to our handsome commander, one thing we can guarantee is that equipment level counts more towards overall power than a rarity. Regardless of how awesome it looks, don’t equip that beautiful Leadership Hat until it’s maxed out.
Finally, don’t forget that Z Day lets you train each type of troop simultaneously, so make sure to get Infantry, Ranged, Vehicles, and Siege training at the same time. Sure, they might die, but, before they do, they’ll take your attackers to hell and back.
That being said, you are now ready to take on the world of Z day: Hearts of Heroes and become a commander that is worthy of the most prestigious annals of game history. Just make sure not to tip off any heavyweight, p2w opponents. Some of them can be quite vengeful if you get on their nerves.