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You begin the game with a steady amount of resources required in order to start
up your economy. Your buildings should include a town hall, gold mine, gold vaul
t, mana mill, mana vault, army camp and training center.
The first step is to press on the shop icon which looks like a hammer at the bot
tom right corner of your screen. You should be brought to a screen with 6 catego
ries: Treasure, Shields, Decorations, Resources, Attack and Defenses.
Tap on resources and select the Gold Mine. This building will cost a little bit
of mana but allow you to mine gold which is required to build and upgrade variou
s things. Drag to select the location you would like to place your gold mine and
tap the green arrow to confirm. Your gold mine should be completed very quickly
and it will automatically start to mine gold. You will notice there is the abil
ity to speed up the building process by using pink gems. It is advised not to do
this for the time being and save your gems to purchase workers or heroes first.
Clicking on your gold mine you should have 3 options available. Info, Upgrade, a
nd Collect. To view basic information on this building press the info button. Th
e upgrade option allows you to increase your gold production rate. The collect b
utton allows you to collect the gold for use. Without collecting the gold it wil
l sit in your gold mine, but you will not be able to spend it. When the gold in
your gold mine reaches a certain threshold it will automatically pop up a dollar
sign icon to easily collect the gold. This means its not necessary to constantly
click collect manually. However keep in mind that there is a limit that gold mi
nes can hold, so you should remember to collect your gold regularly.
Next, youll want to create a gold vault which holds the gold that you have collec
ted. The gold vault is found in the same category as the gold mine. Shop -> Reso
urces -> Gold Vault.
You can create as many gold mines and gold vaults as limited by the level of you
r town hall. It is recommended to create the maximum available to have your prod
uction at the highest possible rate.
After your gold production is starting up youll want to get mana. Similar to the
gold mine and gold vault, there is a mana mill and mana vault respectively. The
mana mill produces the mana and the mana vault stores your collected mana. The c
ost of building and upgrading the mana buildings require gold instead of mana. M
ana will mostly be used for training troops. Just like gold you should build as
many mana mills and vaults as you can.

Now that your resources are up and running its time to create army camps. These c
amps house your soldiers used to attack and defend.
To build an army camp, press shop, choose attack and finally army camp. Choose a
position on the map that is close to your resource structures to better protect
them during defending. After your army camp is operational tapping on it should
provide 3 options: info, level up, and hire. The info contains the amount of HP
the building has, the space available, and the attack range.
The space available refers to the cumulative space occupied of each troop hired
from that army camp. Different troops have different space requirements. That is
to say if your army camp has 20 space available, you could hire as many as 20 g
uardians (20 x 1 space) or as little as 5 treants (5 x 4 space). You could also
create a mix of troops such as 2 treants, 4 guardians, 3 hunters and 3 pyromance
rs (2×4 + 4×1 + 3×2 + 3×2 = 20) to achieve the same 20 space.

Now would be a good time to set up some basic defense. Tap shop and choose the d
efenses category and within you should see a watchtower. This tower is a buildin
g that is used for defending only. You should choose a good location where it ca
n protect your other buildings and troops.
In the same category of defenses you should build some walls. These are used to
fortify defenses. If you carefully wall off your structures, most troops will fi
rst have to break through a few of your walls before they can easily move in to
destroy your other buildings. After purchasing one block of a wall youre able to
drag it to any place you like as long as it is highlighted green. If it is red t
hat means you will not be able to place the wall on that location.
The last piece of defense you can purchase is a bomb trap. The bomb trap will tr
igger upon enemy troops reaching within its range. Keep in mind that while youre
able to see the bomb, your opponent cannot. If you predict your opponent attacki
ng with their troops in a certain area it is a good idea to lay the bomb trap th

Other Attack Buildings
You can train regular troops, but youre missing a hero if you want to succeed at
this game. Heroes play a big part because they are exceptionally stronger than r
egular troops resulting in more HP, higher attack power, special abilities, and
they can revive after theyve died.
To build a hero the first step is to press the shop icon, choose attack, and cre
ate a heroes alter. You should place the hero in a place where it can protect yo
ur structures as well as aid your remaining troops.
After placing the heroes alter at your desired position it will be empty and not
do anything. Youll need to recruit a hero and place the hero on the base. To rec
ruit a hero, there are various methods. The easiest method at the beginning of t
he game is using your HB (honor badges, they may be called glory points in some
cases), it will cost you 500 badges. However, that is the base price only, for e
ach additional hero you want to recruit on the same day, you will need to add an
additional 100 points. For example, recruiting 3 heroes with glory points on on
e day would cost you a total of 1800 points (500+600+700). On the next day (12 c
entral time in my case), the value will reset back to 500 points. You may need t
o restart the app if the points have not reset back to 500 after the day ends. I
t is your discretion of whether its important enough to use the extra points to g
et another hero ASAP.
After obtaining your hero, to place him on the base simply tap the hero base and
select the desired hero from your list. As you upgrade your town hall you will
be able to add more hero bases.
The arena is a building that is used exclusively for heroes to battle and obtain
rewards such as honor badges, even if you lose! More will be covered on this la
The relic hall is a building that it used to purchase spells that you can cast w
hile attacking. You can create the building, but I would recommend to skip the p
urchase of spells until much later. Youll be very gold hungry during the beginnin
g of the game so spending your gold on spells may not be cost effective.
Now that you have all the basic buildings you can start building your army compo
sition. Choose any combination of troops and use the rest of your gold to maximi
ze army camp space. After your troops are done, its a good time to start your fir
st attack. Click on the sword icon that says battle at the bottom left corner. T
wo more buttons should appear, choose the blue portal which allows you to select
a dungeon to fight in. Choose dungeon 1 and select the first dungeon flag and t
ap the green attack button.
Now you will be brought to a dungeon and have the option of attacking. You are g
iven 30 seconds to make your decision of whether you want to battle or not. If y
ou decide to exit the battle you can choose end battle button at the top middle of
the screen before the timer runs out.
If you would like to start the battle you need to summon your troops onto the fi
eld. As long as one troop enters the battle field, the attack begins. Place a tr
oop onto the dungeon by choosing the troops icon at the bottom of the screen. No
w tap onto an area outside of the red lined border. To place the rest of your tr
oops you can either quickly tap each time at your desired location for each troo
p, or you can simply hold your finger down until all troops have been placed. Th
e icon will grey out as they all enter the battle. If you like while holding you
r finger down you can also drag along the map to better spread out your troops.
Using more advanced strategies you can also place groups of your troops in multi
ple locations.
At this point, for the most part, the battle is no longer in your hands because
you cannot control any of your troops. They will automatically attack enemy troo
ps and buildings based on their priority targets. Guardians will go for resource
buildings. Archers and Pyromancers select their targets, which tends to be the
first thing in their range. Treants always go for defensive buildings such as to
wers first. Troops will also not change their target once chosen. For example, T
reants will continue to walk straight to towers even if they are being attacked.
The first dungeon should be relatively easy to defeat, there are only 4 guardian
s. As you start destroying your enemies buildings you will notice some statistic
s moving in real time on the right side of the screen. This shows the amount of
gold, mana, and honor badges you can obtain. There is also a percentage of destr
oyed buildings (excluding walls). As long as you destroy at least 50% of the ene
mies buildings you will achieve victory. To achieve full victory you must destro
y all buildings. Doing so will get you full badges instead of a portion. If you
destroy less than 50% of the buildings you will fail and not receive any badges,
but you will still obtain the gold and mana that you managed to steal.
Hopefully your battle ended with a victory. In either case you should rebuild an
y lost troops. You can continue moving to the next dungeons, or repeat the same
dungeon again. If you felt youve gained enough experience you can start battles w
ith other players. To do so click the battle button and choose the little knife
sub icon this time. Pressing this button will look for an opponent around your l
evel (based on your might) and cost you a little amount of gold. You attack just
like you would in any dungeon, the only difference is the rewards. The majority
of times, battling other players will get you more resources. However you canno
t obtain hero shards from player vs. player. Another difference is if you fail t
o achieve victory you will lose some of your honor badges. With that said, its im
portant to choose your opponents wisely. Before the battle starts you have 30 se
conds to decide whether you want to battle or not. If you feel the enemy is too
strong you can click on the next button and take a look at another opponent, thi
s will once again cost you a little bit of gold. You can keep repeating this pro
cess until you find a battle youre certain of winning.

Upgrading your buildings and troops are an important aspect of the game once you
have progressed past the beginning stages. Upgrading increases the HP and attac
k/defense points of the building or unit. The aim is usually to upgrade to the m
ax level possible as restricted by your town hall, before upgrading the town hal
l itself. You may opt to skip upgrading certain things if you feel you do not ne
ed it or feel the resources would be better spent elsewhere.
It is important to continue upgrading to eventually unlock more powerful buildin
gs and troops. For example, when you have upgraded your watchtowers to level 10
you have the option of converting it to improved specialized towers. Similarly u
pgrading troops to level 5 unlocks the next set of troops.

Moving On
Now that you know the basics, you can easily develop your town and army into you
r style of play. Some players like to be very defensive, while others concentrat
e on dishing out high damage. There are countless possibilities for setting up y
our town and its up to you to experiment with what works best. An easy way to le
arn is by viewing the player list by tapping the trophy icon at the bottom right
left of the shop icon. This will show you a list of all players and you can eas
ily view the best bases and setups and learn from them.

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