Battle is the core of Lords Mobile, your strategies and your Might defining whether you win or lose a battle. No-one likes to lose, so you always need to play smarter than your opponent to minimise your losses. I will share with you some of the strategies I use in war and hope you will use them to gain victory.
Before we start, remember this:
Always scout to be able to use counter troop
Infantry > Ranged > Cavalry > Infantry – (IRCI for short)
Use heroes that match your troop type.
Select your war Equipment and Talents – easier if you have 'Quick Swap' & 'Innate Talent' Research under your belt!
Strategy 1 – Attack Back-stab
This strategy is to wait until the enemy attacks and to attack him back while his troops are divided. It is used to be able to beat someone with higher Might than you and works best for an opponent between 25 to 45m Might or an opponent with a lot of troops. Don't forget to shelter your remaining troops in the shelter or you are gonna be back-stabbed too.
Strategy 2 – Sync Attack
This strategy comprises synchronising your attack with the return of the enemy troops – just 1 second later to avoid their shielding or sheltering. To use this more efficiently, I recommend you use an alt account to watch the enemy troops – while, with your main account, everything for the attack is at the ready. This will help you achieve a successful attack.
*Use a Siege Troops unit to slow down an attack
Strategy 3 – Trap Account
I think everyone knows what a trap account entails, but my battle guide would not be complete without it. First you need someone with good research and gear and a capacity of 1,000,000 reinforcements or a high Might player with T4 who is garrisoning. You just need to fill his reinforcements and use an anti-scout and wait for someone to hit you.
Note: Garrison troops sit in front of your guildmates castle. The invading army will hit the garrison first (without help from the guildmates traps, etc.). If your equipment and research are powerful than the one you gonna support, I would recommend you go for this, as it will allow you to bring heroes and use your own talent tree.
Reinforcing your guildmate will put your troops within their ranks and you'll have their wall, traps, and troops with your own. In other words, your troop will share your teammates' buffs.
Strategy 4 – Protect your Troops from being Lost in an Attack
When you attack, make sure you send 10-15k of T1 to absorb the troops that die, so you are gonna lose no T3 (or just a few) instead of getting a lot of dead troops.Warning – if you get attacked your T1 troops can use up your infirmary slots and make your higher level troops die (most commonly if you get zeroed in repeated hits)
Strategy 5 – Protect your troops from attack
In lords mobile , there is 2 way to protect your troop .The first one is to use shield but it can be really expensive to be shielded 24/24.To protect your troop at no cost you need to shelter your troop and if you have more troop than your shelter capacity you need to do a fake rally of 8h on someone the farthest to you (400m is the farthest). Normally you will be protected for 8h to 10h depending of your troop speed so make sure to come back before your troop come back. (Troop in your own rally cannot be attacked)
Strategy 6. Multi Rally
When you want to Rally, the best way to succeed is to confuse the enemy by doing 5 Rallies at the same time on 5 different players of the same Guild (of which 4 of them are fake Rallies). You need to send just 1 troop to the 4 fake Rallies to make them appear realistic. It will be harder for the enemy to reinforce their teammates because they don't know exactly what is going on and cannot know which one is the real Rally.
Don't forget that you can always see your attacking troops in your watchtower, so it can help you to know if you are gonna win or lose your defense and you will know which are the fake Rallies.
How to Deal with Battle Fury
A lot of players are complaining about the battle fury buff and don't know what to do now. Its simple – you just need to play smarter and faster than before and in a team. Here is an example:
You have 800k troops and you attack someone with your friend.
Suddenly a Titan appears (we call a player with T4 troops a Titan) and start to attack you and you have 10 sec before being hit.
Firstly you shelter leaders and troops. Secondly, you go to the map and you reinforce your friend and then you fake rally the Titan. With any remaining troops you try to reinforce another ally or you occupy a tile for the moment. Recall them later and choose a random ally to reinforce. (210k shelter +200k reinforcements + 200k fake Rally). After this the Titan has 15 minutes of Battle Fury and you can plan your counter attack with your guildmate.
The more troops you have, the harder it is to protect them.
Heroes and their Battle Stats
Army hero (stat for every kind of troop)
Bombin' Goblin : Army 20% ATK
Rose Knight : Army 20% ATK, Cavalry 50% HP
Oath keeper : 50% HP 30% ATK (Recommend)
Soul forger : 30% ATK
Sea squire : 30% ATK
Demon Slayer : 50% HP 30% ATK (Recommend)
Scarlet Bolt : 50% DEF, 20% Construction speed
Shade : 50% DEF
Tracker : 30% ATK, 50% DEF
Snow Queen : 50% HP, 30% ATT (Recommend)
Black Crow : 50% HP 50% DEF (Recommend)
Death Archer : 30% ATK
Rose Knight : 50% HP Army, 20% ATK (Recommend)
Child of Light : 50% HP, 30% ATK (Recommend)
Death Knight : 50% DEF, 50% HP (Recommend)
Night Raven : 50% DEF 30% ATK
Best F2P War Gear
Cavalry: Fiery Tomahawk, Falcon Gale or Septic Spikes
Infantry: Venom Stinger or Septic Spikes
Ranged: Harbinger, Venom stinger or Falcon Gale
Cavalry: Blood-Stained Helm
Infantry: Berserker Tuskelm or Shadow Helmet
Ranged: No good F2P helmet, you should try to make Ancient Hat but you need Rare Grim Reaper Loot.
Cavalry: Regal Platemail
Infantry: Grimy Plate
Ranged: Regal Platemail
Cavalry: Durable Boots or Amethyst Boots
Ranged: Durable Boots or Amethyst Boots
Frostwing Shield gives good army DEF and HP
Cavalry: Noah's Cube
Infantry: Crusader's Shield
Ranged: Lunar Scimitar , Crusader's Shield or Noah's Cube
Cavalry: Ivory Choker
Infantry: Lost Island's Relic
Ranged: Lost Island's Relic
Commonly asked questions
What the best troop composition?
3 Ways to Build your Troops:
1 – Focus on 1
Focusing on 1 troop is really good at low level and for people who play with a team. Why? For a team it's easier to beat a big target by using a counter, (Cavalry first, 2nd ranged, 3rd Infantry). Its not worth doing this on a high might because you will be easily countered and you will be unable to send appropriate troops in a Rally.
2 – Focus on 2
This one is my favorite because it's harder to counter and can make you get the best stat from the Hero in attack and def. (number of hero of attack OR defense on one kind of troop are limited for f2p) With this one I recommend a mix of Cavalry & Ranged but every option is viable – some better than others.
3 – Equilateral
This one is the best for a player who doesn't attack but joins Rallies a lot because you will be able to send a good amount of each type of troop and is hard to counter but weaker on ATK and DEF stats.
Are Siege Units a Worthwhile Build?
Siege units are kinda useless most of the time except to break a really strong wall, to slow down troops or for Gathering (T1 siege) Why gathering troops? Because your Siege Engine are the last to be hit in your Castle, they wont steal beds in your infirmary from your T3s.
Which Leader to Upgrade to Gold?
You have 3 choices:
Trickster, Scarlet Bolt and Sage of Storms (I recommend Sage of Storms or/and Scarlet Bolt because, at a low level, construction is more important than research). After this you will need to upgrade your Arena, your war and DEF Heroes to rank 8 (or the max you can). Then you will need to choose between focusing Hero for Arena, attack or defense (a hero can be all 3, so choose wisely. If you are just joining Rallies you should focus on Arena Heroes. If you are attacking choose ATK Heroes and DEF Heroes is if you want to be a trap account (or if you want to maximize yourself on defense).
Are Battle Stats Used while Attacking without a Leader?
You have 2 stats, your "Normal stat" and your Deployed Leader stat (green). You will have the stats of Deployed Leader whenever you use your Leader (Attack, Defense and Rally)
Credit to: Wikia