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Hello, 你好, Bonjour, Hola, Kamusta, 여보세요, Здравствуйте!
If you are here, you're probably from my alliance, Vikings of Valhalla in kingdom 499 of the game King Of Avalon, or you're just looking for some help. Either way, you have come to the right place. Below is everything I know, have learned, and what I personally do in the game. There are so many different aspects, bits, and pieces to this game, but I am trying to cover as much as I can.
Let's start with the basics around your city. Your stronghold is a big key to your power. Leveling up your stronghold unlocks new buildings, research possibilities, and higher tiered troops as you go along. You always have to upgrade your stronghold before you can upgrade another building. Your buildings can only be as high as your stronghold level, and the stronghold is always the most expensive upgrade. Increasing stronghold level also makes your march capacity higher, and this is important because it determines the amount of troops you can send towards your enemies at one time. Please note that there are four March Capacity research projects in the Combat research category of your University, three March Capacity talent projects in the War Talent tree for skill points of lord level, and the March of Fury dragon skill that increases the March Capacity as your dragon levels up. Clicking your stronghold will pull up two important menus: City Stats allows you to inspect the production of all resources, and City Buffs shows you a list of your active Buffs or Boosts, and allows you to activate those if you want to, as well. Most buffs or boosts have to be paid for with gold that you purchase with real money, and some boosts can be found in stores in the game. Once you reach stronghold level 15, you will unlock what are called prestige banners, and then every building you click on the top half of your city you can level up further for extra stats if the building is level 15 or higher. To do this, click on a building that is level 15 and click prestige, then level it up! In your city, you have a storehouse, forge, university, embassy, trap factory, trading post, hall of war, a wishing well, dragon lair, siege workshop, range, barracks, stables, hospitals, military tents, sawmills, farms, silver, and iron mines. The more you level up your storehouse, the safer your resources are. If an enemy attacks you, whatever your storehouse in your city can hold is safe from them. Your forge is where you can synthesize scrolls, forge new equipment for your lord, and it allows you to view all available equipment in the game as well. The more you level up your forge, the less steel forging new gear will take. Your university can do a plethora of things. The research categories are Development, Economy, Combat, Defense, and Dragon Spirit. I personally put the majority of my research into my combat, defense, and dragon spirit categories. Your embassy allows you to help the people in your alliance, and yourself. Upgrading your embassy increases the number of times your allies can click 'help' when you are researching, building, or healing troops. It also increases timer help duration, which is how much time your allies take off by clicking help for you. Your embassy affects your reinforcement capacity, and this is a big deal because if you're going out attacking, you may want reinforcements so that if you are attacked back, your city does not burn.
You can also send troop reinforcements to someone who is shielded so that your troops don't die. Your trap factory allows you to build traps to defend your city, when you are attacked if your troops are home, your traps will work to help defend you. The higher level your trap factory, the more high impact traps you can build. Your trading post is unlocked at stronghold level nine, and the higher your trading post is, the more you can send in resources to people in your alliance to help them. This is great for my alliance personally because we all help push each other to our next stronghold level when ready. Your hall of war affects your ability to rally enemies, and barbarian camps. Upgrade your hall of war with Books of war. I usually buy these with gold, and the higher your hall of war is, the higher your rally capacity is. In events like fallen knights, for example, this comes in handy because the first person garrisoned in any alliance building determines how much that building can hold. You want whoever has the highest hall of war in an alliance building first so that you can hold more of you in there. Think of your dragon lair like your dragon's house. The more you upgrade this building the less power your dragon consumes to upgrade it's skills. Clicking this building and clicking dragon details allows you to view your dragon level and see what skills you have equipped, or to switch your dragon character. Your dragon's character can only be switched if your dragon is at home and it costs you assault or guardian points, depending on what type of dragon you want. Clicking enhance skills allows you to enhance your dragon's skills using intensity crystals. These crystals can be found in many places in the game, but you get three for free by clicking the statues with the flaming swords and "praising" high-leveled lords daily. Now your barracks, range, stables, and siege workshop are pretty self explanatory. The higher level they are, the better tier of troops that you can train. If you have so many of tier ones for example, someone with many tier two troops can still beat you even if you outnumber their overall troop count. Many people, myself included, train a variety of all troops so that when you have your men out on a gathering tile, you can send the lower levels like tier one to three to gather, because it is not very likely that someone will want to kill those if they see them out and about.
Lower tier troops are not worth much. Your wall is your city's defense, and if it burns enough to hit 0, the game will teleport you away to a random location. You usually have to upgrade your wall before you can do your stronghold. Your watchtower is what allows you to click an enemy city and 'scout'. The level of your watchtower vs their stronghold level will determine how much you can see of what your enemy has. In example, if I am a level six and I scout you at a level ten, I may not be able to see much information about what your city has in it so I can't accurately tell if I can win a fight against you or not. In reverse, a level ten scouting a level six would see everything. It is important to remember to upgrade your watchtower, it also informs you of incoming attacks from enemy lords or fallen knights. Your screen will flash red if you are on the game while being attacked. Your resource buildings, military tents, and hospitals are all also pretty self explanatory. I personally build eight tents, eight hospitals, always keep them upgraded as high as I can, and then do an equal amount of all my resource buildings once I can. Always keep your hospitals upgraded, if you get attacked wounded troops will go here. Keep your military tents upgraded as well, these determine how many troops you can train at one time, so the higher the tent level the more troops you can make from your barracks, range, etc.Turn your equipment display OFF. This can be done by clicking your portrait in the top left corner, clicking the little gear in the bottom left corner for settings, game settings, and look to the fourth place down that says "Enable other players to view your equipment." Turn this off! If everyone can view your equipment they will know if they have better gear than you and be able to more easily guess your attack stats. Stronghold level 16 unlocks the magic spire in your city, which is in the far right of it. This allows you to gather crystals to purchase items from the store in the spire, and you have to use your own troops to gather crystals. Don't worry, if another player attacks your mine you don't lose your troops. The boat in the bottom left corner is Merlin's trials, it unlocks at stronghold level 15 and can be done daily with different challenges every day that give you different rewards.
Next to your troop buildings you will notice a small glowing building under the event center, this is called your tavern. Click it and make sure daily you are completing daily rewards, spinning the fortune teller, and remember you actually have to click the daily rewards to collect the reward! You can always send your troops out to gather on a resource tile if needed, to hunt monsters, or barbarians. You need your allies to help you defeat a barbarian camp so make sure you ask in alliance chat if anyone wants to or can do a barb with you first. Happy gaming everyone!Turn your equipment display OFF. This can be done by clicking your portrait in the top left corner, clicking the little gear in the bottom left corner for settings, game settings, and look to the fourth place down that says "Enable other players to view your equipment." Turn this off! If everyone can view your equipment, they will know if they have better gear than you and be able to more easily guess your attack stats. Stronghold level 16 unlocks the magic spire in your city, which is in the far right of it. This allows you to gather crystals to purchase items from the store in the spire, and you have to use your own troops to gather crystals. Don't worry, if another player attacks your mine, you don't lose your troops. The boat in the bottom left corner is Merlin's trials. It unlocks at stronghold level 15 and can be done daily with different challenges every day that give you different rewards.
Next to your troop buildings, you will notice a small, glowing building under the event center. This is called your tavern. Click it and make sure daily you are completing daily rewards, spinning the fortune teller, and remember you actually have to click the daily rewards to collect the reward! You can always send your troops out to gather on a resource tile if needed, to hunt monsters, or barbarians. You need your allies to help you defeat a barbarian camp, so make sure you ask in alliance chat if anyone wants to or can do a barb with you first. Happy gaming, everyone!