Discover more information about the most important factors, which affect battle outcome and damage output.
General info & core factors that influence combat outcome
The overall Defense/Offense strength of both sides define the outcome of each battle. In addition to the number of Units, the strength of the army is also determined by numerous factors:
- Each unit's individual statistics
- Buffs that directly affect unit's strength
- Permanent unit bonuses
- Guardians bonuses
- Bonuses of General's items
- Bonuses of Phylarch
- Bonuses of the Dominion Status
- The Player's relative City Defense bonuses
- Allied Reinforcements
- Bonuses of Elixirs
- Bonuses of the Coalition Capital Disciplines
- Bonuses of Coalition Achievements
Peculiarities of some combat types
City. When your own land makes you stronger
Experienced defenders know that besides bonuses from upgrades and items, they have a great advantage when they fight together in their own cities.
City Defense Bonus empowers units of the account holder as well as all allied forces stationed in his/her city. Don’t wonder if you suffer massive losses facing a wall of defensive troops in the city with fully upgraded defensive structures and multiple decorative buildings.
Pantheons. Know your contestant
Each Pantheon grants an additional defence bonus to the whole garrison. Its value depends on the Pantheon’s upgrade level. Attack of a 5 level Pantheon will hardly seem a piece of cake unless you manage to recon which troops are defending it.
Coalition Capital and its great bonuses
Many Coalitions invest much time and resources into the development of Disciplines of their Capitals. This grants them a big advantage in the form of great bonuses to defensive and offensive stats of troops.
Bonuses you receive from Disciplines are limited by the level of your Capital. The higher level Capital you attack, the higher is the chance to face the heavily-armed forces, which besides all other buffs, are also empowered by bonuses from Disciplines.
Tips and hints
Losses of your contestant in the battle report
If you lose a battle, you can see only those units which you managed to destroy. You cannot see all forces that were fighting against your army that time. If you press on the icon of some hostile unit, you will see its basic combat statistics.
Defense bonus and its impact on the warrior ethos
Every 100 points of the Defense Bonus grant 1% to the stats of the defensive troops stationed in the city. For instance, if the battle takes place in the city with 20.000 Defense Bonus, the strength of the defending side will be increased by 200%.
Сorrelation of forces on the battlefield
Battle outcome also depends on the composition of both armies. If Player 1 attacks with Agema Horsemen and Player 2 defends with Mounted Peltasts, which are strong against Cavalry units, Player's 1 losses will be significantly higher.
Recon hostile cities before raids to get the tactical advantage. Forewarned is forearmed!
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