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How do I Succeed in Clash of Kings?
There are several ways on how to improve your chances of dominating Clash of Kings. First of all, you need at least five farm accounts. Some of the best players in the game have more than 10 farm accounts. In short, the more accounts you have, the better. After creating these multiple accounts, you need to join an alliance that has already proven to be strong both in waging wars and defending member kingdoms. By joining a strong alliance, you will be protected against attacks, looting, and sieges. This means you will have more time to gather resources, upgrade your buildings, train your troops, and strengthen your walls. And of course, as long as you have the budget for it, try availing of the premium items that the game sells. You can use these extra items to raid other kingdoms and take control of more wealth and resources.You will have much better success in Clash of Kings if you keep in mind and apply all these tips and tricks.
Which kingdom should I join?
Cok is continuously starting new kingdoms. Starting in one of the older kingdoms will give you a disadvantage because other lords have had a chance to grow and develop. Starting out in the newest kingdom will allow you to develop with other lords.
How to Teleport from kingdom to kingdom?
You can teleport from the kingdom you pick until you’re level 5 castle. It will place you in a random spot on the new kingdom map. If you have gold or advanced teleports you can teleport anywhere on the kingdom map. When you join an alliance most of the prefer you to be in the hive.
What is the Alliance hive?
The hive is where an alliance moved on the kingdom map to be able to defend the alliance member’s castle. Typically, an alliance will have between 2 and 5 towers, these towers will be next to eachother to provide maximum security, and easy access to the alliance buildings. Moving to the alliance hive will help you grow in the long run, and keep you safe.
What buildings should I make inside my castle?
As you upgrade your castle level, different buildings will become available to build. Each building has its own use. When starting out, it is helpful to follow the in game tutorial and recommended quests (bottom left corner of your screen) to help know when you will need certain buildings. As you get familiar with game play, you will know which buildings are best to upgrade higher. As a general rule, start out with equal wood and food collectors. Since it is a war game, it is beneficial to have the maximum military tents and hospitals.
Why should I bind my castle to google+ or facebook?
Binding your castle to a google+ or facebook account allows you to switch devices and protects your game progress in case your app is deleted. Binding your account will also allow you to switch between accounts on the same device and build “farm” castles. Bind your account in the “account” tab in the “settings” menu.
What is a farm, how do I make one, and when?
Farms are additional accounts you can make to take resources from. As you collect resources in your farm, you can raid it to help build your main castle. Using another email address, start new castles in the same kingdom as your main account. The sooner you make a farm account, the faster you will be able to collect resources for your main account.
What happens if my food runs out? Will my troops die?
Your soldiers have hourly maintenance upkeep and will consume the food you collect. Once your castle reaches zero unprotected food, your troops will not die and no more food will be used up. When you build a large army, your troops will consume more than you are able to collect, making it important to have a farm account to collect food.
Do I have to join an alliance?
While you don’t have to join an alliance, it is beneficial to join one. Alliances help provide protection, help speed up building and research, give beneficial increases (attack, building speed, resource collection speeds, etc.), and experienced players can give advice and help. Join an alliance family that is large and has members online while you are playing. Ask the leader where you can teleport to within the hive, the alliance territory. (See more alliance information and benefits in the Alliance Guide)
What Alliance should I join?
Creating and joining alliances is quite easy but you need to be careful and choose your friends wisely. First of all, you should only join alliances wherein everyone speaks the same language as you. Imagine joining an alliance wherein people speak Russian or French and you can’t understand them. It would be disastrous for you and the alliance because there won’t be communication at all. As we mentioned earlier, players of the game come from all corners of the globe. That said, whether you are creating an alliance or joining one, make sure that everyone understands each other. And don’t join an alliance just so you can take advantage of the Super Mine. You have to be fair and play as a team member. Remember that if the alliance falls, you will also incur serious damage to your castle and kingdom.
How do I upgrade faster without spending real money?
The event center, located to the left of your castle, will have different events to gain gold, speed ups and resources. Within each event, click the question mark to learn how to play.
When will my troops be wounded and when will they be killed?
While attacking, whether in a rally or individually, your troops will die. When defending your troops will be wounded until your hospitals fill to capacity. Once your hospitals are full, your troops will be killed making it important to have a large hospital capacity. Certain events will wound your troops such as attacking monsters, Dark knight, and Ancient Battlefield.
How many troops should I have?
Since Cok is a war game, troop production is an essential part of the game. However, since castle development is fairly quick a lot of time and resources should not be spent building large armies of lower level troops (1-6). Once players start to get level 7-10 troops, the lower level troops become obsolete. At the beginning, build enough troops to be able to use all your marches for collecting resources and have some left over to protect your city. After you are able to make level 7 troops, you can build a large army in the hundreds of thousands of millions. As a bonus, Cok the West allows you to upgrade troop levels in the Parade Field on the left side of your castle.
How do I keep from getting attacked and my troops killed?
Using peace shields is the only guaranteed way to keep from getting attacked. Some ways to help prevent getting attacked are to keep low amounts of resources in your castle, join a strong alliance and teleport to the alliance territory, and use the antiscout item. If you think you will get attacked, send your troops to ruins scattered throughout the kingdom, reinforce another Lord’s castle in your alliance, or send your troops to the alliance supermine or turrets.
What troop kinds and levels should I use to attack?
Each type and level of troops have different benefits and setbacks. Troop information can be found in their respective production building by clicking the exclamation point in the top left corner. Using different kinds and levels of troops in an attack gives the best results. You can practice using different troop combinations by attacking monsters in the map. Your troops will be wounded instead of killed. To view formations, check the Combat Formations section of this guide!
How do I get equipment materials?
Without upgraded equipment, your troops will be easy to rout and kill. This is why you should gather forge materials and blacksmith material whenever you can. Iron Mines and Mithril Mines are usually rich with materials like jade, garnet, crystal, bronze, cobalt and amber. Always keep an eye on these materials. Another easy way to accumulate forge and blacksmith materials is to go around hunting and killing monsters. For every monster you kill, you are going to receive a corresponding ore depending on the level of the monster you have slain. The more monsters you kill, the more materials you have to upgrade and improve the efficiency of your soldiers
How to Teleport from kingdom to kingdom?
You can teleport from the kingdom you pick until you’re level 5 castle. It will place you in a random spot on the kingdom map. If you have gold or advanced teleports you can teleport anywhere on the kingdom map. When you join an alliance most of the prefer you to be in the hive. What is the hive? The hive is where an alliance moved on the kingdom map to be able to defend the alliance member’s castle. This will help you grow in the long run.
How do I put on Equipment?
When you collect your forged equipment it will give you the option to change the equipment. It is advisable to check and see what buffs you have and change the equipment as often as needed. For example The Elemental Ring level 20 is for building however if I am going to attack the Serpent´s Eye ring level 20 is better. Having both allows me to change as needed. Make sure to forge the ones you need many are very similar.