You just started to play Lords Mobile and don’t know what’s important in the game? In this Beginners Guide for Lords Mobile we show you everything you need to know to be successful in the game. Here you find tips and tricks for Android and iOS app. This guide is for new players but also for advanced players, which can possibly learn something new.
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Lords Mobile – Beginners Guide
- A little checklist:
- Construction running
- Research running
- Training soldiers
- Building traps (If you don’t have the max amount)
- Gathering resources
- Doing hero adventure
- Fighting Frostwing/Gryphon
- Socializing with your guild
- Clicking the CHESTSSSS
- Doing admin/guild quests
- Enjoying the game!
To make a great start in the game:
Important: Unless you pay money, don’t attack other people in your 24H bubble, since you are vulnerable and being attacked all the time could put you at a serious disadvantage.
If you have question about specific buildings, pressing the informative ‘i button‘ can be of great help! It is available at almost every building or function
- Spend your gems on vip till vip 8, after that take it slowly, as it gets expensive really quick. Why vip 8? Because this gives you auto complete guild quests, together with auto complete admin quests from vip 7.
Once you reach vip 8, you could save up your gems for treasure trove, which is a banking feature unlocked at castle level 17, or you could use them to speed up various processes. This one is a bit harder to give advice for, since everyone has their own play style. However, if you are uncertain, just save up.
- Focus on researching Construction and Research speed. This helps you get stronger a lot faster. Also put your talents points in construction and research before anything else. Meaning, 2/15 to unlock Construction Speed II, and then max that one. Here is an example of my current talents, at level 44. Important to note is that in this game, the highest level will give a significant boost. For example, Food production I gives a 8% bonus at the last level, but only 4% in the first four levels. That means the last point is a 200% increase. Not every talent has a 200% increase at the last one, however all of them have a significant higher bonus than the level before.
Because we’re already a bit further into the game, we have also invested points into training speed, but only after we had maxed Construction and Research speed. My advice is to wait with going for production. Get Construction – Research – Training first. After that go for Food first, and the rest is up to what you need at that moment. Why food? Because food is needed to keep up your troops!
- Once you have a bit of troops, make sure they are always gathering, as this is a great alternative to your own production. Note that you don’t have to send all of your troops away. You can keep some at your city, or you can even split them up and send them to different gathering fields.
- When fighting frostwing/griphon, unless you need to kill it fast, do separate attacks, as you will do more damage in total. We’ll discuss this further later in the guide.
- If you buy speed ups with guild coins, buy the highest ones, the price/time ratio gets better the longer the speed up.
- Click the chest. ALWAYS. It can give speed-ups, resources, even gems!
Once you get a bit higher things tend to take longer. Make sure that once you go to sleep, you have a construction or research running that will last till you wake up, this way you can use your time efficient.
If you spend money in games, it is also very smart to get either a lot of the 5$ packs, since they are cheap, and give an awesome cost/get ratio. Or you can focus on one pack, for example the big guy hero. Not only does this give you access to a new hero, which offers construction speed, the 20$ and up packs also give you legendary equipment, with stats ranging from construction speed, to player exp and gold production. If you are serious about the game, and want to be the best, this is a MUST-HAVE.
Here is an example of the 20$ pack legendary sword, with construction speed.
It is advisable to not focus on packs like Frostwing for example, since those items can easily be gotten in-game. If you however need it fast, you could buy it, but as a starter thats not necessary, because they require around level 40-55 to be equipped. About jewels, don’t use them unless they are for the highest piece of equipment. Also, most of them give battle stats, don’t put them in your construction/research gear, as that would be a waste.
Since we are in the equipment topic, when you go to your Workshop, you can filter on certain stats. What you should do is craft the equipment pieces with Construction and research speed.
Another thing that exists with equipment are sets. At the moment there are two sets. The frostwing, and Gryphon set. The frostwing set is for army benefits, while the gryphon set is focused heavily on construction speed. Note that gryphon needs you to be lvl 45 and 55. So its better to get equipped with construction speed that you can already equip. See below for the sets.
Since hero’s administration skills always work, be sure to upgrade every hero you have to at least rank 2. Even if the bonus is small, it all adds up, and can give you this one crucial advantage that you needed.
The Administration skill is the skill that always works, even when the hero is not equipped.
Help out your guildies by giving Help in the guild menu, even when you are at max coins. They will notice this, and do the same for you, making your construction and researches even speedier.
Even though this is often overlooked, communication is key. Imagine, you are in a small guild, and feel like that big guild is going to obliterate you. What do you do? You mail them, talk with them, talk about the situation, and how you can both effectively solve it.
This is a fighting game, but nevertheless, pick your battles. If you are close to having enough troops to fight a certain skirmish, don’t be silly and attack your neighbor for gold. Finish your skirmish, build new buildings, and then consider attacking. This is a strategy game, think out the best scenario for you.
Try to always keep this one up. Make sure you have cleared the furthest possible stage, both in normal and elite. It will help you get items faster, as you don’t find out you aren’t far enough. Elite will let you get shards for new hero’s, which in term give you bonuses and other strategic edges. Sometimes you might rather want to get 10 shards of a new hero, than 20 for a hero you already have.
Barracks allow you to train troops. However, more barracks DON’T mean you can train multiple types at the same time, it simply allows you to train more in one go. This is why we advise you to build no more than 2-3 barracks, depending on the spare time you have. To clarify what we just said, look at this example:
One of my barracks is lvl 16. This means we would be able to train 1180 troops. However we have another barracks, which is level 10, which brings my total trainable troops to 1700. So, we can train 1700 troops at once. This means you can train the amount of troops which would get you through the night, so you don’t lose precious training time. Manors decrease training time, so build a healthy amount of manors! We have 2 barracks, 2 infirmaries and the rest all manors. It keeps my training time around 6-7 hours when we train max amount of troops. Manors give increasingly better training time reduction, up to 20% at lvl 25. That means with my 9 barracks that’s already 180% faster and around 70%!!! training time reduction. That sounds like jackpot to us!
Talent Spec Guide
These are the two Talent Specs recommended for newer players:
PEACEFUL FARMING SPEC
- Construction Speed I MAX
- Construction Speed II MAX
- Research Speed I MAX
- Research Speed II MAX
- Training Speed I MAX
- Training Speed II MAX
- Gathering I MAX
- Gathering II MAX
This is the best talent spec for when it’s relatively safe to gather on the world map. Remaining points go into Max Load II for more Army Capacity. If you don’t have enough troops feel free to max Army Load II first before maxing Gathering I and II.
- Construction Speed I MAX
- Construction Speed II MAX
- Research Speed I MAX
- Research Speed II MAX
- Gold Production III MAX
- Timber Production III MAX
- Ore Production III MAX
- Stone Production III MAX
This is the best talent spec for when it’s not safe to gather on the world map or when there are alot of bullies in your kingdom. If you are an active player and you know how to keep your troops safe feel free to put points in Training Speed I & II.
At least the first 2 months of the game you should focus on developing your account instead of picking fights. No War Spec unless you like to hamper your own growth
Solo and hell events
This confused us at first, so let us explain. There are two types of events, going on 24/7. Solo and hell. Solo is a three hour long event, in which you must complete certain objectives.
Hell is an hour long event, in which you also must complete objectives. The main difference is the difficulty. Hell is a lot harder. But with great risks comes great rewards. If you look here you can see example of both events.
Now, what you should aim for with these events is using speed-ups for building and researching when the event are in their favor. For example. This hell event only goes for research, so we should try to refrain from speeding up buildings now, as that wont benefit us as much. An a side note, the points are calculated by the might that you get from set building or research. Meaning that T3 Cavalry will give ~72k points for the event. Some events are require you to train, and points gained it a multiple of the troops you are training. 1 point per T1 2 points per T2 5 points per T3 15 points per T4 See below
But, if an event consists only of training troops, don’t bother, since as a starter you will most likely not be able to get enough points for the highest reward, which you should of course aim for. Example of the highest hell reward:
That is amazing right. Getting FREE speed-ups, FREE gems, and a bunch of goodies for just playing the game, and doing the right things at the right times. Be sure to keep track of those events, as they might get you the advantage you need!
Attacking Frostwing, Gryphons, and others
Like we had already said in the intro, to maximize damage you have to do all your attacks separate. This is because it increases your “hunts in a row” bonus. Dealing the last hit on a creature will earn your guild a chest bonus.
You might look at this and think, why is that dude’s energy required for hunting lower than mine? Well this is because this is research able. You can lower the cost, fasten the replenish rate, and increase your energy limit. Just head over to your Academy and go into Monster Hunt. From here it will be a piece of cake to find what you are looking for!
Now that we are talking about Academy, lets talk about the different troops that you can research. There are four categories. Infantry, Siege, Ranged and Cavalry. The basic troops are available from the start, however to get more advanced ones you will need to do some research. The second tier looks like this:
Each category gives specific advantages. Cavalry are very fast for example, while sieges are slow, but are very good at taking down walls. For gathering you want to use Cavalry, since they travel very fast, and that way you maximize efficiency. For battles, you want a healthy mixture. We would say the ratio infantry:siege:ranged:cavalry should be around 4:1:2:4, but that is my personal tactic.
AUTO COMPLETING HERO ADVENTURE
As soon as you get three stars in hero adventure, you are able to auto complete it. This means you instantly get rewards for it, as if you yourself had played it. It still costs you stamina, however. But, because you selected no heroes, you get XP items. These items can be used to level heroes. It is advisable to safe these, for when you get the hero you are aiming for, since they starter heroes aren’t the strongest around, and would be better off being replaced when you can. If you have obtained exp items, and go to the hero screen, you will notice a big EXP button.
Clicking on that button will lead you to a screen where you select which EXP item you want to use.
Select which one you want to use, click the hero you want to level, and select the amount of the exp item to feed to your hero.
And that’s how you level your hero with xp items. Heroes have a max level, that is equal to your level. That means when you are level 56, the max hero level is 56 as well.
PROMOTING A HERO
Promoting a hero is fairly simple, but ill show you how its done. After you have equipped your hero with 6 items, the middle rank button will get an exclamation mark. Click that, and press promote.
GARRISON YOUR HEROES
You can garrison heroes to defend your turf. To do this, click on your wall. This will lead you to the following screen:
Subsequently you press garrison. In this screen you can choose which of your heroes you want to use for defending.
Pressing a hero allows you to switch it out for another one. It is that simple :).
You might want to edit which notifications you receive, this is easily doable, see this guide:
The colosseum is a pvp battle arena for your heroes. It unlocks after skirmish II and castle level 10. Once you have it unlocked, you can pick 5 heroes to represent your defense. Other players that try to beat you will have to face those 5 heroes. You can also attack other players. By beating higher ranked players you take their rank, which yields more rewards, the higher your rank is. Simply press challenge, let the auto battle play, and win! Every couple of days, a bonus rotates. You will get a bonus for using certain types of heroes, so this is reason to make sure all of your heroes are competitive.
This is what the colosseum looks like on the map:
And this is what you see once you enter:
After your castle reaches level 10 and you have built a prison, you will be able to capture heroes of other people with castle level 10+. This means your hero can be taken too. When you have build your prison it will look like this:
To capture someone’s hero, you have to attack them, and kill their entire army. This means that if the enemy army’s moral reaches 0 before all the troops are dead, you will NOT capture the hero. In that case you would have to attack again. After you have captured the enemy leader. Navigate to your prison to view your captured heroes.
From here you have a couple of options. First press the captured enemy leader.
Now you can choose to either visit the player’s profile, set a ransom, or release the enemy hero. The ransom is a gold amount that the player would have to pay in order to get their hero back.
Playing on PC:
To play on pc you will need some third party software. There are two programs that will do. Bluestacks, or Droid4x. Personally we use Droid4X because it is a lot smoother than bluestacks, and we’ve had less crashes. Also it is rooted already allowing for more access After you have downloaded either program, open it. You will need to connect your google account to access the playstore. Download lords mobile on the emulator. Make sure you have your account linked to facebook so you can play it on different devices. Once you are sure it is linked, you can log in on your pc and play!
If there is anything you are missing in this beginners Guide for Lords Mobile, do not be afraid to let us know! You can tell us here in the comments and we’ll add it asap.
Thank you for reading!