Here’s a video that I made on this topic. You can watch the video or read the blog post below.
In this blog we’ll be taking a look at important troop interactions in the game that will help a lot of beginners position their troops in such a way that they take minimum damage from their opponent and deal maximum damage to them.
This strategy is most effective while attacking neutral gangs and while doing the tournament of war since you mostly face only one type of troops in both these cases. So, let’s take a look at the important troop interactions now. You can find details about these interactions in the game as well by viewing the training screen of your troops.
Assassins: Assassins do 50% more damage to Bombers & take 25% less damage from them
Bombers: Bombers do 50% more damage to Massacres & take 25% less damage from them
Massacres: Massacres do 50% more damage to Assassins & take 25% less damage from them
Drive-bys: Drive-bys do 50% more damage to Assassins, Bombers and Massacres & they also take 50% more damage from them
Now that we know these interactions, there’s another thing that we need to keep in mind & that is the attacking sequence.
Whenever assassins go up against all 4 troop types, they will attack bombers first (since they counter bombers & get a 50% damage boost), once the bombers are dead, they will start attacking drive-bys (since they still receive a 50% damage boost), then assassins (since they don’t get any buffs) and finally they’ll attack massacres (since they get a 25% damage reduction). So the troop sequence for all the troops are as follows:
Assassins: 1. Bombers 2. Drive-bys 3. Assassins 4. Massacres
Bombers: 1. Massacres 2. Drive-bys 3. Bombers 4. Assassins
Massacres: 1. Assassins 2. Drive-bys 3. Massacres 4. Bombers
Drive-bys: 1. Assassins, Bombers & Massacres (attacks any of these randomly) 2. Drive-bys
Now that we know the troop interactions and the troop attack sequence, we can use this info to position our troops smartly in order to receive less damage & deal the most damage to our opponent.
Let’s say we are going up against an opponent that has only assassins. Since we know from the troop interaction section that Massacres counter assassins, we would want to use all massacres in order to defeat him. Let’s say that we and our opponent both have a march size of 500. So, we use 500 massacres and our opponent defends with 500 assassins.
Would this strategy work?
Yes, this strategy would work & we would be able to defeat him. However, our massacres would end up taking a lot of damage. Why?
Let’s say 500 massacres can kill 150 assassins per round.
Round 1: Massacres kill 150 assassins. Assassins kill 52 Massacres
Round 2: Massacres kill 134 assassins. Assassins kill 33 Massacres
Round 3: Massacres kill 125 assassins. Assassins kill 13 Massacres
Round 4: Massacres kill 91 assassins. You win the battle!!!!
Total casualties: 98 Massacres
Is there a way to reduce the damage?
Yes! There is!
Let’s say instead of filling our march up with 500 massacres, we used some other troops as well. Now we will use a march with 497 massacres, 1 bomber, 1 assassin & 1 drive-by.
Now, let’s take a look at how the battle would look like:
Round 1: Massacres kill 150 assassins. Assassins kill 1 Bomber.
Round 2: Massacres kill 150 assassins. Assassins kill 1 Drive-by.
Round 3: Massacres kill 150 assassins. Assassins kill 1 assassin.
Round 4: Massacres kill 50 assassins. You win the battle!!!
Total casualties: 3 (1 bomber, 1 drive-by and 1 assassin)
Here you can see how we can take advantage of the troop attack sequence to substantially reduce the damage we take. If you haven’t tried this strategy before, make sure you do, you will substantially reduce your casualties.