What is Attacking and How do you do it?Edit
First, click on the castle you would like to attack. Next, hit the button that looks like a bow target. The attack window will open up and you can select soldiers to send into battle. There is also an auto-fill button that fills it with soldiers and equipment. If you have spied on the castle, you will get what will be best to fit. You can also do a preset wave using the hero's stats as well.
The number of waves you have is determined by your current Level. (L1-12 have 1 wave, L13-36? have 2 waves, L37?-L50 have 3 waves, and L51+ have 4 waves, and legendary players could have up to 6 waves with the Hall of Legends.)
The Attacking MenuEdit
It is possible to make the game remember what tools and units were used in a wave. This is done using the one of the preset numbers and can be updated or used any time.
You cannot attack your alliance members (obviously). You also cannot attack alliance you have pacts and non aggression agreements with. Ironically, you can still sabotage, send plague doctors and shadow attack your alliance members. This is probably a prank for April Fools Day.
Types of Attacks Edit
When an attack is incoming, a red horn will appear on the top left side of your screen with a timer next to it. The timer indicates the time before the attack arrives, and how much time you have to prepare defences and for alliance members to support you.
During an attack, on the world map you will see a red arrow pointing to the attacker's target from the attacker's castle selected for attack.
If the horn is blue rather than red, it means an attack on an alliance member. You must support defence in the timer's time limit or else the support won't arrive on time.
If the horn is turquoise it means an attack on your alliance city.
Types of CastlesEdit
These are all the types of castles you can attack.
Robber baron level up as you attack them. There are tons of them on the map. They are the easiest ones to defeat! These are played by CPU.
Robber Baron KingEdit
- Main article: Spy's camp
Everyone will be able to attack these when they get to level 13 and they build the estate. Unowned outposts are sparse in the central core of The Great Empire, but more plentiful in the hinterlands. They are harder than Robber Baron but easier than castle lords. You will earn a lot of XP as you attack them but not a lot of loot. They take a long time to travel to even if they are close to you! However, attacking these after they have someone there is not a good idea, unless they are either in ruins, or you are trading outposts with another player.
These are real people that own an empire. There are a lot of these around. These are the most common. They are also the hardest to defeat.
Foreign Castles only appear on the world map during "The War of the Realms"/"Bloodcrow" contest. Foreign Castles/Bloodcrows are always 50 travel units away, regardless of where they appear on the map. Note: if you are under "attack protection" you risk losing this if you decide to attack.
Shapeshifters are castles that appear in the shapeshifter event, you can attack them and earn dasdasd here. You can also use hardcore more to increase your dasdasd as well, but at the cost of losing troops. Like the Foreign Castles/Bloodcrows, they may also attack you, but if the hardcore mode is not turned on, you will not lose any troops. Shapeshifters are the furthest away from a player - 150 travel units away - or triple the amount a Foreign Castles/Bloodcrow is.
During the Nomad event, which lasts for a short period of time, four tents will appear outside the main castle in Green on the world map. Nomads are NPC's played by the computer and level up as you attack them. Nomads are always 2 travel units away, regardless of where they appear on the map. Successful attacks on Nomads will supply you with Khan tablets, which you can exchange for various items, as well as plentiful amounts of resources, food, and gold coins. Some attacks also provide an equipment piece or gem. You gain experience points with each battle. They do not provide glory or honor. These are also a great source for quick coins as they can give up to about 25k coins per attack when reached up to the maximum level for level 70s. There are also a Khan camp that you can attack and enrage it to attack your castle, and earn even more coins, and also earn khan medals as well.
The Samurai event is similar to Robber Barons and Nomads, Samurai is an NPC (played by a computer) played castle, and level up as you attack them. Samurai castles are always 2 travel units away, like nomads, regardless of where they appear on the map.