Rival Kingdoms is a complex game and we are only beginning to scratch the surface of all the game has to offer. Much like other strategy base building games, Clash of Clans being the Goliath, there will be constant and ever evolving strategy guides on the best ways to defend your base and how to best attack others. We will be adding all of these strategies, cheats, and tips over time, but to start we wanted to provide a few quick tips for everyone starting out. If you’ve played Clash of Clans you will know most of these already, but if you’re new to the genre here is something to get you started.
1. Follow the Quests
This is the same as other games, but Rival Kingdoms has a robust quest system for guiding you through what to do next. You may already know the things the quests are teaching you but they are work doing to get the diamond rewards. Also there are enough tweaks on the base defense system that you might learn something new.
2. Protect your main structures with Walls
Another obvious tip for those that are experienced in the genre, but walls are very helpful early on in Rival Kingdoms before you can build many defensive units. There are spells and units such as wardens who can get around them, but not without quite a lot of planning.
3. Troops First – Wardens Second
Your warden is like your general in the army…he shouldn’t be up on the front line. That being said he is the most powerful troop so the best strategy is to send the soldiers ahead to take the brunt of the damage and the Warden can be in the back doing the bulk of the damage.
4. Invade Other Players’ Bases
Don’t wait to start attacking other players. In some games it makes sense to build up your base before venturing out, but that is not the case with Rival Kingdoms. There is a shield at first so most people will forgo placing defensive buildings even after their shield falls. That is the time to start clocking those early wins!
5. Ancients for the win!
The ancients give you special powers ones you have enough mana. It is important to remember to use these powers. Each Ancient has special powers/buffs that can be useful. The elementals are very important and early on it is often a good idea to save up your mana for them.
6. Save up ALL DIAMONDS for a second builder.
Save up your diamonds so that you can purchase another builder. Builders are vital as they allow you to do more upgrades at the same time. The second builder costs 2,000 diamonds. You can maximize earning diamonds by completing quests, earning achievements, and clearing away debris around your base.
Have any other tips that we can add to this? Throw them in the comments below and we’ll add em on. We are all in this together and discovering things all the time! One of the best parts about it being a new game.