War and Order Beginners Guide
If you are new or starting over the War and Order beginners guide is the perfect resource to get you up to speed on everything you need to get a head start. There are several topics to cover and lots to learn.
Starting in War and Order is quite simple. You will go through a quick tutorial that guides you along your way to getting started. There is much more to learn than what the tutorial in War and Order has to teach, this beginner’s guide will explain all of that.
While You Play Through the War and Order Tutorial
The first part of the War and Order beginners guide will explain some steps to take while playing through the tutorial. You can get a few extra lord skills if you do this right.
In the beginning you will be prompted to build a barracks and recruit some troops right away. There is no way around this one, just do as the guide suggests. Follow the instructions until you get to the point where you are told to go to the map and gather some resources.
When you are on the map you can then click the little world map icon (see image below) and when there you can click on the royal castle. Here you will be able to donate flowers to one of the top three alliances on your realm.
There are no real benefits for the alliance that receives the flowers, however everyone who donates flowers gets free rewards. You will be given some lord Xp cards. Use these at castle level 2 and you will jump to Lord level 5 or 6 (depending on how many cards you receive).
Note: If you do not get to do this while on the world map, play through the tutorial until you reach the stage that tells you to build three farms. You can then freely navigate the game.
Where to Spend Lord Skills in War and Order
The beginning of the game is quite different than the later end of gameplay. This section of the War and Order beginners guide will explain your lord skills. You will want to start by placing your lord skills in the development tab. This will speed up resource production, building speeds, and you will also get a nice harvest bonus that you can collect a couple times a day.
Once you are down the development tree a decent amount, you will want to put a few points into the War tab. Get enough points to gain the instant recall ability. This way if you are ever getting attacked or need to defend an ally in a hurry, the instant recall will bring troops home in 3 seconds.
It is up to you how far down either tree to go in the beginning, but many people get to the point of the second building speed buffs in development before moving back to war. You may even choose to go further.
Spending Lord Skills Later in the Game
Later in the game around Castle level 22 you may want to choose to switch more or most of your points back over to the war tab. As you get higher level you will be fighting a lot more, and you will find the additional war buffs helpful. You can change your lord skill points by using a skill reset token or spending 1,000 gems. It is expensive to switch points around, so only do so when you need to or are ready to stick with a new build for a long time.
Which Resources Are Most Important in War and Order
In the early game you will find that wood is a very important resource that you use often. You will probably find yourself running out of wood a lot. By applying lord skill points to wood production and gathering you can help reduce this burden. Use your resource college tech in the wood categories to help even further.
Food is equally important but not as hard to gain. Upgrading your castle walls will require wood (no food), so keep this in mind when getting ready to level them up.
Later in the game stone will become more valuable then wood, and even later will come the iron. Plan on saving as much stone as you can. It be get used in abundance around castle level 16 and up. Once you are castle level 10 you should be gathering stone as often as you can afford.
Which Resource Nodes to Build in Your City
Resources are the core of War and Order. Without them you cannot build or upgrade buildings or train and heal troops. You are able to build resource production nodes in your city. There are four different types which include food, wood, stone, and iron.
While this is only a War and Order beginners guide, I will give you a peek into the later parts of the game so you are prepared. Starting off, build all of the farm and wood production units that you are allowed. You will also want to build all of the medic tents and training grounds.
You will find that there will be a couple open spots for buildings still available around level 7 – 9. Do not worry about these. You will fill them in at level 10. Once you reach castle level 10 you will be able to build stone mines in your city. You will want to build all four of these that are allowed. If you for some reason do not have room, then you can destroy one of your training grounds (they will be the least valuable out of all smaller buildings).
Upgrading Production Buildings
You want to upgrade all of your production buildings eventually but do not strain yourself trying to get them all leveled at the same time. Be sure you level at least one of each of your production buildings to its max level at all times. This way you don’t have to go back and wait when trying to upgrade the big buildings.
If you know you are going to have some time, then go ahead and level a few of these small buildings while you can. But you should really be pushing yourself to reach Castle level 13 so you can stand a chance against the bigger players your realm is sure to have.
Also, as you level your castle you will unlock more units of land. As these units unlock you will be able to build more production buildings, medical tents, and/or training grounds. Try to get all six stone mines when the land is available. You may have to sacrifice some farm buildings to get them, but it is well worth it.
Which Buildings to Upgrade First
When leveling your castle in War and Order, you will find that you must level one or two specific buildings to level your castle. It is best to keep all of your main buildings leveled along with your castle, but in a hurry not many people can or do.
Some important buildings to keep leveled are your wall, hospital, watch tower, drill grounds, and embassy. Those buildings (along with all others) serve a specific purpose for growing city and attacking and defending. Keeping them leveled will keep you on even playing ground with players around your level.
The other buildings you will find are eventually required to level up your castle, so try to level them all as well. If you have the gems, keep a Golden Hammer activated and upgrade two buildings at the same time. Golden hammers cost 200 gems for 24 hours of building time. You can stack Golden hammer effects (ex: two golden hammers will give you 48 hours of building time).
Which Troops To Recruit in War and Order
What would a War and Order beginner’s guide be without letting you know about troops. The thought of troops can seem quite confusing at first, but rest assured it gets easier.
Each troop level serves a different purpose. Some troops are for defense while others are for offense. In your early levels, recruit a mixture of everything. There is no right or wrong troop combination at level 10. It is good to have a solid mix of infantry, mages, and archers, while having enough cavalry for gathering.
Once you reach castle level 13 troop types will begin to serve more of a purpose. You will be recruiting what is called tier 5 troops (the 5th level of troops in your barracks). You will also have 4 barracks available for troop production. If you have been leveling your training grounds you should have each barracks producing at least 400 troops for right now.
The troop types you will want to build are going to be mostly mages and archers. If you have 4 barracks, you can leave one at level 10 to recruit the infantry. Even and odd tier troops are the difference between offense and defensive types.
Different Troop Types in War and Order
War and Order troop strategies rely heavily on a proper troop setup. This portion of the War and Order beginners guide aims to give you some insight on how to setup a proper march based on the different troop types.
There are offensive troops that will to handle your outgoing attacks on other castles. Then you have the defensive troops, which are for protecting your city if you fall under attack. You can view special troop abilities by pressing and holding the small icon on the troop recruitment page (see image below).
A very basic explanation you will hear about troops is that the odd tier troops (1,3,5,7,etc) are your defensive troops, and the even tier troops (2,4,6,8,etc) are your attack troops. Mages will be the opposite, so odd tier mages will be attack and even tier will be defensive. There is more to it than just that though.
It is good practice to always send 1 of every troop of every level in your marches. Of course you will want to send more than just 10 troops total. What this means is you fill your march up with the proper troops, then make sure to leave room for all those singular troops.
War and Order Offensive Troops
As stated above, the offensive troops are the ones who will be going out and doing all the killing. You want to be sure you have a decent amount of infantry to take the blunt of the attack. It is equally important to have a high amount of mages and archers.
Archers do not do as much damage as mages, but they do a fair amount and from a distance. This means they will be able to shell out plenty of damage while your infantry and cavalry are taking the beating. Your archers will be the third on the list getting attacked. That means your target will attack your mages last. Archers can take a pretty decent beating, but you want to send more mages than archers, the reason is below.
Mages are the lifeblood of your War and Order attack strategy. These guys will do the most damage. They die easy, but if you have a good march set up then they should be able to do their work without trouble.
Mages will be the last on the list in the attack path. Infantry gets it first, then cavalry, archers, and finally mages. You want to send more of these than you do of any other troop. The damage output is well worth it and in a stack attack or rally, everyone’s combined power can destroy your target.
War and Order Defensive Troops
When it comes to defending your castle it is good to have a combination of everything. There is a good chance when you are attacked by another player that you will be fighting against several mages. This means you are going to want to have plenty of infantry and cavalry at home to defend your castle.
If you read each tool tip for your troops, you will see that they give bonuses for either attacking certain troop types, defending, or attacking in general. Having a strong combination of different troop types at home is always the best idea when defending.
On the offensive side of things, you can choose your troops based on a scout report. In a defense situation you typically don’t have the luxury of time on your side. It is best to have a default defensive march set up and ready to go so you can send reinforcements to your alliance members.
The next War and Order beginners guide will go into greater detail on troops and setups. There is also the advanced War and Order attack strategy guide you can purchase for $2.50. It will not only go into detail on troops but also give you march settings and ideas on different attack types to help you become a real killer on your realm. You can get the advanced attack strategy guide here.
How to Use the Drill Grounds to Set Marches
One more thing before the end of this War and Order beginners guide is to discuss the drill grounds. This is an important building because it allows you to create five march presets. You can use these presets for stack attacks, monster killing, defensive marches, and solo attacks. The advanced attack strategy guide gives you the information on troop setups.
To use the drill grounds, select it from the top left corner inside your city. Click on marches in the icons that pop up under the building. From there you will see 5 little circles with numbers toward the top of your screen. Select a number and the march setup screen will come up. From here you can select the troops you want in this preset and when done, just click save.
When you want to use the preset march in an attack, you simply select your target and when the march setup screen appears you choose the preset number on top of the screen. It is easy and very worth your while to set this up. It will not only save you time in the future, but it will quite possibly save someone’s castle from being burned because of the quick reaction time.
That is all for this part of the War and Order beginners guide. If there is something you feel something is missing, please leave a comment below and we can add it to the guide.
Remember to always be recruiting your best troops. Your best troops aren’t always the highest level ones though. Get three barracks to level 13 and keep one at 10 while you level the rest of your buildings. Recruit a combination of Tier 4 and 5 troops while you are level 13. As you unlock the next level troops, keep following this method. Keep a good mix of offensive and defensive troops around, and keep your hospital healing capacity on par with your troop count.
Those are some of the most important things to remember when starting out in War and Order. If you found this guide useful, check out the rest of the War and Order guides on the website. There are also some videos to accompany a few of our guides.
Good Luck and Happy Gaming My Friends!