Having a strong base is crucial in War Dragons. After all, you want to be able to defend your resources. You want to have a base that can easily be defended from incoming attacks and there are tricks to achieve this. In our experience, the following tips really do help to maximize your defense but please remember that any base can be taken down by enemy dragons. There is a lot of debate on base building so not everyone will agree. We only want to share our own experience with you, and hopefully it will help you grow stronger.
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Long base vs Short base
There is a lot of debate over this topic. Is a long base weaker than a short base? We say: Yes, a long base is weaker. Many new players tend to fill up all their islands with low level towers. Doing this is basically an invitation to get robbed over and over again. By building too many buildings, you will not be able to keep them all at a maximum level. What you end up with is a base full of weaker buildings that are easy to destroy. Another disadvantage is the amount of rage the attacker builds up on a long base. Rage is needed for powerful spells, making it even easier to completely smash your base.
If you have a short base, you get to focus on maxing out the few buildings you have. Have you ever tried to take on a short base? Try it, it looks easy but it is so much harder to defeat! The damage caused by your buildings gets higher everytime you upgrade them, making it much harder for the attacker to destroy without taking a significant amount of damage. The amount of rage that builds up over time is also lower, so the attacker doen’t get to use many spells. Quality really does go over quantity, so keep your base short and don’t build past the third island! And preferably stick to the first two islands at a lower player level.
Variety is key
A strong base can stand its ground against any dragon type. With all the different spells and resists, you need a variety of different towers rather than a bunch of the same towers. For example, Amarok has both Archer resist and Cannon resist. A base full of archers and cannons will hardly deal any damage to Amarok and you will be smashed without any effort. Avoid this by mixing up different types of towers on your islands.
Build a defendable base
Your temmates can defend you against incoming attacks, which is crucial in wars and PVP events. So, you need a base that can be defended easily. Again, a short and varied base is so much easier to defend than a long base. The placement of your towers also make a big difference. Basically, you will want atleast one red and one blue mage on every island that has towers. They will block most spells of the incoming dragon. Storm towers can slow the attacker down as well by protecting the surrounding towers.
Most players build a “kill island” on the small island where the Seagazer perch is located. This kill island has absolute priority during fortification event! On the image below you will see the red and blue mage to block spells. A storm tower in the back protects the other buildings when it’s supershot is activated. The dark flak deals a huge amount of damage at a high level and it’s supershot stuns the attackers dragon. The fire turret has a medium high damage but it’s supershot increases the damage from the other towers by 50%. A setup like this is an excellent start!
Study your replays
Watch your replays and study your defense carefully. This will give you insight on the strengths and weaknesses of your base.
- Build a short base rather than a long one
- Make sure your base has a mix of different towers rather than the same type all over
- Focus on a small group of powerful towers and always upgrade them as far as you can
- Understand what each tower does! We have a useful guide for that too (click here)
- Watch your replays and study your defense carefully. This will give you insight on the strengths and weaknesses of your base
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