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KrayZStick
12-17-2012, 09:28 PM
Win the early game, & you will win the late game.

There are a lot of ways to start, 3 miners, 2 miners 1 sword, 1 miner 2 swords, 1 sword 1 archer, 1 spearton, 3 swords. There are ways to counter them all. I've tried many strategies & none have a 100% way of winning, so best is to see what your enemy is doing & countering them.

If they are spamming miners, harrass them with swords & spears. If they spawn a castle archer, stop, & build up defenses around the center.
If they spam swords & archers, get a spearton.
If they spam speartons, get speartons, ninjas, or spam swordwraths + rage.
If they spam albatross, spam giants.
If they spam giants, spam more giants.

One strategy I find usefull when vs a player who's spamming giants is by putting some speartons with shield wall infront of my giants & merics. The merics are kind-off annoying because they keep moving foward when they heal if you don't hold position [H]. Protect your merics! put them behind your tanky units like giants & speartons.

Another strategy I find is undefeated [I haven't tried it much but I haven't lost yet] is by spawning 2 miners (u should have 4 miners, 3 should mine, 1 praying) & 1 sword. Send the sword to the center. If the enemy sends a sword fight it, and hopefully you'll win. If you see another coming, go back & defend. Your first 2 miners should be done mining and put some gold in you bank now. Buy 1 more miner and another sword. Put the miner to gold and the sword to defend. Keep doing this & you should have about 8 miners & somewhat 10-15 swords. Now upgrade Rage. Send out ONE sword to scout, keep it on the lower part of the screen so it doesn't show on the minimap.
A. If rage is ready & they don't seem to have many units defending. Press Attack. When your swords get close, use rage. They should kill the enemy quickly because of rage [ 4 swords can easily kill a spear with rage].
B. If they have lots of units, spam some archers to. By them time you have about 5-10, & you feel good, attack.
Alright you should have control of the center now. AFTER CONTROLLING THE CENTER, YOUR UNITS WILL PROBABLY STILL BE ON ATTACK MODE, SELECT THEM AND PRESS "H"!!!!!! Now hold the center with archers and swords while buying the spirit spearton & about 5 regular speartons(buy shield wall)[You should have about 10-15 miners by now so gold is not a problem, so soon you buy giants]. After this, buy giants. Make sure to upgrade them so they are larger and have more hp! Once again, scout. If they have a lot of castle archers & units, save up until you get about 4 giants & the spirit giant. Wait until your 4 giants are at the center, & when the spirit spawns, click ATTACK! If you still have archers and swords, they will start attacking. DO NOT USE YOUR SPEARTONS FOR ATTACKING, ONCE U GET THE SPEARTONS INFRONT OF THE GIANTS, PUT ON SHIELD WALL. Your giants should now be pounding the enemy while the enemy focuses on the speartons. You'll have 5 giants, & if they have 2 or 3, you should probably kill them without problem (except losing a giant). If there are any enemy units left, kill them & DESTROY THE STATUE!!!!

That's it, I hope you enjoyed this guide, & please post any comments if you feel that something should be changed in this post, Thank You!~

DarknessLight
12-20-2012, 02:22 PM
I could defeat your strategy easily. Harass miners? What about Miner Wall and Castle Archers? It takes 7 seconds for a Castle Archer to kill a Speartan, 3 for a Sword. Go to the center immediately. No need to attack your enemy immediately. Buy Tower Spawn as soon as possible.

DragonFrost
12-20-2012, 04:45 PM
I could defeat your strategy easily. Harass miners? What about Miner Wall and Castle Archers? It takes 7 seconds for a Castle Archer to kill a Speartan, 3 for a Sword. Go to the center immediately. No need to attack your enemy immediately. Buy Tower Spawn as soon as possible.

DO NOT buy tower spawn asap. First, build up your army and economy a bit. I mean, what happens if you start to research tower spawn, but then the opponents (who has stronger units because while you bought tower spawn, they bought units) overrun you, so tower spawn is useless unless you can overrun them.

KrayZStick
12-20-2012, 04:49 PM
Well yea, but by the time they have a spearton, I'd have about 6 swords. You don't need to attack with swords, they are just for conquering the middle tower. The spirit is usefull for harrassing, and by the time i get the spirit giant, i'd have 4 other giants to help it.

DragonFrost
12-20-2012, 05:25 PM
ok good, cuz i thought you meant: say you won a skirmish for the middle and had a sword left or something. then you get ghost asap (with only sword guarding)

KrayZStick
12-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Idk if the last comment posted or not but just in case.
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Juice Box
12-21-2012, 06:51 AM
I always use Shadowrath to assassinate. But my opponent often rages when I combine it with Tower Spawn. Ah, their sweet reactions!

KrayZStick
12-21-2012, 12:58 PM
That's nice...

Triss
12-28-2012, 11:34 AM
Ghost unit is for harassing/scouting enemy, NOT an assault unit.
Why people still attack with it?

KrayZStick
12-29-2012, 12:47 PM
This strategy is outdated, they have nerfed RAGE, & your right triss, it is used for harrassing & scouting. Although spirit giant is always nice to have around isn't it?

uberman
12-29-2012, 11:12 PM
I think the best use for the ghost ( including the small one) is to lead a charge for hit-and-run when the enemy has castle archers. He doesnt need to do much damage for me, he just soaks up the arrows for me. This is particularly important as chaos as we dont have any meric to quickly heal between waves of attacking. Using a giant as a tank is really bad because he takes SOOOOO long to regenerate, even if you send him to shambol across to garrison heal and wander back he's out of action (i.e. not involved in the hit-and-run) for so long its just silly, and if there is a counter attack your gonna be in trouble with so much of your invested resources out of the fight.

DragonFrost
12-30-2012, 09:02 AM
Yeah that's what I do. One strategy (very old, isn't very good against smarter players :)) I used to use was get middle. Get like 5 miners with hustle, all on gold. Mass archidons (first get ghost spearton, so get 200 mana sometime) and just attack behind the ghost spearton. The enemy gets owned (sometimes lol)

3FFA
12-30-2012, 09:18 AM
they had to be pretty bad for that to work o.O

DragonFrost
12-30-2012, 09:24 AM
Lol no. I have played many matches and used that against people with 1500s rating. At least 30 people have lost to it :)

3FFA
12-30-2012, 09:33 AM
1500? Personally I don't find the high 1400's that good and I doubt the 1500's is too much better. Also, 30? Really? =/

DragonFrost
12-30-2012, 09:45 AM
Yes, definitely AT LEAST 30. Lol i don't find them very good either (I'm almost 1800s I believe)

DarknessLight
01-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Win the early game, & you will win the late game.

There are a lot of ways to start, 3 miners, 2 miners 1 sword, 1 miner 2 swords, 1 sword 1 archer, 1 spearton, 3 swords. There are ways to counter them all. I've tried many strategies & none have a 100% way of winning, so best is to see what your enemy is doing & countering them.

If they are spamming miners, harrass them with swords & spears. If they spawn a castle archer, stop, & build up defenses around the center.
If they spam swords & archers, get a spearton.
If they spam speartons, get speartons, ninjas, or spam swordwraths + rage.
If they spam albatross, spam giants.
If they spam giants, spam more giants.

One strategy I find usefull when vs a player who's spamming giants is by putting some speartons with shield wall infront of my giants & merics. The merics are kind-off annoying because they keep moving foward when they heal if you don't hold position [H]. Protect your merics! put them behind your tanky units like giants & speartons.

Another strategy I find is undefeated [I haven't tried it much but I haven't lost yet] is by spawning 2 miners (u should have 4 miners, 3 should mine, 1 praying) & 1 sword. Send the sword to the center. If the enemy sends a sword fight it, and hopefully you'll win. If you see another coming, go back & defend. Your first 2 miners should be done mining and put some gold in you bank now. Buy 1 more miner and another sword. Put the miner to gold and the sword to defend. Keep doing this & you should have about 8 miners & somewhat 10-15 swords. Now upgrade Rage. Send out ONE sword to scout, keep it on the lower part of the screen so it doesn't show on the minimap.
A. If rage is ready & they don't seem to have many units defending. Press Attack. When your swords get close, use rage. They should kill the enemy quickly because of rage [ 4 swords can easily kill a spear with rage].
B. If they have lots of units, spam some archers to. By them time you have about 5-10, & you feel good, attack.
Alright you should have control of the center now. AFTER CONTROLLING THE CENTER, YOUR UNITS WILL PROBABLY STILL BE ON ATTACK MODE, SELECT THEM AND PRESS "H"!!!!!! Now hold the center with archers and swords while buying the spirit spearton & about 5 regular speartons(buy shield wall)[You should have about 10-15 miners by now so gold is not a problem, so soon you buy giants]. After this, buy giants. Make sure to upgrade them so they are larger and have more hp! Once again, scout. If they have a lot of castle archers & units, save up until you get about 4 giants & the spirit giant. Wait until your 4 giants are at the center, & when the spirit spawns, click ATTACK! If you still have archers and swords, they will start attacking. DO NOT USE YOUR SPEARTONS FOR ATTACKING, ONCE U GET THE SPEARTONS INFRONT OF THE GIANTS, PUT ON SHIELD WALL. Your giants should now be pounding the enemy while the enemy focuses on the speartons. You'll have 5 giants, & if they have 2 or 3, you should probably kill them without problem (except losing a giant). If there are any enemy units left, kill them & DESTROY THE STATUE!!!!

That's it, I hope you enjoyed this guide, & please post any comments if you feel that something should be changed in this post, Thank You!~

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And also, I must agree that this strategy works and I am happy to accommodate you. Also, I learned there's a control that can allows Magikill to turn your statue into a Giant.

DragonFrost
01-06-2013, 07:46 PM
:/ lies magikills can't make your statue into a giant...