Introduction – Evony Beginner Guide for a New Account
This Evony Beginner Guide does NOT tell you exactly how to do certain things in the game, but instead how to progress your entire account.
This is NOT one of those guides, it's a Beginner Guide, more of an outline or a list of goals to focus on. I see many newer players that have the basic "Ins and Outs" of the game figured out, but they have no direction and aren't exactly sure what to work on first… So I've taken the liberty of coming up with the most important things to work on first so that your Beginner Evony Account becomes as strong as possible in the least amount of time, making you a valuable asset to your alliance.
- Basic City Development
- Begin Farming Level 1-5 Valleys
- Begin Farming Level 1-3 NPCs
- Establish City Defense Troops
- Begin Farming Level 4-5 NPCs
- Begin Farming Level 8-10 Valleys
- Finish City Development
- Begin Farming Level 10 NPCs
- Increase Your City Troops
Basic City Development
Your main focus should be getting your Academy and Feasting Hall to level 9, and Rally Spot up to 10 – nothing else should matter. Your Academy to level 9 gets you the ability to fully research Metal Casting, Archery, Horseback Riding, and Military Tradition all to 9 AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Once you have about level 8 Archery and level 7 Horseback Riding you can start farming level 5 NPCs with Ballistas and Transporters.
NOTE: You will want to take note of the Wall and start building fortifications – to start out aim for 1k Traps, 1k Abatis, 3k Archer Towers, 100 Logs, and 120 Trebuchets.
Begin Farming Level 1-5 Valleys
Depending on your Research levels you can start attacking Level 1-5 Valleys with Archers to gain resources.If you are unsure what to send, try asking your fellow alliance members for help figuring out what to attack with. I recommend only attacking Hills and Forests, since wood and iron are worth the most, if you need food or stone just sell a little but it of Wood or Iron and buy some.
Remember, in order to get resources from a Valley, you MUST NOT conquer the Valley when you attack it – so make sure your city's Valley slots are full before you farm Valleys.
NOTE: You should have a hero who's attack was at LEAST 69 when he/she was level 1 (which is called "Base Attack of 69") by now, and you should be using that hero to do ALL of your attacking in order to level him/her up faster. Using multiple attacking heroes forces the experience rewarded to be shared between them, thus leveling your hero up slower…. and having a hero with the Highest Attack Possible is Key to success in Evony. Having a good base Politics Hero in each town to be Mayor is also crucial.
IMPORTANT: You will also be needing lower level Medals to promote your rank and get more cities soon – attacking Valleys is the ONLY way to get those medals other than the WOF or using cents to buy medal boxes. (Which is lame.. don't waste cents on medal boxes, only use cents for Excalibur!)
Begin Farming Level 1-3 NPCs
Just like with the valleys, depending on your Research levels you can start attacking low level NPCs with Archers and Warriors to get resources. Like before, your alliance members should be able to help you figure out what to attack with based on your Research levels.
Establish City Defense Troops
Now that you are farming Valleys and NPCs, you should have a steady income of resources, so it's time to start building them troops up. First thing you should build is Scouts, at least 200k. Then you should move on to getting the rest of your troops up to a good amount that will be able to defend until your alliance members can Reinforce you.
These are the Minimum City Defense Troops that I recommend you work towards:
200k Archers, 200k Workers, 200k Warriors, 200k Scouts, 15k Swordman, 30k Pikeman, 10k Cavalry, 5k Cataphract, 6k Transporter, 15k Ballista, 3k Rams, 1k Catapults
Begin Farming Level 4-5 NPCs
By now your main Research levels should all be at 9 or 10, so you can start farming level 4 NPCs with 250 ballistas and 200 Transporters, level 5 NPCs with 450 Ballistas and 400 Transporters.
Begin Farming Level 8-10 Valleys
A level 10 Forest with 40k warriors defending will give over 1.5 Million Wood if attacked successfully, not to mention 150k experience for your hero.
IMPORTANT: Farming level 8-10 Valleys is the only way to get Justice and Nation medals to get past Duke, Furstin, and Prinzessin.
Finish City Development
By now, your city should be nearing it's completion, or is it?? Take a look at my post on Building The Perfect Evony City at http://www.evonyhookups.info/guides/20/building-perfect-evony-city
NOTE: By now you should have 9k Traps, 9k Abatis, 9k Archer Towers, 100 Logs, and 120 Trebuchet. I have found that this superior set of evenly rounded wall fortifications defends the best against ALL types of attacks. You may also like the famed 100 Traps, 100 Abs, 10 Logs, 1k Trebs, rest on ATs… you will have to experiment and see what's best for how you play. (or don't play.. ;P)
Begin Farming Level 10 NPCs
If you've been doing everything else above, your city troops and hero Attack level should be getting close to the point of starting to farm level 10 NPCs. You will need a hero who's attack is at least 150, 90k Archers, and 15k Ballistas.
Here's a post with Layers to Farm Level 10 NPCs with: http://www.evonyhookups.info/guides/292/level-10-npc-farming-layer-170-attack-heroes
Double your City Defense Troops
Once you have gotten your city troop minimums up and you are steadily farming NPCs and Valleys you need to increase your troops to:
400k Archers, 200k Workers, 300k Warriors, 2m Scouts, 60k Swordman, 120k Pikeman, 20k Cavalry, 10k Cataphract, 24k Transporter, 60k Ballista, 15k Rams, 30k Catapults
Once you've increased the amount of troops in your city, enough to be able split the numbers, it's time to expand. Conquer a flat and build another city, or conquer an NPC city to make your own, or even have your alliance members help you conquer a hostile alliance member's city.
Once you have another city under your control, send half of the troops in your first city to the new city and start your goals all over!
Well there you have it folks, the guidelines I myself play by. I would also like to note that the Minimum City Defense Troop numbers are JUST a guideline – if you can safely and comfortably hold more Ballista,Catapults, Archers and Scouts, BY ALL MEANS PLEASE DO SO.
I hope this has helped some of you and given you more direction with something to work for. Remember, if you need help, don't hesitate to ask the stronger players in your alliance for help! Something that may seem like a big favor to you may not be a very big request to a stronger player, so just ask!