Getting your troops zeroed and commander captured can seriously hinder your game in Mobile Strike. We will go through some of the best ways to help you protect your troops in Mobile Strike. By taking steps with all of these methods, you are more likely to survive another day and become one of the bigger players in your State.
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1. Starting a Fake Rally
War Room and being in an alliance is needed for you to start a “Fake Rally” or “Ghost Rally”. You simply start a rally with a weak or inactive target. The target needs to either be in an alliance or level 15 headquarter. The key is to pick targets as far away from you as you can that are no longer active or without troops.
Set the rally timer to be 8 hours.
When the rally timer is over and you do not cancel it, the troops will march just like a normal march. However, you can still cancel the rally march with a troop recall..
Consider picking on bases opposite of you from the forest as shown in the resource map. The reason is that marches through forest take much longer.
This is the best option and free to hide your troops when your troop number is still small during early-mid stage of the game.
You can also consider taking fake marches however they are much less effective compared to war rallies.
To construct War Room for Fake Rally or Rally in general, you need to have Embassy as prerequisite as well as Tactical Manuals. You can find the details about War Room references. Higher War Room upgrades allow you to have higher rally capacity.
2. Joining an Alliance Rally
The second way to protect your troops is by joining an alliance rally and “donate” your troops. It should be noted that this method can only protect your troops donated and not commander, since you cannot contribute your commander to the rally.
Your troops are immediately returned to you when the alliance member cancel their rally. So you will need to communicate with your ally before banking on their fake rally’s protection.
3. Peace Shield
This is the key to protect your troops and commander from mid game to end game. Consider only using this option when you can no longer protect your troops using fake rally, or when your headquarter above level 15 where you need to protect your commander from being captured and killed.
You can buy peace shield from alliance store or using gold.
While being shielded, your troops that are gathering resources on a resource can still be attacked.
4. Reinforce Alliance Bases
If a member of your alliance have embassy, you will be able to send your troops to their base. This can be helpful when you send them to be protected by the biggest player of your alliance, or members that are peace shielding their own bases.
It should be noted that alliance bases will return all the reinforced troops if the shield has been reapplied or refreshed. So make sure to communicate with your alliance members regarding their own shielding schedule.
5. Occupy Empty Tile
This can be a useful way for you to hide your troops if your area is not under a microscope. However, you still run a risk of someone sniffing you own to wipe your tile out.
Consider “camping” near a mountain where the camp looks like the mountain tiles near by. This is a risky method where you bet that enemies are not actively looking at empty tiles to do their attacks.
6. Become Bigger and Much Bigger
The best way to lower your loss is by having millions of troops in your base. Whenever you have significantly higher number of defending troops than the incoming attack forces, your troops loss will be fairly limited. Since the incoming damage is “shared” by the overall numbers of your troops.
Sometimes if you know the incoming attack isn’t significantly more than you can handle. Simply recalling all of your troops to take the hit together as 1 point can lower your losses.
7. Build Hospitals
Hospitals is a great way for you to lower your losses. Your troops become “wounded” instead of confirmed deaths when your base is under attack. They are great buildings for your base especially at or near end game, where you have millions of troops and you can use hospitals to protect yourself against losses.
Hospitals can cure your troops much faster at lower resources and time, compared to building them from scratch via training. However, you much have high enough level hospitals to cover your troops.
8. Use Proper Boosts to Lower Your Casualty Loss
Lastly, you can build towards defensive boosts for your troops in Mobile Strike. These combat related boosts include Health and Defensive boosts, and later Attack Debuffs when it becomes available in the game. By boosting your troops ability to survive on their own, they will suffer less deaths during their attacks.
9. Use Black Market to Hide Your Commander
Black Market is the newest addition into the game in April 2016, you can camp your commander at defeated Black Market as a temporary way to hide your commander, and prevent it from being captured and executed. To take advantage of it, you will first need to break the defense of the Black Market and camp your commander on the tile.