Domination Strategy Edit
How to get 100% in 5 turns HERE.
Popular strategies Edit
Xin-Xi Isolation Edit
This strategy is focused around the idea of isolation from other tribes. The strategy uses the Xin-Xi (Also the Vengir and Ai-Mo) because they tend to have lots of mountains that surround their starting territory. Basically, hide behind the mountains and build up your economy and military. Make sure you don't go into complete hiding though. The conquest of independent cities is important for your economy.
The Imperius Naval strategy was released on December 16th, 2016. The strategy can be found HERE.
The Imperius Naval Strategy is based on two techs.... Shields and Navigation. Make navigation your priority because it has become general knowledge that the winning tribe is usually the tribe that gets to the ocean the fastest. In addition to navigation, go for the shields tech because it costs just 6 stars from the start and defenders have a great health level of 15. After having these two techs, start to search throughout the world. If you find a village, settle on it. If you meet an enemy (not an ally), make sure to surround their land as much as possible with defender ships. If the tribe is on another strip of land and you conquer one of their cities, it delivers great momentum. So it is very important to go after their cities not only fiercely, but with thought.
The Bardur Superweapon Edit
The Bardur Superweapon strategy was released on January 2nd, 2016. The strategy can be found HERE
This Bardur strategy brings the use of catapults to a new level. First, focus on economy and complete the forestry tech 'branch'. Hah! Forestry? Branch? (sorry but I had to) Anyway, once you get the Mathematics tech, start to make a lot of catapults. Also, build a wall of units so that the catapults are not exposed to any non-aerial damage. After this your catapults can pretty much destroy any army in a matter of turns. Use your first layer units to advance you army and seize other cities. Be sure to watch out for knights, though, as they can easily one-hit your warriors and destroy your catapults.
NOTE: This strategy may not be as effective, as catapults have been nerfed in the latest update and knights can kill all your catapults in one turn with their new skill, Persist.
Hoodrick Clouded Arrow Edit
The "Clouded Arrow Strategy" involves pouring all of your resources into fishing, then sailing, and finally navigation. You scout out the coast of the map and identify the location of enemy cities. Next, you send a single horse to explore the area to remove the clouds, the goal of the strategy is to use the arrows on the boats to kill enemies without them seeing you. To finish them off just walk a unit into the city after clearing out the army.
Vengir Rush Edit
It is possible to get a 100% rating almost every time by using the Vengir. Their starting tech is Smithery, which gives increased health, attack, and defence. Play a domination match with 1 opponent. Just start spamming as many Swords as you can, and your weaker opponents will not be able to fight back effectively. Most of the time, unless you spawn on an island, you can win the game with 0 deaths and in under 6 turns.
Similar to the Imperius naval strategy, this involves getting Sailing first thing. However, Kickoo almost always spawns in a "marshy" area with lots of shallow water, allowing for easy exploration and capturing of villages. This allows you to build a large early-game empire. Don't worry about techs, because warriors on boats are just as good explorers as anything else on boats. If you encounter any enemies, though, best upgrade to defenders on boats for extra health. If you can, use Knights or Swordsmen on boats, for they can transform into a formidable land army if need be.
Zebasi Empire Strategy EditAs explained in the video, the point of this strategy is to build a massive economic power by leveling up your cities through farms. This allows you to field a massive army later game. One interesting quirk that PolytopiaGaming pointed out is that the AI will be hesitant to attack such a huge economic powerhouse, at least for the early game, allowing you to advance your infrastructure uninterrupted.
Ai-Mo Enlightenment Edit
Did you know there is a way to win in Domination without attacking? Well, maybe not totally, but you can get pretty darn close. The Ai-Mo start with Meditation, meaning they can get Philosophy immediately as their first tech. After this, you can use Mind Benders to 'peacefully' convert units to your side, and the Literacy Bonus can let you advance your military quicker than everyone else!
For more strategies Edit
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