Hello Castle Clashers, I want to give you a few pointers about the game now that I'm no longer competitive (I've quit). Here's the breakdown on resources for players of all experiences:
1) Might is Castle Clash's "level". You gain might by hiring heroes, upgrading troops, and mainly upgrading buildings. You do not want to rush Might, because the higher you are with Might, the tougher your enemies get when you raid and the amount of honor/resources decrease as your Might increases. I was rank 80 with 4000 Might and majority of people I could raid would give me only 3 honor, but I'd lose -50 honor if I fail. Players do log on in the middle of your battle, so losing 50 honor will happen.
2) Gem's main priority is to randomize 5 legendary heroes. Legendaries are your staple military force, when your hero is high leveled enough, you are able to 100% people using only heroes. The most important being the one-man-army: Druid. The druid alone can destroy 75% of the base and then bring in other heroes when its safe for exp and finishing with 100%. You can get 2000+ gems for free by downloading games and taking surveys. Just remember that when you go to Tapjoy, it leaves your base open for attacks (your base will only be attacked when the game is out of focus and becomes offline).
3) Honor Badges for leveling up your hero, nothing else. Do not use it to hire heroes because you will only get trash ordinary heroes that give 50exp when sacrificed, or green slimes. The best way to get honor is through the arena. You must be persistant and push your way to the top. I was around rank 30 trophies and got 500 honor/hour.
4) which leaves to the last resource, shards: only farm shards to buy and sacrifice the gelatinous (purple slime). 150 shards will give 3000 exp to your hero's skill, by far the best method to level up their skills. Shards are already really difficult to farm because of the rare droprate, making it unreasonable to farm for legendary heroes. One of the best ways to farm shards is through skull dungeons, especially the first skull stage you encounter in dungeon 2. All you need is druid & someway to take care of the assassin. I sacrifice a few archers to be used as cannon fodder while my druid wales on him.
If you don't have a druid, then you're going to have a really tough time against others who already have a druid. They are able to save up more resources, raid more often, and overall just grow a lot faster.
Tips on defense of your base: If you want to lose less resources when you've gone to bed, then make it easily 100%'d as possible.
"Wtf" you say?
I know, it sounds counterintuitive but when you make a base that people can easily 100%, one person will do that and you will lose your resources. However, your resources and your base will be untouched because the shield will be up for the next 9-10 hours.
On the other hand, when your defense is a lot tougher, you will lose more resources because your base is open for more attacks. Some players will pick on your resources and leave because he cant take down your entire town. Letting 5 others to pick on your resources because your shield doesnt activate for long or not at all when they dont raze your entire base.
Heroes are currently overpowered at the moment, so I would say 98% of population's defenses can be 100%'d by players with powerful heroes, so why bother trying to strengthen your defense when it will be torn down anyway? You can check out my abandoned base at DieHenroost.
Only until you have a solid team of high level legendaries with upgraded units is when you may be able to ward off raiders without them touching your resources.
But for the gems, i can't do any survey because i'm european..
So i don't have great heroes... I have an engineer, executioner, shaman, pain da and dryad...
And i used all my gems 5 times to get heroes ... I got many slimes..
Can you give me some tips? I can't go through dungeons ... i lose all my army and i just get around 35% of the dungeon (second dungeon, last stage)
I wouldn't trade gems for HB. For one thing, you can sometimes get legendary slimes (with random #s of stars I think) with gems. I got one recently that gave 6000 skill xp. Of course most of the time I get blues worth 200, but the occasional legendary slime makes up for it I think.
And of course I still want more legendary heroes (could even use dupes for tower garrisons), and gems are pretty much the only way to get them.