How to Become Powerful Faster in Rise of Empires

Learn how to become a powerful ruler faster in the Rise of Empires with these 10 essential tips, and stand out among your rivals

How to become powerful faster in Rise of Empires
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As a beginner, it may look overwhelming to try and understand how to become powerful faster in the Rise of Empires game. With so many buildings and tech research options, it can be tough to decide where to focus your attention, and spending your resources on the wrong things can set you back significantly. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, you will be on your way to becoming a top player in no time! And no, spending money on the game is not required.

Why does fast progress matter in this game?

The main reason why you should focus on becoming powerful faster is that it allows you to keep up the pace with your Alliance members.

No doubt there are a lot of helpful and friendly people in your Alliance, but at the same time, there’s a huge competition as in every other multiplayer game, to be the best on the leaderboards. On top of that, there are many players that spend a lot of money on this game and if you don’t want to get left behind, you need to focus on progressing as quickly as possible.

How to Become Powerful Faster in Rise of Empires

  1. Upgrade the right buildings first
  2. Train your troops and keep them upgraded
  3. Research technologies that will benefit your town
  4. Level up the Red Dragon
  5. Gather resources to fuel your city's growth
  6. Create or join a good alliance
  7. Attack other players and pillage their resources
  8. Take part in every event you can
  9. Craft proper equipment for your legions
  10. Stay active in the game

1. Upgrade the right buildings first

The first thing you should focus on is upgrading the most important buildings in your town. Some of these buildings will not only increase your town’s overall power but will also help increase your resource production.

This includes your Town Hall, The Bar, The Institute, the resource production buildings (Farms, Lumber Yards, Quarries, Charcoal Factories, Iron Mines, Distilleries), Resource Storages, and military buildings related to your chosen type of units (I highly recommend Cavalry units in the beginning).


2. Train your troops and keep them upgraded

It’s obvious that the more troops you have, the more powerful you’ll be in Rise of Empires. But it’s not just about quantity, it’s also about quality. You need to make sure that your troops reach the highest tier possible and are well-equipped.

But there’s also a catch: the best time to train your troops is during the Hourly Challenge event, each Friday, which is the Train Unit day. Alternatively, you can also train troops each day, either during the Speed-up Training or Train Unit hour, but only if you think you have enough speed-ups left to open all or as many chests as possible on Friday.

To promote or enhance your existing troops (archers, footmen, or cavalry units), you can use the Military University building. However, promotion and enhancements require corresponding technologies to be researched in the Institute building.

To unlock higher-tier units, you need to upgrade the Barracks, Archery Range, or Stable building. As I mentioned before, in the early stages of your castle development, you may want to focus more on training cavalry units. Therefore you should focus first on upgrading the Stable building.


3. Research technologies that will benefit your town

To become stronger as fast as possible in the beginning, you should focus on researching economic and military technologies. Some of the most important technologies to research first as much as possible in the early stages of your Castle, are Town Development, Class Legion Research, Basic Combat, Rapid Production, Zone Commemoration, and Cavalry Training. But the more you advance, the more you will want to focus on researching military technologies to make your troops stronger.


4. Level up the Red Dragon

The Red Dragon in Rise of Empires can be a great asset to your town, as it will boost your resource production and decrease the building construction time. On top of that, now it can also be used in battle to help you defeat your enemies.

The more you level up the Red Dragon, the more benefits you’ll get. However, the most difficult to upgrade is his Combat Talents as you need to use a significant amount of Blaze Stones. But the rewards are definitely worth it as a fully upgraded Red Dragon can provide great bonuses. So the sooner you start upgrading your Red Dragon, the better!


5. Gather resources to fuel your city’s growth

You should constantly send your cavalry legions (highest carrying capacity and marching speed) out to gather resources from the resource tiles on the map. The more resources you have, the faster your city will develop.

You should aim for the higher-level mines (8 or 9) whenever you can, as they provide more resources per hour. Taking part in events is also important, but remember to spare some stamina for your troops to send them for gathering overnight.


6. Create or join a good alliance

Alliances are important in Rise of Empires, as they provide many benefits such as shared resource gathering, help during events and wars, and a sense of community. If you think you’ll have enough dedication and patience to start your own Alliance, then go for it! But if you’re not sure, then try joining a strong, active Alliance.

Creating your own Alliance is not an easy task and while you’ll be struggling to increase your Alliance power rank, your Alliance will be the target of other, more powerful Alliances. But once you’ll be ranking among the top 10 or 20 (each state has its own agreements) most powerful Alliances, you’ll reap the rewards and the Alliance leadership will become much easier.


7. Attack other players and pillage their resources

Attacking other castles, from your own state or other states, is a good way to get more gold and resources. But it is also a good way to get your troops killed, so make sure you are strong enough before attacking anyone. You should also make sure that the castle you want to attack is either:

  • Not yet joined an Alliance within your state
  • The Alliance that he’s in is not ranking in the NAP10 (no attacks permitted between the first 10 most powerful Alliances) or NAP20 (depending on your state agreement, can be NAP10 or NAP20).
  • From another state during the Clash of Provinces (you don’t need to worry about their NAP agreement).

8. Take part in every event you can

Events are a great way to get rewards, such as resources, experience, gold, and other essential items such as speed-ups or Orichalcum, the item required to upgrade your Castle and other buildings up to level 30 in the Castle Era, the latest Rise of Empires expansion.

You can access all the available events from the events page. To do that, while in your town, click the events icon visible on the right side of your screen. From there you can choose events like Reign of Chaos, Clash of Province, Alliance Cup, Hourly Challenge, Die! Savages!, Battle for the Throne, or Faction Invasion.


9. Craft proper equipment for your legions

The quality of each set you craft in the Blacksmith building is organized in 6 colors: gray, green, blue, purple, orange, and yellow. The yellow is the best quality gear you can get in the game but is also the most difficult and expensive to craft. A full set consists of 6 parts, helmet, breastplate, boots, belt, and cape, and each piece of the set requires unique materials in order to craft them.

If you’re mostly focused on cavalry units, the Steel Cavalry set should be your priority.


10. Stay active in the game

If you’re looking to progress quickly in the game, you need to be active and participate in all of the available game content. That means you should constantly attack other players, gather resources, complete quests, and participate in events.

The more active you are, the faster you will progress. And the harsh truth is that weak Castles or players that are not able to keep up with the rest of the Alliance members or go inactive, very often get kicked out or forced to move to a farm alliance, which is not fun.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best type of units for beginners in Rise of Empires?

The best type of units for beginners in Rise of Empires, is Cavalry. They have the fastest marching speed and the most extensive resource-carrying capacity.

Which units are the best damage dealers in Rise of Empires?

The Archers are the best damage dealers in Rise of Empires. However, their high damage comes at a cost of slow marching speed.

Which units are best for gathering resources in Rise of Empires?

The best units for gathering resources in Rise of Empires are the Cavalry units because they have the most extensive resource-carrying capacity.

How can I increase my legion damage for PVP in Rise of Empires?

To increase your legion damage for PVP events you should focus on researching military technologies that increase your troop's damage and the Zone Conflict technology. You should also try to upgrade as high as possible the troops-related buildings, which will unlock new tier units.

What is best troop in Rise of Empires?

Overall the best troop in Rise of Empires is the Cavalry. They are the fastest and can carry the largest amount of resources from successful enemy attacks and resource gathering.

Final thoughts

This concludes our guide on what to focus on when starting the Rise of Empires game to become powerful faster. Remember to be patient, as Rome wasn’t built in a day. Want to spend some money on the game to progress faster?

I personally think that spending money is like using cheat codes in a PC game. Yes, it will make you progress faster, but the game won’t be as fun. But if you still want to spend money on the game, check out our top recommended premium packs!

I hope this guide was helpful and that you’ll now have a better idea of what you need to do in order to progress quickly. Good luck!

Cosmin
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