So What Is Raiding Exactly?
When you put your mouse cursor over another players castle you will see a bunch of different icons. The one that looks like a money bag is the icon you click when you want to Raid that particular person?s castle.
After clicking the Raid icon you will choose which units and how many of each unit you want to send to battle. Once you send your units you will see a timer letting you know how long it will take your forces to reach the enemy castle.
Note: The further away the other castle is, the longer the trip will be for your units. The same goes for the return trip of your forces.
Once your forces reach the enemy, they will engage in battle. If the total Offense of your force greatly exceeds the Defense of the enemy forces you will successfully Raid your opponent. Both sides will usually lose units if there is a substantial defending force.
You can store up to 10 total Raid attempts at any one time and you will receive a new Raid Attempt every 2.5 Hours.
What Is So Great About Raiding?
When you raid another player you can take as many resources as your army can carry (Total Carrying Capacity of attacking army) up to a maximum of 50% of that player?s total resources. You will also receive experience points (The more units you kill the more experience you will gain). The best targets are those without much of a Defensive army and a large amount of resources. High level inactive players tend to be the best targets as they have no Defense and a large amount of stored resources.
How Can I Raid Others Effectively and Efficiently?
I wasn?t very good at raiding when I first started playing and I lost a lot of units for no reason. Here are the 3 best steps to Raiding another player efficiently and effectively, with minimal unit losses.
Step #1. Spying ? Before any raid attempt you must first scout out your target. If you haven?t checked it out, I strongly suggest you read this Spying Guide first. Spying will save you time, resources and units. I guarantee it!
If you have a decent army size I would suggest Spying on players a little bit below your own Castle level. For example, if you?re level 20 try to Spy on Level 17-19 players. I?ll reiterate that inactive players are the best targets especially when they are around your target level (Usually the higher the level of the player, the more resources they will have stored).
Step #2. Choosing A Target- The perfect Raiding target is A. Close To Your Castle, B. Has No Defense, and C. Has A Lot Of Stored Resources. If you cannot find a perfect target, make sure the target at least has enough resources to even make the Raid worthwhile. Also note that the location may not matter if you won?t be playing or defending at that time.
Step #3. Sending Your Army- If your target has a lot of Defensive units it is usually better to find another target. However, if you must attack them, make sure to send a lot more of an Offensive force then they can defend against. If you do not send a strong enough army you will basically be wiped out.
Finally, make sure your attacking army has enough Carrying Capacity to take 50% of the enemy?s total stored resources. In the example on the right I saw that I needed at least 7,075 Carrying Capacity to take the maximum amount of resources. Unfortunately I only had a large enough army to carry 4,440 resources. I am currently building up my army so this will not happen anymore.
You should use this article as a guideline when Raiding other players, but definitely use your own judgement as well.? Make use of your ten Raid attempts each day to obtain extra resources for yourself.
As you continue building your army you will be able to Raid multiple players at once. The better you get at Raiding, the faster your castle will grow and the stronger you will become. Good Luck Raiding!