It’s time to put on your strategy hat and get some buildings conquered! Necronator 2 puts you in control of micro-managing an army out to defeat the enemy and take control of buildings along the way. The more towers you own, the more food you can feed your troops and gold you’ll generate, allowing you to host a bigger army that will be an unstoppable force sweeping across the world! Our Necronator 2 strategy guide will give you some tips and tricks to get yourself started on the path to victory!
At the start of Necronator 2, you get to choose between several races, each with its own style of units, own story, and own campaign to complete. While they may differ on the surface, all races function in a similar way, no matter who you choose, the tactics below will help you get ahead.
Campaigns take place across a map divided into a number of siege levels. You start by summoning a few troops from your castle, sending out a good attack wave to deal with the armies your opponent sends out. Each summon costs gold, and you get more gold by defeating enemies. Units also need a certain amount of food, functioning as a population cap for your army. Keep a steady stream of units coming out of your castle so you can fight off the enemy and capture more buildings, each of which adds to your gold and food scores. The more land you control, the bigger your army can grow!
After your inevitable victory, head back to the management screens to upgrade spells, learn new skills, hire new troops, and manage your army. There are also tons of trophies and achievements to unlock, presented on the scroll you are shown before each level begins.
Necronator 2 – Troop Basics
Managing your troops is the central focus of Necronator 2, and if you attack it haphazardly, you’ll end up on the receiving end of some embarrassing defeats. Each unit has strengths and weaknesses, just like any strategy-oriented game, and you can choose half a dozen different types to bring into battle. Don’t just go for the “strongest”, though, as that will often leave you defenseless while you wait for an influx of gold!
Health – How much damage the unit can absorb. As a rule, melee fighters have more health than ranged warriors like archers and riflemen. Special units have loads of hit points!
Armor – Overall defense of each unit. Just like health, slower melee units tend to have a higher armor rating.
Food – How much food the unit consumes. This value doesn’t change much between units, but special warriors like Robin Hood and Thor need to eat more than your basic archer or knight.
Damage – Aah, there’s the attack rating! Depending on the unit’s cost, attack will go up or down. Melee warriors usually have higher damage scores, but ranged attackers don’t fall far behind.
Movement Speed – How fast can your armies move? This score, similar to the food stat, doesn’t change too much between troops, but special warriors have a markedly higher speed stat than the others.
Gold – Hiring troops isn’t free, and this number shows you how much gold you’ll pay for summoning a particular unit.
Range – Close combat fighters will have a low range score, and depending on their weapon of choice, long range fighters may have a very high score. The bigger the number, the farther away this unit can stand when attacking!
Unit Cooldown – Hiring an army takes time, and the bigger this number is, the longer you’ll have to wait until summoning the next batch.
Hero – Some units have special abilities. Mouse over this stat to see what the troop can do!
Necronator 2 Spells & Upgrades
Besides managing your troops, Necronator 2 also puts you in charge of buying and upgrading spells as well as unlocking abilities from a well-stocked skill tree.
Ten spells are at your disposal, each with a unique affect on the battlefield. You can carry as many as six into combat, and each costs a certain amount of gold to use. In addition, spells have a long cooldown time, so you can’t simply spam them and call it a day.
Spells are best used as a last resort measure. Carry at least one healing spell to give your troops or your castle a boost, and the rest can be destructive in nature. Some spells have unique abilities like slowing the enemy down or increasing your attack. Use them just before engaging a big group of enemies for maximum effect.
You can also level up individual spells at the cost of a few shields. Focus on one or two of your favorites if you need the extra boost.
Ready to deal with over 30 upgrades? Necronator 2 has plenty of options when it comes to customizing your armies. Upgrades are divided into three broad categories: basic training, which upgrades attack and defense in various ways, prosperous which supplies you with additional food and gold, and fortress, which upgrades your castle so it can fend for itself.
In general, it’s a good idea to explore a few upgrades across the skill trees. Early on, drop most of your points into basic training, then move to prosperity to allow your army to grow. Then, once you’re strong enough, upgrade your castle just in case you get overwhelmed.
Necronator 2 Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
- Mix melee fighters with long ranged troops to keep a constant pressure on your enemy. Always summon close-range fighters first so they can protect the weaker long range units.
- Gathering gold is of supreme importance. Keep your mouse moving around the screen and watch all parts of the map where combat is taking place to make sure you pick up every coin.
- While you can manually control where your troops go and what they do, often the auto move feature works well enough. If the map is open, take the helm and move troops on your own, otherwise, let them roam free.
- Attacking buildings is vitally important to your long-term strategy. Send groups of troops out to occupy any enemy armies nearby, then sneak another legion in to gain control of a building.
- Spells are often useful, but they’re not nearly as important as buying new troops and investing in upgrades. Spend your shields elsewhere unless you’ve got the currency to spare.
- Level your units as soon as you can, it helps enormously in the long run.
- If Necronator 2 really catches your fancy, the premium content is highly recommended. It adds more units, more spells, more upgrades, and more content to work through, and it’s all quite good!