Call of Dragons: Here's everything you need to know about this epic strategy MMO
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Call of Dragons is Farlight Games' gorgeous real-time strategy game that features deep kingdom-building elements and thrilling PvP battles. More than the resource gathering, troop recruitment, and Hero enhancement that fans of the genre have come to know and love, the game boasts majestic Behemoths players can tame to join them in battle, as well as a variety of battle modes that switch up the gameplay when it comes to action-packed combat - and here's everything you need to know about them!
Beware the BehemothsSending out troops you've painstakingly trained into battle is exhilarating enough, but when you've got the possibility of recruiting massive Behemoths over to your side looming over the horizon, the so-called call of dragons is simply too alluring to resist. Yes, players can tame fiery dragons and so much more - that is, if they've got what it takes to bring these massive beasts down!
In Call of Dragons, Behemoths roam wild and free across the fantastical land of Tamaris. These fearsome creatures not only possess powerful abilities that can prove useful when you're battling against Darklings or other would-be conquerors, but they also offer that shock value of seeing a gargantuan monster charging towards foes in the heat of combat. Of course, taming these Hydras, Thunder Rocs and other beasts requires plenty of strategy and effort - for instance, you'll need up to 40 Legions to raid a Behemoth Lair, so it's important to have a combination of DPS units, tanks and healers within your troops.
Tinkering with troop typesThis is where troop variation comes into play. Whether you're battling enemies or other players, you'll need the proper mix of troop types to emerge victorious. Magic, Cavalry, Marksman and Infantry units, for instance, each have their own strengths and weaknesses in combat, so you'll need to unleash your inner tactician to make the most of their abilities in the field. Flying units, for example, can soar over ravines to attack foes you otherwise wouldn't be able to damage due to the limits of the terrain.
Speaking of the landscape around you, paying attention to these can have huge payoffs in a pinch. Ravines you can fly over aside, rock formations can also provide natural barriers for your troops. You can, for instance, set up your ranged units on top of cliffs to attack foes away from their reach. Natural bottleneck passages can also provide a way for your tanks and melee heroes to bear the brunt of the enemy's onslaught while your mages and healers do what they do best from behind.
Packing a punch in PvPThis all lends to your effectiveness during intense PvP fights. While roaming the vast 3D map (with a whopping 3.88 million square kilometres), you can stumble into both PvE and PvP battles scattered throughout the diverse biomes and different terrain types. Legions milling about here and there can be attacked if you're eager to prove your dominance within your territory. Of course, that just means your own Legions are open to ambushes as well, so make sure you're not all bark and no bite!
The best way to prep your troops is to have a combination of troop types, Heroes and Artifacts that will maximise your battle prowess. If you have three Legions, for example, you can have three different Heroes leading the charge. Each Hero will have attributes you can check to see if you're using them right (e.g. Garrison, Tank, PvP, Support, Mobility, etc.). Having a tank with an army of axemen in front and a marksman hero with his own army of spearmen raining fire from behind can be pretty effective - even more so when you've got the right Artifact Skills equipped.
The Cloak of Stealth can keep your units hidden until you launch a surprise attack, and if you ever feel like you're in over your head - or if you see your foe charging up to attack you within a red cone of range - you can use your Boots of Swiftness to quickly manoeuvre away and live to fight another day.
All these are presented with gorgeous 3D artwork and animations, plus top-notch voice acting that adds to the game's overall charm. If you're eager to give it a go yourself, you can download Call of Dragons on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store, or head on over to the official website for more info.