Brutal Age: Horde Invasion’s gameplay is very similar to Mobile Strike. You spend the first few days building, upgrading and strengthening your base before you start invading other players. At first, you will have to follow the game’s building/upgrade suggestions if you want to amass lots of resources. After every successful construction or upgrade, you will receive rewards like food, wood and XP. Once you are confident and know how to play, you can ignore suggestions and start exploring your base, your buildings and the battle map.
The game is set in prehistoric times, so there will be lots of hunting, gathering, battles and clannish behavior. You can join clans, complete clan quests for rewards and invade player outposts for loot. The game starts slow, but soon you will find everything from base building to battle very engaging and addictive. And if you are still confused and want to know what is horde, how to teleport and what are upgrade benefits of each building, just bookmark this Brutal Age: Horde Invasion guide:
1. Choose Your Horde Wisely
Joining a horde bestows certain perks that will help you in battle, base-building and research. Select your horde wisely as you may have to wait for fourteen days (from the date of joining a horde) if you want to change and switch to a new one. After 14 days, you can tap your portrait at the upper left corner of the screen and tap “Horde” to change it. Check out what benefits you will receive for joining a horde:
Amity (Purple): Believes in friendship. Perks offered:
- Increases your clan’s help effect by 30 percent. You will have to join a clan to enable this perk.
- Trading tax will be reduced by 30 percent.
Harmony (Green): As the name suggests, this horde believes in peace and harmony. Perks:
- Lets you collect resources frequently.
- Decrease in construction time by 5 percent.
Erudite (Blue): Believes in knowledge. Perks:
- Decreases research time by 5 percent
- Decreases healing cost by 20 percent
Authority (Red): Believes in total control. Perks:
- Training cost reduced by 8 percent
- Reduce your target enemy’s defense by 5 percent.
2. Types of Buildings and Upgrade Benefits
War Camp: Building the War camp will let you train various types of ready-for-battle men and women. Upgrading the War Camp will increase the speed of training your troops. At level 1, it’s only 1 percent but as you level up, the speed boost will increase by 1 percent. At level 6, you will get a +2% speed boost (7 percent) and at level 7 you will get a +9% speed boost.
War Hut: Building and upgrading war huts increases warrior training capacity. The capacity starts with +10 at level 1 and then increases by +5 per level until level 7. When you level-up a war hut, the number of troops you train increases at the War Camp.
Healing Spring: Constructing and upgrading this building will heal your wounded troops. With every upgrade, the speed at which troops heal will increase. At level 1 it’s 1% and thereafter it will increase by +1. So at level 2 it will be 2%, at 3 it will be 3% and so on. At level 6 and 7 you will get +2 percent boost.
Healing Well: Building the Healing Well will increase the number of troops healed by the Healing Spring and upgrading the healing well will increase wounded troop capacity.
Warehouse: Warehouse lets you store and protect resources from invaders. Upgrading it will increase resource protection amount. At level 1, 100000 resources can be protected and thereafter it will be increased by 50000 with every upgrade.
3. Upgrade Outpost Portal to Expand Your Base
Building more outposts will let you expand your base. Outpost Portal can fulfill your base expansion dreams. You will have to upgrade this structure at level 4 if you want to build another outpost on unoccupied land. Once you have upgraded it to level 4, tap the world map icon at the bottom left corner of the screen, find a suitable piece of land (should be unoccupied) and press the “Build” button. A new screen will be shown.
Make sure you have enough food and wood to build a new outpost. Once you build a second outpost, you will get +200 Power, +500 EXP and +9 territory bonus. Try to build the second outpost closer to your first to expand your base.
If you want a stronger outpost, then research Outpost tier 2/3/4/5 at the Temple of Wisdom. Tap this structure and then tap the “Outpost” icon. You will have to fulfill certain research requirements before you can research stronger outposts. For example: To research tier 2 outpost, you will need to research “Outpost Durability” first.
Another benefit of upgrading the Outpost portal is that it increases your troop march capacity, so the next time you invade other player’s outpost, you can take more troops with you.
4. The Watchtower Will Alert You of Incoming Enemies. Upgrade It
Upgrading the watchtower to level 3 will help you know the estimated arrival time of enemy troops. At level 1, you will only get the name and clan of the opponent. At level 6, you will get complete info about the total number of troops of the march. Once you have upgraded to level 3 or 6, Tap the watchtower and then tap the blue “Military Info” button to get alerts of incoming marches, if any.
5. Advantages of Joining a Clan
When you join a clan, you not only join an active group that helps you construct buildings faster, but also get access to a special clan store that lets you buy items like advanced teleport, gathering boosts, peace shields, defense boost, and speed ups.
To join a clan, tap your horde flag at the lower-right corner of the screen. You will see a list of clans. Try to join a clan that’s open for all. Tap the “Green Join” button to get instant access.
You can seek “Help” for those structures that take more than 5 minutes to complete. A handshake icon will appear over a structure that’s being upgraded. Tap that icon. The same handshake icon will then appear on other clan members’ screen and they will have to tap that icon to help you. Once you receive help, your upgrade time will be decreased to a certain extent. Before joining a “free for all clan”, make sure it has plenty of members as you may need quick help to reduce upgrade/build time of structures. Chances of getting instant help are more if a clan has lots of members.
You can increase the amount of help received from clan members by upgrading your Stronghold. At level 1, you can only receive help from one clan member, but as you progress the help count increases by 1. So at level 2, two clan members will be able to help you and so on. The more clan help you receive, the faster will be your building/upgrade time.
Note: You cannot receive clan help for researching technologies at the Temple of Wisdom and training troops at the War Camp.
Clans that let you “Apply” to join are a bit choosy and so your recruitment depends on your power, current level and other stats. You can also build your own clan by tapping the big “Create” button.
You can quit a clan by tapping its icon, which is located at the lower-right corner of the screen. Once you see your clan’s screen, tap the “Manage” button and then press “Quit Clan”. Do note that you won’t get any clan benefits. However, you get to keep the clan coins you have earned so far.
6. How to Earn Clan Coins
Clan coins can be used to earn items such as speedups, teleports, name and avatar changes, gathering and attack boosts, peace shields etc.
To get clan coins, keep helping your clan members. You will find the help button (handshake icon) appear at the lower-right corner of the screen. When you spot one, tap it to help all members at once. You will receive clan coins based on the number of members you have helped. The total number of coins you receive can be seen at the “Clan Store” (tap your clan icon at the lower right corner of the screen to access clan store).
Completing clan quests is another way to earn coins. Tap the Workshop building and then tap “Clan Quest”. Press the start button to begin a quest. It may several minutes to complete one, so have patience or use speed boost items to decrease the time taken to complete one. Once completed, you will receive EXP, resources and clan coins.
7. Increase March Speed and Send Your Troops to Two/Three Different Places At Once
When you send your troops to attack an outpost, you can see the time taken for your troops to march from your outpost to enemy outpost. Now the march time taken for moving from one outpost to the other is usually less if the enemy outpost is near yours. However, in case you want to attack an outpost that’s quite far away from your territory, you will have to wait for minutes, even hours if its located very far. In such situations, you can use a march speedup item, but that will cost gems.
The best way is to spend talent points on “March Speed”, which can be found under the “Growth” tab. To get access to Talents, you will have to tap your profile, which is located at the upper right corner of the screen.
Another way to boost march speed is to research the “Attacking March Speed” technology at the Temple of Wisdom building. Tap this structure, and then tap “Research”. Now press the “Outpost” button and you will find march speed section under “Outpost III”. To unlock Outpost III, Your Temple of Wisdom should be at level 12 and you will have to research healing speed level 3, territory gathering bonus level 3 and hospital capacity level 3.
To send your Troops to two different outposts at once, you will have to lift the March Queue limit. The limit can be raised by upgrading the stronghold to level 2. Once you reach this level, you can send troops to two different places simultaneously. At stronghold level 7, you can raise the march queue limit to 3.
8. How to Teleport your Outpost to a Friendly or Desired Location
To teleport your outpost, you will need teleport items that can either be purchased with gems and clan coins or can be received for free. You might receive a teleport item after leveling up. Usually, players get two teleport items – Random Teleport and Friendly teleport. Random teleport will teleport your outpost to a random location. Friendly teleport will move your outpost only within friendly territory.
To use friendly teleport, you will first have to locate an outpost that belongs to the same horde. You can easily identify such outposts by their border color. So if your horde color is yellow, then search for outposts that have a yellow border around them. Now tap inside the friendly territory and press the “teleport” button. Next, press the “Use” button beside “Friendly Teleport”.
But if you want to teleport your outpost to a desired location, use “Advanced Teleport”, which can be bought by paying gems or can be received as a reward. I got this teleport item for free after reaching player level 8. To use Advanced Teleport, go to map and tap on the desired location. Now press the “Teleport” button and use this item.
9. Keep and Eye on Events and Perform Tasks Based on Event Rules
Tap the big birdie balloon to access events. Next, tap the ongoing event to know its rules. You will earn points by following certain event rules. And the more you score, the faster you will reach the reward target.
For example: In Power Up event, you will have to follow rules like recruit, research and build to earn power.
You will get +10 for every 1 power you get and -10 for losing one power. You lose power in case an enemy invades your outpost and wins. You also lose power when you attack an enemy outpost and lose.
Events also provide bonuses. The Power Up event, for example, provides 20 percent more EXP from hunting. So you will get extra EXP until the event is live.
10. After Invading Enemy Outpost, You May or May Not Get Loot
You may receive loot (food, wood etc.) by attacking an enemy outpost. However, sometimes, your troops will return empty-handed or may bring back very less resources. This is because the target enemy has protected his resources by building and upgrading warehouse. If the resource protection amount is more than the total resources amount produced by your enemy, then your troops will get 0 loot. However, your enemy will lose some power if he fails to defend his base.
Additional Tips and Hints
Tap the squirrel to get a reward. Rewards are usually wood and food, but there are chances of getting useful items such as speed bonuses, gathering boosts etc.
Don’t forget to tap “Burning Fire” to get an additional perk. You may get troop attack boost or gathering boost. Just make sure you tap this structure when the icon appears. The perk lasts for 8-9 hours.
Research new technologies at the Temple of Wisdom. There are 3 main research subjects: Development, Battle and Outpost. Under Development, you can research technologies related to resource production, construction speed, meat gathering, mana production and gathering, extra marching slot, ivory gathering and production etc. Under Battle, you can research battle-related technologies, such as scouting, training speed, new and improved troops, increased troop defense, troop attack and special troops like Dragonmaster, Valkyrie and Marauder.
Under Outpost, you can research technologies such as outpost durability, territory gathering bonus, healing speed, hospital capacity, clan-gathering-attacking march speed, advanced outpost and finally additional outpost.