Evony: The King’s Return Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Tricks & Strategies to Expand Your Empire - Level Winner (2023)

Evony: The King’s Return, formerly known as Civony, is a game that migrated from its original Flash incarnation to a mobile-friendly engine. Available on both Google Play Store and the App Store, this game challenges players to stake their claim in the world of Evony and rise up to become ruler of the City of Throne.

As a new ruler, you’ll need to establish your capital, raise an army, find and train capable generals, forge strong alliances, and so much more. Then and only then will you be ready to ride forth to conquer and defeat other aspiring emperors and reach your rightful place as the supreme monarch of Evony!

There’s a lot to do in Evony: The King’s Return. Unfortunately the game doesn’t do very well in teaching new rulers the ropes, so that’s what this guide is for. We’ll teach you the basics in managing your empire and commanding your armies, so that you’ll be prepared for when you face the world!

So let’s get started with this Evony: The King’s Return beginner’s guide, as we share with you a number of tips, tricks and strategies to expand your empire!

Use Your Beginner’s Protection Well

Evony: The King’s Return is a PVP-centric game. After all, there can only be one master of the world. This means that you will have to be prepared in both attack and defense. This is where the game’s Beginner Protection comes into play.

Called a bubble by long-time players, this Beginner’s Protection is a tool to help new players find their footing. While it’s s active, you can neither attack nor be attacked by other players. You can’t scout their cities or be scouted either. On the other hand, you lose this protection if you upgrade your Keep to level 11.

This first week of relative peace is vital to your success in Evony: The King’s Return. Use this time to build a solid foundation for your further conquests. Upgrade your buildings and train as many men as you can. Acquire generals and outfit them with the best equipment you can find. Muster your armies and fight monsters in the open world.

When you open the world map for the first time, you’ll notice that your capital is surrounded by a dome of blue energy. That’s a visual representation of Beginner’s Protection. You’ll also notice the many monarchs around you with the same dome as well. Be mindful of when your protection expires, or seize the initiative and strike first!

If you’ve broken your Beginner’s Protection or are at a higher level, you can use Truce Agreements to gain a temporary shield. This shield has the same effects as Beginner’s Protection.

Build Your Infrastructure

Your empire revolves around your capital city. It’s here that you can build buildings, issue orders, solve puzzles, and much more. Below is a list of the basic buildings you’ll need to be build and utilize all throughout your Evony journey.

The Keep

The Keep is the seat of your power and prestige. This palatial central building unlocks new technology levels in the form of building upgrades as it ranks up. Leveling up your Keep takes considerably more time than other buildings. It’s also where you can Levygold for free a certain number of times, or get more by paying gems.

Military Buildings

Military buildings are among the first you can build. These are the Barracks, Archer Camp, Stables, and Workshop. Units are trained from these buildings. You can only have one each of these vital buildings in your capital. It’s important to note that you have to tap the bubble that appears on top of these buildings once training time is over to add units to your army.

The Innis built by default. At the Inn, wandering generals looking for a new liege to serve will pop in from time to time, and can be hired for hefty sums of gold. Fallen generals can be revived here as well – it will cost time though.

The Rally Spot determines how many units you can send per march. This means that the more you upgrade it, the bigger your fielded armies can be. The Rally Spot also allows you to assign March Presets which are tied to your VIP level. March Presets are preset army compositions that you can save so you don’t have to manually assign units every time you want to deploy somewhere.

Located far from your Keep, the Watchtower serves as a recon and intelligence building. An upgraded watchtower is necessary to scout rival empires to see how many resources they have, as well as serve as an early warning for incoming raids.

Your city’s Walls serve as an obstacle for aspiring raiders. Upgrading your walls increases their ability to repel invaders. From your Walls, you can assign a general to lead your defenders in battle. You can also issue Patrol orders from here, which generate resources for free up to thrice a day.

Archer Towers further protect your city from assault by raining arrows on your enemies. Upgrading them increases their health and defense.

At Keep Level 8, you’ll gain access to the Bunker. This building allows you to safely store a number of units, protecting them from assault.

Economic Buildings

Resource buildings like Farms, Sawmills, Quarries, and Ore Mines are built outside your city walls. These buildings provide your empire with the resources it needs to grow. It’s worth noting that there are only a certain number of plots for these buildings, but you can also demolish them freely. While we’re on the topic of resource generators, you can upgrade most of these for free twice as soon as you plop them down. This will increase their gathering speed and overall efficiency.

The Warehouse is the economic heart of your empire. It’s here that resources your workers gather or your armies plunder are stored. At the same time, the warehouse offers protection against raids by safekeeping a certain amount of your resources. Upgrading the warehouse both increases its storage cap and the amount of “safe” resources.

You can either tap the bubbles above your economic buildings to gather them building by building, or the hand bubble above the warehouse to gather everything at once.

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The Market provides a score of free resources daily via the Tax button. Like the Keep’s Levy function, you can pay in gems to buy more resources. Upgrading the market gives bigger batches of resources per transaction and increases the efficiency of buying resources with gems. Note that free tax attempts are shared between all resources.

Tech Buildings

The Academy is where your empire’s scholars reside. This is a very important building, as it’s here that research is conducted. I’ll talk more about research later, but the long and short of it is that research benefits all aspects of your empire passively. Upgrading the academy unlocks more complex research projects.

The Hospital tends to your wounded and can even revive your dead, for a price. Troops that fall in combat can either be wounder or killed. If a unit is wounded, it’s placed in the hospital for a while as it recuperates. Wounded units also save you resources by virtue of not having to train replacements. Upgrading the hospital increases the number of wounded troops it can tend to at once.


Workers are responsible for constructing and upgrading buildings. By default, you have one worker, and can unlock more by paying gems. Each worker can only build or upgrade one building at a time, so if you’re building a lot of things, it may be worth investing in that second worker. You can access your workers in the upper left of the screen, under your monarch’s portrait.

Raise An Army

There are four kinds of units that can be trained in Evony: The King’s Return. They are ground troops, ranged troops, mounted troops, and siege weapons.

Weaknesses and Strengths

There’s a triangle to remember in combat: ground beats ranged, ranged beats mounted, and mounted beats ground. The fourth unit type – siege weapons – are a special case in that they don’t have a damage bonus against anything, but serve as a hard counter against massed ranged troops. This is due to siege machines having superior range, thinning enemy hordes before they can even get near your forces. On the other hand, their defenses are virtually non-existent and ground and mounted units make quick work of siege weapons.

Veteran Evony players go by the adage “Cavalry for PVE, everything else for PVP”. With that in mind, it’s best to train hordes of cavalry for mopping up random encounters on the world map as most of these enemies are purely ground units.

As with any war game, you should constantly be training units to bolster your ranks and replace lost or healing units. At the same time, don’t overinvest in low-level units that other players can steamroll. Make sure you keep upgrading your unit training buildings so that you can always produce the highest tier of unit available. It’s also a viable strategy to hold off on building units as long as you’re bubbled via peace treaty or Beginner’s Protection so you can save your resources for the highest tier units possible.


Generals are the greatest of your warriors and are emissaries and extensions of your will. These elite individuals are very useful and will see use in almost every part of your empire, from leading your glorious armies to tending to the day-to-day affairs of state.

Generals are divided by rarity. The color of the border around a general shows how rare they are. Rarer generals perform much better than common ones. In descending order, the rarities are gold, purple, blue, green, and white. There may also be a helmet icon in the upper left of the general’s portrait. The presence of a helmet means that this general is Historic. Historic Generals are based on true military leaders that have distinguished themselves in one way or another. In Evony: The King’s Return, Historic Generals come with a built-in skill. It’s important to note that only Historic Generals come with these innate passive skills.

Generals can learn more skills through the use of skill books. However, take note that there’s a chance-based mechanic when adding skills to generals that already have skills. In general, the more skills, the lower the chance of adding a new one.

Generals have four statistics that measure their abilities.These are Leadership, Attack, Defense, and Politics.

Leadership increases a general’s ability to command their men. When in an army, a general’s Leadership score determines how much of an HP buff units have, and boosts their march speed accordingly. If a general is assigned to head a subordinate city, their Leadership increases troop training speed there.

Attack isn’t just a measure of personal strength. When in an army, troops receive bonus attack damage based off their general’s Attack.

Defense works similarly to attack, giving troops more defense based on how much Defense their general has.

Politics affects resource gather speed and the chance that units will be wounded rather than killed, if in an army. If the general is acting as a subordinate city mayor, their Politics stat increases construction speed and gold production.

You can also Cultivate your generals via gems or gold. This can give them random stat gains or losses that you can either keep or discard. It costs 20 gems or 6000 gold to cultivate a general once. You can also bulk roll 10 cultivation attempts for 200 gems.

General items can vastly improve their abilities. Generals have 6 slots for equipment, and filling each one up can give notable bonuses to your armies and defenses. General items can be crafted at a Forge, but it’s suggested that you refrain from crafting the most expensive items until you find a general that’s really worth investing in.

Generals can be recruited from the tavern or by completing their puzzle pieces. This allows even non-spending players to acquire some of the best leaders in the game!

A Question of Size

When building armies, it’s important to take note of your March Size and Training Capacity stats. March Size refers to how many units your generals can actually take with them when they depart from your capital. Training Capacity, on the other hand, is how many units (of the same type) you can train at once. Both will be important in raising fast and effective armies.

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Combat and Stats

Keep in mind that battles in Evony: The King’s Return are automated. While you receive battle reports almost immediately, Evony actually auto-resolves combat under the hood.

While the actual mechanics of combat have yet to be revealed, players have created a working model for understanding how it plays out. It’s best to imagine battles as similar to a real time strategy game, where all units follow the simple rule of “move forward and attack everything in the way”.

Here is where a unit’s stats come into play. The first five stats of Attack, Defense, HP, Speed, and Range are used in combat, while the latter three – Load, Upkeep, and Power – don’t factor into battle.

Attack and Defense are measures of a unit’s offense and defense.

HP is the amount of health a unit has. When it hits 0, the unit is either wounded or dies, depending on the general, the battle area, and your luck.

Speed affects how fast the unit walks on the simulated battlefield. Naturally, cavalry have the highest speed.

Range is the unit’s attack range. A higher range means the unit’s attacks fly further. Siege units have an unrivaled advantage in range.

Load is used by armies gathering resources on the world map and doesn’t do anything in battle.

Upkeep is how much food this unit uses, just from existing.

Power is how much combat power each individual unit of this type adds to your power rating.

We, The Royal Monarch

As the supreme leader of your people, you can also outfit yourself – your Monarch – with gear and learn new skills to support your campaign.

Monarch equipment is particularly potent; for example, I was able to gain 2000 extra March Size just from equipping a horn. But beware – savvy players can look up your monarch’s gear and use that to determine what your strategy is. You can change this by going to settings, options, then turn Monarch Gear Settings off.

Monarchs can also level up by collecting Monarch experience. This in turn allows you to invest points in the Monarch’s skill tree, which provides even more potent bonuses than basic research. Most monarch experience comes in the form of books. To use these books, tap on your monarch in the upper left of the screen, then tap the plus sign on the exp bar.

Resource Management Is Key

Aside from the base resources of food, wood, stone, ore, and gold, there are several other resources that must be maintained. But there are other and maybe better ways of getting resources.

Secure A Resource Base

Naturally, running an empire isn’t cheap. Buildings must be constructed, maintained, and repaired. Armies must be fed and paid. Swords must be forged and arrows fletched. Your empire will need food, wood, stone, gold, and ore to survive.

While your resource generator buildings serve as good passive income, an even better and faster way to get resources is to occupy resource nodes on the world map. To do this, tap on a resource node, like a farm, a sawmill, or a stone mine, and tap occupy. You’ll then be asked to dispatch an army to move to the node and gather resources. Units with a higher Load stat are more efficient at bringing back resources. Your expedition general’s Politics stat affects gathering speed on that node.

Take note that other players will likely be doing this as well, so don’t sit on your toes if you see an opportunity.

Grab Treasures

Treasures can appear on the world map. These range from basic resources to coveted speed-ups and even monarch and general equipment, so make sure to grab these as soon as you can!

Do Your Quests

Evony’s quests represent milestones in your progress to conquering the world. These one-time rewards provide healthy infusions of resources into your treasury, and should be completed whenever possible. You can access your quests in the upper left of your capital screen.

Kill Monsters

Killing monsters on the world map gives your generals and your monarch valuable experience points as well as resource bundles. When attacking monsters, you can read up on what kind of troop the enemy party is composed of so you can counterpick with your own army. While some of your men may be injured or killed, that’s what the hospital is for. And hey – you can always train more.

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Ration Your Bundles

As a new player, you’ll be bombarded with packages of resources ranging from meager 1k packages to outrageous 50k packages. Quests and Mysterious Puzzles dole a lot of these resource bundles out. You can also get them from daily logins, events, patrols, and other activities. However, your warehouse can only secure so much. The game will warn you if the amount of packages you’re about to open will lead to resources being unprotected.

One of the most common mistakes that new players make is spending these bundles too quickly – particularly food. There are currently no downsides to having a negative food upkeep, so keep those bundles for when you’re about to bulk upgrade or train units.

VIP Points

You accumulate VIP Points through various activities, but by far, the easiest way is logging in. As your VIP Points build up, you’ll gain VIP levels. With each new VIP level comes new powerful passive benefits that you can activate by turning your VIP mode on. You can get VIP hourglasses from various means, but it’s advised you save them up for one big push when you need them.

Upgrade your Warehouse

Upgrading your warehouse should be one of your top priorities. Not only does your warehouse level affect how many resources you can store, but it also determines how much of your resources are protected if you get raided.

Time Is Money

Hourglasses are a premium resource in Evony: The King’s Return. These handy timekeepers allow you to fast forward chunks of time in research or production. You get them from quests, special daily Mysterious Puzzle runs, and from treasures and monsters on the world map.

Be especially wary when using hourglasses to speed up research or production as the game tends to overestimate the amount of time you skip. For example, if skipping a 27 minute production timer, the game will automatically select a 30 minute hourglass. It’s best to use 5 5 minute hourglasses, then use the free skip that follows.

Finish Your Daily Activities

The world of Evony is rife with daily activities that you can complete to gain resources, production boosts, hourglasses, and even gems. As the game is highly competitive, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these daily bonuses as they can spell the difference between victory or defeat.

Mysterious Puzzle

Mysterious Puzzles are a great way to gather basic resources as well as gems and hourglasses. This sliding gate puzzle is something that you can do while waiting for stamina to regenerate or if you need a quick infusion of resources. As your keep’s level increases, you’ll gain access to more and more puzzles with even better rewards.

In addition to the preset stages in Mysterious Puzzle, there are also daily puzzles that can be cleared for more rewards. These daily puzzles have a 3 minute cooldown between completing each of them.

There are different types of mechanisms in Mysterious Puzzles. Glowing pins can (usually) only be tapped once, where they’ll be pulled back from their pins. Buttons with arrows represent on-off mechanisms and tapping the button toggles the machine’s state. Round buttons with no icons indicate a mechanism that has to be held down. You’ll have to use your judgment as to when to hold or to release these buttons. Springs on the ground must be tapped to propel your character upwards. When picked up, ropes will cause your character to first move upwards – as high as possible – before continuing their horizontal travel.

Shrine Offerings

You can offer gems at the Shrine located near your palace. For the most cost-effective tributes, players suggest offering 675 gems per go. These offerings are the fastest way to gain Monarch Exp. In addition, if you make 7 offerings in a week, your next set of daily login rewards becomes better!

Alternately, Tributes can be used as Shrine offerings. These items can be bought in the Alliance shop.

The Activity Panel

The Activity Panel represents a mixture of varied activities. As you play the game, you’ll score points that accumulate in your activity panel. These range from gathering resources to doing research and even playing PVP battles. Upon reaching certain thresholds, you’ll gain a bonus chest filled with goodies to help you expand even more. Take note that you’ll have to tap the open chests to collect rewards from completing activity thresholds.

It’s highly suggested that you finish the activity panel all the way to 145 points, as you’ll get a Key of Conscription. This key is used to open the Great General Chest, which awards you with general fragments. If you’re lucky enough, you might even get a gold Historic General fragment.


You can dispatch your troops to patrol from your city walls. This can be done for free thrice a day, and give you some resources. More importantly however, patrols are a great way to get Monarch equipment. If you don’t like the rewards in the forecast, you can reroll the patrol rewards for a meager 10 gold. You get 3 patrols per day for free and can spend gems for additional patrols afterwards.

If you have money to burn, a good idea is to keep rerolling if the item reward isn’t Monarch equipment or an orange rarity item. This is because all other rewards except those can be acquired through the course of normal play.

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Invest In Technology

The academy is a very important building as it allows you to research passive bonuses with empire-wide effects. There are multiple tabs in the academy.

Advancement is mostly economic upgrades – faster output and better yields for your resource generators, as well as construction speed. Military Research deals with your soldiers. It allows you to upgrade training time, individual troop stats, and more. Defense Research upgrades your walls and gives buffs to your defending units. Other, more advanced research tabs will become available to you as your academy receives upgrades.

One of the earliest technologies you should beeline for is Formation. This tech can be found in under the Military tab. Formation is very important because it gives you one more march slot, meaning you can deploy two armies on the world map at once. Academy upgrades don’t eat up a construction slot. It’s best to always be researching something as these bonuses will quickly add up.

Form An Alliance

It’s a dog-eat-dog world outside your city walls. Everybody wants to be supreme ruler of the world of Evony, and there’s only room for one. But what if that one could be a group of rulers?

An Alliance is similar to a guild in other games. Alliances have their own chat channel, can send resources to one another, and are there to bail each other out of tight spots. Alliances can declare either friendship or war with other alliances, and large-scale battles are virtually guaranteed. Alliance politics extend far beyond the game’s mechanics, with leaders often negotiating and communicating in real-time via the game’s chat system.

To join an Alliance, you’ll need to construct an Embassy. This diplomatic building becomes available at Keep Level 9. On the other hand, if you want to head an alliance, you’ll need to upgrade your Embassy to Level 2. You’ll also want to build a War Hall while you’re at it so you can join your alliance during battles.

Alliance War

When you or your allies engage another player or a boss monster, you have the option to convert the skirmish into an Alliance War. When an Alliance War is active, your allies can send their own armies to bolster your own. It’s worth jumping in and helping your allies whenever you can as this nets you resources and alliance points. You’ll also be able to take on big bad boss monsters with the help of your allies, letting you get resources and boss materials you wouldn’t be able to beat solo!

Alliance Help

Whenever alliance members undertake a construction or research project in their cities, they’ll automatically be added to the list of projects that members can help with. It costs members nothing to help each other with these projects – and this can shave off hours from even the longest project timers. To add a project to your alliance’s help board, tap the handshake bubble above the relevant building.

Alliance Science

Members of an alliance can contribute resources to unlock even more passive skills in a tech tree. This tech tree benefits all alliance members and stacks with other sources of these buffs. Since there’s a limit to how many times you can donate to a research project, it’s best to donate whenever possible, and to the maximum amount.

Alliance Treasure

Alliance treasures are acquired by filling up an even bigger activity meter, similar to your personal Activity Panel. However, this larger meter fills up when any alliance member gets activity points. If you’re in a big alliance, this will fill up very quickly and let you get even more resources to grow your empire.

Alliance Shop

Alliance points acquired through donation or fighting bosses can be spent here. However, note that your alliance needs to be prestigious enough – that is to say, have a high enough Alliance Honor rating – before you can even shop here. Honor points are acquired in the same way as points.

Take Subordinate Cities

As your empire grows, you’ll find it necessary to expand your infrastructure and seize other production centers. This is where Subordinate Cities come in.

At level 11, you’ll unlock a free Subordinate City. These centers serve as mini-cities; while you’re unable to control them with the same freedom as your capital, they will produce gold, upgrade structures, and train units by themselves. These units can be used to bolster your ranks, should you decide to summon them. This is done by selecting which Subordinate Cities will send troops when you assemble a march.

You can also find some of these city-states on the world map, but attacking them – whether they’re NPC or player-owned – requires that you have no protective bubble. Capturing Subordinate Cities of different cultures can provide your empire with new passive benefits. In addition, if you take an NPC-owned Subordinate City, that general will be recruited to your ranks! You can only hold so many Subordinate Cities at once, however, so it’s best to go for those near you for ease of army joining.

The World Can Be Yours

The world of Evony is full of treasures just waiting to be seized by a mighty hand. By the time you’ve reached the end of this guide, you’re probably close to breaching the vaunted Keep Level 11 – if you haven’t already – and will be more or less armed with the basic information you need to make your mark in the world.

There’s so much to explore in Evony: The King’s Return, and this guide just barely scratches the surface of the world. If you have any more tips or information that you wish you knew when you were starting out, or have suggestions to make, let us know in the comment section below!



What should I upgrade first in Evony? ›

Your wall is one of the first buildings you should upgrade. And you even perform several activities such as collecting gifts and patrolling the area for suspicious activity. Upgrading your empire's wall will increase the overall defense HP and the total capacity of your traps.

What is the best strategy in Evony? ›

In Evony, you should ALWAYS be gathering resources from the world map, as this will be the key to developing your empire as fast as possible. By diligently doing so, you will minimize the waiting time required for your production buildings to generate enough resources for research and upgrades.

How do you progress fast in Evony? ›

Research is hugely important in Evony. Concentrate early on resource gathering speed, construction speed, and research speed. All are vital for fast growth. You can then move on to a more military focus.

How do you become strong in Evony king's return? ›

If you are planning to get strong, you will need to amass as much gold, gems, stone, lumber, and food as possible. A weak empire is one lacking any of the aforementioned resources. You use your resources to upgrade every type of building you can create and to train any new troops.

Which troops are better in Evony? ›

Evony Troop Guide
  • Mounted – high attack cuts down ground troops easily. ...
  • Ranged – range of attack makes them highly effective at picking off mounted troops from distance. ...
  • Ground – the high defence and HP stats of these troops makes them ranged troop killer specialists. ...
  • Siege – huge damage and range.
18 Jan 2022

How many troops should I build in Evony? ›

Evony TKR - Defensive Troop Layers

A general guide for the amount of troop layers per keep level: Keep 25 or Lower - 5k to 10k of each troop tier of each type. Keep 26-30 - 20k to 50k of each troop tier of each type. Keep 30-33 - 50k to 100k of each troop tier of each type.

Should I buy Khalid in Evony? ›

Is Khalid a good general in Evony? Khalid is a solid option as an Evony Siege General. Without any specialty development, he already has high siege attack from his special skill and skill books. This can make him a good option for low-spenders.

How do I make my troops stronger in Evony? ›

Upgrading Troops

Recall that there are three different buildings that each train a specific type of troop. Upon upgrading these buildings up to a certain level, you actually unlock a new tier of troops. This new tier is a stronger but more expensive version of the previous tier.

What is the fastest way to increase monarch power in Evony? ›

How to raise Monarch Level quickly (How to get Monarch EXP)
  1. A-1. Daily Offering at Gem (Recommended: 6 times/day)
  2. A-2. Keep the Shrine level at the highest level.
  3. A-3. Monarch Talent – Choose “Offering” for 20% increase.
  4. A-4. Earn a lot of Tribute and make Offerings.
  5. A-5. Reference: List of Number of Offers & Total EXP.
13 Apr 2022

How do you get a raged King in Evony? ›

Raged King is listed in the tavern under Others and costs 30,000,000 gold. Raged King is also a required general for the art hall in Evony, as one of the generals to complete the Tyrant set. You can obtain Raged King from wheel.

How do you get 7 days fast on Evony? ›

How to get Speedup items efficiently
  1. Take part in the “Battle of Constantinople”
  2. Consuming Return Event. Resource consumption. Gem consumption.
  3. Kill the Boss monster. Recommended Bosses. Reference – Bosses that drop 100% Reference – Bosses that drop randomly.
28 Sept 2020

How do you mine Gems fast in Evony? ›

Attacking the World Boss is guaranteed to get you Gems. You can attack it 5 times for free with just one troop for a reward of 250 Gems each time you attack it. Therefore, you can get 1.25k Gems each week from this event entirely for free.

Should you dismiss troops in Evony? ›

Ghosting is probably the most important defensive PvP tactic in Evony until you are keep level 33. The idea is to make sure all of your troops are out of the keep so that if or when someone attacks you, they lose enemies to your traps and archer tower.

Are dragons worth it in Evony? ›

Advantages of dragons

By training your dragon, you can receive these benefits. A well-developed dragon will add approximately +100 or more to each of the general's attributes, and will have greater buffs than a spiritual beast.

Should I buy Edward the Black Prince in Evony? ›

As a primarily ranged general in Evony, Edward the Black Prince has ranged buffs of 127% in total when all specialties are maxed out. Edward the Black Prince is one of the best generals for ranged hp, and is ranked 1st.

Who is the best defense general in Evony? ›

Overall Rating. I recommend Yodo-dono, Oda Oichi, Leonidas I, and William Marshall. If you want to strengthen ranged troops, Yodo-dono. If you want to strengthen ground troops, Oda Oichi & Leonidas I.

Who is the best attacking general in Evony? ›

The best attacking ranged generals in Evony TKR are Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Simeon the Great, Alfred the Great, Elektra, and Tomyris. For attacking ranged generals, the most important buff is Ranged Attack. This is because killing your enemies at a distance before they get to you also helps defensively.

What generals should I keep in Evony? ›

Here's a list of some of the best generals for every troop type:
  • For Infantry: Scipio Africanus.
  • For Cavalry: Hannibal.
  • For Ranged: Simeon.
  • For Siege: Napoleon.
10 Jun 2021

Are relics worth it in Evony? ›

Relics in Evony are an important part of the game to attain powerful items and Generals. Indeed, you can also get some great resources and Gems from them.

Who is the best main city general in Evony? ›

Best Evony Defense Generals
  • Oda Oichi.
  • Maeda Toshiie.
  • Peter the Great.
  • James Bowie.
  • Alexander Nevsky.
  • Harald III.
  • Oda Nobunaga.
  • Alexander the Great.
11 Jan 2022

What does t10 mean in Evony? ›

t10 = Tier 10 (Troop level) k25 = Keep level 25.

Can you destroy a city in Evony? ›

Unlike Age of empire, buildings cannot be destroyed, but a city can be lost - even if you are off-line.

How good is Barbarossa in Evony? ›

Barbarossa makes a decent Evony Monster Hunter General and Mounted PvP General. His special skill also boosts his march size allowing you to send larger than normal armies. He can also be purchased from the Tavern, making him a good option for low spenders.

Should I buy Peter the Great in Evony? ›

Is Peter the Great a good general in Evony? Peter the Great is a solid option for a Ground PvP General. His special skill gives a large boost to Ground Troop HP and as a result, can be very effective without a huge amount of development. Additionally, he can be used very effectively as an Evony Ground Defense General.

How do I increase my total power in Evony? ›

It is believed that the best way to increase your power is to research construction, build and train troops, upgrade your buildings and create traps. Since the easiest way to increase your power is with troops, as they give a lot of power and the majority of the time, they will make up the most of your power.

What is the strongest culture in Evony? ›

Best Evony Culture

America: Best culture for when you are training a lot of troops. Arabia: It is a good idea to hoard tributes and switch to Arabia when offering them. You will get a large EXP and Prestige bonus. Korea: If you are focused on Ranged PvP, then Korea is a great option to improve your attack.

How do you get gold fast in Evony? ›

How to get Gold efficiently
  1. Take part in the Battle of Constantinople (BoC)
  2. Take part in the Battle of Gaugamera (BoG)
  3. Levy in Keep (Research MAX)
  4. Crazy Eggs Event.
  5. Kill Goblin, with Double Drop General.
  6. Kill Knight Bayard, with Double Drop General.
  7. kill Viking, with Double Drop General.
2 Oct 2020

How do you get legendary subordinate city in Evony? ›

The requirements to upgrade an Evony Sub-City can be seen below:
  1. Common -> Uncommon: Sub City Lvl 10 and 5,000 Gems.
  2. Uncommon -> Excellent: Sub City Level 15 and 50,000 Gems.
  3. Excellent -> Legendary: Sub City Level 20 and 500,000 Gems.
  4. Legendary -> Epic: Sub City Level 25 and 2,500,000 Gems.
21 Mar 2022

Is raged king good? ›

Is Raged King a good general in Evony? Raged King has good buffs as both an Evony Siege General and an Evony Ranged General. He therefore can be used when sending a mixed siege and ranged march. However, he is overall quite weak and should be a reserve option.

Is Spartacus a good general in Evony? ›

In terms of the total of the four general attributes, leadership, attack, defense and politics, Spartacus is ranked 159. At level 35 with 5 stars, Spartacus would have leadership at 632, attack at 783, defense at 781 and politics at 488.

How do you get the lucky box in Evony? ›

Some lucky boxes provide rare and valuable rewards, particularly high level crafting materials, stamina and refining stones. In addition, lucky boxes are "free" in the sense you can get them by joining boss rallies and gathering, which you probably do on regularly in Evony.

Does Evony actually have puzzles? ›

Evony: The King's Return

Those crappy looking puzzles are actually the rewards in this game, if you can believe it. You have to upgrade your kingdom (which takes real world time, as you'd expect) to travel to the Mysterious Puzzle - and yes, that is what it's actually called.

How long does beginner protection last Evony? ›

Every player enjoys a 7-day Beginner's Protection when they first create their account. During this time, you will be free from attack by other players. Of course, you can't attack them either. Any time during the period, you may end the Protection by upgrading your Town Hall to level 5.

Can Evony be hacked? ›

Many people have been asking for the Evony The Kings Return Hack Cheat. Now it's possible. This cheat is now available. It's straightforward to use all the features.

What should you spend gems on in Evony? ›

In fact, most of the items in the store are overpriced, and can be found other ways. Gems should be saved for things that necessarily need them, like refining equipment, refining generals, buying your first dragon (300k gems), and many other activities that absolutely needs gems.

Which culture is best in Evony? ›

Even in spite of that, there still is no best culture in the game. As a general tip, pick the culture that best suits your goal for the empire. If you want to focus on ramping up food production, then choose Japan. However, if you want to have a better attack rate for your ground troops, pick China.

How do you get wonder in Evony? ›

Wonders: The Wonder feature unlocks when your Keep reaches level 30. It seems that players would have to make some effort to build their Wonder. And our developers promise that building the Wonder is rewarding.

Is Joan of Arc worth buying in Evony? ›

As a primarily mounted general in Evony, Joan of Arc has mounted buffs of 55% in total when all specialties are maxed out. Joan of Arc is one of the best generals for mounted hp, and is ranked 4th.

What triggers Royal thieves in Evony? ›

How to Activate the Evony Royal Thiefs. Evony Royal Thiefs are activated by completing your Daily Activity Tasks. Each time you earn an Activity Chest, there is a chance they will spawn. They are guaranteed to spawn once you have opened the final Activity Chest at 145 Activity Points.

What should I spend my gems on in Evony? ›

Gems should be saved for things that necessarily need them, like refining equipment, refining generals, buying your first dragon (300k gems), and many other activities that absolutely needs gems.

What upgrades to have more marches Evony? ›

There are two ways to increase your march spots: research and VIP. You can get four march spots with research, so you must push this research as much as possible if you want to grow faster.

How do you mine gems fast in Evony? ›

Attacking the World Boss is guaranteed to get you Gems. You can attack it 5 times for free with just one troop for a reward of 250 Gems each time you attack it. Therefore, you can get 1.25k Gems each week from this event entirely for free.

Who is the best main defense general in Evony? ›

Overall Rating. I recommend Yodo-dono, Oda Oichi, Leonidas I, and William Marshall. If you want to strengthen ranged troops, Yodo-dono. If you want to strengthen ground troops, Oda Oichi & Leonidas I.

How do you get a raged King? ›

Raged King is listed in the tavern under Others and costs 30,000,000 gold. Raged King is also a required general for the art hall in Evony, as one of the generals to complete the Tyrant set. You can obtain Raged King from wheel.


1. Evony The King's Return - Defense Guide
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2. Evony The Kings Return - March size and how to increase it.
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3. Evony The King's Return - Subordinate City Clues
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5. How To Get A Historical General Fast And Easy
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