In Mobile Strike, research is a fundamental tool for success. Many times, the research that is offered has the most significant stats we can find in the game and is necessary for both leads and traps.
Today, we are going to take a closer look at Research. We will cover some of the tricks and tips you need to know to save time and money. We will also take a closer look at cost vs benefit, research strategy for traps, old research, and how to prioritize what research you need to complete.
In the next article, we will take a closer look at all of the Research Trees that are currently available in the Cybernetic Dimension and how they support you as a player.
Mobile Strike Headquarters Research Tricks and Tips
Because research costs RSS and Speeds, it can be very time-consuming to complete. Here at MSHQ, we want to help you save time and resources. Here are our tips and tricks to help you be your best at research.
Start Next Research
Start Next Research is a feature that is available with VIP levels. This allows you to automatically go to the next research that is available to complete without having to scroll down the research tree to get there. This is a huge time saver.
Always make sure when researching that you have whatever tokens are offered to reduce costs. Not only will this save you time, but it will also allow you to complete more. Mobile Strike has also released Catch Up tokens in the past that will auto-complete research up to a certain point.
The Development Center is another feature that will help with saving on Research. There are tons of Economy Boosts in there to help you be able to reduce research costs.
Don’t forget to equip your Research Gear for a huge speed reduction, and toss Research Mods in too. This is a gear set where the Mimic Mod can be a huge help as well. New Research gear was just released that will help with those massive T7 resource requirements in the more recent trees.
Knowing which Commander to use when you are researching is also essential. Different Commanders offer different stats to help reduce your Research Costs. Check out our Commander Guide for the Cyber Dimension for more information on which Commander to use for which Research.
Research requires speeds. These Cybernetic Speeds can go quickly, so be sure that before you click away, you ask your alliance to hit the help button.
What about Old Research?
Occasionally we see players returning to the game or starting anew. More often than not this is an issue for players who are returning after a long absence though. While Cybernetic stats made any pre-cyber stats irrelevant, there are pieces of old research that still need to be attended to and not forgotten.
When looking at Pre Cyber Research it can be difficult if you do not have the files to complete the tree. However, make sure you keep an eye on packs as you are first starting to buy. Many times these packs will have the items you need to get your Base to the very start of Cyber and then you can build up for Cyber from there. Don’t forget those Catch Up Tokens we talked about earlier, as those come in handy.
Some of the Research that is essential to have from Pre Cyber days includes Augments and Commander. Since there are still Rebel Targets out there that need hit, Commander Research is necessary. In addition, you cannot place Augments in your gear without having completed the old Augment Research.
Prioritizing your Research
With so much new research we must complete, you might wonder where to begin. Prioritizing your research is very important, due to the fact that it is not cheap, and you do not want to waste time and resources doing research that you may not yet need. Your current goal with research should not be to max it out, but to unlock and open what you need in order to be successful. Your priorities will depend on your style of play. However, there are a few research trees that should be prioritized first.
- Economics Research –To achieve certain levels of research, you will need your Research Facility leveled correctly. Not only will Economics Research give you the construction boosts you need, but RSS production increases will also help you continue to research.
- Combat and Defense Research – You can’t play without troops, Titans, and traps. While T1 is unlocked from the beginning of Cybernetics, you will need to open the higher level tiers with research. Whether you are a lead or trap or filler, you should prioritize these research trees first to at least open T2 Cybernetic Troops.
Once you have done basic troop research and economic research, your research prioritization will depend on your style of play.
- Defense Players – Defense players will want to focus on trees with the most defense, attack, and health. These stats are all crucial to the defense of your base.
- Attack Players – While attack players will also want to look at those stats, Overlimit, Debuffs, and unlocking higher tiers of troops are big things that you will want to focus on.
- Control Point Players- This style of player will need to focus on all the research available. This is a player that will want to stay as near max on research as possible as every advantage you can get at CP counts.
If you count on being a CP player, you will want to be in an alliance that has all, or almost all, of the alliance research complete because you need that stat advantage. If you are a trap or filler, it’s not necessary to have but it is definitely beneficial. Smaller alliances will have less complete than bigger alliances, of course. Just make sure you are always donation resources and materials towards your Alliance Research every day if possible.
Rewards research is a great way for everyone to be able to obtain stats without having to spend as much as completing a main research tree. Lately, these research trees have two sides; one side you can purchase the files to complete and the other side you can only earn through participation in events. Make sure that you check your Items tab for any chest that contain the files needed for these research trees. Sometimes they hide in there and you will not realize you have them.
Costs vs Benefits
Obviously, in order to unshield and play the game, we must complete basic research. However, because this research requires resources that ultimately require packs, it can be very expensive. Research does give some good benefits, and there are basic levels you need. However, to max research, you will spend a lot of time and money.
For example, Overlimit Research can be quickly completed with research gear equipped; however, when it was first released you would go through about a pack’s worth of RSS to get partway through level 7, and it only gives you a 9% increase in stats; at level 6, that number drops to 6%. The big boosts do not come until levels 8 to 10.
Right now, we recommend unlocking what you absolutely need and then working to complete research at a pace that is financially smart for you. As always, don’t forget you can get cheaper packs using Amazon Coins. Check out this link for more information.
Research is arguably the most important part of your base. While some research trees are very expensive, if you follow the tips in this article, you’re sure to save on speeds and resources. Don’t forget to check out the second part of the Research Guide which gives an overview and benefits of each research tree.
Where to Look Next
The Defense Quick Guide gives players an all in one spot for all the ‘best’ when it comes to setting up your base.
Also, check out the newest article about Commanders! We go over all the different Commanders, and even show you which Commanders give reductions for which research.
Finally, if you’re thinking about sending a ticket to Customer Support, read how to write an effective message.
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