As time has passed in the Mech Dimension, Titans have become more and more relevant to gameplay. With various kinds of Titans, it is important to know which Titans to build and how to use them effectively. Titans are one topic that we here at MSHQ have not taken the opportunity to explore as much as other subjects. Therefore, today’s article will focus on Titans and their effectiveness in the Mech Dimension. We will cover each of the Titans available, their cost, their use, and the associated Combat wheel.
The Basics of Titans
When it comes down to it our Titans can essentially fall into three separate categories:
- Rally Attacking Titans
- Rally Defending Titans
- Solo Attacking Titans
Knowing which categories each of the various Titans falls into will help you be able to better determine which Titans to use. It is important to also note that our Titans also have different tiers just as our troops do.
Unlocking of the Titans
At the beginning of Mech, Titans did not have special unlocks, however, early Titans were also not as in use as the titans of today. Today when seeking to unlock Titans you will be required to do research that not only unlocks your titans but strengthens them.
Research that Unlocks the Titans
- Mechanized Mercenary Research kicks off our Titan Research for unlocks. This Research unlocks level 5 Mech Vanguards and Elite Hunters.
- Mechanized Mercenary Expansion Research unlocks Level Five Elite Mech Slayers, Mech Sentry, Mech Shield, and Elite Mech Enforcers.
- Mechanized Mercenary Power Up Research Unlocks Level 6 and Level 7 Mech Sentry, Mech Vanguard, Mech Shield, Elite Mech Slayer, Elite Mech Hunter, and Elite Mech Enforcer
- Mechanized Mercenary Devastation Research unlocks Level 8 Mech Sentry, Mech Vanguard, Mech Shield, Elite Mech Slayer, Elite Mech Hunter, and Elite Mech Enforcer.
One of the things you will want to consider when building your base is that the cost of Titans can be high, ensuring that you are using high tier Titans will help protect them from burning by putting a “shield” of troops in front of them. However, higher-tier Titans will also come with an increased cost.
Research that Strengthens Titan Stats
When TItans were first introduced to the Mech Dimension they did not have stats that were specific to them. In the early research such as Mechanized Mercenary Research and Mechanized Mercenary Expansion Research, you will see that there are a lot of troop stats available but most of what you see for Titans has to do with base capacity and training queue. When strengthening your Titans we are going to want to really look at four different research trees that offer stats.
- Mechanized Mercenary Power Up Research was the first research that really took a closer look at Titan stats. After this, we started to see these Titan Stats in more Research Trees.
- Mechanized Battlemarks Advancement Research does not include any TItan unlocks but it does include stats for our Titans.
- Mechanized Advanced Blitz Research also provides stats for our Titans.
- Mechanized Mercenary Devastation Research provides the unlocks discussed above and stats for our Titans.
While other researches do not contain significant stats to strengthen our Titans you can find the ability to increase the Training queue and base capacity scattered throughout other researches in the Mech Dimension.
Delving into the Intricacies of the Titans
As we dive further into our conversation surrounding Titans in the Mech Dimension, we will begin discussing some of the intricacies that are important to know when you are looking at Titans and their functionality within the Mech Dimension. This section will consist of our Titan Combat Wheel and a basic introduction to the Titans that are relevant to today’s gameplay.
The Titan Combat Wheel
Just as our Infantry, Armored Vehicle, and Tactical troops have their own Combat wheel of what is weak and what is strong against the different troops so do our Titans. We have created a Titan Combat Wheel for you to help you be able to better visualize this.
Meet the Titans
We now know how the Titan Combat Wheel works but what Titans fall under the different categories? We created a table showing you each of the Titans, their type, their strengths and weaknesses, and the required training item.
Training the Titans
We cannot discuss Titans without discussing training. The cost to train can sometimes feel high so it is important to note that many of the skills and such that help with troop training costs also help with the cost of training Titans. You will also see various places that allow you to have a higher training queue for Titans and base capacity. Most of these boosts can be found within research.
Using Titans in Combat
The type of player you are will ultimately determine the Titans you are using and how you are using them. In this section, we are going to look at three different modes of combat and how Titans may factor into these players’ gameplay. In a previous blog, it stated,
“The Mech Slayer, Mech Enforcer, and Mech Hunter debuff the defending enemy Troops’ health and the defending enemy Mech’s Health when that same Mech is present in their state!
The Mech Sentry, Mech Shield, and Mech Vanguard debuff the attacking enemy Mech’s Health.”
However, when it comes down to it how do the Titans actually factor into the gameplay, and are they as useful as the blog states they are?
Titans for Defenders
Titans for defenders has been controversial; many players have chosen not to use Titans while others credit their success to these special troops. This speaks to the fact that while they may help with defending they are not essential to being able to defend your base.
If you do choose to use Titans when defending, our current recommendation is to use high tier Titans that stand behind your troops. The cost of these special troops is high so ensuring that they stand behind your regular troops means that they will not all die a quick painful death. We recommend using Rally Defender Titans to take out the Rally Attacking Titans that our attackers may be using.
Titans for Attackers
Currently, this is the top place where TItans are used. In previous tests, we were able to see that using Titans correctly on Attack can be the difference between a win and a loss. However, keeping in mind that the cost to train Titans can be high it is important to know how and when you want to use Titans as an attacker. For our attackers, the magic number is 100. When you send Titans in a march you want to send 100 to be the most effective.
In the past, we have seen reports of players with low level Titans having them easily killed so this is another place where you will want to use high-level Titans so they stand behind your troops or train them as you need them. For attackers, the favorite Titan tends to be Mech Slayers.
It is important to note that with how Deployment Presets are set up it is difficult if not impossible to set these so they only send 100 Titans. This means that after selecting your preset you will need to manually adjust so that you send the correct number of Titans.
Titans for Control Point Players
Control Point is another place where the use of Titans is controversial. Once again some players swear that using Titans in Control Point makes all the difference while other players state that they really do not notice a big difference. It will be important to test this when playing at Control Point and determine whether or not you believe that their effectiveness is worth the cost. Remember that if you are using them when attacking the Control Point the magic number will continue to be 100.
We have even more great content for you! Be sure to check out some of our older articles talking about how to build your stats and get in some of that more in-depth reading.
Training Troops Efficiently in the Mech Dimension
You have the details! Are you ready to train up your army? Check out this article for tips and tricks for efficiently training troops. Remember that many times the same training boosts will apply to your Titans.
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