Building a base in the Mech dimension is both fun and challenging. This is a warfare game that includes certain strategies to put you in control of a military-style base. That means it’s up to you to take control of defending against invading forces while dominating your enemies on the battlefield.
This article will focus on my top 10 tips to make sure you are familiar with the basics. A solid foundation will help put you on the path to success.
Tip #1 – Know Your Base
It’s incredibly important to know where everything is and what role it plays in combat down to find things such as:
- Combining and manufacturing
- Setting up mods
Once you have familiarized yourself with the location and function of these things throughout your base it’s easier to keep track of many things including your boosts. Stats are important to monitor as you grow and make improvements to your base. Even changing Commanders, Gear Sets, or Insignias, each time referring back to see where you can extract the most boost from is well worth the time and effort.
Your stats can be found by tapping the power tab at the top of the game screen, then the boosts tab, then selecting the overall troop boosts tab midway down the list. Here you can find some important boosts to note as a starting point:
- Base Defender Attack (BDA)
- Base Defender Health (BDH)
- Base Defender Defense (BDD)
- Base Assault Attack (BAA)
- Troop Attack Bonus (TAB)
- Type Stats: Infantry, Tactical, and Armoured Vehicles in attack, health, and defense.
Always be equipped with your best Commander for the task at hand. Use the most up-to-date gear and mods, again referring back to your stats to see where you are at. Using presets takes the hard work out. Having the ability to switch between setups fast.
Tip #2 – Build Your Base to Suit Your Play Style
There are 3 main playstyles in Mobile Strike. Rally lead, Rally filler, and Trap. Some bases can do all 3. Having a certain playstyle in mind helps channel your time and effort into the right areas of the game for you. Additionally, it is always good to know which buildings to have stacked in your base.
For example, Traps may stack hospitals to help save on troop loss since healing your troops is cheaper than replacing them. Adding boosts to areas that you can not see by looking at their base, making themselves look weak to potential threats. While rally leads may opt for stacking banks instead to add to their troop defense bonus stats. Either way finding a good balance for your play style is always key.
Tip #3 – Join an Alliance That Supports Your and the Team
Joining an Alliance in similar time zones and like-minded people who help assist you with your needs and goals. Whether you are a happy farmer or aspiring Nexus Supreme Commander, some teams share your values and goals. Look around your state and make note of the teams who are holding the control point, look for rally teams who are wreaking havoc throughout the state. Watch for bases that are not being burned. If you are watching a rally team trying to rally a base and they can not burn. That is a good player to learn from. What do they have set up that you don’t?
Tip #4 – Balance
Real-life and game-time balance is critical to showing up as the best version of you. For most players, Mobile Strike is a home away from home or escape from the daily grind. Try not to let the 2 bleed into each other so you can be the best version of yourself in both worlds.
Keeping the buildings in your base balanced with Hospitals, Banks, and Training Grounds will certainly aid in your long-term success. Because being too one-side may give your enemy an advantage. This balance also holds when building your army. Monitor your boosts and troop total for each of the 3 types of attack troops, Infantry, Tactical and Armoured Vehicles. Again, being too one-sided will hand the advantage to your enemy if they get a report or scout on you.
Tip #5 – Test Often
Never shy away from a good test. Whether attacking or defending, win or lose, you will come away with a battle report to study and learn from. Reports contain a wealth of information giving you insight into the areas that need improvement.
After you’ve been in combat with another base, upon opening the report you’ll notice the score, troops killed, the mech HP loss, whether or not a Commander was included in the deployment.
At a glance, you’ll see if continuing to attack this base, or take a hit, is a good idea or not. So what do I look for in the report initially? Did I win or lose? What are some of the basic things to look at? Let’s take a gander at a few examples.
You’ve been attacked with a rally. Look to see if you killed everything sent at you in that attack. If you did not, you are lacking attack stats. If you are losing troops once the attack hits your base, your defense stats need work. Health stats are going to help you in all combat situations, attacks, or defending. Let’s take a peek at a few reports.
Our 1st report shows a win to the defender. You will notice that 2 troops survived in the attacker’s deployment. Any surviving troops indicate the defender must add more attack. Ideally, you want to kill all troops being sent at you.
The 2nd report shows another win to the defender however this time he lost a lot of troops once the attack hit his base. This defender would benefit from adding more boost in defense.
The 3rd report shows a clear win to our defender. He has killed the entire rally deployment sent at him and lost very little in terms of troop loss. You will also notice a big loss to the attacker’s Mechs. This can be seen in HP Loss. A nice win indeed!
Tip #6 – Selecting and Outfitting Your Commander
Your base can unlock 4 different Commanders, each with its specialty.
Commander 1, overall stats that apply in any situation.
Commander 2, is an attack-specific Commander. The skill tree for Commander 2 does not lend itself well to defend your base.
Commander 3, is a base defense and Control Point Commander.
Commander 4, is the newest and lowest level Commander being locked at level 150 currently. Her specialty is Bunkers, Control Point, and defending your base. Her claim to fame is the Synergy Disruption. This stat if used correctly can give you a real advantage in terms of debuffing your opponent’s Mech Synergy.
As you can see, all of these Commanders take on their role in combat. It is imperative to outfit them with the most up-to-date Gears and Mods for your task at hand.
Tip #7 – Ask Questions and Educate Yourself
We’ve all heard the saying “there is no such thing as a stupid question,” be proactive. If you wish to learn something or want to ask a question you don’t know the answer to, start a discussion in your Alliance or check the how to play button. Follow along on Mobile Strike HQ for ongoing information, charts, and support to answer any questions you may have. If there is something you don’t know or understand, don’t feel frustrated, help is available.
There is a popular misconception among the Mobile Strike community about your strength coming from your HQ. While it’s true you gain some boost from your buildings, the real power comes from the size and strength of your army.
Does that mean we should go out and just train to maximum troop count? No. Your troops are only as strong as your research behind them. Prioritize research above all else.
By tapping on each building it shows how much boost will be added by going to your next level. So you can prioritize which buildings you may want to work on first.
Tip #8 – Establish a Login Routine
It’s beneficial to establish a login routine and make a checklist of things such as:
- Shield and/or anti scout timers
- Reading blogs and emails
- Gold store pack resets and purchases
- Catching up on Alliance chat
- Making sure you sit in your best com/gear/Insignia combination
- Check elimination timers if you have prisoners -no escapees
This not only keeps you up to date and well informed but keeps complacency at bay.
Some items can only be obtained by completing challenges. This is important to note. Checking your challenge tab each day to obtain these valuable rewards adds up over time. The main weekly challenges are posted in the blog each week.
Tip #9 – Mechs
Your base has a total of 4 mechs available for duty.
- Mech – typically known as the OG tin can
- The Inferno Mech (Infantry troop specific)
- The Hydro Mech (Tactical troop specific)
- The Terra Mech (Armoured Vehicles troop specific)
Your original Mech serves no purpose outside of your base, however, he is important for defending your base.
Each of the next 3 Mechs should be used in conjunction with their corresponding troop type as well as having a synergy boost active to deal the greatest damage to your enemy in any combat situation.
It is important to note that your mech HP loss will be listed in your battle report. This is also a way to monitor the strength of your mechs. Low-level or low-skilled mechs can be the reason for a burn. If you dig deeper into your report you will notice that your Mech losses appear to be calculated individually and not by average stats. Turn your mechs into an asset rather than a liability.
Tip # 10 – Fun, Fun, Fun
Remember this is a game. Let’s keep it lighthearted and not take things too seriously. Learning with your Alliance and building real friendships with people is one of the unexpected highlights of playing Mobile Strike.
An active and well-educated community is more fun for everyone. There is nothing more satisfying than implementing a strategy and watching it come to fruition. Fighting side by side with your team. Having each other’s backs and being there to encourage and cheer each other on.
You represent your team as a player through your actions and words. Treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself. Win, lose or draw you’ll be more respected if you hold yourself to a certain standard.
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