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Tips and Tricks to Play The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War for Beginners

The recently released The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is a strategy game that offers something unique to base builders, in a way that allows each player to compete for supremacy in their own way. Below we’ll take a look at some tips and tricks to help you get started, and what you should focus on from the start.

Choose the right Faction, or swap before it’s too late

If you’ve already started playing, chances are you might choose one of the ten Factions. What you might overlook, however, is the fact that each Faction comes with its own Commander and bonus stats. In short, there are two sides – the good and the bad. On the good side, there are Erebor, Lothlórien, Gondor and Rohan, Arnor and Lindon, and on the bad side there are Mordor, Isengard, Angmar, and Rhûn.

What’s not obvious from the start is that a player can swap between Factions, as long as they are from the same side (good or bad). Keep in mind that conquered tiles will be lost, so if you’ve conquered some important tiles, you might want to reconsider.

Each Faction’s specialization is something, so you have to take that into account as well as the types of special units and Commanders available.

Use gems as needed

Since gems are essentially the premium currency in The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, you’ll want to find the best way to spend them – especially if you’re a free player. Some of the best items you can use to use gems with include:

Build speed up: this will always help, and as you get into the late game it will become even more important as upgrades will take hours. Equipment upgrades: buildings will reset at the end of each Season, so if you want to invest in something immortal, you might consider investing in your equipment (because it won’t reset).

Resource upgrade: as mentioned above, this will give you additional resources for some time. Form a Fellowship/Warband or join an existing one

Fellowship/Warband is an important aspect of the game, and no player can reach the end of the game without joining him. Fellowship/Warband will allow further territory expansion as each player will be able to use Fellowship/Warband member tiles to conquer more.

There are also Fellowship Wars, which can occur between two Fellowships/Warbands declaring war on each other. When such a war occurs, each player can deploy the units they want to help the Guild/War against the road, and if they win, they will get a lot of resources.

Conquer the food plot tile at the start, then the Ore tile, and try to focus on everything evenly

Each tile has a specific design that represents what the tile has to offer. Food plot tiles and Ore tiles will be in demand at the start of each new Season, so tiles that are harder to attack will be the main objective. As a new player, it doesn’t matter whether you start at the start of a new season or not, you have to find two tiles (food and ore).

Resources are essential from every point of view, from start to finish. If you have the means, consider investing some gems in increasing the Resource Production from the Store. One of those upgrades costs 50 gems, and if you’re trying to get to the end of the game faster, this is something you might want to consider.

Remember to expand as much as you can, every chance you get

Since this game is all about conquering tiles and increasing the power of the Ring, when you enter the late game, you can cancel conquering the starter tile (by tapping the red X) and choose another tile that provides more benefits.

This is something you should always keep an eye on, as players may not pick some (good) tiles, so be sure to check the map daily for new opportunities.

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is available for iOS and Android, you can download it via Google Play and the App Store.