Hero Skills: When to use which?

skill morale boostHero Skills have been released for a while now, with even a new batch of offensive Skills released recently. But which skills are best in certain situations? In this article I while detail a number of situations and sketch a number of ways on which Skills are most useful in each. Some are very straightforward, others require some more thought. In the end, this will not be a long or difficult read, but could be helpful to some…

  • 1. Types of Skills
  • 2. Attacking general
    • 2.1 Attacking wall/advanced
  • 3. Defending
    • 3.1 Defending wall/advanced
  • 4. Campaign general
    • 4.1 Boss level double-tap
    • 4.2 Advanced campaign set-ups
  • 5. Mining
    • 5.1  Mining warfare
  • 6. Resource production
  • 7. Final words

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Masters Season II tournament series

trophy-cupThe Masters Season 2 has officially begun. The series of events spans the entire remainder of the month of March, consisting of both individual and alliance based tournaments, in which special items to track progress can be won. Also, prizes will consist of special items that can be traded in in the Sage Tower for various prizes, giving the players freedom to spend their earnings on whatever prize they need most! In this article I will provide all known information about the tournament series 2 as it plays out.

  • 1. Series in a nutshell
  • 2. Schedules
  • 3. Sage Tower trade-ins
  • 4. Season 2 prizes
    • 4.1 Alliance prizes
    • 4.2 Individual prizes
    • 4.3 Cross-world Alliance prizes
    • 4.4 Cross-world individual prizes

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Hero Skills: All you need to know!

Please note more information will follow once available.

skill fierce loyaltyThe latest addition to the game has been Hero Skills, a game-feature that will allow you to enhance your heroes with special skills that will help in a range of areas, from combat, to resource mining, to gem mining, and even allowing you to revive troops lost in battle. Skills are first unlocked, or learned, in the academy, with special items.

Once known, a skills can be learned by a hero and upgraded further. In this article, I will detail all there is to know about this subject!

  • 1. How to learn new skills
  • 2. Giving skills to Heroes
    • 2.1 Free enrolls
    • 2.2 Enrollment scrolls
    • 2.3 Skill Books
  • 3. Upgrading Skills
  • 4. Unlearning/deleting Skills
  • 5. Available skills
    • 5.1 Skill upgrade costs
  • 6. Skill dependencies and unlock costs
  • 7. Enemy’s Skills

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Masters Season 1 tournament series

trophy-cupA new series of tournaments has been announced by Kabam: The Masters Season 1. The series of events spans the entire remainder of the month of February, consisting of both individual and alliance based tournaments, in which special items to track progress can be won. Also, prizes will consist of special items that can be traded in in the Sage Tower for various prizes, giving the players freedom to spend their earnings on whatever prize they need most! Considering the name, there will likely be more Master Seasons in the future. In this article I will provide all known information about the tournament series 1 as it plays out.

  • 1. Series in a nutshell
  • 2. Schedules
  • 3. Sage Tower trade-ins
  • 4. Season 1 prizes
    • 4.1 Alliance prizes
    • 4.2 Individual prizes

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Campaign: The new Smaug

smaug thumbnailLast week we received news the New Smaug was introduced. It was highly anticipated, and  a lot of players took to the forum to explain Kabam how NOT to ruin the experience in the process of upgrading the dragon. Unfortunately, the new Smaug was highly disappointing and was met with a lot of negative feedback.

But in a surprise move, Kabam decided to listen to the critiques within a week and upgraded Smaug again. Read on to see what has changed form the old familiar lizard and a possible way to fix him once and for all…

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Hero Equipment: Mining Gems

dwarf pickAs proposed earlier, I have put this subject in a separate article, to keep the information on both Gem mining and Embedding separated and thus hopefully easier to comprehend. The main purpose of mining in Kingdoms of Middle Earth is to acquire the Gem Shards needed to make the Gems used for embedding in gear.

Here I will give an overview of the things necessary to find the mines on the map, mine them successfully for Gem Shards, and other possible benefits from mining. To mine we need to know the following things:

  1. What is Mining exactly?
  2. What types of Mines are there?
  3. How do you find Mines?
    • Watch Tower
    • Search Results
  4. How do you start mining?
    • Attacking a Mine
    • Mining progress and report
    • Reinforcing a Mine
    • Gem Pouch research
  5. What are the possible drops?
  6. Defending Mines
    • Strategy
    • Use in TKing
    • Alliance agreements

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Update 10.0: Not so Major yet…

As promised in their forum post on future updates, Kabam just released update 10.0 (at least for Android) for Kingdoms of Middle Earth. The main feature of this update should be an Alliance center of some sort.

Although no actual implementation of these features can be found in the game yet, some information screens hind at what is coming. Read more to find out what I know so far, and check up regularly on future, more detailed posts.

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Tauriels Circle of Fate and more: Update 9.2.0!

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  • Update(1): Keys and timer clear, chest prizes

A new update has hit the servers. The update delivers several very exciting additions to the game, which I will detail below.

Immediately noticeable is the VAST decrease in lag, to levels similar to before the last update, which made the game painfully slow. Good job KABAM.

Other additions on gear and Tauriels Circle of Fate are described below. Information will be added as its coming in, as not all features seem to be fully enabled yet.
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10+ Daily things to do in Kingdoms of Middle Earth

calendarJust a few tips on things you just HAVE to do on a daily basis when you play KoM (semi) seriously. This will really help you in the long term and will keep you from getting farmed, bring you better prizes in premium chance sales, and use your time as efficiently as possible, at the cost of a mere 30 minutes max per day!

Here goes:

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This is why you save Tokens!!

It has been just over a week since I posted you should hold on to your (now) Galadriel’s Tokens, and behold, last Friday came the moment to show the truth behind it all. Following all kinds of deals and tournaments for the upcoming release of “The Desolation of Smaug”, the Premium chance game went on sale for 1 token to play!

Now, it had only been 16 days from the previous sale, so only 16 tokens could be saved, but I got extremely lucky, and won TWO Token chests over the course of playing the Premium chance game! Take into account the Tokens inside the chests you win with the game, I spend roughly 150 tokens, without a dollar spend. Then to top it off, 2nd, 3rd and 4th city deeds could be traded for even more tokens, and the number rose to just below 200 tokens! Read on to see what I won with those and why it ABSOLUTELY WORTH saving those tokens for these kind of Premium chance deals…

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How to use your Galadriel tokens

tokenGaladriel’s Gift (previously Gollum’s Riddle) is a great way to obtain some of the most powerful items in the game. Besides troops you can train yourself, many items are exclusive to either Galadriel’s Gift, or chests and special events, which are not always around. That’s why it is important to spend them correctly.

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How to cheat Galadriel’s Gift?

Gollum_Full_BodysmallStrategy is courtesy Rat_Farts, who mailed it around. So apparently, Galadriel’s Gift appears to be less RNG than expected, and patterns emerge in consecutive results.

Strategy to obtain your second city deed is as follows (though, if this works, you could use it for any item you want): Collect a fairly large number of Tokens, so you can play the game a large number of times in a row (see also here). Now when playing the riddles, look closely at the position of the deed in each result. According to some, there is likely to be a pattern that emerges which makes you able to correctly guess where the deed will go next game around 50% of the time.

I have no clue if this works, but if someone is successful in this, please let me know in the comments!

Get a free Galadriel token every day!

Gollum_Full_BodysmallUsing the Galadriel’s tokens can give you quite some nice rewards, especially when you save up six at a time for the premium chance. Here is how to get a free token every day:

  1. In the menu on the bottom, scroll right and press Share
  2. Press Email
  3. Once your email program has loaded, just press back until you’re in-game again
  4. Repeat 10 times for a free token!

This can be done only once a day. No actual email has to be send. Good luck!