This is a War and Order FAQ post with all the questions and answers you might need.
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HOW TO CALCULATE WHEN TO USE A MARCH SPEED UP?
When you mess up or join late on a time attack or time reinforce you need to use a speedup to catch up with everyone else otherwise if you attack alone your troop loss potential is higher.
To calculate a 25% speedup, you need to first find the difference between your march timer and the time the first march hits the target. The formula is Y x 4 or (Y /0.25) where Y is the time difference between you and the time the first march hits. For 50 % the formula is Y x 2.
Example. lets say you’re 10 seconds behind the first attack. So using the formula Y x 4 = 10 x 4 = 40s. so at 40s until you hit you would use your 25% speedup.
WHEN DO I LOSE MY BEGINNER’S SHIELD?
Your beginner’s shield will expire within 72 hours of your account creation or when you reach castle level 9.
HOW DO I CHANGE REALMS?
In your game open the map, click the earth planet icon. It will open a world map, zoom out with your fingers, you will see many planets with a lot of realms. Find the one that has the realm you are looking to join, click it. Click the realm number and it will let you see that realm. Then find a spot you like and teleport to it.
WHEN CAN I TELEPORT TO A NEW REALM?
You can teleport to a new realm IF : your castle is under level 8 (so it must be level 7 highest), it must not hold 2 million resources (1 million food and 1 million wood wouldn’t let you teleport either), and your account must not be older than 48 hours. You need an ELITE TELEPORT to move to a different realm. You get one for free in the mail when you start playing on a new castle.
WAR AND ORDER SERVER UNDER HEAVY LOAD ERROR
This does not actually mean the server is under heavy load. I have noticed this happens only on ASIAN only realms, seems to be locked for any IP location other than Asia. I have tried many times to join one but it never worked, if you wanna know whether a realm is ASIAN only check the alliances on that realm.
WHEN DO NEW REALMS OPEN IN WAR AND ORDER?
New realms open depending on how quick a previous “hot” server (realm) gets filled with 10,000 or more players. Usually servers open in pairs, one for Asians and one for everyone else. I’ve switched realms many times and realms usually open every 2 days, only way to know is to keep checking the world map if a new “hot” realm is out.
HOW TO GET A GOOD HEAD START ON A NEW REALM (SERVER)?
If this is not your first time playing and you are looking to change to a new realm, the most important thing you should do is make a new castle on your old realm. Level the castle to level 7, constantly make troops and upgrade all your buildings. The maximum battle power you can reach in 48 hours (if more than 48 hours pass you will not be able to teleport) is about 50,000 without spending any money of course. BEFORE you teleport to a new realm kill monsters, if you constantly made troops you should be able to kill monsters up to level 7 or 8. Each level of monster you kill for the first time you will get gems and other rewards like shields, resources and experience. After you are done, teleport to your desired realm, your rewards will reset. You will have to kill monsters from level 1 again and you will get those rewards again when you do so.
I AM ALWAYS LOW ON RESOURCES AND BEHIND, WHAT CAN I DO?
Check the farm section on this website. It is a great way to never have resource problems.
WHAT SHOULD I SPEND MY GEMS ON?
Wait for hot shop, it comes every few weeks. Buy elite teleports, march speed ups, beast experience pills. NEVER BUY RESOURCES WITH GEMS!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET WAR AND ORDER GEMS FOR FREE?
It is pretty easy to get gems for free in this game, it is not really pay to win unless someone spends a fortune. You get gems from a ton of stuff, mostly events, quests, when your castle levels up, watchtower and castle wall upgrades as well. You can also gather gems, at c19 you can get about 360 gems per 12 hours (having 4 marches gathering 90 gems, takes 12 hours).
HOW TO PLACE THE ALLIANCE CASTLE FIRST IN A NEW REALM?
If you go to a new realm, and you are an alliance leader and you don’t mind spending some money. Fill up your alliance with active members, when it is 30/30, buy a silver alliance pack, and a gold one if needed. After everyone accepts their mail rewards, you will have 2000 alliance points to build an alliance castle. Even though the progress bar does not show it, alliance packs work for that.
WHAT SHOULD I BUY AT THE MERCHANT?
Every 8 hours merchant resets, you should always sell your resources to him for shells if you have extra. Then buy any beast skill chests and experience pills that he might sell. You can also buy elite teleport fragments or speed ups, those are usually worth it. He also tends to sell elite teleport from time to time, it costs 6000 shells.
WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO REACH VIP 7?
Best and fastest way is to rank as high as possible in Strongest lord events. Also you get 600 vip points every day if you log in at least once. You can also get vip points in the pinata magical ball, I got 8000 VIP points from it once, never felt luckier.
HOW TO READ SCOUT REPORTS?
Resources saved shows you the amount of resources your enemy has in their castle. “Not harvested” is the amount of resources that the person did not pick up from their sawmills, farms, stone mines and iron mines in their castle.
Total army shows you the amount of troops your enemy has in their castle at the moment when you scouted, note that the person can send out his troops to attack or gather which then do not show on a scout report.
When looting, the amount of resources you take per attack is determined by your army load. The resources will be split, you cannot choose which resource to take. First you will take all the unharvested resources, and then the “resources saved”. Note that in most cases in empty castles there will be for example 270,000 resources. That amount can’t be looted because it is stored in the depot. So lets say the enemy on this scout screenshot has depot level 15, a depot level 15 can store 430,000 food and wood, 86,000 stone and 43,000 iron. That means from the “resources saved” you can’t loot any wood or stone, you can take about 60,000 iron and 700,000 food.
WHAT TROOPS SHOULD I TRAIN AT LOW LEVELS?
When you start a new castle I would advise you just to train tier 2 cavalry until you reach castle level 13 (barracks 13) for tier 5 troops. Then make some tier 5 mages and infantry.
DOES EVEN TIER CAVALRY DAMAGE BONUS WORK EVEN AFTER THEY DIE?
Yes, the bonus damage of all attack troops ( your allies get the bonus damage too) works even when your cavalry is dead. Usually that is the only reason people send cavalry in an attack. Tier 2/4/6/8/10 give the attack bonus.
CAN TWO RALLIES SYNC?
No, they can’t.
HOW TO QUICKLY HARVEST ALL PRODUCTION BUILDINGS?
Shake your phone.
IF I USE LORD RECALL SKILL WHILE MY CASTLE IS UNDER ATTACK, WILL MY TROOPS JOIN THE BATTLE?
Yeah, they will.
WHAT RALLY SIZE DOES MY ALLIANCE NEED TO FIGHT FOR CROWN?
Well in order to fight for the first crown you should have someone with a 400k-600k rally size. Bigger rally = better chance to win. Although if you are like 100k rally size lower than someone else, you can just use double rallies (fill two rallies at the same time) to kill them and take their royal city / tower.
IS WAR AND ORDER PAY TO WIN?
No it isn’t. Money can make you strong in this game, but there is nothing stronger than skill and help from your allies. I had personally beaten a c22 crazy spender while I was a little c16 non spender on one of my previous realms. All it took was some skill, and reinforcement from allies to make the guy quit out of boredom cause he kept losing.
DO HACKS AND CHEATS EXIST FOR WAR AND ORDER?
I don’t think so, no. But there are people that just spend a lot of money on day one and get a crazy high castle, if you end up in a realm like that, go to a new one before it’s too late.
DO RESOURCE CHESTS EXPIRE?
No they do not.
WHAT IS A TILE TRAP?
A tile trap is when someone arrives to a tile before you, which results in you attacking them. More about tile traps HERE.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A FLAG TO BURN DOWN FROM 100% TO 0% HEALTH?
Flags have 1200 defense (health points), 1 hour of burning removes 120 defense (10% health). This means a flag will burn down to 0% in approximately 10 hours. You can speed this up by attacking the flag, each attack removes 1 defense point but the burning CANNOT BE SPED UP.
HOW MANY TROOPS DO I NEED IN ORDER TO BURN A FLAG FOR 1 HOUR?
You will need around 30,000 troops.
WHAT HAPPENS TO FLAGS WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER CONNECTED TO AN LLIANCE BUILDING OR TERRITORY?
The flags will stay where they are, and they will not lose any defense, but the elite mines or buildings that are cut off will not be usable.
HOW DO I AVOID MAKING A BEAST ON A FARM CASTLE?
When your farm castle holds a lot of resources and you want to loot it, usually you will lose 50-100 troops per attack, which after 10 or more attacks ends up being quite high troop losses. In order for that to not happen, you shouldn’t have a beast in your castle. You can do this by either sending it out to reinforce an ally castle, or not even unlock the beast. When you first start a castle and play through the tutorial it will make you open the beast building in order to pick and unlock one beast, it will open a beast and let you scroll through to see the other two, click the little arrows to scroll through them and just press X to get out of that building or restart your game, you won’t need to pick a beast anymore.
HOW DO I GET LORD EXPERIENCE FAST IN WAR AND ORDER?
Most players have a goal to reach lord level 35 as quick as possible in order to unlock the SOS lord skill. The ways to get a lot of lord experience are 1. Never let your stamina reach 100, always spend it to kill highest level monsters that your army can handle, 2. Do biggest ancient ruin rallies with your allies, if you have a 100k rally size and your ally has 200k, always do ruins with your ally because his rally will beat more waves if filled up which results in more experience for you, 3. Always participate in alliance events, strongest lord event, elite adventures, 4. Buy experience scrolls from the merchant, 5. Do daily quests at the City Hall, chests number 3 and 6 give you lord experience, 6. Wait for hot sales and spend your gems to buy experience scrolls.
HOW OFTEN CAN THE BATTLE SOS SKILL BE USED?
Just as any lord skill, it has a 24-hour cooldown after it has been used.
HOW DO I TELEPORT IN WAR AND ORDER?
There are three types of teleports. Territory teleport, random teleport and elite teleport. Territory teleport can be used to teleport within your alliance territory or your alliance’s union territory. In order to territory teleport your castle needs to be fully covered by your alliance territory or the union alliance’s territory. Random teleport as you might have guessed, it teleports your castle on random X:Y coordinates on the whole realm map, this is usually nice to use at kill events or when you have no other choice. Elite teleport can be used to teleport to any untaken spot on the world map from anywhere. Your castle does not need to be within territory to teleport. In order to teleport with an elite teleport click to the map, find a place you would like to teleport, place your castle there and if you are able to teleport it should show as a green color. Click ‘confirm’ and your castle will be teleported to the new location.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET ELITE TELEPORTS?
You can get elite teleports only by getting them in the magical crystal from the pinata or by buying them with gems. An elite teleport costs 2000 gems, there is a small chance it can be found in the merchant at a discounted price to 1600 gems and also when Hot Shops come out, those always have elite teleports for 1600 gems. You will also get one elite teleport if you are attacked and you lose a lot of troops, but this is only a one-time thing.
HOW DO I CLAIM GIFT CODES IN WAR AND ORDER?
To redeem gift codes click your avatar in the top left of your screen. It will open a new interface, it should have a little present icon on it labeled as ‘Redeem Gift’, tap that and type in your code, press exchange.
HOW DO I CHANGE THE ALLIANCE FLAG?
Choose from the default options of flag shape, emblem, and color to create a unique flag. Then you only need to spend 200 Gems to save your flag.
You can also use the “Custom Flag” option to upload a picture that you like and pair it with a special effect. It costs 2000 Gems to save a custom flag. When uploading a picture make sure you find the highest resolution version in order to have the best quality.
WHAT ARE ELITE MINES?
At Realm creation the World Map will randomly spawn Elite Mines that can only be gathered if they’re in your alliance territory (covered by flags). Armies in Elite Mines receive a gathering speed bonus. Elite Mines do not disappear when they’re exhausted. Instead, they recover their resources after 24 hours. There’s no limit to the number of Elite Mines you can have in your alliance territory. You can check on your current Elite Mines on the Alliance Buildings screen. Five is the maximum amount of people that can gather on a single Elite Mine at the same time.