Strategems are items which can be applied to a city, yours or most often your enemy, and from your reports click army movement or enemies tab, click view section (see below), to provide an additional advantage. You can hide your army, your resources, burn food of your foe, prevent them from attacking, counteract an aggressors Strategem, and many more operations, for a fee. Available Strategems, their purpose, and their respective cost from the Shop, are as follows:
Stratagems in game - How to use them
Well, while some stratagems use(s) are straight forward some are not, there are 4 different places you will be using stratagems from.
The first two places to use stratagems from is easy. One is your city, In map view click your city click stratagems and a list of 5 stratagems will appear.
They are as follows:
- Regard bushes and trees as soldiers
- Empty city
- Cast a brick to attract a gem
- Solid walls and empty fields
- Advance by hidden path
The next place you will apply stratagems is on an enemies city in map view click the city and a list of 10 stratagems will appear.
They are as follows:
- Inundate with rumors
- Alienating and instigating
- Ambush from all sides
- Wage war without declaration
- Loot a burning house
- Sow spies in enemy's camp
- Besiege enemy's fort to rescue allies city
- Burn the warehouses
- Beauty trap
- Ears and eyes in enemy's city
The next two places have been difficult for some people to find as such here is an illustrated overview.
Also note that there again is applications of stratagems on yourself and applications on the enemy.
When you are marching on an enemy you can apply the stratagems:
- Cicada Sheds It's Skins
- Thunder Raid
- Cover up army Maneuvers
Click your reports button, then look for your army movements tab. You will see your troops marching there, now click view.
It will pull up the details of the march in progress, hero name, hero level, lord name, and alliance.
If you look at the bottom of your screen pop up you will see two buttons one is recall and one is stratagems.
Once you click the stratagem button a pop up of these stratagems will appear.
When an enemy is marching on you, you can apply the stratagems:
- Bolt The Door To Catch A Thief
- Entice The Enemy Into Compromising
Click reports and this time instead of clicking army movements tab click enemy tab and now click view.
The pop up will show the details of the march in progress, hero name, hero level, lord name, and alliance.
If you look at the bottom of your your screen pop up you will see two buttons again "recall and stratagems".
This time instead of your marching details popping up it will be the enemies (depending on your Beacon tower you may see less info).
This time when you click stratagems you will get a pop up with these stratagems.
Stratagems from the wheel are plentiful so you don't need to be to concerned about not having the cash to buy these and try them out.