A basic guide for absolute beginners

Live service game

This changes with most updates because Empires is a live service game ( they are notorious for poor in game information )


Discourse.org has vanishing pins ( see notes )

I recommend forum bookmarks ( see notes )


Browser based bookmarks ( if back up to a cloud server )


Click for notes


([Tip] Searching your forum bookmarks, pinned topics, categories, other users, etc. OR Useful search modifiers- Updated)


(Any thoughts on better organization for Forum Categories & Pinned Posts? - #13 by Gryphonknight)


See also

Some of the below are out of date

First 4* team

Training camps

([Repost, Training Camps] Recruit training - common training ( RT01 ) to Legendary training ( RT20 ) - Advice, Stats, and Math)



(Barry Farmz Here -- Comprehensive data driven farming guide for Season 3, Season 2, Season 1, Elemental Chests, Atlantis Rises, Missions, and more)

VF and AR kits / backpacks

(Valhalla Forever - Optimum Levels for Farming - #54 by Gryphonknight)

VF Gnomes and AR dragons

(Valhalla Forever - Optimum Levels for Farming - #53 by Gryphonknight)

Old link collection

([Guide] “Rage Quit and back again” or How I learned to stop worrying (about 5* s) and Love the 4* s ( told in links )[ 1- 16 months, Manual, Road map])

Wu Kong Grinder gang v1 & v2

(Wu Kong grinder gang or Powerful rainbow auto play team or Wu Kong plus 4 healers)

Wu Kong Cascade Squad

([Play Style] The cascade squad or Wu Kong+ two healers- New Notes 2019-Mar)

Wu Kong Debuff Duo

(Wu Kong Debuff Duo or Smart Probability or Two Defense Down heroes with Wu Kong)

Old link collection

([Links, Links, Links ] Waiting for 5* heroes or effective use of 4* and 3* Hero teams from Legendary training- Updated 2018-Jun-03)

So many opinions

([Links, Links, Links] Discussions about leveling heroes- Updated 2018-Jun-06)

Rare chests ( still no food in them )

([Repost] Rare chest back to back and 2 rare chests at once or any chest can be rare [Reposted for smartphone users and future reference])

Troop, and hero, loot drops

([Repost] Farming 1* / 2* troops and 1* / 2* heroes [Reposted for smartphone users and future reference] Updated 2019-Nov)

Customer support

([Repost] v31+ Contacting Support [Reposted for Smartphone users and future reference])


([Repost] Wilbur Raid Tutorial [Reposted here for smartphone users and future reference])

Emblem economy

(Devs explanation of Emblem drops - reposted here for visibility ( and for smartphone users ))