Monster Killing Like A Boss
If you have been looking for a comprehensive guide on monster killing, now you have it.
First, let’s take a quick look at what drops you can get from monster killing.
Cores, Pieces, and Materials that are essential for crafting
Cores/pieces/mats: If you are a competitive player and not spending quite a bit of money on packs, the absolute best way for you to get your gear is by hitting monsters. You can get great cores and pieces as well as regular mats to craft high end gear and also have a possibility of getting relics which help massively in attacks/defenses/training.
Speed Ups and Resources to upgrade your account
You have a good chance of getting the speeds and rss you need to train those massive armies you need for KE’s!
Who doesn’t love free gold?!
Maps and Map Pieces where you can uncover all drops
These can be used to get you some of the same great drops from dig sites.
Gifts for your alliance members!
You’ll score major brownie points from your alliance members for the gifts from killing those monsters.
Event Points that earn you event rewards
During most KvK KE’s hitting and killing monsters in opposing kingdoms will give you points toward the KvK. This can help you make those extra points you need to make those 1st 2nd or 3rd prizes in the event, and contribute to your kingdom winning the KvK (in these KE’s every point makes a difference!).
The Best Possible Way To Kill Monsters
Monster Slayer Gear Is Expensive / Focus on Gems and Research
Having some or all of the Monster slayers set gear is a huge plus if your going to be battling a large amount of monsters, but for many players acquiring this gear may be out of their reach. If you are able to get you hands on it, I’ve heard of a few people who can kill a level 5 monster in one hit with this gear.
If you find yourself lacking on the mats FEAR NOT! You can still achieve great results by gemming normal gear with the best hero gems you have and by putting a solid focus into your hero tree research.
Boost Hero Energy to Get The Most Kills
The best stats to focus on for killing monsters is hero energy, it may sound a little counter intuitive (rather then just focusing on hero attack) but you want to get the most attacks out of a fresh bar of energy as possible. After you’ve gotten the highest amount of max energy as you can, focus the rest on hero attack or attack streak, if your killing monsters for points then it would be best to focus on hero attack rather than attack streak.
Don’t Forget Your Monster Attack Boosts
With the new stats and gear it’s best to stay shielded when attacking monsters. If you get soloed with your hero out, it will hurt very bad. Before you begin make sure to use a monster attack boost, it may also benefit you to use a march speed boost (if your worried about getting your monster kill stolen, or simply just want to save some time).
I’ve found through quite a bit of testing and reports from fellow players that the drops don’t vary much if your attacking using a single attack or max attack (You will get relatively the same drops per hit using either method). The best way to get the most bang for your buck when attacking is to use single attacks to build up your attack streak. You will kill the monster using less energy than just max attacking because you gain an attack streak only for each individual march you send at the monster.
Pro Tip: If you are afraid of your monster getting stolen (during a kvk KE) build up your attack streak with single attacks then use a max attack only when you know you can kill the monster in a single max attack. You can check your previous attacks to see the general amount of damage your attacks are doing to calculate this.
Save Your Energy Items For The Correct Monsters
It may be best for most players to save up as much energy as possible until you come across a certain monster that has the exact gear you want. (Though make sure you use your hero energy as it regenerates to hit monsters as these are essentially free attacks )
Side notes: MZ has recently raised the drops you get from lvl 5 and 6 monsters so if you do have these unlocked it’s best to attack them exclusively. Although if you don’t have lvl 5 and 6 monsters unlocked, attack the highest level monster you can ( level 4 monsters have better drops then level 3, 6 better drops than 5..etc)
Get out there and start slaying those monsters!
Pure Strategy article contributed by T Mega