Commanders (War of Nations)

Very often, especially in a newly opened world in War of Nations, you will hear complains in world chat about players who spent thousands in the game making the game unfair. Then you will hear counter argument that money doesn’t buy success, you will need skills, tactics, strategies, and blah blah blah… Wrong! Skills are secondary in this game. Those who said this has probably not been hit by a Level 90 Black Scorpion.

Personally I think the key to success in War of Nations is commander. You need very good commanders with as high level as possible, it will make things so much easier for you be it hitting other players or occupying a Level 34/38 Renegade outpost.

So how to you obtain a good commander? And a good commander is not enough, you gotta have a few similar commanders so that you can fuse them to maximize their levels. Spending money to buy elite recruit is not the solution, because you will get mostly rare commanders, and rare commanders can reach a maximum of level 60 only. You want the level 50 epic commanders who can potentially reach level 90.

1. The Level 60 Epic Commanders

Your surer bet to get the same epic commander is to spend a lot of gold and participate in the missions (usually training units), because the reward for completing all the missions is always the same Level 60 commanders until they change to a new one (previously Nikkolai and Black Scorpion, and now Crimson Reaper). On top of that, sometimes Gree will throw in a Platinum Recruit (which is really good) to entice you to spend more money.

The missions towards the end are getting so ridiculous that I am not sure whether you can even achieve that with ten L34/38 outposts with 50 factories producing units.

If you are aiming to get one of them, either you spend a lot of gold to buy resources and time cards, or spend slightly less if you are prepared, like time the event well and pre-train some of the units before the event started. Of course, the more factories and more big outposts you have will help save a lot of gold too.

You can stop spending when you have 4 of the same commanders (or 8 if you really want to maximize the potential), because unlike other Level 50 epic commanders, they can only be fused 3 times making their maximum level similar to other epics at level 90.

2. Join a good team

If you do not have that much money to spend in the game, then skill will come into play. Try whatever means you can to get Attack Points as high as possible and get into the top 5 teams in the world who constantly win team events. With the new permanent boosts, even if you are spending gold to get L60 commanders, it is still good to join the tops teams.

The top 5 spots of event will grant you a special Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze/Copper recruit, which will have a very high chance for an epic commander, and some of these commanders cannot be bought by gold in the elite recruit packs, example Black Rain, Gunrock, and others. The commanders you will get is random, and you will need to win many events in order to get 5 similar commanders. This will take a lot longer but will save you a lot of gold.

3. Fusing the commanders

Whether you have epics or not, the best method of fusing commanders is to maximize their levels and then join them together, the best result is 2 commanders are of same level. I do not check if there is any stats bonus when fusing similar level maxed out commanders, but the star boost bonus is huge. If you have fused 4 uncommon commanders (L20) together at maximum level, they can reach level 50, and with huge star boost bar which will make them even better than the vanilla epic at level 50.

Make use of these commanders to help you get into a top team.

For the common commanders, because you get so many of them, you can even create a L40 commander with ridiculous star boost meter but you will need 8 of them. The followings are not proven, and would appreciate if someone can enlighten me whether it is possible:

  1. Level 8 similar level 1/10 commanders to level 10/10.
  2. Fuse them in pairs, and you will get four level 10/20 commanders.
  3. Level the four remaining commanders to maximum again, that is, level 20/20.
  4. Fuse them in pairs again, you will now get two 20/30 commanders with 4000 star boost meter! Up to this stage, it is proven, and I have done the experiment myself.
  5. Maximize them to level 30/30 and fuse them for the last time, you might get a level 30/40 commander with a 8000 star boost meter!

For Epics fusing, because you do not get as many of them, you might not want to use the above method of fusing. Just remember to fuse them at maximum level. It could be 50+50, followed by 60+50, then 70+50, and finally 80+50. If you are a perfectionist, you will need a total of 16 similar L50 Epic commanders to get a perfect L90 commander, which is insane.

4. Star Boost

Star boost in short is like giving your commanders a few more levels. It is gained by either buying the star boost cards or by absorbing another commander.

Star Boost would seem useless in the beginning, because commander is what you lack when you begin the game. As you go along or as you buy more elite packs, you will find that common commanders are now useless, even after fusing them. So it is time to let them absorbed by higher level commanders. The key to absorption is to maximize “the victim” level, so that you get more boost per commander. There are many tips on leveling commanders out there, and it is very easy to level a commander from level 1/10 to level 10/10.

That is all from me about commanders, and pray that by the time you are hit by a level 90 commander, you have a similarly good one to defend.

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  1. Thomas Nawrocki

    The game looks interesting, how do I get a commander so I can attack?

    • You will have a few commanders when you first started the game. As you progress, you will get new commanders from daily log in reward and events reward.

  2. Formula for absorbing commanders: The stars gained from the absorption are equal to 10 x absorbed comm’s level plus 10 x his max level plus 40% of his stars. from this formula it can be seen that if one intends to absorb a com, don’t bother to merge him or star him. 2 10/10 comms are worth 200 + 200 stars, and if you merge them, then level them again, one 20/20 comm is still worth only 400 stars. If you merge twice you actually lose ground since 2 20/20 comms are worth 800 stars but a perfect 30/30 is only worth 600 stars.

  3. This method flawed if you want best commanders possible. You have to fuse max level same level for a “pure” commander. A level 30/30 fused with a 30/30 will have far better stats than a 30/30 fused with a 10/10. Meaning the 30/30 fused with 30/30 will have higher damage/health/leadership stats than a 30/30 fused with a 10/10.

    • Thank you for your comment. Yes, as I mentioned in the article, fused commanders of the same level.

      However, for Epic commanders, they are hard to get, not sure if it is even possible to get 8 Level 60 Epic or 16 common Epic commanders, thus I suggested fusing them at “uneven” levels.

      I had seen many such Level 90 Epics (non pure) when I was active in the game, and they were very effective against inferior commanders.

  4. Kone_Dominator

    I am a top player from the top alliance on w1 android, and I have 9 34s, it’s fairly easy to finish the ltms with big bases because the ltm always starts a few hours after the event, allowing you to queue units days in advance, if you need help in understanding this I can teach you, I have many lvl 90/lvl 100 comms and they’re all pure and easy to make.

  5. I’m looking for a list of all the comms names and max levels

  6. i have good comms in w7 I’m lvl 44 with 5 100s 2 95s and 4 90s still no sb tho :/

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