"Dragons of Atlantis": Fire Dragon Outpost Guide
In Dragons of Atlantis, you can expand your empire and build outposts to train more troops, collect more resources, and train an additional Elemental Dragon. The Fire Dragon Outpost is the third outpost that you can build, which expands your empire to four locations. This Fire Dragon Outpost Guide will help you set up your outpost and get you on your way to dominating your realm.
Fire Dragon Egg
The first thing that you need to do before starting your Fire Dragon Outpost is obtain a Fire Dragon Egg. Fire Dragon Eggs can be found by defeating level 7 or higher mountains. Check out my guide to farming for your Fire Dragon Egg here.
Conquer a Plain
After you find a Fire Dragon Egg, the next step is to conquer and control a Plain. If you want to gain the most benefit from your Fire Dragon Outpost, I highly recommend waiting until you can conquer a level 10 wilderness. When you create an outpost, you gain the ability to control additional wildernesses which allow you to gain great bonuses in resource gathering. The number of wildernesses you are able to control depends on the level of the Plain that you build your outpost on.
Build Your Outpost
Once you find a Fire Dragon Egg and control a plain (and are level 12 or higher), you can create your Fire Dragon Outpost. All you have to do is go to the "Empire" tab, find the Fire Dragon Outpost, and click "Create."
Next, the Expand Your Empire screen will pop up. If you control more than one Plain, you can choose which location to put your Fire Dragon Outpost. The only reason to control more than one Plain however, is if you plan on creating an additional Outpost soon after. Otherwise control a wilderness and get the boost to your resource production.
At this point, you should have already set up your Water Dragon Outpost and your Stone Dragon Outpost, so you probably won't have to go through the tutorial. If you want a refresher, go ahead but it doesn't tell you anything new.
The Quest reward is pretty good, you get a cool 35,000 power to go along with some gold and resources. Also, the Nano Collectors are one of my favorite items in Dragons of Atlantis. They make it so that you don't have to go to your Outpost for a full day (or week) to collect your resources. When these are active, you can spend your time building rather than collecting.
Fire Dragon Outpost Set Up
There are a few different schools of thought out on how to best set up your Outposts. For me, I prefer to log into the game two or three times per day. When I don't have Nano Collectors running, this means that I'm collecting my resources at least twice a day. For someone like me, I would suggest the follow set up.
- 7 Silos
- 8 Homes
- 13 Training Camps
This set up gives me fast training, an adequate population to train and work as laborers in the resource field, and enough space to allow me to only have to log in every 12 hours or so to collect before my Silos are full. For someone who only logs in once a day, I would suggest the following set up.
- 11 Silos
- 8 Homes
- 9 Training Camps
This gives you a little more time to collect resources before your Silos are full. Feel free to experiment with your Outposts and find what works for you. Active players can get away with less Silos (if you're always on collecting) and more training camps, which allows you to train faster.
Field Set Up
I've tried several different set ups for my Outpost fields. In my Water Dragon Outpost Guide, I suggest to have 15 farms set up as Food is one of the main resources that you run out of during later stages of the game. What I've done with my Outposts is balance them out. If I have one Food outpost, I'll make a different one a Metals outpost and have more Mines than any other resource. The only resource that I do not produce a lot of is Stone. I will usually only have 4 or 5 Quarries in each field. The current set up that I have for my Fire Dragon Outpost is:
- 7 Lumber mills
- 8 Farms
- 8 Mines
- 5 Quarries
I went with a more balanced approach with this one. The more active I am in the game, the less I rely on resource production and the more I rely on farming other players and Anthropus Camps for my resources.
Fire Dragon Armor
Like your City, your Fire Dragon Outpost is protected by a dragon that you can level up. Once your Fire Dragon is level 8 and you have researched Aerial Combat, you can farm for Fire Dragon Armor and then use your Fire Dragon in attacks. Stay tuned for a guide on how to obtain your Fire Dragon Armor...
Thanks and check out my other Dragons of Atlantis guides and articles linked to the right!