"Dragons of Atlantis" Water Outpost Guide
In Dragons of Atlantis, you can build an Outpost to increase your capacity for troops and resource gathering. An Outpost also gives you a second Great Dragon to utilize in battle (once you train him up of course). This guide will show you how to strategically set up your first Outpost, the Water Dragon Outpost.
Water Dragon Egg
The first thing that you will need to build your outpost is a Water Dragon Egg. These can be farmed from level 7 and higher Lakes. Refer to the below guide on the best way to obtain a Water Dragon Egg if you do not currently have one.
Conquer a Plain
After you find a Water Dragon Egg, the next step is to conquer and control a Plain. If you want to gain the most benefit from your Water 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 control a plain and have a Water Dragon Egg, you can start your first Outpost. Dragons of Atlantis will take you through a short tutorial on how your Outpost works and the different types of buildings you can create.
Silos are a new building type that can only be built in your Outpost. When you gather resources in your Outpost, they do not go directly to your inventory; they are stored in Silos. You can collect these resources at any time, but you have to visit your Outpost and open one of the Silos before the resources are added to your inventory.
You can have a total of 11 Silos and I recommend using 11 of your building slots in your Outpost for Silos. The number of Silos that you can build corresponds with the level of your Dragon's Keep, so you may have a few empty spaces while you construct your city and level up your Dragon's Keep.
Just like your city, you can train new soldiers and dragons in your Outpost. I suggest using between 10 and 12 of your building slots in your Outpost for Training Camps. Once you build these up, you can train troops both in your Outpost and in your City, meaning you are doubling the amount of troops that are being trained. Each Training Camp lowers training times, so keep leveling these up.
Fill in your remaining slots with Homes. These will allow you to increase your population, which increases your gold revenue and allows you to train more troops and also staff your resource gathering units. These level up very quickly so go when you will be at your computer for an extended period of time, get these up to a high level. You should have about 5-7 building slots left for homes.
Once you get your Dragon's Keep to level 10, you will have a total of 29 resource gathering units. The layout of your field is totally based on personal preference. Since food gathering is very important to keep troops happy, I went heavy on my Farms. I like being able to collect some of the other resources as well so I don't have to wait for my armies to bring back loot, so I do have some Lumber Mills, Quarries, and Mines as well. Here is my breakdown...
- 15 Farms
- 4 Mines
- 6 Quarries
- 4 Lumber Mills
This seems to give me a good balance of resources. The resource gathering is basically a nice bonus, as it is very easy for me to go farm some Anthropus Camps or find a close abandoned city that has a lot of resources.
Water Dragon Armor
Your Outpost is protected by a Great Water Dragon. Like your city's Great Dragon, you can find Water Dragon Armor and use your Water Dragon in attacks. Check out my guide to find out how to obtain your Water Dragon Armor.
Thank you for reading and please check out my other Dragons of Atlantis guides.