I am an avid "Dragons of Atlantis" player and want to help other players beat the Water Outpost!
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.
j on March 31, 2014:
i cant start my water outpost and i have the egg and the plains what do i do?
Nemesis on October 25, 2013:
You absolutely doesn´t have a clue about what are you doing, never build a farms, not a single one.
merv man on January 23, 2013:
building more traing camps has not raised my idle pop but building more houses did
dude on January 16, 2013:
you have to level your garrisons to the appropriate level for the troops to be trained.
Lisa on December 25, 2012:
It wont allow me to train any troops in my level five water outpost training camps. I'm frustrated and don't understand. Are there only certain troops you are allowed to train at each outpost? Like should I be able to train LBM?
Athang on December 13, 2012:
There is a much better use for your first outpost. Rather than using it to make lots of food to negate upkeep, don't make ANY food there, and instead send all your troops there. That way, they take upkeep from the outpost, not your main city. Careful though, cause you could loose all your troops if you get attacked.
FHz on November 25, 2012:
@Brice lol. Me too.
Brice on November 23, 2012:
attacked a lvl 5 lake on my first try and got it
Alwayne on September 01, 2012:
Back again, JUST researched the first level aerial combat, took my great dragon to a level 7 lake with around 15000 lbm and on my first attack i got my water dragon egg. couldn't find a level 10 wilderness however so i used a level 9
Freze on August 25, 2012:
You can attack level 5 and above to obtain your water dragon egg.. Just keep attacking same plave till you got it.. Same with the armor..
zTrunk on June 30, 2012:
1 atack on a level 7 and i got it =)
Senju on June 05, 2012:
Go to the empire tab and click on the outpost you want to go to and then click view. If you want to go to it on the map click map then the empire tab and view. Hope that helps.
hovis on June 03, 2012:
cant find my outpost?
help if anyone finds it ill give them 2million gold
my relm is avocet and my city is called vajara zone
my charater will come up as uchihas konaha
Dela on May 26, 2012:
I got my water egg with just 6k lbm and Great Dragon at one go. Guess I was lucky.. Oh and you can attack lvl 6 lakes, that's what I did. Thanks for the guide! It helped me. :)
Key on May 19, 2012:
Just a tiny correction you have 30 resource slots. There is one at the very top right hand corner
Michael on May 15, 2012:
I got my water dragon egg from a lvl 5 lake after 5 tries.
Bii on May 14, 2012:
I read that the outpost walls can't hide troops so if I get attacked, I may get wiped out... Is there a way I can move outpost troops to the capital city?
Klondyke on May 08, 2012:
I got the water dragon egg at a level 8 lake, with 10,000 Long Bowmen on my first try.
Mick on March 31, 2012:
my Water Outpost wont let me build anything and keeps saying "the specified queue is full". it has been going on for 4 days now. what should i do
PBody5205 (author) on March 30, 2012:
I don't believe that there is one "perfect" way to set up Outposts, and mine all all set up differently based on the style of play that I am playing when I build them. For example, I do not have any farms in my Wind Outpost because after a certain point, I just started farming for food once I logged in instead of collecting it from my Outposts.
Vincent on March 29, 2012:
I was just wondering your set ups for your Water and Stone Outposts. Why do you have the two so drastically different in terms of resource gathering and city makeup?
Aeon on March 29, 2012:
HA! Irony, got WD egg on 4th try at Lv 8 lake, with 24000+ troops and GD, obviously. Thanks to this guide, i wouldn't have known what to do otherwise!
Aeon on March 29, 2012:
actually, it's level 5 and up to get the WD egg, but its VERY unlikely to get it at a level 5 or 6 lake, level 7 increses chances a lot.
attacker0315 on March 22, 2012:
I got my egg from first kill on a level 10 lake...
PBody5205 (author) on February 26, 2012:
Not exactly sure what you mean, but try upgrading your resource buildings (in your Field). This will give you more capacity for resources.
Dirrrrrrrkusss on February 26, 2012:
My resources counter are stuck, so I can not build an outpost, what to do
player on February 24, 2012:
i got mine in 2 attacks on a lvl 8 lake
Dale on February 04, 2012:
I got my water dragon egg in my first attack with my newly armored level 9 GD on a lv 9 lake
odyssey on October 18, 2011:
can i put the forces in the outpost on HIDE mode,and do the silos protect the resources from attack?
monk on September 19, 2011:
now you have to send a dragon with attack? or can i get water dragons egg without my Dragon.?
Janne on September 19, 2011:
My training camp is also still locked. What do i need to do/have to unlock it? Cheers
Mike on September 14, 2011:
I cannot build any traning camps since they are locked.
Do I need to do something to be able to build them, or is this a bug?
PBody5205 (author) on September 01, 2011:
It really depends on your play style. You can move troops between outposts, so if you are very active and in an aggressive alliance that ends up fighting other alliances frequently, I would probably spread myself out to both give myself an advantage in shortening attack times and also make my outposts difficult to find if I'm being attacked. My play style is more laid back, so most of my outposts are close together.
Zax on August 31, 2011:
What are your thoughts on where to place the various outposts? Should they be close to my main city? Does it matter?
Monica on August 17, 2011:
Just a comment, i was able to obtain my water dragon on level 5 lake:-) just after about 15 attacks.
shelly on August 11, 2011:
Just a small correction; I was able to obtain my water dragon egg from a level 6 lake.