One of the most powerful and effective combat tactics in Rise of Kingdoms is called City Bombing. These combat tactics involve a well organized-alliance that can outplay top alliances and widen the gap with weak alliances.
Out of all the combat tactics I have seen and heard in Rise of Kingdoms, City Bombing is a home run and doesn’t take that much coordination. However, it can quickly become one of the most feared combat tactics with the right timing and smart strategy.
What is City Bombing?
City Bombing (or Jump as some players in ROK coined the term as) is when you reinforce a city with multiple marches before teleporting it into combat. You can teleport your city to close the gap before launching a 5 minutes rally and spilling it out into the field all at once.
Furthermore, you can use it to ambush an opponent that’s much stronger than your alliance. These combat tactics depend on the level of your castle and its rallied troop’s capacity.
For starters, it’s easy to transport upwards of 3-7 armies before teleporting your city into combat. Then, with a bit of coordination, you quickly city bomb multiple enemy garrisons.
The price of doing this method will cost yourself a regional teleport.
- You can save gems by buying teleport via Alliance Store
- Use a British City (Britain) for City Bombing since they get a 20% garrison capacity bonus.
How Does City Bombing Works?
The prerequisite for city bombing is simple as it is. First, however, you will need to meet the requirements before you can teleport your city into combat:
- No troop marches marching.
- No commanders fighting.
- No scouts scouting.
- No farmers farming.
- You can’t teleport if your city is under siege.
However, it never said anything about emptying your castle for reinforcements. Hence, city bombing is possible as long as you meet the requirements.
What’s the Application for City Bombing?
There are several applications for city bombing that will give you an edge over your opponents. Here’s why you will want to consider using city bombing tactics in Rise of Kingdoms:
Using the city bombing tactics, you eliminate two of the most significant time factors in the game:
- No wait time for troops to arrive.
- Rallying the army takes a short time to reach its target.
If you have done well eliminating the time factors, your opponents will only have up to 5 minutes to react to incoming attacks.
You also can ask one of your friends, preferable Britain players, to come along with you if doing a single city bomb isn’t enough. The more flexibility your alliance can work along with city bombing, the merrier you all are!
Lighting Fast Field Deployments
Another advantage of using the city bombing tactics is to join field battles. It eliminates one of the biggest challenges coordinating massive wars: getting everyone in the same place simultaneously.
It depends on where the battle is happening, and it can be a challenge to get everyone to group up safely with regular marching speed.
In addition to that, doing surprise field deployments can catch your opponents off-guard, making it one of the most highly effective tactics in the game.
However, the downside to this is that you won’t recall your army or heal it up. If the battle is small and doing the city bomb isn’t your main attacking tactic. Nevertheless, it is an excellent tactic to use.
However, suppose the battle is going to extend. In that case, you might want to reconsider using city bombing tactics as it will involve porting several cities together instead of reinforcing them.
Take Down Stronger Players
Rise of Kingdoms is a very different gaming genre, whereas other games when whales reach a certain point where they are too strong for the regular folks.
Players resort to using words as fighting tactics.
But, one of the best features that Rise of Kingdoms has to offer is field battles. In contrast, you can’t stand up all by yourself alone in your Kingdom. However, a group of players can easily take down an enemy whale’s march with simple teamwork.
And it all takes a city bombing to pull it off.
Which means you will need to prepare a city bomb. Once you have located your enemy’s whale, march out of the position — away from buildings or cities that they can hide. Port in their path and strike them hard.
The number of troops isn’t enough. What you need is the strength of your commanders and Tier 5 troops to overpower their defenses since you don’t want to risk running a high cost for your armies.
City Bombing tactics are great for massive damage to whales but work well with stronger opponents than you are. And if you are feeling machismo, you can do that to a weaker force to demonstrate your alpha status.
How to Pull a City Bombing
Follow these step-by-step to accomplish city bombing tactics:
- Work with a group of people who are online & attentive.
- Develop a clear plan that everyone understands & is aware of.
- Reinforce marches that meet your goal.
- Use Discord to coordinate more effectively with your alliance members.
- Ensure the city owners can communicate without landing in the same spot if you are doing multiple city bombings.
- Develop a contingency plan just in case things get a bit hairy.
Friendly tip for first-time users: Before you do the City Bombing tactics, you highly recommend that you practice on barbarians or fast-siege a barbarian fort to make sure you understand and iron any issues you face.
Recommended Commanders for City Bombing
To maximize your city bombing tactics, you need to use commanders with rallying as their skills. For more information, here’s a list of our best rally commanders for city bombing:
- Genghis Khan
- Mehmed II
- Guan Yu
- Ramesses II
- Edward of Woodstock
- Osman I
- Scipio Africanus
- Xiang Yu
- Hannibal Barca
Is City Bombing Legit?
City bombing is a legit strategy, and I think it is a part of a feature that the game developers of Rise of Kingdoms intended to allow — which I have high respect.
I hope to see city bombing tactics being utilized more often for even more chaos and entertaining games. If you do know any helpful/great combat tactics that I should blog about, let me know in the comments.
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