Read this walkthrough guide to learn how to beat Bad North! This guide includes tips on what upgrade you should get, how to prioritize stages, how to battle effectively and more!
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Battle Tips: How To Fight Effectively
Principle Of War - Stay Alive
Besides being game over, the worst thing to happen in Bad North is getting killed and losing your unit permanently. Therefore, the basic strategy of the combat will be how to defeat enemies by getting less damages. Read the rest of the battle tips to learn how to survive through the attack of vikings and lead your troops to victory.
Use Appropriate Unit For Each Enemy Type
The key for reducing the damage is to use the appropriate unit with each type of class and strike the enemy's weakness. For example, Pikes Class unit can defeat the enemies with shield with almost no damage.
Example Of Enemy Type & Weakness
|Sword||Archer Class unit can attack them from afar.|
|Shield||Pikes Class unit can kill them without getting hit.|
|Archer||Infantry Class unit can guard the arrows and kill them with melee attacks.|
Learn How To Place Troops Effectively
Each class has effective placement to unleash their ability. For example, Archer Class unit can retain their war potential by placing behind Infantry Class or top of the cliff where enemies can't reach.
Place Pikes Units On Enemy's Route
Pikes Class unit can't attack while moving. Place them on the enemy's route. Note that enemies always take the shortest route toward your houses unless they are archers.
Place Melee Units Next To Each Other
By placing either Infantry Unit or Pikes unit next to each other, you can attack 1 troop of enemy with 2 troops of yours.
Save Lives By Replenish Or Flee
As I said before, when your troop died in the battle, you will lose that unit permanently. When the number of solider in a troop reduced to less than 3, consider the options below;
Four Ways To Save Lives
|Replenish In House||Heal number of soldier in your by replenish in the house for certain amount of time. Unit cannot be used while being replenished.|
|Use Item "War Horn"||Item War Horn can recover the number of solider in your troop instantly. It can only be used for certain amount of times per battle.|
|Stay Away From Enemy||Move your troop away from enemies and place other troop on the battle front.|
|Flee the island||Get out of battlefield by using enemy's longship. You won't lose your unit but you can't the escaped unit for rest of that battle.|
Map Tips: Which Stages To Prioritize
Priority Of Which Islands
When you have several options of islands to go to, you want to prioritize the island as table below.
Priority Of Which Island To Go To
|You can get new troop. Some new units have gold, traits, and class from the beginning.|
|Items help you strengthen your unit quickly. You can also upgrade item by spending gold.|
|Island With More House|
|If there is no island with new unit or item, aim for island with more houses. You get more gold by saving each house.|
|Island With Less House|
|Least priority. Note that the bigger the house is on the map, the more gold you get as a reward.|
Number Of Accessible Island Decreases As Turn Passes
As you move to next turn, the island located on the left of dotted line can no longer be accessible. Be sure to go to the island and try to maximize the golds!Learn More On How To Get Coin Efficiently
How To Upgrade Characters Efficiently
Class, Skill, Traits, & Items
There are 3 ways to upgrade your units; Class, Skill, and Items. Each costs you certain amount of gold to upgrade so plan carefully on what to upgrade first.
Priority Of Upgrading
|Increase base stats such as attack and toughness. Essential upgrade to increase unity's survivability.|
|Upgrade effects differs by each item. Requires less gold to max out its potential compared to Class and Skill.|
|Skill differs by each class. By upgrading the skill, you get stronger effects.|
Which One Should You Upgrade First?
Our recommendation is to prioritize the upgrade of class first rather than items and skills. This dramatically increases the base stats and survivability of your units. However, upgrading to Elite Class requires 20 golds so you could spend on Skill and Item in the mid-phase and eventually promote them to Elite in the later phase.Check Out All The Class & Skill From Here
Don't Equally Spread The Reward Gold
You can't use the gold for upgrade unless you reach the required amount of gold. Try to allocate the rewarded gold to one character until it reaches the required amount.