There are several Item drops you can get from Anthropus (NPC) controlled locations such as Wildernesses and Camps. These range from the 1 Minute Speed Ups to Great Dragon Eggs and Armor. Knowing where and how to find these items is essential to success in DoA.
The first thing you need to know is you have the potential to win an item drop from ANY SUCCESSFUL attack on an NPC territory. It doesnt matter if there are anthro troops there or if you get resources from the raid, all that matters is if your troops survive to bring the loot home.
The second thing you need to know is the only way to increase your odds of getting a drop is to increase the level of the target location you are attacking or use special troops. Camps drop items more then Wilds and higher levels drop items more often. So a lvl 5 Camp has a better chance of an Armor drop than a lvl 10 Wild, and a lvl 10 Camp has better odds than a lvl 5 Camp. Additionally, sending the lvl 10 Outpost troops in your attack to their respective Wilds increase your odds of finding their elemental drops, though this has no effect in Camps. More information on OP troop bonuses can be found at the end of the Outpost Expansion Guide.
Third, Drop Rates are Randomized and are not common. This means you could get lucky and find what you need on your first attack, but mostly likely you will need to hit the target many times over. You can skip this painful process by simply purchasing the Items with rubies in the shop, or diligently slaughter Anthros for days.
WARNING: LBMs ARE NOT good units to use vs Anthros, especially when the Bowmen are alone. Using only Bowmen WILL get your troops killed. Any time you use Ranged by themselves there is a chance they will miss attacks and get slaughtered. So every time you send Bowmen to farm a camp youre tossing the dice on whether you will get those troops back. Take my advice or learn your lesson when you lose 50k troops like others have, its up to you.
You can use Bowmen with Minos to raid low level Wilds and Camps until you can build up some Dragons. DO NOT continue to use Bowmen to farm after you have Dragons or suffer the consequences. DO NOT use Bowmen without Melee protection. And DO NOT use Bowmen against a Camp over lvl 3 (Wild 5). You may win this time, maybe 100 times, but you will eventually lose. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!
You also need to know WHERE to get the item drops you want:
The most common Anthropus drops are small speed boosts such as Blinks, Skips and Hops. These will reduce building, research, training, or marching times by 1, 5, and 15 minutes respectively. These are the easiest drops to get and are a regular sight for those of us Anthro farmers. Level 4 Camps have the best drop rates.
Speed Ups can be found from Anthropus Camps levels 2, 3, and 4.
Or, they can be purchased in the Shop.
Elemental Great Dragon Eggs are required to create each of your Outposts. These are RARE DROPS so dont expect to find these easily. Randomization to drops means you could potentially get this from the first Wild you hit, but you most likely will need many attacks before you get this. A Great Dragon MUST be sent with attacks in order to find Dragon Eggs. More info on GD Attacks can be found in the Wave Attack Guide.
The Water Dragon Egg can be found in Lakes level 5 and greater. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
The Stone Dragon Egg can be found in Hills level 7 and greater. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
The Fire Dragon Egg can be found in Mountains level 7 and greater. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
The Wind Dragon Egg can be found in Savannas lvl 7 and greater. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
Or, the Eggs can be purchased in the Shop.
Great Dragon Armor:
This Armor is needed in order to Research Aerial Combat and send your Great Dragons on attacks. Great Dragon Armors are separate piece sets and drop from different locations. These drops are ALL RARE DROPS, so expect to attack Camps or Wilds hundreds of times in order to get these items. Also, the more pieces you get, the harder it becomes to find the rest. You will find your last couple Armor drops may take a long long time to find. Only once you have all 4 Armor pieces for a Dragon, have researched at least lvl 1 of Aerial Combat, and have upgraded your Dragon to lvl 8 can you use that Dragon to accompany your troops on attacks. Dragon Armor DOES NOT effect the stats of the Dragon directly, but Aerial Combat research does. A Great Dragon MUST be sent with attacks in order to find Elemental Dragon Armor. More info on GD Attacks can be found in the Wave Attack Guide.
Great Dragon Armor can be found in Anthropus Camps levels 5 and greater.
Water Dragon Armor can be found in Lakes levels 7 and higher. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
Stone Dragon Armor can be found in Hills lvl 7 and above. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
Fire Dragon Armor can be found in Mountains lvl 7 and above. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
Wind Dragon Armor can be found in Savannas lvl 7 and above. A Great Dragon MUST accompany the attack.
Or, the Armor can be purchased in the Shop as a set or in Chests.
Outpost Troop Reagents:
Training the Elemental Troop types in your Outposts also require special items that are consumed for each troop trained. The Respirators needed to train Fangtooths in your Water Outpost are found in Lakes. The Mandrakes needed to train Granite Ogres in your Stone Outpost can be found in Hills. The Runes needed to train Lava Jaws in your Fire Outpost can be found in Mountains. The Talons needed to train Banshees in your Wind Outpost can be found in Savannas. All of these artifacts can be found in Camps. These Items come in bundles of 100, 500, and 1000. Drop rates as I have seen are roughly 1:25. That is 25 per attack, on average. Youll never get only 25, but youll get 100 here and 500 there making up for the attacks in which you didnt get any.
Fangtooth Respirators can be found in Lakes, lvls 7 through 10, and in Camps, lvls 7 through 10.
Glowing Mandrakes can be found in Hills, lvls 7 through 10, and in Camps, lvls 7 through 10.
Volcanic Runes can be found in Mountains, lvls 7 through 10, and in Camps, lvls 7 through 10.
Banshee Talons can be found in Savannas, lvls 7 through 10, and in Camps, lvls 7 through 10.
Or, they all can be purchased in the Shop.
Large Speed Ups:
Once Upon A Time You actually could get bigger speed up items to drop from lvl 5 Camps and higher. You could find Jumps, Leaps, and Bounces (1hr, 2.5hr, 8hr) though they were very rare. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. These items DO NOT drop any more. If they will again in the future, only the Devs know. But I wouldnt go holding my breath if I were you. So to be clear; speed ups no longer drop from lvl 5 to 10 anthro camps.