What do i need to attack them?
What do i need to attack them?
safest bet is to save up for the lvl 10 pythus and then do all of them in one go. There are a few different threads already started outlining how to defeat it. Two methods that come to mind are, 1. (probably the best for most people since everyone likes to build snipers for some reason) involves massive numbers of snipers, reapers, nosferatu and one of everything if I remember it correctly. The second way that comes to mind, uses tons of vbs and about 1/3 as many nbs and a couple thousand nosferatu. numbers for the latter are 61k vbs, 22k nbs, 3k nos, it will take quite a bit longer to build up than the other method however, but I like the flying bats ^^ idk why so i'm working on that one.
(if you want screenshots, search the forum, there are 3 or 4 different threads started with them, and each has a different troop combination)
hope that helps a bit, or at least points you in the right direction ^^
Nemesis Bats are the best option. Optionally you can back up with some Nos/Vamp Bats if you like. I recommend strongly against using a Reaper+Sniper+Nos combo. Your Reapers will die first.
How many nem bats would you recommend, with all research to lvl 9?
I used fortitude and vengeance boosts but this might also increase death rate for some reason - i used boosts on 2nd hit with getting the last 2 pieces of armour and death rate increased (this happened when hitting shanks to get pup too). I didnt use gargoyle because of previous issue with it being a problem (not knowing if that had been fixed).
I'm going to work in using Slynx suggestion of using 61k vbs, 22k nbs, 3k nos. I like using bats too.
From working out troop equivalents comparing our troops to whats in bases, using only nem might get u thru lvl 5 Pythus if u use over 80k nem, this is why i am going to work on Slynx suggestion. I've hit lvl 4 but not lvl 5 yet, and needed to use overkill with only nem.
I hit it with 61k vampire bats, 22k nem bats, 3k nos -> lost 110 vamp bats
(lvl 9 research)
lvl 6 Pythus has 20k freaks, 4k meatheads
I hit it with 63,890 vamp, 23,110 nem bats, 3k nos -> lost 153 vamp
lvl 7 Pythus has 5k meatheads, 6k bikers
I hit it with 23,263 vamp, 63k nem, 3k nos -> no losses
lvl 8 Pythus has 6k meatheads, 9k bikers
I hit it with 24k vamp, 63k nem, 3k nos -> lost 716 nem
lvl 9 Pythus has 7k meatheads, 12k bikers
I hit it with 63,737 vamp, 23,263 nem, 3k nos -> lost 292 nos, 320 nem
Will hit lvl 10 Pythus when am back to 3k nos again.
The results of hitting lvl 10 Pythus Base, then continued on to get all 4 pieces of Serpent Armor:
The bottom line, if u don't want to lose troops, and this is just supposition from what I learned hitting Pythus', is to use what someone else has suggested -> 60k nemesis bats and 30k nosferatu (but I am impatient).
I recommend not using a gargoyle.
I did it with 62k nem, 3100 nos + 100 nos (finished training 100), and 65k vampire bats.
I used Gargoyle and Wolf Gargoyle when I could, but I think this is one of the reasons for the high vamp death rate,
and it did increase the Nemesis death rate when I forgot to send Nos with the Nemesis Bats once.
Nemesis deaths stopped when only using Nos & Nem with no Gargoyle.
If you have plenty of Nos then they shouldn't die either.
I used amethyst courage & amethyst fury.
lvl 16 attack general and 15% attack & defense bonus from lvl 5 Ziggurat.
I lost 65k Vampire Bats (all of them - this isnt a problem for me),
6,812 nem &
I got piece of armor on first hit, 3rd, 4th & 13th hits.
Other goodies were Relocate Outposts & Amethyst Courages.
And now that I have a 2nd OP, replacing and increasing my troop population is going to be easier (lol)
I haven't posted the list of what I got and lost with each hit as its not a small post.