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Castle Age Game Guide

Updated on May 3, 2014

Tips and Strategies for Castle Age on Facebook

A beginner's Castle Age Guide.

Castle Age is a fun, complex fantasy facebook game offering quests, interesting characters, epic monsters, and castles to defend. Players can duel, invade other players, or ignore the PvP element and enjoy questing as they build up their kingdom.

Here are a few tips and resources to help you get started:

Castle Age Starting Heroes - Stats and Powers

Castle Age Start Characters
Castle Age Start Characters

When you first log on to Castle Age, you're presented with a choice of four characters to assist. There is no need to stress at all over this choice; the others will soon join you or can be hired for a low fee. Whoever you choose will be your first general, joining you for free. Here are their starting stats and the powers they give:

Strider

3 attack 0 Defense

Gives bonus gold.

Cost to hire: 5,000

Dragan

2 attack 1 Defense

Increases max energy.

Cost to hire: 5,000

Penelope

0 attack 3 Defense

Decreases cost of hiring soldiers.

Cost to hire: 5,000

Sophia

1 attack 2 Defense

Increases max energy.

Cost to hire: 5,000

All General stats in this section are taken directly from the Castle Age game on Facebook for accuracy. Screenshot was taken by me in-game to illustrate the initial Heroes gamers are offered, used under my understanding of "Fair Use".

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Castle Age Basics

Your stat bars are Energy, Health, and Stamina. Energy is used to quest, while Stamina is used to attack in monster battles and to PVP. If your health drops below 10 you cannot attack another player. All three refill slowly over time, and their maximum level can be raised by assigning the points earned in leveling to that purpose (you'll find that under your Keep tab).

Other things you'll find under your Keep tab are your bank, items, units (soldiers), lands under your command, and how much your lands bring in vs. how much your units cost to maintain.

Under the Quests tabs are a series of quests you can do, which will take certain units of soldiers and certain generals to complete. You can acquire units of soldiers under the Town tab, and generals as heroes under the Heroes tab. Heroes become Generals when you assign one to be your primary under the General subtab in the Heroes area. Alternately, you can click the portrait of the required general on the quest to equip them if you have them or be given the chance to hire them if you don't. Each general levels up as you battle with them, becoming stronger and offering increased bonuses.

As you progress through the quest chains you will be given the chance to acquire summoning orbs for boss battles. Once summoned, you can find those bosses under the Monsters tab. Each has a (long) timer to kill it, and you can invite your friends to help by publishing the call to arms on your facebook wall (large buttons for this, can't miss them). Once killed, everyone can collect their rewards. Then, if you like, after the timer runs down you can redo the quest and summon it again. Good for leveling and getting any good loot you may not have had drop the first time through.

Which general is best to equip at any given time is going to vary. Not only do they offer different bonuses that will be more desirable in certain circumstances, like Garlan's decrease to soldier cost, or Zaverok's monster attack bonus, but as you progress you will have access to stronger generals, and as they level these bonuses are increasing. It's ever-changing.

When you complete a quest chain associated with a land, the quests re-open with a subset of quests, and that subset has no required General. You can use these to level your strongest generals. Also, once the influence-earning potential of a quest is finished, other generals can still complete those quests for experience.

Castle Age FAQ

What are favor points? How can I get more?

Favor points are used at the Oracle for her "special services", units, or items. The special services include stat refills and gold (generally not worth it, and not needed if you're a patient gamer).

There are several ways to gain favor points:

* Cash purchase.

* The completion of affiliate offers like you can find all over the internet, including email address collection gimmicks and the occasional scam, so be careful if you choose this route.

* Regular gameplay - Some Achievements and Monster Battles offer favor points as reward. They're also awarded as demi rewards. See this Demi Reward chart to see which powers award them when.

What's the deal with Demi-powers?

The demi-powers assist you by offering such things as permanent bonuses to your stats, bonus quests, and powerful items in return for your gaining levels in their favor. You can see the points you have with each by going to the demi power tab under Oracle. To see the rewards they offer, click "view rewards" under their individual tabs. You can get a free blessing each day from one demi power of your choice, excepting Azerion who has a 48 hour timer. Their blessing includes points in their favor and a stat bonus. The stat bonuses offered by each are:

Ambrosia - +1 Energy

Malekus - +1 Attack

Corvintheus - +1 Defense

Aurora - +1 Health

Azeron - +1 Stamina

What do Energy Potions do?

Energy potions refill 10 points of energy. They do not, unfortunately, boost your permanent max energy.

How do I get someone to stop attacking me?

Bank your gold. If you're not dropping gold, you're less attractive as an opponent. If they're persistent, you could try friending them, logging out of the game (If you close Facebook when your health is below 10, you will fall off the list of potential targets), or try one of the other tactics listed below.

Castle Age's Hero, Celesta
Castle Age's Hero, Celesta

PVP Self Defense Tips For Those Who Do Not Want To PVP

or: how to prevent going broke when you're not looking

* The simplest trick to keeping from being bled dry of your gold is to stash it in the bank, found under your Keep tab. It costs a percentage fee but it is worth it.

* Set Celesta or one of the other defense-boosting heroes as your general. At level 1 Celesta gives a +3 defense bonus when you're attacked. Dante is another choice, offering +4 defense at level 1. Lacking those, use your strongest hero with the best defense.

* Increase your army size and invest points in raising your personal defense. Your army is made up of facebook friends who play castle age. There is a thread on the official forums to add castle age players to your facebook friends list if you wish. The maximum army size is 501. So far I haven't bothered with this, choosing the next step instead:

* After protecting yourself and your gold as best you can, enjoy the aspects of the game you like, ignoring the pvp. It's just an aspect of the game, and one that rarely affects any other aspect.

Or you can go to the battle tab, and under "training grounds," train with Celesta. Complete her training and you'll earn a few extra points for your stats, and who knows, you may even get to like battling and take your revenge. Dueling can be great fun even for those who want to stay with a small army.

Making Gold In Castle Age

The primary sources of income in Castle Age are:

Quest rewards - As you progress, questing gets more and more lucrative.

PvP - specifically, abusing starry-eyed newbies who haven't learned to put their gold in their bank yet. Harsh, but true. As a horrified and unsuspecting Acolyte I found myself dropping $100,000 a duel. Nothing beats that level of income in the early levels of the game.

Land - Land offers hourly income, and can be obtained as boss drops or by purchase in Town. Note that the prices of all types of land go up the more you have, so the common recommendation is to buy in stacks of 5 and 10 as soon as you can. (All land in the stack having the same price, saving gold over buying them piece by piece.)

Use whatever methods above you like or are able, and BANK your gold, and you'll have a nice, steadily growing bankroll.

Of Generals and Heroes

There are several ways to obtain generals. One is by purchase under the Heroes tab. These slowly unlock as you work your way through the quest chains, and only cost in-game gold. Some are summoned through alchemy. Other heroes are available as quest rewards (like Celesta) or achievement rewards (Darius, for instance, is a reward when one of your apprentices reaches level 50).

More desirable and unusual heroes are offered in return for spending favor points. Some are only available by random chance in the various chests you can buy, but others can be purchased from the Oracle. We're only shown one Oracle hero at a time for sale, but all Oracle-sold heroes are available if you have their link.

Buy Links for all Oracle Heroes - A list at the official Castle Age forums.

All heroes and how to get them - A Wikia article.

Heroes list with comparative stats - On Wikidot.

Generals gain experience from questing and battling as your primary general, and can achieve four levels, increasing their powers with each.

Some notable General powers, not to miss:

Aeris decreases, and ultimately eliminates, banking fees.

Celesta offers defense boosts.

Garlan decreases soldier costs.

Vanquish has a vicious attack.

Zarevok offers bonus damage against monsters.

All of these are obtainable using in-game gold or from quests.

Help for Castle Age HD for iPhone

Castle Age Mobile Forums

The official place to ask questions, get help, and find other Castle Age players. If this page or one of the listed guides didn't answer your question, that's a good place to try.

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      AgeofFire 3 years ago

      Which hero is the best for ranger (127 lv ) ?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If on phone delete app and reinstall

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: As to why the army members can or can not be added its because they are either Facebook or iOS iOS can add Facebook but not vice versa most times. For the first part of your question the tokens are from the duels that you can do to invade enemy conquest lands. You can also use tokens while defending your own conquest land

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Check out in your keep. Usually under the consumables

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      where can you find a guide that will explain Conquest. I haven't been able to figure out how to use the ten points or how to really play this part of the game. Maybe I am dense I have read the info areas but still not able to play fully. Also, when attacked why are some players marked as can't be added to army? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: In keep at consumables

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: This happened to me. I was using Google Chrome. I had to take it off my computer entirely and then upload it again. That fixed the problem.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The Facebook version is different than iPhone version, or more commonly known as the "iOS" version. In the iOS version you have the option to play via either Facebook or iOS versions, (you have a different character with each version), however in Facebook it is only Facebook. The Facebook version is more in depth with many different weapons, quests, and such, and is considered by many to be superior to the iOS version, however the developers are working to even out the differences between the two platforms for the same game.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too!! ??

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is prob a silly question but I am trying to find my bottles of extra energy or stamina that you win as you play so that I can use them! Except Iplay on my iphone and I have looked everywhere and it is prob somewhere so simple but I just don't know where to find them, they are not in my keep either HELP :( Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have tried to get into game. I can't get past the select a general page - any suggestions?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You cannot play your iOS account on Facebook. You CAN, however, play your Facebook account on your iOS device.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: you can buy as many as you want i suppose, but when you invade, you only get to take so many troops per army member. the max usable army members is 501, you can have a whole lot more for gifts and allies and such, but only 501 will be used during monsters, and invades. so you would be wasting a great deal of $$ if you bought too many soldiers. As you quest, you will need to purchase some expensive gear to continue the quest. I suggest purchase land and as much as you can to get the income you will need.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hey there hows it going.. i got the castle age app on my iphone but now wanr to play it via facebook on my laptop but i can't seem to find in a sign in option ..? it just keeps offering me a fresh start but i don't want that as ive already built up a great profile on my i phone.. can anyone help..?

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      Kimberly Napper 5 years ago from U.S.

      @anonymous: If you're patient, and careful with the points you have, they accumulate well enough through gameplay. That's the path I take rather than paying for them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Favor point are too exspensive

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You can have as many soldier as you like, but when you invade, the program chooses the best 501 soldiers to fight. If you have the hero Chase at lvl 4, you can bring 521 soldiers.

      I currently have more than 2000 soldiers, mostly from monster loots. I didn't even need to buy them. Easiest monster to farm soldiers is Cronus, the world hydra..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: there is no limit however...

      when you "invade" you take only as many soldiers that you own/bought..as size of your army so if you have 501 friends in ur army you take 501 soldiers to invade provided you have that many.

      dueling is based on your equipped hero and the strongest armors are auto enabled.

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      Kimberly Napper 5 years ago from U.S.

      @anonymous: Prices go up incrementally, and higher rank soldiers have an upkeep cost, so money can be a limit. Also, stronger units unlock as you acquire more levels or battle points, taking more money to purchase and more to maintain. With battles in different areas requiring certain types of units - usually increasingly powerful units - a player could find themselves stuck if they invest too much into lower level units they didn't need.

      But as far as "You can only have ____ soldiers", no, I've never seen that sort of limit.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am actually wondering how many troops you can have, I saw something about 501 friends for army size but what about your personal troops is there a max to that or can I just by a million foot soldiers? please reply as I have not found this answer out yet

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Looks like fun! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      baru 21 miliar sudah bangga, hahaha!!!