Troop protection is an important strategy to advance quickly in Vikings War of Clans. Warriors take a large amount of resources to train and build, so limiting their deaths is a key to progression. This guide covers the various types of troop protection.
The best method for protecting your warriors is to activate a peace treaty. A peace treaty can be bought in the gold and clan store (although you are restricted to an 8 hour peace treaty in the clan store). Once activated your town is completely protected from all incoming attacks. A peace treaty is the only method to fully protect all of your resources.
The downside is you can’t attack, or scout any other players, otherwise the peace treaty will drop. It also costs a large amount of gold to have peace treaties active 24/7 (and therefore money). They are still very useful during kingdom vs kingdom wars and for times when you have large stockpiles of resources.
Reinforcing a Clan Member
The next best type of protection for your troops after using your own peace treaty, is to send your warriors to another clan member who has a peace treaty active. By reinforcing another player’s town, your troops will be housed in their Mead Hall. As long as their peace shield remains active, your troops will be protected.
Upgrading the Mead Hall increases the troop capacity a player can hold. Note that only one march per player can be sent to another player. It’s important to ask the clan member when their peace shield is set to expire, so you can make other arrangements for your troops when it runs out. If your troops remain there after the peace treaty expires, your warriors will be venerable to attack.
Fake Onslaught -No longer true as of April 16 In Vikings War of Clans an onslaught is used to combine forces with other clan members, in order to attack an enemy Jarl. A fake onslaught is a method of exploiting this system to protect some of your troops. When you set an onslaught you can choose any time between 8 minutes and 8 hours, before your troops leave your town. Whilst your warriors wait for the onslaught timer to run down, they are completely protected from any attacks on your town. You can use this to your advantage by filling up an onslaught with your own warriors and setting an 8 hour timer. This will protect all of your troops until the timer runs out. At this point you can login and cancel the onslaught, before setting a new 8 hour timer. Note that in order for this to work you need to target another player in a clan, or a Jarl of town level 15+. You can also only protect one full march of troops, which will be dependent on your Shrine of Odin level.
Infirmaries provide the final line of defense against attacks on your town. Provided your infirmary bed numbers are higher than your troop numbers, none of your troops will be killed during an attack. Reviving warriors in your infirmaries is much quicker and costs significantly less resources than training new troops.
So how many troops can you protect? Well a level 21 Infirmary provides 20,000 beds. If you go for a pure infirmary setup, you can potentially have 13 infirmaries and still have room for one of each building type. This would provide you with beds for 260,000 warriors at level 21.
If you combine the infirmary bed capacity of 260,000, with a full march protected by a fake onslaught of 120,000, you can protect 380,000 troops in Vikings War of Clans without having to activate a peace treaty.
You should note that whilst this will protect your troops, it will not protect your resources. If you have resources in excess of your vault capacity, then you will need to send the excess to a clan member with a peace treaty active to protect them
Erik the Red