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Travian Battle: Troop Research and Strategy


troop researchTroop Research

One major way to grow in Travian to research new troops. You really can’t just settle for the only troop available for you since you will need troops doing specific tasks to succeed in every battle you wish to send them in. So you will need to do troop research and build more. Now, each tribe has their own different types of troops but one thing for sure is that they are all the same in the way that each tribe can have a specific troop for either cavalry or infantry. There are troops that are good at defense, there are those that are better at offense. There are troops that can do specific tasks like the ones that can break a village wall. You would want to gain advantages so you can win over your enemy.

Using these troops to device a strategy is a complicated topic. Usually, the best way to learn these strategies is to have them tried out yourself and discover the best way for you to succeed. You can do research online and check for tips but I strongly recommend you to take this time and relax. You may not be an expert yet, I know I’m not, so don’t expect that you can come up with a clever strategy that you can immediately win. Don’t be afraid to start humble and learn your way through.

The Academy

To do troop research, you will need an academy. There are certain prerequisites for every troop and some will require you to build not just an academy but other buildings as well. Since I’m Gaul, I’ll be using Gail troops as an example and look at what are the things you need to learn for troop research.

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These is a screenshot from my academy. As you can see, there are requirements that need to be present before you can start researching a certain troop. I already have the requirements needed to research the Swordsman. Some troops require a Smithy or a Workshop but it’s not limited to that. Some troops from other tribes could require other building such as a Blacksmith, Horse Drinking Pool and others. It depends on what troop you’re going to research and what tribe you have. Now, it’s important that you know which ones you might need to prioritize. You wouldn’t want to waste time and resources on troops that are not that necessary yet. Although, the aim is to have all the troops. Well, the more the merrier and the more troops you have, the more complex your army could be. Troop research will help you expand the capabilities of your army. It well then be much more easier to device a battle strategy since you have the troops you need to make every battle a success.

Travian Tribes

The Gaul tribe is best at defense so most of their troops are excellent defenders. Like the Druidrider who is the fastest defensive unit in the game. Even the basic Gaul troop which is the Phalanx is a very valuable defender even though his attack power is minimal. So for troop research, work on the troops that will be needed to compensate for what your tribe is less capable at doing.

The Roman tribe is equally good at defense and offense so you can expect their troops to have equally good attackers and defenders. Romans are considered elite and their troops are individually strong. Although, the downside to them is that they are only good in quality and not in quantity because they are expensive and takes a lot of time to produce. But in battle, you don’t just need quality but also quantity. It’s hard to win over an enemy when you are greatly outnumbered. Troop research for Romans should be done to expand the number of troops you can build.

The Teutons are the best raiders in the game. Although, Teutons are very poor at defense. There are only a few troops in the Teuton tribe that are capable of defense so troop research on defense troops and to start building them is important.

Army Building

I am only starting troop research and right now, the idea is to get troops that will be used for raiding. Since you can’t avoid other players to raid you, you will need troops that could counter an enemy’s attack. So now, I have researched Pathfinders and have started building them. They are scouts. You will need scouts to know if there are other enemy scouts in your village. Also, I’ll be then working on getting Theutates Thunders because I’ll be needing them to raid villages. But I have to get my Smithy to level 3 first before I can research these troops.

Most likely if you are starting troop research, prioritize a powerful moving troop and scouts. They will be the most needed at first. So if you’re Gaul, start with Pathfinders and Theutates Thunders. If you’re Roman, you can start with Equites Legati and Equites Imperatoris. If you’re Teutons, you can expect your basic troop to be good at raiding already since Teutons are best at it. But, Teutons are poor at defense so you can build Scouts and maybe a troop that will be good at defense.

This is an overview of how you can research and build new troops. The best strategy is still the one you device on your own and you’ve been able to come up from the learnings you gained through your experiences. Don’t worry about rough starts but be sure to be wise enough to avoid major downfalls.

Good luck!

Travian Tribes: The Gauls


This will be the last part for our series about the Travian Tribes. We’ll go over details about the Gauls this time. So for those who are planning on starting Travian or who have already started and has the Gauls for their tribe then hopefully you’ll find this helpful!

Gauls are pretty much peace-loving people. If you’re a player who prefers to play defensively, then the Gauls are perfect for you. They have fast units and are great at defense. They could be aggressive but their best attacking troop will require research first. Mainly, their troops use clay but some can rely on iron like their Swordsman and Haeduan troops.

Speaking of troops, let’s look over the Gaul troops one by one.

  • Phalanx – This is the Gaul’s simple infantry unit in which they are cheap and quick to produce. Good in defense but has a minimal power in attacking. Balance your troops well and this troop will be very much helpful in defense.
  • Swordsmen – An offensive unit of the Gauls tribe are the Swordsmen although they can be expensive to produce. This troop is the only effective infantry attacker of the Gaul tribe.
  • Pathfinder – They are the scouts of the Gaul tribe and moves quite fast to scout other villages.
  • Theutates Thunder – A light cavalry and raid force of the Gaul tribe. They move very fast which is an advantage to this troop thus making them very useful in raiding. Do not keep them in the village when there’s an incoming attack because they are not good at defense.
  • Druidrider – This troop is the mobile infantry defender of the Gauls tribe. In the game, they are the fastest defensive unit and are the best at it.
  • Haeduan – Though the Gaul tribe is good at defense, this troop proves itself as a heavy cavalry unit and is a powerful attacker. Imagine pairing them up with the Druidrider troop.

Each tribe has their own special characteristics that make them better from the others. Though they have weaknesses, given the time, they can be trained to be great at battle. Surely enough, every effort you spend on them will lead definitely lead to victory.

Travian Tribes: The Romans


On my previous post, we talked about the things that new players need to know about Travian. One of the things I mentioned was knowing the each tribe; what makes each of them different from the rest. Well now, I’m making a series tackling about each tribe in detail so you can know them more. We’re starting off with the tribe I have, the Romans.

On past posts, I blogged about them already so you can check them out. I’ll go directly to specifics.

Romans is the second mos popular tribe. They are balanced and can be strong in both attack and defense. A Roman army is high quality but low in quantity. Although, they may consume less crop that other tribes’ armies but the downside to it is that they are expensive to train which also takes a long time.

The Romans have several troops which are good at both attack and defense.

  • Legionnaire – The basic unit of the Roman army and can be built without research. They are considered to be a general unit and are good for 3 main functions: basic light infantry, attacker, infantry raider and cavalry defender.
  • Praetorian – Best infantry defender in the game; This troop might be good in defense but the attack skills are lacking. This troop should not be used in attacks. It’s suggested to not use this troop in raids since movement is slow and carries the least amount of resource.
  • Imperian – A heavy infantry attacker of the Roman army and may be the attacker. Considered the foundation of the Roman’s attack force although defense may be poor and should not be used for defense. Downside of this troop is that its expensive and slow to produce.
  • Equites Legati – A Roman scout. Scouts other villages to know troop count, defense and amount of resources. This troop cannot attack nor can it defend. If this troop is in your village, they can detect if there are enemies scouting you.
  • Equites Imperatoris – The main cavalry raider of the Roman army. Good to use for raiding both light and medium defended towns. This troop is quick and an easy raider and as per Roman standard, cheap.
  • Equites Caesaris – Slow but very powerful. Although compared to Teutonic Knights, this troop has the edge on speed. A very good troop to use as a defense unit.
  • Battering Ram – Heavy support weapon for infantry and cavalry. Their task is to destroy enemy walls thus increasing other troops’ chance to overcome the enemy.
  • Fire Catapult – They destroy the fields and buildings of enemy villages. They can be defenseless when they’re not escorted by other troops. (That’s one thing you should always keep in mind!)

A Roman tribe can be very powerful! Learn to use them well and you will definitely be on top of your game.