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The Best Ways to Capture Enemy Bases in Sons of Valhalla

The best tactics to capture the enemy in Sons of Valhalla.

In Sons of Valhalla, you’ll have to put your strength and battle strategies to the test. However, you must also balance gathering resources and having the right troops. In this guide, I’ll show you the best ways to capture enemy bases in Sons of Valhalla. 

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Sons of Valhalla: How to Capture Enemy Bases

There are two main steps that I’ve found to have the best chances of success in capturing an enemy base: Upgrading your base and the actual raid of the enemy outpost. Although each level varies slightly, these steps remain consistent. 

Upgrade Your Base and Troops 

You’ll need to do some prep work before attempting to raid an enemy base. I recommend upgrading your base and troops as much as you can before. Although this can be a bit slow and grindy initially, it’ll be well worth it.

Upgrading your base allows you to have better defenses, which will let you focus on your prep work. You’ll also want to ensure you have access to the right troops. Shielded Swordsmen are the first troop upgrades I recommend. They can take more enemy hits and allow you to use the Shield Wall formation, which is perfect for taking on a large rush of enemies. 

I also found that upgrading the Siege Workshop by two levels is ideal. Having siege weaponry is necessary to have a successful raid; however, they take a long time to make. Leveling up the Workshop will speed this process up. 

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The last troop upgrade I like to make is the firing rate of the archers. When archers have their firing rate maxed out, they’ll deal some of the most damage in a group and stay safe since they’re always in the back of your party. 

Raiding Enemy Bases

When attacking the enemy, you must capture an outpost before one of their main bases. These are usually defended by a watchtower filled with archers. To combat this, you’ll need a Ram. This will protect you and your troops from their arrows and deal a lot of damage to the watchtower. 

Once you take down the watchtower, the enemies inside the outpost will rush at you. I found that the best way to take them out without losing too many troops is by using the Shield Wall command. This will protect your troops and attack the enemies at the same time. If there is a larger enemy, like a mini boss, your best bet is commanding your troops to attack while you run past the enemy and attack from behind. 

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After you capture the outpost, you can restore your health and supplies. Now, you can go after their main base. It’ll come down to the same tactics. Take down the watchtower with a ram, use the Shield Wall command when there’s a rush of enemies, and command your troops to attack while you attack from behind. Make sure you have at least five archers in your party to deal damage from a distance. 

That’s the best way to capture enemy bases in Sons of Valhalla. If you’re looking for more tips and tricks, check out our dedicated Sons of Valhalla guides hub. 


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Antonio is a Writer at GameSkinny. He obtained his Bachelor's in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's been a lifelong gamer and doesn't remember a time when his life didn't revolve around video games. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, he's spent countless hours playing all of their franchises, mostly Zelda and Xenoblade Chronicles. However, his love for RPGs stands above the rest.