Mercenaries. Overview

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Alina Bright
Community Manager
19 September, 2017, 2:24 PM UTC

Mercenaries. Overview

Mercenaries are special Units you can collect and improve. Each has a set of Skills that give different boosts to your Base and/or armies. This is different from Strategic Units, which improve the statistics of only a certain number of Units.

Hiring Mercenaries

In order to be able to Hire and manage Mercenaries, you must have built the Mercenary Facility.

You can sign Contracts at the Mercenary Facility to get new Mercenaries.

You can get Contracts at the Store, in packages at the Bank, or as rewards for various in-game activities - including by eliminating Targets.

Different types of Contracts are available. These Grades correspond to the Grades of the Mercenaries they grant you.

- Basic Contracts enable you to hire Mercenaries of Grade I, Grade II, and Grade III.

- Advanced Contracts enable you to hire Mercenaries of Grade II, Grade III, and Grade IV.

- Elite Contracts enable you to hire Mercenaries of Grade IV and Grade V.

Mercenary Characteristics. Overview

Every Mercenary has:

- a Designation, and associated Skills

- a Rarity Grade

- a Level

- a Class

- a Promotion status

- a Background

Some of these characteristics, such as their Designation, Background, and Rarity, cannot be changed. However, their Level, Class and Promotion status can be upgraded to make them stronger.

Mercenary Characteristics. Designation

There are 12 Designations of Mercenaries:

1. Marksman – Base Defense

2. Hitman – Raids

3. Security Android – Resource Cache Defense

4. Battle Android – Resource Cache Offense (Attacks only)

5. Strategist – Black Site Defense

6. Pilot – Black Site Offense

7. Shield Android – Alliance HQ Defense

8. Heavy Gunner – Alliance HQ Offense

9. Saboteur – Recon

10. Technician – Munitions and Fuel

11. Cargo Android – Rations and Munitions

12. Field Doctor – Fuel and Rations

Each Designation provides a different set of Skills. Keep your Mercenary's Designation in mind when selecting which Mercenary to send with a squad. Not all Mercenaries will be appropriate for all missions. Some are meant to be stationed at your Base to boost Resource production and storage capacity. Collect Mercenaries of all Designations in order to ensure you have one for every situation.

Mercenary Characteristics. Rarity 

There are five Rarity Grades. Mercenaries of higher Rarity Grades are always stronger than their lower-grade counterparts. Rarity Grade, unlike most other Mercenary Characteristics, cannot be increased or improved.

Their icon frame indicates the Rarity Grade of a Mercenary.

• No frame – Grade I

• Green – Grade II

• Blue – Grade III

• Purple – Grade IV

• Orange – Grade V

Mercenary Characteristics. Level

The number in the bottom right corner of their avatar is the Mercenary’s level.

You need Mercenary XP to level up your Mercenary. Engage Targets with a Mercenary to earn XP for them. You can also retire unneeded Mercenaries in the “Upgrade” tab in your Mercenary Facility to get additional XP. Mercenary XP levels up a selected Mercenary to make them stronger.

The Level a Mercenary can reach depends on its Class. Class 6 allows a Mercenary to reach Level 40 if fully Promoted. A Mercenary’s Level is shown in the bottom-right corner of their avatar.

Mercenary Characteristics. Class

The stars in the upper left corner of their avatar indicates a Mercenary’s current Class. There are 6 different Classes.

To improve your Mercenary's Class you must first get your Mercenary to the highest Level their current Class allows. You should then retire Mercenaries of the same Class as the chosen Mercenary.

The number of Mercenaries you retire must be equal to the current Class of your Mercenary. For example, a Class 2 Mercenary must have two Class 2 Mercenaries retired for it to reach Class 3.

After its Class is improved, your Mercenary’s Level is reset. You must get them up to the highest Level available again to reach the next Class.

Mercenary Characteristics. Skills

Your Mercenary’s Skills depend on their Designation. They provide boosts to certain Unit statistics under certain conditions, or Resource production and storage in your Base. There are 5 levels for each Skill. You can improve a Mercenary's Skill by using a Skill Core in the Mercenary Facility (“Collection” tab, then “Skills” tab). Note: You can choose the Mercenary when you apply a Skill Core, but the Skill leveled up will be chosen at random.

Mercenary Characteristics. Promotion

The top right corner of your Mercenary’s avatar will show a number that is their current stage of Promotion.

Promote your Mercenary so they can reach their full potential. This process will make your chosen Mercenary stronger, but requires you to choose a Mercenary to retire first. They must be the same Designation and Grade as the Mercenary you wish to Promote. There are 5 stages of Promotion, and each one boosts all the Skills of your Mercenary. A Class 5 or 6 Mercenary can only reach their highest Level when fully Promoted. Retired Mercenaries will disappear.

Mercenary Characteristics. Background

The icon in the bottom left corner represents a Mercenary’s Background (Special Forces, Airborne, or Naval Infantry).

Each Mercenary’s Background affects how it fights against enemy Mercenaries. Your Mercenary can receive a 25% Skill boost if their Background is more effective against an enemy Mercenary's Background (Naval Infantry has the advantage over Special Forces, Special Forces over Airborne, and Airborne over Naval Infantry).

So if your Mercenary's Background is Naval Infantry, and it is fighting against a Mercenary with a Special Forces Background, it will gain a 25% Skill boost.

If both your activated Mercenaries have matching Backgrounds, their skills will be boosted.

Mercenary Activation

The “Activate” tab of the Mercenary Facility allows you to activate two Mercenaries at your Base. Your chosen Mercenaries will grant different bonuses dependent on their Skills and characteristics. You can activate Mercenaries that boost Base Defense, production and storage of different Resources, or Recon.

If both your activated Mercenaries have matching Backgrounds, their Skills will be boosted.

Fighting Targets with Mercenaries

Send your Mercenaries to engage Targets to earn Rewards and Mercenary XP. The “Engage” tab at the Mercenary Facility can be used to see all the Targets currently available to engage.

Note: Your Mercenaries require Energy to engage Targets. This Resource will recharge over time, or can be recharged instantly in exchange for Gold.

Mercenaries will not be wounded if they lose when engaging a Target. However, engaging Targets depletes your Energy. If your Energy runs out you can wait for it to recharge by itself, or use Gold to recharge it instantly.

Each Target has an amount of HP (Health Points), and each of your Mercenaries has their own Attack Power. A Target’s HP does not replenish if you run out of Energy before the battle is over. You can return to eliminate it later once your Energy has been recharged, either with the same Mercenary or a different one.

If the Mercenary’s Attack Power is greater than the Target’s remaining HP, the Mercenary will defeat the Target and receive all possible Mercenary XP and a bonus final reward, which often consists of Energy and/or Contracts. Pay attention to the Target’s remaining HP and the Attack Power of your Mercenaries in order to choose wisely.

You can view your received Rewards in the “Targets” tab, inside the Combat Reports.

Mercenary PvP Combat

You can send a Mercenary along with a squad to give them bonuses in combat. You can also choose to send a Mercenary alone, but they do best when leading other soldiers to victory.

Mercenaries can get wounded if they lose in PvP. A wounded status leaves them inactive for a certain length of time. However, you can immediately put your Mercenaries back into action by using Gold.

Gold

Gold is a Premium Resource and is needed for hiring Mercenaries, getting Mercenary XP Boosts, and more. To get Gold, go to the Bank and open the “Gold” tab. Select the offer you like and purchase it.


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snowmoose29
19 September, 2017, 4:17 PM UTC
Always about spending money
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Commander #2153869
19 September, 2017, 10:19 PM UTC
Nice
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Caz
19 September, 2017, 10:43 PM UTC

More money for PLARIUM again.

Its not so easy to use.

The current changes make game harder than it should be.

Takes the fun out of the game.

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Caz
20 September, 2017, 4:14 AM UTC
What happened to being able to see who attacked a base where my reinforcements are held
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Jef hards
20 September, 2017, 8:43 AM UTC
I would like to get a contract 
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
20 September, 2017, 8:48 AM UTC

snowmoose29 said:


Always about spending money

Hello, Commander! Let me disagree with you in this case. You have an opportunity to get Mercenaries and upgrade them without buying Diamonds. It can take some time, but as a result you'll have strong army and bonuses from Mercenaries. 

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Alina Bright
Community Manager
20 September, 2017, 8:48 AM UTC
Commander #2153869 said:

Nice
Glad to hear you liked this update! :)
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
20 September, 2017, 8:49 AM UTC
Caz said:

What happened to being able to see who attacked a base where my reinforcements are held
Hello! It will be fixed as soon as possible. Thank you for you patience. 
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
20 September, 2017, 8:50 AM UTC

Caz said:


The current changes make game harder than it should be.

Takes the fun out of the game.

Hello! Why do you think so? 

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Alina Bright
Community Manager
20 September, 2017, 8:51 AM UTC
Jef hards said:

I would like to get a contract 
Hello, Commander! Welcome to our forum! Can I help you? 
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Robo
20 September, 2017, 7:56 PM UTC
The only thing I'm missing here is a Merc which you can send out to join on a special ops.
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
21 September, 2017, 7:10 AM UTC
Robo said:

The only thing I'm missing here is a Merc which you can send out to join on a special ops.
Hello, Commander! Thank you for your feedback. I'll pass it to our devs. 
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THE--HELL
21 September, 2017, 10:06 AM UTC
nice update
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Ruben Erik
21 September, 2017, 10:43 PM UTC

Yea. The money hunger get bigger and bigger than before for plarium. How can I get a contract If I don't have gold. I pay money to plarium but not in this game. This is much more expensive to play that total domination. A game that unfortunately is dieing. Slowly but surely. 

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Alina Bright
Community Manager
22 September, 2017, 11:23 AM UTC
THE--HELL said:

nice update
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! 
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
22 September, 2017, 2:15 PM UTC
Ruben Erik said:

Yea. The money hunger get bigger and bigger than before for plarium. How can I get a contract If I don't have gold. I pay money to plarium but not in this game. This is much more expensive to play that total domination. A game that unfortunately is dieing. Slowly but surely. 

Hi! You can get contracts in battles on Targets. 
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D10G3N35
24 September, 2017, 10:14 AM UTC

I get the background symbols confused.

I know Anchor = Naval Infantry

But I get the others mixed up


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Alina Bright
Community Manager
26 September, 2017, 3:08 PM UTC
D10G3N35 said:

I get the background symbols confused.

I know Anchor = Naval Infantry

But I get the others mixed up


Hello, Commander! Would you mind explain everything in more details? I appreciate if you send me the screenshot of your issue. Thank you in advance. 
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wittygamer
Moderator
30 September, 2017, 5:29 AM UTC
D10G3N35 said:

I get the background symbols confused.

I know Anchor = Naval Infantry

But I get the others mixed up


Are you talking about the symbol in the corner?
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