Boom Beach: Assault And Defense Tips
How to pick the best units and protect your resources.
Boom Beach, the latest game from Clash of Clans developer Supercell, is a unique action experience where you expand your territory around tropical islands while protecting resources. Despite a wealth of options, it's easy to get into, especially if you read our beginner's guide.
To help you nail defensive tactics and attacking rival bases, this guide will help you conquer islands in no time.
How do I protect resources in Boom Beach?
When you come under attack, enemies will take your resources if they manage to overcome your defenses.
To prevent this from happening, invest in a vault. By getting this, you can keep your gold and wood protected. The vault takes damage over time, so strengthen it whenever you can.
Then we have gold and resource boats. You can stock these up with supplies and they won't come under attack. However, they only carry so much, so the idea is to strike a balance between cargo and what's left in the vault.
How do I strengthen my base in Boom Beach?
You'll want to make sure your buildings are in top shape. The main one you'll want to concentrate on is the headquarters. By keeping this strong, you'll earn new resources that will allow you create new buildings and defenses with no problem.
In addition, when creating buildings, keep in mind that you can only build one thing at a time. While this may limit how you expand your base, it also concentrates your resources, so protect these at all costs. Focus on building armories and sniper towers.
What's the key to a strong offensive attack in Boom Beach?
A combination of ground forces and strong vehicles will do the trick. The ground forces will work to bring down some of the weaker enemies in the game, while gunboats and tanks can do massive damage to bigger obstacles, like those carrying heavier firepower - and pesky sniper towers.
On top of that, keep your armory maintained so you can build a better boat, thus being able to carry a large amount of soldiers to the island you're trying to dominate. Firepower is one thing, but being able to overwhelm enemy forces is another.
What are the best ground forces in Boom Beach?
The Rifleman is your general soldier. He can take a decent amount of damage, but only has average firepower. Put them together in a group, however, and you can bring down defenses in a hurry.
Next up is the Medic. He doesn't carry any sort of offensive weaponry, but can heal key members of the squad. Make sure to have a couple of these on board.
The Warrior is a well-rounded unit that heals as he unleashes melee attacks. While he's not good from a distance, he's ideal if you're trying to bring down heavy opposition.
The Zooka is a bazooka-carrying character that fires slowly, but does major damage when she lands a strike. Add a couple of these to your team and you'll bring down whatever you're targeting very quickly - even shielded enemies.
The Tank is a slow but effective vehicle with thick armor, so it can take a beating. Cannons tear into it, so try to position the Tank where it can fire and still move out of harm's way.
Finally, the best of the bunch is the Heavy. He's slow like the Tank, but can dish out damage with his gatling gun. Get a couple of these on board and you can overcome a base in a matter of seconds.
It's vital to keep your squad healthy and maintained. The more, the merrier, so spread that gold around!
We'll be back tomorrow with another guide that talks about how to improve your resources.
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