Many players ask me how to build a city and how did I manage so many city. So here a quick tutorial about how to build a city.

The basic :

What a sub-city and what’s a main city ?

The Main city is the city where a mansion is built. You can only have one mansion so choose your main city wisely. The other cities are called sub-city and have an annexe instead of a mansion in it.

The main city have many advantages compare to your other city:

1- you can build your resources field to level 20 instead of level 10.

2- you can build a monitor office to increase the durability of your construction in a city with a mansion

3- you can have three oasis instead of two oasis

4- you can build three cities from your main city instead of 2.

Since it cost less money to build an annexe level 10 than build a mansion to level 15 and to level 20, the last point is not really important.

So how does it work by level ?


Level 10 mansion= 1 sub city
level 15 mansion= 2 sub cities
level 20 mansion= 3 sub cities

Career center in a city  with a Mansion

Level 10 career center = 1 oasis
level 15 career center = 2 oases
level 20 career center = 3 oases

While a sub city can only accumulate 2 sub cities

level 10 annexe= 1 sub city
level 20 annexe= 2 sub cities

Career center in a city  with a annexe

Level 10 career center= 1 oasis
level 20 career center= 2 oases

Where to build your city ?

Once you get your mansion or annexe you need to recruit three pioneers.
Then you choose an empty spot where you want to build your city. Each empty area has its own unique resource configuration on like… 4 5 3 6, 5 4 3 6, 5 3 4 6 which means…
That for a 4 5 3 6, It has 4 timberlands 5 stone mines 3 iron mines and 6 farms. (like on the previous image)
Guarded empty place (where there a guard standing on the map with a 9 and 15 number on them)

The guarded field have a slightly different configuration giving less resources but more food, the configuration might be 3 3 3 9 (which mean 3 of each resource field 9 farm field) or 1 1 1 15 (which mean 1 of each resource field 15 farm field). Those fields are perfect to build large army since they provide more food.

How to choose the best spot for your city ?

You can choose a resource configuration that suit a type of troop you want to build, like for defensive city for shu would be a city with pikeman, lancer and auto-crossbowman which require a lot of wood, so a 5 timberlands spot might suit you well. You can always cope your lack of certain resources production by grabbing some oasis.

The oasis can only be attacked in your 7×7 area of your city so you might want another city near it and have that oasis in it 7×7 to be able to help you strike that oasis.

I will make another post later on “how to grab” a oasis but for now you can always check that link on the TKO forum.

Note :

You can build your city anywhere has long it’s a empty spot, so it’s mean it can be outside your 7×7 area and yes it can be in another state.

You don’t have to build a mansion for your first city, instead you can wait to have a better spot or even if you feel adventurous on field with more food like a 9 or 15 farm field. Imagine having a main city with a 15 farm field level 20, you would have almost a force that could wipe most of other cities.

If you want more information you can always go check the information on city on the forum here

There a other way to grab a city, and that’s with a Lobbyist, but that will be in a other post.

For now you can always check the forum information on that here.