In Mobile Strike, resources are king. You need them to upgrade your buildings, for researching new abilities and for training your troops. The easiest and safest way to gain resources, is by building resource generating buildings on the tiles outside the walls of your base.
You can build four different types of building on these tiles (excluding the gold mine), which includes the Farm, Oil Well, Quarry and Iron Mine. A total of 25 tiles are available to set up as you please. In this guide I cover several different tried and test builds, that are useful for different play styles and for different stages of the game.
Don’t be Afraid to Change!
Before you get going, you need to understand that as you progress through the game, or switch to different play styles, your resource demands will change. You therefore need to accept that at some point you will probably be tearing down some high level resource buildings to try different setups.
Right, before we get going let’s look at how many of the 25 tiles are actually free to play around with. First of all you must have at least one of each resource building in order to level up your base. You will need to set aside four tiles for a level 21 farm, 21 oil well, 21 quarry and 21 iron mine.
I also strongly recommend you invest in a gold mine. You can only build one gold mine which you need to link to your Facebook account (or a fake fb account). You should then join a Mobile Strike group and add enough people to get the maximum gold gifts per day. At max level your gold mine will earn you 300 gold a day, or 9,000 gold a month!
So this leaves 20 tiles free to do with as you please…..
The name of this build pretty much gives it away. You simply build another five of each resource building, leaving you with six of each type and a gold mine. This will provide you with a steady stream of all four resources and can be useful in the early game.
Now this would be the perfect set up if there wasn’t a capacity limit on resources, unfortunately there is. Your resource buildings not only increase the rate of income, but they also set the capacity limit for your base. Once this limit is hit your buildings stop producing resources.
The problem with the balanced setup is that as you start to progress through Mobile Strike, you will find that you hit the soft cap limit for all four resources. At this point suddenly all your farms will stop working. In addition you will not be able to channel your boosts into a single resource. For these reasons a completely balanced setup is generally a poor choice.
In this setup you build food farms on all the remaining 20 tiles. This is a great build to support a large army, without having a constant negative food production issue. You will however need to gather, buy, trade, or steal the other resources in order to afford the later upgrades.
This is my preferred set up for the later stages of the game and I usually switch to an all farm set up after reaching Headquarters level 21. You can equip your commander with items that boost food and you can max out the food skills in the commander tree, to really ramp food production up.
If you struggle with oil, iron and stone, you can also set up alt accounts for the other resources.
Pure Oil, Iron or Stone
Going for 20 of any other type of building should only really be used for an alt account, or as part of a specific resource sharing team in your alliance. This is because having a single stockpile of one of other resources is not that useful, other than to trade with.
You will also have constant negative food supply, which means every upgrade, or research you start, will require food to be sent from an alliance member, alt, or your own items.
These builds do have their place, but if you are just starting out it’s not ideal.
Good leveling Setup
In my opinion the best starting layout is to go for 4 oil wells, 4 quarries, 4 iron mines and 12 farms. This will give you a decent supply of all the main resources. You will be able to afford your upgrades and research in the early levels and by adding a little gathering, this should see you out to getting to the max level in Mobile Strike.
In addition having 12 farms with a food boost setup, will allow you to maintain a fairly decent sized army without going into negative food supply.
This is a great self sufficient build to use whilst leveling. When you hit HQ21 you can slowly swap out some of your buildings, switching to the farm setup, or a more specialized build to fit in with your alliance.
Don’t forget to check my our base layout guide – inside your walls.