Mobile Strike Nerf
I’ve been getting quite a few questions about whether or not there is a troop nerf in Mobile Strike and how it is calculated.
For those that have no idea what I’m talking about, the nerf is a penalty that is applied to armies with a very large number of low tier troops (specifically tiers 1 and 2).
The nerf is designed to stop players from training huge numbers of cheap T1 and T2 troops and being able to solo end game T4 players.
It was first introduced in Game of War and after a lot of testing from many players was finally cracked some time ago.
The question is does the nerf exist in Mobile Strike and does it follow the same rules as Game of War?
Does the Mobile Strike Nerf Exist?
The simple answer is yes it does and yes it is the same as Game of War. It’s not really surprising to be honest as the entire combat system in Mobile Strike is identical to Game of War.
There would be no reason for the game developers to remove the nerf, because it was introduced in the first place to balance a combat system which is replicated in Mobile Strike.
How does the Nerf Work?
The Game of War nerf was originally cracked by Inside Game of War. They determined that it was based on a ratio of troop numbers, compared to power. This makes sense because the lower tier troops have much less power than higher tier troops.
If you take the total power of a pure T1 army and divide it by the number of troops you will get a much lower ratio than if you take the total power of a pure T4 army and divide it by the number of troops.
The magic ratio in this calculation is 10. If you take the total power of your army and divide it by the total number of troops and the result is a number greater than 10 you will not be nerfed. If the number is less than 10 you will be nerfed.
As T3 and T4 troops have a power over 10, you can never have the nerf applied to a pure T3/T4 army.
The power for each tier is as follows:- T1 – 2 power, T2 – 8 power, T3 -24 power, T4 – 36 power.
Obviously it wouldn’t be fair to new players who can only train T1 and T2 troops to have their whole army nerfed right from the start! Therefore there are two lower limits before the nerf kicks in.
The limit is 15 million T1 and 5 million T2. If you have under 15 million T1 and under 5 million T2 you will not be nerfed.
After you go over either of these limits you will need to check your army by using the power divided by troops calculation. If your ratio is under 10 you will need to train more T3 and T4 troops to get it higher.
Below are a few examples to show you how the Mobile Strike nerf affects different armies:-
- Example 1: 25m T1, 10m T2, 1m T3 and 500k T4.
Total power – 172 million. Total Troops 36.5m.
Ratio – 172/36.5 = 4.71. Nerfed.
- Example 2: 20m T1, 15m T2, 10m T3, 5m T4.
Total power – 580 million. Total Troops 50m.
Ratio – 580/50 = 11.6. Not Nerfed.
- Example 3 100m T1, 0 T2, 0 T3, 35m T4.
Total Power – 1.46 billion.
Total troops 135m. Ratio – 1,460/135 = 10.81. Not Nerfed.
- Example 4: 15 T1, 0 T2, 0 T3, 0 T4.
Total power – 30 million.
Total Troops 15m. Ratio – 30/15 = 2. Nerfed.
- Example 5: 14.99m T1, 4.99m T2, 0 T3, 0 T4.
Total power – 69.9 million.
Total Troops 19.98m. Ratio 69.9/19.98 = 3.49 – but not nerfed because T1 are under 15m and T2 are under 5m.
That’s basically everything you need to know about the Mobile Strike nerf. If you have anything to add from your experience of the nerf please let me know in the comments section below.