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Reference: Skill Book Recommendations

Updated: Jul 11

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 

INTRODUCTION


Most Evony Skill Books work as expected, the exception is the Battlefield Speed & Range Skill Books.


A common area of confusion is the difference between March Speed and Troop Speed. The March Speed Increase Skill Book is for getting to the Battle (which is graphically visible in-game) faster. The Ground and Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase Skill Books should work during the Battle (which is NOT graphically visible in-game) to increase movement speed per turn. However, it appears that Evony currently has those two (2) Skill Books turned off.


The following is speculation, but it appears that the Evony game designers were going to make changes to increase the overall Battlefield length around the same time the Siege Ranges were changed, but for some reason the Battlefield length changes didn't work (probably because it tipped the troop balance in one direction or another too much). So, as a temporary solution, the battlefield length changes were dropped and the Speed Skill Books were turned off, but the Siege Range changes were partially left in place (as they are currently). I'm sure at the time, they were thinking that they'd get back to it and fix it, but it's been this way for around 3 years, and doesn't seem to be high on the priority list to fix.


For more information on this subject, see the Battlefield Mechanics article. (Link Coming Soon)

 

SKILL BOOKS LIST


Non-Premium Skill Books (Values at Level 4)


Military

Ground Troops Attack +25% HP +25% Defense +25%

Ranged Troops Attack +25% HP +25% Defense +25%

Mounted Troops Attack +25% HP +25% Defense +25%

Siege Troops Attack +25% HP +25% Defense +25%


March Size Increase +12%

March Speed Increase +25%

Renaissance (Reduces General's Imprisoned Time) +45%


Battlefield Speed & Range Published Actual

Ground Troops (Movement) Speed Increase +20% +0%

Mounted Troops (Movement) Speed Increase +20% +0%

Ranged Troops Range Increase +100 +80

Siege Troops Range Increase +200 +20

Development


Monsters

Ground Troops vs Monsters Attack +45% HP +45% Defense +45%

Ranged Troops vs Monsters Attack +45% HP +45% Defense +45%

Mounted Troops vs Monsters Attack +45% HP +45% Defense +45%


Luck (Increase Double Drop from Monsters) +18%

Monster's Respect (General EXP from Monsters) +25%

Monster March Speed Increase +45%


Gathering

Food Gathering Increase +45%

Lumber Gathering Increase +45%

Stone Gathering Increase +45%

Ore Gathering Increase +45%


Ground Load Increase +45%

Ranged Load Increase +45%

Mounted Load Increase +45%

Siege Load Increase +45%


Subordinate City

Sub-City Construction Speed Increase +45%

Sub-City Gold Production Speed Increase +45%

Sub-City Troop Training Speed Increase +25%

Sub-City Total Troop Capacity Increase +45%

Sub-City Troops Death to Survival Increase +5%


Premium Skill Books (Values at Level 4)


Debuff

Reduce Enemy Ground Troops Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Reduce Enemy Ranged Troops Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Reduce Enemy Mounted Troops Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Reduce Enemy Siege Troops Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%


Duty Officers

Barracks Officer (In-City Ground) Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Archer Camp Officer (In-City Ranged) Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Stables Officer (In-City Mounted) Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Workshop Officer (In-City Siege) Attack +15% HP +15% Defense +15%

Keep Officer (In-City All Troops) Attack +10% HP +15% Defense +15%

 

IN-CITY DEFENSE (MAIN WALL) PvP SKILL BOOKS


In-City Defense (Main Wall) PvP Skill Books for Defending


Skill Books for In-City Defense (Main Wall) PvP


  • Ground Attack Increase: +25%

  • Ground HP Increase: +25%

  • Ground Defense Increase: +25%


  • Ranged Attack Increase: +25%

  • Ranged HP Increase: +25%

  • Ranged Defense Increase: +25%

  • Ranged Range Bonus: +100


  • Mounted Attack Increase: +25%

  • Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  • Mounted Defense Increase: +25%


  • Siege Attack Increase: +25%

  • Siege HP Increase: +25%

  • Siege Defense Increase: +25%

  • Siege Range Bonus: +200


Use the best six (6) choices from the list of fourteen (14) above for your individual Defense Strategy (best choices will vary from Keep to Keep).


Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase and Ground (Movement) Speed Increase do NOT work so don't waste a Skill Book slot on either of those.

 

GROUND PvP SKILL BOOKS


Ground PvP Skill Books for Attacking or Reinforcing


  1. Ground Attack Increase: +25%

  2. March Size Increase: +12%

  3. Ground HP Increase: +25%

  4. Ground Defense Increase: +25%

  5. Ground (Movement) Speed: +20%

  6. Siege Range Bonus: +200

  7. Ranged Range Bonus: +100

  8. Ranged Attack Increase: +25%

  9. Ranged HP Increase: +25%

  10. Ranged Defense Increase: +25%

  11. Siege Attack Increase: +25%

  12. Siege HP Increase: +25%

  13. Siege Defense Increase: +25%


Use the top six (6) choices that will work on the selected pair. The bold choices (1-4) are important to have functioning on the pair (if possible). In most battles, the non-bold choices (5-13) probably don't make much of a difference.


For the Ground (Movement) Speed Skill Book, just because it's probably turned off right now, doesn't mean you shouldn't be using it. It may make a difference in more complex battles, or it may make a difference in a way that's never been tested. There's just never been a test done to prove that it makes any difference. Also, Evony could decide to turn it back on and not tell anyone. Unless you have premium Debuff Skill Books to replace it with, choices 6-13 are probably not going to make any difference either.

 

RANGED PvP SKILL BOOKS


Ranged PvP Skill Books for Attacking or Reinforcing


  1. Ranged Attack Increase: +25%

  2. March Size Increase: +12%

  3. Ranged HP Increase: +25%

  4. Ranged Defense Increase: +25%

  5. Ranged Range Bonus: +100

  6. Siege Range Bonus: +200

  7. Mounted Attack Increase: +25%

  8. Mounted HP Increase +25%

  9. Mounted Defense Increase +25%

  10. Siege Attack Increase: +25%

  11. Siege HP Increase +25%

  12. Siege Defense Increase +25%


Use the top six (6) choices that will work on the selected pair. The bold choices (1-5) are important to have functioning on the pair (if possible). In most battles, the non-bold choices (6-12) probably don't make much of a difference.

 

MOUNTED PvP SKILL BOOKS


Mounted PvP Skill Books for Attacking or Reinforcing


  1. Mounted Attack Increase: +25%

  2. March Size Increase: +12%

  3. Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  4. Mounted Defense Increase: +25%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed: +20%

  6. Siege Range Bonus: +200

  7. Ranged Range Bonus: +100

  8. Ground Attack Increase: +25%

  9. Ground HP Increase: +25%

  10. Ground Defense Increase: +25%

  11. Siege Attack Increase: +25%

  12. Siege HP Increase: +25%

  13. Siege Defense Increase: +25%


Use the top six (6) choices that will work on the selected pair. The bold choices (1-4) are important to have functioning on the pair (if possible). In most battles, the non-bold choices (5-13 probably don't make much of a difference.


For the Mounted (Movement) Speed Skill Book, just because it's probably turned off right now, doesn't mean you shouldn't be using it. It may make a difference in more complex battles, or it may make a difference in a way that's never been tested. There's just never been a test done to prove that it makes any difference. Also, Evony could decide to turn it back on and not tell anyone. Unless you have premium Debuff Skill Books to replace it with, choices 6-13 are probably not going to make any difference either.

 

SIEGE PvP SKILL BOOKS


Siege PvP Skill Books for Attacking or Reinforcing


  1. Siege Attack Increase: +25%

  2. March Size Increase: +12%

  3. Siege HP Increase: +25%

  4. Siege Defense Increase: +25%

  5. Siege Range Bonus: +200

  6. Ranged Range Bonus: +100

  7. Ranged Attack Increase: +25%

  8. Ranged HP Increase: +25%

  9. Ranged Defense Increase: +25%

  10. Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  11. Mounted Defense Increase: +25%

  12. Mounted Attack Increase: +25%


Use the top six (6) choices that will work on the selected pair. The bold choices (1-5) are important to have functioning on the pair (if possible). In most battles, the non-bold choices (6-12) probably don't make much of a difference.

 

MOUNTED PvM SKILL BOOKS


Mounted PvM Skill Books for Monster Killing (Pushing)


  1. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45%

  2. Mounted Attack Increase: +25%

  3. March Size Increase: +12%

  4. Increase Double Drop from Monsters (Luck): +18%

  5. Monster March Speed Increase: +45%

  6. March Speed Increase: +25%

  7. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +45%

  8. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +45%

  9. Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  10. Mounted Defense Increase: +25%


Use the top six (6) choices that will work on the selected pair. The bold choices (1-6) are important to have functioning on the pair (if possible).


The HP & Defense Increase Skill Books will help reduce the number of wounded, but they will NOT help get the number of wounded to zero. Only increasing the total attack damage will do that.


Note: The Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase Skill Book does NOT work for PvM. This has been tested and proven with published data.

 

If you have any comments, requests, or questions, please let me know in the comments section below.


Also, directing my attention to any mistakes is greatly appreciated.


Thanks for Reading,

dr.dur.ri.gi.ble

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