Research in Lords Mobile – What should you do first?

Research in Lords Mobile can be daunting. When starting out, you have many to choose from. So, where should you start?

Research in Lords Mobile can be daunting. When starting out, you have many to choose from. So, where should you start?

In this guide I hope to answer that question by examining what’s working for me.

Let me give you a quick guide first and if you need to continue reading for more detail you can. Otherwise, see you next time!

Before starting any research be sure you’ve maximized your speed.

Research Speed Boosts

You can boost your speed with hero Trickster. At Legendary level you gain 20% research speed boost. You won’t need to assign Trickster as your leader. You gain economic boosts from heroes all the time, even when they aren’t assigned.

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Trickster Gives 20% Research Boost at Legendary

Obviously your talent tree boosts speed. At maximum level you gain 105% speed. So, hero level increase improves speed in the way of more talent points.

Items that boost speed include:

  • Tome of Saints -Offhand – 2%
  • Vice Grips – Offhand – 5%
  • Lunar Flute – Accessory -26%
  • Gryphon Walkers – Feet – 17.5%
  • Elder Garb – Armor – 5.5%
  • Cavalry Mail – Armor – 7%
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Research Items in Lords Mobile

Lastly, your Academy level boosts speed up to 30% at level 25.

What to Focus First?

First, research what helps you obtain resources to keep going. In other words economy-based research is your first target. Secondly, Military Command contains several options to increase your storage of resources. This way you can produce more resources before reaching maximum capacity.

Other trees provide easy improvements to your castle because because they are cheap. Once you get deep down a tree it becomes costly. So take the low-hanging fruit when possible before tying up your timers and resources in level 8 or 9’s. It is probably easier and faster to take the easier researches for events completion.

I also consider monster hitting research to be economy-based as you get great rewards from hitting monsters. It also helps grow your guild’s gift level!

Obtain and level up hero Trickster for 20% research boost at legendary!

Academy – Research Trees in Lords Mobile

Academy Lords Mobile

The Academy contains your trees. Within this building you can research a number of trees:

  1. Economy
  2. Military
  3. Monster Hunt
  4. Defense
  5. Upgrade Defense
  6. Upgrade Military
  7. Army Leadership
  8. Military Command
  9. Familiars
  10. Sigils
  11. Wonder Battles
Research category in Lords Mobile
Economy, Defense, Military, Monster Hunt


This will be your main point of entry in Lord’s Mobile. Economy tree holds your basic needs to get started.

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Economy Research top part

Construction Speed and your various resources are boosted here. When you are starting out, construction speed is very important.

In addition to lowering your speedup cost you also improve how long you can get upgrades for free, depending on your VIP level.

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Construction 10

Please note that Weight Training increases troop load when gathering. It does not improve your training speed.

They call this Army Capacity. It is your army’s capacity to hold resources when gathering.

Economy Research lords mobile

The final two of Resource Harvesting and Gem Harvesting improve the speed at which you gather or harvest these respective resources.

This is an example of what you’re facing in these trees. Remember to level up Trickster by obtaining him in the Heroes Stages, equip your gear and work on that Hero and Academy level.

More tips to come!

Lords Mobile Darknest Hunter’s Guide – Get Your Dark Essence Rewards!

Lords Mobile is fun and easy on the wallet

Darknests Provide Dark Essences for Potentially Great Rewards in Lords Mobile

You may have found a Darknest around your castle by now. These must be rallied with your guild to damage. Level 1 Darknests are bested by tier 2 (T2) and tier 1 (T1) troops usually. That being said, tier 3 and 4 work amazingly well against these bad boys.

Last night I saw a Level 3 Darknest with solely T2 troops upon scouting. The shocking part was that it had a level 8 Dark Essence! You need to unlock your Transmutation Lab building in order to transmute the Dark Essence into awesome rewards.

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Transmutation Lab – Dark Essences

Once you unlock the transmutation building you can convert these into rewards.

Darknest Rally Checklist Including Boosts and Research

Improve your chance of victory by following this checklist when setting rally on a Darknest.

I first scout the thing to see what troops it has along with the level of Dark Essence to be gained. If you have several of the same level, it’s wise to set on the Darknest with the highest level essence and fewest troops and wall HP.

Once you’ve found a desirable target, ask your guild to send proper counter troops to the rally. Also, select the heroes that boost the troops you’ve asked for in the rally, ie. ranged, infantry, siege, cavalry.

To further improve your chances of victory use a combat attack boosts 20%. Also, when I’m planning to do a run of rallies I will respec my talents to combat. This vastly improves the strength of your hero.

Under Military Command tree are a few upgrades for Darknest rallying. Darknest Invasion provides and increase in max army size when attacking Darknests.

Darknest Research under Military Command
Darknest Research under Military Command

Darknest Convention increases travel speed for troops when joining a Darknest Coalition.

The third research is Darknest Navigation which increases travel speed for Darknest Coalition Army (Rally Captain Only).

So, while some research boosts for Darknest exists it doesn’t really provide extra hitting power, just faster troop travel and army size. Army size boost is helpful but if you’re like me, I rarely fill my rally size as is.

I wouldn’t make a special effort to gain these research boosts unless you’re already in the tree working through it.

Lastly, equip your best combat gear to boost the troop type you’re using, ie. ranged.

Everyone Can Join Your Darknest Rally for Dark Essence

If you can’t match the rally leader’s troops or tier type, you can send one troop. If the rally is victorious and you have space in your lab to transmute, you gain a dark essence. Super!

Did I forget some tips in this short tutorial on Darknest rallying? Please let me know in the comments below or send me a message on Line App: darkthorne.

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