Do you love Alliance Deathmatch? Alliance Deathmatch provides great opportunities to see your team shine as you work together to defeat your enemies.
Whether a tournament is coming or you’re playing Alliance Deathmatch for fun, it’s important to have a plan for success. Are you ready to dive into a fight to the death with your team?
Keep reading to find out everything you need to know before you enlist.
What is Team Deathmatch or Alliance Deathmatch?
Team Deathmatch (TDM) opens at Citadel Level 14. While TDM does contain some similarities to Battle Royale, it is vastly different in other ways.
One of the most important things to note is that in TDM you are given troops to use, and your actual troops are not lost. It allows you to compete against other Lords from other dimensions without worrying about losing your troops. This makes TDM action-packed and a lot of fun.
Alliance Deathmatch (ADM) allows you to enter the battlefield with your alliance. The same rules apply with a few differences.
- Enlistment begins at the same time but instead of five minutes you have ten minutes to enlist
- Your Team is only made up of your alliance members who enlist
- You are matched against another alliance with similar power bringing a new level of fun and strategy to the event
- You DO NOT need 20 people to be able to compete in this. However, you can only have 20 people from your alliance in the same Deathmatch.
How it Works
30 minutes before enlistment for Team Deathmatch begins a screen that allows an R4 or R5 to enlist your alliance in Alliance Deathmatch will appear. In order to take part in Alliance Deathmatch an R4 or R5 must enlist your team.
In the case that an R4 or R5 does not register your team for Alliance Deathmatch when Team Deathmatch rolls around you will still be able to enlist to participate in TDM.
When Is Deathmatch?
TDM or ADM occurs 4 times a day. Enlistment begins exactly one hour after enlistment for Battle Royale. The time does shift a bit throughout the year with daylight savings time.
For those on the East Coast or EST, Deathmatch currently happens at:
- 5 PM
- 11 PM
- 5 AM
- 11 AM
For those on the West Coast or PST, Deathmatch currently occurs at:
- 2 AM
- 8 AM
- 2 PM
- 8 PM
If you are in any other time zone, adjust your times accordingly.
Preparing for Deathmatch
Preparing for Deathmatch looks a lot different from preparing for Battle Royale. The main difference here is that buffs, heroes, research, etc. all apply within Deathmatch. Due to this, we have created a checklist of what you need to do in order to prepare for TDM.
The TDM Checklist
- Put on Battle Buffs
- Ensure that you are completing Research that will help with Deathmatch
- Skill your Lord appropriately
- Appoint and Gear up your Guard Captain
- Ensure that any heroes you will use to attack are leveled up and have appropriate Gear and Pets
The Do’s and Don’ts of Team Deathmatch
To start off we will begin with some simple Do’s and Don’ts of Team Deathmatch.
- DO– Put on Buffs before Deathmatch begins
- DO- Work as a team
- DO- Reinforce other players on your team, especially power players
- DO- Use resources provided to you during Deathmatch wisely
- DON’T– Showboat
- DON’T- Repeatedly hit people who are not burning
- DON’T- Ignore people asking for reinforcements
- DON’T- Enlist and then walk away and not help
One of the most important things to remember as you head into battle is that it is a team event. Support your team members and work together.
What is provided?
When entering Team Deathmatch you are provided with items to play with. These items can only be used in Team Deathmatch. Here is what you start out with:
- Tier V Infantry, Archer, Cavalry, and Siege Troops
- Cancel March
- 25% March Speed
- 50% March Speed
- Instant Deploy for Rally Attack
- One teleport
Additionally, you can earn more rewards, which are discussed further below.
We all want to win. At the end of Deathmatch, when that Victory flashes and we get some great rewards, it is awesome. However, in order to win, there are things you must remember.
The most important note is that this is a TEAM EVENT! You do not win on your own, and you lose as a team. Now that this is noted, there are different roles players should play throughout the course of Deathmatch.
- Defense and Fillers
There are multiple ways to score points in TDM, as seen below:
How to Score Points
- Kill Monsters (Note: Deathmatch Monsters are easier to kill than Monsters on the World Map, so even if you have not killed Monsters of that level on the World Map before, you may be able to do it in Deathmatch.)
- Gather Resources
- Kill opponent’s troops on Defense or Attack
- Reinforce other players who are getting hit
Ultimately, your team wins when every player on the other team is forced to surrender, or by having the most points when the time limit is up; whichever comes first.
Inside Team Deathmatch, things move very quickly. Due to this, you want to be quick and efficient and know what you are doing.
While inside Team Deathmatch, you should play to your Developmental Level. As mentioned above, every player has a different role to play; knowing your role is very important.
Look to players who are more advanced to take the attack role. When attacking players, if they are not burning, STOP.
While you may see your points going up, ultimately, you are allowing them to win, as they are earning more points. This effectively weakens you and gives the other team more points.
Currently, it’s very difficult to defend against an attacker sporting maxed Radiant gear in deathmatch. However, it’s possible if someone is set up correctly.
One strategy that many alliances have taken recently is targeting power players first. When power players get to the point where they have T6 troops from rewards, they can become very difficult, if not close to impossible, to burn.
If you get to the end of the battle and can’t solo burn your opponent, but don’t have fillers for a rally, you are left hoping the other team can’t burn you and that you end up with more points through farming and previous efforts.
Defense and Fillers
These players might not be set up for attack, or they might prefer to defend or fill. While you might be able to burn some of the smaller players on the opposing team, generally, this style of player will get their points through methods that don’t include attacking.
You can get points through farming, reinforcing your power players, filling rallies, killing monsters, and defending. If you’re burning, use your ports to keep the opposing team chasing you.
This will force them to use their ports and speeds more quickly and keep you alive longer. If you have enough Radiant gear this is a great choice for defense in Deathmatch. However, if you don’t try out Dark Lord gear for your defense.
There are a few key factors to your strategy that are important to consider during Deathmatch. Each of these factors will play into the bigger picture.
We mentioned earlier that it’s key that your power players get to T6 troops as quickly as possible. To give your power players the extra boost, allow them to collect the larger tiles on the map at the start of Deathmatch.
If you’re not a power player, collect the smaller tiles and hit monsters to get to your ports as quickly as possible. Remember, you want to take the other team’s power players down as quickly as possible. If your attackers ask for fillers for rallies, be sure to fill and get points.
The Initial Port
Higher-level monsters are in the middle of the map, you can choose your initial port to port to the middle and get the monsters worth more points first and work your way back towards the sides where the lower point monsters are.
Or, you can hit from where you are and conserve that extra port for later in the match.
If you kill off another player during the course of the battle, you get a small buff. This buff can at times be the difference between burning a stronger player and not burning them.
Many teams choose to give the last kill to their power players to give them the extra buff they need to kill bigger players. This buff lasts for one minute.
Kill buffs do not stack, however, if you get another before your one-minute timer is up it will reset the timer.
During Deathmatch a Death Knight is summoned. You want to find this monster and share the Coordinates with your team. Killing the Death Knight during Deathmatch will give your team an extra attack buff.
Sharing coords should be a central part of your strategy during Deathmatch. It can be difficult for your power players to find targets that are constantly porting over and over again.
Even if you get burnt out, take the time to scout the map and share coords.
Points in Deathmatch
The points you get in Deathmatch will give you more troops, buffs, and items to utilize during the battle. This will help to make you stronger during the battle.
You can see the different buffs you get at various levels below:
Certain magic that you have enhanced to +15 can get used during Deathmatch. This is a great way to get an extra boost as you’re hitting or defending during Deathmatch.
Remember, you get an ancient magic cooldown reset at 6,000,000 points. Make sure that you use that reset to your benefit.
The number of times you can use your Dragon in Deathmatch is in part dependent on your research and other factors. Save your dragon for the player you’re struggling to burn.
At the end of the day, what are the rewards for Deathmatch? In part, that depends on whether we are looking at the tournament or regular daily gameplay.
For daily gameplay, you get two ports and 50 war coins if your team wins Deathmatch. The losing team gets one port and 15 war coins.
Other rewards are dependent on your individual rank and whether you’re on the winning or losing team. However, they consist of speed-ups and random chests.
For the tournament, rewards are dependent on how far your progress is. Your alliance can get radiant chests, gold, revival herbs, war coins, and more when playing the tournament. Make sure you check the rewards as you progress.
Are you ready to dive in and find more information? We have tons of strategy guides to help you with your gameplay.
December Tournament Finals
If you want to see Deathmatch in action, check out this video from Princess Kat as ONE battles it out in the Tournament against AVE.
Stay Tuned for more great information from our Elite Team as Iron Throne continues to evolve.
In addition, be sure to join our community on the Line App for more on-the-go tips!
Line: Just add thatcinder and request an invite to the Elite Room