Farms with Heroes (Chiron)


These guides are to update the old guides on how to collect all the farming villages. I will start by using Chiron the hero to describe how it is better, and faster to use him with hops than it is to use the old up to 600 slinger fashion.

step one: get Chiron as a hero.

step two: remember that you may need to gain a couple of the farms with Zeus's "Divine Sign", and/or Athena's "Patroness".

step three: make sure hops are researched.

step four: follow the guide below.

Brief explanation:

The old "slinger way" was, and still is good to use , but if you can obtain, or already have Chiron the hero, then it is best to go with hops instead, and this is why.

#1 reason: Speed

Slingers take 00:19:04* to build, and hops take 00:21:56*. With that said slingers are quicker to build, but not with Chiron as the cities hero. With Chiron, and at level 1 (see above pic, as he increases production by 22% at level 1), it takes 4.8 minutes less time to build hops than it does slingers, making it a lot faster to build with hops ( about 17 min. compared to about 19 min.).

*from Wiki:

1. Recruiting times are given for the lowest level of the barracks at which the unit can be trained.

2. Speed of the unit is given for worlds with unit speed 1. (A unit with Speed 15 will have speed 30 on a unit speed 2 world!


Farms 1-4: should be taken with random units created with your gods such as chariots, and whatever you get from "Patroness". If you can't get these then build 10 swords, and 10 slingers to get through the first four.

Farm 5: you should use at-least 100 hops in which you will lose 19 with commander, and 24 w/o.

Farm 6: you should use at-least 300 hops in which you will lose 111 w/ commander, and 138 w/o.

Farm 7: you should use at-least 600 hops in which you will lose 138 w/ commander, and 171 w/o.

Farm 8: you should use at-least 800 hops in which you will lose 613 w/ commander, and 763 w/o.

Farm 8 can be defeated with just 600 just like with the slingers but you will need 2 of any of the following: Commander, Improved Attack, Phalanx, Myrmidon Attack, Tyche's Enlightenment.
If you use the two attack boosts (10% ea.), and 600 hops you will lose 590.


As you can see the hops are not as strong against the defensive units of the farms except for maybe on farm 5 but, like I said, they are built faster by quite a great margin,especially if you actually upgrade Chiron to 10 or higher. At these levels the speed of the hops being built is amazing!
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This is the missing pic, I can't seem to be able to edit the post for some reason:
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Updated guide to show how to take the 8th farm with just 600 hops like with the all slinger way.