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Phate
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New Sylvan Strategy

Postby Phate » Oct 4 2009, 9:06

I hate the term "creeping".

Just not a HoMM word...

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jadw
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Postby jadw » Jan 21 2010, 20:40

Here's a thought.

I've been playing Sylvan on Heroic mode a lot. Specifically practising against demon faction.

So I can usually get my sawmill on day 1 or 2 at the latest. Assuming I get sawmill+10 wood on day 1, plus 10 wood I start with, I have 26 wood by day 5. I buy town hall, which costs no wood along with tavern, market, and usually pixies (or magic guild).

Sadly, by the time I can get the hunters, I've only 11 wood. That's ok because I usually get the orepit quick and have 20+ ore. I can trade 10 ore for 1 wood and get hunters but then I've no wood.

At this point, most neutral stacks still come up as challenging or high (and a lot are shooters). I can't build anything but the mystic pond on day 6 as I only have 2 wood (3 if I trade more ore). I can then build the next day after trading ore but the day after, I have only 2 wood again.

Is this normal for good players on heroic or is there something I am doing wrong? I also noticed my hunters 12 ammo can often be a problem against harder neutrals - is it a good idea to get ammo cart early or should I be saving the money for troops/structures?

Thanks for the guide anyway. It has been very useful. The anti-ranged formation works like a treat too.
Edited on Thu, Jan 21 2010, 15:42 by jadw

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New Sylvan Strategy

Postby ViBezzzz » Feb 20 2010, 12:30

any ideas against stonghold? they seem to be really powerfull...

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New Sylvan Strategy

Postby Wraithblood » Dec 16 2010, 22:16

Awesome job! But what about the Stronghold? I always lose against them as the Sylvan.

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New Sylvan Strategy

Postby Wraithblood » Jan 4 2011, 2:58

Awesome job! This was really helpful to me in my games. Thanks! :D

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Postby 3dio » Apr 30 2012, 10:32

Good guide (are there any other secrets like the +4 hps for hunters if you own a sawmill I should know aboout?).

Just one note: Ossir cannot take Elven Luck ability because he already has Resistance.

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Postby armyswat » Oct 6 2014, 20:44

Excellent guide! Thank you very much, a lot to read but worth it


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