Gnome

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Gnome
Aliases: none
Introduced: Round 13
Round Wins: 0
Attacker: Advanced
Explorer: Beginner
Converter: Beginner
Alignment: Good
Land type: Mountain
Scribes: [1]

Gnome is a slow and steady race that is quite solid in every ruleset. They are unique because their elite units have low platinum costs but extremely high ore costs. However, these ore costs cannot be reduced in any way. This means running extremely high amounts of Ore Mines because their defensive elite troops increase in power based on mountain percentage. Gnome is easiest to play as explorer or converter, but the more experienced and daring might also try it as a full round attacking race.

Racial Bonuses[edit]

  • Attack Strength: +7.5%
  • Max Population: -5%
  • Food Consumption: -20%
  • Gem Production: +5%

Military Units[edit]

Unit OP DP Platinum Ore Special
Suicide Squad 4 0 200 50 Always 50% casualties
Tinker 0 3 300 5
Rockapult 2 4* 675 330 Increases by 1 for every 20% Mountains, maximum +2.
Juggernaut * 3 775 550 Offensive Power is 5 if target is less than 75% of your land. 6 if target is between 75% and 85% of your land. 7 if target is over 85% of your land.

General information[edit]

Racial Spell[edit]

Mechanical Genius: 30% reduction of re-zoning costs.

Pros[edit]

  • Good at exploring and converting
  • Suicide Squads are cheap and have 4 OP (however, half of them will die on every attack they are sent on; only recommended to use very early and very late in the round)
  • Very efficient
  • Low platinum costs render smithies useless

Cons[edit]

  • High ore costs cannot be reduced by smithies or techs
  • Juggernauts need to hit targets over 85% to achieve their maximum power; hitting below 75% is not cost-effective
  • Difficult to play as all round attacker