This is an Evony ghosting guide, for players who want to learn what ghosting is, how to actually do it, and more tips about using this battle maneuver.
Table of Contents:
What Is Ghosting?
Ghosting is battle tactic that will hide your troops in such a way that they will not defend your city.
It grants you a safe method of dropping your truce agreement “bubble” – useful when performing actions that require you to be unbubbled.
I don’t know exactly where the name came from, but maybe…
- It’s because your troops become “ghosts” in a sense. You still have them, and they’re still under your control, but they won’t interact with enemy players.
- It’s because there are no visual indicators when you are ghosting. It’s invisible and undetectable unless somebody scouts or attacks you.
It’s an essential tool for players who have any interest whatsoever in PvP.
How Do I Ghost?
Preparation checklist. Make sure…
- Sub cities are unlinked
- Resources are low enough to be protected
- Stamina is high
- Two low level monsters or inactive cities are bookmarked
Then, teleport to your desired location.
Declare War or start an Alliance Rally with the troops you want to hide. I suggest ghosting your main attacking preset FIRST.
Repeat the process until all your troops are busy on rallies. Use 60 minute rallies to ensure they don’t end anytime soon. Some people like to make their main attacking preset a 30 minute rally to easily identifiable.
When your troops are in Rally Preparation mode, they can’t participate in other battles. If you get attacked, they will be busy and won’t help defend.
If you followed the preparation checklist and ghosted all your troops, then it won’t matter when a player comes to attack you. You will lose nothing.
You can’t teleport while you are ghosted. You have to end the rallies first. Do this by clicking all of those blue arrows in the last screenshot.
Danger: If somebody force teleports you by attacking your city numerous times, it will cancel all your rallies. They may even use an arrest warrant to follow you. If you start to get attacked a lot in a row, be prepared to bubble when you get moved.
Battle can be stressful – prepare in advance
Make sure you follow the preparation checklist every time.
Subs, resources, stamina, bookmarks.
It’s very annoying to have all your sub generals get killed with an attack, and realize you forgot to unlink your subs. Or to notice you are losing 60 million resources with every attack. Or worst of all, see that the monster you were planning to ghost with has disappeared and you have to panic scroll the map to find a new one.
Panic leads to mistakes. Always have a plan and a backup plan. Know what you’re trying to achieve, have an exit plan, and have a backup plan for when somebody tries to forceport you.
Ghost before dropping your bubble
If you ghost everything before dropping your bubble, then you are never really in danger. You can freely scout and take things slowly.
To do this, you have to ghost on monsters, because ghosting on players will kill your bubble.
This tactic even works on the enemy server, because you can utilize the 5-minute safety bubble.
If you decide to unghost a rally and attack…
On our own server, you have the option to bubble while your troops are marching back home, before they arrive. This means you can attack on our server without ever being vulnerable.
On the enemy server in Server War, or in Battlefield, you cannot bubble. Your only defense is to quickly ghost those troops the moment they come back into your city.
The best way to do this is by waiting right here on this screen.
Watch your troops as they return home, and hit this button as soon as you see they have arrived. Quickly go through the screens to start the rally.
If you’re really quick, you should be able to do this in under a second, making it very difficult for an enemy to accurately time and kill your return march.
Quick, advanced players – Ghost on your target
It saves time and stamina.
When you teleport anywhere, you have a guaranteed safe 4-6 seconds. That’s the time it would take someone skilled to warrant, follow, and attack you.
That should be enough to send your scout and immediately ghost your (hopefully) 2-3 rallies. When you don’t have to mess around in bookmarks, you have less screens to click through and can be much faster.
Careful. If you mess up, there might be big consequences.
Also make sure that when you cancel those rallies to bubble up or leave in a big hurry, because somebody from the enemy alliance could be watching and waiting for those rallies to end.
Baiting for a teammate
A lot of people don’t understand ghosting, or even if they do, they might think that you don’t understand ghosting. They may fall for a trick.
Let’s say it’s Server War, and you want to have some fun.
You can go to the enemy server and ghost and basically pretend like you’re an idiot. Get creative with it:
- Send small marches (like a few hundred troops) at small monsters
- Send a few troops into the temples
- Go into enemy hives and start scouting people
- Attack their alliance city with a few troops
Meanwhile you can notify a big strong ally of yours to watch the action… They could be ready to swoop in and attack unsuspecting players who fall for your tricks and unbubble themselves.