Phlegra is an unconventional nation to play with strong cap-only Tyrants which can be kitted easily for thugging. Your main chaff units are helote slaves. Phlegran Tyrants can collect slaves from any province (at the cost of increasing unrest). You also have access to mages and communion slaves which come with equipment enabling them to auto-communion, which means you can fire off your big important spells before your enemies can.
Phlegra does not have any combat-worthy sacreds and their best priest is only holy 1. Their dominion causes unrest and the Tyrants constantly generate unrest wherever they are, so order scales can help to negate this. Phlegra does not have recruitable scouts, so be alert and check each province you take to see what units they give you access to.
Phlegra has access to several decent awake expander pretender chassis. They also like a good scales build as their research can be slow to start since your cap will mostly be used to recruit Tyrants who aren't really made for research.
| Human Slaves|
| No Scouts |
Light Slaves Infantry
| 4 (rare 5) |
3 (rare 4)
2 (rare 3)
2 (rare 3)
|Weak (1) and few||Giant Forts.|
Dominion Unrest: Dominion candles / 2 (rounding randomized)
A notable exception to this rule are units that reduce unrest, such as the , will do so before income is calculated thus counteracting the effects of Phlegran dominion somewhat.
Disciple games: The disciples of a Phlegran Pretender god will suffer the full effects of Phlegran dominion. However a Phlegran disciple will not have the Phlegran Dominion effect.
General description of the units in the nations rooster, any standouts, shared qualities aka temperature, any foreign rec, what makes a good basis to plan around
| gluttony(1) |
| You get one at the at the start of game.
Trophimos Commanders are significantly better leaders, but incapable of leading Gigante Warriors. This cost-efficient commander allows you to recruit 3 Gigante Warriors on the first turn and can also be useful for counter-thugging.
| 1100% 5|
| One half of your magic power.
They don't do much other than act as innate s.
They take fort turns, but you can make more than MA Pythium.
These are humans with a single random magic paths. They will gain a lot of fatigue and cause the communion to collapse if you aren't careful.
|taskmaster(2)||Your main Commander, able to lead a lot of units.|
| 11100% 9|
|Your only Priest to do priestly things when needed.|
| 1 4|
summon allies( X2)
| Another one of your important mage options.
They add a bit of Nature magic to your communions and produce Mouflons.
Mouflons are important as a source of cavalry, spell magnets, and most importantly a way to sustain your hordes of slaves.
|2200% 11||A fast researcher. Good for searching for air, earth and water magic sites.|
| 111100% 11 |
|The leaders of your shackled mage communions. They can cast great evocations and buffs if your communion is powerful enough. They are innate communion masters which means you can cast big important spells on the first turn of combat.|
| 2121100%+10% 17|
| Surviving into the next age, Elders are your master smiths that can make most of the elemental gear you'll need for mages and thugs.
They can also thug if given appropriate gear.
| 3211100%+10% 13|
Cause Unrest (+3 Per Month)
| One of your most important (and expensive) mages.
Recruit them early game to capture the Helotes you will swarm over the enemy,
They are big Fire, Earth, and cross Air/Death mages especially when in communions with shackled mages.
They can also be made into thugs and supercombatants with gear crafted by your Elder Cyclopes.
|slave||Spammable cheap archers. Useful against unprotected units and can be very effective withand .|
|slave|| The bulk of your army, especially since Tyrants can nab a lot of them and you can recruit them outside of forts.
These troops are slaves wearing light armour with a high damage axe and javelins (buff them up with ).
|slave||Works out well as tough units early game. Once you have the economy to have a group of Tyrants freespawning Helote Warriors, you'll have better things to spend money on.|
| undisciplined |
| A heavy hitter with a large amount of HP, dealing a whopping 34 damage with its great club. It will kill most humans on hit even if they are parrying with a shield.
During expansion, they will deal with elite units while Helotes are used as chaff. Cyclops warriors are able to deal with regenerating or high protection units, but they are not good against high defence units like elves.
Because of their High HP and Low MR and Prot, they are also Evocation spell magnets.
| undisciplined |
|Trades its melee weapon for two very short range, high damage rocks. Situational compared to the Cyclops Warrior, but a buffed salvo of 5 to 10 thrown rocks will be devastating for most units.|
| Resist Fire(5) |
Cause Unrest (+1 Per Month)
Minimum leader size(4)
| Your troop version of the Tyrant. Gigante Warriors have worse stats than a Tyrant but these tanky berserkers are resistant to fire and poison and can be useful for dealing large amounts of damage to a single target.
A handful of Gigante Warriors with a Tyrant leader is an effective raiding party. Don't keep too many in one place as the unrest they generate will ruin the local economy.
any breakout hits that might sway someone towards luck or away from it ?
3 13, (summon 12 121. They are humanoids with only invulnerability for protection. Despite this, they can ruin thugs they hit with Decay when buffed. ) There is a way to make them into Commanders for thatConjure 5,
21 4, (summon a 2 in death to spam and remove your fort's unrest. How good are monsters like this is in Combat? ) A big Fear monster with a Patrol bonus of 20. Cheap for an EmpoweredConjure 5,
2 12, (summon 12 Ethereal Invisible Two attack Fear flyers. Tears up Weak back units, Wspealy when they Paralyze enemy undead mages. ) Similar points to Lampads, Have to break into Death, The are blood/Death mages when commanders(Also too out-of-the-way). Keres areConjure 6,
33 30, (summon a ) A big Hard to kill Trample monster that breaths fire.Construction 7,
2 1, (summon 12 during Combat) Likely to replace as Lines by late game as Helotes die to quick and can't replace Gigante fast enough. Only cost 1 Earth Gem for 10 ok stated undead with magic gear.Enchantment 6,
54 60. An expensive late-game Global enchantment that boosts your Giant production, and outmuscles enemy dominion.Thaumaturgy 7,
Fatigue Damage to Sacreds.A spear that inflicts area of effect
11. Lets your Tyrants join communions but more importantly your Cyclops Shamans and other indie mages. An excellent way to cast High-level Nature on the battlefield.A That can be made on the first turn and doesn't require
Phlegra has several ways to expand.
You need to get some forts up ASAP for recruiting researchers because your cap will be busy with recruiting your valuable Tyrants.
Early in the game, your Tyrants benefit from alteration spells to boost their protection and strength.
Keep making forts and recruiting researchers, since there are numerous research goals for Phlegra.
Enchantment has several beneficial spells that can make your chaff powerful. Your cheap slave archers benefit greatly from. Tyrants with random air paths benefit from being able to cast and .
Construction is an obvious goal since your Tyrants need gear for thugging.
Alteration has a lot of good buffs that can make Tyrants even more tanky, like.
How do you close out the game if you are in it, is the high level research stuff you can do uniquely well, does your nation fall off, aka do you have to force things to conclude swiftly
Link here to guides for the nation, on and off(?) the wiki. This should likely include things like suggested pretender designs as well as strategy guides.
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