Gameplay FAQ (PC)

In this article, you'll find answers to the frequently asked questions about Throne Rush.

Gameplay Questions about construction
How do I get more gems?

There are several ways to get gems:

  • as a reward for completing quests,
  • as a reward for the Brotherhood Tournament,
  • in the Wheel of Fortune,
  • purchase in Gem Store,
  • purchase in a bundle. 
How does matchmaking work?

Matchmaking is based on the level of your Castle and the amount of Morale you have. Your village level, which you can view in the upper right corner of the game screen, is not taken into account.

Each Castle level matches a particular Morale range. First, the matchmaking system tries to find the opponent within this range. If there are too few players within the range, the system slightly expands it. This system will expand the range repeatedly until it finds an opponent for you.

If you are matched against opponents with lower or higher Morale, it means that there are no available players within your original Morale range. 

Note that each Castle level has a minimum Morale value. The system will not match you against opponents whose Morale is lower than this value. This restriction exists to ensure that players do not decrease their Morale on purpose to fight weaker opponents.

What is Morale?

Morale is a value that shows your Arena rating.

Morale increases every time you win in the Arena, both in offense and defense. Note that to earn Morale, you need to receive at least one star in the battle. The number of Morale points you get for each victory depends on your initial Morale value. On average, you can get around 5-15 Morale points.

Morale decreases every time you lose at the Arena, both in offense and defense.

How does Shield work?

Shield protects you from other players' attacks. Other players cannot find you in the Arena or get revenge on you when you are under a Shield.

You can buy a Shield with gems in Store:

  1. Click the Store button.
  2. Click the Protection button.

Alternatively, you can click the plus button near the shield icon in the upper part of the game page.

If you buy several Shields, they will stack.

You also receive a free Shield after an opponent has attacked your village. The duration of this Shield is determined based on the percentage of the destruction of your base:

  • 0-29% — no Shield;
  • 30-49% — 6-hours Shield;
  • 50-69% — 9-hours Shield;
  • 70% — 12-hours Shield.

If you attack another player, you will lose your Shield, but not completely. It will decrease gradually, depending on how many attacks you make:

  • you lose 3 hours of Shield for the first attack;
  • another 4 hours for the second one;
  • 6 hours for the third one;
  • 9 hours for the fourth one;
  • 12 hours for the fifth one;
  • 16 hours for the sixth one;
  • 24 hours for the seventh one and beyond.

You cannot lose more than 24 hours of Shield for an attack.

I was attacked while being online.

The daily limit for online protection is six hours. This limit resets every day at 12:00 AM UTC.

Online protection works only when you actually play the game. It will work for another 15 minutes after closing the game. If you simply leave the game open but do not play it, protection will not work. 

I won at the Arena with a certain %, but the game says I lost.

To win at the Arena, you need to get at least one star in the battle. You earn one star in these cases:

  • you destroy the opponent's Castle;
  • you inflict 50% destruction to the enemy's village;
  • you inflict 100% destruction to the enemy's village.
What's the purpose of spells and how do I use them?

Spells grant an advantage in battle. There are several ways to get them:

  • create in the Alchemy Lab;
  • purchase in a bundle;
  • buy with gems during a battle if you have Alchemy Lab;
  • get in daily VIP gifts (only Wrath of the Skies).

Wrath of the Skies can be created in the Alchemy Lab or purchased in battle only if you have active VIP status.

You can have up to five spells prepared in the Alchemy Lab before a battle. In the battle, you can use gems to purchase up to 10 spells. If you have active VIP status, you can purchase five additional spells, Wrath of the Skies.

To use a spell in battle, click its icon on the left side of the screen and select the area you want to affect. Note that certain spells affect areas while others affect single targets.

Some of the game items are missing.

Items in the game do not disappear on their own: every single action in the game is processed and validated by the game server. If an item is not there, it means that it was either used or was not there in the first place.

Where do I find the capacity of Treasury or Barn?

You can see the maximum capacity of your storage buildings in the upper left corner of the game page. Put the mouse's cursor on the icons of bread or gold.


How to recruit a hero?

To recruit a hero, you have to:

  • Upgrade your Castle to level three.
  • Build and/or upgrade Tavern. You can find it by clicking the Store button at the bottom of the game page and then going to the Buildings tab. The higher the level of Tavern, the more powerful heroes you can summon.
  • Collect shards of the hero in Tavern Store. To open it, click Tavern, press the Heroes button, and then select the Store tab. Tavern Store refreshes every day. Shard cost resets with the start of a new day.
I can't get the jackpot/decors in the Wheel of Fortune!

The jackpot and decors are the most valuable rewards in the Wheel of Fortune. The more valuable the reward, the lower the drop chance.

Brotherhood Battles matchmaking.

Brotherhood Battles matchmaking is based on the average level of the top five Castles placed on the Battle Map. However, there are situations when opponents of equal levels cannot be found. In that case, the matchmaking system picks the opponent with the closest Brotherhood level.

How do I get the daily Brotherhood gift?

First of all, five Brotherhood members have to activate the gift. After that, you need to get a certain number of cups in Brotherhood Challenges. This number depends on the level of your Brotherhood. The higher the level, the more cups you need.
To check how many cups you have acquired in the current Challenge:

  1. Open the Brotherhoods menu.
  2. Open the Members tab.
  3. Click the cup icon to sort the member list according to the number of acquired cups.
Do I lose my cups when I switch Brotherhoods?
Yes, the number of cups resets when you leave your Brotherhood and join a new one.
I forgot to collect Archipelago rewards.

The reward can be claimed only during the Archipelago tournament. It's impossible to restore forgotten rewards. Make sure to collect all rewards in time.

How to get Dragon Ore?

If you get fragments of an Artifact that is maxed out, they are automatically converted into Dragon Ore. You can use it to open Legendary Chests in Artifact Storage.


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