Having a strong base wouldn’t be complete if you don’t have great troops and properly equipped Officer. However, this post will be too long if we try to include both topics here. So for now, let’s focus on equipping your Officer with the proper suit.
We shared with you in Surviving in the Zombie World that your City comes with one Officer (Zane), and you can buy more Officers in-game. But having a lot of Officers will be useless if you didn’t maximize what they can do. There are two ways to do so: equipping them with the proper suit, and training them with the appropriate skill. Following is a summary of which suit and which skill is appropriate for which Officer.
There are different suits available for crafting in your armory and each set requires different sets of materials for crafting. You can get these materials from boxes you win from events, from the store, or from crafting them in the armory. Before we continue, allow us to show you the anatomy of your armory.
- Details – This is where you can see information like what materials you can craft, your craft time reduction, and your power level.
- Speed Up – If you are getting impatient and want to finish what you’re crafting, this is the button for you.
- Craft – This is what you push when you want to start crafting your suit.
- Depot – If you want to check what equipment you already have for which suit or the materials that you currently have, you can check it right here.
- Materials – This is where you craft materials for your equipment.
As we have shown you in Building Your City (Supplementary Buildings), you need to upgrade your armory in order to unlock more materials for crafting:
For the purposes of this post, let us use Trailblazer Suit as an example. As soon as you are able (Armory unlocks at base level 5, Building Your City (Basic Buildings)), start crafting your Trailblazer Suit. This will allow you to maximize your gathering (Stockpiling Resources) so you can build your City faster.
You may or may not have the materials for crafting the Suit. So the first thing you have to do is go to your Armory then craft your materials.
Note: The quality of materials (more on this below) you can craft is white, and it will take some time to finish one. However, if you are not keen on spending money on this game, this is the way to go for you.
You can check your armory depot once in a while to see what materials you already have:
You can check if you have enough materials to craft an equipment from the craft function of your armory:
Once you see “Craft” in each equipment, it means that you have enough materials to start crafting. This is where the quality of materials comes in.
It just makes sense that a higher quality equipment gives you more bonuses than a lower quality equipment. So your goal is to make equipment with high quality.
Note: Materials are used to make an equipment. Several equipment makes up a full suit.
The quality of materials are designated by color:
White has the lowest quality, yellow has the highest. The bonuses shown for each material is what you get when you craft yellow. Crafting a lower quality material will give you a fraction of the posted bonuses.
In order to craft a higher quality equipment, you need to use higher quality materials. If you have white, you need to combine them to get a green or higher.
There are two ways you can combine materials. One is by:
Armory -> Depot -> Materials -> Material you want to combine -> Combine
Another way is by going directly to the equipment you want to craft:
- Go to your Armory
- Select Craft
- Select the Suit you want to make
- Select the equipment you want to craft
- Select the material you want to combine
Shown below is an example of crafting a Trailblazer Climbing Axe.
When you click Epoxy Resin Glue for example, you will see as indicated by the arrow, how many materials you have available. You need four materials of the same color in order to combine them and get a higher quality material. In the example above, you have 54 white, 7 green, 1 blue, 1 purple, and 1 orange Epoxy Resin Glue.
Click “Combine” and you will be redirected to the page shown above.
Get Materials – When you don’t have enough to combine, you can click this button and you will be redirected to this page:
If you have boxes saved that contain the materials of the suit you intend to craft as I do, the game will just prompt you to open these boxes. Otherwise, you will need to spend some diamonds to get the materials.
Note: These boxes will give you random materials. There is no guarantee that you will get specifically what you are looking for, but it will give you either a green or a purple material depending on the box that you will buy. It sometimes gives you rare materials, too.
Tip: Craft those equipment which do not require rare materials first. If you craft those with rare materials first and the boxes you bought gave you a rare material, you will end up with materials you don’t have any use for. It is an unnecessary waste of your precious diamonds.
Combine – This button will combine one set of your White Epoxy Resin Glue to get a Green Epoxy Resin Glue.
Combine All – This button will combine all your White Epoxy Resin Glue to get several Green Epoxy Resin Glue.
Now, let us say for example, you have all the required materials to craft a Trailblazer Climbing Axe. However, they are of different quality from each other as shown below.
Your chance of crafting a quality Trailblazer Climbing Axe is indicated by the encircled boxes above – 25% green, 28.6% blue, 28.6% purple, and 17.8% orange. Meaning, the crafting process may give you a green, a blue, a purple, or an orange Axe. If you are a risk taker, and it is fine with you whatever the outcome might be, then go ahead and press craft (of course you need to have enough fusion cores to complete the process).
However, we do not encourage anyone to do that. There are two reasons why:
- You won’t get your fusion core back when you decide to split the equipment and attempt to get the materials back.
- If you were able to craft a blue Axe from the example above and eventually decide to split it to try to craft another one with higher quality, you will only get blue materials back. It won’t matter if you used an orange steel wire (rare).
Tip: Craft equipment only when your materials are of the same color as you would want your equipment to be.
It is advisable to craft equipment with minimum blue quality because of the extra bonuses you can get.
On the picture above, Average Suit refers to Blue, Superior Suit refers to Purple, Epic Suit refers to Orange, and Legendary Suit refers to Yellow. These bonuses are added on top of the bonuses you get from each Equipment.
Tip: You can aim to craft a complete Blue Trailblazer Suit to get all the add on bonuses for Average Suit while waiting to complete the required materials for a higher level Suit. The ultimate goal is of course to craft a complete Yellow Trailblazer Suit.
After crafting each equipment, you have to let your Officer wear them.
If you already have several Officers, you need to click on the Officer you would want to wear the equipment you crafted. Click on the plus signs beside your Officer and choose the equipment you would want him/her to wear. Voila! Your Officer is equipped.
Now that you know how to make your Officer stronger, go on and try to craft a few equipment yourself. If you need further clarifications on crafting your equipment, you can always drop us an email and we will get back at you as soon possible. 🙂