Dawn of Fantasy/Beginner guide for Elves
 Brief Introduction of the Elves
OK, so you just went in game, you are starting to enjoy the wonders of Mythador and you picked the elves as your race. That’s cool, except let me warn you, they are unique compared to the other races. Elves economy in general is based on trickles, which are resources accumulated in time depending on the number of creatures you have. Humans and Orcs cut wood, slaughter animals and mine stone and gold. Elves mine stone and gold, but our big income of food comes from trickles coming from the deer. The numbers of deer determine the increase in food production. More deer means faster food trickles, and since they don’t take population, I suggest you make as many as you can. The 2nd most important information is for the wood, which comes from trickles of the wood wisps. Those creatures take population though, so I suggest having around 8-9 in town for a fast trickle of wood. Also the humans have trading market, while elves have a converter so to say. Our market converts over time 3 of the resources for another we need, which makes us lose less resources, but it’s a slower process.
Another important hint to consider when picking Elves is the traits. Those abilities can’t be changed and are very important since they determine the progression of players. The traits I recommend are Alchemists and gatherers and Elven warriors. The first trait is related to resources. Deer produce more food trickles, wasps produce more wood, etc. The 2nd one gives a huge offensive boost to all the units, which is very important later in game.
 First steps
So you just started your journey in Mythador and you passed the cinematic. As an elf you will have a few easy quests to resolve which will definitely help you with resources. One of the first steps which I recommend at the beginning is to level your hero only so you can use him to tank for the other battalions later. I recommend leveling the hero with defense stats first, preferably 5 on each, 2nd level stamina full, then going full defense followed by full stamina. You want you’re hero to be able to tank while the other units can finish the job. At the first levels the way to level hero is by the use of battle frenzy during the battle, retreat when low on stamina and followed by a heal. After finishing all the goblins, use the workers to ‘’bury’’ the corpses, which will bring you decent amount of gold. I will not go through all of quest steps, but following the quests is recommended since it rewards wealth which is needed for further development.
Something else which could speed things up faster would be to buy 100 wealth. It is not required, but it will speed things up dramatically because that wealth would be used on resources upgrades and would enable you to worry less about critical upgrades. It is not necessary, but it gives a nice boost. If not, we’ll go further.
When you don’t have resources to create something, there is a way to acquire gold in a nice way. By clicking on the map at the right you can view the world of Mythador. This map is a source for farming gold, pvp, npc castles seen and other areas. It’s very important because it’s here that you will be creating your first army. The number one thing to do is to left click on the city and create an army with the hero in it. Then you will move a bit in any direction until more buttons will show up and we will click on the one called Zoom. When you click on that button, you will be sent on a map where you will see units moving around, towns, enemy units and your army.
The reason why we do this is because we need gold to trade for resources in cities. This map will be grinded many times for resources, especially if you didn’t bought wealth earlier. The objective is simple. Kill as many enemy units as you can, loot their bodies, click on the map to go out and then repeat the same process many times. When you are finally full, you have choice between transporting the gold at your city and going in an npc town to trade it. The best thing to do is to also buy unicorns for the army since they don’t increase the army strength and can carry 300 resources. Our objective is to have the necessary resources to build at least the Sylvain Shrine, the Tree Symbiosis and the Tree dwelling. The Sylvain Shrine is the building producing Deer, the Tree Symbiosis is for the Wasps and the Tree Dwelling is for the rangers which will be your main units used to create.
After doing all those steps, you will have a decent economy as well as some nice leveled troops and a decent hero. The aggressive players can do more grinding for gold to level their hero and producing armies until they reach the cap (Remember, max population is 90) in the same time, while the casual players would wait for resources to pile up (after all, when logging out, resources are still being produced, but at a much slower rate) and will take the things slowly. The main objective after passing through those steps is the walls building, at least the wooden ones. The walls will give a nice boost for the players against invaders. Remember, you will always be attacked by a player with a similar strength army, which means those walls will give you a nice boost in term of protection, and since catapults are not used until later, you will always have the edge.
You are nearly there. All you have left is to build the rest of the buildings and get all the upgrades while also working on your stone walls. The wealth takes some time since you can earn it through pvp, questing and by buying it .It will be a slowly process, but there is nothing more rewarding then looking at the great city you created.