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An NPC is a Non-Player City. An NPC, also known as a Barbarian's Town, does not belong to any alliance and has uniform regenerative properties. The level of an NPC indicates the maximum number of defensive units, troops, and resources to be found within.

Barbarian is a term for an uncivilized person, often used pejoratively, either in a general reference to a member of a nation or ethnos, typically a tribal society as seen by an urban civilization either viewed as inferior, or admired as a noble savage. In idiomatic or figurative usage, a "barbarian" may also be an individual reference to a brutal, cruel, warlike, insensitive person. The term originates in the ancient Greek civilization, meaning anyone who is not Greek". Comparable notions are found in non-European civilizations. Barbarian cities were settlements where barbarians lived.


Contents

NPC Loot and Transports Needed by Level

Note: The research Privateering does not alter the amount of loot you will gain from hitting Barbarian towns, as they do not contain a warehouse. The numbers below assume 0 capacity from other troops to bring back plunder. Even Ballistas can bring back some plunder if the NPC is not far away from the attacking city. For example, an NPC 5 that is 1 mile away can be plundered completely with 397 Transporters and 300 Ballistas when Logistics level is 10, and you use a Hero with Attack attribute 140 or greater. An NPC 7 that is 1 mile away can be plundered completely with 580 Transporters when 84K Archers with rainbow are sent with the Transporters and less than 10K troops are casualties.

NPC
Level
Resources Transports Needed per Logistics Level
Food Lumber Stone Iron Gold Total lvl 0 lvl 1 lvl 2 lvl 3 lvl 4 lvl 5 lvl 6 lvl 7 lvl 8 lvl 9 lvl 10
1 100,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 55,000 215,000 43 40 36 34 31 29 27 26 24 23 22
2 200,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 65,000 355,000 71 65 60 55 51 48 45 42 40 38 36
3 900,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 1,200,000 240 219 200 185 172 160 150 142 134 127 120
4 1,600,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 300,000 2,260,000 452 411 377 348 323 302 283 266 252 238 226
5 3,000,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 450,000 3,990,000 798 726 665 614 570 532 499 470 444 420 399
6 4,000,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 600,000 5,200,000 1040 946 867 800 743 694 650 612 578 548 520
7 4,500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 800,000 6,800,000 1360 1237 1134 1047 972 907 850 800 756 716 680
8 8,000,000 800,000 800,000 800,000 1,000,000 11,400,000 2280 2073 1900 1754 1629 1520 1425 1342 1267 1200 1140
9 14,000,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 1,200,000 16,850,000 3370 3064 2809 2593 2408 2247 2107 1983 1873 1774 1685
10 19,000,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 1,500,000 22,300,000 4460 4055 3717 3431 3186 2974 2788 2624 2478 2348 2230

NPC Troop Count per Level

NPC
Level
Unit Type
Warrior Pikeman Swordsman Archer Cavalry Trap Abatis Archer's Tower Rollinglog Defensive Trebuchet
1 50 40 35 15 8 1000 0 0 0 0
2 50 45 40 30 25 1850 550 0 0 0
3 200 160 65 40 60 2000 1000 650 0 0
4 400 400 100 100 150 4500 1875 550 0 0
5 750 1000 350 250 200 3750 1875 1250 750 0
6 4000 750 550 500 450 4250 1500 1500 950 400
7 12000 3000 750 800 750 5600 2800 1850 1100 700
8 15000 6750 4000 3000 2000 7200 3600 2400 1440 900
9 60000 18000 2000 6750 2500 9000 4500 3000 1800 1150
10 400000 0 0 0 0 11000 5500 3666 2200 1375

Town structure & Contents

Each NPC contains buildings that are all the same as its level, (ie. all level 1 npcs have all level 1 buildings). Each NPC contains an academy, forge, embassy, workshop, feasting hall, stable, inn, rally spot, barracks, relief station, beacon tower, and twenty cottages. Resource fields consist of one sawmill, ironmine, quarry, and the rest of the fields are farms. NPCs do not have any warehouses however.

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Note: These numbers are subject to change. For example, a Level 5 NPC now only has 450,000 gold.

NPC Behavior

Attack / Aggression

Barbarian Towns will NEVER EVER attack cities. However, if you try transporting to someone of much higher prestige, there is a possibility of your transport caravan getting attacked by barbarians. If they succeed, your transport caravan will be taken out, whether it be transporters or warriors and so on. They may all be killed and the resources will be taken. Often exactly half of the troops and resources will be taken. You will be notified of this in a plunder report listed in black text (Note how normal plunder reports are listed in red text.).

Regeneration

It takes an NPC 8 hours to regenerate all of its resources.

It takes an NPC 1 hour to regenerate all of its defenses, troops and fortifications, at a rate of 10% every six minutes (the same six minute mark that your taxes are collected).

NPC Farming

NPC farming is the process of harvesting the benefits of attacking NPCs. NPCs yield two kinds of benefits: experience and resources. The specifics of the NPC farming process are covered in the section Plundering NPCs.

For maximum yield and efficiency, you will want to have as many zero-loss NPCs as close to your city as possible, to minimize the time wasted due to unit movement. For stronger players, having very high level NPCs close by produces very high returns at a predictable and efficient rate of loss. Building new NPCs is an option for cities with nearby flats.

Farming NPCs for experience

Higher level NPCs are like steroids for heroes. Since defeating NPCs gives your hero experience, and experience allows advancement in level, and advancement in level results in additional attribute bonuses, it is appropriate for all heroes to be developed through NPC farming.

Since NPCs fully regenerate their fortifications every hour, they can be attacked 24 times a day if you want to gain maximum experience for your hero.

Farming NPCs for prestige

you can farm NPCs for prestige by attacking them with warriors you will gain a few hundred prestige (from low leveled NPC's) to over 15k prestige (high leveled NPCs). I recommend this formula for the number of warriors to use:(NPC level)* 11000/(hero Att/100)except for level 9-10 NPC's where the formula is :(NPC level)* 11000/(hero Att./150)

WARNING The given formula for Lv.9-10 NPC is either outdated or simply wrong. Here is an example that demonstrate it: 110k Warrior wave with 251 ATT Hero (201+50 from Excalibur). The formula suggested ~65k Warriors. The attack resulted in total loss with little casualties made to the defending NPC

  • to correct someones edit above the higher the loss the more exp. including complete loss. while prestige must be a win, anything over 90 rounds yields highest prestige. more importantly one city with level 2 town hall farming 10 npc yields 40k prez to over a 100k prez per hit. requires a trusting friend to hold your citys and heros tho. further this can also be done with 99k warriors, 1k transports, on lvl 9 npc, with loss 12k to 70k. (once have instant war who cares how many, the exp is great). --Stalker 04:45, 27 October 2010 (UTC)Stalker

Farming NPCs for Resources

NPCs are the grocery stores of Evony. Think of transporters as your shopping cart, and ballista as your charge card that, if used correctly, never runs out.

Since NPCs regenerate all their resources in 8 hours, they can be farmed for full yield 3 times a day.

NPCs can actually be attacked 4 times a day - after the server maintenance it fills up npcs so if you get an attack ready to hit just before and then straight after the maintenance this enables you to do it 4 times a day!!!!

Building new NPCs

See the main article Build City

You can build new NPCs if you are able to build a new town. An NPC is nothing more than an abandoned player city. The level of the NPC will depend on the level of flat it was before you took it over.. Say the Flat was a level 10, once abandoned the town would turn into a level 10 NPC.

Plundering NPCs

Lower level NPCs (1-5) can be plundered without losses by sending only a minimum number of ballista units for a given the level of NPC. Rainbowing (adding one or more of other troops in the attack force) for these NPCs isn't suggested since they'll just die on the first round against the NPC traps and abatis. If a battles reaches 100 rounds, you will be declared the loser and sent home with nothing, even if you have taken no losses.

Higher level NPCs (6+) will always incur some losses.

Since NPCs regenerate all their resources in 8 hours, they can be farmed for full yield 4 times a day as they also regenerate resources after maintenance so time the attacks right just before and after the maintenance.

Since NPCs fully regenerate their fortifications every hour, they can be attacked 24 times a day if you want to gain maximum experience for your hero.

Plundering NPCs without Ballistas

Althought ballistas are the best way to farm NPCs there are times when you need to plunder without having access to ballistas (or do not have enough ballistas). For those occasions (like in the beginning) it's recommended that you plunder low level NPCs (start with lvl 1, and then 2 when you've got enough transports and/or workers to carry the resources from a lvl 2 NPC) with a lot of warriors. Since you'll lose some (by traps etc) it's recommended to use warriors due to low costs and time to train. However, do not attack a NPC if you haven't got enough units to carry all resources back, using warriors will result in losses and you'll need to get every resource in order to be really effective.

Lvl 2 NPCs gives more resources than a lvl 1 NPC, but it also requires more warriors, which means longer training time. So always start producing warriors before you send your existing out on a raid, you'll always loose roughly 540 warriors on a lvl 1 NPC and 940 on a lvl 2 NPC.

It's not recommended to attack lvl 3 NPCs due to ATs.

Attack reports:

NPC attack with warriors
Warriors Losses NPC lvl NPC hero costs att hero
3600 535 1 16 123050 67-101*
3819 562 1 16 129260 67-101
4233 559 1 16 128570 67-101
2500 629 1 12 144670 67-101
3000 505 1 8 116150 67-101
3141 554 1 4 127420 67-101
3000 568 1 12 130640 67-101
3000 557 1 7 128110 67-101
3400 497 1 ? 114310 67-101
3300 539 1 3 290521 67-101
3500 488 1 14 112240 67-101
3500 523 1 7 120290 67-101
3300 545 1 7 125350 67-101
3300 501 1 15 115230 67-101
3500 532 1 2 122360 67-101
3248 422 1 19 97060 67-101
5500 917 2 16 210910 67-101
3500 1019 2 14 234370 67-101
6000 980 2 8 225400 67-101
5500 967 2 3 222410 67-101
5151 905 2 11 208150 67-101
5600 1056 2 8 243340 67-101
5151 994 2 8 228620 67-101
5400 948 2 ? 218040 67-101
5300 960 2 11 220800 67-101
5273 873 2 19 200790 67-101
5300 890 2 12 204700 67-101
5300 893 2 11 205390 67-101
5300 916 2 16 210680 67-101
5500 953 2 19 219190 67-101
5300 867 2 6 199410 67-101
5300 989 2 1 227470 67-101
5300 928 2 8 213440 67-101
5215 1021 2 10 234830 67-101
  • Please note that I didn't keep count on my heroes attack levels while I did the research, but the ones on top have the least att value and the ones in the bottom have the most (however, the ones in the bottom of the lvl 1 npcs have almost the same att value as the ones in the bottom of the lvl 2 npc part.

If you want to add data, please have a more accurate attack value

Minimum Number of Ballistas

See Chart of safe numbers of ballista to use against NPCs
See Reports for Archery vs. Horseback Riding Levels

The actual minimum number of ballista needed for zero loss depends on your combination of Archery, Horseback Riding, and Military Tradition levels, and also your hero attack attribute.

  • As hero attack increases, the minimum number of units needed decreases.
  • A minimum archery level is needed for zero loss. As the attacker's archery level increases, so does the range of the ballista. The ballista need to shoot farther than the defending archer's towers.
  • As horseback riding level increases, so does the speed of the ballista. If the ballista advance too fast, they come into range of the defending archer's towers before eliminating them.
  • Do not let your Horseback Riding level get higher than your Archery level or your ballista will move into range of the Archer's Towers before the towers can be destroyed. For a quick reference, see the Reports for Archery vs. Horseback Riding Levels
  • Level 5 NPCs are much more sensitive to the Archery to Horseback Riding level ratio than level 1-4 NPCs.
  • If you upgrade to HBR level 10, you need a lot more ballista to win without losses. I had to multiply my previously used (level 9) numbers by 2.5.

Safe Technology levels

Attacking NPC towns relies on a few factors:

The maximum level of city you can attack without taking losses is level 5.

These figures were orignally posted by syoganai1111 on the Official Evony Forums.

Archery Level 7

It is unknown whether it is ever safe to attack NPC5 with Archery level 7.

  • HBR Level 5 (Massive losses due to being in Archer's Towers range) (even with 86 attack hero)
  • HBR Level 6 (0 losses with 50 ballistae against Level 2 NPC. Battle lasted 48 rounds with hero attack of 69. Attack repeated with same stats and result)

Archery Level 8

Archery Level 9

Archery Level 10

  • HBR Level 0 (0 Losses )
  • HBR Level 5 (0 Losses )
  • HBR Level 6 (0 Losses )
  • HBR Level 7 (0 Losses )
  • HBR Level 8 (0 Losses )
  • HBR Level 9 (defeat)
  • HBR Level 10 (0 Losses )


NOTE: All of this information is based on old metrics. The game developers have since updated the attack statistics and made it a bit harder to attack NPCs. Also, attack metrics seem to vary from server to server. Talk with members of your alliance or other players on your server to get updated information on attack requirements to achieve 0 losses.