Advanced Traps vs. Regular Traps in Mobile Strike
This is a brief guide about the new Advanced Traps in Mobile Strike. We will have a full guide to all Advanced Troops when they are released. I would recommend you start by reading our Guide to Traps if you haven’t already, as most of the information there applies to Advanced Traps as well.
What are Advanced Traps?
Advanced Traps are a new trap type that can be built in the Walls building similar to Regular Traps. They are fundamentally the same as Regular Traps but have slightly different boosts depending on the troop type attacking them.
What are the Advantages of Advanced Traps?
Advanced traps gain a damage boost against their strong troop type. Here is an example comparing the difference in boosts of the new EMP Barrier trap versus the regular Trank Trap :
Advanced Traps vs. Regular Traps
|Boost vs. Tactical||Boost vs. Armored Vehicles||Boost vs. Infantry|
|EMP Barrier (Advanced)||-50%||+200%||-50%|
|Tank Trap (Regular)||0%||+100%||-50%|
As you can see, advanced traps do a lot of extra damage against their strong troop type but suffer a damage reduction that regular traps don’t have.
All things being equal, the total damage output is increased so using advanced traps will increase your total damage output.
They also cost the same to build as regular traps so that you get more damage for your buck.
What are the Disadvantages of Advanced Traps?
The disadvantages of Advanced Traps are basically the cost. Whilst there are scenarios where Regular Traps are better (e.g. if you have all Tank Traps and get attacked by an all Infantry army), in general, the Advanced Traps will be superior. So the only reason not to build them is the cost of the research. Building Advanced Traps requires researching a whole additional research tree. The Advanced Trap research tree takes longer and requires more resources than the Regular Trap research tree.
Also, your Advanced Traps won’t benefit from the Trap Attack and Trap Defense research from the Regular Trap tree. This means that until you have completed this research, your Advanced Traps will be receiving smaller boosts to their attack and defense.
Are Advanced Traps Worth It?
It depends on your budget. If you are not a big spender and you are having to prioritize your research and resources then NO. They do not offer enough of an advantage to justify the cost. As discussed in our guide to traps, Traps in general have quite a narrow use in the game. If however, money is not much of an object for you then yes, they do offer an overall damage boost
Do Regular Trap Boosts also apply to Advanced Traps?
Currently, all Regular Trap boosts also apply to Advanced Traps except those in the research tree itself. This means that trap boosts from other research (e.g. in the Commander tree) as well as from gear and prototypes will apply to advanced traps as well.
Barriers vs. Sand Bags
How are the two Tier 0 traps different? The answer is that they aren’t. Their combat stats are identical so the only difference is that sandbags use Regular Trap Boosts and Barriers use Advanced Trap Boosts.
How Do I Build Advanced Traps?
In the exact same way that you build regular traps – just go to the Wall building inside your base and start building some.
Can I Build Both Regular Traps and Advanced Traps?
Yes, assuming you have done the appropriate research. But your total trap limit still applies so you will need to choose between the two.
What Different Advanced Traps are There?
Here are all of the advanced traps:
IED Explosive, Laser Fence, EMP Barrier
Spider Mine, Mounted Gun, Missle Turret
Laser Cannon, IR Gun Turret, IR Missile Turret,
Sattelite System, Defense Drone, AA Cannon