War and Order’s New Totem System Explained


Changes are afoot in the dangerous world of War and Order.

Camel Game’s hugely popular mobile strategy game has received a steady stream of major updates since it first hit the scene six years ago. Each revision has made the gameplay deeper, more challenging, and more addictive.

And this latest update looks like it could be the biggest one yet, introducing a whole new Totem system that has major implications for your city-building and army-mustering powers. 

We’ll get into the Totem system shortly. First, let’s remind ourselves why War and Order is such a big deal in the mobile strategy space. 

First up, there’s the sheer level of variety it throws at you. War and Order tasks you with building up a settlement, training an army, trading with other cities, and waging war with a vast number of enemies. 

It boasts an alliance system, too, allowing you to join forces with your fellow players to raise hell on the battlefields of War and Order’s sprawling continent. 

Tactical Masterclass

The level of detail in War and Order is the thing that distinguishes it from most other strategy games on mobile. To take just one aspect of the game, there are four different troop classes, multiple levels, and several different races. 

They all have different strengths and weaknesses in battle, making War and Order a complex exercise in maintaining a balanced army that can withstand every kind of battle while ensuring that you have the best possible units on the field for any given skirmish. 

As a result, War and Order is not your usual numbers game. Tactics are everything, and if you’ve mastered formations, troop types, alliances, and so on you’ll be able to take down a more powerful but stupider opponent every time. 

After every battle you’ll even get a battle report and the option to watch replays. The game encourages you to do this in order to increase your military prowess. Not many mobile strategy games can say that. 

On top of all this, War and Order looks and sounds fantastic, with slick 3D graphics and a big budget orchestral score. Plus, it boasts a huge community of active players to learn from, start beefs with, and possibly even befriend. 

The multiplayer in War and Order is backed up by a huge and loyal community of fellow players, hanging out in forums, Facebook groups, subreddits, and Discord channels. 

More than 50 million players have downloaded the game, and a fair number of them are down to chat and trade war stories. 

Totem Recall

That’s the game. But what about this new Totem feature?

Totems in War and Order are rooted in classical mythology, and represent seven different spirits, including Earth, Wrath, Fire, Order, Darkness, Hunting, and Fertility. These spirits all have an associated Totem, as well as their own unique powers and backstories. 

Among the benefits of the Totem system is that it lets you get more out of Artifacts. It does this by increasing the number of buffs available to you and reducing the resources you need to grow your city. 

After setting an Artifact, you just upgrade the Totem force to increase the corresponding stats.

Totems also let you unlock skills, giving you more potential battle strategies to deploy and increasing your troops’ power. Just for good measure, these new skills come with stunning visual effects. 

The more Artifacts you have in War and Order, the more advantages you’ll enjoy in terms of buffs and resource-production.

Naturally, your enemies will have their own Totems, giving them their own unique advantages. Fortunately, you can send scouts to scope out your opponents’ Totem configurations, and this information also appears in battle reports. 

As with the War and Order’s other tactical elements, the best way to gain an advantage through the Totem system is to study the data and come up with a foolproof strategy. Brains are more important than brawn. 

Stunning Visuals

Whenever you send an army out in War and Order you can deploy a beast to march with them. Now you can deploy a Totem too. Like Beasts, Totems unleash powerful skills during combat. Not only do these help turn the tide of battle, but they also look dazzlingly brilliant in action. 

Not to be outdone, Artifacts have also received a major facelift with the latest update, transitioning from their fusty old 2D presentation to 3D. The result is a far more visually impressive game all round. If you want proof, just head to the Altar and check out the goods. 

To sum up, the new Totem system makes War and Order better in two ways. Firstly. It shakes up the game’s tactics by giving you something else to configure, analyse, and perfect. 

It also injects new life into the combat, giving you more weaponry to bring into the battlefield, increasing your strength, and reducing your vulnerability. You’ll have to relearn how to fight based on the new, amplified characteristics of your troops. 

Secondly, it raises the aesthetic bar for the entire game, adding new skill effects, 3D graphics, and more. 

To see the Totem system in action, download War and Order for free on Google Play or the App Store – just click here. You can also redeem the code gamezebo2206 for extra goodies and advice – please note this is only valid until the 22nd of July 2024 though, and can only be used by 300 players. So be quick!

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