Ready for a good fight? You might find these tips useful then!

Lioden introduced a complex battling system in October 2014. From that date forward, your lion needs to come up with a good battle strategy, instead of clicking random buttons. Within this guide, you'll get to know which moves work best on what NPC types, and more!


The Basics  

First off, let's address some useful information and questions that you may have while reviewing how the battling system on Lioden works like!

Let's start with your king's stats. Your king's current stats can partially benefit your lion in battles. Basically, the higher your king's stats, the better odds of winning a battle successfully. However, there is only a little difference functionality-wise between a king that has over 500 stats to one with 2500 stats. Please note that Skill does not appear to be factored into NPC battles. Higher Skill does not benefit a king during NPC battles, however, it's useful when it comes to Player vs Player battles (conducted on other players' den pages).

While battling NPCs in explore, you may notice that some of them may appear as more difficult to be defeated comparing to other enemies you may encounter in the same explore zone. Small Felines, for example (Caracal and Serval) appear to be easier to defeat compared to Lion-type enemies, even within the same zone (Temperate Savannah).

The amount of experience (EXP) that you receive for winning NPC battles is scaled to your level and is generated within a set range, which has so far not been publicly revealed. The higher your level, the more experience you will receive from battling NPCs. You'll receive the greatest amount of experience from battling NPCs that are located within your current biome, which is determined by your leader's level. If your leader is level 31, they will gain more EXP from battling in the Waterhole versus battling in the Tropical Forest or Temperate Savannah.

Additionally, the more powerful your opponent is, the more EXP you'll gain - for example, you will get a lot more EXP from winning a battle with an Elephant Bull comparing to winning a battle with a Caracal.

One of the common misconceptions is that Event NPCs are easier to defeat in lower Explore Zones. This is not true, as Event NPCs may appear in all biomes, and they appear to have the exact same difficulty regardless of the zone that they are being battled in.

Additionally, it is worth noting that the Primal (Ferus) mutation on pride leaders provides a +3 Damage boost against NPCs that are categorised as "Primates". This includes, but is not limited to, Baboons, Geladas, Gorillas, Poachers, etc.

Battling Interface  



Once you begin a battle with a NPC, you will notice a few things that may help you navigating the battling UI:

  • Avatar Images: your leader's avatar image and name are displayed in the upper left corner, while your opponent's image and name are displayed in the upper right corner.
  • Stat Bonus or Stat Penalty: this is determined by your leader's stats, as well as NPC stats. Different opponents display different stat categories and factors. The higher your stat factor is, the bigger the bonus you shall acquire in battle, which will help you with fighting that specific opponent. Note that when your stats are low, your opponent may have better stats, which will help them in the battle against you. The amount of arrows determines how big the bonus or penalty is. If the arrows face your leader's icon and name, it means you have a better stat factor than your opponent; thus, you will be the one that starts the battle.
  • Health: remaining health is displayed by a brighter red shade, while darker red shows how much health the NPC or player has lost so far. If your health bar completely runs out, you will lose the battle, and if your opponent's runs out, it means you've won!
  • NPC's Image: this displays the image of the opponent you are currently battling.
  • Battling Moves: this section will be explained in detail below! Basically, these are the buttons that you will be using to battle with your opponent.
  • Action Area: this informs you about the moves you and your opponent make, as well as damage caused, attacks missed, or health regained. Once the battle ends, you will be notified of what you've won or lost from the battle.

Battling Moves  

Once you enter a battle, you'll see 5 possible moves that you can make, alongside with a "Flee" button. The move buttons that appear at the beginning of a battle are referred to as "Opening Moves". They are usually the most powerful attacks you have at your disposal, so choose wisely! You are able to use "Opening Moves" twice maximum per battle—once at the beginning of the battle (if you are the first to move), and once after using the "Rest" button.


Move Effects
Charge A powerful opening move that deals high damage and potentially stuns the opponent.
Pounce An opening move that deals moderate damage and potentially grabs the opponent.
Trample A powerful opening move that potentially deals high damage depending on the opponent's size. Effective on small enemies, but useless on large enemies and packs.
Roar A warning roar that can cause the more cowardly opponents to freeze in fear or even run away. Unfortunately, it upsets aggressive opponents and can cause them to immediately attack.
Rest Rest for a bit to regain a small amount of health and get another chance to use an "Opening Move". You can only rest once per battle. Be cautious, as some large enemies may take this opportunity to charge and stun you.
Flee Allows you to flee from the battle, instantly ending and losing it. You will lose 5% energy and not gain any currency, experience, or impression.

After an "Opening Move" has been made, you can choose between the following moves to continue the battle:

Move Effects
Bite A standard combat move that deals low-to-moderate damage and has a small chance to grab the opponent.
Swipe A standard combat move that deals moderate damage.
Grab A standard combat move that deals very little damage, but has a high chance of grabbing the opponent.
Roar A warning roar that can cause the more cowardly opponents to freeze in fear or even run away. Unfortunately, it upsets aggressive opponents and can cause them to immediately attack.
Rest Rest for a bit to regain a small amount of health and get another chance to use an "Opening Move". You can only rest once per battle. Be cautious, as some large enemies may take this opportunity to charge and stun you.
Flee Allows you to flee from the battle, instantly ending and losing it. You will lose 5% energy and not gain any currency, experience, or impression.

If you manage to "Grab" the opponent, the following moves will be unlocked—that is, until the opponent is released from your grasp. Additionally, grabbed enemies have a tendency to miss more often, however they will try to break free from your grasp.

Move Effects
Pound A clinch move that deals moderate damage and potentially stuns the opponent.
Claw A clinch move that deals high damage, especially against opponents with thin skin. This move is not effective on thick-skinned opponents.
Kick A clinch move that deals moderate damage. It scales up well against large and tough enemies.
Strangle A clinch move that deals varied damage and immobilises the opponent until they either break free or are released.
Release Release an opponent from your clinch if it turns out to be disadvantageous!
Flee Allows you to flee from the battle, instantly ending and losing it. You will lose 5% energy and not gain any currency, experience, or impression.


Aid in Battle  

There are two items that can assist you during your battles. Both of them can be found in their respective event shops, or even the Gorilla Enclave.

Human Liver
Use
Consuming this item induces the "Amok" effect on your king, which allows them to deal more damage in battles until the next rollover. While the item is active on such king, you cannot breed lionesses with them.
How to Get
* Purchase from the Black Market for 20 RB.
* Purchase from the Gorilla Enclave for 60 MT.
* Purchase from the Harbinger's Shop for 10 ET.
Lucky Foot
Use
Allows player to win the battle immediately when used, as long as the battle isn't over yet.
How to Get
* Purchase from The Peddler for 20 RB.
* Receive from Exploring during the April Event.
* Receive from doing 7, 14, 21 and 28 consecutive Rollovers.

Certain personality types will also affect your battles and their payouts:

  • Arrogant (Snarky): grants an additional +5 EXP for each successful battle.
  • Chivalrous (Good): grants additional damage during daytime battles.
  • Mysterious (Neutral): grants additional damage during nighttime battles.
  • Patient (Kind): grants an additional +5 SB for each successful battle.
  • Stoic (Neutral): lose 7% energy from a successful battle rather than the standard 10%.
  • Vicious (Evil): grants an additional +4 EXP and +2 SB for each successful battle.

Rewards  

After a successful battle, your leader may walk away with some additional currency, experience, impression, and potentially items, depending on your luck and the enemy you're fighting against!

Successful battles will cause your leader to lose 10% energy, unless they have the Stoic (Neutral) personality, which makes them lose only 7% energy after a successful battle.
Failed battles will deduct 5% energy from your king.



Reward Effects Chance to Get
Experience (EXP) The toughest, deadliest opponents will grant more EXP. Opponents in biomes below your leader's level have lower stats, but will give less EXP. Always
Impression (IMP) The amount of IMP you receive from a successful battle is based upon your leader's current impression level. The higher their level, the less IMP they will receive. Dreamboats tend to earn 1 to 2% IMP per successful battle. Always
Silver Beetles (SB) The amount of Silver Beetles you gain from a successful battle varies. You will only earn Silver Beetles from a successful battle if you have less than 5,000 total SB on your account. If you are at or above 5,000 SB, you will not gain any additional currency from battles and exploring.
Items On occasion, you can acquire a random, basic "Scar" decor that will be automatically added to your hoard. Special event NPCs can also drop rare items, including Egg Yolk and Lion Meat! Receiving items from battles is very rare and random, especially if the item prize is specifically tied to an event NPC.
Event Currency During monthly events, some event-specific NPCs will grant you event currency. Depends on the Event NPC.

NPC Types  

Key to Symbols  

While browsing the NPC types posted within the table below, you may notice a few symbols next to the NPC names - each one has a specific meaning posted below:


Symbol Definition
#
Pack
This symbol and the number next to it indicates the number of NPCs you will be facing once the battle begins. Certain NPCs are considered to be packs of 2, while others are packs of 3. Both packs of 2 and 3 NPCs are able to strike you for a total of 3 hits per turn. As you fight them and lower their health, the NPCs will appear to "die off" and only hit twice, then once per turn.
Note: Pound against packs will never stun them. Additionally, Trample makes no effect on Packs.

Strangler
This symbol indicates that the NPC can Grab and Strangle you. While you are strangled, it's more difficult to successfully hit the NPC.

Charger
This symbol indicates that if the NPC starts the battle, it will immediately Charge at you in their first move, which can result in Stunning you. If you Rest, the NPC will also Charge and Stun you.

Thin Skin
This symbol indicates that the NPC has a Thin Skin. You can easily Claw at the NPC, causing lots of additional damage to it.

Thick Skin
This symbol indicates that the NPC has a Thick Skin. Clawing the NPC will be inefficient.

Large
This symbol indicates that the NPC is Large. Such NPCs hit harder and cannot be Trampled.

Small
This symbol indicates that the NPC is Small. Such NPCs can easily be Trampled.

Venomous
This symbol indicates that the NPC is Venomous and can cause extra damage, or even defeat the Player immediately.

Special Drop
This symbol indicates that the NPC may rarely drop special items.

Table of NPCs  



NPC
Stat
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
African Rock Python
Agility
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
African Wild Dog
Speed

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
African Wild Dog Pack 3
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Aiatar
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Albino Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Albino Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Apedemak Cavalry 3
Strength

Acts as a Pack, so Trample has no effect.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Rest
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Apollyon
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Apophis, the Serpent of Chaos
Strength

This battle is always supposed to end with a failure.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Arabian Wolf
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Arabian Wolf Pack 3
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Ariel
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Baboon
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Balbok
Agility

Can Kick, which is a powerful move that deals extra damage and can Stun you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Banshee
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Barbary Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Barong
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Black Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Black Mamba
Agility

Has an extremely Venomous bite. If this NPC hits you even once, it will One Hit KO you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
Black Panther
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Blazing Fiend
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Bodybuilder Lion
Strength

This NPC has a very low chance of dropping +1 Egg Yolk if you win the battle.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Boerboel Pack 3
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Broken Leopon
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Brown Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Buffalo
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Bull Crocodile
Smarts

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Strangle
Bull Elephant
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Bull Rhino
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Cannibal Lion
Strength

This NPC has a very low chance of dropping +1 Lion Meat if you win the battle.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Cape Vultures 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Caracal
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Celestial Crustacean
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Cheetah
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
Cherubim
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Chort
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Chuckling Hyenas 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Corrupted Crocodile
Smarts

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Strangle
Crocodile
Smarts

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Strangle
Decaying Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Demonic Beast
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Dohne Merino Ram
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Drought Humans 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Erelath
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Ethiopian Wolf
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Evil Lion & Co 3
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Female Cheetah
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
Female Elephant
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Fiend
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Flaming Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Folded Ears Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Gelada
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
Gelada Pack 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Genius
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Giraffe
Strength

Can Kick, which is a powerful move that deals extra damage and can Stun you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Graveyard Hyena Pack 3
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Great White Shark
Strength

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Griffin
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Guarding Talos
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Hellfire Hyena
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Hellfire Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Hellhound
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Hippo
Strength

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Hoarding Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Honey Badger
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Kick
  • Strangle
Hooded Vultures 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Humans 3
Smarts

Can attack with a unique Shooting move.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Hungry AWD
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Infernal Demon
Smarts

This NPC has a very low chance of dropping +1 Infernal Spikes if you win the battle.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Jeep 3
Strength

Can attack with a unique Shooting move.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Strangle
Kirin
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Kudu
Stamina

Can Kick, which is a powerful move that deals extra damage and can Stun you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Laharu
Strength

This battle is always supposed to end with a success.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Lamia
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Large Hyena Clan 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Strangle
Leopard
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Lich Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Lioness
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Lioness Pack 3
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Lonely Leopon
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Lonely Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Lonely Tiger
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Male Ostrich
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Male Smilus
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Maalik
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Mandrill
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Manticore
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Marabou Stork
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
Marabou Storks 3
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Marax
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Marchosias
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Masai Warrior
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
Mating Hyenas 2
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Mating Lions 2
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Moloch
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Mountain Gorilla
Smarts

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Mummy Lion
Agility
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Nervous Jaguar
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Nice Guy
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Nightmare Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Nightmare Spider
Agility

Has powerful Bite and Venomous Bite attacks that can cause extra damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Ördög
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Pegasus
Speed

Can Kick, which is a powerful move that deals extra damage and can Stun you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Poacher
Smarts

Can attack with a unique Shooting move.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Roar
Poachers 3
Smarts

Can attack with a unique Shooting move.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Prophet Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Psoglav
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Puff Adder
Agility

Has a Venomous Bite attack that can cause extra damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
Pygmy Hippo
Stamina

Has a powerful Bite attack that deals a lot of damage.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Queen Mother
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Rabid Arabian Wolves 3
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Strangle
Rabid Bat-Eared Fox
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid Brown Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid Fallow Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Rabid Hunting Dog
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid Hyenas 3
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound/li>
  • Strangle
Rabid Jackal
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid Lioness
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Rabid Painted Dog
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid Red Fox
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Roar
  • Kick
Rabid White Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Rabisu
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Rakshasa
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Red Hartebeest
Strength

Can Kick, which is a powerful move that deals extra damage and can Stun you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Rejected Young Male
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Rhino
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Rhodesian Ridgeback Pack 3
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Saharan Cheetah
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
Scavenging Spotted Hyenas 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Serval
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Shady Poacher
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
Shaggy Lioness
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Simurgh
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Sitri
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Slithering Minion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Smelly Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Smug Leopard Male
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Sorcerer Sphinx
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Spotted Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Spotted Hyena Pack 3
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Starving Black-Backed Jackal
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Starving Brown Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Starving Cheetah
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Starving Leopard
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Starving Spotted Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Striped Hyena
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Trample
  • Kick
Stud Bros 3
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
The Cancer
Strength

Has a unique Pinch attack that drains quite a bit of health from you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Truck 3
Strength

Can attack with a unique Shooting move.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Strangle
Tsavo Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Ugallu
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Undead Wildebeest
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Unicorn Zebra
Stamina

Can Kick, which is a powerful move that deals extra damage and can Stun you.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
V'Kai
Strength

This battle is always supposed to end with a success.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Vanth
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Vashkartzen
Strength

This battle is always supposed to end with a failure.

Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Vulture Pack 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Werelioness
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Strangle
Werewolf
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
  • Grab
  • Pounce
White-Backed Vulture Pack 3
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Pound
  • Roar
  • Strangle
White Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
White Rhino
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Roar
  • Trample
  • Charge
  • Claw
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Rest
  • Strangle
Wildebeest Bull
Stamina
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Kick
  • Trample
  • Grab
  • Pounce
  • Roar
  • Strangle
Wraith Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Young Nepheline
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
Zombie Cheetah
Speed
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Grab
  • Pounce
Zombie Lion
Strength
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Roar
Zombie Poacher
Smarts
Most Effective
No Effect
Least Effective
  • Claw
  • Roar

Achievements  


There are a total of 11 achievements that you can get from battles.

Title
Description
How to Get
Fatality
Lost your first NPC battle.
How to Get
Losing to any NPC battle will trigger this achievement. For lower level NPCs, try the "Rest" or "Roar" actions to antagonise your opponent.
Come At Me Bro
Won your first NPC battle.
How to Get
The easiest NPCs to get this achievement with would be soft-skinned NPCs such as Boerboels, Geladas, Humans, or Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Use "Grab", then "Claw" your way to victory!
Qualifier
Win 10 NPC battles.
How to Get
You can get this achievement slowly over time. To make it go by faster, you can use Lucky Feet against every opponent you encounter in Explore.
Challenger
Win 100 NPC battles.
How to Get
You can get this achievement slowly over time. To make it go by faster, you can use Lucky Feet against every opponent you encounter in Explore.
Champion
Win 1,000 NPC battles.
How to Get
You can get this achievement slowly over time. To make it go by faster, you can use Lucky Feet against every opponent you encounter in Explore.
Master
Win 10,000 NPC battles.
How to Get
You can get this achievement slowly over time. To make it go by faster, you can use Lucky Feet against every opponent you encounter in Explore.
Skilful Master
Win 5 NPC battles in a row.
How to Get
If you're careful with the actions you take, and make sure to battle lower level opponents, this is easy to get. If you'd rather not take your chances, you can use 5 Lucky Feet in a row to autowin your battles.
Skill or Luck?
Win 10 NPC battles in a row.
How to Get
If you're careful with the actions you take, and make sure to battle lower level opponents, this is easy to get. If you'd rather not take your chances, you can use 10 Lucky Feet in a row to autowin your battles.
Zen Master
Win 50 NPC battles in a row.
How to Get
The best way to achieve this is to stock up on Lucky Feet (available during April and August) and use them to win all 50 battles.
Just Getting Started
Won an NPC battle with 90% or more health remaining.
How to Get
Your health bar does not really tell you how much you have left. Make sure you "Rest" before you lose too much health. You may get lucky and not have any health taken from you at all in a battle.
Playing It Safe
Retreat from an NPC battle.
How to Get
To do this, hit "Flee". Fleeing from lower level opponents is very easy; most of the time, you'll get away successfully.

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