Ultimate The Walking Dead: Road to Survival Winning Strategy

If you are looking for exact strategies on different setups, you may find the following guides more helpful:

1. Advanced Roadmap and Story Mission Strategy Walkthrough
2. Advanced PvP Raid Strategy

Are you new to the game of The Walking Dead: Road to Survival? Are you stuck in the game and keep on losing raids or story modes. Look no further as we offer the best and most practical tips to help you win and push forward.

We have divided our walkthrough into three main areas for the game to help you advance and understand the best strategies. If you have any additional tips, please feel free to leave comments!

Ultimate The Walking Dead: Road to Survival Winning Strategy Index
1. Battling Tips
a. Know the Traits
b. Focus Your Fire
c. Attack Nearest Zombies First
d. Observe Enemy Damage Output
e. Use Battle Items to Push Harder Stages
f. Use Your Adrenaline Rush Skills Effectively

2. Town Building Technique
a. Focus on the Town Hall and Resource
b. About Farms and Material
c. Importance of Training Ground

3. Team Building and Gear Strategy
a. Leveling and Upgrading
b. Getting Skill (Adrenaline Rush) Upgrades
c. Leader Skill Notes
d. How to Utilize Your Gears

4. Raiding Tips
a. Utilize “Find Another Opponent” Often
b. Keep Your Resources As Low as Possible
c. Attack Players with Useless Leadership Skills or Low Level
d. Planned Ceasefire
e. Setting Up Special Defense Leader Team

5. Other Game Feature Notes
a. Road Map Stages
b. Daily Missions

a. Know the Traits
The traits play an important role especially later in the game. The advantage and disadvantage is as followed:

Speed (Yellow) > Tough (Blue) > Alert (Red) > Strong (Green)

If you think the names used in this chart is hard to use, think of it as “elements” used in common role playing games.

Yellow = Lightning > Blue = Water
Blue = Water > Red = Fire
Red = Fire > Green = Plants
Green = Plants > Yellow = Lightning

With that in mind, the traits chart can become much easier to remember and use.

b. Focus Your Fire
If you are fighting against human players such as raids or other human stages, it is much better to focus your damage onto 1 single enemy.

To be able to kill raids effectively, you should almost always kill 1~2 enemies during your first turn. This is essential to be able to complete the daily achievement killing enemies without dying. By killing enemies by picking them off early, you ensure that they cannot attack you the next round.

c. Attack Nearest Zombies First
In Zombie stages, walkers take a few turns to reach you, yet they can deal quite a bit of damage once they are close. This means that you should always attack the zombies the closest to you if you are playing manually.

d. Observe Enemy Damage Output
During battle, try to look at the enemies and their damage. When you are focusing your firepower, you want to take out the ones that deal the most damage against your team.

e. Use Battle Items to Push Harder Stages
The game has different “walls” at different stages between each of the areas. These walls usually occur before you can get the Materials needed to upgrade your higher rarity characters. For example, area 5 and forward drops gears necessary for 3* character upgrades, but you may have a hard time pushing through area 4.

When this happens, utilize battle items to help you push forward the stages. However, if you find yourself stuck anywhere before these “walls”. Refrain from using your items, simply grind the missions and road map stages to upgrade your characters further.

You generally want to take advantage of the healing battle items over straight out offenses. The reason is that by keeping all of your team member alive and well, they can generally dish out more damage than any single use items.

f. Use Your Adrenaline Rush Skills Effectively
Know and learn what your team’s adrenaline rush are. You must be able to use them correctly if you want them to be effects.

For example, if your team member has any group buff skills that boost attack or critical rate. Always use it before the rest of your team’s moves so that their next attacks can receive that bonus.

For the survivors with area of attack skills, consider using that rush skill before others too. Since you may be able to pick off weaker enemies with the splash attack.

Finally, you will need good judgement call on when to execute those rush skills. For example, you would rather attack rather than doing a stats buff when there is only 1 enemy left. And that enemy can kill you in the next turn.

2. Town Building Technique
a. Focus on the Town Hall and Resource
Whenever possible, build your home town’s town hall first. Higher level town halls unlock additional building levels and land plots. Since it can take a ton of material to upgrade the town hall.

It can be worthwhile to save your material from achievements, and use them to “burst” upgrade your town hall. This method prevents your stash from being raided.

With each town hall upgrades, expand all of your resource post to the maximum level and plot allowed. This allows you to generate as much resources as you can.

b. About Farms and Material
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival has two kinds of main building resources: Food and Material. All the buildings require material to build except material post itself which requires food to build.

c. Importance of Training Ground
Higher level training ground is important for late game levels. It is important to upgrade 1 training ground to a higher level. You really do not need more than 1 training ground as you will most likely be capped by resources until end game.

Higher level training grounds is a cheaper way to get higher rarity units. You also need the right training ground level to produce units used to feed for Adrenaline rush levels.

3. Team Building and Gear Strategy
a. Leveling and Upgrading
You level up your characters in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival by feeding them other units. Each star has a level cap of 10 levels, and each upgrade boost the level cap by 10.

For example, a three star Glen has a level cap of 30. By upgrading him once, you raise the level cap by 10 levels.

Leveling in the game requires “Food” for each of the character that you feed into him or her. The higher level the character is, the more food that it is going to cost. This means that you should almost always fuse or “level” all 10 characters at the same time to conserve your food cost.

It should be noted that characters receive additional EXP when you level them up with another character of the same “persona” as well as chance to upgrade their Adrenaline Rush skill.

b. Getting Skill (Adrenaline Rush) Upgrades
The survivors can level up their Adrenaline Rush skills when leveled up with another survivor with the same persona. The chances are additive. If your goal is to level up their skills, you should generally aim for at least 20% for the upgrade for higher chances of success.

c. Leader Skill Notes
Survivors that are three star or higher have leader ship skills. Leadership skills are only active when you place them as the first on your team.

In general, leaders that boost your Attack are more useful than leaders that boost your defense. The reason is that you can usually get first kills when you are on the offensive. Pure Attack buffs are usually more useful than Critical leaders as the game currently stands. However it may change with later updates when critical attacks have potential to deal more 1 hit kills.

d. How to Utilize Your Gears
Like the different traits of your survivors, they are limited to equipping certain types of weapons.

Fast Traits uses light melee weapons such as knife, hammer, and wrenches.
Strong traits uses heavy melee weapon such as sword and maces.
Alert traits uses light ranged weapons such as handguns.
Tough traits uses heavy ranged weapons such as shotguns and machine guns.

The weapons themselves offer various types of buffs including stats upgrades, additional AP when dealing or taking damage.

The weapons that you want to equip are the ones that give out straight attack % increases. As your goal is to quickly kill off enemy players. Critical attacks is less desired as they are really not reliable in the game.

e. Team Setup
When you are setting up your team, it is usually the best to mix up their skills.

Attack Skills are generally better than support healing skills. However, you should mix teams so that your team has 1 Support Buff, 1 Heal, and the rest attack based skills. Debuffs are generally less useful because by the time they activate, most of your teammates are already dead.

Traits can play a role in putting together your team too. We recommend going 2-3 for a given traits rather than scatter your teams. The reason is that it typically takes 2~3 hits to kill an enemy. By grouping your team’s traits, you have much higher chance to wipe out at least 1~2 unit as the first turn.

4. Raiding Tips
a. Utilize “Find Another Opponent” Often
Since you only win resources when you win the fights, you want to pick on weaker players or players that seem weak. This means that you should take advantage of “find another opponent” as much as you can. Target weaker players is the key to winning raid battles.

You also want to target players that are able to give you tons of resources.

c. Attack Players with Useless Leadership Skills or Low Level
One way to fish out weaker players is to guess it from their leaders. By targeting nonsense leader or low level, you at least make sure that the player is probably weak.

b. Keep Your Resources As Low as Possible
Whenever you are open to attack and not under ceasefire, you should keep your resources stash as low as you can. This can prevent your town from being raided by other players.

d. Planned Ceasefire
Ceasefire is a useful feature to prevent your town from being hit again and again. Use the Creasefire period as the best time for you to hoard material and build up your town. Just make sure that you use up all of your food and material by the time cease fire ends.

With Ceasefire feature in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, you should generally hoard your entire raid energy. And only use the raid energy is full before fight to exit cease fire.

e. Setting Up Special Defense Leader Team
When you are setting up defense team for raid defense purpose. Use a defensive leadership skill instead of attack. The reason is that you want your team to survive the first wave of enemy attacks. If the enemy raid is unable to kill more than 1 of your survivors on their first turn, there is a huge chance that you can successfully defend against the incoming attack.

5. Other Game Feature Notes
a. Road Map Stages
Roadmap missions are “events” where you can get different characters. You should generally farm “material” or “exp” stages that give you needed resources. Avoid farming

For special timed Road Map stages, take advantage of the battle items to help you beat the levels. You generally want to push as hard as you can for those timed missions that grant you limited rare or higher characters.

b. Daily Missions
Always check the daily missions as they can offer some special prizes. Spend the extra time and effort to complete the daily missions if possible.