One of the most important aspects of combat is march size. How many troops you send into battle will, more often than not, determine the winner. This guide will help you send more troops by listing every possible way to increase march size.
Get Your Citadel Up
The first thing you’ll notice about your march size is that it increases by +1,000 every time you level up your Citadel. Leveling up our Citadel to the current maximum level 70 gives us a base march size of +70,000.
Noctis Hero Skills
Early on, we see that Noctis has a Hero Skill that can increase his march size by up to +14,000 after reaching level 101. This, however, will only increase your march size while Noctis is your active hero.
Noctis Mastery Skills
Now with Noctis’ Hero Mastery Skills, you can increase your March Size by up to 50,000! Select the Skills and then Mastery from the Noctis Equipment screen, then scroll down and you’ll see that one of his Mastery Skills is to increase the march size of all heroes by +50,000, starting at Noctis level 105. You’ll gain one Mastery Point per level, allowing Noctis to max out his March Size skill by level 120.
The Oracle Temple has several March Size lifetime boosts. The first of them is +5,000 and is available in Instant Oracle Temple packs. After unlocking the first +5,000, you will see +6,000 and +7,000 appear in the Oracle Temple. These will require Artifacts to unlock, so start saving up your Oracle Temple materials to be able to increase your March Size by up to +18,000 in total!
Shortly after Commanders were introduced, everyone received a Commander Hall in their empire for free. In addition to housing your Commanders, this building increases your march size by as much as +70,000 at level 10.
See our full article on the Commander Hall here for a more detailed breakdown of how much your march size will increase per building level.
Wonder of Conquest
The Wonder is an expansion building capable of increasing both march size and rally size. It requires a fiendish amount of Wonder Blueprints to build and upgrade, but can increase your march size by +30,000 at level one and +300,000 when maxed out at level 10.
Starting at level 30, you will be able to build another Expansion Building every 10 levels. There is one pack currently in circulation which grants +1 Empire Expansion Buildings, and Ravus’ Mastery Skill that becomes available at level 102 gives another. This gives us a total of 7 possible expansion buildings we can possibly own in the game, each increasing our march size by up to +30,000 at level 10, which in total would give us a cumulative March Size bonus of +210,000.
See our full article on empire expansion buildings with a more detailed breakdown of what expansions give which benefits here.
VIP benefits include an increase in march size by 500 every few levels, starting at level 30. Considering the current maximum VIP level is 90, this allows us to increase our march size through VIP benefits by up to +15,000.
Our dedicated VIP benefits article has a more detailed breakdown of the individual benefits granted from each VIP level here.
When considering all of the possible ways we can increase our march size in the game, maxing out everything will give us a total march size of 747,000! This is only for extremely hardcore players, however, as everyone’s march size varies. Having a march size of over a million troops is still not possible just yet, but as the game grows, so does everyone’s march size.