So far I have upgraded spikes, arrow wall and archers. But i'm nervous about my next upgrade as you can't reset your points and I don't use the other traps as much.

The arrow wall and archers seem worth it as I'm using them a lot. What other upgrades are worth it? are any to be avoided?


It depends on your play style. I've seen some people max out guardians for upgrades and then take the weaver skills to buff them every level to a nice effect. I've seen others concentrate on other traps instead.

Personally, I like to bottleneck orcs with a combination of barricades and tar traps, then take them out with wall blades and clockwork maces. So, I've purchased those upgrades.

I would stress that, in my experience, there are some traps that seem a bit underpowered and that could be ruled out when focusing on what play style works best for you and what upgrades to choose.

  • The steam trap is something I've never used. It seems to lack sufficient utility.
  • Decoys and boom barrels are things I usually only use when I have an extra slot available as a "get out of jail free" card.
  • Because of how the spore mushroom works, it seems a bit too random to be reliable.
  • The spring trap and push trap are very situational.
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    If you're not keen on spring traps, try putting one at the very end of your tarry bottleneck: hilarity ensues. – Stu Pegg Oct 20 '11 at 14:06
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    @StuartPegg: I usually take the Wind Belt for such hilarity; it's more reliable. – Shaun Oct 20 '11 at 15:50
  • I do too, but it's the unexpectedness that cracks me up. – Stu Pegg Oct 20 '11 at 15:58
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    I didn't like the spore traps but I've found them to be very useful on nightmare mode. I place them right before before an ogre steps on them. This is very effective with Armored Ogres, as not only you don't have to kill them, they will also kill a lot of enemies for you. – stg Oct 30 '11 at 17:42

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