An extremely interesting gameplay mechanic in DomiNations is that it will eventually allow you to choose a nation to represent in the game. However, it might be pretty difficult to decide, so we’re here to share with you this guide on the Dominations Nations and hopefully help you choose the best nation in the game (after sharing with you some tips and tricks).

It’s worth mentioning that there is no general “beats them all” type of nation in the game and you should pick up your nation based on your play style. So if you don’t plan to do a lot of attacking, there’s little sense to choose the British, for example.

But let’s check out the Pros and Cons of each nation in our guide to the DomiNations Nations below!

The British

Nation’s power: More Loot (you get more loot from your enemies)
Nation’s unique unit: Longbowman (has a wider attack range)

Pros:
– Good against bases with defenders and Garrisons
– Good for active players who like to battle other players a lot

Cons:
– Not good on defense as you get no bonuses in this category
– Not good for players who can’t keep up with attacking.

The Chinese

Nation’s Power: Extra Citizen and Defenders (you get one extra citizen / defender in the Town Center every time you evolve to a new Age).
Nation’s Unique Unit: Chu Ko Nu (faster attack rate)

Pros:
– This is a balanced nation in all areas, best suited for the regular player who wants a bit of everything
– The extra citizens give you the chance to upgrade your base and collect things faster, while the extra defenders give you the edge in defense

Cons:
– It’s balance at everything might be a con since it doesn’t excel in any category.

The French

Nation’s Power: Quickened Army Training -(train troops faster)
Nation’s unique Unit: Chevalier (a “Tank” type of unit with a lot of health)

Pros:
– Fastest troop training in the game, allowing for quick successive attacks
– The unique unit can give you a real advantage in battle thanks to its great health

Cons:
– It has no extra defensive or economic bonuses

The Germans

Nation’s Power: Quicker Rally (Lower Rally timer in battle)
Nation’s unique Unit: Vandal (deals more damage per hit)

Pros:
– The faster Rally timer gives you an extra edge when it comes to strategy in the battles
– You can unlock the Rally speed bonus, which allows your troops to move faster on the map.

Cons:
– It has no defensive or economic bonuses
– The Rally option is not vital in the game and you can still do well with the regular options.

The Greeks

Nation’s Power: Excels at Architecture (you need less time and resources to build and upgrade your base)
Nation’s unique Unit: Companion (slightly more health and damage than regular troops)

Pros:
– you can build up your base faster and with less resources
– the Companion is probably the second best troop in the game after the Chevalier

Cons:
– You have no defensive bonuses
– You will pile up tons of resources and you’ll probably be attacked more often
– Upgrading and building faster doesn’t really give you a massive advantage in the game – are you in a hurry?

The Japanese

Nation’s Power: Mighty Defenses (Longer Peace treaties and the Town Center boasts defense abilities)
Nation’s unique Unit: Bushi (a troop that deals more damage)

Pros:
– Good for defending your base and keeping it safe
– Good all around-nation, probably one of the best in the game.

Cons:
– You need to attack constantly to build up your civilization (and attacking removes the effects of a Peace treaty)

The Romans

Nation’s Power: Massive Armies (you can recruit more troops)
Nation’s unique Unit: Legion (a troop with more health)

Pros:
– The large armies that you can send, combined with the Legion troops, make this civilization a danger when attacking
– You will have the largest armies in the game

Cons:
– No defensive or economic bonuses
– You will need more resources than the other players to actually be able to sustain your larger armies.

So these would be the details on the civilizations you can choose from in the game. I would personally say that Japan is the best civ available, while The Germans are the weakest link.

But as I said earlier, it all depends on your type of play, so if you are planning to attack a lot, then The British or The Romans might be the better choice for you.

What is the nation you consider the best in DomiNations?

48 COMMENTS

  1. I feel like the Greeks would be awesome. Anything under 15mins is free. And you say no defense but quicker buildin would be better for defense and offense.

  2. I picked British and love it. For someone who wants to be very active and attack at lot, its verygood. You have to be patient at first as you are weaker on defense and offense but once your British supply line kicks in you can get strong quickly and start winning consistently. For me that happened in Classical. I also handicapped myself at first with my first 2 wonders which were also supply related. Hanging Gardens and Notre Dame but now I have the resources to upgrade faster in every area. Picking wonders greatly affects your nation.

  3. Soo my bmname in the game is boston. I chose romans im a epic economic power house lots of resources lots of food and money plus i have the biggest army i will give u all a hont upgrade too.the max and max out.gold and food before you do anytjing im at level 32 and 650medals thats the way too go

  4. Sorry im literaly using ebonics slash texting also with the romans i have built the pyramids and notre dame wich means more food on top of the perk with my civ and less cost on top of my big army i will send a link soon too explain actualy just look it up on youtube im a beast yea

  5. I did Romans and they are awesome. the extra fighters really put you ahead of the game. I also have lots of money. It’s worth it to upgrade farms and food storage because the extra fighters need more money, but early on in the game it doesn’t matter too much.

  6. I went with the Chinese. While their special unit lacks attack power, it can slice through Garrisoned troops like butter. Also, since my town center produces troops, and I have the coliseum, I can swarm all attacking units with about thirty plus phalanx every 22 seconds with help from my Acropolis. All in all, the Chinese are very good at defence, but are slightly lacking when it comes to destroying enemy buildings.

  7. I went with Japan, and the special troop hasn’t actually come up yet. Whats the deal with that, because I only chose it because of what the special warriors name is in Chinese. Its funny. But when do I get them??

  8. does the army upgrade with romans only occur once or throughout while you are upgrading your barracks in the future?

  9. I chose rome… I’m lvl 30 at classical age 650+ medals…the extra offense really helps a lot- I only have 3 lvl 4 barracks and I can hold 71 troops, plus Im maxed out defense, just need to work on economic buildings, alliance: Made in U.s.a. I wish it didn’t take 600 crowns to fricken chose a new nation. Thtas just horse crap.

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  10. I thought that America would be in this game… I mean, an American troop is on the Title page when it’s loading. All in all though, the British seem pretty good with the massive amounts of archers I produce

    • I haven’t progressed much in the game (I’m still in iron age) but I like the Chevaliers. Take a bunch of them to the battle and enjoy watching as they takes down the defensive buildings. The funny thing is I trained 4 chevaliers when I first got them and I’m still using them, none of them has died yet!

  11. I am at level 105 and half of my play I was Chinese then I switched to Germans. I don’t really know why you would consider it to be a weak link. Thy tare down building very fast and with combination with some tactics they are really unstpable.

  12. The French are good if you want to attack constantly, and the special troops are complete tanks. Peace treaties only slow the French down as they are an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.

  13. What’s that tower that most people have, which obliterates troops even with gold shields. I want it cos it’s amazing at defence

  14. I too agree with French their army are though not large like romans but very effective and resistive.their damage is also very good.the best thing is for the players who like offensive.their training time is much lesser and they can receive more alliance troops.though the germans are better in offense then French but French are also balanced in defence in which the germans are not.

  15. Are there no other civilizations except Chinese, Greek, Roman, Japanese, German, British or French? Well, I didn’t play this game yet, but I shall play it soon.

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