Control Groups

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  1. doodlefolks

    doodlefolks New Member

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    I've been playing TFT for quite some time now and I'm not a "noob." Compared to many people I'm pretty good, but there is still one thing I don't know how to use: Control Groups. I understand that they are useful but I don't know how to use them correctly.

    I'm a Night Elf player and I generally go Dryad and Bears, sometimes dotts. What control groups would be the best for this combo?

    Thanks
    Doodlefolks
     
  2. FeRN@n2

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    Err I dont use NE that much, but this is what I would do in your case:
    Ctrl1:1st hero
    Ctrl2:2nd hero
    Ctrl3:3rd hero
    Control4:melee (DOTCs)
    Control5:rangeds/casters
    Control6: air
    Control7: Tree of life
    Control8: Ancient of war
    Control9: Ancient of lore
    If you put more than one type of unit in a group, It's easy to press TAB to alternate between them. for example when you have 5 DOTC in bear form and 2 on druid form.
    hope that helps...
     
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    This is how I setup, but I constantly keep forgetting.

    At the start, I just rally up all my units so they can move togehter. But when I hit high amounts of food, I do the following:

    1 - the heroes (heavy melee optional depending on numbers).
    2 - Melee if I have more than 7.
    3 - ranged or special units like kodos (or when I play FFA, Raiders)
    4 - casters

    7-0, Any factories for units.

    Ne:

    1 - Heroes (hunts-bears optional)
    2 - Hunts or bears if I have too many
    3 - Dryads
    4 - Other casters with air support (chims)

    7-0, Construction Yards

    I need to get into a habit of controlling my men better. However, if I see a hero or something I can take advantage of. I rally up my hero killers with the heroes I have and try to hero nuke. Making sure I don't press 0 by accident :(.

    For sure keep caster groups together.So you can turn off autocasts and use manuals together if necessary.
     
  4. Darkmatter

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    I just use F1-F3 for heroes usually. I may use your CTL Group ideas though sir. :D
     
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    F1-F3 helps when you need to quickly access your hero without having to click thier icon on the top left corner. But the number keys are closer to WSAD.
     
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    Yeah, true. I dont like using tab groups with heroes, it messes me up.
     
  7. Pains Requiem

    Pains Requiem BattleForums Senior Member

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    I always put F1 as my main attack group + highest hero, then F2-4 as my other heros, if I have any others.

    If not, then usually my secondary attack group, and then spellcasters.