Dune Spice Wars is a real-time strategy set in the Dune universe where they need to select and lead their faction to dominance over the planet of Arrakis. At the start of the game, you will need to choose any one of the four factions which can be confusing if you are playing it for the first time.
In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about the factions in the game.
There are a total of 4 factions available in the game: House Harkonnen, House Atreides, The Smugglers and The Fremen. Now let’s discuss each of these factions in detail.
House Harkonnen: They are a powerful faction that is known for their strong units and corrupt nature. With a long feud spanning over centuries with House Atreides, they often resort to their cunning political tactics to dominate and oppress villages under their control to increase their military power.
Their main strategy is to grab and conquer as much land as possible to manage the supply of water. With a good reputation on the battlefield, you can them to your advantage to attack your enemies or defend yourself in the game. Their strongarm tactics enable them to occupy villages to get a temporary increase in output and reduce the costs required for maintaining villages.
House Atreides: The Atreides are known for using their influence and political power to expand their control instead of resorting to a more militaristic approach. Their strong negotiation tactics and good reputation allow them to win over others diplomatically.
With peace and economy as their strong points, beginners will find it easier to play with this faction as they broker trade deals and negotiate their way to gain influence over other tribes. There is plenty of flexibility and choices in this faction that can be a good choice for those playing the game for the first time.
The Smugglers: They are a secret faction in the game that have influence and reach across the world. Money and Power are the main motivating factors for them as they use different tactics to manipulate the economy by resorting to shrewd tactics.
Their main strategy is finding areas that have plenty of water and then using it to build a parallel economy in the enemy’s base.
By creating buildings that can steal resources from the opposition, their stealth tactics can appeal to many players. You also have the choice of militarily attacking others or using diplomacy to slowly increase your influence.
Developing their headquarters in villages of other factions and then acquiring their resources to damage their economy, Smugglers can be a good choice for those looking for a mixed playstyle.
The Fremen: They are fierce warriors and a local tribe of the planet Arrakis who have the aim of protecting their motherland. They wish to transform their desert planet into a Garden of Eden full of greenery.
Since they are native inhabitants of the planet, they can easily acquire spice without requiring a harvesting team and worrying about sandworm attacks. They can travel long distances on their sandworms eliminating the need to create any separate transportation facility.
By using these sandworms, you can expand your empire militarily or use diplomacy to expand your influence in the enemy’s territory.
Being a native to the planet they can also strengthen their economy by using their knowledge of the spice fields to their advantage and also get exclusive access to areas like the black market to obtain valuable items.
The Fremen can be a great choice for those players looking for a balance of military and economic power in the game.
That’s it, now go ahead and choose a faction of your choice to dominate the planet of Arrakis!