In Evony, there is a general assumption, that honor is a great thing to have. It makes your enemies think twice about attacking your cities.
Unfortunately, that’s not true. What has always prevented me from attacking someone has been their city forces. If they have a high amount of prestige, I might not even scout their city, and just leave them alone.
Honor is a BAD thing to have. If your honor is higher then the enemy you are attacking, then you can only heal 10% of your troops. On the other hand, if you have less honor, then you can heal 50% if your troops after a battle.
50% of 90k archers is 45k. 10% of 90k archers is 9k. Which would you rather have, after defending, with more assaults coming in?
Tip: In order to dump your honor, we must build forces, we know we will lose. So we build warriors and scouts and send them at an enemy, with a research hero. This is a high intelligence hero, with low attack. We don’t attempt to scout, but rather send them into attack. Against archer towers and archers, we are sure to lose. This has a secondary effect to also raise your enemy’s honor. So not only do we lose honor, but they raise honor. This is an effective strategy that will be sure to confound your enemies, when you heal 50% and they heal 10%.