- Not to be confused with Natars troops. 2+2 xd
Nature's troops are the animals living in unoccupied oases. You can use the combat simulator to see whether you have enough troops to defeat the animals in an oasis you want to conquer, but remember that you can only raid oasis. Keep in mind that all the animals above Bear can kill its contemporary max tier travian troop in single combat.
You capture nature troops in order of strength, so you will capture a rat, then a snake, then a bear, then a tiger, then a elephant if those were the animals in a oasis, and the cycle repeats until the hero runs out of cages.
Capture any elephant you see, especially in early-game as they are almost indestructable to attacks in early-game since they will take down the average attack of clubswingers/macemen with ease.
You will receive a rat as a mistaken reinforcement from the taskmaster during rookie period (before T4). In the new T4 servers, you can catch animals using cages and make them defend your village. When you attack an oasis with a hero who has traps equipped, he will NOT fight the troops he doesn't capture. Additionally, animals do not require any upkeep.
Most animals are easy to find. However, the elephant is exceptionally hard to find as hours can be spent searching for them. Although elephants are very hard to find, they are worth the search because their defence against infantry and calvary are both extremely high. Tip: Elephants are most common in 25% wood/wheat oases's and 50% wheat oases's. After Elephant, the next most useful animal is the Crocodile.
Some Natar troops are also animals. These are the War Elephant (Natar Rams) and the Birds of Prey (Natar Scouts).