How to Take Control of Units in Necrosmith

Learn how to take control of units in Necrosmith so you can tell them exactly where to go.

In Necrosmith, you’ll raise armies of the dead to explore the lands, collect resources, and protect your tower. The AI can be kind of braindead at times, so you may find yourself taking over control and sending them to a better location. This guide will show you how to take control of units in Necrosmith and relinquish control to the AI.

How to Take Control of Units in Necrosmith

To take control of units in Necrosmith, all you need to do is left-click on them. You can select them from the unit portraits on the bottom of the screen or click on them as they wander around. Selected units are highlighted with a glowing ring under their model. While under your control, you can move units around with the W, A, S, and D keys on the keyboard. Units you control still auto-target enemies and hostile structures nearby, but they will also attack in the direction you move them.

You can only control a single unit at a time, and your selection is limited to your own army of the dead–you cannot control the cat or any enemy units. If you want to relinquish control of a unit in Necrosmith and have AI take over, select a unit, right-click somewhere on the map, and that unit should no longer be under your control. 

You may find yourself in a situation where you want to select a unit permanently, so they stay at your tower to defend it. If your tower dies, it’s game over, after all. While it is viable to keep a unit selected, another option is to get a unit with zero movement speed. With no movement speed, the unit can’t go anywhere, so they’re stuck where you spawn them. 

There you have it, that’s how to control units in Necrosmith. Now you can better protect your tower, live longer, and progress deeper into the game.

For more game walkthroughs, check out our Necrosmith Section.