New Mystic Hero , Hero #8

Game of War Released the Mystic Hero which now makes Hero # 8.  Like all other new Hero releases, this hero exceeds every update that came before it with its huge stats and boosts including the specialized upgrade Hero releases that happened during Super Wonder.  There are still a few essentials to complete that are not covered with the Mystic Hero such as Poison and Antidote stats, but here are a few Highlights of the Hero first.  (Read on for other must haves.)

Mystic Hero Highlights

  • Base Level skills now comprise of Levels 1-60.   No additional type of stats were added to cause Base Skills to be extended to 60, but this does mean that additional skill points should be more available.  The first Tier of upgrades happen right at Level 61.  (see chart below)
  • Rather than just one Tier of upgrades being available right after release, 2 Tiers of are now available.  Meaning, it is possible to be hit with the much more extensive stats of Mystic #1 stats which in general are about 6-7 times more powerful than the immediately released Base Skills.
  • Mystic Hero is the most influential upgrades one can make currently.  It exceeds every other release to this day.
  • Anticipate updates coming out this weekend catching all other elements of game up to the new standards of the Mystic Hero.

Chart showing stats of Mystic Hero:

Game of War Mystic Hero , #8, Hero 8

Poison & Antidote Stats

There are still only 3 places that carry Poison and Antidote stats.  Troop Leveling,  Poison Research Tree, and Champion Edge Rewards Research Tree.    We will bring you more information regarding Poison as soon as possible

Other important factors not covered by Hero

Other important things not covered by the new Hero but essential are your city set up of Creatures and Troops.  For defensive measures, World Slayers are essential along with Electrifying Troops which have more defensive properties than others (probably soon to be upgraded to the next Trinity.)

Make sure to maintain your Mythical Creature Training que size as number of creatures increase as well as capacity.  More on this to come.

Hero Garrison Roles

Additional Hero Garrison Roles have been released in Game of War.  While we were expecting the 1st Generation Roles to be upgraded and enhanced, its seems the way the game has decided to go is to add more Roles to achieve it’s goals.  Perhaps that is because Spirit and Horror stats needed to be added, and maybe scripting those stats in is easier by creating new slots…we don’t know…. but for whatever reason the new stats to focus on are the 2nd Generation release of Hero Roles.

Note: Unlocking the building does not give any stats.  Heros must be assigned to the Role before any additional stats / boosts are reflected in Power.

New Roles

  • Villa Banker
  • Logging Camp, Farm, Quarry & Mine Harvesters
  • Gymnos Warrior
  • Storehouse Prospector
  • Archaeology Hall Tracker
  • Alchemy Lab Scientist
  • Stronghold Leader

2nd Generation Release of Hero Roles

Chart showing Base stats of Hero Garrison Roles.

Game of War Hero Garrison Roles Second Generation, Villa Banker, Logging Camp Harvester, Farm Harvester, Gymnos Warrior, Quarry Harvester, Mine Harvester, Storehouse Prospector, Archaeology Hall Tracker, Alchemy Lab Scientist, Stronghold Leader

When Roles were grouped together by similarities, they could be categories in 3 similar sets / groups.  We further looked to see what strengths each of the groups took on and decided to label them in General, Wonder Oriented Stats, Defense Oriented and Solo Oriented Stats.   These labels are to classify their overall characteristics, but the labels are not intended to restrict how the roles should be used.

Wonder Oriented Category

Roles in the Wonder Oriented Category tend to have high Attack, Health, and Mythic Creature Size.

Solo Oriented Category

Roles in the Solo Oriented Category tend to have high March solo size, Attack, Health and Defense.

Defense Oriented Category

Roles that grouped themselves in the Defense Oriented Category tend to have high Defense and Attack.  When defending, chose the Highest Defense stats as possible and then Health stats.  If you have difficulty killing all incoming, swap in More Attack in trade for Health.

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Arcane Gear, Accessories & Multipliers

Last updated on January 19th, 2018 at 06:58 am

The Newest Gear in Game of War is the Arcane Gear.  This is overall an upgrade to the Foundation of what we know as the Royal Gear… just improved stats by quite a bit. Sets that have been released so far are Apollo, Zeus, Ares, Hades,Hero and Poseidon Arcane sets.

The only stats that did not increase from the Royal to the Arcane sets were the Debuffs.  Here is a chart showing Arcane Gear at Base Stats without Multipliers and the Gear again with Max Multipliers.

Game of War Arcane Gear Base 4, Helm, Armor, Foot, Sword, Set Gear Level 50

Armor Piece

Overall, It is easy to see the significant upgrades in gear when comparing the Royals 500 KT – 3 MT stats with the Arcane’s 720 MT – 1 BT stats.  However, there is one piece of gear that is still better until the Arcane gear receives Power Up and Quality Upgrades.

Since the ONLY stat that the Armor carries did not increase between set tiers, the Mythical Creature Attack Debuff, The Royal piece still is better to use since it does have Power UP and Quality stats.

Game of War Royal Base 4 Gear Helm Armor Foot Sword Max Multipliers

Arcane Gear Accessories

Overall, the Arcane Gear Accessories kept the same qualities but just upgraded overall stats similar to the Base Gear.  Here is a chart showing Accessories grouped into Attacks, Healths, Defenses and Troop Stats.  The Color of the Accessory coordinates with the actual Accessory piece to aid you in finding the accessory faster.

Game of War Arcane Gear Accessories


The Athena Ultra Rewards research provides the opportunity to increase the base stats of gear by 350%.  Research applies to the Helm, Armor, Foot and Weapon.  This means, the original stats of these pieces will be multiplied by 450% (or 4.5 in decimal form)  with 100% representing the original stats provided and 350% from research.

Here are a few examples showing how much this research will affect gear for Base 4 Sums:

Mythical Creature Attack 240 MT to 1.97 BT
Mythical Creature Health 160 MT to 720 MT
Mythical Creature Defense 160 MT to 720 MT

Be sure to go back and check which researches suit you best.

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Champions Edge Reward

Champions Edge Rewards

A new program to rewards spenders was introduced to Game of War. There are two parts, the Champions Edge Reward Streak, and the Champions Edge Research. The Rewards Streak allows you to obtain exclusive items found only in the rewards chest, and the research tree allows the player to pick and choose which tiles to complete to enhance the specific setup.

Champions Edge Reward Streak

The first part is the Champions Edge Reward Streak that is found at the top of the Gold Store

champions edge reward streak

Each time you buy a pack, it fills a certain amount of the streak bar. Once the streak is complete, the items in the chest are rewarded to the player. These items consist of exclusive streak only items such as banners, gems, gear, and Champions Edge Reward Points.

Champions Edge Reward Streak items

One of the  very first reward is an unlock to one of the new Garrisons. This will give you the new World Slayer mythical creature, which is proving to be a necessity for defending cities.


Champions Edge Research

The Champions Edge Research is completed by using the Champions Edge Reward Points. The tree is unique in a few ways. The tiles are, for the most part, multipliers of stats and march sizes. These enhance your current stats. So, depending on research, hero, and VIP, these multipliers give a different boost per account.

Champions Edge Reward Multipliers

The next new interesting part is the ability to kill troops that should have been wounded, and also save poisoned troops or creatures.

Champions Edge Research


At this time, not much is known about the poisoned aspect of the report. What has been noticed is that the poisoned troops always equal 9.22MT on each report.  This is something that will need to be researched and tested further.

As more information comes out in the game, and through reports and testing, Gowcraft will keep you updated.

Grand Gladiator 7th Hero & January Banners 3rd Drop

Game of war released it’s 7th Hero, the Grand Gladiator, and came out with another January Banner release.  This makes the 3rd drop in January for Banners which many have been unannounced lately.

Grand Gladiator (7th Hero)

This Hero follows suit of all the prior Hero releases.  Base Hero skills consist of Levels 1-50 which will cover and surpass the prior hero.  One Level of upgrades are offered in the form of “Grand Gladiator” upgrades.  See Chart below.

Here’s a quick comparison of why BASE SKILLS (1-50) of the Grand Gladiator hero are more powerful.  Any of the missing Horror Spirit or Type defenses and Healths are made up in the Overall Creature Defenses and Healths.  Any of the specialized Troop Attacks such as Legion & Onslaught,  are made up in much larger Troop Attack.

Packs with 100,000 medallions total and level 25 Instant Hero only get to Level 49, which cuts short the initial Base March Sizes.  Additional medallions will be needed to access Hero 50.  If your Hero is not level 50, you will not be able to wear your gear.

  • Mythical Creature Attack:  1 MT vs 54 KT
  • Mythical Creature Health: 1 MT vs 33 KT
  • Mythical Creature Defense: 1 MT vs 49 KT
  • ————————————————–
  • Horror Attack: 1 MT vs 80 KT
  • Spirit Attack: 1 MT vs 125 KT
  • ————————————————–
  • Creature March Size: 2 MT vs 84 KT
  • March Solo Size: 4 KTT vs. 166 TT
  • Trap Solo March Size: 100 KTT vs 376 TT
  • ————————————————-
  • Trap Rally size: 100 KTT vs 4.15 KTT
  • March Rally Size: 200 KTT vs 8.8 KTT
  • Creature Rally Size: 20 MT vs 830 KT

Chart outlining the Base skills (Levels 1-50) and First level of upgrades for Grand Gladiator:

Hero (Grand Gladiator 7th), Base Skills, Grand Gladiator Skills, Best Hero

January Banners – 3rd Drop

This round of January Banners are much more powerful than the Christmas and earlier January Banners.

Banner Highlights

  • 3 Banners have Overall Mythic Creature Attack stats with Imposing Crest with the largest amount.
  • 2 Banners have Overall Mythic Creature Health Stats.
  • If Horror, Spirit and Creature Type Stats are used in Banner stats, they are used in equal amounts to each Creature group.
  • This round of Banners does not contain Wonder holding Stats.  Because of this Banners may change between Rallying the Wonder and Holding the Wonder.  It’s possible that additional banners may drop before Super Wonder.

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Banner Chart

Game of War Banners, January 3rd Drop, Hatchet Banner, Imposing Crest Banner, Tincture Banner, Storage Banner, Leadership Banner, Sharpshooter Banner


Athena’s Ultra Rewards & Best Multipliers

The most recent Research Tree, Athena’s Ultra Rewards, consists of 100% multipliers.  Out of the several items included in this research, the most impacting multipliers will be for Gear, Gems, Runes, Rally Sizes and March Sizes.  The Economy multipliers are handy as well for Que sizes and Reductions.

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Charts of Athena’s Ultra Reward Increases & Materials

Chart of Athena’s Ultra Rewards increases:

Game of War Athena's Ultra Rewards and modifiers, Best Modifiers

Chart of where Athena’s Rewards come from (as stated within Research Tree):

Game of War Athena's Ultra Rewards and modifiers, Best Modifiers

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Looking at the Specifics

Gear, Runes and Gems all receive equal amounts of Modifiers from Athena’s Ultra Rewards research.  Outside of March and Rally sizes, they are the best way to increase defense and attacks from this Research.  Modifiers apply to base stats before any upgrades are applied.

The Best way to identify which item to upgrade is by looking and comparing the base stats of Gear, Runes, and Gem Set Bonus.  Here is a chart to help.

Game of War Athena's Ultra Rewards and modifiers, Best Modifiers, Base Layer Stats

Athena’s Ultra Rewards, Best Gems, Best Runes

Many new additions have been made to the Game of War.  The most recent drop is the Athena’s Ultra Rewards which pretty much affects everything in game due to the multipliers in place within the research.  Items that will be affected are March & Rally Sizes, Runes, Capacity, Gear, Gem Bonus, Training Que, Speeds and Reinforcement.  Future indications of Stat multipliers are also indicated but not released yet.

As far as Gear multipliers, they apply to the base stats before any of the Power Up, Quality or Set Gear Leveling boosts are applied.

Dimensional Runes

These Runes are far stronger than any other Rune released Previously.   All styles of combat will use Dimensional Runes.  Each Rune carries the exact same stats.

The following charts are without the new multiplier research:

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Ancient Power Gem Set

The Ancient Power Gem Set follows suit of the previous sets before it – with it’s gems specializing in just one area. Overall, this new set gives 21 KT Overall Creature Attack, and then with 17.5 KT attack each for Spirit, Horror, or Creature Type.  The Focus of the Ancient Power Gem Set is purely attack which means Defensive players will be using older gems.  

The following charts are without the new multiplier research:

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Royal Gear, Accessories & Set Gear Leveling

Game of War just released their Royal version of each of the Singular Gear Sets including: Apollo, Zeus, Hero, Poseidon, Hades and Ares Royal Sets along with all the accessories and Set Gear Leveling.

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Gear & Accessory Guides – Click for info on Best Gear, Accessories and Substitute Accessories.  Includes the following:

  • Defense Gear Guide
  • Solo Attack Gear Guide
  • Rally Attack Gear Guide
  • Wonder Gear Guide

Royal Divine base 4 Comparison

This gear collection keeps the same trends as the Singular Gear with using identical Helm, Armor, Boots and Weapon pieces and offering an assortment of Accessories to chose from.

Similar to New Heros, some of the smaller stats such as the Spirit Stats which weren’t included but the exclusion is covered by the much more comprehensive Mythical Creature stats.

Below are charts of the base 4 (first for pieces of each set) for comparison.

Royal Divine Accessories from the following sets:

Apollo, Hades, Hera, Zeus, Ares & Poseidon.  Accessory titles are color coded according the the Accessories actual color.

Accessory Highlights

  • 3 Accessories come per set, each looks identical.
  • Accessories can be catagorized into 2 main stats, Mythical Creature TYPE Stats and Mythical Spirit Stats.
  • Mythical Creature Type Stats either have Attack or they have Health, not both.
  • Mythical Spirit Type Stats either have Attack and Health – OR – Health and Defense.  These are accompanied by like Troop stats as well.
  • 3 Accessories specialize in Super Troop Stats including Attack, Health, Defense
  • 3 Accessories specialize in Mythical Creature TYPE Defense and are accompanied by Super Troop Defense.

Chart showing Royal Divine Accessories:

Game of War Royal Divine Accessories, Soul Medallion, Blood Vial, Poison Vial, Ring of Gods, Echo Vial, Glacial Vial, Ring Vengeance, Life Vial, Arctic Vial, Spirit Medallion, Acid Vial, Rage Vial, Ring of Souls, Spirit Vial, Natural Vial, Vigor Medallion, Blood Vial, Frost Vial, Apollo Hades Hera Zeus Ares Poseidon

Set Gear Leveling

Set Gear Leveling does help with all combat types including Defense, Soloing, Rallying and Wonder combats.  Level up your Gear as much as possible taking each piece of gear up the same amount of upgrading, and upgrading the set as a whole.

New Trinity, Royal Troops, Research and Hero Levels

Game of War has released the next level of Trinity including Royal Troops, Majestic Research Tree, & Buildings along with the corresponding Valiant Hero Levels.

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Further Cost Details, Hero Skill Guides, and Combat Guides will soon be posted as soon as testing with the new stats can be completed.

New Royal Troops

New Trinity has been released in Game of war.  Currently the role of Troops, Traps and Siege have been to change the outcome of the Creatures standing on Front Line.  Each new Tier or Trinity that has been released will be stronger than it’s predecessor.  This new release is much different than the others.  With this one, the attack is massively higher while keeping defense and health relatively the same.  Time will probably show Troops taking on a very serious role with regards to Attack and Backing.

New Combat Research

The new Majestic Researches follows suit in the same pattern as the previous few Research releases.  Since the focus of the Majestic Research are the New Troops… Troops and Troop Related Stats are found within the Majestic Combat Research tree (the research on the left hand side of the Majestic Research Folder.)

The Mythical Creature Stats are found in the Majestic Ultimate Bonuses Research tree (the research on the right hand side of the Majestic Research Folder.)   Stat increases for this research lie within the Overall Mythical Creature stats and will apply to Creatures, Spirits and Horrors alike.

Totals of both max researches added together can be found below in the following Chart.  Level 7 research usually represents 1/5th of a corresponding Level10 research.

Chart showing Stat totals for Max Majestic Researches:

Game of War Majestic Research, Royal, Dynasty, Majestic, Majestic Ultimate Bonus Research

New Valiant Hero

Similar to Troops, every New Hero release will always be better and stronger than of the former Hero with exception to March Size.  The original base stats on march sizes tend to be smaller than the preceding maxed hero.  This makes a impact when filling; when needed, swap heroes for filling vs defending.  However, from a defensive and attack perspective, the new hero will always be stronger.

This new hero follows the same pattern of drops.  There tiers after the base stats including: Overall Creature Mythical Stats, Type Mythical Stats, Troop Attacks & Debuffs & Super Stats, Wonder Rally Stats, and Rally & March Sizes.  This time two Additional “TYPE” stats are included… the Horror and Spirit Type Stats.

After the Base level skills, the 4 tiers of Stats are as follows:

Game of War Valiant Hero Skills, Hero Number 6, Hero #6


January Banners & “Do Creature Stats apply to Spirits and Horrors?”

Game of War released 6 new banners The January Banners, which specialize in Creature stats and new Horror Stats.  The 3 Christmas Banners in regular packs.  The new January Banners are the Possession, Scribe, Cannoneer, Regal, Turret, and Precision Banners.  Christmas Banners include the 2nd Evolution of Ruler’s Castle, Ruler’s Crown and Ruler’s Ring which are by far the best banners for what they specialize in.

What we Found While Testing Banners

The main question we had while testing was, “Are Mythical Creature stats in Banners exclusive to which Mythical Creatures receive stats?”  Or do ALL the Mythical Creatures receive those stats.  Are Spirit or Horror stats extra?  We found answers.

Remember: Spirits are (Guardians of Hope & Rams) and Horrors are (Warden of Darkness & Zodiac of Terror).

  1. Spirits and Horrors DO RECEIVE Overall Mythical Creature stats which DO NOT specify the type.
    • Stats including Immortal, Beast, or Dragon references are not applied.
  2. Horror Stats only apply to Horrors
  3. Spirit Stats only apply to Spirits
  4. Immortal, Beast, and/or Dragon stats will only be applied to that Mythical Creature type.

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Other tough questions we had to answer were, “Which health banners may be better than defense?”  and “Which OTHER banners didn’t apply any stats to Spirits and Horrors?”   We included those answers in our Members Banner Guides

Banner Stats

Charts of new January Banners:

Game of War January Banners, Possession, Scribe, Cannoneer, Regal, Turret, Precision, Christmas Banners, Ruler's Castle, Ruler's Crown, Ruler's Ring, Evolved.

Game of War January Banners, Possession, Scribe, Cannoneer, Regal, Turret, Precision, Christmas Banners, Ruler's Castle, Ruler's Crown, Ruler's Ring, Evolved.