Gear Workshop Level 27-30!

As expected, GOW has added new levels for the Gear Workshop.  See below charts for the requirements and total raw power cost by GW level along with max boosts applicable.  You can now power your cores to level 20 at the top end.  For the sake of our thumbs, lets hope GOW adds an auto power cores feature very soon.  You can expect to tap over 140 times to max power gear…ouch 🙁

As always, stay connected…we work hard so you can play harder!

Update – Garrison Promotion Queue Fixed

As an update to previous information, Game of War has fixed the Training Garrison – you can now promote an unlimited amount of troops as advertised by the VIP levels.

While it seems like this is just an update that will reduce clicking (by a lot) for lots of people – there is also a more complex result of this change, as well.

This means that traps can now instantly change their troop types when an incoming rally is marching. Rally leaders need to use extra caution for this during this weekend’s KVK – savvy traps that have the funds for it will undoubtedly be using this. For now, the best way to prevent this from happening as a rally leader is to not equip the cores you are running until right before you march. They will still be able to swap if they get a scout on you, but this at least keeps you from broadcasting what type you’re spending.

Good luck in the KvK this weekend!

Game of War Training Garrison Queue Limit

New Black Hole Trap Cores Released

We have released our latest set of Game of War Trap Cores – Black Hole 5. This set is a tweak on older version of Black Hole to attempt to increase stats enough to assist you in capping the massive new march sizes and research that has been released.

To see the Black Hole 5 recipe, go here :
Trap Cores – Black Hole 5

The stats on Black Hole 5, crafted from a Hero 71, 180b total power trap, Potion active :
Game of War Trap Cores - Black Hole 5

Prepare yourself using these cores and surprise a rally leader today!

Coming Soon – Trap Setup Guide

With the recent massive changes to rally size in Game of War, traps everywhere are struggling to adjust. We are hard at work to show traps the best way to optimize their setups in order to deal with all of the new research and building levels.

Coming soon – Trap Setup Guide for Game of War Trapping. This will be a comprehensive guide that will cover all aspects of research, building boosts, gear, and overall play style.

Additionally, expect Black Hole 5.0 later tonight.

For now, this is a sneak peak into the Trap Guide :
Runes Research
Runes research provides a unique opportunity to add a lot of type defense for very low power gain. As demonstrated in the graphic below, you can get an extra 300% of each Type Defense for extremely low power. If you have extra speedups and RSS, you can also boost to level 3. Level 3 provides a bit more noticeable power gain (not much, in the grand scheme of things with trap sizes now), but ups that amount to 600%.

Game of War Trap Setup - Research

Maximum Building Boosts Updated for Levels 27-30

We have updated our Rally Math section to include the maximum possible building boosts for each luck level.

As always, we are only about 24 hours in to the new building levels being released – which means some more unicorn multipliers might be out there. We will update the list ASAP whenever new values are discovered.

For now, here are your new maximum building boosts in Game of War :
Game of War Level 30 Max Building Boosts

New Building Levels Released – SH 30!

Game of War has the perfect gift in mind for your loved ones with the release of new building levels 🙂

SH 27, 28, 29, and 30 have been released along with the various buildings within your Strong Hold.  As expected, Brass Rods are required to upgrade the buildings.  A special thanks to CometQueen from LeX. alliance for helping us with the Brass Rod Requirements.

The new Max Rally Size is a whopping 50,000,000 and the new Max Solo Size is 10,200,000.  It’s going to be a very fun few days for the maxed rally leader and a very rough time for the traps.  The chart below shows the various benefits by building and by level as you consider upgrading.  Stay connected…much more to come!!!

Super Wonder – Beginner’s Guide

Many of our readers have expressed an interest in learning more about forming a Super Wonder team and in this spirit, we are providing a basic overview of the various roles that come into play during a Super Wonder.  We will provide a more in-depth guide to the Super Wonder in the near future so keep sending us your questions around this topic 🙂

Key Roles 

  • Porter – Person(s) who will port accounts to the Kingdom of Fire at start of SW and during warrant refresh times
  • Main – Lead account making a run for the Emperor title
  • Blocker – Rally Leader account to help keep the opposition main from gaining time in the SW by following closely behind to force a cancel or knock them out of SW if they end up holding
  • Filler – Someone who will fill rallies with troops (these are the dedicated folks whose troops will never return home rally after rally)
  • Speeder – Someone who will speed troops to the rally or to the wonder as reinforcements (Forrest combined with the slow T5 troops makes for long march times so speeders are an absolute must)
  • Spotter – Person(s) who will watch incoming marches (think air traffic controller)

As you can imagine, the team dynamics involved with the SW are intense.  Stay connected for future articles on this topic!

Core Setups Updated – Rhea, Nian Wonder, Wonder Potion Added

We have updated our Core Setups to include all of the most recent core sets in Game of War.
To see all of our setups, go here :
Core Setups

Specifically, we have added a Core Setup for Rhea and Nian.
To see how to properly set up your Rhea core set, go here :
Core Setup – Rhea

Our Nian Core Setup includes an entire rundown of how to set up for the Wonder. To see our comprehensive setup for the Wonder using Nian Cores, go here :
Core Setup – Nian Wonder

Additionally, we have (finally) updated our Wonder and Tile fighting potion recipe. To see the Wonder/Tile recipe, go here :
Potion Recipe – Wonder/Tile Fighting

New Gem Set Released – Shredder Attack

Game of War released a new Gem Set tonight – the Shredder Attack gem set. This is a direct upgrade from the previous best attack Gem Set (Butcher).

A comparison of the Shredder Gem Set against Butcher (with full Gem Set research completed) :
Game of War Shredder Gem Set

We have updated all of our Gem Guides to reflect the new addition, as well as having updated the “big list” of all gem sets on that page.

Stay tuned for any further updates.

New Research Unlocked – Runes

Game of War released it’s latest new research tonight – the Runes tree. This tree provides massive increases to base stats – as well as unlocking Runes, which also provide a very large increase.

The important stats increased from the base research :
Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Attack with Hero : 7,500%
Troop Attack with Hero : 7,500%
Troop Attack vs Empire : 7,500%
Enemy Health Debuff vs Empire : 1,000%
Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Defense with Hero : 3,000%
Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Health with Hero : 1,500%

A few notes about the research :
– It’s all “with hero” or “vs Empire”, which means that it will not receive the modifier from the Altar hero skill.
– The massive increase to type defense and health will mean that anyone with this research done will be incredibly difficult to burn with their Hero home (until new debuffs/cores are released).

Additionally, the rune slots that the research unlocks provide a very large boost to your stats on your Weapon Slot. It’s important to note that it only applies to weapon slots. The runes are like gems, so they will return when your cores expire if you use them with cores.

As more information becomes available on the actual stat increases from high level rune research to gear, we will continue to update this post.