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!

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!

New Imperial Banners Released

Three new Banners have been released for the Imperial Banner Building.  You will need to upgrade the Imperial Banner Building  to Level 2 in order to unlock the 3rd slot.  Your gowcraft team will be testing the battle related banners to understand which banners are truly the most efficient and effective…stay connected 🙂

  1. Ultimate Power up Banner – 840% Troop Attack for Lvl 5 or greater cores
  2. Rally and Wonder Banner – 500% Troop Attack / 1000% Health Bonus
  3. Treasure’s Banner – Deposit up to 55K Gold at 10%

T5 (Fire Troops) Released

MZ has released a plethora of updates just on the eve of Christmas.  The most notable being the release of T5 Troops (Fire Troops).  Yes, Tier 5 troops are officially here…Centurions, Longbowmen, Warlords, and Demolishers
MZ has has also released an upgrade to the Training Garrison – Lvl 17.  The Training Garrison upgrade is a pre-requsite for unlocking the T5 Fire Troops and in order to help facilitate with the adoption of T5 troops, MZ has released the Inquisitor Gear Set (Research) and the Elite Marshal Gear Set (TroopTrain/Promote).  The gowcraft team will provide a side-by-side comparison of the new vs. old in the next article…

From a research perspective, the screen shot to the right gives you a good idea of
what to expect.  While traditional RSS and Speeds are not needed to complete the Combat Tree research, MZ has added the Fire Shard as a requirement.  Currently 1,000 Fire Shards are available per pack.

With the addition of T5 Troops, you will also notice that an additional Attack line is visible under the Troop Boosts view (Pictured Below).  When you are using T5 troops, you would add the Additional Tier 5 Infantry Attack number to the Infantry Attack number just above.  In the picture above, the 342% is the additional attack from using T5 troops (please note that the above numbers are not from a maxed account…the actual attack number will significantly increase upon completion of the lvl 10 researches.


Beware, your enemies will know if T5 troops are in the march 😉

They will march with a new fire animation and special purple colored foot steps.



We decided to take the new troops out for a test run in K386 to see how they would perform even without being maxed on research.  Lucky for us, we found a 844 billion power SH 26 with hero in prison and anti-scout on.  The target received reins but we still decided to attack.

The report on the left is one of the first hits and the middle report is the last hit as the target came online and boosted.  The picture on the right shows a portion of the troop composition for our target.  This was a super heavy heroeless siege setup with embassy 26.






Now that the target was online, we decided we needed to
test how the T4 troops would perform.  We attacked using a T4 rally of Valkyries and then a second rally of T4 Immortals for the test.  Both times, our brave hero ended up being captured in an ugly Massive Defeat!!!  It is painfully clear that T5 troops are significantly superior to T4 troops in this scenario.  The one definitive conclusion we can make at this time, SIEGE TRAPS are in trouble 😉

Stay tuned and we will provide a detailed troop analysis of each troop type in relation to T5…Much more to come.

The gowcraft team wishes you and your family happy and safe festivities!

Gear Workshop Update – Level 25 & 26

Gear Workshop can now be upgraded to level 25 and 26.  Pictured below are the costs per upgrade for the Gear Workshop.


Pictured below are the benefits received from GW 25 (boost to level 6) and GW 26 (boost to level 7) per Core Set Type.



As you can tell from the charts above, upgrading to Gear Workshop 26 will yield a significant boost to key battle stats.  The most notable increase is the additional 504% TDD that most rally leaders will relish and most traps will detest.

Stay connected – your gowcraft team is working hard so you can play harder!

New Custom Potion Recipe

As promised, your gowcraft team has been working diligently to experiment with new potion recipes in the Alchemy Lab.  We have created the first gowcraft potion for our premium subscribers to take into battle with them.  Please keep in mind that the number of vials and ingredients is limited at this time.  We expect for additional vials and ingredients to be released from MZ that will allow us to further customize and enhance these potions.

This potion is leaning towards Infantry Attack to take advantage of the excessive Perses Cores that are running around at the moment.

To view the recipe, Premium subscribers can go here :
Potion Recipe – Infantry Attack
To see all of our recipes, go here :
Potion Recipes

The stats :
Game of War Potion Recipe - Infantry Alchemy Recipe

Expect more Potion recipes (including Wonder and Defense) soon!

New Construction Gear – Glorious Architect Gear

The gowcraft team hopes you and your friends are having an amazing holiday weekend.  If you were one of the early adopters to upgrade your buildings to the SH 25 and SH 26, you are probably stuffed on holiday food, spent on shopping, and just having a blast picking up the kills and # of zeroed targets who were not prepared for the Black Friday cores, higher boosts, and much bigger march size with new building upgrades.

As part of the building upgrade, MZ also released a new construction set gear to help reduce the cost of upgrading to the new buildings.  The Glorious Architect Gear is loaded with SH 25 and SH 26 specific benefits so PLEASE do not upgrade those buildings without having this gear equipped unless you are in the top 1% of players who do not worry about cost.

Below is a side by side comparison of the current construction gear vs. the new glorious architect gear.


New Building – Alchemy Lab

The latest building upgrade has been released and it is a game changer and a must have for the rally leader looking to conquer the Wonder and/or Super Wonder.  In this building, you will craft potions with massive combat stats similar to how you craft cores in the forge.  In fact, the user interface is identical to the forge…a very small learning curve for anyone with crafting experience.


Instead of selecting a CORE, you will select a VIAL and instead of adding a PIECE, you will add an INGREDIENT.  Combine the VIAL with your own mix of INGREDIENTS to craft powerful Potions.  Once crafted, you will use (equip) the potion in the Alchemy Lab for a limited duration.

screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-01-32-37Unlock up to 6 INGREDIENT slots at Alchemy Lab 19 and add them to a VIAL to create powerful Potions.  With a level 24 Alchemy Lab, you will be able to extend your Potions duration up to 3 days.  Needless to say, this is the new playground for the custom crafters 🙂 Quickly become familiar with the VIALS and INGREDIENTS to create your own custom potions.

Your gowcraft team will be busy crafting top end custom potions just incase you are shy or short on time 🙂

A thank you to Endzo in K896 for providing us with the complete list of costs for upgrading the Alchemy lab.  As with majority of the upgrades, the initial cost is high.  If you leverage the Race to Alchemy Lab 24 event, you can max this building for just under 19 packs.



Haunted Forest Dungeon

Many of you have been asking if the new Haunted Forest Dungeon is any different then the previous dungeons to date.  We were curious as well and decided to give it go to see what the buzz is all about.

Key take away from our time in the dungeon…if you enjoyed killing monsters before, you will still enjoy killing them in the Forest Dungeon and if you avoided the dungeon at all cost, nothing new will make you want to fall in love :-).

  • The background graphic appearance has been updated to show caves in forrest
  • The monsters have been updated as pictured below (graphics much improved)
  • Thats about it…the chests/rewards are just as limited and useless as previous dungeons