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!