Banner Guides Updated

We have updated our guides to the best banners to use in Game of War. The new ultimate banners provide massive new stat increases – ensure that you are running the proper banner for any situation and dominate your Kingdom.

After the initial banner release last night, an additional banner showed up in packs later in the evening : the Illumination Banner. We have updated our banner guides to include the “late release” as well.

In total following banners were released in GoW :

  • Bulwark Banner : 300BT Troop Attack, 2KT Troop Defense, 500BT Rally/Wonder Health
  • Templar Banner : 3KT Type Defense, 250BT Trap Health, 1KT Legion Defense Debuff
  • Guardian Banner : 500BT Rally/Wonder Health, 100BT Empire Defending Attack Debuff, 1KT Enemy Troop Defense Debuff
  • Justice Banner : 200BT Trap Health, 400BT Rally/Wonder Health, 60BT Empire Defending Attack Debuff
  • Unyielding Banner : 250BT Trap Health, 30BT Onslaught Attack, 1KT Legion Defense
  • Illumination Banner : 180BT Troop Attack, 600T TDD, 600T Legion TDD

Best Banners in GoW

  • Banner Guide – Attack : A guide to which banners to use when attacking enemy Strongholds. (Updated for late release.)
  • Banner Guide – Defense : A guide to which banners to use for defending your Stronghold. (Updated for late release.)
  • Banner Guide – Wonder : A guide to which banners to use when battling for the Wonder. (Updated for late release.)

Explosive Elixir Potion Recipes Updated, Battle Marks Mastery Research, New Ultimate Banners

Explosive Elixir Potion Recipes

We have updated our Potion Recipes to include the new Explosive Elixir vial and ingredients that were released in Game of War.

See our updated explosive elixir potion recipes here :

Battle Marks Mastery Research

A new research tree was released in Game of War over the weekend – the Battle Marks Mastery tree. This new tree takes Tier 3 RSS and Supreme Speedups to complete. This new research provides massive stats against targets that you’ve battle marked, which makes it quite important to make sure your target is battle marked at all times now.

Note : It is NOT TRUE that the rally leader must be the one that battle marks the target. As long as the target is marked, the leader will gain the benefits.

Stand by for a full cost breakdown of the Battle Marks Mastery research tree – it will be posted shortly.

New Ultimate Banners

Game of War also released five new banners tonight with much higher stats than their previous versions. We will be updating our Banner Guides to show these new banners very soon.

The following banners were released :

  • Bulwark Banner : 300BT Troop Attack, 2KT Troop Defense, 500BT Rally/Wonder Health
  • Templar Banner : 3KT Type Defense, 250BT Trap Health, 1KT Legion Defense Debuff
  • Guardian Banner : 500BT Rally/Wonder Health, 100BT Empire Defending Attack Debuff, 1KT Enemy Troop Defense Debuff
  • Justice Banner : 200BT Trap Health, 400BT Rally/Wonder Health, 60BT Empire Defending Attack Debuff
  • Unyielding Banner : 250BT Trap Health, 30BT Onslaught Attack, 1KT Legion Defense

Stand by for more updates – they will be coming rapidly!

Set Gear Level 500 Released, Hero Level 150 Skill Guides Updated

Total Porcelain Tiles Finalized

Finally, we have fully finalized our table on Porcelain Tile costs in Game of War. The table below shows full tile costs all the way up to how60 and SH61. All costs shown below assume that you are wearing Empire Builder’s Gear (though it stops mattering pretty quickly into it).
Game of War Total Porcelain Tile Costs

Set Gear Level 500

The Warmaster Gear Set, Titan Overlord Set, and Cerulean Knight Set in Game of War now go to level 500 – bringing another large increase to attack stats.

The new levels (200+) require Ultimate Warmaster Pendant to upgrade. We are currently working on a chart to show the cost of upgrading these new gear levels.

The Warmaster Gear Set does not gain any defensive stats through the new set gear levels, but does gain a large increase in attack stats. The Titan Overlord Gear Set gains a very large increase to several types of defense by upgrading.

Hero Level 150 Skill Guides Updated

We have updated our Game of War Hero Skills to show the proper way to skill a level 150 Hero. You can find these new hero skills here :

Hero Level 150 Heroic Rings

Total hero 150 heroic rings needed :
Hero Level 150 Heroic Rings

Stay tuned for more updates – we are rapidly updating to attempt to catch up with all of the recent releases!

Building Levels Updated to 50 (And Beyond…)

You are now able to update to Stronghold 50 in Game of War. Additionally, it would appear as if (like the last building release), you can continue on past level 50. There are e-mails from Athena in GoW that have mentioned up to SH60 – but, for now, the highest we have seen is SH51.

These building upgrades still use Porcelain Tile to upgrade – it just takes much larger amounts than the previous releases. To see the porcelain tile costs for up to level 41, you can check out our SH41 post.

Porcelain Tile Costs for SH50

We are currently working to update this chart. We will update through Stronghold 51 and above costs as quickly as possible.
Game of War SH51 Costs

Stat Increases for Buildings up to lvl 50

Additionally, there are lots of massive stat (and march size) increases up to level 50. We are working on a chart displaying the level by level increase for each building in Game of War. As soon as we have that completed (it’s a lot), you can expect an update.

Stay tuned!

Maximum Orb Boosts Updated, New Runes Released

Maximum Time Orb Boosts Updated

The maximum luck level available for buildings in Game of War has gone up to 41. With this increase comes a MASSIVE INCREASE in the available stats through Time Orb and Resource Orb boosts.

We are currently working to gather the maximum orb boosts available for each stat.

The following stats are now available on every single building (does not appear to be any variation on the building – both interior and exterior get the same boosts) :

  • Troop Attack
  • Legion Attack
  • Type Attack (each type)
  • Onslaught Attack
  • Rally/Wonder Attack
  • Troop Defense Debuff
  • Legion Defense Debuff
  • Type Defense Debuff
  • Defense Annihilation
  • Troop Defense
  • Legion Defense
  • Type Defense
  • Resolute Defense

As you can see, it will take a lot more rolls to get to the stat that you are looking for on each building now.

We have updated our Maximum Boosts available list, and will continuously be updating it as more information comes in. This list also shows the total amount of orbs needed as well as the cost per roll, per level and the cost to instantly upgrade to the next luck level.

Updated Maximum Building Boosts List

Rally Math – Maximum Orb Boosts.

Colossus Runes Released

Three new sets of runes were also released in Game of War tonight. These new runes include incredible new attack and defense boosts, along with two never before seen attack boosts :
Extreme Attack and Ravaging Attack

We have updated all of our Rune Guides to show the best combination of the new runes to use for each situation. Find them here :

Full Stats of Colossus Runes

There are three “sets” of Colossus runes. They are three different colors. The full stats for each set (there are NO SET BONUSES, so you CAN MIX AND MATCH) :
Game of War Best Runes

Stand by for more updates!

Warmaster’s Gear Set Released, Milestone Research Extended

Warmaster Gear Set

A new gear set was released in Game of War this weekend – the Warmaster’s Gear Set. This set provides massive new attack stats, as well as adding a ton of resolute defense. This new gear set has three different levels.

Warmaster Gear Info

There are three levels of the Warmaster’s Gear Set. Each level is a different color in the hero display. The levels of Warmaster’s Gear Sets are :

  1. Ultimate Grand Warmaster’s Gear Set : The strongest of the three for ATTACKING and the Wonder. Teal colored on the hero screen.
  2. Grand Warmaster’s Gear Set : The second best for ATTACKING. Red colored on the hero screen (just like Athena’s set).
  3. 2017 Warmaster’s Gear Set : The weakest of the three sets for ATTACKING, but the highest in DEFENSIVE stats. Yellow colored on the hero screen.

The Set Gear Leveling is also done using a new item : 2017 Warmaster’s Pendant. The set gear levels apply to all three different levels of gear.

Enhancing these items takes Power Seals – and costs the same amount that it cost to level the Athena gear (so it is fairly cheap to level to 50 at this point).

The offensive stats on the Warmaster’s set are fairly straightforward : they get much, much higher as you advance through the levels of gear – with the highest attack stats in gow currently on the teal gear. The defensive stats are less straightforward. The standard gear actually has the highest defensive stats. A full breakdown of the Warmaster DEFENSIVE stats, which provides the most Resolute Defense currently available in Game of War :
Game of War Warmaster Set

Base Defense Setup Updated

We have updated our Gowcraft Setup – Base Defense to reflect these new gear changes (as well as including a breakdown of the new gear against the two previous sets).

Daily Milestone Research Extended

The Daily Milestone Research tree has also been extended in Game of War. This new research takes Tier 3 resources, which are currently ONLY available through the Daily Milestone event.

Daily Milestone Research Quick Facts

  • The new researches take tier 3 RSS – which are not currently available in packs.
  • The new resources are NOT ENHANCED by Hero production blessing, so you can’t build up a lot to get the research done by swapping your buildings to produce them.
  • These new researches also require a new form of speeds.

We are working on a full listing of the new costs and benefits of the extended daily milestone research – stay tuned for more updates.

Divine Troops (T9) Released

The next tier of troops, Divine Troops (T9) just got released in Game of War. The research associated with it is a continuation of the Ultimate Combat research tree, which was also the research tree for predecessor troops: Mythical Troops (T8). The research gives massive combat stats and improves solo and rally march/trap march sizes.

Tier 9 Info

Quick facts about the Divine Troops release and its associated research

  • You can now train Troops and Traps faster with the new Divine Commander gear set. This is the best gear in GoW at the moment for training troops and traps.
  • To unlock troops you will need four new kinds of mastery coins :
    • Divine Infantry Mastery Coin
    • Divine Ranged Mastery Coin
    • Divine Cavalry Mastery Coin
    • Divine Siege & Traps Mastery Coin
  • There are several one level research for type combat stats, these research use special bonus mastery coin :
    • Divine Infantry Bonuses Mastery Coin
    • Divine Ranged Bonuses Mastery Coin
    • Divine Cavalry Bonuses Mastery Coin
  • Rest of the research uses Divine Knowledge

Full Cost for Divine Troops (Tier 9) :

With the pack, you get 100% reduction on RSS and Research Time for T9 Research. However, you will need 17,550 of each Troop Mastery Coin and Bonuses Mastery Coin. The complete breakdown of Divine Knowledge cost is :

Game of War T9 Research Costs

Stay tuned for further updates!

New Banners Released, Titan Overlord Gear Set Released

Powerful New Banners

New banners were released in Game of War tonight that add an incredible amount of attack – as well as several other stats. These new banners increase the amounts of some of the stats into the MT’s (which is fairly common, lately).

We have updated our banner guides to incorporate these new banners into them – check the banner guides out, adjust your setups, and ensure that you are fully optimized!

Titan Overlord Gear Set

Additionally – a new set of gear was released. The Titan Overlord Gear Set provides a HUGE increase to defensive stats in Game of War. This should go a long way to helping people keep their strongholds safe. We will be updating our standard gear spreadsheet shortly to show the added stats for each piece of Titan Overlord Gear.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Exceptional Troop Gear Leveling Released

A new level of troop gear came out in Game of War tonight – Exceptional Troop gear Levels. This is another iteration of the same boosts seen previously (just requiring a lot more spinels to complete).

The stats provided by exceptional troop gear leveling are very heavily weighted for levels 151-200. This means that you should focus on only one stat at a time when leveling in order to get the highest stats possible (though somewhat cost prohibitive).

Due to the extremely backloaded weighting of the stats, it is very important to do these troop gear levels in the proper order. We have released a guide explaining the best order for each type of account (trap account, rally leader, and wonder rally leader) here :
Guide – Exceptional Troop Gear Leveling

There are four different kinds of spinels used to level these new stats. The spinels used, along with the stats they level, are :

  • Sinister Spinels
    • Unstoppable Weaponry : Unstoppable Attack
    • Onslaught Weaponry : Onslaught Attack
    • Annihilation Weaponry : Defense Annihilation
  • Dense Spinels
    • Resolute Armor : Resolute Defense
    • Attack Debuff Armor : Empire Defending Attack Debuff
    • Triple Defense Armor : Troop/Type/Legion Defense
  • Crystal Spinels
    • Wonder Supplies : Rally/Wonder Health
    • Rally Weaponry : Rally/Wonder Attack
    • Trap/Encampment Supplies : Trap Health, Tile Health
  • Lustrous Spinels
    • Troop Weaponry : Troop Attack
    • Troop Armor : Troop Defense
    • Training Equipment : Training Speed

Total Spinels Needed for Exceptional Troop Gear Leveling

In Progress.
Game of War Exceptional Troop Gear Leveling Spinel Costs

Feel free to ask questions on our Forums, or post comments here.

Gowcraft Setups Updated, Trap Test Method Added

Gow Guides Updated

We have updated our Gowcraft Setups to assist you in optimizing your Stronghold in Game of War for any situation.

These gow setups will provide the foundation to build upon and DOMINATE your Kingdom.

Each setup includes :

  • Everything you need to know when optimizing your stronghold in Game of War.
  • Necessary research.
  • Buildings, building levels, and building boosts.
  • The best banners to use in each situation.
  • The best potion to run for each situation.
  • Troop types and layering.
  • Hero skills and levels.
  • VIP levels and analysis.
  • Full gear and core analysis and discussion.
  • Rune guides for each situation.
  • Gem guides and analysis.
  • Any additional tips, tricks, or strategy to dominate your Kingdom.

Current Gowcraft Setups

  • Gowcraft Setup – Base Defense : A comprehensive guide to setting up your stronghold for defense in Game of War. Applies to all traps, fillers, or even rally leaders that want to protect themselves.
  • Gowcraft Setup – Attack : A comprehensive guide to setting your stronghold up to attack enemy Strongholds in Game of War and deal the most damage possible. This is best setup for rally leaders.
  • Gowcraft Setup – Wonder : Comprehensive guide to setting up and dominating your Kingdom’s Wonder.

Trap Test Method Added

Additionally, we have come up with a new method for traps to take test hits without accidentally zeroing themselves. With the recent release of MASSIVE attack amounts, lots of traps (and fillers, and rally leaders) have been “accidentally” one shot zeroed. This method uses MATH to determine how many troops you need to be safe from a max/max rally, rather than just taking a hit and praying you aren’t zeroed.

You can see the massive amount of testing and work that we put into this, as well as learn how to apply this information to your own Stronghold, here :
Minimal Impact Trap Test Method

Stay tuned for more updates – and feel free to post any comments or questions on our Forums or in the comments section of this post.