Gladiator 50 Skills

Properly setting your Gladiator skill tree is absolutely vital to fully optimizing your Stronghold in Game of War. We have developed several guides to show you the exact way that you should be setting your Level 50 Gladiator Skill Tree in order to dominate your Kingdom.

Gladiator Level 50 Skills

March Size Presets

With Gladiator 50 there are quite a few points that need to be spent on increasing march size, trap march size, rally size, and rally trap march size. By using DIFFERENT presets with these boosts skilled, we can swap out of these skills after our rally is marching (or in the Wonder). This means that we can then reallocate those skill to combat skills and deal a far greater amount of damage. For further information on this, please read the description posted inside the Rally Attack, Rally Attack March Size, or either Wonder skill tree.

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Divine and Ultra Desertguard Banners Released

Game of War released eight new banners tonight – the Divine and Ultra Desertguard Banners. These new banners were initially expected to be a massive boost in attack, defense, and Wonder stats; but they seem to be less of an upgrade than we have grown accustomed to.

Desertguard Banners

The new banners and their stats :

  • Divine Desertguard Armor Banner : 1 MT% Troop/Strat/Wild Defense, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Ultra Desertguard Armor Banner : 1 MT% Type Defense, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Divine Desertguard Dagger Banner : 20 TTT% Troop/Strat Wild Attack, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Ultra Desertguard Dagger Banner : 20 TTT% Type Attack, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Divine Desertguard Turban Banner : 200 KT% Defense Annihilation, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Ultra Desertguard Turban Banner : 40 MT% Unstoppable Attack, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Ultra Desertguard Kunai Banner : 90% Defense Annihilation Resistance w/out Hero, 100% TDDR w/out Hero, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health
  • Ultra Desertguard Multi-Kill Banner : 1200% Multi-Kill, 4 KTTT% Rally/Wonder Health

Banner Guides Updated

The Banner Guides have been updated to include all of these new banners (where appropriate).

We have also updated to include a new Heroless Banner Guide that will help you keep from burning when your hero is out. The most important part of this banner release appears to be the extra Kunai Banner, because you can now go OVER 100% Defense Annihilation Resistance. It is assumed at this point that any stat that says “w/out hero” ONLY APPLIES when your Hero is out – we are testing this further and will report back.

You can find our new banner guides via the menu, or by clicking here :

Stay tuned for further updates – we are working rapidly to update the new Ironsmith Research!

Banner Guides

These are the best banners to use in Game of War for any situation. The strongest stronghold is one that is customized for the EXACT situation it is currently in – attacking, defending, at the Wonder, etc…

Use these banner guides to fully optimize your account and DOMINATE your Kingdom.

Best Banners to Use in Game of War

On each Banner Guide we have provided you with a full list of stat priorities for each situation. This is an attempt to let you understand why we are prioritizing the banners in the order that we are.

If you would like to discuss these banner guides or stat priorities, feel free to post on our Forums, or reply in Comments on this Post.

Divine Blue Magister Gear Set, New Hero Research

Game of War released an extension to the Hero research tree last night, adding a very large amount of combat stats, march sizes, and the ability to hit new forms of Behemoth Monsters. A new set of gear was also released with this new research – the Divine Blue Magister Gear Set.

Divine Blue Magister Gear Set

This new set of gear provides very large boosts for attacking Behemoth monsters. This is the gear that you will want to use any time you are attacking Monsters to gather boosts. As we gather larger amounts of boosts, we will update this post to include more information on them.

This gear set also has large amounts of Defensive stats on it (including Defense Debuff and Annihilation Resistance, which were NOT included on Grave Knight). This is an interesting twist to the “Economy Gear” that we are used to – meaning that attackers will need to be fully aware of the potential stats on their targets.

We have updated our Defense Gear Comparison to include this new set. Check it out to see how the various sets line up against eachother.

Divine Magister Gear Set Defensive Stats :
Game of War Divine Blue Magister Gear Set

Exalted Behemoth, Supreme Behemoth, Ultimate Behemoth Monster Research

This extension to the hero tree has two sections. The left side provides the ability to hit three new types of Behemoth monsters (and receive boosts from them). The right side provides massive combat stats and hero boosts for attacking monsters.

Ultimate, Supreme, and Exalted Behemoth Researches : The left side of the tree requires Monster Pelt to complete. There are only six researches on this side of the tree, all dealing with hitting higher level Behemoth monsters.

Hero Extension Combat Researches : The right side of the tree requires Monster Jawbone to complete. The amount needed to complete the researches will steadily increase as you get through the tree.

Divine Grave Knight Gear Set

A massive new set of gear was released in Game of War today – the Divine Grave Knight Gear Set. This gear set increases the stat amounts from previous sets by a very large amount, and came with an interesting take on the “tiered” release system we have seen with previous sets of gear.

Divine Grave Knight Set Quick Facts

  • There are FOUR TIERS of this set. They are all referred to as the “Divine Grave Knight Set” – however, at this point the tiers are dropping randomly in packs. In one of the “Full Divine Grave Knight Set” items in packs you may randomly receive higher tiers.
  • The Four Tiers of the Grave Knight Set. At this point, most people are referring to them by the COLOR on the pieces themselves, rather than by name. The tiers and their corresponding colors, from best to worst :
    1. Hidden Divine Grave Knight – The pieces have a TEAL coloring.
    2. Mystery Divine Grave Knight – The pieces have a RED coloring.
    3. Secret Divine Grave Knight – The pieces have a BLUE coloring.
    4. Divine Grave Knight – The pieces have a GREEN coloring.
  • You can see which gear someone is wearing by looking closely at their hero and seeing the coloring of their Grave Knight pieces.
  • There are two new items to enhance this gear and improve the quality.
    • Grave Knight’s Dragonkin Horn – Used to improve the Quality from 1-10. Each level costs 28,000 Dragonkin Horns.
      • Total Dragonkin Horns (1-10) on one piece : 280,000
      • Total Dragonkin Horns (1-10) on Full Set : 1,960,000
    • Grave Knight’s Malachite – Used to Power Up the gear from 1-50. Each level costs 4,307 Malachite.
      • Total Malachite (1-50) on one piece : 211,043
      • Total Malachite (1-50) on full set : 1,477,301
  • A LARGE chunk of stats on this gear comes from enhancing it and improving the quality. Don’t skip the time necessary to do this.

Divine Grave Knight Gear Set Stats

The table below shows the full stats for each tier of the Divine Grave Knight Set. As you can see, every stat increases with tier (unlike previous gear sets, where Defense remained the same). This means that everyone will be scrambling to upgrade to full Hidden quality, or “Teal Divine Grave Knight Gear”.

We have added a Defense Gear Comparison that lists and analyzes the best defensive sets in Game of War – Divine Grave Knight has been included on this list.

Please Note : Some of these stats have been extrapolated due to unavailability on the items. There may be some that are very slightly different – we will update as more information becomes available.
Game of War Divine Grave Knight Stats

Stay tuned for more information and analysis on this powerful new set of gear!

Building Boost Level 200

Game of War extended the maximum luck level of buildings to Luck 200 last night – vastly increasing the orb boost amounts available on buildings.

These new Orb boosts are once again providing one of three boosts to each building :

  • Troop Attack
  • Rally/Wonder Attack and Rally/Wonder Health
  • Indestructible Defense

As you advance in orb levels, the only thing that changes is the actual Boost amount – the maximum modifier stays at 190 B% (after level 100). To see our list of the Maximum Building Boosts Available, go here :
Rally Math – Maximum Orb Boosts
This page provides the maximum boost amount and multiplier for Orb levels 100, 130, 160, 190, and 200.

It is important to know the maximum amount for those specific levels due to the Orb Cost for each Luck level. Those specific levels are the ones that the number of orbs needed increases significantly. In the chart below, we have highlighted the specific orb levels that the cost increases dramatically.

A full breakdown of the orb costs to level each building to orb level 200 :
Time Orb Costs 200

Stay tuned for further updates – there were several released yesterday. We are working quickly to update.

Gilded Dungeon Research, Banner Guides Updated

A new version of the Wonder Dungeon was released in Game of War last night – the Gilded Wonder Dungeon. Along with this new dungeon came a new set of dungeon gear, the Wanderer Set. The new Gilded Dungeon Research tree also includes a MASSIVE amount of combat stats – this will help you break down the finer points of the new research.

Gilded Dungeon Research – Gilded Dungeon Essence

Upgrading the masteries (that will assist you in the gilded wonder dungeon) requires Gilded Dungeon Essence. Total Essence costs to complete the entire tree :
Game of War Gilded Dungeon Essence

Gilded Dungeon Research – Gilded Dungeon Obsidian

Upgrading the combat stats in the research tree requires Gilded Dungeon Obsidian. Each level (1-100) adds the same amount of stats, and requires the same amount of Obsidian. The total Obsidian costs :
Game of War Gilded Dungeon Obsidian Costs

Wanderer Gear Set

The Wanderer gear set only provides Dungeon Stats. Quick rundown on this new gear set :

  • You can Power Up this gear, but not increase the Quality. Powering Up provides 1 HP per level.
  • There are no Gems or Gem Sets that assist in the Dungeon. Because of this, you should be running with Level 100 Mythical Gem Sets.
  • There is no Set Level Bonus for the Wanderer Set.
  • The Dungeon boosts provided by this set are very important. Make sure you have it equipped when running the Dungeon.
  • There are no combat stats on this gear. This means you are quite vulnerable when wearing it. Make sure your hero is skilled for Defense (and Base/Full Set Bonus) in your Dungeon preset.

Banner Guides Updated

We have updated our guides to help you decide which banners to use in Game of War. These guides break down the stats provided by the latest banners released and show the best banners to use in every situation. Fully optimizing your stronghold is vital for success in Game of War. Optimize your banners now and DOMINATE :

  • Banner Guide – Attack : The best rally leader banners to run. This list also applies to solo attacks.
  • Banner Guide – Wonder : The best Wonder banners. This list also applies to Tile battling.
  • Banner Guide – Defense : The best trap banners. This list is also what rally fillers should be running when filling – or any other time that you could potentially take a hit to your Stronghold.

Tier 15, Tier 16, Tier 17 Research Costs Updated

We have finalized the full research costs for T15, T16, and T17. To see the full Radiant Knowledge, Ornate Knowledge, and Gilded Knowledge costs to complete the Radiant Combat Research Tree in Game of War (through T17), go here :
Radiant Troop Tiers and Research

Stay tuned for more updates!

Gladiator Skill Guides Updated, Radiant Trinity Information Updated

We have updated several areas of the site, with several more coming later today. Game of War released new Banners last night, providing a very large combat boost.

Ultimate DBC Banners

  • Ultimate DBC Gilded Banner : 5BTT Troop Attack, 250MTT Onslaught Attack, 2MT Troop Defense, 1MT Resolute Defense, 50BTT Rally/Wonder Health, 25BTT Trap Health, 500KT Type Defense Debuff
  • Ultimate DBC Radiant Banner : 50MTT Type Attack, 40KT Type Defense, 250MTT Trap Health, 50MTT Legion Attack, 40KT Troop Defense, 500MTT Rally/Wonder Health
  • Ultimate DBC Ornate Banner : 2MT Type Defense, 25BTT Trap Health, 3BTT Troop Attack, 3BTT Legion Attack, 1MT Legion Defense, 50BTT Rally/Wonder Health, 500KT Legion TDD

We will be updating our Banner Guides soon to include these new banners. These show the best banners to use when attacking, defending, or battling for the Wonder in GoW.

Gladiator Skill Guides Updated

We have updated our Gladiator skill guides to include several different options. These skill guides are all for Level 40 Gladiator Skills.

Please remember : Each hero level provides one additional Gladiator skill point. These skills were done for a Level 245 hero, if your hero is higher/lower you will need to adjust some. Specific information on adjustments is included in the post.

Radiant Trinity Information Update

We have also updated our information on the Radiant Trinity release. The radiant trinity release includes :

  • Hero Levels 226 – 300 : Information here.
  • Tier 15, Tier 16, and Tier 17 Troops : Information here.
  • Stronghold 126 – Stronghold 200 : Information here.

Stand by for more updates. They will be coming rapidly.

Radiant Troop Tiers and Research

Last updated on October 4th, 2017 at 03:38 pm

Radiant combat research in Game of War are the levels that correspond with the release of the radiant trinity release. The radiant trinity release includes :

  • Hero Levels 226 – 300 : Information here.
  • Tier 15, Tier 16, and Tier 17 Troops : Information in this post.
  • Stronghold 126 – Stronghold 200 : Information here.

These researches require three different items to complete, as well as Tier 4 RSS and Supreme Speedups (which are new). The cost of the new RSS and speedups is not prohibitive – the Knowledge items required for each tier are what will hold you back.

Tier 15, Tier 16, and Tier 17 Notes and Research Costs

  • As you progress through each “tier” of research levels, the number of items needed will increase. The higher tiers increase more rapidly.
  • These new tiers have tier specific Attack, Defense, and Health again. Tier 15 Attack will be higher than Tier 16 attack until your T16 research passes your T15. Even if you have not completed the research tree, you should still use your highest tier of troops to attack.
  • These new researches have virtually nullified the Massacre stats provided in the Gladiator Skill Tree. Our Gladiator Skills – Level 40 reflect that.
  • The T15, T16, and T17 researches and their associated items :
    • Radiant Troops Tier 15 : Radiant Knowledge
    • Ornate Troops Tier 16 : Ornate Knowledge
    • Gilded Troops Tier 17 : Gilded Knowledge

Tier 15 Research Radiant Knowledge Costs

The total amount of Radiant Knowledge required to complete T15 research in Game of War :
Game of War T15 Research Costs

Tier 16 Research Ornate Knowledge Costs

The total amount of Ornate Knowledge needed to complete T16 research in Game of War :
Game of War T16 Ornate Knowledge Costs

Tier 17 Research Gilded Knowledge Costs

The total amount of Gilded Knowledge to complete T17 research in Game of War :
Game of War T17 Gilded Knowledge Research Costs

Radiant Hero Levels

Last updated on October 5th, 2017 at 02:18 am

Radiant hero levels in Game of War are the levels that correspond with the release of the radiant trinity release. The radiant trinity release includes :

  • Hero Levels 226 – 300 : Information in this post.
  • Tier 15, Tier 16, and Tier 17 Troops : Information here.
  • Stronghold 126 – Stronghold 200 : Information here.

These hero levels require three different items to upgrade, with each “tier” of hero level requiring a new type of item.

Hero 250, Hero 275, and Hero 300 Notes and Hero Level Costs

  • As you progress through each “tier” of Hero levels, the number of items needed will increase. The higher tiers increase more rapidly.
  • The stat increase provided by the new hero levels is now somewhat uniform. You no longer get the majority of the boost at the top end of a tier. Similar level heros will have similar power (for the levels we have seen so far, at least).
  • These new hero skills have virtually nullified the Massacre stats provided in the Gladiator Skill Tree. Our Gladiator Skills – Level 40 reflect that.
  • The hero level tiers and their associated items :
    • Hero 226 – Hero 250 : Radiant Heroic Chain
    • Hero 251 – Hero 275 : Ornate Heroic Shell
    • Hero 276 – Hero 300 : Gilded Heroic Goblet
  • Each new hero level will give you ONE Gladiator tree skill point. This doesn’t seem like much, but the benefits add up as you progress in hero level.

Hero 226 – Hero 250 Radiant Heroic Chain

The total number of Radiant Heroic Chain to upgrade to Hero 250 in GoW :
Game of War Hero 250 Costs

Hero 251 – Hero 275 Ornate Heroic Shell

The total number of Ornate Heroic Shells needed to advance to Hero 275 in GoW :
Game of War Ornate Heroic Shells Hero 275

Hero 276 – Hero 300 Gilded Heroic Goblet

The total number of Gilded Heroic Goblet needed to advance to Hero 300 in GoW (in progress – we will update this information as we get it) :
Game of War Gilded Heroic Goblets Hero 300