Gem Guide – Stronghold Defense

This guide will help you optimize your gemming for Stronghold Defense gear in Game of War.

Please be aware, there is a massive difference in gemming based upon whether you have the Gem Set Bonus research completed. Due to this, the gemming for defending your stronghold becomes more of a PRIORITY list unless you have Gem Set Bonus research completed. We will list the top options for ABSOLUTE optimal defense, then we will list the “best” gems in order. If you are low on gems, the best way to gem your gear will be by filling in using the priority list.

Best Defense Gems in Game of War

Game of War Gem Guide - Stronghold Defense Gems Safeguard Defense

If you do not have Gem Set Research complete and do not have enough gems for “Standard Defense Gemming” – use this priority list to fill in your gems.

Defense Gear Gem Priority List

Standard Gems

1.) Aegis Gem – 35% Defense
2.) Bulwark Gem – 35% Defense
3.) Defense Gem – 25% Defense
4.) Elusive Gem – 17.5% Defense, 17.5% Attack Debuff
5.) Trickster Gem – 17.5% Defense, 17.5% Health
6.) Counterattack Gem – 17.5% Defense, 17.5% Attack
7.) Shadow Gem – 12.5% Defense, 12.5% Attack Debuff
8.) Gem of Honor – 12.5% Defense, 12.5% Attack Debuff
9.) Minotaur Gem – 12.5% Defense, 12.5% Health
10.) Hallows Gem – 12.5% Defense, 12.5% Attack
11.) Gem of Courage – 12.5% Defense, 12.5% Defense Debuff

Special Gems (4th Slot)

1.) Rainbow Gem – 35% Defense
2.) Elite Defense – 25% Defense
3.) Chocolate Gem – 35% Attack Debuff
4.) Scarlet Gem – 25% Attack Debuff