Whether you want to defend your Alliance, destroy your enemies, or simply grow your Empire, it's all about the gear. Power Up your equipment to MASSIVELY enhance its strength with the Gear Workshop!
Level up the Gear Workshop to raise your gear's power!
Gear Workshop: What Does It Do?
The Gear Workshop allows you to Salvage your old equipment into reagents that you can use to Power Up your top tier gear. Gear that is Powered Up has additional bonuses for each Power Level.
That is what we are given in the tooltip for Gear Workshop but what does it mean? Basically, you can break gear items down to receive Power Essence that can then be used to Power Up or boost other gear items for attack, research speed, training speed and more. The amount of boost given to an item increases as you level up the Gear Workshop.
Gear Workshop: What Do I Need To Upgrade
In order to upgrade the Gear Workshop you need Power Essence from breaking items, Power Jewels obtained from completing events or purchasing from the gold store, and resources. Also, the Forge is a requirement for upgrading the Gear Workshop.
Gear Workshop Upgrade Requirements (In Progress)
|Gear Workshop Details|
|Level||Max Normal Power Level||Max Core Power Level||Power Up Efficiency||Salvage Powered Up Refund|
Gear Workshop Level 25 Requirements
Gear Workshop Level 25 requires the following items to upgrade:
- Stone Column: 200,000
- Booming Power Jewel: 10,000
Upgrade Rewards include Powering up your cores to level 6.
Power Level Benefits include:
- Enemy Troop Defense Debuff or Attack Debuff: 30%
- Specific Troop Attack: 195% Total.
Gear Workshop Level 26 Requirements
Gear Workshop Level 26 requires the following items to upgrade:
- Stone Column: 600,000
- Booming Power Jewel: 70,000
You can use the Gear Workshop to Power Up normal or core gear. Power Essence is required to power up normal gear. However, Power Essence and Raw Power is required to power up core gear. The amount required to power up the gear item depends on the building level. As you increase Gear Workshop level, your Power Up Efficiency improves.
Powering Up Core Gear
Let's try to Power Up Core Gear using Nike Core Set accessory Victorygod's Renown.
Find your gear workshop and then the Power Up Tab:
At the moment I'm using just a Level 4 Gear Workshop. But for our purposes we can see what kinds of boost the Gear Workshop will provide. So, using Nike's Victorygod's Renown we see this:
On the left side are the Power Benefits. At my current Gear Workshop level the amount of boost is not significant. However, you can see the type of boost that is given to the accessory. In this example, it will boost Infantry Attack. Below the stats displays how much Power Essence and Raw Power is required to boost the item. Raw Power can be obtained from Sales or from Salvaging gear at Gear Workshop 24.
With my current building level I'm not able to boost my gear much. However, take a look at what is possible with higher building and power level.
Let me break down what we are seeing here. We see Level 1-5. If we take a look up at the Gear Workshop building details you will see Power Level 1-5. This is what the levels refer to here. For instance, to reach level 1 and receive 4% to infantry attack you need a Gear Workshop of level 10.
The following is a breakdown of Gear Workshop Lvl requirements for Power Level:
- Power Level 1 - Gear Workshop Lv. 10
- Power Level 2 - Gear Workshop Lv. 15
- Power Level 3 - Gear Workshop Lv. 20
- Power Level 4 - Gear Workshop Lv. 23
- Power Level 5 - Gear Workshop Lv. 24
- Power Level 6 - Gear Workshop Lv. 25
- Power Level 7 - Gear Workshop Lv. 26
For this core in particular we will gain 180% Infantry Attack at Gear Workshop Lvl 24. If this type of addition is typical for all cores in Nike we can look forward to adding 1,260% Infantry Attack to our set.
Power Up Efficiency
Power Up Efficiency will reduce the cost of powering up your core equipment. This means it will reduce the Power Essence and potentially the Raw Power required to Power Up your items.
Currently, at Workshop Lv. 4 it requires nearly 40,000 Power Essence and 4 Raw Power to power up. My Power Up Efficiency is only at 2%. At max level you will enjoy 20% efficiency. Perhaps this will reduce the costs by 20% and it will cost 32,000 Power Essence.
You can now craft Power Shaman Gear Set to reduce the cost of Power Essence.
Also, it requires 1400 Raw Power to power up an entire core set. Salvaging at Gear Workshop 24 does NOT return Raw Power. Perhaps at GW 25 it will. Also, you can NOT salvage a burning core.
Obtaining Power Essence
So, as mentioned above, we need lots of Power Essence both for upgrading the Workshop and for Powering Up items.
How can you obtain Power Essence easily? Buy them in packs.
How can you obtain Power Essence cheaply? Craft items and break them.
How can you get Raw Power items? Unfortunately, only from playing Inferno and in packs. Perhaps at Gear Workshop 25 we will gain the ability to salvage for Raw Power.
Any legendary item you craft, Normal, Relic, Core and break down will yield 2,048 Power Essence.
Check your inventory for gear items you no longer use or received as a reward. Relics, Normal Gear, old Cores that are no longer destructive in the current Game of War.
Next, craft some cheap items and break them down. I would start with normal materials of level 1-10 normal items because they require very little silver or speedups. Next, craft some relics.
Finally, if you are like me, you will have hundreds if not thousands of unused and previously worthless cores and pieces which you can use to craft and breakdown. Take a Legendary core item and add one level 1 piece and craft it. Then break it in your inventory. You will soon accumulate hundreds of thousands of Power Essence.
Salvaging Your Gear
Salvaging Gear is not available until Lvl 24. Salvaging gear provides additional Power Essence, not raw power. Perhaps Lvl 25 will return Raw Power. Also, you cannot salvage burning cores.
You can use a Salvaging Mallet to eliminate the cooldown timer of 20 minutes between salvaging.
If you can provide additional information for Upgrade Requirements or I missed something please let me know in the comments below! 🙂
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