Am I Safe in Game of War? {Demigod}

Finding ways to protect yourself in Game of War Demigod Dimension

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Being “safe” can mean different things to different players. Is safe not burning? Is being safe winning on points during a kill event? Only you can decide what your meaning of “safe in Game of War” is for your account.  One of the main concerns that we see within the game is a desire for knowledge that when you log back in after being offline that you will not log in to a zeroed account with no Hero.

There are varying stages in the game and various ways to feel safe at those different stages. In this guide we will cover some of those stages however, we will also discuss different aspects of your build and what here you will need to address in order to ensure your safety. However, through all of this keep in mind that the game is constantly changing. Your account build should constantly be changing as well. We do have some basic tips on how to protect yourself to kick all of this off.

How do you ensure you are Safe?

All of us put a lot of time and resources into our accounts. So we want to protect what we have built. So how do we do this?

My Top 5 Tips

  1. Protect Your Investment – Do not be afraid of using a shield! Shields in the Demigod dimension are purchased with loyalty, and other alliance members would probably be more than happy to gift you shields to make sure that you are safe. At the very least, you can use the Auto Barrier which shields you if you are hit and you burn. 
  2. Be Involved in the Community – Join Line rooms and in-game chat rooms. These are the places where you learn the most about the game. Also, if you’re not in-game and you are being attacked, an alliance member can alert you to log in. 
  3. Know Your Account – Know and understand what the stats are for, what they mean, what they do and what you need. When new releases come out, know and understand what the stats offer and how does it affect the current scenario. Make sure you understand your strengths and weaknesses and find ways to play to your strengths while overcoming the weaknesses.
  4. There is No Such Thing as a Dumb Question – Do not worry about asking questions. It’s better to ask questions now than to burn to the ground later. Don’t waste your time and money invested into the account! That’s why we exist within a community so we can help each other and support each other. Take advantage of the Line rooms I mentioned earlier. RealTips has an amazing room, and if you want to join, add me on Line! My ID is slapmesilly. Send me a pm and I will gladly add you to our Real Tips GoW Line room.
  5. Small Things Make a Big Difference – Often there are so many little things that contribute to our success within the game. From banners to gems to avatars. These things are always updating. Forgetting one thing can drastically alter your results. So keep an eye on them and we’ll help you keep on it as well!

In The Beginning

At the beginning of gameplay is often when players most worry about being safe in Game of War. When you are first building up and have more advanced players trying to hit you and snag your Hero it can be difficult. Many times players who are not able to spend as much and build up quickly can become discouraged. However, there are ways that you are able to ensure your safety in the beginning so that you do not feel like you are fighting an uphill battle. I know that not many in the Demigod dimension are starting from nothing, but just in case you are, here are a few things that should help.

    1. The Dreaded Shield– Shields are difficult when you first start playing. In order to obtain a shield, you have to buy a pack or have enough loyalty. While you can start accruing and using loyalty once you have an alliance the build-up can be slow and many times new players do not want to spend the precious little bit of loyalty they have on a shield. However, shielding is one option to maintain safety and the most obvious one.
    2. Do NOT build Troops- this seems counterintuitive, right? However, let’s really walk through this. If you do not have troops you cannot lose troops. The only reason left to hit you is to take your hero. However, we will address ways to handle this as well. You can build troops in the beginning but it is unlikely you will have the ability to protect them, so it is better to not build them until you are ready. If you farm resources, only build troops for your allotted march size. This way you can protect them easier in a ghost rally. 
    3. Only open the Resources you Need- You do not want to get farmed and opening resources in excess is one way to find yourself getting farmed.
    4. Level your Stronghold Slowly- As you level up, complete research that is opening up. Recall that once you level past SH 14 your Hero is able to be captured. Take advantage of the time where you do not have to worry about your Hero being captured and get as much research done as possible.
    5. Never Underestimate the Ghost Rally- If you do keep your Hero at home, do not underestimate the ghost rally. Tossing your Hero and troops in an eight-hour ghost rally will essentially get them out of your Stronghold so that you do not have to worry about someone killing all your troops or taking your hero. 
  • When All Else Fails- If by chance someone does end up getting your hero, it’s not the end of the world like it could be on the dragon side. The Demi side is fortunate enough to have an abundance of Instant Executions and ONE SECOND hemlocks! (Eat your heart out Dragon realm) If your hero is captured, I am sure a nice mail asking for him back would suffice. 

Build Guide

So we have discussed some essential safety tips for all players and Newbie players. Now let’s dive into the things that you really need to look at when you are working on your build so that you can actually defend against hits. Please keep in mind that this is not a guide for traps but these are also things that traps will need to look at.

Gear

Gear is an essential part of gameplay. You cannot underestimate the value that Gear brings to an account. Gear offers you the ability to really be able to customize your stats. You can use your gear to increase the stats you need by mixing and matching. There are important things to note about gear when you are choosing it.

  1. Pay close attention to the level of the gear and the materials you need to upgrade each piece. Currently, the Elite gear relies on the luck of chest to get the materials needed to upgrade the pieces. 
  2. Even if you are not wearing your gear, having Athena’s Armory and utilizing the set bonuses from that will always help.

Do not forget your Gems and Runes and Enhancements! These things can really add up. 

For more help with choosing gear that will keep you safe in Game of War, check out our article Easy Gear Selection Guide for Everyone.

Hero Level

There are seven heroes to choose from for the Demigod Dimension. Each hero has its own focus in the hero skills, but you can best choose by looking at the overall stats in each hero. These are the Demigod Defense, Demigod Attack, and Demigod Health stats. One quick glance at the max amount of those three stats will tell you which hero would be the best to help your account stay safe. Currently, the new Earthshatter Hero has the best overall stats and you are able to unlock them very early at level 67!

EARTHSHATTER HERO STATS:

  • Demigod Attack = 24,000
  • Demigod Defense = 21,000
  • Demigod Health = 18,000

VIP

VIP is another area where you can obtain stats to become “safe in Game of War” Your level of VIP will depend entirely on your style of game and your wallet. If you are aiming to just be safe, then you will want the highest VIP that you can get, because as the VIP levels rise, so does the stats attributed to each level. 

Other Features to Add to Your Safety

There are tons of little things that can add up to big things in your account, especially in the Demigod realm. When you go through each of these areas, you would be surprised at just how big of a part they are to staying safe in Game of War.

  • Avatars
  • Boost Hall
  • Special Buildings
  • Potions
  • Pantheon
  • Gear Enhancements

For a more detailed look into where to find stats, and an awesome checklist to help you out, take a look at Where Do I Find Demi Stats.

Troop Composition 

First, using t4 as a meat shield is no longer suggested. The amounts that you would need to build would be very costly and would increase your power exponentially. The cost of building the t4 needed to not burn could be put to use in other areas.

T5 is the most efficient tier to use for building your meat shield. Many players are also choosing to go all t6 troops to keep power low.  With each tier you move up, you will require only a portion of the amount you had before. But as you move up in tier, it will require a higher resource cost. So if you decide to drop T5 and go for the T6 as a meatshield, just make sure you have enough T6 before dismissing all of those T5. 

You also want to make sure that you do not have troops below your lowest tier of traps. If you have T6 traps, make sure you have no T5 troops in front. Same goes for Mythics too. Having lower-tier troops and mythics will be a huge blow to the safety of your account. 

I would also recommend that your troops be evenly spread, so there isn’t a weakness in any type. As far as traps as mythics go, you can play around with those numbers a bit, but I wouldn’t go any less than 2:1 traps to mythics. 

For the actual troop, trap, and mythic count… I will leave that to you to decide! We can’t take all your fun away when building an account, can we?!

Burn and Learn

This is one of my favorite sayings. Basically, it means that the only way you can learn more about your city, and your safety, is by dropping your shield and taking some hits. With each hit, you take you will gain more confidence and more understanding. Burning can actually give you more of an opportunity to learn about your account. So, find a lead, take a breath, and take a rally!

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135 Comments
  1. Chris says

    I have heard that just traps can cap a rally I have seen a few in action any ideas how it works

    1. Cinder
      Cinder says

      What do you mean that just traps can cap a rally?

  2. RealMenace says

    This article needs updated and quick! This new research, vip, and hero lvls are burning shs left and right. I had a T2/T4 setup that was working flawlessly and then boom lost 422TT troops and traps. A full 120T T19 troop and trap rally nearly zeroed me and capped hero. And then MZ releases new VIP, SH, and Hero levels last night, AND T20 troops and traps and their associated research. Needless to say, “Am I Safe?” gets a resounding NO!

    1. Cinder
      Cinder says

      We are definitely working to update this. With the speed of releases, this article is many times out of date within hours of us posting it. However, you will see an update soon as we have been doing testing!

  3. julien quilbeuf says

    Hello
    your article is very interesting
    what kind of troop favored? should you still use t2 T4?
    unshakable defense?

  4. Shield says

    Hi today I built up a trap based on the information provided above and managed to get zeroed with one hit…. Any idea how I can improve or at least what was my down fall.

    1. Blind Eagle
      Blind Eagle says

      I’d love to go over your set up. Hundreds of players do great with this infomation. The main issue would be troop count. And as of this week we will be adding that to this article . Stay tuned for updates. Also please join our discord group so can personally look into your account.

  5. Troy says

    When will MZ realize that people are losing interest as more and more daily advances come out? The rate of experienced players dropping is crazy. Soon it will only be a few big spenders left and the rest of us under 30 shields waiting to catch up. Been playing over 4 years and i sad that they are RUINING our game. The just need to slow down the maddness, New day releases everyday is just stupid.

  6. George says

    I have read somewhere that MZ have actually scrapped the Nerf after the introduction of T9 troops, do you know if that is correct?

  7. SquashBana says

    Hey, darkthorne what building ratios do you suggest in urban plots of course?

  8. Prevail says

    hello, darkthrone thank you so much for your advice.. do you have a facebook
    ? i recenty deleted my line but i will make another one if it will help me get such great advice. before i destroy all my baracks and make hospitals …..should i at least do 50-50 baracks and hospitals or destroy all of my baracks…

  9. Citchy says

    Thanks for the info!

  10. CynQ says

    THANK YOU for the update. The new releases have been coming so fast that the blogs such as this one (which is my favorite btw) can’t keep up. I feel like I have been flying blind. The info in this update is basically confirming what I already suspected about the different elements of defense but that confirmation is valuable to me. I really wasn’t sure. My only wish now is for your continued analyses of new gear sets compared to other latest gears. The general consensus seems to be that whatever is latest is best, but when it comes to defense I have not always been so sure. Comparing stats is not always so cut-and-dry. The defense stats of a new gear set might be better in one area but worse in another.

  11. C-notes says

    How can I cap heroes off solos are what troops should I have?

  12. John Albert says

    Or even all buildings boosted for resolute defense?

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      For defense, for sure. For attack I like onslaught attack or rally attack.

  13. John Albert says

    Ok I have look everywhere and cannot find a answer to 1 question that %100 of everyone asked cannot answer so if anyone in the world could answer what is the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEGION DEFENSE AND TROOP/TROOP TYPE DEFENSE??? In the new building boosts, boost level 41 you can have 5.4trillion legion defense or 5.4 troop type defense if you have 3 buildings with all 3 being 5.4trillion legion defense is that or is that not better than each of the 3 building being 1 of each troop type defense as in 1 building calvary defense 5.4tril, 1 buildig infantry defense 5.4tril, and 1 building ranged defense 5.4tril wouldnt all 3 buildings having 5.4 legion defense be better??

    1. Carl says

      Troop and troop type defence applies to those specific troops types. When you add traps to a march it becomes “legion.”

  14. HELLRAISR56 says

    this advice to use the Cereal an is out of date in the last Merge war I survived 3 rallies with the wind drake without losing my hero one time wearing 0 daggers or any rings added to this gear set Titan Overlord. I capped both of the other 2 monsters without llosing a single troop/traps

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Thank you for the update.

  15. Heather says

    I have 6.7 kt troops total, from t5-t8 including siege, 10:1 ratio from tier to tier starting at 500T (each t5) and ending with 50b (each t8). At the moment I have no traps, but have considered going with either t4 or t5. I read your response to Arthur about the relatively low number of traps compared to the high numbers of t5 troops and whether traps are even effective at that point.

    First thing I’d like is to make sure I understand you correctly. Because trap capacity is at 103b, and since I have a total of 4.5kt t5 troops, using t4 traps would pretty much be pointless. Is that right?

    The other question I have is about being a health trap. I have one barracks, two villas (one for t2 resources, one for t3 resources), and the rest hospitals with a capacity of 113T. Hospitals and all other regular buildings are at level 41. My hero is 130 and I’m VIP 80.

    Are my hospitals and other health boosts (yes, my altar is boosted for health) sufficient to withstand the current rally size?

    Last question. I have both cerulean (with or without fully powered super kunai, leveled to 125 and powered to 35) and slayer (leveled to 26, variably powered from 30-50). Is Cerulean still the better defense set? Should I use super kunai or no?

  16. Arthur J Edwards Jr says

    For my City Defense, I currently have about 90% Tier 5 Troops, mixed. The remaining 10% are spread, in descending pyramidal order, over Tier 6, Tier 7, and Tier 8.

    I am wondering what Traps I should build. My trap capacity is 103 billion. I currently have about 90 billion Tier 4 Traps, and the rest are Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7.

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      In your case, you want tier 4 traps to protect all higher troop tiers. If your stronghold is built correctly, you’ll lose no troops or traps. However, if some get through you only lose some t4 traps.

      Extra notes:

      Traps for defense, only benefit your stronghold when they do the fighting. Game of War works on a tier order system of combat. The lowest tiers battle first and losses result from those tiers. You won’t lose any higher tier troop until lower tiers are all killed or wounded.

      So, for traps to benefit you must place them ahead and alongside your lowest tier troops. If you want zero troop casualties, then maximize your lowest tier traps. However, I’ve recently began placing two tiers of traps. One tier is ahead of my lowest troops and the other tier along with my troops.

      However, look at how many troops you have compared to the trap wall. Its hard to say if that ratio even really benefits the stronghold in minimizing losses.

      So, I usually just use my traps for rallying. I don’t keep a wall of much of anything except some Wild bricks.

      1. Arthur J. Edwards, Jr. says

        Thank you for the quick and insightful response!

  17. Dom says

    Cerulean knight, hero 130, VIP 90, trillions in assorted troops from t4-t8, maxed research and I get zeroed in one solo hit. Defense gear does nothing.

  18. John says

    Hi Dark. How would a sh41 (all buildings maxed, but barracks instead of hospitals) VIP 65 fair with using a maxed (both gear set and pieces) cerulian set versus a maxed piece and lvl 25 gear set AWS set. Would it be better to use the cerulian until I can get the AWS maxed out? I’m using lvl 24 mythical lib gems in both sets and the new Titan runes in both sets weapon rune slots. Would be much appreciated for the advice. Hellblazer.

    1. John says

      Oh, and full maxed research in every single thing. I’m thinking about switching to a trap.

    2. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      At VIP 65 you gain 1.25 T resolute defense. That is all you would need at that point, plus a decent sized army. My friend was capping people at 13 KT heroless but burned once so went to 25 KT heroless, caps everything.

  19. Carl Hall says

    What wall trap setup are you sugggesting to go with this setup?

  20. Carl says

    What wall trap setup are you advising to go with this?

  21. Confused says

    So if changing to hospital is the new good thing again are traps giving up capping? If so, this is a points for kvk only idea??

  22. Aron G says

    Defense Annihilation AFFECTS resolute defense! Do not rely on Resolute Defense if the attacker has a lot of Defense Annihilation, especially enough to fully overcome your Resolute Defense.

    Have you run any experiements to back up your statement that “Resolute Defense is untouchable even by Defense Annihilation”?

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Yes.

    2. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      At stronghold 35, no player could stop 41 Top hero, top VIP. But at sh 36 the one shots stopped. Most of these 36 players simply added barracks. Notice the Barracks add significant resolute defense. We noticed we could no longer one shot zero 36. What made 36 so much tougher? Was it all the defense increase? nope still debuffed by our DD and DA of 20 B each. So, is it health? I looked and the guy still had barracks. He didn’t get one shot zeroed but he is hurting pretty bad. Explanation is: Resolute Defense was not debuffed by DA. DA lowers remaining defense. Seeing how resolute defense is never debuffed it doesn’t fall into that class of “remaining defense.” Also, the battle reports suggest as well, that Resolute Defense was the safety net against one shot zero.

      Next, I studied what adding significant health to the resolute defense would do. From those studies this article was written.

  23. Gow is Dead says

    This of course only works until Ctesse comes around with her T9 and solo zeroes you in one hit game of war is dead

  24. Dracul
    Dracul says

    My alliance just did that few minutes ago (target zeroed in one shot ! with 3 kunai or even 2 rings) and I just collected 300% on kills … I’m happy about it but not the other side..

  25. Dracul
    Dracul says

    I believe Nemesis gear is no longer formidable defense gear as of now. It got burned and zeroed so some of my alliance members had to raise shield.

    World Slayer gear is causing rampant carnage across kingdoms.. is MZ going to release a counter defensive gear prior to KVK on the weekend ?

  26. DsBerryton says

    Great article. Very informative, as usual.

    Thanks

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Much appreciated… update coming soon! If uncertain of your build post SH 40 I recommend a shield. We have one shot zeroed nearly 30 players since the drop. That means we set a rally and destroy all their troop and trap power.

  27. Blu3yes (Nickie) says

    Im confused about the daggers. I am using this gear. I have burned solo in this gear. I had full 7 piece set on. I switched to 2 daggers and I’m still burning. Im using lvl 14 gems. My gear is maxed 100. Only thing i can think of is my skill tree. How do you have yours set up?

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      You need 3 daggers now.But also you need a good base of Defense with it. You need at least 2 billion defense with 3 daggers to survive the amazing attack of rally leaders now!

  28. Steve says

    How does the athena ring play into the nemesis gear if you place two of them on the set? You still have the 5 piece bonus. In your opinion dies this hamper the set?

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Its not good for defense. You gain 8 m defense with each ring. Full Nemesis or 5 pc with a dagger or two is much superior to rings. As a rally leader, I seek out rings to set a rally on.

  29. Casey Jones says

    I was hit back to back with two rallys and capped both heros..No boosts or blessings…

  30. LightsDwnLow says

    This new gear is insane with the use of 2 daggers. I was capping 1.3B+ rallies at merge event with 0 traps lost an im under 12kt hero 99. Before merge i was capping maxed out players with hero 107+ at 3.7kt with only 300 bricks lost.

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Yes, it is good stuff. 🙂

      1. Bam says

        Can i get help with the t-4 t-5 t-6 t-7 ratio ?

  31. Levy121 says

    No gear is solid .. the game is flawed when a player who has spent a lot of money on the game has the latest gear and over 100kt power is zeroed within two minutes. And you will find that since l have posted this there will be a number of other players in the same position. No game is worth spending hundreds or maybe thousands just to be zeroed in such a way. Serious problems with MZ.

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      101 is unburnable if set up properly. It cost 1 pack.

      1. Carl Hall says

        What are you basic suggestions to be set up correctly as you say please?

        1. Darkthorne
          Darkthorne says

          Mythical Liberator Gem Set

          Mythic Flawless Runes

          Skills Set to Defense – skill only the minimum down to the very best skill you desire at the very deepest parts of the tree. Next, work your back up maximizing each next priority.

          Troop Gear Levels

          Research Sockets

          Boost your the gear with the Gear Workshop to a desired level. The higher the level the less attractive you become as a target. However, I recommend hiding this setup and using a baiting gear that is strong enough to withstand a solo.

          1. Carl Hall says

            Thanks

    2. ToNyWaR says

      True l was zeroed yesterday and before that l take a hit with 3 kunaii no blessing l pass in the night bannng zeroed the same quantity zeroed thanks MZ quit

  32. Sia says

    Any suggestions on trap when someone rallying with max account ?? Trapper are getting weak with new updates 75m rally plus traps , pantheon lvl 30 n VIP 45 SH 30???? I am sh 30 but lacking which troops should I build n how many and which gem needs to be embedded to cap the hero with max account now a days ????

  33. Gilbert says

    I’m at 833 billion power , I have. 23 billion troops , i have lycan set . I did the. Nerf test and I averaged a 14 .woukd I be able to take a solo or rally hit . I have t4/t2 ratio , I do have. Do have tiers 5 and 6 .and is lycan good with complete set or should I use lycan set with kunai daggers . I posted earlier ,,but don’t know what happen to my post .darkthorne if u can’t give insight please .

  34. Gilbert says

    I have the lycan set, I am at 833 billion power and I did the nerf test and im at average 14 . Which is above 10 .my question is to take rally should I use complete lycan or do I add kunai daggers . And how big of a player can I take a solo or rally from .or if so can I handle a solo or rally .my question is for darkthorne . Thanks

  35. KillerZ says

    Please update this for Lycan Gear and new defense gem set.

  36. tpygal says

    I need some help. I am currently a lvl 65 hero with sh26.
    1) Is the best permanent gear to use for rally trap now jiao dragon if troop size is above 30 billion?
    2) With pantheon and archaeology hall, stronghold 30 and vip 35 maxed (i.e. adding more attack) what does a rally trap need to change to be able to counter them and withstand a 50mil troop attack?
    3) Is it still advisable to have t2 troops or to promote them to t3 and have a t3/t4 troop instead?

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      It depends what kind of trap you wish to play. Kunai are still very strong items if you can use your remaining slots to achieve a defense that is high enough not to be debuffed.

      The most important thing for traps at the moment is good research. Gear is less of importance now. You can offset the need for research by training massive armies. 30 Billion troops is plenty to take a rally with but you need to take advantage of additional tier bonuses from T5 research.

      Have you a report of a recent rally you’ve taken to see a starting point for your account?

      1. tpygal says

        HI Darkthorne. Thank you for the reply. The recent rally report I have is 38.6mil t5 troop of one type. I have yet to get hit by a full rally of 50mil so I am not too sure if I am able to withstand that. I currently use skeleton king as my defense gear. I have researched tier bonus but have yet to start on the new gem set and runes trees. I am a mixed trap as I like to train all my troops evenly. I would like to get solo hits but due to size I usually get rallied than solo. What should I do?

    2. Matthew Sanford says

      Hey if you are 1.9 trill or under ouy will get burned in jaio

  37. Joel says

    I would definitely like to chat with Navi or Darkthorne about traps and current GOW Max researched 50mill rallies Email me

  38. Casey says

    Article posted on February 1, 2017

    Subject: The Best Permanent Gear for a Rally Trap

    “Currently, the best regular gear set for taking a rally is the Anniversary Colossus Set.”

    REALLY?

    Seriously outdated! Plz fix.

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Sure, in your opinion what is the best permanent gear to take a rally in?

  39. Booster Less says

    I’ve given up on mixed gear to trap. I’m now just under 500 million and trap using prospectors or research gear with Aegis gem sets. Seems to work ok and I just get level 75 heros mainly. With 30 billion t2 I can take most solos. I change name , alliance etc 2 or 3 times a day. I have a base alliance that I go to. New rune and SH post 26 will mean more troops. I’m now VIP 30 plus sh 26. I will raise SH to 29

    1. John says

      Booster Less, I was wondering how your trap was holding up with what you have posted above? Do you use any T4 or T5? Thanks. Also do you execute or release your cap’d hero’s?

  40. Booster Less says

    Well, 20 million sized rally. My combination of Glacier helm, imperial mantle, glacier feet, frost weapon, 1 kuniochi, 1 barbarian spear and frost gloves are gonna be tested. troop defence at 6000. helped by gem tree completion and aegis gem sets. I’ve increased t2 regular size to 1.6bn each and will be pushing 120-130billion in size. Maybe more troops. we shall see in kvk.

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Let us know how it goes!

  41. Peter says

    I’m thinking of replacing the Imperial Mantle with the Obsidian Knight Battleplate. Thoughts?

  42. Jamie says

    Page needs updated, several new sets out. Skeleton King and Obsidian Knight are two that I’d really like to see info on. Also just to better clarify you mean guy mention which sets were considered. That way in a couple months when someone comes across this page they can easily tell that the next defense set wasn’t considered when decidingwhich is best defense set.

  43. Booster less says

    I cap 8 million rallies. Don’t Burn. Loose few troops dependant on core.Troop loss can be 2 million t2 down to no troop loss just some t1 traps and I do not boost ever. Just anti scout. I sit and watch only 🙂
    Set up is Cockatrice helmet, Imperial mantle Armour, Shogun winter kegutsu boots, Haunted Kuni machete , two Kuni daggers and Barbarian Spear. 160 billion troops t2 and t4 at 12:1 ratio. No wilds. My size 29 billion.
    My gear gets people to hit me in rallies which is the objective as they think they have a chance to zero me. Use ten shadow gems, 5 defence gems, 4 elite defence gems, rest are gem of honour. Vip 22. Hero 65.

    1. Booster less says

      whoops 8 billion

    2. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Thats awesome Booster less 🙂

      1. Boosterless says

        Thanks.I now don’t shield and have set up two level 15 accounts to sacrifice in rotation to get the 68% altar boost.its a pity that all the rally heros have to hemlock before I wake up.

        1. Grimmeo says

          what is your troops def?

          1. Booster less says

            News. BURNING. All my gear now burns when attacked by Level 70 , Full rally with the new boosts and research. Thats The Kuni , Frost and Imperial Mix. Therefore I’ve now put on 30 day shields to think about whether I wish to continue playing.
            Ive tried all other mixes of gear with and without Kuni and they still burn.
            Sad day for rally traps and players trapping below 35 bill power.
            Any suggestions welcome.

          2. Darkthorne
            Darkthorne says

            Add more troops but pay close attention to nerf limits.

    3. Woodhead says

      Please explain how you can have 160 billion troops and only be at 29 billion power. That doesn’t seem to add up to me.

      1. Darkthorne
        Darkthorne says

        Hmm, that is backwards maybe. 160 billion power and 29 billion troops. Even reversed that difficult to obtain without nerf lol.

  44. Konte says

    Maybe anyone knows why this became so glitchy/bugy after update ( 03/10/2016 ) ??? All I see is messed up game buttons ( code_build22 ) and other stuff…I cant even see cordinates…tried to reinstall the game, soft reset my phone, cleae cache and stuff but nothing helped

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Have you cleared this up yet? Thats rough.

      1. Konte says

        Yes…I just needed to change my language settings…somehow it changes back after several hours ( from english to lithuanian ) but nothing bad in particular

  45. Gurkha Sons says

    My buddy tested for the same core with Frostlords Will, Imperial Mantle, Imperial Greaves, Frostlord Shatter Star, Frostlord Wielder and 2 Kinoichi Kunai took rally with no boost and he burnt but barely 8.5m t2 loss, but with 75% defense boost he capped the hero.

  46. Gurkha Sons says

    The use of Kunai in colossus is actually pretty devastating. We tested it in k426. A fully researched account with maxed powered up Bacchus core set with all defense debuff gem set rallied me, and I had full colossus but replaced one accessory with kunai and no any additional boost, and I lost 45m t2. When I replaced with full set colossus, I had 15m t2 loss. But when I used 75% defense boost, on full colossus, I capped the hero with just 14k t2 in hospital. My colossus contains just defense gem, shadow gem, gem of honor and elite defense gems.

  47. Kat says

    Hey! Just wondering if there could possibly be an update to this… since there is now the SH24, Hero lvl 65 and all those “wonderful” orb boosts? A month ago I could eat a Nike rally, yesterday I couldn’t. It was quite painful.

    1. Darkthorne
      Darkthorne says

      Yes, trap articles all need updated to reflect all the new boosts to rally leaders!

      1. JGC says

        The answer is Colossus. Done.

  48. […] defense debuff is what concerns you then you can use two Kinoichi Kunai and still have plenty of defense with this set.  However, the full set will be difficult to debuff […]

  49. Jake says

    IF you can take the hit then you want gear which is nothing but defense an health. You also want to setup your hero tree that way as well and stop worrying about debuff. Debuff is useless now days if you have enough troops to take the hit.

    1. MZ Lover says

      Easy for you to say when you have over 1 billion troops in your SH. What’s the point in playing if all you’re doing is making reg troops to counter new cores?!

  50. shreddd says

    Needs an update. Full set Golden Shogun is ridiculous, and I’ve heard a lot of good about the new Paladin set as well.

    1. Matthew Phillips says

      The frost lord set with the imperial mantel, greaves, and Kinoichi Kunai pieces give and overall defense of 3500. The Golden Shogun only gives 1500.

  51. […] was able to cap the hero with just a couple million T2 losses in my Normal Gear Rally Trap I […]

  52. altergod388 says

    Hey moderator, sorry, attached wrong SS, here ya go

  53. Jonathan J says

    This is my favorite article, I’m glad to see it being updated with all the recent gear releases since the first time this was published.

    1. Navi
      Navi says

      Heck yea! Got a another updated that just released today!

  54. Brian says

    You’d be surprised what these bigs would hit. The last kvk I had two rallies called at once one canceled one did hit. I was in full set of imperial he lost big in points and he was wearing poseidon ate his whole march but I didn’t get his hero…..next time. Big egos big gear

  55. Sir Tater says

    So, if you are not a rally trap (size = 25 billion) would it be better to use the above gear when unshielded or a full set of frostlord?

    1. herpyDerpy says

      How much research done? What’s your troop count look like? What’s stats on current frostlord set? Gems? etc. There’s not a once answer fits all in this game. A lot of variables have to be taken into account.

      1. Sir Tater says

        Research is done to the point it got insane (largest march sizes, debuffs in the wild tree, etc.). 450 million t4 divided evenly among the 9 types (reg, strat, wild // inf, cav range)….50 million of each. Defense is around 3400 in the frostlord gear. Gems are defense, shadow, some bulwark and some hallows.

        If I go with a mixed set, substituting the imperial dragon armor and foot pieces, along with 1 frostlord and 2 kunai accessories (I can’t make a barbarian accessory yet) I get 3040 defense in addition to the defense debuff resistance added by the kunai. This would seem to be the better choice for regular gear defense.

  56. Myehsa says

    What about a 5 piece Golden Shogun with 2 Kunai? Should I gem it for defense and attack or Attack Debuff?

    1. Club says

      Go all defense and attack debuff only.

  57. MeBiteU
    MeBiteU says

    Thanks Navi for this article. I’m working on my gear, guess need to add/try imperial tho.

    I wanted to ask.. I’m playing GoW on PC and I’m having this keyboard problem with both Nox and BlueStacks. It was better on the old version of BS but not after the update. If anyone is playing on PC and can type there lol please help me 🙂

    1. MITZA
      MITZA says

      M~ O~
      I play on PC and use Nox… is much better than Bluestacks. To use keyboard without problems go to Settings –> Language & Input –> Default –> Hardware set it to OFF
      Keep in mind that you need to do this every time you restart Nox. Hope this will help you.
      P.S.: i have installed KK Keyboard to use emoji

  58. Doug says

    This article KIND of made sense a couple of months ago. Now you absolutely cannot take rallies without being cored unless you are at LEAST 5 Bil, but even though you will probably still burn. New sets, especially zeus, just too powerful

    1. The Joker K2
      The Joker K2 says

      as a 2.9b i could almost beat zeus rallies (with cores)…. i took rallies frmo 42 b players and 20b players etc and was only a few 100k away from winning and i was full t3/t4 so i doubt a 5b player with a brain and cores could burn….(atleast eh should not burn)

      1. Lost Soul says

        My little trap has been winning hugely on power against zeus rallies in its regular gear since 1.8 billion, it only has to use a single core to beat poseidon and ares at 3.9 billion power, and I have seen smaller win in full regular gear. Traps that burn at higher ranges generally do so because they have more research power than needed which limits their troop set up, and because they have just copied the gear of another trap or went for a full set without knowing whether that gear works for the set up they have.

      2. herpyDerpy says

        lol Ok so you’re taking rallies from someone that might be halfway done with research. Guarantee max research (me) plus zeus would eat your 2.9b account even with cores and would still win by a lot.

        The power/size of an attacker doesn’t mean much if you don’t know their research. My trap has taken hits from 10-400b players. I’ve eaten plenty of rallies with and without cores. Find a good player in the game and I guarantee it will open your eyes.

        1. Jonathan J says

          herpyDerpy what kingdom are you in… I’d just like to watch a few battles to be honest.

          I’m in 665 Adela not much action ( although I’m too small to be involved anyway lol ).

          Your comment made me think of back in Febr. an outlander visited the kingdom and guys were in KC saying how they couldn’t be burned. So the guy posted some coords and said I’ll burn you and anyone else. He was 58B so they started testing. He burned 2 with solo hits then they re-skilled and asked for rally. Burned them there too. 64B guy who’s big into custom cores ask to be rallied. So 58B pulled out his custom core too. Burnt him as well. Then the guy said you know this is my small account. He brought in 112B account lol

  59. […] power range that are going unused during kill events. Many of them could be converted into a rally trap that could churn out more points than most rally leaders can produce. My 1.2 billion power rally […]

  60. Hairy Tee says

    I would define a Mini Rally Trap as one being in the 850M to 995M power range. It uses no cores and is very basic and simple. It has minimal research and simply uses the best Reg Gear and a LOT of troops. When set up properly for KVK, Mini Rally Traps will most often eat entire 3M march rallies while only losing T1 or T2 troops and thus, score big in KVK points while only giving up very little KVK points. The more common rally trap is in the 1.5B to 2B power range and uses cores.

    1. herpyDerpy says

      can’t even get by as a solo trap with that anymore unless someone with little research is attacking you.

  61. […] power range that are going unused during kill events.  Many of them could be converted into a rally trap that could churn out more points than most rally leaders can produce.  My rally trap that is 1.2 […]

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  71. Jessica says

    What is considered a mini rally trap?

    1. Mr. Shooter says

      I would like to know this as well

  72. Franklin says

    Any idea on how to rank the sets for defending against a rally? Frostlord, obviously first, but then Xena/Sam/Hearth all seem very close.

  73. Skeps says

    How would one gem this set up?

    1. Jessica says

      I would think the same as always, gem to what the gear is

  74. Magnus says

    I can’t imagine too many people hitting someone decked out in frostlord gear.

    1. Polo says

      You dont you should be trapping in economy gear and using pre-set too switch at the last second. Or

    2. Navi
      Navi says

      bait them in with research or monster gear.

      1. ThatRudeGuy says

        That leaves you vulnerable to Core Solos ,depending on size of rally trap

        Top player in KE recently said something profound : I would rather hit a 2B Rally Trap baiting in Magisters then an 200m in Haunted

        Btw , are you going to add a recommendation for Rally Defense Core stats like you do for Attack Cores (custom)?

      2. Churchill says

        Hi chad ,great stuff on regular gear on rally trap ,any chance of a room or something to compare reg gear for rally trap eg why heathflame kindle and why not all frostlord or why aegis X3 and not something else ,hope more can come from this post as a avid fan

  75. Lea says

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    1. BuckeyeBattler says

      Must be an old German proverb.

  76. […] that setup and good reg attack gear he eats most 3m rallies and only loses T1. Regular gear requirements are 850 attack, 1,400 defense, […]

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