Am I Safe in Game of War?

Am I safe in Game of War

Am I safe? It’s a question that everyone asks us often. However, it is honestly a difficult question to answer. We can tell you what troops to build and how to build a strong base. We can give you numbers and help strategize with you about how much you need of what, but this is Game of War.

And just like any other war, it is constantly changing. Two days ago I was capping rallies with my hero out and today if I unshield in my best gear, I am a solo zero. So how do we quantify safe in this crazy game?

Note: This article was last updated on 10/11/17. With the current pace of the game it's possible that this article will be outdated in a few days or less, BEWARE! Do you best to understand the math and strategy behind this article so that you can regularly update your trap on your own knowledge in the future.

Right now the answer to that question for most is, No. Go pick up your blue shield and train more troops or wait until you can get more stats. And as we all know stats come at a price and eventually you run out of RSS or speeds.

There is so much more than the proper build to whether or not you are safe. Honestly, I shield my account every night, no matter what. Even if I can cap everyone from the Wal-mart lead in my Kingdom to the maxed Ctesse or Giggle TX.

Here’s why this game is always changing. It used to be that we all knew exactly what time the newest release would be. We would wait and speculate together what was coming next. However, over the past weeks multiple times we have been surprised with releases at unusual times. Players are caught off guard and wake up to a zeroed account.

So are you safe? Probably not. When in the space of hours the biggest players begin to burn then definitely not. This is war and is anyone ever truly safe in a war?

So How do you protect yourself?

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. Always Shield - You can have the most troops in the game but what we have learned is it does not matter. You can go from invincible to zeroed in moments. What we saw today was that every king in every kingdom ended up zeroed. They are unable to shield and therefore when the attack was multiplied to huge levels they were not protected.
    2. Be Aware - When new releases come out, know and understand what the stats offer and how does it affect the current scenario. One of the things we heard when runes and gems were released was that there was a glitch. People were getting one hit zeroed and the biggest players were not safe! However, this was not a glitch. What was not accounted for was the huge amount of attack that was released with this. On top of new gear levels, players equipped with these items became a force to be reckoned with.
    3. Educate Yourself - Know and understand what the stats are for, what they mean, what they do and what you need. Stats can be very difficult. They are constantly changing and unfortunately, there’s not a guide to stats released. So many times we don’t know for sure beyond testing so we do it ourselves. However, there is a wealth of information out there and people who are willing to help you learn (i.e. us here your real tips team)!
    4. Ask Questions - People get worried that if they ask questions they appear stupid. Here’s the thing, you look dumber if you do not ask! If something confuses you, it’s better to ask before you lose all your troop and waste a lot of money! Even I do not always know everything. That’s why we exist within a community so we can help each other and support each other.
    5. Keep An Eye on the Little Things - Often there are so many little things that contribute to our success within the game. From runes to 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!

So what makes me safe today?

A lot has changed in the last 48 hours. First, you had gear level up to level 2000 which added a lot of attack. Then we had new gems and runes. The gems are insane the amount of attack that is added. People were being 1 hit zeroed that even Leads had to shield. There seemed to be no answer except add troops or shield. So for today if you wanna be safe the new Divine Leviathan Defender’s Axe banner is the absolute best way. Max RD was 115MTish and the new banner adds 500MT!!!!!!! That isn't just something nice to have. This is a MUST!!!! Building boost also have been increased to level 200. You can check out our building boost and best banners article here.

Now for troop count. I am seeing a lot of people saying it needs to be 20ttt-30ttt power but personally I capped sh225, hero 325 63T t18 rally with 1.5ttt troops (I am only 15ttt power)  It wasn't just a one and done. I'm talking 30-40 Heros. Soloes and rallies from all different sizes. So for right now, I recommend between 1.3ttt-1.7ttt troops. T2/t4 set up.  11:1 ratio. My t2 are even split but no strat. Only reg and wild. (***THAT'S WITH THE NEW BANNER*** )

These numbers were tested against new attack gear.
This will keep you safe for now as long as you have a very strong setup. I will update the troop part of this as new releases come out. That way we can all stay a little safer.

So are you safe? It depends on the day. The war is constantly changing. Stay on Guard!

Build Guide 

This article is not meant to be a trap guide but will help those players in building one.  Traps are players who appear weak, but actually perform very well.

Here are some of the recent articles that help you to be safe in Game of War:

Trapping 101: The Fundamentals

The Art of Bait Trapping

The Gladiator Skill Tree

Avatars - More Than Just Looks

More recent guides will be posted here so check them out frequently.

So let's jump into what is needed to avoid being zeroed in Game of War. What's safe now?


Currently the best defense gear is Radiant Marksman. There are three options of accessories to use with this gear. This gear offers increased defense stats and also provides DDR and DAR. For more information Check out our article on Radiant Marksmen!

Note: Don’t forget your runes and gems. Check our Runes and Gems guides for the current up to date best ones.

Hero Level

Currently Hero Levels go up to 300. Hero levels provide good increases in defense when well skilled. 

See Hero Level article for more detailed information!


VIP has provided massive increases in stats over the past week and can now go to level 450 which is very important and a must have. It is a stat that is innate without your hero which is essential for those Heroless hits.

Troop Makeup

Currently, a lot of players worry that T2 are dead. This is not true but you do need a solid build to utilize them. When utilizing T2, you also have to layer troops correctly and not allow yourself to become nerfed. If you don’t have enough T2 and you need massive quantities at this time will burn badly.

T4 builds are also common right now because they allow people to take somewhat less damage with hits, however, it does increase your power more quickly.

Hint: if you’re wanting to take Heroless hits, build an infantry shield. See our Rally Lead Trap article for more information! And for you trappers check out the art of baiting when you’re ready!


Banners make a huge difference! Currently, the Divine Leviathan Defender's Axe Banner has 500MT Resolute Defense. This is a must-have!

Check out our Banners Selection Guide for the updated best Banners for each category.


Don’t forget to craft and equip the latest potion, the Rejuvenator Potion!

Rejuvenator Potion


Research is of utmost importance. There are huge defense boosts research! Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen this in Dungeon Research and T15 through T17 Research. Research is the hidden power of a strong account. My recommendation is to keep your research as maxed as possible! 

Safety Test

So you've got your build done. Now you're ready to drop that shield and donate troops. First, ask the best rally leader in your alliance for a solo without hero.  Send them your coordinates.  It's best if its away from any action or enemies 😉

Steps to Testing

  1. Find a trusted and strong rally leader. Ask for a test.  Send them your cords and go to step 2.
  2. Have your friend attack you solo without hero first. If you burn, stop and adjust. Otherwise to go step 3.
  3. Next solo with hero. Burn, stop, else go to step 4. If you cap then its time for a rally perhaps.
  4. Rally time. The difference in troop size between solo and rally is huge now.  So, it may be wise to take a half full rally first. Then a full one. Go to step 5.
  5. You've survived every step to this point. Its time to get out there and start mixing it up. You've shown you can take a solo, a rally, so go out there and stomp enemies.

Game of war is forever changing! With new gear and stats coming out there is always a need to adjust, always test and be sure to shield if you’re offline!

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

  2. 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.

    • 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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…

  7. Thanks for the info!

  8. 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.

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

  10. Or even all buildings boosted for resolute defense?

  11. 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??

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

  12. 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

  13. 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?

  14. Arthur J Edwards Jr

    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.

    • 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    • 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.

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

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

  19. 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??

  20. 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”?

    • 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.

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

  22. 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..

  23. 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 ?

  24. Great article. Very informative, as usual.


    • 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.

  25. Blu3yes (Nickie)

    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?

    • 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!

  26. 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?

    • 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.

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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 ????

  31. 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 .

  32. 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

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

  34. 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?

    • 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?

      • 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?

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

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

  36. 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.”


    Seriously outdated! Plz fix.

  37. 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

    • 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?

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

    • 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?!

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

    • Matthew Phillips

      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.

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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… time. Big egos big gear

  51. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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.

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

  53. 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 🙂

    • 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

  54. 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

    • 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)

      • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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

  55. 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.

  56. What is considered a mini rally trap?

  57. 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.

  58. How would one gem this set up?

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

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

    • bait them in with research or monster gear.

      • 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)?

      • 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

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