Remember when Agile Duelist dropped? It was touted as the newest speed gear but it wasn’t long before it was discovered that this gear also worked well for defense. Players were more likely to use it than the current defense gear.
Now Game of War has given us the Barbarian King Attack Set.. but is this just for attack? We decided to take a closer look at this gear and discovered that there was a large amount of defense in it. However, there was one problem, when equipping a full set of Barbarian King Attack Gear we discovered that our Defense Debuff Resistance (DDR) and Defense Annihilation Resistance (DAR) drastically decreased. So we got creative!
9/30 Update (Barbarian King Gear w/ Horns)
Yet again, there was another attack gear drop without sight of defense gear yet.. Or was there? In the release there’s a new accessory for Divine Barbarian King with both defense and attack stats, the horns. What was not implicitly stated with this release was whether or not these horns contained DDR or DAR.
So we equipped and checked it out! And guess what they do! With the horns you get increased type defense, troop defense, and legion defense. Resolute defense remains the same both in the ultimate with bracers and the Divine with Horns.
You also maintain your DAR and DDR. The stats look great! So we put it to the test!
The Defense Test
Please remember that in order for this test to be accurate and valid, the target had to not only be the same but also had to burn to show the difference! In addition, our target rebuilt troops to the same amount between hits for accuracy! The only change between hits was the gear.
First Hit in Ultimate Barbarian with Bracers:
Second Hit in Divine Barbarian with Horns:
Switching to Divine Barbarian with horns made a huge difference! Our target lost 7TT less troops!
So toss out the bracers and Toot your Horn!! Divine Barbarian with Horns is the king of defense for now!
Many Thanks to our Friend Saz for being our Crash Dummy for tests and sacrificing her troops to Science!!!
9/21 Update (Barbarian King Gear w/ Bracers)
If you look in your gear workshop in Set Gear Leveling, Ultimate Barbarian King and Harbingers are listed in the same gear slot. This means that Ultimate Barbarian King receives the same set bonus as Harbingers. So we paired our Ultimate Barbarian King Gear with three bracers. This allowed us to keep the set bonus. When pairing bracers with the other sets such as the divine set, bonus was lost.
By pairing the bracers with the Ultimate Barbarian King we were able to not only maintain our set bonus but also an increase in defense stats. Take a look at the stats with me!
Barbarian King vs. Harbinger Def Gear - Which is better?
If you look at the two gears, some type defense is lost with using Barbarian King. However, there is an increase in Overall Troop Defense and all other stats stay the same.
The Defense Test
The next thing we wanted to do was test this gear out! We took one hit in Harbingers and one hit in Barbarian!
Hit in Barbarian King Gear:
Hit in Harbinger Gear:
There was over 1 TT less lost when taking the hit in Barbarian, by increasing our troop count we were able to compensate for the extra attack the lead player has and we have been successfully capping hits in this gear!