Enemies surrounded Jericho but no one could pass the walls to defeat the city! The walls of Jericho were infallible. The only thing that could get past them were divine forces. Stop your enemies at your walls with a superior City set up.
- City build
- Makeover Guide
“We Shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill
Get ready to Shape your stronghold with your building levels. Levels are now available to 375. However, there is a strategy to how you build. Let’s take a look. From the exterior to the interior, what’s important?
Let's look at the strategy to leveling up your Stronghold and how to decide whether to max your buildings or wait.
Attack and Wonder
If you are an attack and wonder player you definitely want to be as max as possible on your building levels. These building levels will increase your stats and march size. You want to be the most feared anyways so level up that building.
On the defense side, higher level buildings give more defense. However, they may seem minor in most cases. So if you are aiming for max defense stats, build away. However, as traps know many times we get more attention by not maxing our building levels. There are places you can compensate for the stats lost by not doing this. So really it’s up to your style but not as necessary on the defense side. For other ways to stay safe check out the Am I Safe? article for a full list of the perfect defense set up.
Inside your Stronghold
What Buildings should you build? Barracks, Villas, or Hospitals… (oh my)
- Villas provide attack, defense debuff, defense, legion defense debuff, onslaught attack, and defense annihilation stats
- Hospitals provide Attack, health, defense, legion defense, and resolute troop defense stats
- Barracks provide attack, defense, legion defense, onslaught attack, resolute defense, and defense annihilation
For our lead and trap, we have chosen hospitals. Not only do hospitals give the same amount of defense as barracks but they also give health and attack stats. We do lose some attack by going with hospitals over villas however, we choose to do this for the extra defense we get when heroless as Villas give less defense than barracks or hospitals. Say you aren’t worried about getting that extra defense or health and you want as much attack as possible, then Villas are definitely the right choice for you.
The buildings you choose to shape your stronghold with will highly influence your outcome in the war. See Home Makeover article for easy steps of re-structuring your city.
Does your city need an extra boost? Your auxiliary buildings serve two functions. One of those is giving massive combat boosts.
What's in the bag??
Sorry, Can't tell you.
Come on!! Tell me!!!
This is how I feel about special buildings, you may never know what's inside the bag (enemy Stronghold), but you are sure it's amazing. It could be nothing at all and an easy target or it could be maxed and your hero is dead. This hidden boost is one of my favorite game contents because it can completely boost your account without anyone knowing. Especially since Stronghold Level and Special Buildings Level don't have to match. This is an easy way to truly hide your stats. As a trap, this is the dream.
These buildings not only increase your stats but have a function as well. Check out what stats each building applies to your city.
Best Banners for Each Category
Banners can be set for defense, attack, or wonder. Below you will find each category and the best banners for each. The awesome thing about banners is now we have a preset where we are able to easily flip between banner sets. This can be utilized for trapping or changing from leading rallies to conquering wonder.
Please Note: New Athena’s Banners do not have 30 day durations, the banner for attack and wonder last only 1 hour and the banner for defense lasts only 1 day.
New banners were released with the Athena Banners that have put Eco Banners back into play. These banners not only help with being able to increase your Athena’s gift every hour but also allow the cost of training of T22 through t24 to be reduced.
So you’ve got the newest gear. You’re excited to set it up and take it out for a spin and you think... Hey, I can just level it up later, right? Wrong!
Check out below the stats of my Barbarian King Gear before visiting my gear workshop.
So then I took a trip to my Gear Workshop, leveled up my gear and improved the quality. Now check out the stats of my Barbarian King Gear.
These functions drastically increased the stats on my gear.
A visit to your gear shop is of the utmost importance. In it, there are three categories that will help make your gear the best of the best.
Power up provides increased stat levels and goes all the way to level 50. When powering up your gear don’t forget to toss on your Power Forged Gear to decrease costs.
Set Gear Leveling
Here you are going to get huge stat increases. This uses different charms for different gears and increases different things based off of what gear you are leveling up. Those eco gears are great to max level to reduce costs. Leveling on other gears provide increased Attack, Defense, Health, and Defense Debuff stats.
This currently goes to level 10 on some gear and level 5 on other gears. Different materials are required based off of what you are improving.
So visit the Gear Workshop first and take that new gear out for a spin. Check out our Gear Article to see the best of the best gear!
The monsters hiding under your bed are not real.. Or are they? Game of War has given us monsters to help us devastate our enemies and turn our coming into their worst nightmare. No longer do your soldiers march on their own but with the powerful force of a monster to accompany them.
Your Monster Lair houses your monsters that boost your march. Activating different monsters provides different stats. Your monster lair can also be upgraded so that it can provide boosts as well.Upgrading it requires Monster Lair Bars and can go to level 300. This is definitely a must-have for leads with current monsters having amazing boosts.
Current monsters are the Reaper, Ghost, and Headless Horseman in honor of Halloween. The monster to look out for is the Reaper, leads with this monster maxed will be the strongest. In addition, a new release just allowed us to take monsters to level 7 adding even more stats for leads.
- Go to Your Monster Lair
- Level up your chosen monster using Monster Badges
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble...
Get your cauldron ready New Potions are here. Potions are very important in Game of war and can be a difference between a burn or cap. Also, remember to craft and equip a new potion every time you level up this building so that new stats apply.
There are different potions for every type of player. Craft a potion that best works for you. The newest potion is the Rejuvenator Potion.This potion has the potential to give some incredible stats.
How do I craft a Potion?
- Skill gear for crafting potions, if you have any luck charms, gem your gear with these
- Put on skilled gear
- Go to Alchemy Lab
- Go to Craft Potions
- Choose Vial
- Choose Ingredients
- Press Craft
How Do I Equip a Potion?
- Put on Potion Gear to Equip for a longer time period
- Go to Alchemy Lab
- Go to Inventory
- Select Desired crafted potion
- Press use
If you don’t have access to a recipe all hope is not lost.
Creating your own Potions
- Go to your Alchemy Lab
- Select Craft Potions
- Then Vial Stats
- Select Your Vial based off your needs
- Go to Ingredients
- Go to Ingredient Stats
- Select Ingredients with Stats based off your needs
- Craft Potion
Building Boosts - Secret Edge
With building boost, you may finally have the edge you are looking for. Building boost don't show up on the scouting reports. And with such a wide variety of boosts to choose from, you can set it up any way you want.
Another advantage I would like to point out is that building boosts apply even without your hero, making heroless traps and rallying the wonder even easier than you thought.
Maximum Building Boosts
Currently, your building boosts can go to 375. NOTE: Luck levels are no longer affected by your Stronghold level. Every player can max building orbs. Check out the possible stats at this level per building.
What has changed in the last few updates is having these stats for Max that take some of the guesswork of boosting these buildings. In addition, previously different buildings provided different stats, but now all buildings provide the same stats. Check out what VIP 850 did for building boosts in our Hero Guide.
This has simplified the process of boosting buildings. Now all you have to do is:
- Boost your luck level to max using VIP Boost Manager
- Boost your building until you receive one of three stats you want (mentioned above)
In the above image, you can see the Rewind Orbs, Time Orbs, Luck, your Current Boost, and Total Boost.
The tooltip explains that you can apply Boosts using Time Orbs to receive Luck XP. Each time you roll, or spend Time Orbs you will increase the Luck XP of the building. The higher your Luck XP the greater the boosts.
Each time you "roll" by spending Time Orbs you will receive a different stat with a different multiplier. With each Time Orb spent to roll different boosts you are granted experience toward your building's Luck level.
Avatar - More than just looks
Wondering where you’re missing stats that everyone else seems to have? It's your Avatar. Now they are not only part of our identity in chat but provide stat increases. The most recent has been the Halloween avatars with some great Defense and Attack Boosts.
However, there are many chat Avatars that can help with boosts too. So how does it work? I’ll walk you through.
Steps to unlocking Avatar Boosts
- Open Chests in Items
- Go to My Items and Special
- Scroll down and click use to open Avatar
- Open all Avatars
- Go to Avatar Collection
- Click Unlock and you’re ready to go!
Home Make Over in just minutes!
No need to sit and destroy buildings and waste all your time and resources (RSS) making a new one. If you want to to change out Barracks to Villa or wish you had more Hospitals, now is the time.
Before, it took way too much time and RSS to do it, so most people were just forced with what they had.
Now, you don't have to worry! Just tear down the buildings you don't need (be sure to leave 1 of each) then instant build all lvl 1's of the new building. Use your instant lvl 90 item, and booom! Home make over complete in less than 5 minutes. It's amazing! So much easier than my last home make over...
The only downside is you will lose your building boosts which isn't that big of an issue since everyone has millions of them. As building levels continue to grow, I am sure we will see more items like this in the future.
If I want to swap out my buildings to be more trap friendly or to be more of a lead style, I will just look for these items and it is as easy as 1,2,3. This is a trick we all will get a lot of use out of. Now the only issue is making up my mind on which buildings I want.