When it comes to Demigod defense, it’s been evolving in Game of War. While many assume that defending is the same as being a trap, it’s simply not true. Trapping is the art of appearing to have a weak account when, in fact, it’s very strong. If you are simply building to defend, you are not worried at all about appearing to have a small account worth hitting. You simply just want to make sure you can fill rallies and drop your shield without the fear of being burned by a solo or rally.
In this article, we will go over what it will take to have a safe build, a basic safe Demigod defense account.
Knowing which stats are important when defending is the most important piece of information to have. This will allow you to guide yourself through gear, hero skills, and other areas such as the Boost Hall with greater ease
Of course, we all know that Demigod defense, attack, and health are the most important. Also important are attack and health debuffs. But remember that those are supporting stats, and they affect the attacking player’s troops and not your own. Any stats that improve your troops are stronger than the stats that affect the incoming troops. Having high debuffs will not save you if you have not made sure your demigod attack and demigod defense and demigod health are as high as you can get them. Right now the demigod defense debuff is around 65k, so you want to push to get your defense above that number.
Another thing to keep in mind is the importance of trap stats. Your traps take the brunt of the hit and are usually the only thing lost in a battle. Make sure you have trap attack, trap defense, and trap health maxed anywhere possible.
Depending on what kind of set up you are using will greatly influence your choice of gear. It also will have a lot to do with which pieces of gear you have leveled up, powered up, and enhanced the farthest.
Because the defense debuff is around 250k, you first want to make sure that you have gear that will get your defense over that DD stat. Then, add in pieces that have a lot of attack to help kill more of the incoming march. Some of the attack pieces will also have attack debuff in them as well, so those are beneficial in more than one way.
Since the release of the new Ancient Gear Sets, it’s now easier than ever to catch up if you missed any of the Champion or Conqueror Set pieces. The new sets, Xena, Executioner, and Samurai, are permanent gear sets that max at legendary (gold). The materials can be obtained through chests in packs, or by completing the Bonus Reanimation Events that reset every hour. The Xena is defense gear, the Executioner Set is solo attack or defense debuff Gear, and the Samurai Gear is for rally attack. Mixing these gear pieces with the Champion and Conqueror sets produce very good results as well. Keep in mind that the Set Bonus comes from the armory. As long as you have a full set in your inventory, you will get the set bonus, no matter if you have the gear equipped or not.
This is a highly debatable subject matter, as well as highly diversified. But keep in mind, your troop build will be directly related to your stats. If you have higher stats that are closer to max, then you can cut your troop count down farther than most. However, if you’re stats are average to below average, you will need extra troops to help you take those hits. Keep in mind, this is a general recommendation for most players to build safe to take hits. We recognize that there are many possibilities to choose from, especially if you like to play different styles, but this is the most general setup recommended to not burn.
Building to Not Burn
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. Currently, you will need at least two billion t5 traps and 500million t5 mythics to not burn for a t7 rally. If you are going up against a notorious maxed account, they may even need more. Many players are also choosing to go all t6 troops to keep power low. This is an expensive build, but very effective. If you have the means to do it, then go for it!
Hero And Hero Skills
Which Hero you use will greatly depend on the levels of the heroes you have open. Just because you have the new Beryl hero will not mean that it’s the best one to use, especially if it’s not level 85 or above. That seemed to be the point at which the Beryl had higher stats than the Blue Knight.
The Valk, Spartan, and Frost heroes have all been updated now as well. Currently, Valk gives better stats at 180 over a maxed Beryl hero.
Like discussed in the Stat section above, you want to first skill your demigod attack, demigod defense, and demigod health. After that attack debuff and health debuff would be important. Finally, make sure you skill the individual type attacks and type defenses.
What About Mercenary and Dragon Realm Stats?
Many ask about the Dragon Realm stats, Whirlpool, Gushing Lava, and Desert Storm. These are actually type stats in themselves. Whirlpool is the same as Waterlord, Gushing Lava is Firelord, and Desert Storm is Thunderlord. These type stats have been tested and are about one fifth the strength of the normal type stats. So unless you have plenty of extra skill points, don’t worry about putting skills in these spots.
Lastly, mercenary skills are also often questioned. We tested multiple times with the berserkers and even having banners that multiplied the berserker stats. None of the RealTips tests showed a change in the outcome when we skilled both mercenary defense and mercenary health. The Mercenary Attack did have a slight kill increase, although priority would definitely go towards Type attack over mercenary attack.
Banners and Gems
Banners and Gems are a great place to add what is missing. If you feel your account needs to kill more incoming troops, then use the banners that have the most attack. If you think you need to save more of your troops from being killed, then stack defense and attack debuff in gems and banners. You can quickly look at the banners and gems at RealTips previous posts on each of these topics!
Check our post on Demigod Gems here
Information about Demigod Banners is here.
Research- You want to do as much research as possible. Power gained from doing research is not anything to be concerned about any longer. Besides your gear, your research is your most powerful tool. Get in that academy and get to work!!
Lifetime Boost Hall- We can not stress the importance of this building enough. Although the stats seem small, they do all stack and will add up to a significant amount. Think about the stats we have discussed in this article, and then figure out what you think your account may be missing. This is one of the places where you can really get the Trap specific stats built up. Use this boost hall to your advantage!!
VIP- Vip doesn’t necessarily need to be maxed, as this can sometimes defer leads from hitting you. If you are building a trap, then just upgraded little at a time. If you are just building to defend without burning no matter what it takes, then go ahead and get your VIP as high as you want.
Special Buildings- The special buildings are very important. These can be leveled as high as you can get them, and as long as you run Anti Scout, no one will know if you have them maxed or not. Some buildings to focus on leveling first for defending :
- Black Market– Demigod attack, Demigod defense, and Demigod health
- Alchemy Lab– trap attack and attack debuff
- Speed Up Treasury– trap defense
- Gear Workshop– empire defender demigod attack
- Archeology Hall– empire defender demigod defense
- Mausoleum– empire defender demigod health
There is also a special building guide to help decifer the order to upgrade these buildings!
While many players have found their own little tricks to the game, this is sure to be a safe demigod defense build for any player. Always keep in mind that as new releases come out, you want to increase your defense and also increase the number of traps and mythics you use for your meat shield. Do you have any tips you would like to share with other Real Tips players? Comment in the section below and share with the community!