Demigod defense has evolved quite a bit 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 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.
Another thing to keep in mind is your Empire Defending Stats. These are stats that activate only when you are defending against an attack. While these stats were not prevalent to begin with, they play a huge role in the overall success of your cities today.
Depending on what kind of setup 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.
The new set of Vengeful gear has made it much easier to pick which gear set is best for you. There are now only three sets to choose from; Attack, Defense, and Wonder. Each set has the debuffs and march increases added into each set. While most players still go with the tried and true defense gear, there are situations in which attack gear will benefit a defender more. For example, if you are one of those accounts with really high defense from research, attack gear can help you to kill more incoming troops.
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 your 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.
For the most recent article to help you with troop count, check out the Defending Against T12 to help you!
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 third 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.
Your best bet is to go with your Type stats and prioritize them over the Dragon Realm stats. These Type stats will also help significantly once your traps are all killed, or if you do not use any traps at all in your build.
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 Defense Quick Guide on each of these topics!
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 a 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 decipher 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!