Defending in Demigod Realm
A lot has changed in the past month in Game of War. Defending in the Demigod realm has changed drastically with just one release. It can be overwhelming, but Real Tips is here to help! These quick guides are here to help you see what’s best for your city build at a glance. Gear, Runes, Gems, Banners, Monsters, and Potions are all listed here for you to in the Defense Quick Guide!
Which Stat to Choose?
In the Demi realm, you can choose to focus on defense stats or attack stats. Defense saves more of your troops, while attack stats kill more of the enemy’s troops. We recommend choosing defense stats first and foremost. When talking explicitly about defending, we will always default to defense and the number one priority. We then defer to health and attack as the supporting stats. There are always different scenarios for individuals to choose attack over defense, but for the purpose of this guide, defense will always come first because this guide is for those who simply want to save as many troops from dying as possible.
Trap Buster Era
Since the drastic changes that just happened with the Trap Busters, the stat priority has also changed drastically as well. No longer will we focus on trap stats. Now we will put major emphasis on Type Defense and Type Health. These changes in stat priority will reverberate through all features in your base!
For more places to build your stats to complete your build, check out Where Do I FInd Demi Stats?
Best Defense Gear
With the release of new Demolisher Gear, we are now starting to make the rounds of gear pieces again. So, you will want to use the Demolisher pieces where available, and fill in the rest with Elite Devastator gear. Level one of the basic Demolisher gear is higher than level 6 of the Devastator gear, so even the basic solo attack pieces of the Demolisher Gear have higher defense than the highest defense Devastator gear. You will also want to pay attention to how far you have improved the Devastator pieces for Quality and Enhancements.
If no Demolisher gear at all, you want to make sure that you try and use Elite Devastator gear over Dominator gear whenever possible. If you do not have Dominator gear, then Noble gear will be your third-best choice.
Remember that there are two roads to go down when choosing stats for defending. Attack stats help you kill more of the incoming march and defense stats help you save more of your troops from dying. For gear, we emphasize saving troops first, and we always recommend using defense gear. The exception is if you are an account that never burns, then solo attack gear will work.
Right now we have everything for the Demolisher gear, except accessories. So, you want to add the Devastator accessories to the corresponding gear set.
- (Elite) Demolisher Gear defense
- (Elite) Demolisher Gear solo attack
- (Elite) Defender Devastator Gear
- (Elite) Wrecker Devastator Gear
- Dominator Defense Gear
- Dominator Solo Attack Gear
- Noble Defense Gear
- Noble Solo Attack Gear
Best Runes for Defense
Runes have started to add some real customization to our bases. Some have incredible amounts of defense. However, other runes have defense and attack to save troops and kill incoming troops as well. Here we always default to the highest defense in order to save the most troops, but once you get to the point of not burning there are a ton of runes to play with.
The newest runes really help a lot in defending against trap busters if you have the correct composition. Both Defense and Type Defense are in the runes, along with Attack, Empire Defender Attack, and Attack Debuff.
- Conductive Crystal
Use Severstone if you are not burning, or if you are close to not burning, to kill more of the incoming march
Gems for Defending
Some of the biggest changes you will need to do in your base to account for the Trap Busters will be changing your gems. The change completely flips our priority in the new gems. Whereas the type defense did not help, and now it does, it changes the importance of gem sets. One set now can combine the Defense and Type Defense to surpass the Empire Defender Defense percentage of the other mod set. It’s no little difference either as it comes to a 30k – 40k percent difference!
- Sweltering Solace Gems (138.6k combined defense)
- Glowing Vandal Gem Set (92.4k combined defense)
- Dawning Wrecker Gem Set (65.6k combined defense)
- Mottled Deviant Gem Set (52.5k Defender Defense)
- Polychrome Mutation Gem Set
For Banners, we are going to place our priorities in overall stats, Type Stats, and any base defender stats. Since traps are no longer effective in defending, you want to make your troops and titans as strong as possible.
- Catapult Medallion
- Dependable Defense Banner
- One’s Demigod Cornerstone Banner
- One’s Demigod Dominance Banner
- Demigod Stiff Stockade Banner
- Rectifier Medallion
Monsters are added to the wall to help protect your empire. Now that we can combine the Defense and Type Defense, there are monsters that become very significant. But, do not forget that the Monster Lair itself gives some stats that could help defend:
- Turkey Dragon (203k combined defense)
- Celestial Dragon (79K combined defense)
- Minotaur (71k combined defense)
- Scorpio (70k Defense)
- Golem (defense and attack debuff)
- Void Dragon (defense and health debuff)
Best Potions for Defending
Right now with potions, the new vial has empire defending attack and defense. You can choose one vial and six ingredients to create a potion in the Alchemy Lab. Most recent potion updates are the Luck Potions released for St. Paddy’s Day.
LUCK DEFENSE VIAL – 28,600%
- Golden Claw 35,000 Defense
- Carmine Slug 33,750 Defense
- Emerald Flower 33,750 Type Defense
- Golden Leech 36,750 Troop Health
- Golden Wheat 35,000 Attack
- Arctic Teal Snakeling 33,750 Empire Defender Attack
Last But Not Least
The best thing you could do for your defense account is to complete all your research! Research is the foundation of every single great account. Now, this also means that you want to find an active alliance that has a significant portion of the Alliance Combat Research finished, or maxed. It’s not a make or break, but it certainly helps! To get an idea about each research tree and what it has to offer, please see the Demigod Research Guide. Get the edge over your competitors!
Where to Look Next
If you want to check out our other Quick Guides, we offer them for Attacking and for WonderS too!
The most important part of battles is your hero. So, get the scoop about the skills, and skill priorities, for the wonder in our Demi Hero Guide.
Research is the foundation of all great accounts! To make sure that you have your research covered, make sure you check out the Demi research Guide.
Finally, if you are having trouble finding those places to gain extra stats, take a look at our article on How to find stats. In the end, we have a handy checklist for all players to go through.
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