Defending in Demigod Realm
Since the beginning of the Demigod Realm, capping heroes has not been possible. The best you can do as a defender is not burn. The Second important thing to remember is that traps are on the front line when defending. Therefore, you want to make sure you are prioritizing the trap stats. The stats that apply to troops only (type stats) will NOT help you at all until all the traps are zeroed. But, let’s hope that you never get to that scenario! 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 Demigod 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. Defense always keeps you covered. Now, some do choose to switch to solo attack gear once they stop burning, as it will increase the number of kills. However, all it takes is one big release, or even a few attack releases close together, to cause an account to start burning again.
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 Power Up.
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 just have the weapon, so the gear will be listed as such. Use the weapons listed and then fill in with the Devastator gear.
- (Elite) Demolisher Gear defense weapon, Bulwark Spear
- (Elite) Demolisher Gear solo attack weapon, Decimator Spear
- (Elite)Defender Devastator Gear
- (Elite) Wrecker Devastator Gear
- Shiverspite Dominator Defense Gear
- Drakeplate Dominator Solo Attack Gear
- Shadowstep Noble Defense Gear
- Dawn’s Noble Solo Attack Gear
For the best hero and skilling to go along with the gear, check out our Demi Hero Guide!
Best Runes for Defense
Runes have started to add some real customization to our cities. 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 for defense have defense, empire defender health, attack, and type attack. So these do some troop saving and troop killing!
- Flickercharm Runes
- Lawglyph Rune Set
- Tenettoken Runes (higher attack)
Gems for Defending
The last two releases have given the defender two different gem scenarios to choose from. It all comes down to what YOUR base needs, but one will edge out the other for most defense setups. So let me explain it a little bit more in detail.
- First Scenario; Polychrome Mutation Gems; highest attack with second highest defense. You get a combination of Attack and Type Attack combined with Empire Defender Defense.
- Second Scenario; Dawning Wrecker Gems;, Highest Defense and Type Defense combined with Attack Debuff and Attack
Now, here is the thing. First, the Type Defense in the new Dawning Wrecker gems will not apply until the traps have all been destroyed and the troops start taking the hits. Since thats not how 99% of players build their bases, then the type defense is pretty useless in almost all scenarios. The difference in defense between the Poly Mutation and the Dawning Wrecker gem sets is only 1.3K% which adds up to 9.1K% for a complete level 6 set. This is a small amount that can be made up in a variety of places. Plus, the attack and type attack will help kill more of the incoming march. So, in conclusion, this in now the new recommended list of best defensive mod sets:
- Polychrome Mutation
- Dawning Wrecker
Defense banners have so many options. Are you in the game? Will you be logging off for the night? Are you filling rallies? Do you burn? Do you not burn? All of these questions can contribute to which banners we use defensively. Again, I am reminding everyone that this is centered on what saves the most troops, so that will be our main focus. Since some of the highest defense stats are currently in banners that only last eight hours instead of the usual thirty days, you can do two things.
First, use the eight-hour banners when you are on the game, and then when you log off for the night make sure you shield. You will then have to remember to activate your banners each time you log in and drop your shield. This is what I highly recommend doing. The second option, if you do not want to shield overnight (You daredevil!) then you need to switch the eight-hour banners out for longer lasting banners.
For the first scenario (shield at night and reactivate next day):
- Demigod Dependable Defense Banner
- Rectifier Medallion Banner
- Trap March Banner
- Mythic March Banner
- Troop March Banner
For the second scenario (equip these when logging off for the night)
- Demigod Dependable Defense Banner
- Rectifier Medallion
- Ultra Raid Banner
- Stiff Stockade Banner
- Mystic Pauldrons Banner
- Defender’s Drink Banner
Defending Monsters are added to the wall to help protect your city. But, do not forget that the monster lair itself gives some stats that could help defend. The two newest monsters have defense stats that nearly double the celestial dragon. Even though the Scorpio looks great for rallies and wonders, the defense of 50k still tops the 35k of the next best celestial dragon.
- New Turkey Dragon
- New Scorpio
- Celestial Dragon
- Demigod Void Dragon
Best Potions for Defending
Vial: LUCK DEFENSE VIAL (LUCK) 28,600%
- Golden Leech- 36,750 Troop Health
- Golden Claw- 35,000 Troop Defense
- Verdant Feathers- 33,250 Trap Defense
- Golden Wheat- 35,000 Troop Attack
- Arctic Teal Snakeling- 33,750 Empire Defender Atk
- Lavender Petals- 29,400 Troop Health
Other Ingredients; Turquoise Root, Blush Claw, Spooky Candle, Carmine Slug, Tangerine Seaweed, Versant Feathers
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!
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