Demigod Research Guide

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“If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn’t call it ‘research.’” ~Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds there has ever been, understood the importance of research. In Game of War, research is a fundamental tool for success. Many times, the research that is offered has the most significant stats we can find in the game, and is necessary for both leads and traps.

We are going to take a trip to the Academy today to look at some of the most important research currently available. Let’s begin by taking a look at some cheats and tips for research.

Table of Contents

Cinder’s Research Tricks and Tips
Game of War Demigod Research
Prioritizing Your Research
Research Strategy for Traps
Cost Vs. Benefits

Cinder’s Research Tricks and Tips

Because research costs RSS and Speeds, it can be very time consuming to complete. Teamrealtips wants to help you save time and resources. Here are our tips and tricks to help you be at your research best.

Start Next Research

Start Next Research is a feature that is available with VIP levels. This allows you to automatically go to the next research that is available to complete without having to scroll down the research tree to get there. This is a huge time saver.


Always make sure when researching that you have whatever tokens are offered to reduce costs. Not only will this save you time, but it will also allow you to complete more.


Don’t forget to equip your Demigod Research Gear for a huge speed reduction, and gem it too. Check out Teamrealtips Forging Ahead for more information on this.


Research requires speeds. These Demigod Speeds can go quickly, so be sure that before you click away, you ask your alliance to hit the help button.

Game of War Demigod Research

Let’s take a look at some of the newest research that Game of War has offered us and the benefits.

Demigod Combat

Demigod Combat is your basic research, and very essential to be able play the game in its current state. As mentioned in Rise of the Demigods, Demigods brought about a reset of the game. None of your old troops can survive against Demigods. This research tree includes:

  • Demigod Combat Stats
  • Demigod Troop Unlocks
  • Demigod Mythic Unlocks
  • Demigod Rally March Speed
  • Demigod Attack March Speed
  • Demigod Training Speed

Demigod Defense

Demigod Defense is similar to our old defense research. It contains many important things that you will need in order to be able to survive Demigods.

This research tree includes:

  • Demigod Trap Building Speed
  • Demigod Trap Unlocks
  • Demigod Combat Stats
  • Demigod Training Speed
  • Demigod Trap Stats

Demigod Economics

Demigod Economics is similar to our economics tree of old, but it contains so much more. You will definitely want this research to boost your production, as well as all of the other benefits it provides.

This research tree includes:

  • Construction Time
  • RSS production
  • Demigod Combat Stats
  • Demigod Research Speed
  • Demigod Absolute Power

Demigod Overlimit

If I had to compare Demigod Overlimit Research to a previous research, I would choose our march tree. With the addition of Demigod VIP, the size of Demigod march leads could send was restricted, based off of the defender’s VIP level.

Demigod Overlimit Research gives attackers a chance to send more troops by overriding the VIP restriction. For example, my VIP level may restrict my attacker to only 60k troops per march. Depending on the level, the Override research will allow my attacker to send 2.5k more troops instead of just being restricted by my VIP level, the attacker can fight back and send 62.5k troops at me.

This research tree includes:

  • Overlimit Troop March Size
  • Overlimit Mythic March Size
  • Overlimit Trap March Size
  • Demigod Combat Stats

Overlimit Research is split into sections. In order to unlock the next section, not only do you need to reach a certain level for your research in the prior section, but you also need unlocks for each subsequent section.

Game of War Research Unlock

Demigod Rewards

Demigod Rewards Research is reminiscent of Athena’s Rewards. Just like Athena’s Rewards, you can only gather the materials needed in gifts and events.This research does not require RSS. Demigod Rewards Speeds are needed for this research, and research gear does not appear to affect the time. Current nodes are, Demigod Athena Rewards, Demigod Event Rewards, Demigod Champion Edge Rewards, Advanced Demigod Event Rewards (NEW!), and Advanced Demigod Athena’s Rewards (NEW!)

This research includes:

  • Demigod Combat Stats
  • Demigod Construction and Research TIme Efficiency
  • Demigod Training Speed

Demigod Gathering

Demigod Gathering Research contains new research to improve the gathering efficiency of demigod rss. Similar to the Economics tree it also contains combat and defense research, along with overlimit research. There’s a little bit of everything in this tree so be sure not to overlook it.

This research includes:

  • Demigod Resource Gathering Speed
  • Super Demigod Resource Gather Speed
  • Demigod Empire Defender Health, Attack and Defense
  • Demigod Troop Attack, Trap Attack and Mythic Attack
  • Demigod Troop Defense, Trap Defense and Mythic Defense
  • Demigod Troop Health, Trap Health and Mythic Health
  • Overlimit Mythic, Trap and Troop Size
  • Demigod Rally Attack and Health
  • Demigod Attacking and Rallying March Speed
  • Demigod Mega Rally Size

Demigod Restorative

Demigod Restorative research is one of a kind. It not only offers benefits that help with cost but it also gives other benefits that are valuable to game play. This is the first demigod research to offer core benefits which will become increasingly important as cores continue to advance. As with all the other researches it requires unlocks in order to be able to begin it and then demigod RSS to continue. Due to the fact that the speed and RSS cost will be different for everyone based off of efficiencies, reductions, and gear we are unable to at this time bring you accurate cost charts.

This research includes:

  • Training RSS Reductions for level 1 to 4 traps, mythics, and troops
  • Overlimit march size benefits for solo and rally
  • Demigod Combat Benefits
  • Demigod Core Gear Benefits
    • Core Duration and High Range Boost

Prioritizing your Research

With Game of War stats being completely reset and so much new research we must complete, you might wonder where to begin. Prioritizing your research is very important, due to the fact that it is not cheap, and you do not want to waste time and resources doing research that you may not yet need. Your current goal with research should not be to max it out, but to unlock and open what you need in order to be successful. Your priorities will depend on your style of play. However, there are a few research trees that should be prioritized first.

  1. Economics Research –To achieve certain levels of research, you will need your Academy leveled correctly. Not only will Economics Research give you the construction boosts you need, but RSS production increases will also help you continue to research.
  2. Combat and Defense Research – You can’t play without troops, mythics, and traps. While T1 is unlocked from the beginning of Demigods, you will need to open the higher level tiers with research. Whether you are a lead or trap or filler, you should prioritize these research trees first to at least open T2 Demigod Troops.
  3. Once you have done basic troop research and economic research, your research prioritization will depend on your style of play.
    1. Defense Players – Defense players will want to focus on trees with the most defense, attack, and health. These stats are all crucial to the defense of your city.
    2. Attack Players – While attack players will also want to look at those stats, there are some definite priorities that will first:
      1. Combat Research – T3&4 troops, mythics, and traps will be essential for these players. Unlocking these should be top priority.
      2. Overlimit Research – After you have the troops, traps, and mythics, you will want to focus on your march size. We saw in the early days of Demigods how much damage those march sizes can do. However, we rank this as your last priority, because you need the stats and troops to back the march.

Research Strategy for Traps

Research strategy for traps has changed a lot over the years.

In the early days of the game, research was recommended to be low. The more research you had, the higher your power, and players did not want to hit you. As the game evolved, the strategy quickly changed into maxing all research. Not only was it necessary for safety, but the power from research was also low enough that people would not notice a trap with maxed research. The power from other components of the game far exceeded the research power.

Now that it seems we are back to the early days, we have to begin to think about our research again. There are different questions we will need to ask ourselves when building a trap and decisions that will need to be made.


  1. Do I want to be a high research or low research trap?
    1. There are advantages and disadvantages to either option. High research means more power, but less troops. Low research means high troops and low research power. High research traps tend to cost more to make and maintain, even though you have stellar stats, and often are able to stay smaller than the typical low research trap.
  2. Is the power from research worth the benefits and cost?
  3. What strategy will work best for me, my budget, and my style of trapping?
  4. Where else can I get stats that I may lose by being a low research trap?

All of these are very important questions to consider when deciding on whether or not you want to be a high or low research trap. There is no right or wrong answer and it comes down to what works best for you.

Costs Vs. Benefits

Obviously, in order to unshield and play the game, we must complete basic research. However, because this research requires resources which ultimately require packs, it can be very expensive. It is unclear if the benefits of completing research outweighs the cost, at our current point in the game. Research does give some good benefits, and there are basic levels you need. However, to max research, you will spend a lot of time and money. For example, new Overlimit Research can be quickly completed with research gear equipped; however, you will go through about a pack’s worth of RSS to get partway through level 7, and it only gives you a 9% increase in stats;at level 6, that number drops to 6%. The big boosts do not come until levels 8 to 10.

Right now, we recommend unlocking what you absolutely need and then working to complete research at a pace that is financially smart for you. As always, don’t forget you can get cheaper packs using Amazon coins. Check out this link for more information.


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1 Comment
  1. Steve says

    What is the current value to each tier of troops ? I loose 5k t1 traps they loose 3.5k t3 & 4’s but I’m not shown power lose

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