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Set Gear Leveling – New Barbarian King Levels


Get your workshop ready to go! New gear levels are here and they are something else! However first things first, if you haven’t been on the game today.. Go activate your shield.. Now! Did you do it? I’m serious… GO!!

Okay, so now that you’re sure you are shielded and safe, keep reading. Today the ability to level your Barbarian Kings gear was increased. Also don’t forget that Radiant Marksmen is in the same category as Barbarian King so Radiant Marksman will also be leveled.

Now this gear can go all the way to level 2000 using Invincible Barbarian Kings Charms. So set gear leveling is not new.. Right? So why is this important? This is not the first time we have seen an increase in set gear leveling.

GoW set gear level stats

However, let’s look at this from each perspective:


So as always with this set gear leveling there is an increase in Defense Annihilation and Defense Debuff. However, the stat that really stands out for Leads who max this gear is Attack! This release doesn’t just double your attack or triple your attack. It does so much more! It adds 2TTT in Troop attack which is over 10 times more the current amount of attack.

This attack will do some damage to players who are not equipped with good stats or enough troops! Watch out for those Heroless hits again!!


Reports are already  flying in of traps and fillers being burned badly and some even one-hit zeroed. As mentioned above, this release has more than 10 times the amount of attack than was previously available to Leads!

It is necessary to adjust to that. Not only is there a need for more troops but also more stats to compensate for the huge increase players have from the update. The new gear levels provide 10MT Legion and Type Defense when maxed which will help compensate for some of that. However, on the trap side, watch out! You can’t hide gear levels and people may not be willing to hit you if you have these currently.


How appropriate that this leveling was dropped hours before the end of Super Wonder. We saw several players quickly max their leveling because they knew that this could make or break them when competing for the Emperor Title.

Not only does the additional attack help but there is 200TTT Rally/Wonder Health to make your troops the strongest in holding the wonder!

So this little drop.. Right now.. is a game changer! We’ll get back to you more as we test and figure out the best way to cap these hits!

  1. Steel Hunky says

    “Level 9 set gearitis” is a widespread problem. Defense, Monsters and anything needing Citizen charms are hopeless. No response from MZ. This is a functional game problem they don’t want to solve. It is NOT a “sales” issue. If you would like a refund join me at [email protected]. If your game cannot progress due to a problem they won’t fix they should refund your pack costs.

    1. Darkthorne says

      Are you able to upgrade now that they added new gear that requires charms? The citizen charms at least are in packs now.

      1. Steel Hunky says

        I don’t see any citizen charms in any packs. You do? I need Hunter, Protection and Citizen charms to fully use my gear.

        The only charms I see in packs are Anniversary World Slayer Charms (would these work?) and the Royal Charms which I have. The last packs I bought were DBC and an add-on Athena Ring pack and this is where I am. Stuck at Level 9 Set Gear. I appreciate your interest in helping.

  2. Joshua says

    I was trying to figure out if there was a way too get charms without purchasing packs. I’m asking because I haven’t seen regular charms in any of my packs yet. So I’m a level 35 stronghold and I can’t level any of my gear past 9.

    1. Darkthorne says

      That is wild! Have you sent a ticket in to ask that the specific charms be available for purchase?

  3. KineticKid says

    Hi!! Love checking out the website – but I have a question. I have ROYAL protection charms, ROYAL citizen charms, etc… etc… that were given to me in packs. But to ‘level up’ my gear it asks for Citizen Charms, Protection Charms, etc… I questioned MZ and they were absolutely no help whatsoever and said I ‘should have read the pack contents better’. Lovely. They want more of my money with an attitude like that?

    Anyway, is there some kind of token or whatnot that unlocks the leveling or am I just out and out screwed. I’ve been looking and combing EVERY pack for the last month trying to find something – thought they finally did it with the ‘Set Gear Leveling’ in a lot of the packs now, bought it and that wasn’t it. Just curious because this is driving me nuts!! Thanks for your help!!

    1. Darkthorne says

      Which set are you attempting to upgrade?

    2. Joshua says

      I’m currently dealing with the exact same thing. I can’t level any of my gear past level 9 because I only have the second tier version of the charms and none of their packs have any of the regular charms in them now. I sought out mz about it, and they said their marketing team would look into. I now find myself combing through packs and realizing they are doing nothing. Nothing has happen, and now I can’t level my gear past 9. Which makes me feel like there is no point in me continuing to play.

      1. Darkthorne says

        I am looking into this issue and will create a ticket as well as I can’t upgrade my troop levels on my trap either!

      2. Darkthorne says

        A friend of mine had a similar issue with the materials needed for the first round of specialized building upgrades. She took a long break from the game. When she returned to upgrade her buildings, only the 2nd upgrade items were available. We wrote Mz multiple replies and screenshots explaining what we were talking about. One day she had a pack of all building items needed to upgrade. She decided she didn’t need the buildings after all though. Classic!

        So, perhaps you will see that pack with troop level items in it. I will keep looking as well.

  4. Alexander says

    How much gear XP is needed to level defense gear to 100 (max)? I recently got a big pack (haven’t gotten one for, what, half a year) which came with the new sets like Valiant Knight and all the new runes and a bunch of gear XP. I got both 50T gear Xps and 100B ones. I’m afraid if I use a 50T extra XP would go to waste. So should I use the 100B XPs or the 50T ones?

    1. Darkthorne says

      I used a 50 T and it didn’t get me all the way to 100. You can start with the 50 T then tap the 100B until you are at 100.

  5. Andrew says

    How do you create a core gear set? I can’t even find where to make the new Sea God gear

    1. Darkthorne says

      This series should help out a lot! I need to update a couple of the articles but should help you out for now.

  6. K1 says

    Ctesse isn’t empress ‍♂️

  7. Play nasty says

    My myithc monster gear set won’t even register in gear workshop. It’s level6. I forged it in the forge with all top level (6) pieces. Why is this?? Will it be able to get pumped up in the future? Thank you.

    1. Micarta says

      Unfortunately the only monster gear that is eligible for Leveling Up is Behemoth.
      On the other hand, you should be able to Power Up your Mystic Destroyer(?) gear to level 25, which should make it considerably stronger.
      Good luck!

  8. Sam says

    Are we able to upgrade the Stallion set in the gear workshop? Thanks!

    1. Darkthorne says

      No, unfortunately Pegasus, Stallion set is not eligible for Power Boosting.

  9. Kevin says

    Can you stack legion stats with individual troop stats as well as troop stats? If not not which one can they be stacked with?

    1. Darkthorne says

      Yes, all three stack!

  10. Micarta says

    Hi Darkthrone:

    Do the Attack, Defense and Health mentioned here refer to normal Troop Attack, Troop Defense and Troop Health?

    Incidentally, you can add Glacier King to the combat gear sets eligible for Gear Leveling.

    Agree that it is a shame that Gear Leveling doesn’t cover Pegasus – hope that if MZ ever release an upgraded replacement for Peg it will be among the Chosen.

    (Actually it’s even more of a shame that Gear Leveling only applies to complete sets rather than individual gear items!)

    1. Darkthorne says

      Yes, it does refer to normal troop attack defense and health.
      I’ll add Glacial King absolutely. Overlooked that set.
      Indeed individual gear items would make it more dynamic.

      1. Micarta says

        At least a 7-item full defense set isn’t required to obtain (some of) the benefits of Gear Leveling; a 5-item base set plus 2 Kunai does appear to work.

      2. deepweb surfer says

        hey,im a fellow gow blogger([email protected]/gowtraptips)and I was just about to release a set chart when this popped up in my email.DYou Guys mind if I use your chart?ill give full credit to you guys

        1. Darkthorne says

          Yes, we don’t mind. Thank you Surfer :).

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