Gear Set Levels 200: Core Requirements

Set Gear Leveling Game of War GoW

The Gear Workshop has a feature called Set Gear Leveling.  Set Gear Leveling allows you to upgrade your gear sets. Maximum set gear level for core sets is now 200 while normal set maximum level is 100.

New gear set levels provide rally leaders incredible attack and defense debuff while defensive players gain defense and health. In this guide, we discuss all gear levels including requirements, strengths, and benefits.

Want to level up your gear but lack the required Gear Workshop level?  Visit our Gear Workshop guide for more information on upgrade requirements.

Gear Levels

As I mentioned, gear levels range from 0-200 for attack and wonder core sets and from 0-100 for normal gear sets.

NOTE: Core set boosts will be applied to all future core sets as well.

Gear levels require Gear Level Experience and Charms which vary depending on the gear set. The following chart describes the first release of gear set levels to 100 attack cores and level 50 for normal gear sets.  The new gear set level requirements are provided a bit further down this guide.

Gear SetCharmsXP RequiredSet Gear Lvl Benefits
PowerforgedCitizen100 B XPCore Duration +25%, Adds 2 minutes to cores.
LycanProtection100 B XP+1000% Attack and Health Bonus
Jiao DragonProtection100 B XP+1000% Attack and Health Bonus
Glacial KingProtection100 B XP+1000% Attack and Health Bonus
Elite Marshal SetCitizen100 B XPTroop Queue Bonus +10,000%, Promotion Size Bonus +10,000%, Promotion +100%, Training Speed +100%
InquisitorCitizen100 B XP+200% Research Speed
Behemoth Hunter 100 B XP +100,000 Maximum Energy Limit, +500% Hero Attack Bonus
Glorious ArchitectCitizen100 B XP+5,000 Reduce Brass Rods, +100% Construction Speed
Attack Core SetsStriking+25,000 Legion Attack, +50,000 Troop Attack Bonus
Wonder Core SetsWondrous+25,000% Legion Rally Health, +15,000 Wonder Holding Troop Defense Bonus, 15,000% Rally Defense Bonus, +25,000 Wonder Holding Legion Health, +15,000 Wonder Legion Defense, +50,000 Wonder Holding Troop Health Bonus, +15,000 Legion Rally Defense, +50,000 Rally Health Bonus

Normal Gear Level Requirements

It takes 1 million of the appropriate type of charm. I've provided a chart below to determine which type of charm you need to reach level 50 on Normal Gear Sets.

Gear Set XP Game of War GoW

How to Level Up Gear

Go to your Gear Workshop. And find the Set Gear Leveling. Next, choose a set you wish to level up. Hit it with Set Gear XP then use the appropriate Charm from the chart above that will level it up!  It's very similar to leveling up your Hero.  You need Set Gear XP to max out the current level then a Charm to upgrade to the next level.

Pro Tip: You can save on Set Gear XP with this tip.  Equip the Gear Set you wish to level up.  Now hit monsters with it.  You will gain XP simply by hitting monsters while wearing it. Then all you need is charms to level up.

Charms Needed for Each Set Gear Type

Each set gear requires a type of Charm to level up.  Keep in mind that some gear sets share the same Charm. So choose wisely which Gear Set you'd like to level up first!

Combat Gear SetsProtection Charm
Economy Gear SetsCitizen Charm
Monster Gear SetsHunter Charm
Attack Core Gear SetsStriking Charm
Wonder Core Gear SetsWondrous Charm

Legion Stats

Many players are a bit confused about Legion Attack and Health. These stats are simply bonuses you receive from Gear Levels.  These stack on your gear stats. These stats can't be debuffed until Legion Debuff is introduced.

So, when you see Legion stats just think of those a tertiary stats that stack on your type and general boosts.  Legion stats are obtained from gear, research, gems, runes and other places.  Whether the Legion stat is applied to your troops depends where you obtained the Legion stat.

For instance, Legion stats obtained from research apply to troops regardless of where they are located, wonder, tile, stronghold, marching etc unless specified otherwise. For example, "with Hero" or "while defending Wonder" means the Legion stat is applied in those circumstances.

Gear Leveling for Trap Players

So you're a trap and Set Gear Leveling is out. SWEET! You search how it can benefit you?

Pegasus, which is used by many players to fight tiles or take rallies isn't included as one of the Set Gear Leveling options.

Also, the defense sets of Jiao Dragon and Lycan are the other only defense sets currently eligible for Gear Leveling. Let's take a look at the benefits.

Jiao Dragon provides +1,000 Attack, Health, and Defense at max level.

Meanwhile, rally leaders can get 75,000% at max level.  So, take a look at the core options for traps. You could use Wonder Cores . Currently, you can use Ice Atlas, Aether, Nian, or Ice TheLegend27.

I scored great positive points in the latest kill event using a wonder core set while playing as a health-based, relatively low troop trap with 300 B power. I explain more about my experience in the following article:

Learn more about Health Trapping

Attack and Wonder Core Sets Leveling

Core sets used for attacking such as Cronus, Styx, Rhea, Ice Luna, Ice Aura, and Ice Perses qualify for leveling up. Attack Core Set levels will be applied to new sets as they are released.  In other words, you won't need to Gear Level new cores when they are released.  You will need Gear XP and Striking Charms.

Also, Wonder Core sets Ice TheLegend27, Helios, Ice Atlas, Nian, Aether and any core sets released in the future qualify for Set Gear Leveling.

Maximum Level Stats and Requirements for Attack Core Sets

LevelLegion Attack %Troop Attack %Striking/Wondrous Charms #Total Charms#
10025,00050,000 5,145,000 99,385,250

If you have additional requirements information please provide them in the comments below! Thank you GoW Real Tips Family *high five*!


Set Gear Level 200 for Cores, 100 for Normal Sets

Normal set level max is now 100 instead of 50.  The core set level max is now 200. The picture below shows the maximum stats of set gear 200.

Gear Level 200 for Rally Leaders

The 500,000% Defense Debuff is a bit misleading. If you take a look at the next image below then you'll see its actually split between 250,000% Empire Defense Debuff and 250,000% Legion Defense Debuff.

Set Gear 200 actually provides zero Troop Defense Debuff. However, it may be enough given the added 2,500,000,000% attack.

Gear Level 200 for Defensive Players (Traps)

Defensive players are adding 600,000% defense.  At first glance this seems like a lot but when you consider the defense is split among 250,000% Empire Defense, 250,000% Legion Defense, and 100,000% Troop Defense. This split makes it much easier for rally leaders to debuff.

It would benefit traps more to provide a great deal of one type of defense than to spread it around because the higher it is the harder it is to be debuffed by the leaders.  Since we have no Legion Defense Debuff resistance, set level 200 is no gain in legion defense over rally leaders.

The same could be said of Empire Defense.  250,000% Empire Defense for traps is great! Unfortunately, rally leaders also gain 250,000% Empire Defense Debuff. However, traps also gain 100,000% Troop Defense!  Nice advantage!

Rally leader's gain zero additional Troop Defense Debuff from Gear Set 200.

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Gear Level 200 Charm and XP Requirements

The requirements for level 200 are coming soon.

It is 240,000,000 of the appropriate charm types to get all normal gear to level 100 from level 50. The same number of charms will get you to 134 on cores.

Core Level 200 Requirements and Benefits

core 200 GoW requirements

The image below shows Empress XxCtesseDNxX with Attack Core Set Level 200.

Tess with Set Gear 200 GoW

Please help this project by providing your findings in the comments below! You can expect higher levels of Core Attack in the future as 75,000% attack becomes relatively low attack.

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Thank you to K386 - Stotty83 for his contributions to the requirement findings!

About Darkthorne

Darkthorne is a seasoned veteran of Game of War Fire Age. He's responsible for thousands of tips and guides. He's helped countless players improve their gameplay. Using a hands-on approach to uncover the secrets of Game of War, Darkthorne stays at the pinnacle of the game and brings his discoveries to all of us to enjoy and benefit! When not playing Game of War or blogging Dark enjoys playing console games, guitar, and traveling the world visiting friends, many of which he met while playing Game of War!

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  1. 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?

    • 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.

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

  3. Ctesse isn’t empress ‍♂️

  4. 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.

    • 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!

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

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

  7. 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!)

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • hey,im a fellow gow blogger( 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