Ultimate Execution - Prevent Enemies from Resurrecting!
You can now upgrade your Graveyard to Level 23 to unlock "Ultimate Execution" and gain a fearsome new look for your City!
Game of War has given the graveyard some ghoulish love. With level 23 you can prevent enemy heroes from resurrecting, and decrease the amount of time your hero stays dead after an ultimate execution.
Let's take a look at what Graveyard 23 provides us.
Prevent Enemy from Resurrecting or Hiring New Hero
When you perform an Ultimate Execution on an enemy Hero using the new Iron Maiden item, the enemy must wait until the effect comes to an end to resurrect their Hero including rehiring one. It is 3 days wait time to resurrect your hero if you have max level Graveyard. It is 7 days if you have level 1 graveyard.
This could spell disaster for a player who is zeroed while offline. If this player doesn't have an upgraded Graveyard they will suffer a 7 day loss of their Hero and 10 if the rally leader decides to hold for the entire duration before execution. Talk about insult to injury!
For example, your hero is captured by a rally player with Graveyard 23. He decides to hold it for 3 days before executing. The Ultimate Execution creates a 7 day wait period to resurrect. If this is indeed the scenario then that player will need to rehire a new hero at the end of the 10 day period because you only have 7 days to resurrect a dead hero.
Ultimate Execution Resurrection Delay
From reading the Blog and debating with players it appears that Ultimate Execute may indeed be a 7 day wait period to resurrect which can only be reduced by 4 days with a max Graveyard, or 3 day wait period.
If we take a look at the above image from Ctesse executing a hero the wait time is 4 days. I'm not sure if the Hero had a Graveyard 1 or not. However, assuming its Graveyard 1 then the wait time is 4 days!
If you have Graveyard 23 and your hero suffers Ultimate Execute then your wait time is reduced by 4 days but you will still have to wait 3 days to resurrect. I guess you get a 3 day holiday. Or, if the above image is of a Hero executed with a Graveyard 1 then maxing your Graveyard would mean no wait to resurrect your hero! Ok, Ctesse, please comment below if the Hero you executed had a Graveyard 1. Thanks!
Rehiring Hero After Ultimate Execution
Rehiring Hero with Gymnos maxed will retain most of your level of Hero and experience if 60 and under. Game of War makes an exception for Heroes 61+. You will not lose a level. Those Heroic Medals won't be wasted. Don't worry! Again, you should NOT have to rehire a Hero if he suffers an Ultimate Execution because you will still have 3 days to resurrect.
How to Upgrade Graveyard and Costs
At the moment, the cost to upgrade Graveyard to 23 is extremely expensive. So it is likely we won't see many Ultimate Executions for a few weeks. Watch for the number of Gravedigger's Lanterns in packs to increase or start dropping in gifts or in events. Then you will start to see more and more Ultimate Executions.
No need to panic just yet.
Graveyard level upgrades require a new item called Gravedigger's Lantern that can be seen above. You can grab these items in any Graveyard sale you see in the store.
Lantern Requirements we know so far:
Level - Lanterns
10 - 250
13 - 375
22 - 3,125
23 - 6,250
Other Benefits from Graveyard 23
When you level up your Graveyard it decreases the amount of time your Hero stays dead when the victim of an Ultimate Execution. You must have a Level 23 Graveyard to perform an Ultimate Execution.
When you see this port near you don't lose your Hero to it! This shows that the player has Ultimate Execution! Congrats (ONE) XxCtessexXDN!
At Graveyard 23 you will receive a new, more deadly appearance for your City on the Kingdom map.
Game of War, has decided not to allow Ultimate Executions to be used in the Kingdom of Fire or Super Wonder. However, this decision will likely change once Graveyard 23 is unlocked by more players.
For now Graveyard 23 is not a requirement to Rally Leaders but soon it will be. As the cost of upgrading the Graveyard drops, the risk of losing your Hero for 4 days increases.
How Does Ultimate Execution Work?
Ultimate Execution requires Graveyard 23 to unlock and an item from the Gold Store to use for the actual execution of captured heroes. For now, it is unclear whether the Ultimate Execution will be an instant item that can be used to execute a Hero or if the captor must hold the Hero for a day or something. My guess is the Hero will be executed using the item similar to an instant execution.
Ultimate Execution and Battle Marks
Heroes will be missing from Strongholds longer and longer with the addition of Graveyard 23 and Ultimate Execution. Therefore, it adds value to the investment of Battle Mark Hero Notification. Check out our breakdown and review of the various Battle Marks to see how they can help you identify stronghold's that have suffered an Ultimate Execution.
What do you think of Graveyard 23? How cool do those new City profiles look!?