Looking to gain an edge on your enemies at the Wonder? The Hephaestus core set will provide you the edge you need in the Wonder over the Apollo core set.
How Much Better is Hephaestus (Healthaestus) than Apollo?
Hephaestus' strengths lie in its high troop specific health and attack stats. Apollo will have difficulty debuffing the health of Hephaestus. Apollo is of the Four Horsemen "lineage" which focuses on general troop stats and debuffs while Hephaestus is more of the Emerald Dragon lineage which is high troop specific health, attack, and debuffs.
Hephaestus Core Set Stats vs. Apollo (Ungemmed)
- Overall Troop Boosts
- Troop Attack: 876% | 1468%
- Troop Defense: 1457% | 1189%
- Troop Health: 1020% | 2255%
- Troop Boosts
- Infantry Attack: 1464% | 535%
- Ranged Attack: 1459% | 567%
- Cavalry Attack: 1483% | 547%
- Troop Health
- Infantry Health: 3224% | 0%
- Ranged Health: 3190% | 0%
- Cavalry Health: 3179% | 0%
- Enemy Troop Debuffs
- Infantry Attack Debuff: 1663% | 1942%
- Ranged Attack Debuff: 1667% | 1940%
- Cavalry Attack Debuff: 1649% | 1927%
- Overall Enemy Troop Debuffs
- Troop Attack Debuff: 200% | 90% (Research Dependent)
- Troop Defense Debuff: 312% | 230% (Research Dependent)
- Troop Health Debuff: 570% | 276% (Research Dependent)
Hero Skill Selection
When choosing skills, you should use a typical wonder attacking or defending setup with focus on Health and Attack.
Remember that you will not need Rally Attack when defending, so adjust accordingly using two presets: one for attacking and another for defense.
Keep in mind that Attack and Attack Debuff stats are priority when fighting for the Wonder. Next, priority is Health and Health Debuff. The best type of stats is troop specific stats because it is harder to debuff than general troop stats.
Gem Selection for Hephaestus
You should choose gems that reflect the priority for Wonder battles. These include attack, attack debuff, health and health debuff. For more guidance on gem selection, check out the Gem Selection Guide.
Special Set Bonus
These set bonuses are fantastic! The bonuses include everything a Wonder player needs.
- Specific Troop Attack
- Troop Attack/Troop Attack Debuff
- Health/Health Debuff
Hephaestus Core Set Recipe
|Hephaestus Core Set Recipe|
|All Cores Use Pieces:|
|Ruby Heart||Grim Fire||Inferno Crystal||Salamander Tail|
|Firegod's Ire (Helm)||Smoldering Helm||Blood Knight Emblem||Champion Proof|
|Firegod's Hearth (Armor)||Smoldering Mantle||Dragon Ash||Gothic Candlestick|
|Firegod's Bearing (Feet)||Smoldering Legs||Gothic Candlestick||Salamander Skin|
|Firegod's Skewer (Weapon)||Smoldering Claymore||Sinister Gimlet||Volcanic Ruby|
|Firegod's Anvil||Smoldering Shield||Power Crystal||Blood Knight Emblem|
Text Recipe for Line
Firegod's Ire (Helm) - Smoldering Mantle Core + Ruby Heart, Grim Fire, Inferno Crystal, Salamander Tail, Blood Knight Emblem, Champion Proof
Firegod's Hearth (Armor) - Smoldering Mantle Core + Ruby Heart, Grim Fire, Inferno Crystal, Salamander Tail, Dragon Ash, Gothic Candlestick
Firegod's Bearing (Feet) - Smoldering Legs Core +Ruby Heart, Grim Fire, Inferno Crystal, Salamander Tail, Gothic Candlestick, Salamander Skin
Firegod's Skewer (Weapon) - Smoldering Claymore + Ruby Heart, Grim Fire, Inferno Crystal, Salamander Tail, Sinister Gimlet, Volcanic Ruby
Firegod's Anvil (Accessory) - Smoldering Shield + Ruby Heart, Grim Fire, Inferno Crystal, Salamander Tail, Power Crystal, Blood Knight Emblem
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P.S. Ever wonder how "Hephaestus" is really pronounced?