The Imperial Banners building allows you to equip special banners that give unique bonuses to your troops. The latest banners are incredible for rally leaders and contain an often overlooked, but very good, benefit to trap players.
Banners in Game of War have improved since this building released. What started as providing a bit of extra boost while holding heroes has now turned into a must have for any trap, rally leader or wonder fighter.
The latest banners provide an upgrade of stats over previous "blue" or Ultimate Banners. New banners also provide traps significant defense. However, any knowledgeable rally leader will be looking for these new purple banners. So, keep that in mind when setting up your trap.
Which Banners Should I Use?
With so many options now its important to think about which banners provides the best benefit. The method I use to select the best banners is simple. Answer a few questions and you will confidently equip the banners you need.
- For what purpose do I need a banner?
- Rally Attack
- Tile fight
- What stat is best for my need?
- What are the stats of my adversary?
- Traps/Defense should ask "How much debuff do rally leaders have right now?"
- Rally Leaders should ask "how much defense does the trap I'm hitting have?"
Best Defense Banner Discussion
If you're a trap player then its important to know what rally leader's will be throwing at you. Specifically how much debuff do they possess? Once, you know this then you can prepare your stronghold. You must remain above the debuff threshold or suffer great losses. If your defense suffers 100% debuff then your troops must absorb the full impact of the rally leader's attack. Also, its not so important to keep all your various defenses above full debuff. You can simply focus on one defense if you'd like. However, the more defense types you have the better obviously!
What are the defense types?
- Troop Defense
- Type Defense (Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry, Siege)
- Empire Defense
- Embassy Defense
- Legion Defense
- Onslaught? Most likely will we see the defense equivalent of Onslaught Attack soon.
What are the highest debuffs in game at the moment?
This answer will change fairly often, but I provide my current debuffs in our Best Defense Gear for Rally Trap article. I explain the importance of knowing "maxed" debuffs. A maxed rally leader is not exactly possible in Game of War. Content is available if a player wants to chase it, but it will be costly. In other words, two "max" leaders exist now. One is a normal "max" rally leader. This is someone who has the "normal" release content items. The "super max" players are a handful of super spenders that you won't see much of unless you are in one of the top kingdoms in which these powerful players typically roam. For purposes of our strategy talks, I'll mostly refer to "normal max" rally leaders.
If you have further questions, please ask in the comments. Each player's empire varies wildly in stats.
Rally Leaders versus Empire
To select the best banners to use against empires, use a simple rule, debuffs are priority until defense is zeroed, then add attack. Which defense needs more debuff? The exception will be poorly setup traps which is very common depending on your kingdom!
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Barricade, Empire Legion, Brutality, and Ruthless. The following chart displays the stats of each banner.
Note: The remainder of this article is from before the June 2017 release of new banners. It is kept for historical purposes but is superseded by the above.
Barricade Banner for Traps
Barricade Banner contains 50,000% Empire Troop Defense Bonus. This is a must have for traps at the moment. You should have about 20k Empire Defense currently from research and paladin avatar collection. Unfortunately, rally leaders have a hair over 50k Empire Defense Debuff. So, with the Barricade Banner you will have about 20k empire defense to help you defend. Also, consider the Marshal's Training Banner listed below.
Other Banners Available
- Banner of Questing - Daily, Alliance, and VIP quests become more valuable. The quality of the banner will extend the amount of time the banner is active.
- Athena's Bounty Banner - Receive additional treasure when collecting Athena's Gifts. The 100% boost doubles your Athena gifts. The level of the banner reduces the cool down.
- Warden Banner - receive additional bonuses from your prisoners. Rare, Epic and Legendary banners increase the number of prisoners that provide a bonus.
- Ultimate Power Up Banner - Troop Attack +840%
- Hero Health Banner - Health Bonus 700%
- Power Up Banner - Troop Attack Bonus 420%
Rally and Wonder Banner
|Rally Attack Bonus : 500%|
|Rally Health Bonus: 1000%|
|Wonder Holding Troop Attack Bonus: 500%|
|Wonder Holding Troop Health Bonus: 1000%|
Legion Attack with Hero Banner
|50,000% Legion Attack|
|1000% Type Defense Debuff|
Glorious Rally and Wonder Banner
|50,000% Troop Attack|
|100,000% Rally/Wonder Mobile Trap Health|
|100,000% Rally/Wonder Troop Health|
Marshal's Training Banner
|5,000% Troop Defense|
|500,000 Troop Queue Size, 1.3 Billion troops|
Unlocking the Imperial Banner Building
The Imperial Banner building is unlocked when you spend some money in the Gold Store similar to the Speed Up Treasury. It requires a purchase of any amount.
Are Imperial Banners Worth It?
When Imperial Banners first released in Game of War they did not provide much boost, but are improving substantially. The good news is the banners are permanent. Meaning once you craft the banner, you keep it. However, each banner has a cool down based on the level. So switching between banners will require you to wait.
Keep checking back here for more banners as they are added to Game of War!
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