Research Sockets in Game of War allow you to add unused gems to gain additional boosts as a reward for completing research trees. These boosts include attack and debuffs for rally leaders and a non-debuffable defense for trap players called Resolute Defense! Let's take a look at how these sockets work and their benefits!
First, head over to your Academy. You should see Research Sockets available for unlock. A Research Sockets Codex is required to unlock it. You received this codex in your mail box the first night the sockets released.
Once Research Sockets are unlocked, you can start placing gems in your completed research tree branches. Tap on the Research Socket button and you will see all your research branches. Tap on the benefits. You will see the stats you can add if you place enough gems. You only need a few level 55 or 60 gems to receive the maximum benefits. Ok, now tap on the research tab and see where you can place gems.
Research Socket Points
The points are given for placing your unused gems in the nodes that represent your completed research. So, you are gaining an additional benefit for doing great research! New and special gems have a higher point value than older non special gems.
You can use any gem you have to gain points.
It will be interesting to see how these sockets are rolled out in the future. Each research tree had only 4 nodes selected in which to place gems in, but in the future this number could go up. The additional benefits to a max player are incredible right now! My legion defense debuff more than doubled! Check out these epic debuffs:
Bottom line, have a great time with this new feature. It adds a huge punch for rally leaders without much investment.
Also, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and other features in Game of War, how are you adjusting? Leave us a comment below!