New Strategic and Wild Siege Troop Research Provides Great Boosts!
New Strategic and Wild Siege Troop Research promises a rebirth of Siege troops. Until now Siege has been largely ignored by the Game of War community and rightly so. Siege does not play a major role in any combat situation in game at the moment. However, with Alliance City Combat on the horizon, this new Strategic and Wild Siege Troops may be required to achieve victory.
So what makes this new Tree so attractive? We explore why below.
Is Siege Ever Good for Strongholds?
Siege has not been used in Game of War for some two years for two reasons. First, traps have a maximum quantity of 450,000, which is an effective amount when most defenders have 10s of millions of troops to protect themselves. Therefore, most strongholds boost their troops not their traps. Second, rallies are maxed at 4 million troops. 4 million troops versus 100’s of millions of troops means you can’t be wasting valuable rally spots with Siege to fight 450k Traps.
Another reason Siege Troops are not used is that Traps typically don’t pose much threat since Strongholds don’t boost their Traps. So, Siege should never be used in a Rally against a Stronghold until Traps receive ridiculous boost to their stats requiring a successful rally to first destroy traps to kill troops.
Why Research the Siege Troop Tree?
The simple answer is because the Alliance City may require Siege to be successful. According to the Game of War Blog post about Wild and Strategic Siege Troops, to shatter the Walls of an Alliance City in the upcoming Alliance City Combat, you can up the odds of success with these “battle-hardened” Strategic and Wild Siege Troops. This remains to be seen, but what we can see very clearly is the real reason to Research Siege Troop Tree the awesome boosts not related to Siege Troops that happen to be in this tree!
What am I talking about? I’m talking about the following:
Rally Attack Debuff
Rally Attack Debuffs the Enemy Rally Attack Bonus against your Troops up to 50% total bonus. It is unclear how Rally Attack affects the boosts exactly. However, many Rally leaders are beginning to swear by it. They are stacking up on the Rally Attack and experiencing great results.
Enemy Defense Debuff
The largest zeroing and burning in Game of War have been the result of huge Defense Debuff core sets first by Frostbitten and now with Zeus. With the addition of great Defense Debuff gems as well 80 billion players are being zeroed. This tree adds to the power of these great Rally leaders with the potential to add 125% additional Enemy Defense Debuff! In some situations such as heroless strongholds where a specific Defense Debuff is required, Rally leaders will more easily reach that target debuff number without using as many Defense Debuff gems and can instead place more attack gems to strike even harder against these Heroless strongholds. With this addition the record for Largest Zeroing and Burning in Game of War will be broken very soon. Most likely this weekend.
Enemy Health Debuff
Along with Rally Attack Debuff and Enemy Defense Debuff, Game of War provided Rally Leaders with another highly sought after stat Enemy Health Debuff. This stat will provide Wonder leaders added benefit for holding and defending wonders. An added 125% Health Debuff will provide an edge against others in Wonders who have not yet completed this research.
While Siege is likely not to make a comeback immediately in Game of War for Stronghold warfare, it remains to be seen if we will make use of Siege when facing Alliance Cities. With that being said, the Strategic and Wild Siege Research Tree holds several attractive statistical boosts in Rally Attack Debuff, Enemy Defense and Health Debuff which makes this Tree a must have for any serious Rally Leader or Wonder point man.