Demigod Gear is here and you have to craft it! This is very new for some players and like pulling out dusty old text books for other players. The era of crafting feels like long ago for many of us, however, it was a fun era and we are glad to see it comeback.
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The first two demigod sets are here and this is what we know:
While these stats are available they are no longer given to you in a set that you open from a pack. You have to craft your gear and the closer you get to gold, the closer you are to the stats that are advertised. As shown below, there are 6 color options in your forge. Gold is where you see the best stats, Grey is the worst stat.
Below you can see the breakdown of each gear and the stats that it provides at each level.
Looking at these gears one seems to be the obvious choice for defense and the other an obvious choice for attack. However, is it? We did some testing which you can see in our Rise of the Demigods Article.
Construction and Training Gear
Demigod Construction and Training Gear is here and the stats are great. Not only do these gears offer Stats to help with your construction and training timers but they provide defense stats as well. Teamrealtips is already doing testing with these gears and will have more information for you soon!
In the meantime be sure to check out these stats.
Current packs are offering grey material, green, and blue gears. So the question becomes, how do I get Gold? You get gold by combining materials. The more you have, the better chance you have of obtaining a gold. Below, we talk more about when to take chances with crafting below.
How do I craft? The in-game blog was nice enough to give us a quick tutorial, however, for more detailed information check out our core crafting guide which provides basic crafting information.
When to Take Chances while Crafting
I think we can all admit that Hero Gear is part of what makes Game of War fun. There is a surprising, and admittedly somewhat absurd, thrill from Crafting a new Piece of Gear and putting it on.
Over the past years this game has evolved and so has the Gear. We have all gotten used to receiving our sets in packs. So we are not used to the requirements of having to craft. For this reason, we are pulling out some oldies but goodies.
With Gear Sets, especially, there seems to be one or two materials that prove particularly elusive. For some players, buying more packs to get these Materials is a legitimate option. For others, targeting Events that offer specific Materials as a reward, along with persistence and determination, will eventually get them to their Gear goal. Sometimes, to get the Gear you want you may just have to roll the dice and get lucky.
Regardless of what type of Game of War player you are, there is a Crafting Method to help you get your Hero Gear of choice. I have identified four different Methods of Crafting that I use, and given a brief description of when I choose them. Each has its benefit, and together these Methods have allowed me to Craft the majority of the Hero Gear that I’ve wanted.
This is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the tried and true, guaranteed method. Here, you wait until you have all Legendary Materials for 100% chance of Crafting a Legendary Piece…It’s foolproof. The downside is that it’s also the slowest method. I tend to choose this method for Gear that either has a very high silver cost, or that I really want to be sure of (the last Piece of a Set, for example).
Playing the odds, using 80% Legendary to Craft your Gear in an attempt to save time or materials, or just to cheat the system. I was an early proponent of this method, and Crafted a lot of Legendary Gear at 80%. The odds say that you will win more often than not. Just a warning: everyone has a Nemesis Piece. For me it was the Monster Gauntlet. After going 0/4 at 80%...I actually went with the next method and got lucky.
Double or Nothing Crafting
This method is a little more daring. It is taking the chance with only 40-70% chance of your item turning out Legendary. This is my preferred method of Crafting, and in some circumstances, it’s much more effective—when Crafting Gear that requires both common Materials and rare materials. Take Fire Age Gear: each Piece requires Blue Flames. Due to the difficulty of getting enough Legendary Blue Flames to Craft the Cavalry Set, I started substituting Level 4 Blue Flames on some Pieces.
For example, the Firelord’s Tasset requires one each of White, Red, Blue, and Green Flames. Substituting a Level 4 Blue Flame still gave me a 70% chance of Legendary, and I was able to Craft the Piece much sooner than if I would have waited for 100% Legendary. If you manage your Materials correctly, this method can be hugely advantageous. Instead of the required 14 Legendary Blue Flames, I was able to Craft the Fire Age Cavalry set for 8 Legendary and a couple Epic and Level 4 Blue Flames.
Obviously, there is some risk involved here. First, there is a chance that you waste your Material. And, yes. It happens. Sometimes, in hindsight, it might have been smarter to wait for an Advantage or Conservative Craft.
Second, there is a cost in silver. If your heart is set on Legendary Gear and you Craft Epic, chances are you just threw away a couple hundred million silver. My last article was about the Blacksmith Set being the most underrated Set in Game of War. When used in Double or Nothing Crafting, the Blacksmith Set starts to become truly valuable. I’ve been able to attempt (and successfully Craft) a ton of extra Pieces utilizing Blacksmith Gear, more than I would have otherwise.
Hail Mary Crafting
Again, just what it sounds like: a long shot. That mean 25% Legendary, or less. This is fun, and a huge ego boost when you win, but definitely not to be considered a sound economic strategy. I generally go with the Hail Mary for Gear that I know I will never have the Materials for. The perfect example is some of the Upkeep Reduction Helms. I will probably never have a Legendary Figure of Courage, Pronged Spear, or Snake Symbol. So why wait? So far, I’m 2 for 4…
Cinder and Eagle’s Tips and Tricks
Every piece of gear does not have the same stats, so sometimes you may fare better by crafting a mismatched set then a full set.
Some of the greatest traps from the early days wore mismatched gear. Sometimes that mismatched set will do better for you then the set bonus.