In the past, when someone in Game of War: Fire Age asked about the "Best Core Gear", they stirred up quite a debate. We all had our opinions whether one core set was better than another in a given situation. However, MZ has taken much of the guess work out of choosing the best core sets with their many "secret recipes" posted to the in-game blog. We will simply call these "MZ Recipes".
Below is a list of the Best Core Sets by troop type and wonder/tile war.
Maximize Your Core Crafting with Powerforged Gear Set
First, it doesn't matter what Cores you choose, if your Hero is not set up properly, you greatly reduce the effectiveness of your Cores.
Always use the Powerforged Gear Set. The Powerforged set increases the duration of your Cores and reduces the cost of crafting along with reduction in cost to power it up using the Gear Workshop or VIP one click power up.
Hero Skills Needed for Core Crafting
Next, properly setup your hero skill tree. This involves going down both the left and right side of the tree. On the right side do just the minimums down to Base Set Bonus (Hero 57 required), max this out. Put the minimum in Troop Training, then max out Core High Range Boost (Hero 58) and max out Duration (Hero 60), Core Crafting Luck (Hero 65), Power Up Efficiency. Now go over to the left side and do only the minimums down to Full Set Bonus (Hero 60) and max it out.
I've stopped using Base Set Bonus skill on my rally leader account because those skill points are better used on the left side of the tree in new skills.
I use my Powerforged Set when Blessing my teammates. So, I place all the points I need in the various blessings skills. Also, I use Powerforged Set when I'm crafting my Potions. So, I place points in "Potion High Range Boost" (Hero 74), "Potion Crafting Luck". Also, "Potion Duration, Attack, Defense and Health Bonus", "Potion Attack, Defense & Health Bonus",
Do as you like with your remaining Hero points, but I grab as many defense points on the left side as I can in case someone tries attacking while I'm crafting or I forget to switch to fighting gear when I'm finished.
Altar Defense is very strong because of the multiplier to Defense of 80%.
Test different combinations of the Hero Skill Tree.
Now You're Ready to Craft
Recipes can be found in the Secret Core Recipes.
View the Highest Special Attack Bonuses here.
Official Game of War or MZ Recipe Core Sets
The Best Cores to Craft in Game of War per troop type are the following:
Infantry Core Sets
- Thanatos - Deathgod's
- Styx Core Set - Fategod's
- Ice Perses - Destruction God
- Black Friday Perses - Destruction God
- Perses - Destruction God
- Nike - Victory God
- Zeus - Thunder God
Ranged Core Sets
- Chaos - Voidguard's
- Erebus - Dark Priest
- Rhea - Ancestorgod's Origin
- Ice Aura - Airgod (Blue)
- Black Friday Aura - Airgod (Black)
- Aura - Airgod (Gray/silver)
- Artemis - Forest God
- Poseidon - Depthdweller
Cavalry Core Sets
- Nyx - Nightwalker's
- Cronus - Timegod's
- Ice Luna - Moongod (Blue)
- Luna - Moongod
- Black Friday Bacchus - Twisted
- Bacchus - Twisted
- Ares - Wargod
- Frostbitten - Arctic
Wonder and Tile War Core Sets
- Oceanus - Seafarer's
- Aether - Lightgod - Wonder Only Set Bonuses
- Nian - Fortunegod
- Ice Legend27 - The Legend (Blue)
- Ice Atlas - Brawn God (Blue)
- Black Friday Legend27 - The Legend (Black)
- Black Friday Atlas - Brawn God (Black)
- Legend27 - The Legend
- Atlas - Brawn God
Note: New core sets don't have to be used as a specific troop type. Rally leaders have so much Troop and Legion attack that any troop type will work with the new cores. For example with Chaos Core Set you gain the following stats:
- 355,000,000% Rally Attack vs. Empire
- 70,000,000% Ranged Attack
- 70,000,000% Troop Attack
- 70,000,000% Rally Attack
- 140,000,000% Troop Defense Debuff
- 100,000,000% Type Defense Debuff
The image below is from the in-game blog from the night of Chaos core set release
So, considering Chaos core stats, by using a troop type other than ranged you lose only 70,000,000% attack. Rally leaders will have close to 6,000,000,000% or 6 billion % attack. Losing 70,000,000% won't make much difference. So, if your target calls for a split attack or a different troop type then don't worry about using a different core missile. The new cores can handle any troop type.
Have you leveled up your core gear levels? Check out our Set Gear Leveling Guide.
Custom Core Sets
Custom Sets are those core sets that are crafted without following a Core Forge Set Recipe officially released in Game of War Fire Age.
However, set bonuses of MZ recipes require you to use the cores of the set. In other words, you don't have to use the pieces of the recipe to receive a set bonus. The set bonus will not include the Extra Set Bonuses. The Extra Set Bonuses are only rewarded if you also use the required pieces from the MZ Recipe.
Here are some custom examples:
Article 1: All Core Crafting Basics Article 2: The Essential Core Crafting Strategies Article 3: How to Craft Great Core Gear Article 4: Crafting Cores with a Purpose Article 5: Crafting Your First Core Article 6: When to Take Chances While Crafting Article 7: The Most Under Rated Core Gear Article 8: The Best Core Gear You Can Craft Article 9: Comparing Troop Attack vs. Trap Attack for Trap Accounts