Trapping is a long time favorite activity in Game of War. Many players will often ask us how to build a trap, whether it be rally or solo. However, it is one thing to call yourself a trap and be able to successfully defend and it is quite another thing to be able to be a “trapping legend.” So what makes a trapping legend and how do we define trapping legend?
Is it someone that has simply played the game for a long time? Is it someone that constantly astounds the game with their abilities? Or is it someone that has an in-depth knowledge of the game and is able to use that knowledge to be a “successful trap.” It is hard to answer these questions because in order to answer, you also need to know what a successful trap looks like.
We are not going to try to define trapping legend or successful trapping today. Because to every player that definition may look different. However, we are going to take the time to talk to one Game of War Trap that definitely meets all of the standards we talked about above.
Trapping at the Top
Today we want to tell you the story of Mobile Wonder. Some of you may recognize this name from recent blogs where he placed first and second in Kill events. While this may not seem like a big deal, after all, there are constantly Kill events and someone always places first, it is not common to see a Trap at the top of the Blog. This spot is normally reserved for attackers.
Because of this special achievement we really want to highlight how he approaches the game and how he prepares. We spent some time talking to him about this and we are really looking forward to bringing you the answers. It takes an insane amount of commitment to make it to this point and we want to give three cheers plus some for this amazing accomplishment.
How Did you get started in Game of War?
I started [playing] in pre-Demi. Spent most of my time in AHMF as a health trap when they first came out. I spent 2 years off after the madness of one-hit zeroes a couple of years ago. And started again back in Dragonville in June a bit over a year ago. Been playing since.
One of the things you have talked about is taking pieces from other players. Can you tell us more about that and the different players who have inspired you?
Yes. I’m big on this. I’ve mentioned before my connection to old-timer traps, but I’m going to stick to Dragonville this time. My account has been evolving since I started, first I wanted it to be the smallest SH possible, smallest power. Then I wanted to burn. Then I wanted to make points. As I met other players, I started adding pieces of their game to mine.
It’s clear who affected me and how. I’ll start with Cinder and WorldWonder. The amount of general knowledge I’ve pulled from them is absurd. Then BadSanta who basically keeps me on my toes with the “lead mentality”, which I have zero of. And he also taught me a lot about trap maintenance, which is basically all I do now. As for my build, Game of Cobras was the first one I saw with insane amounts of beds, so I copied that and made it a bit more extreme.
FinsUp I base my reports off his account, whatever I see him do, I replicate on my account but in a burn fashion. And Hannah gave me my actual strategy. I’ve thanked all of them because my account is a mix of all of theirs. They all know, even if they’re quiet, that I really thank them for it and that at least in my eyes, it was a win for the “Haven”.
What is your Philosophy on Trapping?
Wow. Sounds cliche, but I actually fell in love with trapping since the beginning. I have spent so many hours scheming, thinking, planning. Right now, to me trapping is more about controlling a report and what your opponent thinks for as long as possible. At first it was about my own account, but slowly I learned that the account you trap in is pretty much irrelevant, and started focusing less on my stats and more on reports. It’s a very exciting style of play.
How do you Prepare for the Events?
It’s all I do. Play one event, and the rest of the week the account is gathering RSS or completing events for gold. I can easily spend 300b food in one event. So I’ve been preparing for events with 500b food. Other RSS have gotten low now, so I’m always scavenging for resources everywhere. Then also a couple of hours every week to redo my presets and make sure I don’t use the same gear or set up twice.
What does it take to Place in the Top as a Trap?
No concern for your health? No, it’s seriously rough. A lead zeroes an account and kills 600m+ troops in 5 minutes. That’s about 20 rallies I have to take, assuming the player zeroed had more t5 than 6. Traps make points slowly, but steady. I don’t get those big points explosions. So I had to play for 21 hours the day I won my KvK. I’ve gotten a bit better at forcing points in shorter amounts of time, but it’s not easy and might depend on luck. Keep in mind, the day I won I took 304 hits, without including 1 troop marches or meaningless hits.
Who was the one lead that always made your butthole pucker up when they set a rally on you?
Wow. This is hard to answer. I usually know exactly what my account can do, so it’s been a long time since I haven’t been sure of what’s going to happen. So I’m going to rephrase it to, the one lead that most caught me by surprise. This one is easy. Kitty for sure. Definitely happened the most with her. I expected a result and got a waaaay different one. And never in a positive way. She will definitely sour up your day if you’re not ready.
How much of your strategy and Setup are you willing to share?
I can share most of my set up, yes. I run “sets”, which is the combination of stats, hero, hospital space, and troops I have at any single moment. Every “set” is different and I know them by heart. Every KvK I create 22 sets, which is meant to appear as 22 different accounts, with 22 different levels of stats. It’s a small trap, designed with the thought of taking rallies without rein.
With “account range” (baiting leads or traps) in mind, I can target most accounts in the game, whether big or small. Hospital space is huge, for extra point control. 3 different heroes give me 3 different levels to play with and 30 different presets to mix skills and raise or lower stats, which will allow my account to become stronger or weaker with the push of a button. Name changes to make leads think twice and explosive first hits that give or don’t give points for them. Dead dragons, reborn fewer dragons, every single tier, burndowns, no burn, erratic burns, and playing dead are all strategies I use on the regular.
Anything that makes me appear as a different account. Anything that is an “extender” as I call it, to extend the number of hits I receive on a single port, is something I won’t hesitate to do. Leads use synergy to decide the number of points they will get in a round. I use ports. 5B points per port is a success. 10B points per hour is the goal. Sometimes it’s more, sometimes less. Sometimes it’s healthy to take a big loss if you know you have many eyes on you, that is probably the biggest extender of all. And the single strategy I’m not willing to share just yet.
What advice would you give Other Players?
Keep going, work harder. Not just in the game, but in life. When you actually believe in something, and you work for it, and you know you honestly have done your best; people will tell you it’s not possible. That’s when you need to double down. In GOW, it applies and it did happen to me. In real life, I’m going through something like that currently. But I know I work for things like few people will, so I will always double down and accept the challenge.
What Other Relevant Information do you think players should know?
The game is very balanced right now, as far as offense vs defense goes. Anything is possible at this moment. Makes it a great time to enjoy the game. Leads have to think and evolve. Traps have new opportunities that weren’t there before. Fillers can score at high clips now. The game is evolving and it’s becoming more competitive than before. It’s no longer “the biggest wallet wins”.
What has been your biggest “uh-oh” moment as a trap?
During a KvK, I’d like to say it was in my short 1205 stint with FyT, I was getting soloed repeatedly by Cherry from M1Lf. She might have soloed easily 15-20 times. Full marches. I was sooo happy. But there was a second lead hitting me at the same time, whose name I can’t remember. They both combined for maybe 30 hits.
It’s one of the best lessons I’ve learned. They were hitting fast and I was just retraining, not checking my reports. But I had seen the first 2 and they were good, so I kept going. After 25 hits or so, I check one report. I had 5M T-5 left, was killing 500k and they were still taking points off of me. They were both using poison to whittle down my troop count and it worked beautifully. They had made a ton of points without me even noticing. So I trapped myself on that one.
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Player Spotlight: Mobile Wonder
We love spotlighting our community and we have more articles that talk about tons of players in the Game of War Community. You may remember the player spotlight we did on Mobile Wonder in the past but if you haven’t gotten the chance to read it make sure you hop over and give it a read.
Player Spotlight: WorldWond3r
World Wond3r is just one of the bada** women who play Game of War and you saw her mentioned above! Make sure you take the time to check out her Player Spotlight and spend some time reading over the spotlights we have had the opportunity to shine on other members of our amazing community.
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