GoW Nerf Calculator

Game of War Nerf

Lower Tier troops were previously nerfed which had a significant impact on Game of War Fire Age.  Recently, a Machine Zone customer service E-mail circulated social networks mentioning yet another Game of War Nerf.  It claimed “a handful of players [were] holding a massive number of lower tier troops to protect their city.”

According to MZ, this was not their intended purpose.

Furthermore, they would nerf these lower tiers to maintain the integrity of the higher tiered troops. Continue reading “GoW Nerf Calculator”

GoW Artemis Core Recipe, Gems, Set Bonus, Stats

GoW Artemis Core Set – Stats, Recipe, Gems, Set Bonus, Skills

GoW Artemis Core Set recipe, gems, set bonus, and skills are included in this article.  Artemis is a ranged attack core missile with enormous defense debuff.  It also has type defense debuff and significant health debuff.

GoW Artemis Stats

Artemis has a combined attack of 8000% and 1400% Defense Debuff with gems, boosts, and level 65 hero set up for attack.

If you set up for all Troop Defense Debuff the combined attack or ranged attack plus troop attack is roughly 7500% and 2000% defense debuff.

Also, in this each Artemis setup is 500% individual defense debuff and 1500% health debuff.

GoW Artemis Recipe

Similar to other GoW core recipes, Artemis set uses a base of pieces in each core.  These base pieces are Chimera Feather, Forest Essence, Gaia Charm, and Wolf’s Pelt.

Core Pieces


Forestgod’s Howl

Overgrown Pelt Core
  • Chimera Feather
  • Forest Essence
  • Gaia Charm
  • Wolf’s Pelt
  • Hound Tooth
  • Wolf Lure


Forestgod’s Den

 Overgrown Cloak Core
  • Chimera Feather
  • Forest Essence
  • Gaia Charm
  • Wolf’s Pelt
  • Golden Arrow
  • Moon Stone


Forestgod’s Ferocity

Overgrown Greaves Core
  • Chimera Feather
  • Forest Essence
  • Gaia Charm
  • Wolf’s Pelt
  • Ancient Fish Hook
  • Dragon Arrow


Forestgod’s Bite

Overgrown Longbow Core
  •  Chimera Feather
  • Forest Essence
  • Gaia Charm
  • Wolf’s Pelt
  • Ancient Fish Hook
  • Dragon Arrow


Forestgod’s Pack

Overgrown Quiver Core
  •  Chimera Feather
  • Forest Essence
  • Gaia Charm
  • Wolf’s Pelt
  • Dragon Arrow
  • Golden Arrow

Total Number of Pieces Required

Chimera Feather 7
Forest Essence 7
Gaia Charm 7
Wolf’s Pelt 7
Dragon Arrow 4
Golden Arrow 4
Ancient Fish Hook 1
Hound Tooth 1
Hunter Potion 1
Moon Stone 1
Predator Bait 1
Wolf Lure


Wolf Pelt, Gaia Charm, Chimera Feather, and Forest Essence are the most difficult pieces to obtain.

Artemis GoW Core Set Bonuses

The base set bonus for Artemis is Enemy I/R/C Defense Debuff – 225%.  While the Full Set Bonus is:

  • Ranged Attack – 632%
  • Enemy Troop Defense Debuff – 224%
  • Enemy Troop Health Debuff – 272%

Artemis Core Gems

Gems are dependent on the target’s setup. If you see Kinoichi’s Kunai or high defense debuff resistance items then you should use more attack to overcome this defense debuff trap.  However, if you see all high defense items then defense debuff gems will be needed.

Its usually safest to use as much defense debuff as possible to overcome the typically far superior troop numbers and defense of the enemy trap.  One exception is when hitting a heroless rally leader. In this situation the amount of defense is roughly known and it is clear whether your set has the amount needed to reduce it to zero without gems for defense debuff.  In this case you can stack more attack for a harder hitting rally!

Suggested Gems:

Leap Year (S) 35% Troop Attack Bonus
Domination 35% Troop Attack Bonus
Ranged 25% Ranged Attack
Gem of Power 25% Troop Attack
Volley Gem 17.5% Ranged Attack, 17.5% Enemy Troop Defense Debuff

Artemis Skill Talent Suggestions

Artemis is a ranged missile attack core set used against superior numbers such as traps and other heroless rally leaders.  Therefore, you should maximize three stats: Ranged Attack, Troop Attack, and Defense Debuff.

The Altar Boosts are the best skills in the tree along with the new Hero 65 500% attack talent.

  • Ranged Attack
  • Troop Attack
  • Altar Boosts
  • Defense Debuff
  • Health Debuff
  • 500% Attack
  • Rally Attack

Also, it is important to skill the minimum points down the right side to skill “Base Set Bonus.”  This is worth the added boost of 25% of 225% I/R/C Defense Debuff or 56.25% additional specific troop defense debuff.

You should still have plenty of points left over to reach Rally Attack Bonus and Full Set Bonus.

Artemis Strengths

Currently, Artemis Cores in GoW are strongest missile attack core set in game.  They are superior even to Nike Core Set.  This set is still testing the limits of what can be destroyed.  Currently, 28 billion in full Sola’s Paladin has been burned.  Also, typical permanent gear 900 million troop traps are no trouble for this ranged missile core set.

Whats your biggest burn using Artemis?


Leg Humper: Why I Returned To Game of War


When last we saw our heroes, they were embroiled in a battle….or at least a series of tests…to determine Leg Humpers worthiness to stay in the GOW Pub. Leg Humper’s day/evening plans hang in the balance as whether he stays or not would determine the outcome of this story.  The TRIALS of LEG HUMPER continue where we left off…

Meanwhile Still in the Pub

leg humper

My mysterious somewhat attractive man-friend stared blankly at the crowd and the crazy old man who just made his speech, and sort of “snapped out of it” and returned to the present. He flippantly says “moving on”

“The next test. One of Uncommon valor. Usually for this test we subject the applicant to several physical and mental impossible choices to see what happens.”

Things like “a kitten and a puppy are drowning, choose one to save!” Or “the girl next to you in calculus class asks if she can cheat off you. The class is graded on a curve and letting her cheat may affect your grade negatively, what do you say?” Or “a man with a gun walks in the room and points a gun at you. Do you give him your iPhone, or hide behind the elderly nun and group of young school children she’s in charge of?” You know. Things like that.*.

But you’re Leg Humper! We all know of your greatness, your fairness and your awesomeness! We’ve heard the stories about how you inspired your alliance to take the wonder against the big bad evil alliance! We’ve regaled in the tale of your leadership of your entire kingdom to migrate to kingdom 106 after the Great Merge Event! We’ve ALL witnessed the story of how you spent time in a Russian prison….twice! And not only escaped once, but even for executed and came back to life! We have read your eye-witness account of some of the greatest traps to have ever walked the GOW world! (PONZI, and you Crazy Canadian, seemoarbutts, I still salute you. Haven’t seen anything like it since! And with the release of hemlock, likely we never will!)

We tell stories about how you perfectly related GOW to real life, and how you took on the difficult topic of addiction and easily handled it with a test we could all take and self evaluate in the privacy of our own homes (or our mothers basements, for many of you I suppose?).

Yes. We’ve ALL lived through your experiences, O’ great Leg Humper. We tell bedtime stories about you to our children. When we get drunk, we sing the billboard #1 hit “Queens Hero Will Die” when we’re drunk and happy. We try to top each other’s idiocy much like the frat house contest….you, Leg Humper, won’t need to prove your uncommon valor at all.

“Ok, good….thanks!”

Test Dot Common!

“Next test! Dot common!”
I look around the room. Apparently, the crowd grew bored while listening to my mysterious mildly attractive man-friend and took out their phones to play GoW.

They all simultaneously got a pop up that said “BURN NOTICE! Log in now!” And they all did. They then spent the next 20 minutes trying to figure out who got burned, or if another alliance was in need of help or in need of further burning, etc. no one found anything. I waited the 20 minutes, mostly playing on  my phone. HayDay is a fun app.

He re-announces…”next test! Dot common! Leg Humper! What is your favorite website?”
That’s an easy one. Gameofwartips.com. Specifically, the page under resources titled “Leg Humper fan page”. I only wish the list of leg Humper blogs was both complete, (there are some missing) and better visually. Darkthorne, the creator of the site, has added so much content to his site that the Leg Humper Fan Page has gotten pushed off the high priority list and now just sits as a bunch of links, not even in chronological order, with no pictures or brief descriptions to help new arrivals to the site navigate through the awesomeness they have stumbled upon. But hey. It’s ok I guess. Still my favorite site.”

Editor’s Note: Burned…

The crowd just nodded agreeably in silence.

Test: Common Misconceptions

“Well done! Next test! Common misconceptions. Tell us why you quit Game of War, and why you came back. The only other similar situation we could think of was when Michael Jordan quit basketball only to return several years later. In both cases, the arguably greatest of all time left the game at his peak, highlighting a glaring lack of excitement and lack of talent in the game after he left. Upon his return, though the game and HIS game had changed, he was still among the greatest of all time, not only in his base ability, but also in his ability to bring those around him up to another greater level of performance. So. Why. Leg Humper. Did you leave and then return?”

Why I Quit and then Returned to Game of War

My answer was simple, “Time is why I left, or more specifically, lack of time to play. I’d missed many events and found myself trying to squeeze in playing time as I got busier in real life. My return was because I kept a small farm account I used mainly to chat with the friends I made in the game. I logged in and slowly built it up to a trap, keeping it shielded until kvk and then re-shielding when I had to log off. It was a much more manageable level of play for me, unlike when I was trying to keep up with mz releasing new core sets weekly and new researches bi-weekly. It’s worked out ok for me, and I’ve been a pretty good trap so far. It’s a very different kind of gameplay, and I don’t think it really interested me back when I wrote those blogs about great traps I witnessed. But out of necessity came proficiency and so…I return.”

“And we thank you for that!”

Insert disappointing and incomplete ending here with the feeling that there MUST be more, and I NEED TO HAVE ALL THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED type of cliff hangar. Use your imagination. If you can’t do that……then at least just pretend to be excited for Part 3.

Thanks for reading this far!
Harrycubed a.k.a. Leg Humper
Kingdom: #106 Kranarius
Alliance: MGd

*proper answers to those questions are: save the puppy. 1) Cats are evil incarnate. 2) is she hot? If so, yes. Let her cheat off you. 3). Trick question. Without looking, keep your phone hidden and find the gunmans sh in GOW. Set a rally on him. When he looks down at his phone to see the notification, throw one of the small children in his direction and run out of the room.

Leg Humper vs. Machine Zone: A New Hope

Chronicles of Leg Humper Returns to Game of War Tips!

The next installment of the best Game of War Sarcastic Satire Blog anywhere on the planet, or elsewhere!

PART 1: Leg Humper vs. Mz, a NEW HOPE

It was a time of great depression. Game of War in Kingdom 106 and really, everywhere else too, was going through a tough time.  Still disappointed by the loss of the beloved Leg Humper, the Evil Empire, MZ, was gaining power and strength as they offered Pay-for-Infernos and packs that unlocked other packs that you felt were needed if you planned to succeed at GoW life. A former GOW rally leader and part time sit-down comedian, may be the new hope for GOW to stand up against MZ, or at least make their time under the evil empires rule, slightly less boring…

It’s a rainy night (actually, it’s like 84 degrees and sunny, nice afternoon, but the setting is better when it’s dark and rainy. Not sure why. It just is.

I walk the streets aimlessly. Looking for activity. Something. Interesting.

I had recently traveled the land, looking for adventures elsewhere. I’d spent time with the Buddhist masters in a cave on the 424th highest peak in New York. All women masters by the way, thus, the name of the mountain. Google it. I’ll wait….

I’ve traversed the legendary Sarr Chasm with some mixed results…a story for another time perhaps.

I stayed at a hotel where they labeled everything by the alphabet. Like the towels were labeled a, b, c, d, and so on. The soap. The cleaning staff. Everything. While walking down toward the pool, I passed by the housekeeping headquarters and stole the 5th iron from the left. I think it’s funny. They’ll be going nuts trying to find it. I will use my “iron E” every chance I can!

But now, I find myself walking along a deserted city street. Late at night. Cold. It’s raining. Not really. But you know, ambiance.

At the far end of a side alley, I see a light and make out the sounds of music and cheering and whooping. Actual whooping. Not the fake kind.

I meander down the alley toward the lights and sounds. I tried sauntering, it’s not as easy as people think. Meandering, however, is pretty easy, likely anyone could do it without risk of injury.  I’m hoping for someplace warm and bright, to offset this dark, cold, and rainy night. Yeah. It was cold too. Again. Adds to the imagery for story telling.

I arrive at the entrance and push apart the saloon style double swinging doors. The music stops. All faces turn to me. Silence.

leg humper

A man in the back, face shrouded in shadows. I’m guessing, I couldn’t actually see him because, well, he was way in the back behind lots of other people. Stands up (now I can see his face. He’s good looking. Not in the way I’d be attracted to, just in that he’s not repulsive to stare at. He walks in my general direction. Remember. Lots of people here. If he walked DIRECTLY at me, he’d trip over other people.

He gets close up to my face. Takes a long inhale through his nose as if to smell my very soul. Looks into my eyes and says:

“You. I know you. Or at least I know of you. Or at least I know of stories about you. Sort of. Well. I don’t really know you I guess. Just kind of heard about you once a long time ago. You’re ‘Leg Humper’. Aren’t you?”

I assumed it was a rhetorical question, because really, who doesn’t know Leg Humper.

When he seemed like he was still waiting for an answer. And, he was still close enough to sniff my soul, I’m guessing it smelled faintly of a mix of tinfoil and the color purple. I said:


The crowd murmured. If you haven’t heard an actual crowd murmur, it’s kind of like expecting steak but they bring out jello. You bite into it and it’s not at all satisfying, but it certainly takes up space.

He says, “Well, despite the stories we’ve heard, you’re going to need to pass a few…tests…if you want to hang with us in here.”

A few in the crowd snickered at the word “tests” but not in like that evil “yeah, tests that will challenge you to the core and show if you’re man or meerkat!” I think they were laughing because when he said “tests” they thought he said “chests” and they were snickering at the synonym for boobs.

“Ok. Bring on the tests”.

Crowd: “Bring on the tests!” Two people snickered at this too.

Anonymous, somewhat good looking, mysterious man:

Test one! A Test of Will Power! ‘Common Mistakes.’

“Before you, I give you several pack choices.”

Pack 1: Contains 17 million in gold and tens of thousands of chests, mostly stuff you don’t need or can’t use with one you would surely benefit from, but not nearly enough to be effective.

Pack 2: Promises you can increase your strength and stamina and includes millions of experience (not enough to level up, but lots) and some fancy equipment to wear. It’s pretty. Pretty useless.

Pack 3: Promises you will be the champion of the Super Wonder! You won’t. But it says you will. So that’s something.

Pack 4: Promises you will be the envy of your kingdom. You get some pretty gems, medals and something called “reputation points”. Likely useless. But you never know.

The crowd is quiet and all eyes are on me. I look at each pack laid out on the tables before me. Carefully considering each one and the benefits it would afford me.

I realize this is a trick! The right answer is NONE OF THEM!

But then, I’m buoyed by the thought that I got this one right, and I blurt out:

“I buy 2 of each pack!” I couldn’t help myself. All that stuff! How can anyone say no to all that! And the crowd cheers!? Apparently that’s the same thing everyone else did.

Test 2. ‘Common Thoughts’

A simple question. The answer will matter greatly. “How many times have you quit, or threatened to quit, playing game of war?”

Whoa. I never really thought about it. I’d enjoyed the game, and really, more so, the people.

I wrote blogs. Epic tales of awesome! And, enjoyed chatting in the game with so many people. When I finally decided to walk away from the game, giving my big account to a friend and my farm system to another, I’d realized it was finally the time to quit cold turkey.

But I’d agonized over the decision for months before finally pulling the trigger, so perhaps daily for 3 months, it was a thought? But it was only one real final thought that counts?

Right? I don’t know. I’m confused. I make up a number. Blurt it out. It’s a good number. Not too high. Not too low. Apparently. It’s the Goldilocks of numbers as the crowd cheers again!

I won’t tell you the number here, as now that I know that the number works in this type of situation, I plan to use it every time I find myself in a hostile environment where I’m expected to answer questions and pass tests just to stand in a room and get out of the rain. I bet if you tried long enough, you’d be able to guess it. But I’m not telling.

Test 3, ‘Common Sense’

Common sense is NOT at all common. In fact. It’s quite rare. But at some point in history, whoever makes up names for things, like “chair” or “taint” or “shuffle” also named it “common sense” instead of the better fitted “rare sense”. Perhaps it was a public relations ploy to make more people think it was attainable and desirable. Dunno.

“It’s a KvK kill event. You see an outlander ported near you. The gear the hero is wearing is a mix of research gear and training gear. No reason anyone would ever be in this gear. You watch his helps for 3 minutes before impatience overwhelms you and you set a rally on him.

You call your alliance and they all port over and fill your rally.
Do you:
A) Let the rally March! You’ll crush him because you’re powerful!
B) Cancel the rally because you might lose troops.
C) Let the rally March, then cancel before it hits because you likely forgot a boost or had the wrong troop type or some other reason.
D) Realize that THIS IS A TRAP! He’s in your kingdom, so he’s on line, don’t be an idiot. He’s trapping! Don’t even bother!!

Your answer, Leg Humper?”

Well. This ones easy. We get one kill event every month or so. So “A!” Win or lose, at least it’s action! I call out my answer. The crowd cheers!

Test 4: ‘Common Decency’

A simple yes or no question. Have you ever spoken to a person in chat in a way you would NEVER speak to a person in real life, face to face?”

Wow. This is a heck of a question. Personally, as Leg Humper, I believe I’ve never really lied to anyone. I’m a master of sarcasm and goofing around in a way that is intended to be harmless and not hurtful.

Usually I can’t lie. If someone takes my joke seriously or seems to take offense to something I say, I immediately apologize or attempt to explain. I have witnessed amazingly offensive and rude comments in chats, and have occasionally tried to diffuse some of them with humor or bringing the attention on to myself with self deprecating, or self defecating humor as I like to call it, as it’s like I’m basically making myself look like poop.

So for the most part, I believe I’m pretty much the same person in chat as I am in person. I try not to offend, try to be truthful, try to be fun. I’m about to yell out my answer, and then I realize…..I’m a TOTAL flirt in chat, but if any of these women flirted back with me in REAL life, I’d be a complete mess. So…I have to answer yes.

I have spoken to people differently in chat than I would in real life. My flirting in chat, when translated to real life, would be me breaking out in cold sweats and being struck for a complete loss of words. I say “yes” to the crowd, and the crowd mostly looks guilty of doing the same.

“Well done sir!

Test 5: ‘Commons, Semi-Commons, and Apostrophes.’

On a scale of 1-10, how much does it bother you when someone mis-uses “you’re/your” or “their/they’re/there” or effect/affect. Or when someone says it’s a “mute point” or when someone says that they “could care less” or uses irregardless in any context or say they’ve made a “full 360” or uses literally when they SHOULD use figuratively, as I write this, someone JUST wrote “I literally got a thousand emails from the guy to get his hero back”. I asked how many he actually got. He said 3. But they were all one right after another”.

On a scale of 1 to 10. Hmm. I do enjoy poking fun when people say something like “your right” by my usual response of “my right!?” Am I bothered? Not really. It’s kind of entertaining I guess?

I call out my answer. “2!”

Expecting cheers for my amazing answer that shows I’m above the intellectual righteousness and also understand that sometimes autocorrect messes things up, but no…instead, I get peanuts and pretzel nuggets thrown at me from just about everyone in the room.

One man off to the right, my physical right, not like politically right, he stands up slowly. Puts his hand in the air as if to ask for silence. And gradually he gets it. He states to the crowd:

“For all intensive purposes, I could care less about this mute point. Theirs just two much indivisiveness amongst all y’all and its just never gonna get wear yew want it too. I defiantly want what’s best for you all. So with that, I bit you ado and will sit back down in my sitting assistance device hear below me.” He actually spoke with the typos as shown above. Without actually being there, You wouldn’t understand.

He sat. There was a stunned silence.  Well, more of a confused silence, perhaps stunned by how confused they were?

While the crowd was trying to figure out what they just heard, I jumped at the chance to yell out “9!” And the crowd thought for a moment about why they were mad at me earlier and realized they must have misremembered. They didn’t cheer thunderously, as I would have liked, but more seemed like they were trying to show appreciation for my answer while fighting through a nasty migraine headache.

My mysterious somewhat attractive man-friend stared blankly at the crowd and the crazy old man who just made his speech, and sort of “snapped out of it” and returned to the present. He flippantly says “moving on”.

Insert epic battle of good vs evil here, with an ambiguous ending so that a sequel can happen but isn’t necessarily needed. Include at least one hot babe, one ugly bad guy, or at least the evil empire represented by a bad guy so we have someone to hate, because it’s hard to hate a thing. Except those hard to open plastic containers you need a sledge hammer, a jack hammer, and maybe even, as MC Hammer said, “can’t open this”. I hate those……but anyway, There WILL be a part 2 and a part 3, so please, enjoy reading this part over and over till part 2 drops, then we’ll release some DVD sets with some directors commentary and such.

Thanks for reading this far!
Harrycubed a.k.a. Leg Humper
Kingdom: #106 Kranarius
Alliance: MGd