Game of War Starting Guide: Dragon Dimension

Hey fellow Game of War players! Are you starting Game of War or have you recently taken some time off to enjoy other endeavors in life?

Whatever the reason, welcome to Game of War: Fire Age!

For purposes of this tutorial I’ll consider everyone “starting out, but with some basic knowledge of the game. For example, Hero, VIP, building benefits, etc.

Also, if you live in a country that provides Game of War for Amazon app store, then you can save on purchases with Amazon Coins!

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First, I’ll focus on the Dragon Dimension.

The Dragon Dimension Portal is still free for a limited time.

What the heck is the Dragon Dimension?

Its a sort of in-game reboot. You’ll notice a portal in regular or Demigod Dimension.  You know that dimension that is completely out of control stats, buildings, and troop wise. Yes, that one.

Well, click through the portal and find yourself looking at a similar Game of War from July 2013. However, don’t assume everything is at was then.

I’ve noticed a few changes in Game of War Dragon Dimension.

Dragon Dimension Starting Guide

Game of War Starting Guide – Return Quick and Easily to Demigod Dimension!

Instant upgrade items will get you back into the war quickly! These come in a variety of gold packs.

Nearly every gold pack has them now.

These items provide instant completion of research, upgrade to core and specialized buildings.

Once, you’ve completed your desired buildings plan, hit that instant building upgrade item. You will find it under your Specials tab.

Next, find the various instant research completion items. If the tree was previously completed it will let you know.

If it is, just break the remaining items for essences and to clean up tabs and inventory. You will thank yourself later when new items appear first in the tabs. This makes finding items in the future much easier!

Ok, great job! Feel the rush of upgrading and getting close to back out there into the fold! What’s next?

Tweaking for Current War Requirements

The instant upgrade items are nice and will get you close to the required stats and setup you need to NOT be annihilated. Next, you must check for the latest “safety report”.

Keep in mind that you may have a different play style than the “cookie cutter” profile provided.

For this starting guide I won’t go into specific requirements for safety.

Game of War Spiritual Building

Testing Your Recently Updated Account For War

Once, you’re satisfied you’ve updated everything to your desired level, its time to test.

I test my guys first with a hero-less solo if they are small and just getting back into the swing of things.

If he defends that, I hit him with a hero included solo, then onto a rally if he’s setup for rally defense. If at any point he burns, we figure out why and adjust.

Its much easier to understand the “why” of failure when you can see the attackers stats and ask questions.

Once you’ve readjusted whatever is needed to defend against your tester, its time to get back to WAR!

Welcome back! I look forward to seeing you out on the battle field.  Please C.R.R. 😉



Trinity: Tier 34 Troops, 3rd Hero Level 80, and Stronghold 625!

Tier 34 Troops, 3rd Hero level 80, and Stronghold 625 have arrived. Let’s take a look.

Soar to the top with Virtuous Combat Research!

The increased stats from research is significant of course. Also, we gain additional march benefits. So, its a double whammy for trap players.T14 Ascendant Troops and traps released in Game of War

Let’s take a closer look at the stat boost from this Trinity release.

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Benefits at T34, 3rd Hero Lv 80, Stronghold 625

Max March Size Benefits

Mythical Creature Rally Size: 25 M
Mythical Creature Solo Size: 2.5 M
Mega Troop Rally Size: 30 MT
Troop Rally Size: 30 MT
Trap Rally Size: 15 MT
Troop Solo Size: 1.2 MT
Trap Solo Size: 1.2 MT

Mythical Creature Benefits

If you’re like me right now, I’m looking at all those numbers and thinking, “Ok, but how much of a boost is this?”

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Boost %
Mythical Creature Attack 12 M
Mythical Creature Defense 600 K
Mythical Creature Health 6 M
Immortal Mythical Creature Attack 4 M
Dragon Mythical Creature Attack 4 M
Beast Mythical Creature Attack 4 M
Immortal Mythical Creature Defense 500 K
Dragon Mythical Creature Defense 500 K
Beast Mythical Creature Defense 500 K
Immortal Mythical Creature Health 2.5 M
Dragon Mythical Creature Health 2.5 M
Beast Mythical Creature Health 2.5 M
Mythical Creature Rally Attack 6 M
Mythical Creature Rally Health 6 M

Virtuous Combat Research Research Tree Help For Trap Players

So, most of us are playing defense or filling rallies.  What will it take to be safe from these new monsters with T34 maxed?

I strongly urge players to train the highest level of Mythical Creatures.  Also, Tier 3 troops and Tier 4 have the lowest costs to train without fear of being nerfed.

These troops are too easily debuffed. Tier 4 doubles the amount of additional defense.  Tier 5 doubles it again, however, as of this morning I found them too expensive to stack substantial amounts.

I opted for T4. The additional tier stats they enjoy plus the lower cost make these troops the mathematical winner for meat.

T3 as Second Meat Shield for Hospital Fodder

That being said, once you find you are safe, its ok to add a secondary meat shield of T3 or T2 for hospital fodder.

What I mean is, even when you are victorious in your defense, some troops will suffer wounds.  By using the T3 or T2 you save on healing costs.

Currently, healing Mythical Creatures is a terrible waste. We lack the research and skills to lower healing significantly.

Wall Traps

If you have this T3 second meat shield, then place T2 or T3 traps ahead of them.  Essentially, the more layers you have to your stronghold the better. The battle mechanic theory is turn-based.  So, the more turns you can create against the incoming rally the better.  You create turns by adding layer after layer of various tiers of troops and traps.  However, traps are only effective if they are in front of the troops they are protecting.  Clear as mud right? If you have further questions about combat mechanic theory, leave a comment and I’ll extrapolate.

Troop Counts and Setup for Trap Safety

As more test reports come in, I’ll update this with proper figures. Please comment below your findings.

Read “Dark, How Can I Survive Game of War?” to learn more about surviving Game of War after an absence.

Game of War on Live Stream Twitch

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Gladiator Levels – 40 – Rally’s Sting Again

New Gladiator levels are now available. The pendulum swings in favor of attackers once again, rally leaders actually benefit a HUGE amount.

These new levels provide the march, combat, and finally a new dynamic to the game, “Multi-Kill Bonus”.

Lets dig right into it.

Gladiator Levels Reach 40!

From the in-game blog:

Elevate your Hero’s Prowess and Unleash your Inner Gladiator!

Warrior, now’s the time for your hero to reveal the true power within. Unleash untapped potential with the Hero Gladiator Skill Tree for astonishing boosts!

New Gladiator Benefits

Turn one kill into a massacre with new Benefits. Achieve record Kill Counts against even the strongest enemies!

  • Troop Massacre Attack
  • Legion Massacre Attack
  • Type Massacre Attack
  • Trap Massacre Attack

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Hero Gladiator Level 30 Benefits

March Benefits

Troop Rally Size 1.4 T
Trap Rally Size 700 B
March Size 600 B
Trap March Size 300 B

Combat Benefits

Boost % Dark’s Gladiator Level 20 Stats % Increase
Troop Attack 200 MTT% 50.8 MTT% +393%!
Type Attack 200 MTT% 11.7 MTT% + 105 MTT (T14 additional) +171.37%
Legion Attack 200 MTT% 13.2 MTT% +1515%!
Rally/Wonder Attack 200 MKTT% 28.3 MTT% Just insane increase lol!
Onslaught Attack 15 MTT% 1.91 MTT% 785%
Unstoppable Attack 600 MT% 979 MT% 61%
Troop Defense 2 MT% 18.8 MT% 10.6%
Type Defense 2 MT% 19.1 MT% + 105 KT% (T14 additional) 10%
Legion Defense 2 MT% 19.4 MT% 10%
Resolute Defense 2 MT% 10.2 MT% 10%
Defense Annihilation 120 MT% 132 MT% 90%
Enemy Troop Defense Debuff 2 MT% 3.51 MT% 57%
Enemy Type Defense Debuff 2 MT% 3.81 MT% 52%
Enemy Legion Defense Debuff 2 MT% 3.82 MT% 52%
Rally & Wonder Health 10 BTT% 616 MTT% Insane amount!
Mobile Trap Health 5 BTT% 274 MTT% Again wow!
Multi-Kill Bonus 100% Doesn’t work against T14 Works well on lowest tiers troops

Strengths of Gladiator Levels

Some of the boost categories enjoy incredible boosts. For instance, TROOP ATTACK, RALLY ATTACK, RALLY & WONDER HEALTH, and MOBILE TRAP HEALTH.

It’s clear that the creators intend to give power back to rally leaders with these new Gladiator levels.

So, be careful when you take a rally now. The results may surprise you!

Gladiator Level Requirements

The cost of 21-31 Gladiator levels are each 1 T Gladiator Medallions. Level 32 begins 4 T Medallions required.

Please be careful when defending a rally. It’s going to be a rocky road for a bit. The amount of attack and added health makes for a difficult time for micro traps.

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Game of War Needs a Spiritual Building

In my travels, I’ve noticed something common everywhere I go. The spiritual core of each town is prevalent. Game of War, based supposedly, in a time of medieval era, when the church controlled law, spirit, mind, soul, direction, Game of War has completely missed the boat, either intentionally or unintentionally.

Therefore, I propose a new direction/building/research tree to reflect the beliefs of the user.

Game of War Spiritual Building

Game of War Needs a Spiritual Building

Email to Mz:

Greetings fine folks of Mz.

Known to many , but perhaps not your offices, I’m traveling the world and everywhere I got its clear the spiritual core of the resident. First, thank you for an awesome game, that has brought the world of gamers together with a first of its kind translator. Shall I thank Microsoft? Recently, the design team is out of control with the pace of “new” content releases that add zero new dynamic to the game. You’re simply releasing more levels of the same content you’ve sold us for years.

Yes, you simply raise the high water line each week forcing players to repurchase what they’ve already invested in to stay afloat.  How about a new dynamic to the game that players will feel confident and intrigued by with their hard earned dollars.

Teachings from Pavlog

Toss them a bone once in a while if you expect continued loyalty.  The teachings of Pavlog’s dog will carry you only so far. Remember we aren’t dogs, we are human beings. But, that’s just business am I right?

Anyway, something lacking in Game of War is a spiritual building.  In the “Fire Age” or medieval times that the game appears to be set in, the central core, strength, government, law, etc. was determined by the spiritual body/leaders of the time.

So, I propose a new building be released that reflects the spiritual strength of the account, allow the player to choose his “god” or spiritual direction.

In full honesty, this is a touchy subject as players in Game of War come from all walks of life. However, allowing said players to choose their spiritual leader will entice them to purchase. Perhaps an emblem of some kind could be shown in profile or over stronghold that reflects their choice. Or a new Hero-type that remains always protecting the Stronghold.

Atheist / Pagan

So, I think you get the idea.  This will create further conflict and new alliances based on spiritual aspect. It will also round out blessings and create the need of a new research tree for “Spiritual Growth.”

You’re welcome.

Forever yours,


Game of War spiritual building

Alternatively, Reboot the Altar as Spiritual Building Focus

Check this, an alliance mate mentions that the Altar’s purpose is to reflect the spiritualness of the player. However, this building too needs strengthened. In fact, the recent Core Building release paled in comparison to the strength of the new HERO LEVELS and ASCENDANCY RESEARCH TREE.

Also, if you’ve not already, I encourage you to register for The first week is free and just $4.99 a month. Thank you for your continued encouragement and small contribution for my efforts.

Finally, stay safe and have fun, be mindful of your budget, find a trusted loader for insane savings a year 😉

Yours in war and fun,

-Darkthorne, God of GoW.

Follow up thus far:

Game of War Spiritual Building

Game of War is Not Dying

Game of War Top Grossing game on  iTunes

As the above chart demonstrates, Game of War remains one of the top grossing games on iTunes. Keep in mind that iTunes is largely unused by players because of its fees and full price status. Many players use loaders or their own Amazon coins. Loaders typically use Google or Amazon.

Therefore, its likely Game of War clears $1 million a day for selling digital nothingness. No, Game of War isn’t going anywhere soon.


Level Up Buildings – Level 110+ Provide Insane Boosts For…

If you are in the Line App room then this release is not a surprise.  We guessed that three days of releases in a row just wasn’t enough. We deduced that buildings are likely on the way. When the packs start giving away maxed content for $20 or $40.00 packs, means new levels are shortly on the way.

How significant are these new building levels? Is this a make or break upgrade? It is difficult to determine since we’ve had so many other upgrades this week.  Players are at various degrees of account upgrade. However, all the upgrades save Ascendancy research is shown.  What I mean to say is, if you are a trap, you can’t hide the fact that you have upgraded buildings, hero level, VIP, or the new Barbarian King gear.

If you’ve jumped on all these new upgrades then chances are you are playing it safe and enjoy warding off would be assailants with your baller status upgrades.

Without further ado, let’s take a close look at how significant a boost these buildings are for attackers and defenders.

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Which Buildings Provide the Best Stats for Defensive Players?

As a defensive player, you seek defense, health, and resolute defense.  Also, troop attack debuff is helpful. However, I’ve generally been of the mindset that the defenders troop attack debuff is so insignificant compared to troop attack in game that I don’t give it much attention.  Sure, if its there I’ll take it. But, I don’t burn and think, “well, I just don’t have enough troop attack debuff.”

So, which buildings should defensive players upgrade first to gain the most benefit and protection from the monsters running around with fully upgraded building levels?

Resolute Defense!

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It’s confirmed, higher levels than 110 are popping up in Game of War already!

Thank you for your continued support. Please leave questions in the comments below or hit me up on Line App – darkthorne

Be safe and HAVE FUN!