Ryujin Infantry Missile Core Added

Ryujin is primarily used as an infantry missile core set.  Also, it is commonly used to counter Cavalry missiles by trap accounts.  However, it is likely more important to equip a high ranged and general troop defense set to counter any hit taken while trapping.  That is a topic for a different discussion.

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Resource Shield

Resource shield is simple to use…if you have them. How do you get them?  Read on…

How Resource Shields Work

A resource shield requires you to send a minimum of 250,000 troops.  It doesn’t matter what tier or troop type.  I’m not certain the purpose of requiring 250,000 troops but I assume it is to prevent players under a certain stronghold level or 250,000 troops to be able to use them.

You will need to be careful when sending troops to a tile because you can only equip the resource shield AFTER your march arrives at the tile.  Once this happens you can tap the tile and if you have resource shields in inventory you can activate the shield.  As mentioned before, the shield lasts until the node is clear or your troop load is reached.

Dig site shields function the same way however, there appears to be a three day maximum.  My alliance mates have hit people on dig sites just as their shield dropped after three days.  Apparently, he was stalking the tile when he saw the shield but noticed it had more than three days left.  I assume resource shields function the same way.  However, no resource tile in game should take three days plus to clear.  If they do exist, please let me know!

 

Resource Shields and Prospector’s Gear/Gem

Prospector gear set base set bonus (5) provides a free Resource Shield.  Additionally, each Prospector’s Gem that is embedded to your Prospector’s Set gear gives you an additional resource tile shield per march.  The Prospector’s Gem level corresponds to the resource tile level that can be shielded.

For instance, a level 1 Prospector’s Gem will allow you to shield a level 1 resource tile only.  A level 6 Prospector’s Gem will allow for all levels of resource tile.

Must my hero be in march to receive free resource shield?

Yes and no.  What are you talking about Darkthorne?

Yes. Your hero must have Prospector’s Gear equipped and in the march to receive the initial resource shield.  Once the hero is on a resource tile and shielded you can send additional marches to resource tiles and receive a shield for each Prospector’s Gem you have equipped for the corresponding tile level.

Game of War Tip: Send your hero first to a resource tile you don’t actually care to farm and receive the resource shield.  Next, send out additional marches targeting all tiles you wish to farm and activate resource shield.  Once all tiles are shielded bring your Hero home.  All tiles will remain with resource shield activated and your hero is safely inside your stronghold!

Dig site shield and resource shield are not available to purchase with gold. However, resource shield is available only from packs or when Athena is feeling generous enough to gift them to us.

The following is a snippet from my Live Twitch stream  demonstrating me activating a resource shield when killing monsters.

Farm in Peace friends!

If this article helped you understand how Resource Shields work I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.  Thanks for visiting!

 

Helpful Links

I have created a list of helpful links to Game of War sites that have laid out some great tips for us all, enjoy:
Coliseum

Winning Game of War without spending money…

At first blush it seems the only path to achieving great success in GoW is through your credit card.  I have a different way.

Through the use of hyper farming and resource trading for profit I’ve been able to accumulate a good deal of gold and speed ups to increase power quickly and steadily.  
To be sure, spending real money is faster but long term success is going to rely on developing some type of business operation in game unless of course you are one if the 1% of the world with 90% of the wealth. In which case, please gift me casino chips please?

Benchmarking

Last night, through mostly frustration and boredom, I did a benchmark test of sorts on my stronghold.  

We are currently in a Kingdom vs. Kingdom with K24 Terra.  After porting and burning their kingdom for 6 hours I had accumulated 20M of each resource and a couple dozen heroes, two of which I could execute.  However, I rarely killed or hospitalized any troops.  So, I was only halfway to gold in the event.  

I decided I would just park my strong hold in our forest and wait.  I eventually nodded off and woke up at about 3 am to discover I was surrounded by outlanders.  The rally went off and I had just enough time to pop a +75% attack bonus.  

It was a full T4 tier four and tier 4 strat rally with limited meat shield or lower tier troops.  I’ll attempt to post the report.

Hyper Farm

I’ve decided to switch my main 21 stronghold into a hyper farm by destroying the majority of my farms for a different resource.  I figure with my plan to mass produce a large tier 4 army I will not be able to keep up with upkeep anyway soon so why have so many farms?  

I’ll start by tearing down lowest level farms and replace them with logging camps which is the least capacity at the moment and least resource I have or get from casino apparently.  I’ve not decided if I’m going to go completely for one, two or three resources yet.

I finished setting up the new tile format and went with a mix of resource type, but mostly wood.  I figured I had many items of ore left from the marathon of casino events from the past so I didn’t build many mines.  Also, wood seems to be the most scarce resource in my kingdom.  

Lastly, it takes 5 million of each resource so I attempted to get all three type’s capacity as close to 5 million as possible.  Wood production is nearly 7 million capacity.

I work with 7 other hyper farms producing over 20 million silver a day and various millions of the other types of resource.  So, together I’ll hopefully be able to rapidly train tier 4.  

My new issue will be speed ups.