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!
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