In September 2015, news of Stronghold 22 in Beta spread like wildfire. It was said to be “coming soon!” Well, they’ve finally arrived! Level 22 Buildings go live in Game of War!
What are the Level 22 Buildings benefits? Let’s take a look.
Level 22 Buildings
|Walls:||Trap Attack +5%, Trap Count +75,000|
|Villas:||Troop Attack +.5%, Enemy Embassy Defense Debuff 5%|
|Embassy:||Embassy Defense Bonus +20%, Reinforcement Capacity +500,000|
|Quarry:||Stone/hr +1,600, Stone Cap. +5,596,000|
|Mine:||Ore/hr +1,100, Ore Cap. +4,803,000|
|Logging Camp:||Wood/hr +1,600, Wood Cap. 5,596,000|
|Farm:||Food/hr +1,900, Food Cap. 7,095,000|
|Forge:||Crafting Speed +5%, Core Crafting Booster 5%|
|Hall of War:||Capacity +512,864, Rally Attack Bonus 20%|
|Watchtower:||Incoming marches suffer a a great attack penalty of +30% and triple scouting cost.|
|Barracks:||Training Cap +10,000, Troop Def. Bonus 11%, Watchtower Debuff Res. 5%|
|Stronghold:||March Capacity +250,000, March Slots +1|
|Hospital:||Capacity 50,000, Troop Health Bonus 7%, Hospital Healing Speed 2%|
|Storehouse:||Resources Protected 25,000,000|
|Academy:||Research Speed increase 15%|
|Prison:||Allows you to deface Hero owner’s Profile Image. Costs 7,000 Daggers to Upgrade.|
|Altar:||Increased Attack, Defense, Health, March Speed when Executing a Hero.|
Level 22 Upgrade Costs
Upgrading to level 22 buildings will require hundreds of Master Hammers which are the same Hammers you’ve used to build level 21 buildings. However, level 22 will require hundreds per each building. at 2,000 gold a piece you will need 100-200k gold per building.
Game of War recently released the Master Architect Gear Set that will greatly boost your Construction Speed. This obviously was released in anticipation to the buildings upgrade to Level 22.
Stronghold Level 22
The increased march capacity for rally leaders is a significant advantage. You will especially need this upgrade if you plan to fight for wonders. Trap accounts do not benefit from this upgrade alone. However, to upgrade other buildings that will benefit your trap account Stronghold 22 is needed.
The Level 22 Barracks provides:
- Troop Defense: 11%, +1%
- Watch Tower Debuff Resistance: 5%
- Troop Queue: +5,000
- Strategic Troop Defense Bonus: 11%, +1%
- Hero XP: +46,000
- Power: +2,717,965
One percentage point does not seem like much even when factoring in multiple barracks. Debuff Resistance of 5% however is of greater benefit when we think about how difficult obtaining debuff resistance is in Game of War.
Traps are not a substantial element to success in Game of War. The game has evolved beyond traps being of any importance. Walls 22 providing some other boost besides to traps would have made upgrading more alluring. This will benefit a Solo Trap account the most where the number of traps are closer to the number of troops being sent. However, in a rally situation 4m-5m troops will run straight through 500k traps. In addition, it is far more advantageous to boost millions of troop’s stats rather than spend precious skill points, gems, equipment slots on boosting traps. However, every bit of boost helps. So, if you have the means to upgrade your walls, may as well.
Core Boost 10%, what does that look like exactly? Take a look. Is it really that advantageous?
At first glance 10% Core Boost seems amazing! However, because a crafter is still affected by luck it is less attractive. See these screen shots:
Essentially, because of the luck factor it makes this boost a wash. You may boost some stats and lose others. Look for yourself.
An additional 5 skill points? Come on… You gave us +20 at Stronghold 21! However, at this level we already have a substantial number of skill points. Where would we put them? I think this would benefit the trap player greater than a rally leader. A missile attack rally leader doesn’t need many skill points to be effective. A Wonder rally leader needs every advantage they can get, so this is nice for them. Trap players could add more individual troop defense skill points. However, 5 is not significant. Had it been +30 or +40 then maybe it would justify the Billions of resources and hammers to get to level 22.
Something to keep in mind however. These buildings are roadblocks to the level 22 buildings you are going to want later on that aren’t released yet. Gymnos clearly falls under that category. Gymnos will be a requirement for a building that you really want. Similar to how the research trees work. They dangle a research upgrade you really desire but have to research a ton of seemingly worthless ones to get there.
Hall of War
Rally Capacity increase 512,864 (Maximum March Research), Rally Speed +30%, Rally Attack +40%.
4,000,000 is now the maximum rally size with 100% March Size Boost.
Capacity 50,000, Troop Health Bonus 7%, Hospital Healing Speed 2%
Watchtower Level 22 provides:
- Scout Bonus Cost: +4,500
- Hero XP: +78,000
- Power: +4,905,283
- Incoming enemy marches on your city suffer a greater troop attack penalty +30%! Triples Enemy’s scouting cost!
While the initial level 22 buildings released in Game of War are not that alluring, remember that these are mostly roadblocks or prerequisites to the ones that will provide significant boosts. Hall of War 22!
Rollin’ on 22s!