The crafting research tree will prove to be the start of a new age in Game Of War. Essentially, with proper materials and crafting a player can create items that will provide a tremendous boost to a rally or wicked defense against rallies.
As players from my alliance saw last night, gear can make a huge difference in rally power. A guy with standard legendary items such Apollo’s, Hector’s, or Leonidas’ pales in comparison to flame created items or other special event craftables. Now add to this the ability to add additional stats and gems to items with even greater stay boosts, it will be difficult to judge how much stat boost a player is packing.
Sure, a rally is 2.375m max. But look at that hero marching. Is he wearing research items or legendary relics?