Zeus’ typical stats include over 4,000% infantry attack and 1500% defense debuff. Nike stats are even more impressive with over 5,000% attack. So, creating a core set that can defend against such hard hitting core sets is a must for low troop count rally traps to stand a chance.
Things to keep in mind. If you have a low troop count, health becomes more important than defense. How low is low? Under 100 Million troops.
Let’s get right into it.
To stop an infantry missile rally we need to provide protection based on the following priority:
Therefore, cavalry defense is our highest priority as cavalry will take most of the impact, followed by infantry and ranged should hard be touched.
Second, if we can lower the attack of the enemy infantry attack or troop attack this will also save our troops.
Third, I recommend using at least one Kunoichi’s Kunai (Black Dagger) to resist the defense debuff of Nike, Zeus, or other infantry missile with defense debuff.
Best Anti-Nike Cores
|Helm:||Majestic Sallet (Hera)||150% Cavalry Defense, 150% Infantry Defense, 150% Ranged Defense|
|Warlord Helm||118% Cavalry Defense, 108% Troop Attack, 66% Ranged Attack|
|Fallen Champion’s Helm||100% Cavalry Defense, Enemy Troop Health Debuff 52%|
|Armor:||Majestic Coat||200% Cavalry Defense, 200% Infantry Defense, 200% Ranged Defense, 50% Troop Health Debuff|
|Cyclops Armor||103% Cavalry Defense, 28% Troop Attack Debuff|
|Underworld Furnace (Hades)||90% Cavalry Defense, 90% Infantry Defense, 100% Troop Defense|
|Feet:||Radiant Coverings (Apollo)||190% Cavalry Defense, 100% Infantry Attack Debuff, 100% Ranged Attack, 100% Ranged Attack Debuff, 20% Troop Attack|
|Majestic Plumage (Hera)||100% Cavalry Defense, 100% Ranged Defense, 50% Infantry Attack Debuff,|
|Turtle Toe Armor||100% Cavalry Defense, 100% Infantry Health|
|Layered Foot Armor (Budget)(Dragon King)||126% Troop Defense, Infantry Attack Debuff 51%|
|Weapon:||Hunting Spear||150% Troop Defense, 75% Troop Health|
|Nine Dragon Trident||132% Troop Defense, 40% Infantry Defense|
|Sai (Budget)||104% Troop Defense, 30% Infantry Defense Debuff, 90% Infantry Attack|
|Accessory:||Bloodstone Shield||150% Cavalry Defense, 150% Infantry Defense, 100% Troop Attack Debuff|
|Majestic Totem (Hera)||150% Cavalry Defense, 25% Infantry Attack Debuff|
|Dhal Shield||106% Cavalry Defense|
|Seekers Protection (Budget)||97% Cavalry Defense, Infantry Defense 94%, Troop Attack Debuff 10%|
Best Anti Nike Pieces
|Underworld Plating (Hades)||100% Cavalry Defense, 100% Infantry Defense, 100% Ranged Defense|
|Persephone’s Brush (Hades)||60% Cavalry Defense, Infantry Defense 60%, 60% Ranged Defense|
|Unity Rings (Hera)||60% I/R/C Defense, 10% Troop Attack|
|Water Dragon Trophy (Ares)||50% Cavalry Defense|
|Bamboo Handles (Budget)||50.4% Cavalry Defense|
|Armored Pauldron (Ares)||40% Cavalry Defense, 20% Troop Attack|
|Sun Sigil (Budget)||38% Cavalry Defense, 23% Troop Attack|
|Embalming Tool||28% Ranged Attack, 35% Cavalry Defense|
|Royal Egg (Hera)||25% Cavalry Defense, 25% Infantry Attack Debuff|
|Sign of Taurus||24% Cavalry Defense, 24% Troop Attack Debuff|
|Golden Spruce||28% Cavalry Defense|
|Winter Glass (Frostbitten)||24% Troop Defense, 32% Troop Attack Debuff, 38% Troop Defense Debuff|
|Fabric Dyes||39% Cavalry Defense|
Best Anti Nike Core Recipe
Equipped with the above breakdown of potential candidates for an anti Nike recipe lets first make a recipe with the best available cores and pieces.
|Acc 1:||Bloodstone Shield||
|Acc 2:||Majestic Totem (Hera)||
Kinoichi’s Kunai or
Best Anti Nike Core Set Stats
If you manage to build this behemoth of a core set then you will enjoy the following stats:
- Cavalry Defense – 3000%+
- Infantry Defense – 2000%+
- Troop Attack Debuff – 300%
By focusing Cavalry and Infantry Defense we are battling the 400% Infantry and Cavalry Defense Debuff rather than trying to overcome or resist the much higher 1300-1500% Defense Debuff of the Nike set.
Anti Nike Core Set and Kinoichi’s Kunai
The above recipe is a perfect world of cores and pieces. However, most of us will not have all these available. So, I’ve made a list of acceptable replacements above. Any of those pieces above will be perfect replacements for an effective anti Nike core set.
Also, because we are focusing Cavalry Defense primarily, we avoid the massive defense debuff of Nike and reduce specifically the damage of the high infantry attack. Therefore, Kinoichi’s Kunai is not necessarily needed because we are not relying on high troop defense.
Anti Nike / Zeus Cores Budget
|Head||1||Frostforged Helm Core|
|2||Minotaur Helm Core|
|3||Iron Crown Core (Lower Troop Count)|
|Chest||1||Wolfbane Corset Core|
|2||Charged Fullplate Core|
|3||Emerald Armor Core|
|Feet||1||Plated Foot Armor Core|
|2||Red Scale Boots Core|
|3||Winged Greaves Core (Lower Troop Count)|
|Weapon||1||Hunting Spear Core|
|2||Star Blade Core|
|3||Manticore Tooth Club Core (Lower Troop Count)|
|2||Turtle Shield Core|
|3||Bloodstone Shield Core|
|4||Hog Quiver Core (Lower Troop Count)|
Anti Nike / Zeus Pieces Budget
|3||Crown of Humility|
|9||Medallion of Strength|
|12||Seal of the Death|
|1||Bulwark/Defense Gem||35% / 25% Defense|
|2||Shadow Gem||12.5% Defense, 12.5% Attack Debuff|
|3||Gem of Honor||12.5% Defense, 12.5% Attack Debuff|
|4||Gem of Protection||25% Rally Attack Debuff|
|5||Mother Earth Gem||12.5% Health, 12.5% Attack Debuff|
|6||Hallows Gem||12.5% Defense, 12.5% Attack|
|7||Gem of Courage||12.5% Defense, 12.5% Defense Debuff|
|8||Chronos Gem||12.5% Attack, 12.5% Attack Debuff|
|9||Father Time Gem||12.5% Attack, 12.5% Enemy Health Debuff|
|10||Rose Gem||12.5% Attack, 12.5% Health|
|4th Slot Gems|
|1||Rainbow/Elite Defense Gem – Use this unless you have a lower troop count and need more attack.||35% / 25% Defense|
|2||Dragonfire Gem – Use this if you don’t have the troop count and need the extra attack.||25% Troop Attack|
Keep in mind that better cores and pieces are being released all the time and you may find one that provides even greater Cavalry Defense which is the best stat for Anti Infantry cores.
If you’ve attained higher stats with better pieces or cores please let us know in the comments below!
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