Anti Artemis / Poseidon Ranged Core Set

Anti Artemis / Poseidon / Ranged Core Set

Artemis and Poseidon Core Set have high Defense Debuff, Ranged Attack, Health Debuff, Troop Attack Debuff and Cavalry Attack Debuff.

When crafting a custom anti-ranged core set, focus on Infantry and Troop Defense.  Poseidon and Artemis being a Ranged Missile Attack core set, it will destroy your Infantry Troops if the defense is not high enough.

Also, the lower your troop count the higher your attack will need to kill the entire rally.  Since these sets debuff your attack it helps to add Health Debuff to lower the rally’s health because it will increase increases your troop’s effective attack power on the enemy rally.

Suggested Cores and Pieces for Anti Ranged includes:

Anti Ranged (Artemis, Poseidon) Cores

Helm – Spring Helm Core, Frostforged Helmet Core, Wyrmscale Skull Core, Harpy Comb Core

Armor – Samurai Armor, Emerald Armor Core, Frozen Breastplate Core, Wolfbane Corset Core

Feet – Red Scale Boots Core, Swine Bone Boots Core, Winged Greaves Core

Weapon – Nine Dragon Trident, Underworld Pitchfork, Hunting Spear Core, Wyrmscale Spear Core

Accessory – Turtle Shell Core, Tempest Gauntlet Core, Bloodstone Shield Core, Ice Crystal Core

Anti Ranged (Artemis, Poseidon) Pieces

Defense Pieces – Broken Antler, Brass Key, Earth Icon, Paper Dart, Winter Glass, Under World Plating, Persephone’s Brush, Bronze Doves, Heron Charm

Debuff Pieces – Fresh Lotus, White Fur Crest, Astral Essence

Attack Pieces – Ancient Spearhead, Ring of Envy, Sun Brooch

Anti Ranged Gems

Gems will vary based on Stronghold, Research, etc. but typically stacking Defense is suggested.  Should you feel you are lacking Attack to kill entire Rally add Cavalry Attack gems to match the pieces and cores in the above suggestions.

Gems for Game of War

Alternative Setup

Alternatively, Poseidon and Artemis Core Set has tremendous Defense Debuff.  You may want to replace one Core slot with a Kunoichis Kunai to add 30% Defense Debuff Resistance.  Defense Debuff Resistance works on diminished returns.

Defense Debuff Resistance with Diminishing Returns Explained

To understand the effect of Defense Debuff Resistance use the following formula:

Rally Leader Defense Debuff * (100/(100+Defense Debuff Resistance))

For example:

Rally Leader Defense Debuff = 2,000

Defense Debuff Resistance = 30%


2,000 * (100/130)

2,000 * .769

New Rally Leader Defense Debuff = 1,538

Because of the 30% Defense Debuff Resistance that Kunai saved you 462% Defense.  Not bad.

Now let’s add another Kunai for a total Defense Debuff Resistance of 60%.

2,000 Defense Debuff * (100/(100+60))

2,000 * (100/160)

2,000 * .625

New Rally Defense Debuff = 1,250%

How much additional Defense did we save?

First Kunai Defense Debuff: 1,538

Second Kunai Defense Debuff: 1,250

Additional Savings: 288%  Not as great as the first Kunai.  Also, we must take into consideration our Defense Debuff Resistance from Research of 20% if we’ve completed the Defense Tree.  Let’s redo the first Kunai taking into consideration the 20% additional Defense Debuff Resistance.

2,000 * (100/(100+30 Kunai + 20 Research))

2,000 * (100/150)

2,000 * .667

Rally Leader’s Defense Debuff = 1,333 Somewhere in the middle of the first Kunai and the second Kunai above and a Defense savings of 667%.  That’s a decent amount of Defense we saved with one item.

Now let’s add a second Kunai taking into consideration our 20% base Defense Debuff Resistance from Defense Tree Research.

2,000 * (100/(100+30 First Kunai + 30 Second Kunai + 20 Research Resistance))

2,000 * (100/180)

2,000 * .556

Rally Leader’s Defense Debuff = 1,111

How much additional defense did save by adding a second Kunai?  Only 222% Defense.  Adding a Frostlord, Imperial Dragon, or Custom Core would be much better than using a second Kunai in this case.

However, as Rally Leader Defense Debuff becomes greater in the future nearing 3,000 Defense Debuff it could be better to add a second Kunai.

Let’s take a look.

First Kunai:

3,000 * .667 = 2,001, savings of 999% Defense.

Second Kunai:

3,000 * .556 = 1,668, additional Defense savings of 333%.  Here using a second Kunai would be better than an alternative item with less than 333% Defense.

If you are attempting a Normal Equipment Trap and have Defense Debuff Resistance Research to at least 12% I recommend using one Kunai in your setups.

Defense Debuff Resistance Without Diminishing Returns Explained

This math is much easier to calculate.

Test 1:

Base Defense Debuff Resistance (DDR): 20%

One Kinoichi Kunai: 30% DDR

Total DDR: 50%

Enemy Defense Debuff: 2,000%

Effective Defense Debuff: 2,000 * (1-.50)DDR = 1,000% Defense Debuff

Test 2:

Base Defense Debuff Resistance (DDR): 20%

Two Kinoichi Kunai: 60% DDR

Total DDR: 80%

Enemy Defense Debuff: 2,000%

Effective Defense Debuff: 2,000 * (1-.80 DDR) = 400% Defense Debuff

Test 3:

Base Defense Debuff Resistance (DDR): 20%

Three Kinoichi Kunai: 90% DDR

Total DDR: 110%

Enemy Defense Debuff: 2,000%

Effective Defense Debuff: 2,000 * (1-1.10 DDR) = -200% Defense Debuff, I’ll assume there is no such thing as Negative Defense Debuff and for our purposes Defense Debuff becomes completely wiped out or 0% Defense Debuff.  However, we are talking about Mz here so maybe negative Defense Debuff lowers the enemy’s own Defense… That’s a joke by the way.

Someone ran a test on this, here are the results:




This completes the math lesson for the day.  I hope to hear from you guys about trapping some unsuspecting Poseidon Rally Leaders soon!  Did you try using a Kunai in your Preset? Do you have a suggested Piece or Core no mentioned?  Let us know friends.  Good luck!



Core Relic Recipes

I’ve been busy crafting level 5 core relics. Below I will post the core and pieces I use to craft these relics along with the results.

Hair-raisingly Sharp Ring Blade

Level 5 Ring Blade


Level 5 Clip


Level 5 Metal Wire


Level 5 Bottle Cap


Level 5 Thick Lens


Crafted Core Relic


Item with Gems


This relic is high troop attack, cavalry attack, March speed, and some health and defense from gems.

Comparison to Diamond-Spiked Club


Update 7-7-15: This is an old post now and was created in the early days of core crafting.  I keep it up as a reminder of how far cores have developed in such a short time and how much further they will likely go.  Soon no one under 2 Billion will be safe.  Soon after that 3 B and so on.  The mystery bonuses and set gear research tree turn a 6 piece core into a 8 or 9 piece core multiplied by 7! These numbers can get crazy!  Unless you have something to boost your own troops or shield the losses could be devastating!

Crafting Core Equipment Part 2

Today I went ahead and crafted my first core piece as we are attempting to hold the wonder. Figured it might come in handy if I don’t let another half full rally strike a 300m player again. Ouch!


I suppose it could have been much worse…

Anyway, here is the Ferocious Scaramax core relic I crafted using a level 6 death, mortality, strife, and a level 5 war piece.


And here we are at the wonder.



Core Crafting in Game of War

Core Crafting in Game of War Part 1

Now that I have accumulated enough cores and pieces to start seeing the potential of this aspect of Game of War, I thought I’d share my thoughts. See Core Crafting Part 2. And Core Crafting Recipes.

First, I find the best way to gain materials for core crafting is by hitting and killing monsters. Also, you can attain core mats by completing daily quests. I have set my hero tree to maximum energy and energy regeneration. Also, I keep a set of gear equipped that is full of energy regeneration, hero attack power, and maximum energy. This allows maximum hits on a monster daily. If you buy any of the latest packs they generally include energy. The rewards for inferno and kingdom events also include substantial energy rewards.

Below are examples of what I’ve gained from max attack on level 5 monsters (pre-Archaeology update).

core crafting in game of war

core crafting in game of war

I’ve also enjoyed gaining 3 x LvL 3 Scaramax Cores from a single max hit on a level 5 monster.

Gaining cores from hitting monsters is limited since MZ introduced Archaeology. You must now farm the pile after killing the monster.

Now, I have my materials. What am I going to do with them? I suggest reading the help tips in the core crafting forge. This will get you started. It recommends combining cores and pieces to achieve the highest possible crafting levels.

I recommend combining cores to level 6 but pieces to level 5 then inspect how many of those you have and decide whether to combine that specific piece to level 6.  This enables more core sets to be crafted.  A core set with slightly lower stats is far superior than no core set at all.

Next, your research must be high enough in the Crafting Tree to craft different levels of core items.

Scaramax cores look very promising as they provide attack power and March boost. Along with that core I like the piece Mortality which provides an enemy troop defense debuff!

core crafting in game of war

core crafting in game of war

core crafting in game of war

Here is an example of a level 5 Scaramax core with 3x Legendary, 1x Epic piece. As you can see there are some very nice stats here for little cost, roughly 2 m silver. I’m still researching the core equipment basics to get minimum stats and duration up. Also, I’m saving mats to craft a level 6 or until someone really upsets me ha!

core crafting in game of war

Imagine equipping 7 of these type of legendary core relics! Nearly 700% troop attack bonus and what is really exciting is the stat to debuff the enemy troops!

Again, the stats on potential cores have great improved! Ha!  Here is an example of such modern core.  In a few months, though, we will be balking at this score stats screenshot!

Frostbitten Shiver Stats
Frostbitten Shiver Stats

The remainder of this article describes relics being used in a wonder fight.  Before cores were available relics were all the rave!  They were vastly superior to the normal gear option available at the time.  Not many people were using them because they didn’t understand the value of spending speeds and silver on an item that expired in less than an hour.  The following player began using relics at our Wonder and changed the scenario for Wonder fights forever.  Obviously, presently we use Core sets and usually not just any cores but Secret Core Recipes.  

Today at the wonder we faced an alliance who’s rally leader was wearing several legendary core relics along with several legendary hydra relics. They successfully defended wonder twice before a perfectly timed double rally did them in. Even with 400k less troops on the final rally it was a narrow margin of victory. Gears of War people. Craft those relics!








Even outnumbered, look how close they were to defending against us because of proper gear.



Recently, my alliance has started using the a missile attack strategy to boost one troop type with devastating results:

Infantry Missile
Infantry Missile
Infantry Missile
Infantry Missile

See more at Missile Attack Strategy

In Crafting Core Equipment Part 2, I capture some early battles using core equipment, circa November 2014.  Thanks for reading!  If you have questions or comments (be gentle) please leave them below.

Gears of GoW – Dawn of a New Age

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?

The next chapter in Game of War is all about crafting gears of war! What are you wearing?IMG_0216.PNG