Defense Research Tree: Required for Rally Traps

Defense Research Tree: Rally Traps

Defense Tree is a must have for any serious rally trap player.  The benefits of this tree for capping heroes of rally leaders are the best bang for your buck.

Defense Tree Stats

The Defense Research Tree adds 749.85 million power at a cost of 30,000 days of speed with ~530% Research Speed (Chancellor’s Set), 25 helps, and 10% Game of War research speed boost.  Also, it costs around 6 billion wood, stone, food and 11 billion ore, and 11 billion silver.

  • Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Defense – 131%
  • Trap Defense – 150%
  • Troop Defense – 131%
  • Enemy Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Attack Debuff – 25%
  • Embassy Troop Capacity – 850,000
  • Trap Capacity – 250,000
  • Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Health – 60%
  • Troop Health – 100%
  • Enemy Health Debuff – 20%
  • Hospital Capacity – 200%
  • Troop Attack Debuff Resistance – 20%
  • Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Defense Debuff Resistance – 30%
  • Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Health Debuff Resistance – 30%
  • Troop Defense Debuff Resistance – 20%
  • Infantry, Ranged, Cavalry Attack Debuff Resistance – 30%
  • Enemy March Speed Debuff – 100%
  • Troop Training Capacity – 80%

Defense Debuff Resistance

The key ingredients for a rally trap is Defense and Defense Debuff Resistance.  This tree provides both with significant amounts.  It provides the only Debuff Resistances of any research tree.  This plays a major role in creating the best rally trap.

Also, the specific troop defense debuff resistances provide an additional 30%.  What this means is any attacker that tries to debuff your infantry defense will only do so at 70% of their debuff percentage.  In other words, if the attacker uses a Nike set with 1000% infantry defense debuff, with this tree completed that debuff is reduced to 700% defense debuff.  This tree just saved you 300% defense to your infantry defense!

Troop Defense Debuff Resistance is also a major advantage with all the new deadly core sets.  This tree provides 20% resistance to troop defense debuff.  Again, this means that if an attacker uses Ares with 2,000% defense debuff this tree will reduce that to 1,600% saving you 400% defense!

For less than 800 million power this tree is definitely a must have for any serious trap player.  Wonder players will also seek this tree to stand any chance holding the wonder or super wonder.  Comparing this tree costs to other research tree it is relatively cheap.  It is of the old generation of trees when it didn’t take thousands of days to complete one skill.

Which research tree would you say is the best and most valuable for a trap player?

-Darkthorne