Resource Shielding is Super Easy!


Resource Shield
Resource Shield

With the resource shield, you can farm offline without concern for losing any troops.  If you have resource shields in your inventory.  Resource shielding is easy but gaining the shields can be difficult.   Once your troops reach a resource tile you can activate the shield easily!

How long do resource shield’s last?

It has been said that resource shields last only three days.  However, it is unlikely that your troops will take that long to collect a resource node.  Actually, its impossible.  However, dig site shields may drop after a few days so beware!

Prospector’s Set and Gems

Prospector’s Set provides a free shield when you equip 5 pieces, Helm, Armor, Feet, Weapon, and at least one Accessory.  You can get activate additional shields when you have the 7 piece set and add a Prospector Gem to an equipped item.  The level of the gem determines the level of resource tile that will be shielded.  For instance, if you equip the 7 piece Legendary Prospector’s gear and add a Level 6 Prospector’s Gem then you can shield anything level 6 and below.

However, if you equip a level 5 Prospector’s Gem then you can only activate an additional shield on level 5 resource nodes and below.

However, this shield will not work on gold tiles…Sorry!

Should you have additional questions or comments please leave a comment below and I’ll get them answered for you!

So, get out there and collect those resources!



Resource Shield

Resource shield is simple to use…if you have them. How do you get them?  Read on…

How Resource Shields Work

A resource shield requires you to send a minimum of 250,000 troops.  It doesn’t matter what tier or troop type.  I’m not certain the purpose of requiring 250,000 troops but I assume it is to prevent players under a certain stronghold level or 250,000 troops to be able to use them.

You will need to be careful when sending troops to a tile because you can only equip the resource shield AFTER your march arrives at the tile.  Once this happens you can tap the tile and if you have resource shields in inventory you can activate the shield.  As mentioned before, the shield lasts until the node is clear or your troop load is reached.

Dig site shields function the same way however, there appears to be a three day maximum.  My alliance mates have hit people on dig sites just as their shield dropped after three days.  Apparently, he was stalking the tile when he saw the shield but noticed it had more than three days left.  I assume resource shields function the same way.  However, no resource tile in game should take three days plus to clear.  If they do exist, please let me know!


Resource Shields and Prospector’s Gear/Gem

Prospector gear set base set bonus (5) provides a free Resource Shield.  Additionally, each Prospector’s Gem that is embedded to your Prospector’s Set gear gives you an additional resource tile shield per march.  The Prospector’s Gem level corresponds to the resource tile level that can be shielded.

For instance, a level 1 Prospector’s Gem will allow you to shield a level 1 resource tile only.  A level 6 Prospector’s Gem will allow for all levels of resource tile.

Must my hero be in march to receive free resource shield?

Yes and no.  What are you talking about Darkthorne?

Yes. Your hero must have Prospector’s Gear equipped and in the march to receive the initial resource shield.  Once the hero is on a resource tile and shielded you can send additional marches to resource tiles and receive a shield for each Prospector’s Gem you have equipped for the corresponding tile level.

Game of War Tip: Send your hero first to a resource tile you don’t actually care to farm and receive the resource shield.  Next, send out additional marches targeting all tiles you wish to farm and activate resource shield.  Once all tiles are shielded bring your Hero home.  All tiles will remain with resource shield activated and your hero is safely inside your stronghold!

Dig site shield and resource shield are not available to purchase with gold. However, resource shield is available only from packs or when Athena is feeling generous enough to gift them to us.

The following is a snippet from my Live Twitch stream  demonstrating me activating a resource shield when killing monsters.

Farm in Peace friends!

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