A player named KissMyCores is starting to get a reputation for his custom built core sets.
His recent hit testing some heroless cores on an alliance-mate led to the largest nerfed hit in recorded GoW history, which can be seen here:
Apparently his custom cores work well even on large heroless players that aren’t nerfed. As far as we know, or anyone we know is aware of, this hit on a 263B player has set a new high bar for largest heroless player burned. We’ve all seen the new research trees and the new boosts hidden half a dozen $99.99 gold packs down in the trees, so burning players this large does take some know-how with crafting cores and doing some math. There’s often a pencil and paper/calculator involved, and/or spreadsheets, based on a couple of guys I know.
KissMyCores has gotten to the point that tweaks all his sets on the fly to maximize their destructive power, even from hit to hit.
This hit came about after RT THE HATED (RT, from here on. Sounds like I’m yelling if I type his whole name out) was talking up that he had never been burnt, and many had tried and they all failed. In any event, KissMyCores and company decided to give it a try.
The very first hit burnt him. Note that RT was not reinforced for any of these hits, nor did he boost for any of them.
After the initial hit, RT removed some of the meat he was carrying and trained more T4 troops in an attempt to prevent burning a second time. The next hit failed to burn him (no screenshot), and it was much less close (difference of ~500k troops).
KissMyCores switched out some gems and a few pieces on some of the custom cores and was able to burn RT for a second time, though this time just barely. There was about a 50k difference in losses, so RT removing meat and retraining did made a difference.
Here is the second hit that burned him (not second overall). As you can see, much closer.
Losing heroes and how players react to doing so is becoming an ever growing part of the game. A popular saying goes, “If you don’t lose your hero, you aren’t trying hard enough.” These types of hits on massive players prove that no matter how big you are, there are players out there somewhere that are willing to take a chance and hit you.
These hits also show us that the margin on core stats needed to burn heroless players is currently quite small, with a few gems or pieces here and there being the difference in a burn or a massive defeat. Once Hall of War Lv.23 is released it should upset the current status quo, but by how much remains to be seen.
KissMyCores would like to thank (b&h )Xiownthispla of K571 for helping him learn how to craft better custom core suits, and how to better change them on the fly.
Have you burned bigger, or seen someone burn bigger? Please send screenshots and details (the more, the better) in to MHY@insidegameofwar.com or Lubears@insidegameofwar.com.