With the launch of Xena’s Gear, MZ have released their first gear set containing the new Enemy Troop Defence Debuff boost.
As we explored in this article, defense boost is nowhere near as effective as troop health except when fighting much weaker opponents.
Flip this around and logically this makes Enemy Troop Defence Debuff very effective vs. much much stronger opponents. It is mediocre in most situations, but if you are leading rallies against people with more than 20m T4 or 30m T3 this starts to become very powerful.
This makes Xena’s Gear now the best standard gear for rallying very very large players. If you are leading T1 rallies (a useful KvK tactic to be revealed soon), it becomes excellent against opponents with 5m+ T4/7.5m+ T3.
One issue though is if you are attacking someone with 20m+ T4, should you not be using lvl 6 core gear?
I will update the equipment reviews to reflect this and have created a new equipment type – Rally Leading.
In summary, if you are attacking someone with 10x more Troop than you, this starts to become the most effective attack boost. Otherwise Troop attack is more effective.