Hero Presets in Game of War
Hero Presets is an exciting new feature and one that could significantly change combat in Game of War.
Previously, changing hero skills and equipment was a slow, laborious process and certainly not possible in the heat of battle.
The research for unlocking presets is found part of the way down in the March Tree. There are 10 levels of research to do, each one unlocking an additional preset. Even at level 1 the research has a base time of 115 days and requires Troop Defense lvl. 9 to be completed first. For the time being at least, it seems presets will only be available to those spending cash.
Their are many uses for the presets. You will probably use the first one for a combat preset, enabling you to instantly switch out of your research gear into combat gear just before an attack lands. With two sets you will probably have an Attack set (focussing on one troop type) and a Defence set (perhaps with trap attack). Further sets could be used to focus on different troop types. Imagine seeing an incoming march of 100% infantry and quickly switching on your cavalry boosts!
Further slots could be used for a farming setup and a monster killing set up.
It costs 1,000 Gold to enable a preset (which is no different to the cost of a hero skill reset anyway). Changing one item in a preset costs 500 gold or changing the whole thing costs 2,500 gold. As such you will want to make sure they are optimum first time around. Presumably if your preset contains relics then you will have no choice but to pay to change the preset after they are used up (or leave the slot empty). This creates a bit of an overhead to using presets containing relics so you will want to use them only when necessary.
How to Use
To set up a preset, press the button in the bottom right of the hero screen. This will allow you to select a set of hero gear as well as a set of hero/monster skills. You can also name your preset.
To activate your preset you simply press the corresponding number in the box across the top of your hero screen.
It is going to be interesting to see how the tactics unfold when presets start to be fully utilised. Expect to see a lot of march recalls used when your opponent makes a last second gear change. It also adds an element of quick thinking – you might only have a few seconds to change your preset based on your watchtower report. Personally speaking, anything that makes battles more dynamic and exciting is a great addition. Watch this space, I will continue to keep you updated with any emerging hero preset tactics,