How to Unlock Tier 4 Troops in Game of War: Fire Age
T4 troops are the most powerful in the game. They are 50% stronger than T3 troops and 4.5 x stronger than T1 troops.
However, unlocking them is slow, difficult and expensive.
For a brand new account, the total time and costs is 620,000 gold , 8,500 days of research and construction and 650 million silver. Based on the current gold packages, this works out at around $600. In theory it is possible to unlock them without spending any money but you would have to be in a large, generous alliance and even then it would still take at least a year.
You can use this calculator to calculate the total for you based on how much building and research you have already completed and your current inventory.
Now let’s look at the specifics required:
Research Required to Unlock T4
Looking in the combat research tree where T4 troops are unlocked you can see the research prerequisites. It isn’t entirely clear from this screen but there is a complicated web of requirements. In short you need :
- Everything in the combat tree researched to level 10
- Everything in the Economics Tree researched to level 10
You may also notice that many of the researches require a level 21 Academy. This is where it starts to get very expensive.
Construction and Buildings Required to unlock T4
The level 21 Academy upgrade requires one of every single building to be upgraded to level 21 first. (Except for the treasury and gold mine).
Each of these needs a Master’s Hammer costing 2,000 gold each.
If this wasn’t difficult enough, the really challenging part is upgrading the Prison, Hall of War and Altar. Each of these requires 20,000 special items (Books of War, Daggers, Shackles) which cost at least 10g each. The total gold required to build these is 600,000. At high alliance gift levels you can receive these in gifts but it would take a long time to get 60,000 of them. Realistically, the only way to get the is to buy them. (They can also be gifted to you at 15g each).
So there you have it – 620,000 gold, 8,500 days and 650m silver. Best get started now!