This is a review of the new Valentine’s gear from the Xena’s Gear set. No sooner have we finished raving about the excellent Fire Age 2015 gear then another incredible set comes along. And with much lower silver costs as well. Xena’s Gear is now one of the largest equipment sets, containing 15 items. It is not linked to any particular event or monster and instead uses a selection of materials found in previous events (including standard materials). All of the materials can be found in Xena’s chests.
This latest set comes with Ripped Heat and Demon Tails being added to the list of necessary materials. Along with Wax and Blue Flames, these are the rarest and most in demand materials right now.
The boosts contained in this set are quite simply stunning, so without further ado:
Only two weeks ago we were raving about how the Lava Wielders changed the playing field for combat equipment. The Hoops of Heartbreak are arguably not quite as good but they are very very close. The materials required are imposing but these are still 150m and 2 blue flames cheaper than the Lava Wielders. Substantially better than any non-Lava Wielder accessory.
Kapow. There goes the competition for best combat feet. Pumps of Peril are missing a March Speed boost which is a shame, but in terms of combat boosts they have no equal. Much likes the Hoops of Heartbreak, if you don’t have these or the Slag Stomper boots, you are way behind the competition. ‘Only’ 2 super-rare materials required and a relatively reasonable silver price.
#4 in the Attack List, #1 in the Defense List. The Vulture Tiara is another excellent item. 42% is an enormous amount of troop attack. Elephant Headress and the Hell Vent Helm beat it when attacking with cavalry and infantry respectively, but in terms of an all round item this is the best helmet there is. Only 2 super-rare materials required and a relatively reasonable silver price.
This is the best weapon. Don’t think there is much more to say – look at those boosts. The Ornate Tusk is arguably better for cavalry (gives you a troop load boost at the expense of some March Speed), but this is very nearly as good and works with all troop compositions. The materials requirements are brutally tough though.
Poor Hera’s Gown. It spent so long as the number 1 Armor. The Risque Gown completely ruins its fun by brining a whopping 30% Attack Debuff and 40% Health to the table. This is substantially better than any other armor.
Once upon a time a guide to the best combat gear was incredibly useful. Now you just need to build Xena’s Valentine Gear. Fire Age 2015 gear does offer some competition in the form of its non-combat boosts, but considering how much harder they are to build, Xena’s Valentine Gear should be your first priority. The research boost on the Hell Vent Helm is superb and many people will take the fun of the March Speed on the Slag Stompers over the extra combat on the Pumps. Nearly everything else is out of the equation though. Of course the main issue here is the reliance on a few very rare materials. Building a full set of these requires 36 super-rate materials which puts them out of reach of all but the biggest spenders. The gap between core gear and standard gear continues to narrow whilst the gap between spenders and non-spenders continues to grow.
If you can build only one, I’d probably go for the Gown. Its not that it is necessarily the best, more that it is substantially better than any other options in the armor slot.
Game of War - Xena's Gear Review This is a review of the new Valentine's gear from the Xena's Gear set. No sooner have we finished raving about the excellent Fire Age 2015 gear then another incredible set comes along. And with much lower silver costs as well. Xena's Gear…
Xena’s Valentine Gear – Review
Xena’s Valentine Gear – Review
Currently the best Combat Gear by a long way. Not easy to build but much easier than Fire Age Gear.