New High Zero – 114 Billion Power Zeroed to 9 Billion Power
The old zeroing record has been broken, as we all knew it would. It took a while for 100b to be broken, but we’ve now had two 100b+ zeroings in two weeks. There could have been several more, but defenders have managed to log on and change hero gear during their zeroings and cap a hero or two. Small consolation, but kept them from being featured here. Unfortunately for (+Ch) t5555 of k352, he or she did not ever get on, so we have a new high zero. t5555 started at 114,239,478,335 power and finished at 9,174,856,115 power, a drop of around 105 billion power total. Here’s a before shot:
K352 is still a protected kingdom, so the non-native participants in the zeroing all used multiple Random Ancient Teleports (considerable numbers in some cases) to get there. iBrij of the alliance AmpZ is who sent us this specific information and screenshots, so much of this will be from his and their point of view since that is where we obtained our information. He also led the vast majority of their rallies. This is the initial scout, and what t5555 was wearing. Folks, don’t go offline in Hermes please. It doesn’t end well.
The initial scout showed nearly 3 billion T4, and no meat shield/cannon fodder. Given that the majority of the inhabitants of k352 are located in the Eastern hemisphere along with the Hermes gear, iBrij and AmpZ decided to try a YOLO rally. They used three sets of custom cores at first, one of each troop type. iBrij estimated the minimum required stats to zero out t5555’s defensive/health stats, both overall and troop type, by the building list from the scout. Then iBrij stacked attack after achieving those minimum values along with a small cushion to add a margin of error. Here’s the first hit:
After the three custom core sets burned out, iBrij switched to Zeus and Ares. Once the initial 150% march size boost expired, a “bargain” march size boost was used, since it seemed apparent that t5555 would not be getting on. Here’s more hits along the way:
Here’s the final solo:
And here’s the ‘after’ shot, along with a shot after the first rally, and a shot of the obligatory gathering that occurs whenever someone big is zeroed:
Here’s a few interesting stats from the zeroing. AmpZ and iBrij tallied a kill/death ratio of 3.8 throughout the zeroing, which is quite good for such a large number of troops to kill. t5555 started with 466 million kills, and finished with ~1.225 billion kills, so 758 million kills versus 2.9 billion T4 lost. iBrij said that the whole zeroing took about 3 hours and 20 minutes, and that he accounted for about 700 million of the 2.9 billion total kills. Another alliance started hitting most of the way through, but he did not specify which one. As all of these articles end, please check your gear and shields before you get offline and keep your notifications on. It’s way cheaper than rebuilding this many T4.
If you witness or take part in a zeroing that tops this one, record info and take screenshots and send them in to email@example.com or lubears@insidegameofwar.