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Clan Perks and the Hand of Zeus: More new features in Gladiator Heroes

Just a few short weeks on from the mighty addition of Leonidas and the Temple of Myths, we’re bringing yet another update with some long-awaited features. Find out what’s new to Gladiator Heroes, and what’s to come…

 

Make the most of clan perks

Lanistae; we’ve teased you with the addition of Clan Perks ever since the Wars began back in January, and now they’ve finally been added to the game!

By building on your clan’s overall experience, you can unlock great benefits for all your teammates; from increased orb donation allowances, to reduced training times…

Every time you play in a clan battle, you gain up to 10 points in clan experience, which goes towards your clan’s overall tally. So, with a maximum of 50 players in a clan, the highest your team can score from one battle is 500.

As you increase your experience level, you’ll unlock new clan perks, which will be available to every member of the clan.

Prepare for new mission levels

In addition to the long-awaited clan perks, our developers have added 11 new levels to the game; including a never-before-seen arena.

The Hand of Zeus, an ancient, stone battleground perched precariously above the turbulent sea, is the only arena where gladiators can be pushed off the sides.

To combat this, try using gladiators with the stone feet skills, or two-hand gladiators, who can’t be pushed.

On the other hand, incorporate gladiators with pushing skills, such as jump shockwave, shockwave, dashing push or charge, to throw your opponents off the side of the arena and to their grizzly death in one, quick blow.

Extra improvements

On top of these new features, our developers have been working hard to solve a few more issues in game, such as loading times, cross-device synchronisation, and some combat crashes.

They’ve also fixed the additional attacks skill, and made Leonidas available to fight in clan battles.

A gladiator’s work is never done…

As we head into the summer months in the northern hemisphere, and our gladiators (and developers), are getting ready to take a well-deserved break, we’re aiming to bring you at least one more update before beach mode sets in.
The main focus for following updates will be the Temple of Myths; new heroes, and improving the stats of current heroes.

Many lanista have expressed concern over the power of Leonidas. While his overall power may be less than some five-star gladiators, his unique skill set means that he often lasts longer in battle, and can overcome some opponents that regular gladiators can’t.

Taking the fast, cunning attacks of the spear gladiator, and the fierce protection of the sword and shield, Leonidas is a formidable opponent.

That said, we’ve taken your feedback into account, and are working on ways to make the mythic heroes as powerful and sought-after as they should be!

Hunting for iron before unlocking the Mine

It’s one of the biggest obstacles to growing your city, but the struggle is defeatable. Find out some hints and tips for how to gain iron before unlocking the Iron Mine.

 

Me, myself and I-ron

Once your Headquarters reach level nine you will unlock the Iron Warehouse which can be used to store the iron resource. Iron is used to for constructing new buildings and for upgrading many of the existing buildings in your city once they reach a higher level.

Upgrading your Iron Warehouse will increase the amount of iron that you can store at any one time and will be vital once the buildings in your city require more iron to be improved.

Despite many buildings requiring iron to be upgraded at this point in the game, such as the Caravan, Headquarters, and even to construct the Iron Mine itself once you reach HQ level 10, there are still many options for you to collect iron without having built the Mine. It’s time to upgrade your strategy.

May the iron odds be ever in your favour

The best place to start on your mission to find iron is the world map.

This is the perfect excuse to give the Gods the show they’ve been waiting for. Get your gladiators in gear by filling their training, forging their mighty weapons, and levelling them to become the mightiest gladiators around.

All of this grinding will pay off once you manage to reach the dusty but deadly White Desert. Starting at mission 62, you will earn iron as part of your rewards for gaining success and glory by completing a mission.

The glory and iron rewards that come from successful missions are not the only ways to be victorious at this level.

After successful combat of any sort, you will be able to select up to nine chests and will receive the mysterious but valuable prizes that are hidden inside. If the Gods think you are worthy and luck is on your side, these free chests will be bursting with iron to help you develop your city.

You can also hunt for iron from chests purchased from the Merchant. Use your multiplayer and challenge tokens to open chests and you might be lucky enough to find an overwhelming amount of iron!

A city of iron

Developing and growing your city is vital to the best tactics of locating stone and progressing in the game.

By upgrading and constructing more buildings in your city, you will gain experience points after each construction is complete.

This will contribute to your city’s experience and once you have received enough experience points your city will level up.

Once your city levels up you will be rewarded for your hard work and incredible city growth with a selection of fantastic rewards, and once you reach level 20 you will start to receive iron for levelling up.

Diamonds are forever

If the painfully long challenge of grinding the game to find iron seems like too much of a tactical effort for your impatient gladiadors, have no fear!

You don’t have to wait to gain iron through chests and rewards to upgrade your buildings if you want to progress faster and with less grinding.

Using gems to pay for the resources you don’t have is a great way to accelerate your city development progress until you eventually unlock the Iron Mine at Headquarters level 10.

You can receive gems for free from chest prizes, free chests around the world map, as well as through combat victory and city levelling.

So it’s time to brush up on your combat strategy, plan your city development tactics, and get ready for the gladiator treasure challenge of finding that mighty iron resource.

 

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How to get stone without the Quarry

It’s one of the most important resources for developing your city but can be one of the biggest challenges in Gladiator Heroes. How do you gain stone before unlocking the Quarry?

 

Grow your city

Once your Headquarters reach level 6 you will unlock the Stone Warehouse which can be used to store stone. The higher the level of the Stone Warehouse, the more stone you can store at any one time.

Stone is used to for constructing new buildings and for upgrading many of the existing buildings in your city once they reach a higher level.

Despite many buildings requiring stone to be upgraded at this point in the game, such as the Caravan, Headquarters, and even the Quarry itself, there are many ways to collect stone without having built the Quarry.

 

A treasure hunt for stone

The world map is the perfect place to start your hunt for stone.

Train and prepare your gladiators for combat because starting at mission 44 you will earn stone as a prize for successfully completing a mission.

Winning combat can not only provide you with stone rewards through mission prizes, but also gives you the opportunity to find the valuable resource in free chests.

After successful combat of any sort, you will be able to select chests and will receive the exciting prizes that are hidden inside. If luck is on your side, these free chests will be bursting with stone to help you develop your city.

You can also hunt for stone from chests purchased from the Merchant. Use your multiplayer and challenge tokens to open chests and you might be lucky enough to find an overwhelming amount of stone!

Levels of stone

Developing and growing your city is key to finding stone and progressing in the game.

By upgrading and constructing more buildings in your city, you will gain experience points which will contribute to your city level.

When your city levels up you will win a selection of fantastic rewards, and once you reach level 12 you will start to receive stone for levelling up.

Diamonds are a gladiator’s best friend

Without using strategy and patience, gaining stone to upgrade your city before unlocking the Quarry can be a painful challenge.

You don’t have to wait to gain stone to upgrade your buildings if you want to progress faster.

Using gems to pay for the resources you don’t have is a great way to accelerate your city development progress until you eventually unlock the Quarry at Headquarters level 7.

It will cost you around 10 gems to pay for 3000 stone that is needed for some buildings and you can receive gems for free from chest prizes, free chests around the world map, and combat and city rewards.

So it’s time to brush up on your strategy, plan your city development tactics, and get ready for the gladiator treasure challenge of finding that mighty stone resource.

 

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How to defeat the formidable Black Mamba

She’s fast, feisty, and one of the biggest challenges in Gladiator Heroes. Creeping in the dust of level 69 she’ll be ready with her guards to defeat your gladiators in one simple flash.

 

She’s a mighty dual-wield gladiator with the speed and strike capable of destroying your team before they know what’s hit them.

With the right strategy and a carefully selected team, however, her and her dual defenders can be defeated. In this guide, we outline how you can use the Black Mamba’s tactics against them and wish the terrifying level 69 goodbye.

Choose your dream team

Dual-wield gladiators are the best class to send into combat with such a feisty opponent as they can use the Black Mamba’s speedy strikes against them.

It helps if they also possess the skill “dodge” as it makes it less likely that the Black Mamba’s quick attacks will make contact.

Using “additional attack” skills will also be beneficial as it will inflict more damage and reduce the opportunity for defense of the enemy.

Using one sword and shield gladiator with the skills “provoke” and “block” can also be extremely strategic.

This gladiator will draw the Black Mamba and her guards towards him which will give your allies the perfect opportunity to strike the enemy from behind when they least expect it.

Passive skills can also make or break your battle success with the Black Mamba. Due to the sneaky attacks of the dual-wields, skills such as “back protection” and “conditions resistance” can be crucial to reduce the fatality of the bleed condition and speed of the enemy’s attack.

It’s not recommended to use the tactical spearmen when against the Black Mamba because she herself is immune to most conditions.

It is also not recommended to use two-hands gladiators as despite being hulking beasts, their slow movement will be no match for the ninja-like Black Mamba and her allies.

 

Position yourself wisely

The starting position of your gladiators can be imperative for your combat success.

Ensure your gladiator’s positions are always far away from the dual-wield enemy with their backs against the wall to protect them from the quick back attacks quickly given by the opponent.

If your gladiators are positioned far away from the enemy, it will take them longer to reach you and therefore will need more than one move to attack you due to using their points for movement.

If at first you don’t succeed…

The best way to defeat the Black Mamba is to simply try and try again. She is one of the toughest opponents to beat in the game however with significant practise, she can be beaten.

So it’s time to train and level your gladiators in order to make them as strong as possible to destroy the mighty and feisty Black Mamba. Good luck Lanistae!

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Everything you need to know about clan season rewards

We take a closer look at how the end-of-season awards are divided up between clan members.

It’s the end of our inaugural clan season and our top five teams are reaping the rewards of a hard-fought month.

But how are the gems divided up between the winning clan members? If you’re in one of the top five clans, you may have noticed that the prize difference between members can be in the thousands.

In this post, we look at this in detail; how and why the huge end-of-season rewards are divided.

They say knowledge is power, so arm yourself with information and fight for the biggest rewards this season!

 

It all comes down to percentages

When you join a clan, a certain percentage of your fame is accredited to the clan’s overall fame, depending on where you are in relation to other members.

If you fall within the top ten clans members, you’ll contribute a larger amount of fame than the second group of ten members; and so on, and so forth. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Members 1 – 10: 50% fame
  • Members 11 – 20: 30% fame
  • Members 21 – 3: 15% fame
  • Members 31- 40: 10% fame
  • Members 41 – 50: 3% fame

The prizes are divided up similarly. While not an exact match, the percentage of each total prize that each member wins is related to the amount of fame that they contribute to the clan.

So, the top 10 players will receive an even share of just over 40 per cent of the total prize. The bottom 10, or players 41 – 50, will receive just over four per cent.

Clan Rewards Table

Clan Position Clan Reward Player Position Player Reward
1 60,000 1-10 2553
11-20 1914
21-30 765
31-40 510
41-50 255
2 40,000 1-10 1702
11-20 1276
21-30 510
31-40 340
41-50 170
3 30,000 1-10 1276
11-20 957
21-30 382
31-40 255
41-50 127
4 15,000 1-10 638
11-20 478
21-30 191
31-40 127
41-50 63
5 7500 1-10 319
11-20 239
21-30 95
31-40 63
41-50 31

How to reap the best rewards

So, where to from here lanistae? If you want to win the best rewards at the end of the next clan season, there are a few strategies you can try.

First of all, you’re going to want to get into one of the top clans. These clans will have a minimum fame level to enter, so you should aim for at least 31,000; the base level for the highest rank of God II.

Since all players’ fame resets at the beginning of each season, you’ll begin on an even playing field with the rest of your clan mates.

Fame is gained from multiplayer battles, so play as many of these as you can. Once your gladiators start gaining more XP and better armour and weapons, you can even choose to fight at a higher level and benefit from bigger fame.

You should also make sure that your defense team are always at full health and strategically selected and placed depending on the arena.

By focusing on gaining more fame, you’re not only suring up your shot at a bigger prize; you’re also helping your clan to move up the ranks. A bit of friendly competition against your clan mates can give you an edge where it really matters.

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Premium gladiators, shiny orb bonuses and city visits

Another new update brings the long-awaited city visits, an exciting new premium gladiator statue, and some new exciting bonuses. Find out all about the new update features in this blog post.

Premium quality gladiators

In order to hire a new gladiator to form part of your epic team, you will need a gladiator statue. These statues come in a variety of materials which give you different rarity gladiators depending on the type.

You can either purchase statues directly from the Gladiator Residence or you can try your luck at winning one through free chests after successful combat.

Now, you can get a brand new shiny gladiator statue from the Gladiator Residence.

These new premium statues not only give you a five star gladiator, the rarest and with the best statistics once levelled, but also give you legendary weapons with it.

The amount of legendary weapons you will receive depends on the rank at which it is hired, which will depend on your average gladiator rank.

For instance, gladiators hired at rank one will only receive one legendary weapon, as that is the only weapon unlocked at that rank. Gladiators hired at rank five will consequently receive five legendary items when hired through a premium statue.

The rank of hire subsequently affects the cost of the premium statue. Those hired at rank one will start at 800 gems and will increase according to the rank hired.

These exciting legendary items will drastically increase the statistics of the gladiator and could be the deciding factor to combat success against the toughest opponents.

Shiny new orb bonuses

As we outlined in a previous blog post, the Clan Building can now give you some exciting new bonuses from orbs that you can only achieve through donations from your generous clan mates.

Request orbs from your clan through the clan chat and your clan mates can donate their surplus Sculptor orbs to you.

These donated orbs will then be stored in the Clan Building and can be used to create time-limited bonuses that can only be used one at a time.

Visit your team

The long-awaited city visits are finally here.

Through the Clan Building you can take a look at the cities of your fellow clan members. Simply look at the details of your clan and click the name of another member in your clan. This will take you to their city where you can see their city-style and the levels of their buildings.

Excitingly this is not all! You can also open up the host’s Gladiator Residence to check out their gladiators. Here you can see all the stats of their gladiators, along with any armour and weapons they might be equipped with.

Use this to your strategic advantage to suss out if your clan members deserve to be donated your orbs for their special orb bonuses by checking out if their gladiators are fully trained and if their buildings are all levelled fully.

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Why conditions skills could be your key to victory

Skills that inflict conditions on the enemy can be vital for combat success. Read on for how conditions work and how you can use them to your strategic advantage to achieve the ultimate victory.

Where it all begins: attack vs defense

While in combat, your gladiator’s statistics are one of the most important factors, as they will determine whether they hit or miss their attacks, and how much damage they inflict.

Your attack and defense values represent the offensive and defensive capacity of your gladiator. When trying to hit an opponent with an attack, your gladiator’s “attack” value is rolled against your opponent’s “defense” value in order to determine the outcome.

This can cause one of three things to happen:

  1. Hit: Your attack succeeds! You manage to hit your opponent, causing them damage.
  2. Block: Your opponent manages to block your attack, so it deals no damage.
  3. Counterattack: Your opponent is so successful with their defense that they earn a counterattack, which can also hit or be blocked, but never counter-counterattacked.

Damage vs Armour

Your damage and armour values values represent how capable your gladiators are to deal damage or defend themselves against incoming attacks.

Every time your attack hits, your gladiator’s “damage” value is rolled against the opponent’s “armour” value. Depending on the outcome of this roll, the gladiator that has been hit will receive varying amounts of damage.

Attack, damage, defense and armour are vital in the strategy of using conditions.

 

Conditions and Strategy

Armour break increases your gladiator’s damage statistics by up to 30%. This can be extremely useful against big bosses such as the Wall or the Undertaker. Often it seems that they “absorb” any attack you inflict on them. Using armour break can help improve this issue.

Poisoning causes the enemy to have their statistics reduced by around 30% (excluding movement). This means that opponents are less likely to defend and attack successfully.

Whilst this condition is useful against all classes, against big bosses it can reduce their likelihood of achieving successful attack or defense against you.

Combine this with armour break and there is a much higher chance of finally defeating the mighty bosses that stand in your way.

Crippling almost halves the the movement of the opponent. Using this skill against Two-Hands gladiators can be particularly helpful as due to their low movement, it causes them to be grounded and more susceptible to quick attacks.

Blinding the opponent means they have reduced attack. This means they are easier to hit and find it more challenging to attack your gladiators. Exploit this skill against Dual Wield gladiators as you can reduce their advantage of high attack.

Making your opponent bleed means their health will reduce by around 10% per turn which can be particularly useful against gladiators with high health such as Two-Hands gladiators.

Stunning the enemy renders the opposing gladiator unable to perform any actions until awoken. It either takes a few turns to be awoken from a stun, or until the gladiator is attacked again.

Strategic stunning can help focus your attack on particular gladiators. This is particularly useful when using Spearman who stun the furthest gladiators away whilst they focus on the closest opponents.

 

Taking full advantage of conditioning can be the deciding factor of whether you beat the mighty beasts or fly through those event rounds. It’s time to train your gladiators, exploit that “conditions resistance” passive and defeat your enemy.

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The arrival of the long-awaited Clans update

Grab your friends, show off your flags, and fight for victory – the clan system is finally here.

Where it all begins

All the excitement from clans starts from the Clan Building. Unlock this key to your empire once your Headquarters reaches level five and the fun can really begin.

Once you open the Clan Building you’ll see a list of all the available clans organised first by those set in your language, and followed by those set in English.

Follow the leader

Clans can be joined straight away if they are set to public by the clan’s creator.

However, it must be noted that you can only be part of one clan at a time and there is a maximum of fifty lanistae members in each clan. If you do not like your clan anymore, you can leave at any time.

If the clan creator sets their clan to private, you will need approval from the clan’s leader in order to join.

The clan leader also has the ability to promote clan members to the “general” position, which means they can also accept lanistae requests to be part of their epic clan.

Clan creation

Want to create your very own clan, be in charge of its members, and show off your own very own clan flag?

The process is simple. Through the Clan Building click the “create” button and you’re away.

Decide whether you want your clan to be public or private, and whether you want only the best lanistae to join your team by setting a minimum fame level.

Once created, not only can lanistae search for your clan name through the Clan Building, but you can also share your clan code with friends outside the game so they can be part of your epic team of heroes.

Chat with your clan mates through the in-app clan chat found on the bottom left of the city’s screen and you can share strategies, show off your heroes, and make friends.

Wave your flag

When creating your clan, you choose your legendary clan name and create your flag to flaunt your team’s brand. Explore a wide selection of patterns, logos, shapes, and colours for your flag and go crazy with your masterpiece.

Once you join or create a clan, your clan’s flag will not only fly high above the Clan Building, but will also be shown off at the entrance to your city, as well as in the League of Clans.

The League of Clans

As we outlined in a previous blog, there will be several changes to fame as you know it.

Once you join a clan, your fame will be combined with the other clan members to create your clan fame, which will change every “season”.

This fame will dictate which league you will be in in the League of Clans, and will govern whether you win an incredible sum of gems at the end of the season.

Only the greatest clans will win the biggest gem prizes by the end of the season, so tell your friends, raise your flags, and prepare to battle for the ultimate glory in the brand new clan system.

 

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Clans are changing the “fame” game

Lanistae, you’ve been waiting for what feels like a lifetime –  but finally, the Clan System is coming to Gladiator Heroes! And with it come some very exciting changes to “fame” as you know it.

 

Rebalancing fame

Once the mighty Clan System has been implemented, the fame of ALL players will be rebalanced and integrated into a rebuilt League of Heroes system (this means most players will end up losing some fame after the rebalance).

After that point, fame will only be earned by winning multiplayer matches, and any fame that a gladiator earns will be assigned to the player’s city as a whole, instead of it being distributed among the gladiators like it has been previously.

This means that missions, event matches and challenges will no longer provide any fame for your gladiators or your city.

Now the only way to call the Gods’ attention will be to defeat other players in glorious multiplayer combat.

Teamwork makes the dream work

The moment a player joins a clan, their city’s fame will be added to the clan’s fame. As a result, all clan members will add their respective fame to the overall clan fame.

‘Tis the season to experience clans

The brand new Clan System will be based on something known as “Seasons” and a Season will begin on the first Monday of each Month, and end on the first Sunday of the following month.

During these Seasons, clans will compete to earn as much fame as possible. At the end of each Season, the clans with the highest fame will earn HUGE rewards.

At the end of each Season, the leaderboards will be reset and the competition will start once more.

Don’t panic; your fame will be preserved, so as soon as you fight at least once again in the new Season, you will be reinserted into the leaderboard at the same rank you achieved the previous Season, so you can continue climbing the League of Heroes to reach the ultimate glory!

Show off your Prestige

If you managed to reach God II (the highest league level) and continue to increase your fame, all that “surplus” fame will be converted into “Prestige points” when the Season ends.

Prestige points will be permanent, and will create the perfect way to show off to the world how glorious your clan is, as well as warning your foes that you’re not somebody to be messed with.

Only the most persevering lanistae will be able to claim the glory bestowed by the Gods, so push your limits and climb to the top with the help of your clan mates!

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Using order of initiative in your ultimate combat strategy

From lightning-speed assassins to delayed defenders, we explore everything that affects the order of initiative, and how you can incorporate it to create the ultimate strategy.

Movement + (attack – armour) = initiative

Your gladiator’s statistics are influenced by a wide range of factors. In terms of initiative, your gladiators’ movement stats are the most important factor.

This means that if your gladiators are all the same level and rank, the class with the highest movement stats will move first.

The different classes’ movement stats are as follows:

  • Dual-Wields: 4
  • Sword and Shield: 3
  • Spearman: 3
  • Two-Hands: 2

It’s not all face value

Looking at the movement stats above, we can see that the Dual-Wield gladiator will always move faster and further than the Two-Hands gladiator, for instance, and these movement statistics will never change, whether your gladiator is a higher level or not.

However, if your gladiators are in different levels and ranks, their attack statistics will also contribute to their initiative.

Let’s compare two Sword and Shield gladiators; the gladiator with the higher attack (minus armour) will have more initiative and therefore move first.

If, however, you have a Dual-Wield gladiator at rank 2 and a Sword and Shield gladiator at rank 5, it could be that the Sword and Shield attack points are that much higher than the Dual’s. In this case, this will outweigh the Dual’s higher movement points.

This would then cause the Sword and Shield gladiator to have higher initiative, and therefore move before the Dual.

Taking armour into account

Armour can also play a significant role in the initiative of gladiators. The armour statistic of your gladiators will be removed from the attack statistic.

Let’s say you have 2 Dual Wield gladiators at the same rank and level, however one has more armour, and therefore a higher armour statistic than the other. Whilst this may increase their attack statistic slightly, it will reduce its movement statistic overall compared to the other Dual.

Implement initiative in your combat strategy

Taking advantage of the order of initiative in combat can give you an incredible strategic advantage in your battles, so here are a few things to bare in mind in order to get closer to the ultimate victory.

Initial placement could make or break your combat success

Dual-Wield gladiators will often be the fastest gladiators in combat. If your opponent is using other gladiator classes, try placing your Duals so that they are close enough to reach the enemy, whilst the enemy is too far to reach them.

This will mean your Dual will be able to make the first attack and potentially retreat to danger without being damaged first.

It also helps if you put your Duals directly in front of your Two-Hands gladiators as their speed will make up for the Two-Hands’ slow start.

Take full advantage of your gladiator’s skills to exploit movement

If your Two-Hands gladiators have jump skills such as Jump Area Attack, Stun Jump, or Jump Shockwave, try placing them further away from the enemy.

This can be beneficial as they can jump to reach the enemy whilst implementing an attack.
This can significantly make up for their low movement points and reduces time wasted for the gladiator to move towards the enemy.

If your HQ is past level 11 and you’ve already hired a mighty Spearman, they can be extremely tactical to use against slower gladiators. With their spear throwing skills, they can exploit movement points and attack the enemy without having to move anywhere at all.

Taking full advantage of your gladiator’s skills and movement can be the deciding reason whether your team of fighters fights their way to the ultimate glory, or ultimately dies trying.

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