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How to strategically defeat The Wall

He’s big, he’s tough, and he’s one of the most intimidating challenges of Gladiator Heroes. Skulking in the darkness of level 45 he’s ready with his henchmen to send you straight to the Infirmary in one hefty hit.

The mighty Wall is a huge two-hand gladiator boss with some of the strongest armour seen in Gladiator Heroes.

Train and level your gladiators, forge your armour and weapons, and with a thorough strategy, you will be able to finally defeat the beast and wish level 45 goodbye.

Your gladiator gateway to victory

It goes without saying that your choice in gladiators can make or break your success against big bosses such as The Wall.

Such a strong boss with such durable armour requires a large amount of damage affect his health and this significantly influences your choice in fighters.

Dual-wield gladiators are not recommended against The Wall as such a strong opponent will defeat the dual-wields in one forceful hit.

These fighting assassins also do not inflict high levels of damage per attack, and therefore will be more likely to have their hits absorbed by The Wall’s solid armour.

Spearmen can be useful in that they can attack from a distance and retreat from danger. With The Wall being a two-hands gladiator, this means the spearman are less likely to get reached by the opponent due to his slow movement points.

Despite this, The Wall is immune to condition attacks unless fired by a very high level gladiator, thus rendering most of the spearman’s active attacks useless.

Sword and shield gladiators with their innate blocking are useful against this strong boss as they have improved defense against his powerful strikes.

Two-hand gladiators are the most useful against The Wall as they use the strength of his own class against him. Despite their low movement, their sturdiness means they won’t be pushed by the enemy, and are more likely to inflict higher damage that will affect the health of the opponent.

A skillful triumph

Using your gladiator’s skills to their advantage can be a tactical advantage to combat against The Wall.

Two-hands gladiators with the armour break conditioning skill can be extremely useful against big bosses with impressive armour that easily absorbs attacks and damage. Using the armour break condition will break The Wall’s armour, making him more susceptible to damage for a certain number of turns, making it easier to injure him.

However, it must be noted that conditioning skills will only work against powerful opponents such as The Wall if they are of high rank and level.

Two-hands Dunce gladiators with the strong attacks active skill will be particularly useful against this opponent as their hits will have increased damage and therefore will improve your chances of defeating The mighty Wall.

A useful strategy to use against The Wall is to use sword and shield gladiators with provoke and block skills. They will be able to distract the enemy whilst also blocking his attacks, whilst the ally gladiators attack the opponent from behind.

The weapons of success

Using weapons in combat can drastically improve your chances of victory.

Using armour and weapons increases your statistics depending on the item equipped, the level and forge status of the items.

Items can have an impact on either your gladiator’s attack, defense, armour, and damage statistics which could be the decider between victory and death in battle.

Against opponents with such strong armour, such as The Wall, weapons with high damage statistics can be extremely useful in combat.

Take advantage of the Forge and improve the damage statistics of your weapons or spend time in combat to increase your chances of winning a strong weapon through a chest.

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, premium gladiator statues come with legendary weapons.

These premium statues could be extremely beneficial against enemies such as The Wall and could be worth saving the gems and the money for forging if it means you will finally defeat the might beast and wish the evil level 45 goodbye.

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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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Brand new updates mean shiny new orb bonuses

With the brand new Gladiator Heroes update come shiny new bonuses. Read on to find out all about the exciting new orb bonuses that come from the Orb Bonuses tab in your Clan Building.

All things shiny and full of bonuses

Orbs can be found from chests after successful combat or the Merchant and are usually stored in the Sculptor to make bonuses for your city.

When you have too many orbs in the Sculptor that you aren’t using, you can donate them to your fellow clan members for them to create specific Clan Building orb bonuses just for them.

The only orbs that can be used for these special time-limited bonuses are those donated to you by the clan and that are stored in the Clan Building.

These exciting bonuses are the same type as those created by statues from the Sculptor, however they are time specific and only one can be active at a time. These shiny bonuses are as follows:

  • Green Vulcan orbs grant defensive bonuses during combat for a limited time
  • Orange Mars orbs grant offensive bonuses during combat for a limited time
  • Blue Maia orbs increase production for a limited time
  • Pink Juno orbs reduce healing and training times for 24 hours

Feeling generous = donate

You can now donate orbs from your Sculptor to your fellow clan members if you are feeling particularly generous.

The orbs you donate to clan members will be stored in their Clan Building and can only be used for their time-limited bonuses that depend on their orb amount and Clan Building level.

The only orbs that you can donate are those from your Sculptor and therefore you cannot donate orbs previously donated to you that are stored in the Clan Building.

Ask thy neighbour

Running low on orbs in the Clan Building and want to take advantage of these exciting new bonuses?

You can now ask your clan members to donate their Sculptor orbs for you to use in the Clan Building.

You can request orbs from your fellow clan members through your Orb Bonus tab in the Clan Building which will send a donation request message to the clan chat. You then have to simply wait and see how generous your fellow clan members are feeling.

Storage of Orbs:

The total number of orbs you can store in the Clan Building is unique to your account and relates to the upgrade level of your own Clan Building.

Upgrading your Clan Building will thus increase your storage for orbs in the building.

Each type of orb will take up a different amount of storage and therefore contributes a different amount to the bonuses. The amount that they are worth is as follows:

  • Small orbs = 1
  • Medium orbs = 3
  • Large orbs = 5

Strategy:

It’s safe to say that requesting orbs from your clan members may not always be successful and that you obviously won’t be donating orbs to everyone who asks. This is where you need to take strategy into consideration.

Now that you can visit your fellow clan members’ cities, which we outlined in another blog post, you can suss out who deserves your sparkling orbs and change up your tactics so you look more appealing to receive donations.

Training and healing all your gladiators, upgrading all your buildings to their maximum level, and taking full advantage of the Sculptor are some of the ways you can strategise your own city and evaluate your clan members.

So it’s time to save up your orbs, release your generosity and take full advantage of the glimmering bonuses that the Clan Building has to offer.

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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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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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What we learnt from the Gladiator Heroes live Facebook chat

More levels, a new combat system and lanistae with wild imaginations; those are just some of the things we took out of our first live developers chat, held in the Gladiator Heroes Players group on Facebook this week.

The one-hour chat gave Spanish fans the chance to ask questions, send feedback and share their ideas for the future of the game.

“We were absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response”, said César Ríos, lead game developer, “Player feedback is an important part of how we design the game.”

 

For those of you who didn’t take part in the chat or just don’t understand the language, never fear; we’ve got a breakdown of the whole thing right here.


Multiplayer, multiplayer, multiplayer

The multiplayer system is a topic that lanistae are serious about. The ability to fight in real time, join clans and exchange resources with other players was a suggestion that came up multiple times.

Well, there’s good news for those of you who like a bit of teamwork; there are plans in the pipeline that will allow lanistae to fight alongside (and against) other gladiators in clans, as well as exchange materials and chat with other players.

It was also revealed that the next update, which will arrive to your iOS and Android devices sometime next week, will include a new prize system, with your winner’s bounty changing depending on the level of the multiplayer combat. These prizes can then be used in a new, fixed city building, which we will explain further on.

More levels to keep your Gladiators fighting

While they won’t come with the next update, sometime within the next few months we will be adding up to 70 new levels to the map.

The new combats will see lanistae send their gladiator to gushing waterfalls, seaside ruins and an other-worldly, suspended lair; where you can defeat your opponents by pushing them off the edge, or activate the ‘stone feet’ skills to stop them from pushing you!

 

If you’ve already made it to level 79, the last combate currently available on the main map in this edition, the next update will come with another combat system.

As a rival lanistae moves into your territory, you can take on his fighters in varying difficulty levels. The higher the level, the better the prize, and these prizes, just like in the new multiplayer system, can be used in a special new shop…

New gladiator types

While the next update will introduce a new, rival lanisate impeding on your city limits, the developers have future plans to incorporate both sexes into all gladiator classes. That means male dual weapons fighters, and female sword and shield, two-hands and spear gladiatrices.

Future updates could also come with the possibility of facing wild animals and mythical beasts in combat, rather than just other gladiators.

The keys to the treasure chest

So you’ve had a go at the new combat and multiplayer systems, and now you’ve got wooden, silver and golden coins on your hands. What to do? These battle prizes can be used in a new, fixed merchant shop in your city, where you can purchase chests of varying quality levels.

Our lanistae will echo in eternity

With so many ideas for new updates being thrown around our developers’ studio, feedback and ideas from our players are so valuable; they help us sort the golden nuggets from the dirt.

So here’s a word of thanks to our fans, our players, and every lanista currently training up his gladiators for glory – you are what makes Gladiator Heroes better every day.

Got more feedback or questions for the developers? Just like our Facebook page here, where you can get in touch with us or participate in future chats.

The new Gladiator Heroes forge

Weapons are the big winners in Gladiator Heroes’ latest update

Gladiators, hold onto your helmets; this new game update will have you rushing to sharpen your swords and shine your shields.

The development team behind Gladiator Heroes have this week announced a new update for both iOS and Android, including a host of improvements and some exciting new additions.

Introducing: the forge building, now available after headquarters level five. The new workshop allows players to work on their weapons, improving their stats. This new feature means that you can improve your gladiator’s ranking outside of just battles and training, and better weapons that you win in battle.

Got a whole lot of weapons in your armoury, and not enough gladiators to wield them? Put those leftover swords, shields and spears to good use, by submitting them to the forge. They’ll get melted down and added onto another weapon of your choice, to give it – and your gladiator – a boost in power.

“The new forge building means that players can take advantage of weapons in their armoury they might no longer use”, says César Ríos, game development team lead, “This gives players more control over the weapons they have available for their gladiators.”

But, not just any old gladiator can use the top weapons available; you need to know swing it before you can bring it to battle. A new ordering system means that gladiators need to have a corresponding rank and level before they can use the best battle equipment.

This whole weapons overhaul means that we’ve also added new five-star rarity weapons for ranks two, three and four, for all gladiator classes. We’ve also added new helmets, and bettered the lighting in the game.

What’s more, we’ve filled those post-battle treasure chests with more weapons, of more different varieties.

The last feature we’ve packed into this explosive update is the multiplayer replay function. When a fellow player dares attack your fighters in the ring, you’ll have the post-battle replay ready to go the next time you launch the app.

“We’ve been collecting all the feedback that people have given us about the game, and we’ve been adding improvements that they’ve requested,” says Ríos.

“They’ve said ‘We need a forge’, so we added a forge, or: ‘We need multiplayer’, so we added multiplayer, so we’re really open for everyone to propose changes or improvements in the characteristics of the game to include them.”

Here’s a full list of the new features and tweaks in the next update to Gladiator Heroes, due to go live this week:

Features:

  • New rarity 5 weapons for ranks 2, 3 and 4 for all gladiator classes
  • New forge building
  • Forge weapons to improve their stats
  • Multiplayer Replay system
  • New helmets
  • Now weapons require a certain rank and level to be able to be used
  • Better lighting

Tweaks:

  • Weapon and helmets balanced
  • Balanced world map chest rewards
  • Now the skills of jump & attack have a more deterministic behaviour, the gladiador will end looking at the selected enemy.
  • Damage of bleed condition isn’t affected by ‘Armour Increase’ skill.
  • Balanced buildings cost. There were some levels with higher cost than expected
  • Increased weapon rewards in chests
Interview with César Ríos Gladiator Heroes

An Interview with César Ríos, development team lead for Gladiator Heroes

We sit down with César, who heads the development and design team behind Gladiator Heroes, to talk about the game’s initial conception, development, and their plans for the future.

Where did the idea for Gladiator Heroes come from?

The idea for the game came when we finished the last project we were working on in 2014. The team finished and we had to start working on the next game.

So, we evaluated the options and knowledge that we had in the team, and where the market was at that time. We saw that the games that were always among the top positions were strategy and city-building games.

We started to look for an idea that could fit within that stream, while giving it its own, unique personality.

We came across the idea of battles between gladiators, in which you have a city to keep developing your gladiators, then send them to combat against other players in multiplayer mode, or against the game itself.

How did you start developing the characters and gameplay?

The game’s development process at first focused on the combat system, which was our base. We had the art team and the programming design team. So before we even started to program, we began to design the game with paper and pencil.

We bought gladiator figurines, dice, cards, and with that we printed on a piece of paper the scene for the game and we started to plot out the game design process: how the characters moved, how they attacked, what types of characters there were.

Once we had all that polished, we began testing it with people and changing our ideas.

When we saw that people were starting to like the game, that everyone was entertained, and that instead of developing a game we were actually playing it, at that moment we said “we have something good, we’re going to stop here, and we’re going to begin programming it”.

At the same time, the art team was looking for a graphic aspect of the game that both adults and children would like. They started to look for a cartoon aspect, that wasn’t too childish, but not too realistic or ‘adult’ so that kids didn’t like it either. That’s how we arrived at the imagery that we have today.

Why is it worth the wait for the global launch of Gladiator Heroes?

We’ve had the game in various different countries for a bit more than a year, making sure that all the systems we have – multiplayer, all the game parametres – work correctly so that everyone enjoys the game, and so that we don’t have any problems when the game launches globally.

Apart from this, we’ve been collecting all the feedback that people have given us about the game, and we’ve been adding improvements that they’ve requested.

“We need a forge”, so we added a forge, or: “We need multiplayer”, so we added multiplayer, so we’re really open for everyone to propose changes or improvements in the characteristics of the game to include them.

We’re really happy and looking forward for the game to come out so that we can see the reaction that it gets once it’s available globally for everyone.

What’s the biggest challenge that you’ve had to face in the game’s development?

The biggest challenge that we had with the game was that we had to take a lot of risks with the combat system.

When we started working there was a trend to create the same sort of combat system, which a lot of different games had success with, but we didn’t want to follow this path – we wanted to innovate and go beyond.

We had to design a completely different combat system, and we had to work really hard to make sure that it made sense, so that it was simple to play, but also that if you’ve been playing for a year there will still be challenges and you can still improve your statistics and strategies.

This has probably been the greatest challenge we’ve had with the project.

Can you tell me a bit more about the multiplayer system – how does it work?

At the beginning when the game was launched in a few countries for testing it didn’t have multiplayer mode, because we were basically just testing all of the simple characteristics of the game, the combat system and the city, but we quickly began to receive feedback from users that they wanted multiplayer, that they wanted to compete with their friends and on a global level.

We started to design the multiplayer combat system. Right now, you can battle your gladiators against any other user in the world, and you have rankings – online, locally, and with your friends on Facebook.

In the near future, there will also be the possibility to unite your gladiators in clans with your friends and colleagues and engage in clan-versus-clan duals on a global scale to see who is the most powerful clan in the world.

Gladiator Heroes is in Soft Launch

Gladiator Heroes is in Soft Launch

The latest title from Genera Games is now in soft launch in Australia, New Zealand and Spain. This original combination of RPG and city building will have you on the edge of your seat.

Build, manage, and defend your empire by recruiting and training the best team of gladiators and managing your resources. Set out to discover new lands and unlock a variety of epic arenas, from the sweltering desert to the frozen tundra.

Gladiator Heroes offers never before seen gameplay and a challenging progression that will have you coming back for more. Get it free for iOS in Australia and New Zealand, or on Android or iOS in Spain, and follow us on Facebook for updates on the global launch!