Cyber gear comes in circles. It takes months to get a complete set, and then months after that to max the cyber gear to its fullest potential. If you are not careful with your selection, you could end up wasting leveling materials on the wrong gear piece. So, let’s make sure that doesn’t happen!
No two accounts are the same. Therefore, this article will be teaching everyone How to Pick Gear That’s Right for You. Only you know what your account’s strengths and weaknesses are, so what’s best for you may not be best for someone else. Gear is one feature that gives you a ton of options, and sometimes those options can seem very overwhelming to even the most seasoned players. What stats should you look for? When would debuff gear be better than attack gear? What was the name of the attack gear? These are some of the Cyber Gear Basics we will go over in this article.
Cyber Gear Basics
In this article, we start with a basic understanding of gear. We go over which stats you need to look for in your combat gear, and why. Also, remember that there are two versions of each gear set; Regular and Elite. You want to make sure you are using the Elite gear if you have it, If not, then the regular will suffice.
After you complete the gear set you want to make sure that you continue to enhance your gear in the Combat Lab, as you will add more stats. You can Improve Quality and Enhance each gear piece
Improving the quality of your gear is exactly what it sounds like. You are simply upgrading your gear’s Defense, Attack, and Health. Each piece of gear will upgrade the same three stats at each quality improvement level. Obviously, the biggest stat gains are going to come in the last 5 -10 levels. The Quality improvement is noted by the stars in each gear piece
When you enhance your gear, you are upgrading the specific stat that is unique to the gear set. Likewise, this is represented by the number displayed in each gear piece, halfway down on the left. For example, If your gear is defense gear, then your enhancement will be for defense. If your gear is rally gear, then your enhancement is rally attack, and so on and so forth.
Cyber Gear for Defending
First, let’s take a look at some of the different defense-related stats in the gear and learn what they mean
- Defense is how well your troops can defend against an attack.
- Health is how long your troops can last while defending.
- Attack Debuff decreases Attack of the city that is hitting you.
- Type Defense/Type Health these apply to the specific type of troop (Hydronetic, Bionetic, Pyronetic)
- Base Defending Attack/Defense only applies when you are defending.
There will always be specialty trap setups, and each of them has their own ways to build stats. There are also scenarios where the cyber gear for solo attack could be more helpful than the defense cyber gear. However, if you are burning to rallies, then you defenitly want to stick with the defense gear. If your account is really close to winning rallies, or just barely winning, then you may want to add in some attack cyber gear pieces to help kill more of the incoming troops. Just keep in mind, its always more beneficial to use stats that apply to your troops instead of stats that take away from the strength of the opponents troops.
- Bulwark Demolisher Gear
- Devastator Defender Gear
Cyber Gear for Attacking
If you are picking Attack Gear, the obvious choice is to always choose the highest attack percentage available in the cyber gear piece. Just like when you are defending, there are a few different ways to set your gear up.
- Attack Bonus is the strength of your troops when you hit another city.
- Assault Attack/Defense/Health (Mech Realm) only applies while you are attacking.
- Defense Debuff or Armor Piercing reduces the strength of the defending player’s troops.
- Rally Attack/Health is attack that is added when you are the Leader of a Rally.
- Type Attack is attack that is added specifically to each individual type of troop: Armored Vehicle, Infantry, Tactical.
If you are a Rally Lead, then you would want to prioritize Attack and Rally Attack. Solo attacks would not benefit from Rally Attack at all, but Type Attack could be useful, especially when sending missiles. Then once you have maxed the amount of Attack, you could focus on Debuffs.
Solo Attack Gear:
- Decimator Demolisher Gear
- Wrecker Devastator Gear
Rally Attack Gear:
- Ruiner Demolisher Gear
- Ravager Devastator Gear
The following two cyber gear sets are also useful for rallying, aolo, or as a filler. The Deployment Size gear is pretty self explanatory, it increases the amount of troops, traps, and titans that you can send in a deployment. The debuff gear is not used quite as much as other attack sets. However, it is really effective when you find an account that isnt current. If you can debuff a good portion of their stats, if not debuff completly, then you can really make the base explode when you hit it. Likewise, some debuff peices can also come in handy at Control Point battles. Debuff gear is really fun to play around with. I suggest taking some of the pieces and looking at the stats that apply. Then, see if there is another piece in your current gear that you could swap out for debuff gear that would give you just a bit more of an edge. It may actually surprise you what will happen with a little bit extra debuff in your gear!
Deployment Size Increase Gear:
- Looter Demolisher Guide
- Raider Devastator Gear
- Elite Demolisher Gear
- Elite Devastator Gear
Cyber Gear for Control Point Battles
Control Point can be pretty intricate. Sometimes Attack Gear pieces can outperform Control Point gear pieces, and it also depends on what the player you are competing with is wearing. So, we will just go over some of the stats found in Control Point cyber gear and what they are for.
- Control Point Holding Attack/Health only applies when you have taken the Control Point and are defending against incoming attacks.
- Control Point Rally Attack will only apply if you are the player that is attacking the Control Point.
- Attack/Health Debuff Debuffs reduce the amount of attack or health that the opponent has in their rallies
Since there are so many different setups, the best way to figure out what works best is to constantly test. You will likely use a different gear set to rally the CP and then switch to the CP cyber gear to hold. Control Point gear often mixes with defense and/or Debuff gear to make some tough stats to beat.
Control Point Gear
- Calamity Demolisher
- Havoc Devastator Gear
Rounding Out Gear Selections
Remember that this article is just a guide for stats that are found in cyber gear only, and how to chose them to suit your base. There are many, many, many more stats in the game and many more places to obtain them from, such as boosts. This post is just a starting point for choosing gear, and with everything we have gone over, only YOU can figure out which gear is best for YOUR setup. Always test your setup and gear, don’t be afraid to drop your shield, and always reach out and ask questions if you ever need help.
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What To Look At Next
Now that you have a good idea about the basics of Cyber gear, why not take a look at the Commanders that the Cybernetic realm offers? There is a part one and part two for our Commander Guide!
Also, if you are struggling to understand what the stats in the Commander skills actually DO for your Base, it’s ok. Similarly, a lot of players have the same questions. MSHQ has a list of some of the most used stats and their meanings, along with which stats are more important for each build.
Finally, in the Cyber Realm, there are often places that players overlook when trying to improve their Cyber stats. With such a variety of features, it is easy to forget some of the less prominent places. This last article will go through all the places that add stats to your base and ends with a checklist that will help you make sure you have everything ready to go!
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