New Faction - Werewoods

8600 shards spent

Coin Purse — 37
Gold Ring — 108
Priest’s Chalice — 59
King’s Crown — 30
Genie’s Lamp — 16
Sacred Treasure — 3

Beastmaster Torbern — 8
(6) @ 6400 shards spent

Werecat — 28
(16) @ 4800

Werebear — 48
(41) @ 7200

Werebird — 93
(91) @ 8600

Isn’t it a good thing if it takes longer to max the rare? Doesn’t that mean you were getting more higher rarity troops/treasures?

A bit off topic but…

HOWEVER this does not mean we can use it here in an online (international) forum that has rules governing appropiate behaviours which include appropiate language

(Unless we get the green light to do so…)
But honestly there is ALWAYS a better word to describe things, it can be used as an enhancer for sure, but its never required - usually its just lazy language

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I always like to quote the official Gems of War account

Don’t think I’ve heard F word on prime time Aussie TV…

Does anyone understand the methodology used by @TimeKnight to figure out the event rating for each faction (e.g., shown in the table in this post)? I’m curious if any of the last three faction releases is a better farming delve than City of Thieves.

City has 2 guaranteed V rooms and sometimes gets a 3rd V with the draak room. I think thats a big part of the formula though I am not sure of all details

EDIT: city can now get FOUR x lvl V rooms. Didn’t get screenshot but just got a map with Draak room and the new Scylla room both

Apawlogise. Meow, please.


My initial reaction to that screen was not favorable.

And my current and future reactions… agree.

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Same, honestly!

Not really, because the excess legendary/epic/ultra rare troops are rather irritating and I’m not guaranteed that the extra cost was from higher quality treasure.

I don’t really need 14 copies of the Legendary troop.

Scarlett: These beasts may change form, but we have found no signs of dark magic or human sacrifice.
Scarlett: But if that is the truth, then this is slaughter! We came into their lands and took their lives… for what? Empty revenge?

Love this storywriting. Definitely should have been in Maugrim Woods but whatever.


well, now Scarlett went to a foreign land to massacre the wrong people

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Excuse you, “meowst leave” is one of the best things I’ve ever written. Gems of War has always been irreverent and full of pop culture nods, so if you want a pure fantasy story and lore then boy, do I have something to tell you… :stuck_out_tongue:

Even so, I enjoyed making this story a bit more serious, especially after Wild Hunt and Mirrored Halls. I wanted to include some of the playful nature of our story telling, so chose to add puns and pop culture references to the titles and battle cries. (Puns are one of Sirrian’s specialities. If I don’t write them in he will likely be found adding them.)


So gold in the final room is just about non existent now. Have a better chance to hit the lottery. They might as well take treasure quality out of game because taking it to 10 will just flood you with junk you don’t need. Ingots and shards mainly. So they made it easy for players with all faction at 500 to do the daily but took out anything of value in the final room. I guess you could do it for class XP or something like that because you won’t find any gold to speak of sadly.

Scarlett: “Oh no, we are slaughtering innocents… Let’s keep doing this to the bitter end!”

Could have ended with her and the hero being ambushed by the Beastmaster and defeating him just to be able to escape. Then she would vow to change the ways of the Wardens when she becomes the leader.


Surely you wouldn’t prefer to get more rares? Shards are plentiful. I don’t see any point in opening just the minimum. The more shards you spend-the more treasures you get-the less gold it will cost you to upgrade hoard. I always open over 10k-20k every faction.

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Well, if I had the choice to open 7,200 shards or 8,800 shards, I’m going to pick 7,200 shards every time.

I don’t really want to open 10-20k shards for each faction; I only open extra on certain factions. For example, would I really need the extra treasure for Wild Court or Silver Necropolis on new potion weekend?

Im still sitting on 67 Genie Lamps and 80 Sacred Treasure so I’m not overly concerned about gold cost for upgrading hoards.

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Forget troop functionality! I think Torbern’s battle cry sounds like TROGDOR ergo best faction ever


I’m one of those who has always tried, in more than 5 years in game, to never criticize the game. This time, I have to say that since I’ve started playing this is by far the worst game design that has ever been put in game.

4 troops that can random transform themselves in other random troops.
And who gives a f—k about strategy.

Just drop a load of gold and gems if you want to win. $ >>>>> ability
505, congratulations. You are driving this game into a wonderful direction (because I’m 101% sure that there isn’t even one single dev behind this choice, they love too much gow and have shown many times in the past that when they can decide the games always gets better).

Edit: FYI I’ve completed the delve, so I’m speaking from the point of view of someone who have invested in it