Quit Bugging Me

Originally published at: http://gemsofwar.com/quit-bugging-me/
I can’t bear it anymore.

New Troop: Bugbear

It’s a dangerous land out there in Zaejin, so the following PSA should help you identify whether there are regular bears nearby, or that monstrosity of an offspring between an Orc and a Goblin… the Bugbear.


When Tracking…
Owlbear: Large clawed print, scuffed by clawfeathers
Brown Bear: Large pad with 5 clawed toes
Dire Bear: Like the Brown Bear print but a little more dire
Bugbear: Looks very much like YOUR print… wait a minute… your boots are missing!

When Listening…
Owlbear: A deep throaty screech that makes your skin crawl
Brown Bear: A deep growl that will make the hairs on the back of your neck rise
Dire Bear: Like the Brown Bear call but a little more dire
Bugbear: A sad mix of anger, confusion, surprise, and the unquenched desire to remove an itinerant chicken bone from a place where it should never have been lodged.

When Examining their Poop…
Owlbear: Will contain the bones of small-to-moderate sized woodland animals
Brown Bear: Cylindrical, and smells of fermented seeds and fruit
Dire Bear: Like the Brown Bear poop but smells a little more dire
Bugbear: Looks like someone has played with it, thrown it around, and maybe danced in it a little bit. If in a civilized area, it will almost certainly be stuck to a wall or ceiling.

When Looking for their Lair…
Owlbear: Up a sturdy tree, within 10 feet of the ground, made of strong branches
Brown Bear: A small dark cave at the base of a mountain
Dire Bear: Like the Brown Bear cave but the darkness looks a little more dire
Bugbear: Beneath a ramshackle lean-to, made of leaves and mud and unwanted body parts that looks like it would fall down if a fairy farted on it

Kingdom Rework - Broken Spire Sheggra * Molten Trait reworked- Molten now burns a random enemy when matching Red Gems. * Aflame trait changed to Pyromania

Gob-Chomper and his siblings have another planned change coming in the future, but it is waiting on some more content to be released.

  • Goblin Devour chance increased from 40% to 50%


  • Spell Base effect increased from 1 to 2
  • Mana cost reduced from 13 to 11
  • Now gains Magic at level 19


  • Mana cost reduced from 14 to 13
  • Boost ratio increased from 3:1 to 2:1
Troop Balance Changes Celestasia * Legendary Trait renamed from Divine Shield to Celestial Shield, localization will be updated in a future weekly update.

Dragon Cruncher

  • Dragon Devour chance increased from 40% to 50%


  • Elf Devour chance increased from 40% to 50%

Ketras the Bull

  • Boost ratio increased from 3:1 to 2:1
Refunds The following troop will be available for refund for the next week: * Sheggra

Please note this Event only applies to Steam, iOS and Android versions of the game.

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Haha! You got me. Nice one, @Sirrian! :wink:

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Terraxis is going to be pretty good! Not sure if the devour is taking centre stage a little bit too much these days myself. I’m concerned by the sheer amount of troops with really high percentage of devour probability.



yay! :smiley::blush:

Terraxis has gotten better than ever now!


Kicking it Old School this week.


Hmm Ketras might be worth trying out now. Still needs a bit more bang for the buck though…

I read the title and thought @Sirrian was getting his leave me alone message across. :sweat_smile:


Any word on if Mongo is added to the chests yet? Gifted troops are difficult to predict.

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Look at what asking for Guild War updates every week finally did to Sirrian.

Shame on all of you.


Wonder if Events will give a boost to Zaejin and Goblins? Or help BtL kill goblins for snotstones?

Maybe all of those?

I had two this week.


Thank you for confirmation!

That rename balance though; well played, well played.

That name definitely needed a buff. :stuck_out_tongue:


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I am excited about the buffbto Ketras!!

Now I just have to trait him… :disappointed:


He is super cool now, dealing some very nice AoE damage he will! :slight_smile: