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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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Live your combats from the front row with augmented reality

Meet your gladiators face-to-face. Live an epic battle from the front row. Now’s your chance to step into the arena in augmented reality.

The crowd roars for blood. The clangs of steel-on-steel are the only sounds that break the nervous silence, as your companions and competitors jostle for position in the dark passageway. Slowly, the wooden gates begin to creak open, the sunlight reflecting off the gladiators’ armour like flashes of mercury filing out into the arena.

You’re in Ancient Rome. You’re looking down into the great colosseum. You’re in a coffee shop, watching a legendary gladiator battle play out on the tabletop in front of you.

Augmented reality is the future of mobile gaming, and Gladiator Heroes has become one of the first mobile games to implement it using iOS 11’s new ARkit.

You can now watch your battles in real-life settings, whether it’s in miniature on a table, or life-sized on the street; you can get a full, 360-degree view of the fight, or move in close to the action.

Plus, with the unique combination of Apple’s ARkit and ReplayKit, you can become the director of your own combats. Shoot, save and share your gameplay with fellow lanistae around the world.

The addition of augmented reality to Gladiator Heroes has been one of our biggest projects to date: last month, our development team were among just a handful selected to attend a special ARkit workshop at Apple’s Paris headquarters.

From there, they’ve developed two ways for you to immerse yourself in the game; by viewing battles in real-life settings, or by placing their gladiators in various poses.

With both options, you can physically move around to see your gladiators, and their battles, from all angles.

What you do in life echoes in virtual reality, so charge up your phone, aim and shoot; the fight has begun.

How to use augmented reality in Gladiator Heroes

Getting iOS 11

First, make sure you’ve got Apple’s latest operating system installed on your device. The software is available for the iPhone 6S and up, as well as the 6th-generation iPod Touch, and the latest iPads.

Update Gladiator Heroes

Go to the App Store and update to version 1.9.2 of Gladiator Heroes.

How to see your gladiator in AR

Go to the gladiator residence and select the gladiator you’d like to see in augmented reality. Press the AR icon on the right-hand side of your gladiator. Move your phone over a flat, clear surface to initiate the AR. You can rotate your gladiator with two fingers, make him bigger or smaller, and change his pose or position.

How to see your battle in AR

Place your gladiators into the arena. Select the AR button in the top right-hand side and move your device slightly to activate AR. Scale and reposition the arena to where you’d like it, and start the battle! You can move in on different characters during the fight to get close to the action, or physically rotate around the battle.

How to record your battles in AR

Before opening the AR function, select ‘record combat’ from the top right-hand corner. Once the battle finishes, you will have the option of replaying, saving or sharing your video.

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