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Learn how to position your gladiators for victory

Positioning your gladiators is vital strategy for combat success.  We explore the ins and outs of why positioning can make or break your victory.

One class against them all

Some mission battles or event battles can sometimes have an enemy that consists of solely one class. In these cases, the positioning of your gladiators could be vital to beat the enemy, however positioning will strongly depend on the class you’re up against.

When up against dual-wield enemies such as the Black Mamba, make sure your gladiators start positioned as far away as possible. This will make it less likely for the enemy to reach you and inflict an attack in one move.

Enemies made up of just spearmen are a significant challenge as they can easily attack from afar and retreat from danger. Position your team as far away from these as possible with your spearmen at the back with their backs to the wall and your two-hands gladiators at the front. This will make up for their slow start but allow for quick distance attacks from your spearmen.

The obstacles to glory

Battle arenas that are full of obstacles can be particularly challenging to strategise.

Position your spearmen behind traps or walls so that they can attack the enemy from a distance but make it more challenging for the enemy to reach them.

Two-hand and dual-wield gladiators with jump skills should also be positioned behind traps and obstacles, particularly walls, as they are safe from attacks however can jump over the barricades to reach the enemy.

Make sure your dual-wielders never start positioned in front of traps as they can easily be pushed onto these and receive significant damage.

Sword and shield gladiators may struggle to get past obstacles due to a lack of jump skills and distance attacks. Position these gladiators in front of obstacles or near an obvious exit point so that they can retreat from danger yet also make a strategic attack on the opposition.

Putting the “Kill” in skill

Exploiting the skills of your gladiators in combat can be crucial for your battle plan, however when combining this with the initial gladiator positioning, can create an epic strategy.

Spearmen with conditioning throw skills such as stun and bleed should start positioned at the corners of the arena, with their backs close to the wall. This means enemies can be attacked from all corners without your gladiators having to use their turn for movement points, or risking damage on the first move.

Sword and shield gladiators with block active skills can be positioned closer to the enemy, in a more central position in the arena. This means they can attack in their first moves however block the enemy’s hits without enduring damage.

Gladiators with healing strike skills could be tactically positioned further away from the enemy as to reduce the risk of damaging your healer. This means they can act as a supporter from a distance to reinforce the attackers on the frontline.

A tactical defense team

Leaving your gladiators to fend for themselves in the Games of Glory means you must think about your strategic positioning in the arena.

In empty arenas without obstacles, you should position your dual gladiators with their backs to the wall which will reduce the chance of damage on their sensitive backs in the first moves.

You can also position a two-hands gladiator behind your dual-wields which will not only protect the duals from being pushed into the walls, but will also make up for the two-hand gladiator’s low movement points.

Spearmen are best situated at the far ends or corners of the arena, or behind obstacles should there be any. Their distance attacks mean damage can be inflicted without them having to move.

Positioning your gladiators could make or break your glory in combat and could help you to become the most epic lanista in the kingdom! It’s time to prepare your fighters, forge your weapons, and create the most epic positioning strategy in the lands.

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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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Points mean prizes in the battle of clans

With Clan Battles fully underway, find out exactly how to win the most points and defeat your clan enemies once and for all.

The winning scale

Each colosseum on the Clan Battle map can be captured by you or your opposing clan.

You can only reach colosseums that are further away, once you have captured those closest to your side of the map, with combat increasing in difficulty and granting more points and prizes the further you stray from your side.

In order to occupy a colosseum, you will need to reach a certain amount of points on the scale you will see at the top of the colosseum’s information.

The closer you are to your side of the map, the lower the points required to capture the colosseum will be.

This means that it will be much harder for the enemy clan to territorialize a colosseum that is on your side of the map as they will need a much larger quantity of points.

Health means victory

The amount of points you receive after successful combat depend on the overall health of all your gladiators after the battle.

You will receive 3, 2, or 1, points that contribute towards capturing the colosseum.

This means that defense is equally as important as attack in these battles.

Incorporate defensive gladiators with protective skills into your combat strategy in order to take advantage of the maximum points available from successful fights.

Sword and Shield gladiators with active block and armour increase skills can help defend enemy attacks and reduce damage, whilst gladiators with the healing shout active skills can help heal injured gladiators and improve your chances of achieving the maximum points.

Exploiting passive skills is also crucial in these strategic battles as using gladiators with scavenger, anger, and regeneration can save your gladiators once they have been damaged.

A game of capture the colosseum

Once a colosseum has been captured by a clan, the clan will earn points for every 5 minutes that the arena is in their possession.

These points will differ depending on the colosseum’s distance away from your clan’s side of the map.

The amount of points you receive from the captured colosseum will contribute to your general Clan Battle score and will eventually decide the clan who has won the ultimate victory for glory.

This makes strategy, health, and the subsequent amount of points you have on the colosseum’s scale imperative for Clan Battle success.

 

Get ready to heal your gladiators, prepare your strategy, and fight to the death in the Clan Battle arena. Who will win the ultimate victory for glory and who will face the ultimate despair in gruelling combat? Let the Clan Battles commence!

 

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What to do before contacting Gladiator Heroes user support

Not sure how to play the game? Or maybe you’re being affected by a bug? Following the global launch, our support team have been inundated with thousands of daily messages. So, if you don’t want to wait, here’s what to do to solve your problem as soon as possible.

 

Q: I don’t understand part of the game.

A: Want to know how to level up your gladiators, how skills work, or how to get more resources? We’ve got all of that information and more in our Wiki and in our FAQs. If you still can’t find the answer to your question, try asking other players in our Facebook group here. If all else fails, then get in touch with us via Facebook message.

Q: I made a purchase in the game but never received it.

A: In very few cases the server takes a little while to credit your purchase. If, after a few hours, you still haven’t received your items, please contact user support via the form in the game, making sure you attach a copy of your receipt. Following the global launch, the user support team has been inundated with thousands of general enquiries, but are prioritising purchase enquiries above these. However, it may still take a few days for them to respond to your message, check the game data and restore your purchase. Please wait for a reply from the support team in this case, and don’t send additional follow-up messages to the Facebook page or email. Thank you for your patience!

Q: I closed the game during the forge tutorial and now I’ve lost my forge.

A: If you close the game during a tutorial, it won’t save your progress and will assume you haven’t reached the tutorial, reset, and force you to do it again. It’s very important that you do not close the game during the forge tutorial and follow it until the end. When you enter the forge tutorial, the game will automatically ‘gift’ you five new weapons; one to forge, and four to forge it with. You will NOT lose your own weapons through this tutorial, so please don’t try to exit the game.

If the forge doesn’t provide you with these five weapons to forge, you need to go to your armoury and sell all the scrap. Once your armoury is free of scrap, you can re-enter the forge tutorial and continue the game.

Q: The ‘Games of Glory’ video is repeating over and over again. How can I make it stop?

A: This is a small bug we’ve found to be affecting about 0.02% of players. We believe it is actually a connectivity error, where your device cannot maintain a strong enough internet connection to save game data to the server. While we are working on a solution for this issue, here are a few things you can try:

  • Find a stronger, more reliable internet connection to get through this tutorial so that the game can save to the server
  • Turn on your device’s flight mode then open the game. Turn off flight mode while in the game.
  • Turn off your game’s internet connection and continue playing offline while we work to resolve the issue. You will not be able to access multiplayer offline.
  • Making sure you’re connected via Facebook, delete and reinstall the game. You shouldn’t lose any progress.

Q: My game is lagging or freezing in loading pages.

A: Please make sure you have the current version (1.7.3) installed. It includes many performance improvements. Otherwise, make sure you have enough memory on your device and close background apps.

Q: I’m experiencing another sort of bug/issue.

A: Make sure you have the latest version (1.7.3) installed. Close the app completely, and restart your device. If the problem persists, contact the game support team via the in-game app. As they are currently inundated by thousands of messages per day, please expect a wait of three to four days for a response. Thanks for your patience!

Q: I want to reset my game and start from the beginning.

A: We currently don’t offer the option to reset games to the beginning, as this could corrupt your data in future games. We will be happy to give you tips on how to improve your game if you’re not happy with it, however.

Q: There are hackers at the top of the game rankings.

A: Build a game, and the hackers will come. We’re aware of these suspicious accounts and will be setting aside one day per week to remove them. Keep in mind that account termination takes a bit of time – not only do we have to locate the accounts, we then have to verify that they are illegitimate, and take steps to block them in future. The ranking data then takes anywhere from a few hours to a day to refresh worldwide.

Q: What is ‘value’ building?

A: This is a small text error affecting a few players at this time. Value refers to the training ground corresponding to your gladiator (i.e. sword and shield training ground, two-hands training ground).

Q: How do I get stone if I can’t build a quarry yet?

A: Even if you can’t build the quarry, there are still a few options for you to get stone.

  • Starting at mission 38 in the world map, you will earn stone whenever you finish a mission.
  • If your fame level is high enough, the map challenges that you can find alongside missions will also reward you with stone.
  • You will earn stone by levelling up your city.
  • You can always buy the resources you need with gems.

It’s recommended that you prioritise upgrading the Caravan in order to access mission 38 and further.

Q: How can I get gems without paying for them?

A: Yes, yes – there’s the option to buy gems in the game for those who want to pay. But, we’ve endeavoured to make a game that can still be played without having to spend any ‘real world’ money. Every few hours the chests on the map, full of free gems, are refreshed. Make sure you scour the whole map for chests – even areas that you haven’t yet conquered! You can also get gems from chests post-battle – just make sure you watch the video advertising to get more keys. You’ll also receive larger amounts of gems as a reward when you update your city, or by exchanging tokens for chests in the merchant.