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Part 2/10 - Siege PvP Equipment (Including Freedom Hero Set Analysis)

Updated: Jun 26

The Freedom Hero Set was made fully available as of the 2021 Christmas Event which started on 12-21-2021.


The four (4) best options for Siege PvP Gear are compared below:

 

The Freedom Hero Set is probably going to be the best permanent option available for Siege PvP Gear. The Freedom Hero Set also makes a good a Ranged PvP Set, but it makes a better Siege PvP Set. See more discussion on this topic in the Note below.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Freedom Hero Set (Siege PvP)


Weapon Gentleman's Rapier Sword

All Troop Attack Increase 20% 66

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 35

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 25

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 30% 40

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 332


Helmet Freedom Hero Helmet

Ground Defense Increase 60% 20

Mounted HP Increase 30% 10

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 60

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 25

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 181


Armor Freedom Hero Armor

Ground HP Increase 35% 11

Mounted HP Increase 35% 11

Ground Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 40% 53

Marching Ground Defense Increase 30% 10

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 181


Leg Armor Freedom Hero Leg Armor

All Troop Defense Increase 15% 20

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 10

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 40% 40

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 15% 15

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 151


Boots Freedom Hero Boots

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 53

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 207


Special Freedom Star

All Troop Attack Increase 15% 50

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

March Size Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 324


Set Bonus Full Freedom Hero Set Bonuses

Siege Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 41

Ranged Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 25

Rally Capacity Increase (4/6) 15% 15

Attacking All Troop Attack Increase (6/6) 18% 60

Sub-Total 141


Total Score 1,517

Grade A+ (100.0%)


Note: If the Freedom Hero Set looks like a Ranged PvP Set, that’s because it IS a very good Ranged PvP Set. However, if the Plantagenet Set (or most of the pieces) is available, I don’t recommend using the Freedom Hero Set for Ranged PvP because it makes a better Siege PvP Set. But, if for some reason you ended up with a Freedom Hero Set and none of the Plantagenet Set pieces, then by all means, use the Freedom Hero Set as a Ranged PvP Set (at least until you can get most of the Plantagenet Set pieces).

 

The Mixed Civilization Set is NOT going to be the most powerful option available for Siege PvP Gear. However, if the Ranged, Mounted, and Ground focused Mixed Civilization Sets are used, the set below will be "leftover" set.


I don't think I would play this set-up on a regular basis because Siege PvP Attack Marches are very effective against players who are NOT playing at an all-star level. I typically face one (1) or two (2) all-star level opponents in one (1) out of every five (5) battlefield matches. That's about 20% of the time. These all-star caliber opponents probably have most or all of their Subordinate City Battle General's (Mayor's) Gear set-up with a full Achaemenidae Debuff Set. The full Achaemenidae Debuff Set is very heavy on Siege Attack Debuffs.


So, that means about 80% of the time I probably want my Siege PvP Attack Marches to be stronger than my Ranged and/or Mounted PvP Attack Marches because they are very effective against the regular every-day type of players. But, 20% of the time, when I'm facing an all-star level player who has maximum debuffs against Siege PvP Attack Marches, I would want my Ranged and/or Mounted PvP Attack Marches to be stronger than my Siege PvP Attack March.


In other words, 80% of the time it's probably better to keep the Civilization Sets together and not to mix them. On the other hand, if a person were facing all-star level opponents on a regular basis, it would probably be better to make the switch and use the Mixed Civilization Set recommended below.


Additionally, if you have four (4) or less dragons, and thus no dragon for the Siege PvP March, then the score below would be reduced by an additional 102 points.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Mixed Civilization Set (Siege PvP)


Weapon Gentleman's Rapier Sword

All Troop Attack Increase 20% 66

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 35

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 25

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 30% 40

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 332


Helmet Freedom Hero Helmet

Ground Defense Increase 60% 20

Mounted HP Increase 30% 10

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 60

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 25

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 181


Armor Han Dynasty Armor

All Troop HP Increase w/ Dragon 20% 26

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Marching Mounted HP Increase 25% 8

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 165


Leg Armor Plantagenet Leg Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 35% 35

Ranged HP Increase 25% 8

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 45% 45

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 25

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 179


Boots Han Dynasty Boots

All Troop Defense Increase w/ Dragon 20% 26

Marching Ground HP Increase 40% 13

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 46

Reduce Enemy Siege Defense 35% 23

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 174


Special Han Dynasty Bracers

All Troop Attack Increase w/ Dragon 15% 50

Marching Siege Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 20% 26

March Size Increase 13% 21

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 293


Set Bonus 2- Piece Freedom Hero Set Bonuses

Siege Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 41

Ranged Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 25


2- Piece Han Dynasty Set Bonus

Siege Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 30


Sub-Total 96


Total Score 1,420

Grade A (93.6%)


Total if no dragon on Siege PvP Attack March:


Total Score 1,318

Grade B+ (86.9%)


Note: If you see a better combination, please let me know in the comments section below.

 

The Achaemenidae Set remains a good choice, but it looks like the full Freedom Hero Set is about 15% more powerful.


For the Siege PvP Achaemenidae Set, the closest score choice is the Special slot (formerly the Ring slot) but, after reviewing the four (4) attributes, the Courageous Ring should seem like the obvious choice. The first set below represents the choices I’ve made for this set, and the alternate option for each piece (with scores) are listed below the primary choices.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Achaemenidae Set (Siege PvP)


Weapon Achaemenidae Axe

Siege Attack Increase 45% 75

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 53

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 40% 53

In-City Ground Defense Increase 30% 0

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 314


Helmet Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 22

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 35% 46

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 46

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 167


Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Armor

Siege Attack Increase 22% 36

Siege Defense Increase 22% 14

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 46

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 184


Leg Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 7

Siege Attack Increase 22% 36

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 35% 46

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 177


Boots Courageous Achaemenidae Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 58

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 153


Special Courageous Achaemenidae Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 10

Siege Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 40% 66

Siege Range Bonus 10% 40

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 299


Set Bonus Full Achaemenidae Set Bonuses

All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 10% 33

Monster Mounted Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Monster Mounted Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Monster Ground Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Monster Ground Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Reduce Enemy All Troop Attack (6/6) 15% 50

Sub-Total 83


Total Score: 1,377

Grade: A- (90.8%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Achaemenidae Set Option (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Fearless Achaemenidae Helmet

Ground HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 58

In-City Mounted Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 125


Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 7

Ground HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 46

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 113


Leg Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 22

Siege HP Increase 22% 14

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 58

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 147


Boots Fearless Achaemenidae Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 102


Special Fearless Achaemenidae Ring

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 10

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 53

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP 40% 53

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 279


 

Overall, the full Ares Set is a weaker Siege PvP set, and there are NOT any pieces worth switching out with the full Achaemenidae Set above.


The first set below represents the stronger Ares Set choices, and the alternate option for each piece (with scores) are listed below the primary choices.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Ares Set (Ranged PvP)


Weapon Ares Axe

Siege Attack Increase 45% 75

Marching Siege HP Increase 22% 14

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 10

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 33% 44

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 276


Helmet Fearless Ares Helmet

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 22

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Siege Attack Increase 22% 36

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 15

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 133


Armor Fearless Ares Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 7

Ground HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 30

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 147


Leg Armor Courageous Ares Leg Armor

Ranged Defense Increase 22% 7

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Siege Attack Increase 22% 36

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 103


Boots Fearless Ares Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 15

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 82


Special Courageous Ares Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 10

Siege Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 33% 44

Siege Range Bonus 10% 40

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 277


Set Bonus Full Ares Set Bonuses

All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 15% 50

Monster Mounted Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Monster Mounted Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Monster Ground Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 0

Monster Ground Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 0

March Size Increase (6/6) 10% 16

Sub-Total 66


Total Score: 1,084

Grade: C (71.5%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Ares Set Options (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Courageous Ares Helmet

Ground Attack Increase 22% 22

Ground HP Increase 22% 7

Siege Defense Increase 22% 14

In-City Ground Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 96


Armor Courageous Ares Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 22

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted HP Increase 15% 5

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 94


Leg Armor Fearless Ares Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 22

Marching Ground Defense Increase 15% 5

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 15% 5

(Refined) Siege HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 92


Boots Courageous Ares Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 7

Siege HP Increase 22% 14

In-City Siege Attack Increase 20% 0

All Troop Load Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Siege Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 74


Special Fearless Ares Ring

Ground Defense Increase 30% 10

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 33% 55

March Size Increase 12% 20

(Refined) Siege Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 248

 

If you have any comments, requests, or questions, please let me know in the comments section below. Also, directing my attention to any mistakes is especially appreciated.


Thanks,

DD

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