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Part 4/10 - Mounted PvP Equipment (Including Bourbon & Han Dynasty Set Analysis)

Updated: Sep 17

What’s the best gear for a Mounted PvP General?


The Bourbon Set or Han Dynasty Sets are probably going to be the best options for Mounted PvP Gear for most players and most of the time. However, the Bourbon Set appears to be about 10% stronger than the Han Dynasty Set.


Below is a comparison of the seven (7) best options for Mounted PvP Gear:

 

Bourbon Set introduction:

  • The Partisan (Weapon Slot) and Bracers (Special Slot) were made available with the 2022 Chinese Valentine's Day Event which started on 07-28-2022.

  • The Helmet and Armor were made available with the 2022 Amazing Arena Event which started on 08-12-2022.

  • The Leg Armor and Boots were made available with the 2022 Autumn Ceremony Event which started on 08-26-2022.

Note: For now, the 5-star attribute amounts for the Bourbon Set are all estimated. The attribute amounts will be updated it as soon as verified numbers are available.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Bourbon Set (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Bourbon Partisan

Mounted Attack Increase 60% 100

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 40% 53

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 35% 46

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 415


Helmet Bourbon Helmet

Mounted Defense Increase 40% 26

Mounted HP Increase 30% 20

Ground HP Increase 30% 6

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 35% 46

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 3

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 167


Armor Bourbon Armor

Mounted HP Increase 40% 26

Mounted Defense Increase 35% 23

Ground Defense Increase 35% 7

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 45% 60

Reduce Enemy Siege HP 45% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 35% 46

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 258


Leg Armor Bourbon Leg Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 35% 58

Attacking Mounted HP Increase 45% 30

Attacking Ground HP Increase 45% 9

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 35% 46

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 3

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 212


Boots Bourbon Boots

Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 3

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 40

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 159


Special Bourbon Bracers

Mounted Attack Increase 35% 58

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 25% 33

March Size Increase 15% 37

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 314


Set Bonus Full Bourbon Set Bonuses

Attacking All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 12% 40

Rally Capacity Increase (4/6) 15% 15

Mounted Attack Increase (6/6) 20% 33

Mounted HP Increase (6/6) 20% 13

Mounted Defense Increase (6/6) 20% 13

Sub-Total 114


Total Score 1,639

Grade A+ (97.1%)

 

Han Dynasty Set introduction:

  • The Halberd (Weapon Slot) and Bracers (Special Slot) were made available with the 2022 Valentine Event which started on 02-10-2022.

  • The Helmet and Armor were made available with the 2022 Women's Day Event which started on 02-25-2022.

  • The Leg Armor and Boots were made available with the 2022 St. Patrick's Day Event which started on 03-11-2022.

Note: For now, the 5-star attribute amounts for the Han Dynasty Boots are estimated. The attribute amounts will be updated it as soon as verified numbers are available.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Han Dynasty Set (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Han Dynasty Halberd

Mounted Attack Increase 60% 100

Marching Siege Attack Increase 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 30% 12

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 363


Helmet Han Dynasty Helmet

All Troop HP Increase 20% 26

Siege HP Increase 40% 13

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 40% 53

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 3

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 161


Armor Han Dynasty Armor

All Troop HP Increase w/ Dragon 20% 26

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Marching Mounted HP Increase 25% 16

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 193


Leg Armor Han Dynasty Leg Armor

All Troop Defense Increase 15% 20

Ranged HP Increase 30% 10

Reduce Enemy Siege HP 45% 30

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 41

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 167


Boots Han Dynasty Boots

All Troop Defense Increase w/ Dragon 20% 26

Marching Ground HP Increase 40% 8

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 14

Reduce Enemy Siege Defense 35% 23

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 137


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% 32

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 304


Set Bonus Full Han Dynasty Set Bonuses

Mounted Attack Increase (2/6) 30% 50

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense (4/6) 25% 66

Reduce Enemy Ground HP (6/6) 25% 10

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense (6/6) 25% 10

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP (6/6) 25% 5

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense (6/6) 25% 5

Sub-Total 146


Total Score 1,471

Grade B+ (87.1%)

 

The Mixed Civilization Set is going to be the most powerful option available for Mounted PvP Gear. However, the downside of making this switch is that the Siege PvP Attack Gear will be less powerful.


Siege PvP 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 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 Mounted PvP Attack March 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.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Mixed Civilization Set (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Bourbon Partisan

Mounted Attack Increase 60% 100

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 40% 53

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 35% 46

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 415


Helmet Plantagenet Helmet

Mounted Defense Increase 60% 40

Mounted HP Increase 50% 33

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 45% 18

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 207


Armor Bourbon Armor

Mounted HP Increase 40% 26

Mounted Defense Increase 35% 23

Ground Defense Increase 35% 7

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 45% 60

Reduce Enemy Siege HP 45% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 35% 46

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 258


Leg Armor Bourbon Leg Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 35% 58

Attacking Mounted HP Increase 45% 30

Attacking Ground HP Increase 45% 9

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 35% 46

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 3

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 212


Boots Plantegenet Boots

All Troop HP Increase 15% 20

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 14

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 150


Special Freedom Star

All Troop Attack Increase 15% 50

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

March Size Increase 15% 37

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 356


Set Bonus 2-Piece Bourbon Set Bonus

Attacking All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 12% 40


2-Piece Plantagenet Set Bonus

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


Sub-Total 90


Total Score 1,688

Grade A+ (100.0%)


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

 

Since the Freedom Hero Set is good all-around set, let's see how it compares hypothetically when used as a Mounted PvP Set. I don't recommend using it as a Mounted PvP Set because I believe it makes a better Siege PvP Set, and the Han Dynasty Set is a better Mounted PvP Set.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Freedom Hero Set (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Gentleman's Rapier Sword

All Troop Attack Increase 20% 66

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 35% 58

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 3

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 30% 40

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 333


Helmet Freedom Hero Helmet

Ground Defense Increase 60% 13

Mounted HP Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 18

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 41

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 158


Armor Freedom Hero Armor

Mounted HP Increase 35% 23

Ground HP Increase 35% 7

Ground Attack Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 40% 53

Marching Ground Defense Increase 30% 6

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 175


Leg Armor Freedom Hero Leg Armor

All Troop Defense Increase 15% 20

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 4

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 40% 40

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 15% 2

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 132


Boots Freedom Hero Boots

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 4

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 16

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 139


Special Freedom Star

All Troop Attack Increase 15% 50

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

March Size Increase 15% 37

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 356


Set Bonus Full Freedom Hero Set Bonuses

Siege Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 25

Ranged Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 3

Rally Capacity Increase (4/6) 15% 15

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

Sub-Total 103


Total Score 1,396

Grade B (82.7%)


 

The strongest "Red-Gear" Set provides slightly more overall power than the full Achaemenidae Set, but is much more focused on Mounted Attack Increase. The mixed set uses four (4) Achaemenidae Set pieces and two (2) Ares Set pieces; the Achaemenidae Spear, Leg Armor, Boots and Ring, along with the Ares Helmet and Armor.


For the Armor Slot, either Ares Armor can substitute for the Courageous Achaemenidae Armor. Below, I've shown the Fearless Ares Armor because it's the stronger overall choice, especially if you don't have a lot of Enemy Ranged Attack Debuff Generals as PvP Sub-City Mayors. However, the Courageous Ares Armor is also an excellent choice because it's the more offensively focused of the two (2) choices.


Note: This set remains a good choice, but it looks like the full Han Dynasty Set is about 32% more powerful.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Mixed "Red-Gear" Set (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Achaemenidae Spear

Mounted Attack Increase 45% 75

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 16

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 16

March Speed Increase 60% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 240


Helmet Fearless Ares Helmet

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 2

Mounted HP Increase 22% 14

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 116


Armor Fearless Ares Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 4

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 30

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 141

OR

Courageous Ares Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 14

Marching Mounted HP Increase 15% 10

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 120


Leg Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 35% 46

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 160


Boots Fearless Achaemenidae Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted HP Increase 22% 14

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 109


Special Courageous Achaemenidae Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 20

Siege Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 40% 66

Siege Range Bonus 10% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 249


Set Bonus 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

Ares Set Bonus

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


Sub-Total 83


Total Score: 1,098

Grade: C- (65.0%)


Note: The Ares Spear could also be substituted for the Achaemenidae Spear without losing much Mounted PvP power.

 

The Achaemenidae Set remains a good choice, but it looks like the full Bourbon Set is about 48% more powerful, and the full Han Dynasty Set is about 36% more powerful.


For the Mounted PvP Achaemenidae Set, a tough choice needs to be made for the 1) Special (Ring) slot.

  • For the 1) Special (Ring) Slot, neither ring is that great, so what to do? I've selected the Courageous Achaemenidae Ring, and thus chosen to live with any negative effects of the Siege Range Increase attribute (which could possibly reduce the effectiveness of a Mounted Attack). I believe the other three (3) very strong attributes will more than make up for the one (1) bad attribute. The other choice, Fearless Achaemenidae Ring, has four (4) attributes that aren't very useful for a Mounted PvP General.

Note: The first set below represents the choices I’ve made for this set, and the alternate options (with scores) are listed below the primary choices.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Achaemenidae Set (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Achaemenidae Spear

Mounted Attack Increase 45% 75

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 16

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 16

March Speed Increase 60% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 240


Helmet Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 35% 14

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 14

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 117


Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Armor

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Siege Defense Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 7

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 124


Leg Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 35% 46

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 160


Boots Fearless Achaemenidae Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted HP Increase 22% 14

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 109


Special Courageous Achaemenidae Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 20

Siege Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 40% 66

Siege Range Bonus 10% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 249


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: 1,082

Grade: C- (64.1%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Achaemenidae Set Options (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Fearless Achaemenidae Helmet

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Mounted HP Increase 22% 14

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 4

In-City Mounted Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 75


Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 4

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 7

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 68


Leg Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 2

Siege HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 4

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 66


Boots Courageous Achaemenidae Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 4

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 96


Special Fearless Achaemenidae Ring

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 4

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 4

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 16

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP 40% 16

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 173

 

Overall, the full Ares Set is a weaker Mounted PvP set, but there are three (3) pieces, the Fearless Ares Helmet and either Ares Armor, that can be switched out with the corresponding Achaemenidae Equipment to create a Mixed "Red-Gear" Set that's more focused on Mounted Attack Increase.


Since the 4-piece Achaemenidae Set bonus is not useful for PvP, the Ares Spear can also be switched for the Achaemenidae Spear. Doing so replaces two (2) Enemy Ground Troop Debuffs with two (2) Mounted Troop Toughness Buffs. In my opinion, it's not quite as good, but it's not a huge drop off either.


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 (Mounted PvP)


Weapon Ares Spear

Mounted Attack Increase 45% 75

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 22% 14

Marching Mounted HP Increase 33% 14

Monster March Speed Increase 45% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 236


Helmet Fearless Ares Helmet

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 2

Mounted HP Increase 22% 14

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 116


Armor Fearless Ares Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 4

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 30

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 141


OR


Courageous Ares Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 14

Marching Mounted HP Increase 15% 10

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 120


Leg Armor Fearless Ares Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Marching Ground Defense Increase 15% 3

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 15% 10

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 106


Boots Fearless Ares Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 7

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 14

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 25

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 99


Special Courageous Ares Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 20

Siege Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 33% 44

Siege Range Bonus 10% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 227


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% 25

Sub-Total 75


Total Score: 1,000

Grade: D+ (59.2%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Ares Set Options (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Courageous Ares Helmet

Ground Attack Increase 22% 14

Ground HP Increase 22% 4

Siege Defense Increase 22% 7

In-City Ground Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 78


Leg Armor Courageous Ares Leg Armor

Ranged Defense Increase 22% 2

Mounted HP Increase 22% 14

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 91


Boots Courageous Ares Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 4

Siege HP Increase 22% 7

In-City Siege Attack Increase 20% 0

All Troop Load Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 64


Special Fearless Ares Ring

Ground Defense Increase 30% 6

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 4

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 33% 4

March Size Increase 12% 30

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 177

 

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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