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Part 6/10 - Monster Killing for Pushing (PvM) Equipment (Including Rurik Set Analysis)

Updated: Jun 21

What’s the best gear for Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing), when "pushing" is killing the highest level Boss Monsters possible? The Rurik Set is going to be the best option available for Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing) Gear.


Below is a comparison of the five (5) best options for Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing) Gear:

 

Rurik Set introduction:

  • The Axe and Bracers were made available with the 2022 Mother's Day Event which started on 05-06-2022.

  • The Armor and Helmet were made available with the 2022 Fire Festival Event which started on 05-20-2022.

  • The Leg Armor and Boots were made available with the 2022 Children's Day Event which started on 06-01-2022.

The Rurik Set is a great Mounted PvM Gear Set, but the lack of Double Drop Increase is a BIG BUMMER. Substituting the Courageous Dragon Ring is a big drop off from the Rurik Bracers. I'll need to find out if it seems worth substituting in the Special slot.


In my opinion, the six (6) piece Rurik Bonus should have also provided a 20-25% Increase Double Drop from Monsters. Otherwise, it looks like many people will take off the Rurik Helm and Bracers to add the Courageous Dragon Ring and a better Helm (of which, there are several).


Certainly, removing the Rurik Helm and Boots to add the Plantagenet Helm and Boots creates a stronger Mixed Set, but still doesn't solve the Double Drop problem.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Rurik Set [Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing)]


Weapon Rurik Axe

Monster Mounted attack Increase 80% 133

Mounted Attack Increase 50% 83

Reduce Monster Attack 25% 8

Ground Attack Increase 30% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 390


Helmet Rurik Helmet

Monster Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Monster All Troop HP Increase 30% 10

Mounted Defense Increase 25% 8

Ground Defense Increase 25% 0

Ground Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 77


Armor Rurik Armor

Monster Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Monster All Troop Defense Increase 30% 10

Mounted HP Increase 35% 11

Ground HP Increase 35% 0

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 35% 11

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 91


Leg Armor Rurik Leg Armor

Monster Ranged Attack Increase 70% 0

Mounted Attack Increase 20% 33

Ground Attack Increase 20% 0

Mounted Attack Increase 40% 58

Ground Defense Increase 60% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 124


Boots Rurik Boots

Ground HP Increase 45% 0

Mounted Defense Increase 40% 13

Mounted HP Increase 25% 8

March Speed Increase 35% 11

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 65


Special Rurik Bracers

Monster All Troop Attack Increase 30% 50

Mounted Attack Increase 35% 58

Reduce Monster Defense 25% 25

March Size Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 324


Set Bonus Full Rurik Set Bonuses

Marching Mounted Attack Increase (2/6) 15% 25

Marching Mounted HP Increase (2/6) 15% 5

Marching Ground Attack Increase (2/6) 15% 0

Marching Ground HP Increase (2/6) 15% 0

Monster Mounted Attack Increase (4/6) 50% 83

Monster Ground Attack Increase (4/6) 50% 0

Marching Mounted Attack Increase (6/6) 25% 41

Marching Mounted Defense Increase (6/6) 25% 8

Marching Ground Attack Increase (6/6) 25% 0

Marching Ground Ground Increase (6/6) 25% 0

Sub-Total 162


Total Score 1,233

Grade A+ (100.0%)


Note: I doubt there will ever be something better than the straight six (6) piece Rurik Set for PvM killing power, but the lack of any Double Drop Bonus is a big weakness for this set.


Also, if you see a better combination, please let me know.

 

The Han Dynasty Set is a good Mounted Gear Set, so let's see how it compares for Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing) Gear:


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Han Dynasty Set [Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing)]


Weapon Han Dynasty Halberd

Mounted Attack Increase 60% 100

Marching Siege Attack Increase 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 30% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 266


Helmet Han Dynasty Helmet

All Troop HP Increase 20% 6

Siege HP Increase 40% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 40% 0

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 39


Armor Han Dynasty Armor

All Troop HP Increase w/ Dragon 20% 6

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 0

Marching Mounted HP Increase 25% 8

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 97


Leg Armor Han Dynasty Leg Armor

All Troop Defense Increase 15% 5

Ranged HP Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege HP 45% 0

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 41

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 79


Boots Han Dynasty Boots

All Troop Defense Increase w/ Dragon 20% 6

Marching Ground HP Increase 40% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege Defense 35% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 100% 33

Sub-Total 39


Special Han Dynasty Bracers

All Troop Attack Increase w/ Dragon 15% 25

Marching Siege Attack Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 20% 0

March Size Increase 13% 21

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 212


Set Bonus Full Han Dynasty Set Bonuses

Mounted Attack Increase (2/6) 30% 50

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense (4/6) 25% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground HP (6/6) 25% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense (6/6) 25% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP (6/6) 25% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense (6/6) 25% 0

Sub-Total 50


Total Score 782

Grade C- (63.4%)


 

The strongest "Red Gear" Set appears to be a mixed set using four (4) Ares Set pieces, one (1) Achaemenidae piece, and one (1) Dragon piece; the Ares Spear, Armor, Leg Armor and Boots, along with the Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet and the Courageous Dragon Ring.


The Mixed "Red Gear" Set below provides better Double Drop Rate Increase along with better Mounted Attack Increase (but, gives up a sizable March Size Increase and about +20% Mounted Attack Increase when refining the ring).


Note: This set is still a good choice, and it looks like the full Rurik Set is about 70% more powerful.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Mixed "Red Gear" Set [Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing)]


Weapon Ares Spear

Mounted Attack Increase 45% 75

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Monster March Speed Increase 60% 20

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 242


Helmet Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 0

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 62


Armor Courageous Ares Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted HP Increase 15% 5

Ranged HP Increase 22% 0

(Refined) Primary Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 74


Leg Armor Fearless Ares Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Marching Ground Defense Increase 15% 0

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 15% 5

(Refined) Primary HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 67


Boots Fearless Ares Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 0

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 25

March Speed Increase 34% 11

(Refined) Primary Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 69


Special Courageous Dragon Ring

Monster Experience Bonus 30% 10

Increase Double Drop from Monsters 28% 28

Siege Attack Increase 28% 0

Increase Subordinate City Gold Production 39% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 60% 100

Sub-Total 138


Set Bonus Ares Set Bonuses

Attacking All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 15% 25

Monster Mounted Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 41

Monster Mounted Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 8

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

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

Sub-Total 74


Total Score: 726

Grade: D+ (58.9%)

 

The full Ares Set remains a good choice, but it looks like the full Rurik Set is about 64% more powerful, and the Mixed "Red Gear" Set above provides better Double Drop Rate Increase along with better Mounted Attack Increase (but, gives up a sizable March Size Increase and Mounted Attack Increase from refining on the Ring).


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 [Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing)]


Weapon Ares Spear

Mounted Attack Increase 45% 75

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Monster March Speed Increase 60% 20

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 242


Helmet Fearless Ares Helmet

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 0

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Siege Attack Increase 22% 0

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 58


Armor Courageous Ares Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted HP Increase 15% 5

Ranged HP Increase 22% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 74


Leg Armor Fearless Ares Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Marching Ground Defense Increase 15% 0

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 15% 5

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 67


Boots Fearless Ares Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 0

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 7

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 25

March Speed Increase 34% 11

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 69


Special Fearless Ares Ring

Ground Defense Increase 30% 0

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 33% 0

March Size Increase 12% 20

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 153


Set Bonus Full Ares Set Bonuses

Attacking All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 15% 25

Monster Mounted Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 41

Monster Mounted Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 8

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 90


Total Score: 753

Grade: D+ (61.1%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Ares Set Options (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Courageous Ares Helmet

Ground Attack Increase 22% 0

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Siege Defense Increase 22% 0

In-City Ground Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Armor Fearless Ares Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 0

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Leg Armor Courageous Ares Leg Armor

Ranged Defense Increase 22% 0

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Siege Attack Increase 22% 0

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 33


Boots Courageous Ares Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 0

Siege HP Increase 22% 0

In-City Siege Attack Increase 20% 0

All Troop Load Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Special Courageous Ares Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 10

Siege Attack Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 33% 0

Siege Range Bonus 10% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 143

 

Overall, the full Achamenidea Set is a much weaker Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing) set, so it's NOT recommended to use the Achaemenidae Set for this army general category.


The first set below represents the stronger Achaemenidae 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


Achaemenidae Set [Monster Killing (PvM - Pushing)]


Weapon Achaemenidae Spear

Mounted Attack Increase 45% 75

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 0

March Speed Increase 60% 20

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 228


Helmet Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 36

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 0

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 62


Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Armor

Siege Attack Increase 22% 0

Siege Defense Increase 22% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Leg Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Siege Attack Increase 22% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Boots Fearless Achaemenidae Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 0

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 0

March Speed Increase 34% 11

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 44


Special Courageous Achaemenidae Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 10

Siege Attack Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 40% 0

Siege Range Bonus 10% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 143


Set Bonus Full Achaemenidae Set Bonuses

All Troop Attack Increase (2/6) 10% 16

Monster Mounted Attack Increase (4/6) 25% 41

Monster Mounted Defense Increase (4/6) 25% 8

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

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

Reduce Enemy All Troop Attack (6/6) 15% 0

Sub-Total 65


Total Score: 594

Grade: D (48.2%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Achaemenidae Set Options (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Fearless Achaemenidae Helmet

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Mounted HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 0

In-City Mounted Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 33


Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 0

Ground HP Increase 22% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 0

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Leg Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 0

Siege HP Increase 22% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 0

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted HP Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Boots Courageous Achaemenidae Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 0

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Mounted Defense Increase 80% 26

Sub-Total 26


Special Fearless Achaemenidae Ring

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 0

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 0

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP 40% 0

(Refined) Mounted Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 133

 

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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