• DD

Part 1/10 - Ranged PvP Equipment (Including Plantagenet Set Analysis)

Updated: Jun 26

The Plantagenet Set (Europe) has been revised as of today (12-20-2021). The Plantagenet Leg Armor and the Freedom Hero Leg Armor had been released with the same four (4) stats and with the exact same amounts for each stat, so it was obvious mistakes had been made, and corrections would be needed. I had suspected the Freedom Hero Leg Armor would be revised, so I was surprised to see the Plantagenet Equipment revisions today.


The six (6) best options for Ranged PvP Gear are compared below:

 

The Plantagenet Set is probably going to be the best option on Ranged PvP Gear for most players and most of the time. The Freedom Hero Set also makes a good a Ranged PvP Set, but it makes a better Siege PvP Set. See more discussion on that issue below.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Plantagenet Set (Ranged PvP)


Weapon Plantagenet Golden Bow

Ranged Attack Increase 60% 100

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 30% 18

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 30% 6

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 348


Helmet Plantagenet Helmet

Mounted Defense Increase 60% 13

Mounted HP Increase 50% 11

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 45% 60

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 20

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 170


Armor Plantagenet Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Mounted HP Increase 30% 6

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 45% 6

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 30

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 166


Leg Armor Plantagenet Leg Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 35% 23

Ranged HP Increase 25% 16

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 45% 45

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 41

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 191


Boots Plantagenet Boots

All Troop HP Increase 15% 20

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 35% 46

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 152


Special Plantagenet Ring

Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 6

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP 45% 18

March Size Increase 13% 21

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 269


Set Bonus Full Plantagenet Set Bonuses

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

Rally Capacity Increase (4/6) 15% 15

Ranged Attack Increase (6/6) 15% 25

Ranged Defense Increase (6/6) 15% 10

Mounted Attack Increase (6/6) 15% 10

Mounted Defense Increase (6/6) 15% 3

Sub-Total 113


Total Score: 1,409

Grade: A+ (96.9%)

 

The Mixed Civilization Set is going to be the most powerful option available for Ranged 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 Generals (Mayors) 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 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 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 (Ranged PvP)


Weapon Plantagenet Golden Bow

Ranged Attack Increase 60% 100

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 30% 18

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 30% 6

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 348


Helmet Han Dynasty Helmet

All Troop HP Increase 20% 26

Siege HP Increase 40% 13

Reduce Enemy Ranged HP 40% 8

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 25% 41

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 154


Armor Plantagenet Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Mounted HP Increase 30% 6

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 45% 6

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 30

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 166


Leg Armor Feedom Hero Leg Armor

All Troop Defense Increase 15% 20

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 40% 40

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 171


Boots Feedom Hero Boots

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 53

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 230


Special Plantagenet Ring

Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 6

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP 45% 18

March Size Increase 13% 21

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 269


Set Bonus 2-Piece Plantagenet Set Bonus

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


2-Piece Freedom Hero Set Bonus

Ranged Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 41

Siege Attack Increase (2/6) 25% 25

Sub-Total 116


Total Score: 1,454

Grade: A+ (100.0%)


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

 

If the Freedom Hero Set looks like a Ranged PvP Set, that’s because it IS a very good Ranged PvP Set. As you can see below, it even gets a slightly higher Ranged PvP score than the Plantagenet Set (1409 vs. 1410). However, if you have the Plantagenet Set (or most of the pieces) 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 most of the Plantagenet Set pieces can be obtained).


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Freedom Hero Set (Ranged PvP)


Weapon Gentleman's Rapier Sword (Estimated)

All Troop Attack Increase 20% 66

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 16

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 30% 6

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 312


Helmet Freedom Hero Helmet

Ground Defense Increase 60% 8

Mounted HP Increase 30% 6

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 53

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 25% 16

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 149


Armor Freedom Hero Armor

Ground HP Increase 35% 4

Mounted HP Increase 35% 7

Ground Attack Increase 30% 4

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 40% 8

Marching Ground Defense Increase 30% 4

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 93


Leg Armor Freedom Hero Leg Armor

All Troop Defense Increase 15% 20

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 40% 40

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 171


Boots Freedom Hero Boots

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 35% 58

Reduce Enemy Ground Defense 40% 53

March Speed Increase 35% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 100% 66

Sub-Total 230


Special Freedom Star

All Troop Attack Increase 15% 50

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 30% 20

Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense 20% 53

March Size Increase 15% 25

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 100% 166

Sub-Total 314


Set Bonus Full Freedom Hero Set Bonuses

Ranged Attack Increase (2) 25% 41

Siege Attack Increase (2) 25% 25

Rally Capacity Increase (4) 15% 15

Attacking All Troop Attack Increase (6) 18% 60

Sub-Total 141


Total Score 1,410

Grade A+ (97.0%)

 

The Achaemenidae Set remains a good choice, but it looks like the full Plantagenet and Freedom Hero Sets are about 30% more powerful. For the Ranged PvP Achaemenidae Set, it’s a close call with the Leg Armor and Boots, so either Achaemenidae Leg Armor and Boots can be used.


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 (Ranged PvP)


Weapon Achaemenidae Bow

Ranged Attack Increase 45% 75

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 30% 0

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 40% 40

March Speed Increase 45% 0

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 248


Helmet Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 14

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 159


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% 14

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 131


Leg Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 36

Siege HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 23

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 119


Boots Fearless Achaemenidae Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 14

Mounted HP Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 106


Special Fearless Achaemenidae Ring

Ranged Defense Increase 30% 20

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Ground HP 40% 53

Reduce Enemy Mounted HP 40% 16

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 272


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: 1,118

Grade: B- (76.9%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Achaemenidae Set Option (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Fearless Achaemenidae Helmet

Ground HP Increase 22% 2

Mounted HP Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 23

In-City Mounted Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 82


Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 2

Ground HP Increase 22% 2

Reduce Enemy Mounted Defense 35% 14

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 71


Leg Armor Fearless Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 2

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 35% 7

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 119


Boots Courageous Achaemenidae Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 2

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 23

In-City Ranged Attack Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 113


Special Courageous Achaemenidae Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 6

Siege Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 40% 5

Siege Range Bonus 10% 40

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 214


 

A Mixed "Red Gear" Set can be created with two (2) Ares Set pieces, the Ares Bow and the Fearless Ares Ring. Those two pieces can be switched out with the corresponding Achaemenidae Equipment to create a gear set that's more focused on Ranged Attack Increase, but loses some Enemy Debuff power.


Personally, I think it creates a slightly less effective gear set, but it's certainly a viable gear set-up if you prefer more offensive firepower.


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Mixed "Red Gear" Set (Ranged PvP)


Weapon Ares Bow

Ranged Attack Increase 45% 75

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 22% 36

Marching Ground Defense Increase 22% 2

March Speed Increase 45% 0

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 246


Helmet Courageous Achaemenidae Helmet

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 14

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 159


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% 14

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 131


Leg Armor Courageous Achaemenidae Leg Armor

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 36

Siege HP Increase 22% 7

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 35% 23

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 119


Boots Fearless Achaemenidae Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 14

Mounted HP Increase 22% 4

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 35% 35

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 106


Special Fearless Ares Ring

Ground Defense Increase 30% 4

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 33% 22

March Size Increase 12% 20

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 229


Set Bonus 4-Piece 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

2-Piece Ares Set Bonus

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


Sub-Total 83


Total Score: 1,073

Grade: C+ (73.8%)

 

Overall, the Ares Set is a much weaker Ranged PvP set, but there are two (2) pieces, the Ares Bow and the Fearless Ares Ring, that can switched out with the corresponding Achaemenidae Equipment to create a gear set that's more focused on Ranged Attack Increase, but loses some Enemy Debuff power.


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 Bow

Ranged Attack Increase 45% 75

Marching Ranged Attack Increase 22% 36

Marching Ground Defense Increase 22% 2

March Speed Increase 45% 0

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 246


Helmet Fearless Ares Helmet

Ranged Attack Increase 22% 36

Mounted HP Increase 22% 4

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 10

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 125


Armor Fearless Ares Armor

Ground Defense Increase 22% 2

Ground HP Increase 22% 2

Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack 30% 4

Reduce Enemy Siege Attack 30% 30

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 91


Leg Armor Courageous Ares Leg Armor

Ranged Defense Increase 22% 14

Mounted HP Increase 22% 4

Siege Attack Increase 22% 22

In-City Ranged Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 93


Boots Fearless Ares Boots

Ranged HP Increase 22% 14

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 4

Marching Mounted Attack Increase 15% 10

March Speed Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 81


Special Fearless Ares Ring

Ground Defense Increase 30% 4

Ranged Attack Increase 30% 50

Reduce Enemy Mounted Attack 33% 22

March Size Increase 12% 20

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 229


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: 931

Grade: C- (64.0%)


Format: Gear Attribute Amount (at 5 Stars) Score


Other Ares Set Options (Not Listed Above)


Helmet Courageous Ares Helmet

Ground Attack Increase 22% 2

Ground HP Increase 22% 2

Siege Defense Increase 22% 7

In-City Ground Defense Increase 20% 0

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 64


Armor Courageous Ares Armor

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 14

Mounted Defense Increase 22% 4

Marching Mounted HP Increase 15% 3

Ranged HP Increase 22% 14

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 88


Leg Armor Fearless Ares Leg Armor

Ground HP Increase 22% 2

Mounted Attack Increase 22% 14

Marching Ground Defense Increase 15% 2

Marching Mounted Defense Increase 15% 3

(Refined) Ranged HP Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 74


Boots Courageous Ares Boots

Ground Defense Increase 22% 2

Siege HP Increase 22% 7

In-City Siege Attack Increase 20% 0

All Troop Load Increase 34% 0

(Refined) Ranged Defense Increase 80% 53

Sub-Total 62


Special Courageous Ares Ring

Mounted Defense Increase 30% 6

Siege Attack Increase 30% 30

Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense 33% 6

Siege Range Bonus 10% 40

(Refined) Ranged Attack Increase 80% 133

Sub-Total 215

 

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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