The Airship can provide many boosts via the Airship Abilities. In this guide we will explain how to develop your Airship and how to benefit from a strong Airship.

Guns of Glory Airship

01/17/2018 - -

Explanation of the Airship in Guns of Glory, including Airship Abilities, how to Assign, Upgrade and Enhance them, how to level up your Airship.

The Basics

As you play you earn EXP for your Airship, and as your Airship increases in level more Airship Abilities will be made available and more Slots to which you can assign Airship Abilities will be unlocked. By assigning Airship Abilities to the Slots you will get boosts for certain activities. Upgrading and Enhancing Airship Abilities increase the values of these boosts.

There are four categories, Attack, Defense, Gathering and Beast, for which you can Assign Airship Abilities. Airship Abilities Assigned to a certain category will only benefit when your Airship is used for that activity.

Assigning Airship Abilities

If you want to assign a Airship Ability to one of the available Slots, go to the Airship Dock Building. Select the Airship Dock and select Airship Abilities. Click on the Assign Abilities button. Now you are in the Assign Abilities window. Here you can select one of the four Categories via the tabs at the top, next you select a Ability, and it will be assigned to one of the open Slots. If you want to remove an assigned Airship Ability, select it from the Assigned Slots and click Remove.

Note that some of the Airship Abilities can be assigned to more than one category. E.g. Cloud Storage (increasing the resources your troops can carry), can be used both for the Attack and Gathering category.

For the locked slots the number on the slot indicated the Airship Level you should achieve before it is unlocked. It will be quite easy to get 4 slots open, but notice no slot will be opened at level 25, two slots will be opened at level 30, so it will be important to reach Airship level 30.

Leveling Up Your Airship

Leveling up your airship is very important because it unlocks new Airship Abilities, it opens up new Airship Ability Slots, and it increases the maximum level an Airhsip Ability can be upgraded to.

You get Airship EXP via most normal playing activities, but in case this is not going fast enough, there are various ways to buy Airship EXP with in game credits.

Two good ways are the Mining Loot store, where you can purchase 10 x 20,000 Airship EXP items a day for 38400 Crystals per item, and Raising a Bounty in the Hall of Heroes for example for 54,000 credits giving you 55 x 100,000 Airship EXP.

Your Airship can be upgraded until level 70, which takes a total of 961 million Airship EXP.

Upgrading Airship Abilities

Airship Abilities can be Enhanced and Upgraded, both improving the effect of the Airship Ability. In this section we explain how to Upgrade an Airship Ability. If you go to the Airship Abilities menu in the Airship Dock, you see an overview of all your Airship Abilities separated in two categories, Assault and Guardian. The general idea is that the Assault Airship Abilities are more directly related to battle, but sometimes the distinction is not so clear, e.g. Airshield is an Assault Skill that increases the Defense of Infantry against Beasts, while Infantry Cover II is a Guardian skill that increases the Defense of your Infantry against Cavalry.

When you select one of the Airship Abilities you will open a detail window showing information about the current rank and what is required to upgrade. The requirements are an Airship Level and either Guardian or Assault points (based on the type of Airship Abilities). The required points increase for each Airship Ability Level, while upgrading your Airship Dock gives a reduction in the points cost. The rewards for the upgrade are an increase in power and an improvement in the boost. If you meet the requirements you can upgrade the Airship Ability by clicking the Upgrade button in the detail window.

If you are no longer using a Airship Ability you have used you can use the Reset Skill button to reset it and get the Assault or Guardian points back, but this costs a Airship Ability Reset item. Items to reset one or all Airship Abilities can be acquired in the Alliance Store.

Assault and Guardian Points are relatively easy to come by, you get them with your standard activities like gathering resources (Guardian Points) and Attacking Beasts (Assault Points).

Assault and Guardian points can be purchased in game, some good ways are the Mining Loot, Hall of Heroes and Royal Expeditions shops.

In the Related link below you can find a complete list of the stats for all Airship Abilities.

Airship Abilities can be upgraded until level 31. Note that the increase in boost is not always the same, for example the Damage boosts have an extra large increase from level 5 to 6, 10, to 11, 15 to 16 and 20 to 21. Also note that the Airship Abilities giving damage boosts give a different type of boost from level 22 onwards (the boosts that was incremented until lvl 21 will no longer be increased).

Enhancing Airship Abilities

Airship Abilities can be Enhanced and Upgraded, both improving the effect of the Airship Ability. In this section we explain how to Enhance an Airship Ability.

If you go to the Airship Dock you can select the Enhance Abilities menu, which will lead you to the Enhance Abilities window. You can switch between Assault and Guardian skills by clicking on the corresponding Tab. You can select any of the Abilities and click on the Enhance button to Enhance the Ability to the next level.

To Enhance Airship Abilities you need Intensity Gears, and unlike the Assault and Guardian points you need for upgrading Airship Abilities, the Intensity Gears are harder to come by, especially lvl 3 and higher. Intensity Gear (IV) shows up quite regularly as an option in Market Stall for either wood or gold. The Airship Royal Expeditions are a good source for higher level Intensity Gears as well.

You need 10 Intensity Gears for each star (you need 10 x Intensity Gear (I) to Enhance an Airship Ability to 1 star, 10 x Intensity Gear (II) to Enhance an Airship Ability to 2 stars, and it keeps going like that). You can Synthesize 8 Intensity Gears to one of one level higher in your Items.

Enhancing seems a lot more expensive than upgrading, and if you haven't upgraded your Airship Abilities to a high level yet the benefit is somewhat disappointing. However once you have upgraded to a high level the for example 42% extra inccrease you get from a 5 Star Enhanced Airship Ability will really start to be a huge benefit in itself.

If you are no longer using a Airship Ability you have used you can use the Reset button to reset it and get the Intensity Gears back, but this costs an Airship Ability Enhancement Reset item.

I am not sure how high you can theoretically enhance your Airship Abilities, but the added benefit of another level of enhancement tends to be quite small compared to the extra cost. Most big players I encounter do not have higher enhancement than 6 Star, potentially increased with +1 by a Wonder.

Selection of Airship Abilities

A typical used setup for both Defense and Attack if 8 slots are available is March of Fury, Distance Devastation II and III, Cavalry Cannons I and III, Infantry Cover I and II and Survivor Seeker.

Players tend to leave out the Airship Abilities that do extra damage or offer extra defense against Artillery, as players typically don't use a lot of artillery attacking and defending. Similar for Airship Abilities with extra defense or attack against traps.

For defending your own city Survivor Seeker (Battlefield Treatment) and March of Fury are not necessary. If you have higher level Airship Abilities you could still consider using the Distance Devastation I, Cavalry Cannons II and Infantry Cover III for the level 22+ boosts they give, which also holds for Survivor Seeker.

For defending during e.g. KvK it is still useful to have March of Fury and Survivor Seeker as your defensive Airship Abilities as well.

If you use this setup and max all Airship Abilities to lvl 31 and enhance them to 6 stars you will get the boosts as in table below:

Airship Abilities Boosts Value
March of Fury March Capacity 47,275
Cavalry Cannons I Cavalry Attack Against Infantry
Cavalry Attack
Cavalry Cannons III Cavalry Attack Against Distance
Cavalry Damage
Distance Devastation II Distance Attack Against Infantry
Distance Attack
Distance Devastation III Distance Attack Against Infantry
Distance Damage
Survivor Seeker Wounded Conversion
Troop Health
Infantry Cover I Infantry Defense Against Distance
Infantry Health
Infantry Cover II Infantry Defense Against Cavalry
Infantry Defense

Using your Airship

The boosts will only apply if you use your Airship for the activity. So if you have equipped abilities to improve your gathering speed, these only benefit the march the Airship joins. If your base is attacked and your Airship is out on a march, your base will not benefit from the Airship defense boosts.

Airship Class

When you click on the Airship Abilities in the Airship Dock you can see information about your Airship and Airship Abilities, including the Class of your Airship. When your Airship is at home you can change its Class, either focusing more on Gathering, more on Attack, or leaving it balanced which will help you get more Assault and Guardian points.

The amount of the boost you can get from switching your Airship Class depends on the EXP level of your Airship.

Resetting your Airship for Specific Tasks

There are items available in the Alliance Store for resetting one Airship Ability (Airship Ability Reset) and resetting all Airship Abilities (Airship Abilities Reset). These are quite cheap and can make it attractive to reset your Airship Abilities for specific activities. Common change could be to switch from having your assault points from helping you with combat against players to having your assault points help you attack beasts and other engine opposition, for example for the Kingdom Threat. Once you have a large amount of assault points the benefit you can get from resetting your Airship Abilities can be quite large. There are also items to reset your enhancements (not sure how to acquire these).

Advanced Airship Abilities

At Airship EXP levels 55, 56, 57 and 60 you can unlock Advanced Airship Abilities, which also require 500 fragments each to unlock. One way to get these fragments is as a reward from player vs player encounters in the Catacombs. Here you can also acquire Airship Wrenches that are necessary to upgrade these Advanced Airship Abilities.

I am still quite far from unlocking these, so I have no additional information. If anyone happens to know more about them, any information is welcome.

Reduced Assault and Guardian Point Cost

By each level you increase your Airship Dock you will get a reduction in the Assault and Guardian points required to upgrade Dragon Skills. You can get a further reduction from the Guard Constance. At 2 Stars this Guard provides a 6% Guardian points reduction and at 5 Stars a 12% Assault points reduction.

Airship Parts

Later on in the game Airship Parts were introduced, which can be attached to the Airship Ability slots and give extra combat boosts. See below in the related links a link to a guide describing the Airship Parts.


The Airship is a nice concept in Guns of Glory. Initially it might be somewhat misunderstood or undervalued because of the unfamiliar boosts (e.g. Distance Damage Against Cavalry), but these boosts are powerful and can be increased to quite high values.

Related Pages

Guide(s): Airship Parts Guide

Data Page(s): Airship Abilities

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