Introduction

Research is an important way to improve all different kind of facets of your account, not in the least unlocking better troops and improving the stats of your troops. Having equipment that speeds up your research (reduces your research time) is very important.

Three different Sets

In this guide we look at three different research gear sets, one based on only standard materials, one including event materials, and one including materials that can only be acquired via paying, and we make a comparison between the sets.

Standard Materials Research Set

With standard materials you can only forge equipment pieces for three slot types, Accessory, Body Armor and Off-Hand. The best are Lunar Flute (Accessory), Cavalry Mail (Body Armor) and Vice Grips (Off-Hand). Especially the Lunar Flute gives a decent boost (26% at gold), which adds up if you are able to forge three for each of your accessory slots. Total Research Speed Boost can be 90%.

Special Event Materials Research Set

For Accessory and Off-Hand there is no better Special Event alternative than what the standard materials offer (Lunar Flute and Vice Grips). For the other slots the best pieces are Terror Shield (Body Armor), Wyrmbone Coronet (Helmet), Gryphon Walkers (Footwear) and Electric Lance (Main Hand), giving a total of 128.5% research speed boost, if all gold. See full comparison with the standard materials set below.

Measurement Standard
Gear
Standard
Set Bonus
Standard
Total
Event
Gear
Event
Set Bonus
Event
Total
Difference
Infantry Max HP 25.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Food Production Increase 145.0% 145.0% 214.0% 214.0% 69.0%
Travel Speed 15.0% 15.0% 15.0%
Army Max HP 20.5% 20.5% 48.0% 48.0% 27.5%
Research Speed 90.0% 90.0% 128.5% 128.5% 38.5%
Army Capacity 35.0% 35.0% 35.0%
Construction Speed 35.0% 35.0% 35.0%
Trap ATK 4.5% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
Gathering Speed 30.0% 30.0% 30.0%
Infantry ATK 35.0% 35.0% 35.0%
Siege Engine ATK 7.0% 7.0% -7.0%
Ranged ATK 32.5% 32.5% 32.5%
Ranged DEF 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%

Spenders Materials Research Set

By spending you can only marginally improve upon the Special Event Research set, only replacing the Electric Lance with a Champions Main-Hand Weapon will give a better research speed boost. For a complarison see below.

Measurement Event
Gear
Event
Set Bonus
Event
Total
Paid
Gear
Paid
Set Bonus
Paid
Total
Difference
Infantry Max HP 25.0% 25.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Food Production Increase 214.0% 214.0% 214.0% 214.0%
Travel Speed 15.0% 15.0% -15.0%
Army ATK 15.0% 15.0% 15.0%
Army DEF 17.0% 17.0% 17.0%
Army Max HP 48.0% 48.0% 48.0% 48.0%
Research Speed 128.5% 128.5% 133.5% 133.5% 5.0%
Army Capacity 35.0% 35.0% -35.0%
Construction Speed 35.0% 35.0% 35.0% 35.0%
Trap ATK 4.5% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
Gathering Speed 30.0% 30.0% -30.0%
Infantry ATK 35.0% 35.0% 35.0% 35.0%
Ranged ATK 32.5% 32.5% 52.5% 52.5% 20.0%
Cavalry ATK 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Ranged DEF 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%

Conclusion

Of course having any extra percentage in research speed boost helps as research times for the top levels of most of the research projects are huge, and the top levels are where the big benefits are, so it is for sure worth it to have the best research gear, but considering how expensive or difficult it might be to acquire the special event and spenders research sets, the improvement over the standard materials research set is minimal, and for sure a good set to start with.

Note: we made the above comparisons with our Gear Set Comparison Tool. Have a look at it to compare any available gear set.

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