Maximum Bonus Percent
All The Ways To Increase Your Bonuses
Someone asked me if there is a maximum bonus percentage in the game for anything. From what I know, there is no maximum.
For example, if you want to make your traps as powerful as possible, you can:
- Increases Research
- Add Skill Points
- Craft Gear
- Add Gems to Gear
- Use Item Boosts
The same is true for Troop Bonuses and Resource Bonuses.
How Bonuses Are Calculated
Hero (as shown): Hero Bonuses are exactly as they appear. A 15% food Production Bonus means 15%.
Hero Skill Points are only applied to Troops/ Marches/ Rallies that your Hero is in. For example, if you put Skill Points in Gathering, you must have your Hero in the Gather March.
Research (stacked): Research Bonuses are stacked. Researching lvl 5 food Production means 1+2+3+4+5 = 15% total bonus. (Great news, right!?)
Buildings (cumulative): Villas are cumulative as in the more Villas you have, the more Training Bonus received (1% Training Speed per level of each Villa)
Key Components of Bonuses
- Production, Training, Trap, and Building Bonuses DO still apply even when the Hero is not present or rallied. Gathering and Attack/Health/Defense Bonuses do not. As you point out, the Hero needs to be present.
- It is important to keep in mind whether the Bonus is applied in a linear or non-linear fashion. Again, Production Bonuses are linear. For every extra 1%, you get a 1% increase in your Production. Remember that the 1% is applied to the BASE PRODUCTION, and not your boosted Production. The same goes for Defense/Health/Attack Bonuses.
- Construction, Research and Training Bonuses are NOT linear. This is very important because diminishing returns becomes a SIGNIFICANT factor after about 250% bonus or so. (Unfortunately, the game only tells us this explicitly in the Total Barracks Bonuses under more the More Information tab of the Barracks. It will show you the time decease based on the bonus. I wish they did the same for research and construction.) The decision becomes whether or not to continue to Craft Legendary items or allocate max points to your Hero Tree based on what you are trying to accomplish and how much “bang for your buck” you get.
Something To Consider: Early in the game, I crafted all purple Construction and Research Gear. I could have waited for yellow, but I figured the time savings wasn’t worth the wait. Now, later in the game I am replacing my purple research items with yellow items since some of these Researches are so long and the extra little percent can equate to a few days or more. Everyone needs to keep this in mind when applying Hero points and especially when Crafting items.”
Partially contributed by Madsop