Emblems add needed stat boosts (and a little flair) to you equipment. There are Emblems for many types of boosts. Let’s take a look at what they are, and the best way to use them.
What are Emblems?
Emblems are embedded in gear pieces to enhance their characteristics and add additional desired boosts. Up to three Emblems can be embedded into each gear piece. Once set, they can only be removed with an Emblem Saver or Loyalty (or VIP 12), so choose carefully.
Where do I find Emblems?
Emblems live in the Armory. Here you can combine them and look at the ones you already own.
One of the biggest mistakes players can make is combining all Emblems to their highest level. Do not do this until you have enough of an Emblem type to still have one of the lower level in each gear. Why? Let’s look at an example;
In this scenario, you have 5 Level 4 Defense Emblems in your gear. This totals 95% defense. Then you decide to combine four of those Emblems into a Level 5.
With 1 Level 4 and 1 Level 5 Defense Emblem you now have dropped to 60% Defense.
Wait until you have enough Emblems to keep the lower ones in your Equipment before combining. 10 is a good amount, as it will give you one of the next level, and you can keep the other 5 embedded (assuming you have six equipment slots).
Below are the boosts for the currently available Emblems from Level 1-6. Use this to determine when combining is right for you, or what you have to look forward to as you progress.
|Air Ace||Mercenary Aircraft Attack||1.5%||3%||5.5%||16%||36%||75%|
|Soaring||Mercenary Aircraft Health||1.5%||3%||5.5%||16%||36%||75%|
|Courage||Base Defending Troop Armor||4%||8%||12.8%||30.4%||65.6%||129.6%|
|Endurance||Maximum Hero Stamina||10||30||80||200||435||855|
|Ambush||Base Defending Troop Attack||0.8%||1.6%||3.2%||6.4%||16%||35.2%|
|Morale||Base Defending Troop Health||0.8%||1.6%||3.2%||6.4%||16%||35.2%|
|Tillage||T1 RSS Prod and Capacity||1%||2%||3%||5%||8%||15%|
|Elite||Attack vs. Raid Boss||1%||2%||4%||6%||9%||12%|
|Riley's Rally||Increases Rally Attack||2%||4%||8%||15%||29%||57.5%|
|Squad Member Intelligence||Anti-Squad Member Counter Intelligence||1%||2%||3%||4%||5%||8.5%|
|Squad Member Piercing Emblem||Increases Anti-Squad Member Armor Piercing||1%||2%||3%||4%||5%||8.5%|
|Warrior||Deployment Speed and Crit Hit Against Syndicate||2%||4%||6%||9%||12%||15%|
|Carbon Copy||Allows Muliple of the same Emblem to be embedded||Lvl 1||Lvl 2||Lvl 3||Lvl 4||Lvl 5||Lvl 6|
|Stealth||Conceals Equipment matching the gem level||Lvl 1||Lvl 2||Lvl 3||Lvl 4||Lvl 5||Lvl 6|
As mentioned above, removing Emblems must be done with an Emblem Remover or gold. However, VIP 12 also allows for free removal, which is great when you want to customize on the fly.
For those under VIP 12, carefully choose your Emblems. Match them with your gear and strongest boost level. For those defending, compliment what you need the most. For example, if you need more attack, add some attack gems. Many players make the mistake of adding Heroic Gems thinking it applies to the entire base. These onlyaffectt your Wall Defenses, so keep that in mind.
Those players over VIP 12, you can take advantage of the opportunity to change your gems with every hit if needed. Hitting with vehicle? Add vehicle gems. Then using Artillery? Swap them out! Using Merc Aircraft? Swap again! Losing too much of your march? Valor gems are your friend.
A note on using Carbon Copy and Stealth Emblems. The level of the Emblem designates what you can duplicate or hide. For example, if you have a level 2 Carbon Copy Emblem, you can only affix multiple Level 2 Emblems in the first three slots. If you have a Level 3 Stealth Emblem, you can only hide green gear, etc.
Tips from our other Gamefluencers
Below are a couple of additional tips from Chris and Lokey. As you can see, there’s more than one way to skin a cat! Test and so what works best for your account.
Chrishero100: “If you have Cerberus, use attack emblems to balance your gear. If you have a flamethrower, use health and armor emblems. That way no matter the situation or gear that you may be in you will be ready and with the balance of the percentages your multiple will be higher and in turn, result in a larger winning percentage.”
Lokey: “I’m old school, all Attack in Flame, sprinkle Armor, Deployment, Speed and Health on accessories. All defense in Cerberus, plus health and Armor. Base Defending Troop Attack is your greatest stat next to Troop Type Attack.”
Emblems jazz up your Equipment and add some serious boosts to your stats. Use them wisely!
Do you have any Emblem tips or tricks? Let us know if the comments below!