Guide to House Guard Purchase
This guide was originally written by 137ben, later maintained by Watashig & then Dragoon23.
0. Index [HG0000]
0. [HG0000] Index
1. [HG0100] Introduction
1a. [HG0101] What are Guards
2. [HG0200] Cost Efficiency Chart
2a. [HG0201] Gold Guards
2b. [HG0202] Z-Token Guards
3. [HG0300] Credits/Thanks, Notes and Change Log.
1. Introduction [HG0100]
1a. What are Guards [HG0101]
Guards were originally only used to keep other players out of one's house. With the introduction of the Estate System, they have become much more vital. They allow for smoother resource accumulation by defending one's estate buildings from invading monsters.
You can sell lower level guards for less efficient, higher level guards if you need the space. There is a point when you have enough guards to prevent your estate buildings from being attacked at all. It can vary depending on the level of your guard tower.
(Please do not ask what that point is, it can not reliably be answered. Any data on the subject is outdated. )
If you are interested in a guard you see, please visit the House Guard Index to check it out further.
2. Cost Efficiency Chart HG0200
2a. Gold Guards [HG0201]
Unfortunately, there is no way to measure the cost efficiency of Gold Guards. With the removal of Z-Token to Gold conversion in-game and a confirmation from staff that the old ratio was not in anyway accurate, there isn't a good way to quantify how effective the gold guards are. Anyhow, they are all cheap and should be picked up if you have space. Here is a list of all the gold guards, sorted by level:
25 Dragoncat Guard (Guardian)
38 Red Dragon
39 Ice Dragon
60 Master of Evil
2b. Z-Token Guards [HG0202]
Guard Power Formula is: GuardLevel^1.5/5
Cost Efficiency Formula is: Power/Cost*1000
Here's a House Guard Spreadsheet to help calculate Cost Efficiency of a Guard.
(Input the appropriate guard level and token cost in the corresponding "B" columns)
Top 25 Cost Efficient Token Guards
Level Cost Power Cost Efficiency Flag Guard
45 200 60.37 301.87 R Candy Golem
75 500 129.90 259.81 Guard Sheep
40 200 50.60 252.98 Bishop Finch
40 200 50.60 252.98 BURP Guard
25 100 25.00 250.00 Fluffy Guard Sheep
25 100 25.00 250.00 Guard Dog
148 1480 360.10 243.31 Mighty Shadow Roc
148 1480 360.10 243.31 Mighty Shadow Gogg
147 1470 356.46 242.49 Mighty Shadow Minotaur
147 1470 356.46 242.49 Mighty Shadow Chimera
146 1460 352.82 241.66 Mighty Shada' Naga Baba Yaga
146 1460 352.82 241.66 Mighty Shadow Sphinx
145 1450 349.21 240.83 Mighty Shadow Hydra
145 1450 349.21 240.83 Mighty Shadow Cyclops
50 300 70.71 235.70 Guard Dog
15 50 11.62 232.38 R Candy Golem
133 1330 306.77 230.65 Mighty Shadow Roc
133 1330 306.77 230.65 Mighty Shadow Gogg
132 1320 303.31 229.78 Mighty Shadow Minotaur
132 1320 303.31 229.78 Mighty Shadow Chimera
131 1310 299.87 228.91 Mighty Shada' Naga Witch-Queen
131 1310 299.87 228.91 Mighty Shadow Sphinx
130 1300 296.45 228.04 Mighty Shadow Hydra
130 1300 296.45 228.04 Mighty Shadow Cyclops
67 500 109.68 219.37 Gogg Guard
(For guards not found in the above list please use the provided formulas or spreadsheet. )
3. Credits/Thanks, Notes and Change Log HG0300
Thanks for using this guide. This is best used as a reference to help decide which guards to buy. If a better guard comes out and I haven't added it yet, feel free to post here.
Thanks to previous contributors.
If you have any questions on guards or housing in general please ask any questions in =Q&A= Houses, Estates, and Portals .
4/30/16: Owner Change & Update.
Succinct and complete, approved! Thanks
< Message edited by afterlifex -- 5/11/2017 18:16:41 >