Gear is forever changing in Iron Throne. When the game was first released we saw our first-generation gear which was able to be enhanced to level 15. Eventually, Dark Lord came along and replaced all previous sets as the gear to have. However, it was quite difficult to obtain. Then we saw our second-generation gear released. This included sets such as majestic and slaughter. Over time we have seen sets become easier to obtain which has helped us to be able to make solid increases in our builds.
With the changes made to our gear, we are constantly seeing an evolving cycle of what gear to wear and when. Last month we covered how to obtain and craft gear on a budget in our article, Building up your Gear on a budget. However, we have seen some significant changes to gear lately and a new gear set that has everyone wondering how it will impact the current Gear Meta.
Before we dive in though make sure that you take the time to go back and get the basics on our gear in these articles and videos:
The Forge– All the basics you need to know about crafting and more
Gear for Beginner– A beginners video guide to gear from Princess Kat
Majestic Gear– A video guide to Majestic Gear From Princess Kat
Comparing the New with the Old: Iron Throne Gear update– A closer look at First and Second Generation Gear Side by side
Gear up to Build up– A closer look at Gear for Economy functions
Gear up! Advanced Gear Tips– A look at first-generation combat gear and combat functions
The Gear Set everyone is talking about
Recently we have seen the release of the Radiant Gear set and from a look at the stats, it is a gear set that is worth striving after. However, here is the catch, currently, this is one of the most difficult sets to obtain in-game. Our hope is that as time passes Netmarble will give us more ways to acquire this set and allow us to test it and its stats out. However, we are going to preemptively take a closer look at this gear set and the stats it provides and what that could mean for us as players.
Updates to Radiant Gear
As always Iron Throne is ever-changing and lately, we have seen many changes to our Radiant Gear. We want to be sure that you are aware of the changes that have been made and the benefit of those changes.
Radiant Gear Engraving
Radiant Gear can now be engraved when it reaches +5. Each piece of gear gives different stats. This gear is one of the most expensive to engrave but also gives stats that make the cost worth it. You can see the stats given for max engravings per piece below.
Equipment Piece Enhancement Level Needed Engraving Stat Maximum Engraving Stat Radiant Lord Hood 5 Troop HP Increase 100% Radiant Lord Armor 5 Troop HP Increase 100% Radiant Lord Staff 5 Troop Attack 400% Radiant Lord Dagger 5 Troop Attack 400% Radiant Lord Pendant 5 Rally Troop HP 120%
For more information about engraving gear, check out House Power and Equipment Engraving.
Radiant Gear Enhancement
Not only can your gear now be engraved but it can also be enhanced to +10. If you remember the early costs of enhancing Radiant gear we are going to continue to see that pattern here. In order to enhance to +6, you will need 6 pieces, to +7 you will need 7 pieces, and so on and so forth. Even with this cost players should be working on these enhancements to continue improving the stats they are receiving from their Radiant gear. This gear is great for attack and Sanctuary/Capital and players who want to engage in these game modes will need solid gear.
Radiant Gear Set
What is the Radiant Lord Gear Set?
It is a powerful equipment set specialized for battle. It increases troop stats, Hero stats, and Deployment Deputy stats.
How to Obtain this gear set
When you look at this newest set of gear in-game it is listed as being a content reward and I quote,
“You can only obtain this equipment as the best content reward.”
Since we had no clue what this meant we hopped over to the Iron Throne Forum to see what other details we could find.
“This equipment can be acquired from the Radiant Material Chest, which is obtainable as the highest reward from several events as well as a True World Imperial Castle reward.”
In other words, this gear is going to be obtainable through events however, only as of the highest reward. This means it will take a while until we really start seeing this gear in-game and it will go to the top players. It will not be a gear that is easy to get. While this makes it feel like it is something we do not really need to know about our hope is that eventually, we will see this set become more widely available and we want you to be ready when that happens.
What is unique about Radiant Lord Gear Stats?
This gear is the first set of its kind and the stats look a little different than what we are used to. While some of these stats let us know that this gear set is very geared towards attackers it also has a lot of possibilities for defenders as well. This gear set is comparable to a mix of Majestic and Dark Lord Gear. It feels a lot like a second generation Dark Lord Gear set with a lot more stats. The stats that this gear has are really what makes it unique and we will cover those below.
So let’s take a look at the stats in comparison to Dark Lord and Majestic.
|Troop HP Increase||270||180||40|
|Troop Attack (when Attacking)||750||0||0|
|Troop Defense (when Attacking)||225||0||0|
|Troop HP (When Attacking)||225||0||0|
|Enemy Troop Attack Debuff||-700||0||632|
|Enemy Troop Defense Debuff||-260||0||180|
|Enemy Troop HP Debuff||-520||0||180|
|Additional Damage to Tier 1 Enemy Troops||3000||1000||0|
|Additonal Damage to Tier 2 Enemy Troops||3000||0||0|
|Hero Basic Attack||14,000||3,000||5,000|
|Hero Basic Defense||3,500||752||1,256|
|Hero Basic HP||72,000||15,000||25,000|
|Troop March Speed||0||120||0|
|Enemy Troop March Speed Debuff||0||0||-25|
When we look at the stats side by side we are able to see that the Radiant Lord Gear clearly has stats that are better than the current gear. We also see stats such as Troop Attack (when attacking) that we had not yet seen in gear. This gear set has a log of potential as it is literally as if developers put together Majestic and Dark Lord plus some and increased the stats.
The Set Bonuses
We cannot look at the stats on this gear without looking at the set bonuses that are available. We are also comparing these to the set bonuses on Dark Lord and Majestic to make sure that we are giving you a full picture of this new gear and how it compares to older gear.
Base Set Bonuses
|Base Set Bonus|
|Troop HP Increase||12.5||12||0|
|All Hero’s Skill Levels Increase||12||4||4|
|Enemy Troop Attack Debuff||0||0||-30|
|Enemy Troop Defense Debuff||0||0||-9|
|Enemy Troop HP Debuff||0||0||-9|
Immortal Set Bonuses
|Troop HP Increase||25||28||0|
|Enemy Tier 1 Troop HP Debuff||-500||0||0|
|Enemy Tier 2 Troop HP Debuff||-500||0||0|
|All Hero’s Skill Level Increase||12||4||4|
|Enemy Troop Attack Debuff||0||0||-120|
|Enemy Troop Defense Debuff||0||0||-36|
|Enemy Troop HP Debuff||0||0||-36|
While Dark Lord and Radiant have very similar set bonuses there is an addition of debuff to tier 1 and tier 2 troops that are added in on Radiant. Majestic differs the most and we see that the set bonus focuses more on debuffing stats which majestic has been well known for.
We cannot discuss Gear in Iron Throne without discussing enhancement there are times that the ability to enhance gear to a higher level will make an older set more beneficial than a newer set of gear. This is something that players who are able to obtain Radiant Gear will have to watch and compare and test with the older sets of gear. While Radiant can only be enhanced to level 5 right now I do not predict we will be seeing that anytime soon with how difficult it is to obtain this gear.
However, the +5 Set Bonus is very worth mentioning before we wrap things in this article up.
|Radiant Gear +5 Set Bonus|
|Deployable Troop Size||50,000|
|Deployment Deputy 1 Stats Increase||10%|
|Deployment Deputy 2 Stats Increase||10%|
At a +5 enhanced level for Radiant Gear, you are going to get two very beneficial stats. A Deployment Deputy 1 Stats Increase and Deployment Deputy 2 Stats Increase. What does this mean? This means that when you Deploy Deputy one and Deputy two you are going to get a 10% increase of that heroes total value, added in with the stats for research this number can quickly become significant. This essentially makes your deputies stronger. Note the picture below and the percentage on the deputy. With a +5 Set, you will see that number increase by 10%. Please note that it will not work the same by equipping a +5 Set to your deputies as well.
This set bonus is going to be very important to players who want to use this gear for attack and on top of that, the +5 Set Bonus will also increase the deployable Troop Size by 50,000.
- Radiant Gear has the capability to be a game-changer in Iron Throne.
- At this point in time because it is difficult to obtain this gear set we will not be able to see its full effects, however, it is definitely a set to watch out for and work towards obtaining as it becomes more readily available.
- If you are looking for something to compare this gear to think a mishmash combination of Dark Lord and Majestic Gear with even more stats added.
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