What is the Guild Battlegrounds?
Guild Battlegrounds is a feature which allows guilds to match their skills in battle, strategy and power against other guilds on a battleground map. There are different battleground maps with different challenges and rewards on which the participating guilds can challenge each other and gain both personal and guild rewards as well as guild power points.
Guilds are matched by leagues, and the guilds fight for provinces on one of the battleground maps. Each province will provide a certain amount of victory points to the owner guild every hour. The amount of victory points decides the final ranking in the battleground and depending on your guild’s performance, it may move up or down in the league system. Moving up means that the Battlegrounds will get even more challenging, as your guild will face more competitive rivals as it grows but will also provide even better rewards for both the guild members and the guild.
|The Volcano||The Waterfall Archipelago|
Starting December 2021, the maps began to alternate (meaning once you have played one map, that the next will follow). In addition, to being alternating, the map will also be the same for the entire world. Therefore, everyone on a server will experience the same map at the same time! Click on a Guild Battleground map to learn more about the particular battleground!
How do I access the Guild Battlegrounds?
Much like other Forge of Empires features, the access to Guild Battlegrounds will appear in your city. As soon as you are a guild member and you unlock the technology Military Tactics in the tech tree, you will gain access to this feature. Once unlocked you will see on the outskirts of your city, just next to your Cultural Settlements access point, you'll see a new structure.
|Before unlocking||After unlocking|
|File:V SS StoneAge BattlegroundRuins.png||File:V SS IronAge BattlegroundCopper.png|
Click on the Guild Battleground building to open the exciting new PvP feature!
How can I participate in a Battleground?
Each Battleground match will be formed by a map with 5-8 guilds that will battle each other for 11 consecutive days. Besides that, the map consists of a fixed number of provinces, where each guild will be initially placed at the edges with a province and an included HQ (the map distribution should provide as equitable distances as possible between guilds). These main provinces, in turn, can never be conquered by other guilds.
Upon completion of each battleground, there will be a 3-days break for the guilds to rest, collect their rewards and make new preparations. The guild score will then be updated, and its members will see if they have increased or dropped their progress in the League System.
Each Battleground consist of a number of provinces. To find a particular province is easy because the naming reflects its position on the battleground map.
Each province is identified by a letter and a number. The letter indicates the direction and sector (i.e D is Southwest sector), and the number of the ring the province is in (i.e 1 is ring 1).To allow you to be more accurate in finding the province, we have also added a letter, to indicate the position of the province within the sector and ring.
Conquest Flags - Attacking & Negotiating
Guilds can only attack provinces which are adjacent to one of their own, and as soon as a guild begins attacking an adjacent province, a “conquest flag” will be displayed in the target province. Each action of the guild with the highest progress will increase the strength of the flag, until it is at full strength and the rival province gets taken over:
Subsequently, the conquered province will stay in a ‘lock down’ state for 4 hours, which means that no guild can progress their conquest flag further in that province. Only the flag of the guild with the most progress will be displayed in a province, but other guilds progressing on that province will be indicated by small colored shields next to the flag. Also, you can always check a detailed list of guilds as well as their progress by clicking it.
To contribute to a certain conquest flag, any guild member can tap on that province to bring up its window. Two options for earning points will be available there: Attack and negotiation. The enemy composition for the battle option, as well as the costs for the negotiation option, will depend on the attacking player's age. At the same time, negotiation provides more than one advance as it takes more time and resources to complete.
When a certain amount of advances is reached, the province will get taken over. The amount of advances needed depends on the league - higher leagues needing more advances.
|League ->||File:Guild battlegrounds league copper.png Copper||File:Guild battlegrounds league silver.png Silver||File:Guild battlegrounds league gold.png Gold||File:Guild battlegrounds league platinum.png Platinum||File:Guild battlegrounds league diamond.png Diamond|
! *200 for the Waterfall Archipelago, 220 for the Vulcan Archipelago
As stated above, a province that was just taken will be under lock-down for four hours, giving the new owner some time to get victory points or build sector buildings. During lock-down, no other guild can progress their conquest flag further in that locked province.
There is no means of directly defending the acquired provinces. The only way of defending your guild's provinces will be by trying to take the provinces of the attacking guild before they take yours. In this case, if the opposing guild loses all adjacent provinces they also lose all advances that they have made towards your province.
For Founders, Leaders and Battleground Officers of a Guild. This functionality gives these members the option to tell their guild to focus or ignore specific provinces on the map. To access this, simply click on a province, and choose either the focus or ignore tick boxes. This will then give a visual prompt to others on which provinces to work on. The function doesn't restrict interaction with other provinces, and is designed to help coordinate, but not to remove people's freedom to choose how they want to play.
Provinces can be marked with the 'Focus' or 'Ignore' signal when they are not owned by your Guild, even if the province is currently in lockdown. Once a province has been acquired by your guild, the focus signal will be removed.
|Log entry types||Description|
|Province lost||This log entry show when your guild has lost the ownership of a province and which guild has conquered it|
|Province Conquered||When a province is conquered by your Guild, your Guild will receive information regarding which player did the last action to conquer. The Guild that the province was taken from will also be displayed (unless it was not held by a Guild, and then, only the name of the province and conquering player will be shown).|
|Intruder Alert||which will show players that have taken an action against an 'Ignored' province. Therefore, letting your Guild know who is disobeying instructions!.Important Info - In terms of the 'Intruded' log, it will only display to own Guild members, and only on an individual Guild member's first attack of the day on an 'Intruded' province.
Further attacks during the course of the day will not trigger logs. However, another attack on the next day (on the same province), will trigger a further 'Intruded', log,
|Construction logs||which will show whenever your guild build or destroy a battleground building. The log will show which province and who build/destroyed the building.|
At all times, the guilds will see their amount of victory points within the feature. By clicking on this component, the Leaderboard will show all participating guilds of their current battleground group, listing the rankings, guild names, number of provinces they hold, current hourly gain of victory points, total of victory points, the amount of League Points which the guild stand to win/lose and a reward preview for the given rank:
Guild Battleground Championships
For six Battleground seasons, your Guild will compete with other Guilds for truly unique prizes, at first – for Diamond Guilds. To check the current Championship duration and the current Diamond League prize, click on this symbol on the top right of your screen in the Guild Battlegrounds:
You can track your progress in Battlegrounds and the Championship on the Leaderboard. The Rankings button will now show the Guild-Battlegrounds-based ranking by default.
The ranks will be based firstly on League Points your Guild currently has, secondly on the amount of Battleground victories in the current Championship, thirdly on total Victory Points accumulated in the current Championship, and lastly on the Guild Level.
The Victory Points are particularly used to measure and count the points towards the current battleground, thus being reset every time you join a new round. Once per hour, each province that a guild holds will provide victory points. The provinces located towards the center of the map will be the ones providing the highest amount of victory points, so aim to acquire those!
Victory Points are accumulated during as normal during each Battleground season within the duration of a Championship and used to determine rankings.
Whenever a player successfully completes a battle or a negotiation (in the context of a Guild Battleground) they will build up Attrition. This is a percentage value that directly affects the (attack and defense) boosts of the defending armies and the difficulty level of the negotiations that the player will face. It can be reduced by placing buildings, however the reduction can never exceed 80%.
So at some point, performing attacks or negotiating will become unfeasible as the defending armies become too strong and the negotiations become too complex or too expensive. Each Guild Member's attrition level can be seen in the Member Activity tab.
However, attrition resets to 0% each day (midnight server time).
|Attrition Level||Defending Army Bonus||Negotiation Multiplier|
|Attrition Level||Defending Army Bonus||Negotiation Multiplier|
|Attrition Level||Defending Army Bonus||Negotiation Multiplier|
If you're curious about the other data, you can take a look at the full table Attrition Table page.
To ensure that there’s no substantial difference between the participating guilds on each Battleground map, we will have a League System made up of five distinct league categories: Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Newly arrived guilds will be positioned in the Copper league.
A Guilds League points (LP) decides which league the guild is placed in. Every time a guild participates in a Battleground it will aquire league points based on its placement in the final league result.
The number of League Points can never go below 0 or above 1000.
|File:Guild battlegrounds league diamond.png
|File:Guild battlegrounds league platinum.png
|File:Guild battlegrounds league gold.png
|File:Guild battlegrounds league silver.png
|File:Guild battlegrounds league copper.png
Depending on the placement and the number of opponents in the battleground the LP is adjusted according to the table below:
|Placement||8 Guilds||7 Guilds||6 Guilds||5 Guilds|
On the Battleground map, each province can have from 1 to 3 slots on which buildings can be constructed. Anyone can donate goods to the guild treasury to help pay the costs, but only members with a special guild role (“Battleground officer”) can raise buildings on provinces owned by their guild. Every ‘founder’ and ‘leader’ of a guild will automatically have this role as well.
Only the eras that are represented in a guild will determine the costs of province buildings (treasury goods). These province buildings have a building time, and it’s possible to cancel or remove a construction at any time to free the slot for another building. In such a case, spent resources are not returned to the treasury.
When a province gets conquered by another guild, every building (including the ones under construction) has a chance of 50% to be destroyed, and the remaining ones will benefit the new owner. There are 9 different strategical buildings available, so make sure you choose them wisely.
Decoys, Traps and Watchtower
Three original GbG buildings. If your enemies fight/negotiate in a province with either traps or decoys, there's a chance that they will suffer double the amount of attrition.
|Building||Name||Properties||Costs||Construction Time||Instant Construction price|
|File:Guild battlegrounds sector buildings decoys-a7af7a7d0.png||Decoys||If an enemy fights or negotiates to conquer this province, there is a chance of 15% that this enemy will suffer double the amount of attrition.||500||4:00:00||50|
|File:Guild battlegrounds sector buildings traps-8caf5730f.png||Traps||If an enemy fights or negotiates to conquer this province, there is a chance of 45% that this enemy will suffer double the amount of attrition.||3,000||5:00:00||50|
|File:Guild battlegrounds sector buildings watchtower-879aed4e2.png||Watchtower||If members of the owning guild of this province advance into adjacent provinces, they have a 8% chance to not increase their attrition level.||500||1:00:00||50|
These buildings can only be build in your Guild starting province and provide 26-80% chance reduction to gain attrition (only adjacent provinces). All provinces generate 25-100% more victory points. Every Guild starting province will have just one building slot.
The Guild Starting province can not be conquered by other guilds.
These buildings can be build on any empty slot, excluding starting province and provide 20-60% chance reduction to gain attrition (only adjacent provinces). The province also requires 5-30% more advances to be conquered
Guild Command Post
The Guild Command Posts gives 20-60% chance reduction to gain attrition (only adjacent provinces) as well as requires 5-30% more advances to be conquered and can generate 15-100% more victory points every hour.
Diamond League Rewards
Tower of Champions
Let us start with the most powerful addition – the Tower of Champions! This building is a Championship reward, specific to the Diamond Leagues. Not only that, the new Championship rewards have been designed with rotation in mind, so after every Championship you might see an updated reward and the chance to get the one you wanted might be gone!
The challenge to get the Tower of Champions is truly not easy. Win at least FIVE Diamond League Battlegrounds in a Championship to get enough Fragments to unlock level 2 of the brand new Tower of Champions!
The Tourney Grounds
That's not all though! For every Diamond League Battleground battle or negotiation, you have a chance to receive Fragments of the new limited building – the Tourney Grounds!
Volcano Map rewards
When a battleground ends, guilds may obtain various rewards which depend on placement:
- Prestige according to current league and placement;
- Guild Power according to placement within a battleground
- Fragments of the Statue of Honor Selection Kit. In Diamond League the guilds who takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive special diamond leagues rewards on top of of the Fragments of SoHSK. Initially this will be fragments of Tower of Champions selection kits - ToC
Volcano Guild Reward Table
Volcano Individual Rewards
Apart from rewards for your guild, there are also individual rewards, whenever you contribute by fighting or negotiating, there is a chance to win some Forge Points, Goods, Military Units, Coins or even Diamonds.
Note: 40% of the time, the immediate reward will be one fragment for the Statue of Honor Selection kit or in Diamond League 15% for 3 Fragments and 25% for one fragment of the Guild Arena.
The Statue of Honor is a special building given as a reward in The Volcano map for Guild Battlegrounds.
The Statue of Honor is an upgradable building with 8 levels. The Statue of Honor produces coins, guild power, guild goods, and Forge Points in 24 hours. The goods are evenly distributed among the goods of the building's age. Upgrading The Statue of Honor requires a The Statue of Honor Upgrade Kit Reward .
The Statue of Honor has a Chain Ability with Road to Victory. |This building is exclusively available for participants of the Diamond and Platinum leagues in Guild Battlegrounds. The production and bonuses of The Statue of Honor can be increased by attaching Road to Victory buildings to the statue. When attached, the Road to Victory boosts the Statue of Honor's production with 5 random goods from your age, as well as giving a 5% Defense boost for attacking armies. The amount of roads that can be added to the statue is only limited by your city's size and availability of the road. Additional roads have to be correctly aligned and can be attached only to the lower right side of the statue. Road to Victory comes in three different visual variants.
|Statue of Honor - Lv. 1||Statue of Honor - Lv. 2||Statue of Honor - Lv. 3||Statue of Honor - Lv. 4|
|Statue of Honor - Lv. 5||Statue of Honor - Lv. 6||Statue of Honor - Lv. 7||Statue of Honor - Lv. 8|
|Road to Victory|
Archipelago Map rewards
The Waterfall Archipelago Rewards
Your guild gains temporary prestige points according to its current league, but keep in mind that you can also lose them likewise when dropping in the league. We also have permanent rewards for you and your guild: Guilds can get guild power according to their placement within a battleground (the amount also scales according to the league), and simultaneously you can get fragments to The Great Elephant Selection Kit where you can chose between a level 1 Great Elephant, A great Elephant Selection Kit or an Iridescent Garden chain element!
The Great Elephant
The Great Elephant is a 4x3 building, upgradeable up to 8 levels. As you upgrade it, you will receive different bonuses including: a coin production bonus, forge points, as well as goods to the Guild treasury and an increase in Guild Power! Lastly, and most importantly, there is also an attacking bonus for your attacking armies!
On its eighth and final level, you will met with a choice. A choice which reflects the variety of roles the elephant has held throughout the ages. Will you choose to employ your Great Elephant in battle, trade, or support? With these three brancheable choices; the decision is very much in your hands!
The Great Elephant is a special building given as a reward in The Waterfall Archipelago map for Guild Battlegrounds.
|The Great Elephant - Lv. 5||The Great Elephant - Lv. 6||The Great Elephant - Lv. 7|
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|The Elephant's Bazaar||The Elephant's Citadel||The Elephant's Royalty|
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Chain Building Addition - Iridescent Garden
you can construct one of three possible appearances for the building, and bolster the stats of your Great Elephant!
|Once connected it provides Happiness Bonus, Defensive boost for the attacker, 3 Goods, 1 Forge Point|
Important tips - As this is a chain building, it will need to be connected to the Great Elephant to receive certain bonuses.
Apart from rewards for your guild, there are also individual rewards, whenever you contribute by fighting or negotiating, there is a chance to win some Forge Points, Goods, Military Units, Supplies or even Diamonds.
Note: 40% of the time, the immediate reward will be one fragment for The Great Elephant Selection kit or in Diamond League 15% for 3 Fragments and 25% for one fragment of the Guild Arena.