Best Research and Construction Equipment
Research and construction are probably the most important stats to boost in Lords Mobile whilst you are levelling. Leader equipment plays a big role in your boosts, which can dramatically reduce building and research timers.
This guide looks at the leader equipment you need to maximise your research and construction boosts.
Understanding How Boosts Work
Every building and research has a fixed original time, which can be reduced depending on your research, or construction boost at the point you commence building the upgrade.
This means you can craft a complete research and construction equipment set and only use it just prior to starting an upgrade. Afterwards you are free to put your farming, or battle gear back on, but still retain the maximum time boost.
To work out the exact time from your boost, you need to divide the original time by your modifier.
The modifier is calculated with the following formula:-
- Modifier = (Total Boosts + 100) / 100
Broadly speaking the following boosts apply:-
- 100% boost = Will take half the original time.
- 200% boost = Will take a third of the original time.
- 300% boost = will take a quarter of the original time.
If you want to find our your exact timer you can use our calculator here. Having a high boost will literally shave months of game play, or speedups off your timers.
Materials and Quality
So that covers the basics of how boosts work, you now need to understand how different quality equipment effects boosts.
Lords Mobile has the following qualities of materials in increasing order:-
- White > Green > Blue > Purple > Yellow
The higher the quality, the better the stats on the final item. You have to craft the white equipment first and then you can upgrade it to green once you have the required materials and then to blue e.t.c.
The goal is to get a full yellow set of research and construction gear as soon as possible.
Below is a list of the best equipment in the game as of 21 October 2016. Let us know in the comments section if you spot any new equipment which beats the stats below.
For your armor slot there are two pretty poor research pieces and one good construction item which are as follows:-
- Lightning Guard (level 45) +20% construction (orange)
- Cavalry Mail (level 35) 7% research (orange)
- Terror Shield (level 60) +8% research (orange)
For your feet there is a single decent pair of research and construction boots:-
- Gryphon Walkers (level 55) +17.5% research and 35% construction (orange)
There is a standard construction main hand weapon and a good research piece:-
- Terror Lash (level 55) +10% construction (orange)
- Champion Edge (level 60) +15% research (orange)
There is a good construction off hand weapon, but a poor research piece:-
- Vice Grips (level 40) +5% research (orange)
- Gryphon’s Talon (level 45) +17.5% construction (orange)
Two fairly standard helms, one for research and one for construction:-
- Neceros Mask (level 40) +10% construction (orange)
- Wyrmbone Coronet (level 60) +10% research (orange)
Once you have a level 25 Workshop you can equip three accessories and luckily they have some of the best research and construction boosts in Lords Mobile.
The Luna Flute is the best research accessory and Sentinel’s Circlet is the best construction accessory (both level 40). However, the Lost Pocketwatch is a good balanced item offering both research and construction if you are short of materials.
- Luna Flute (level 40) 26% research (orange)
- Sentinel’s Circlet (level 40) 25% construction (orange)
- Lost Pocketwatch (level 33) 11.5% research and 18% construction (orange)
The table below sets out the total research boost for a full set of the best research equipment in the game. It also includes the bonuses from talent points and a level 25 Academy.
You should have maxed leader skills research I & II, adding a further 105% and maxed your academy, providing a further 25% boost.
The table below sets out the total construction boost for a full set of the best construction equipment in the game. The table includes the bonuses from talent points and your construction research.
You should have maxed leader skills construction I & II, adding a further 105% and maxed your construction research providing a further 70% boost.
Finally make sure you use all of your guild helps before applying any speedups. Each guild helps knocks 1% off the remaining time and not the original time. This means your guild helps are more effective the longer the remaining time is. After you have received all of your guild helps you are then free to use speedups to finish off your timers.
A 200% boost to research speed and 300% boost to construction speed is a good goal to aim for in Lords Mobile. This reduces all timers down to a third and a quarter of their original time respectively. You will knock weeks off your upgrade times and at the higher levels months off your research levels.
Remember when researching, or building the first step is to equip your specific gear set. Step 2 is to make sure you have your talent points set for building, or researching. Step 3 is to start your upgrade and wait for all your guild helps. Finally you can use speedups to finish off or reduce the remaining time.