Best Garwood Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Call of Dragons

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Are you planning to or already running Garwood in Call of Dragons in one of your legions and want to see how you should invest the talent points, what artifacts works best and what other hero you should pair with? Well, then you’re in the right place, below you will find answer to each one of those questions and this will help you make your Garwood perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Garwood, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade the skills of your heroes as not all skills are equally good and worth maxing or worth maxing first (in general) – this helps to invest your sculptures more reasonably to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Garwood is the archetype of a tank hero in Call of Dragons and the way you unlock & level up his skills heavily depends how you spend money on the game and how you use Garwood. Scanario 1 is that you use Garwood as a tank in the open field or maybe also for Behemoth raids where you want a really tanky hero. In this case, max out his first skill to Level 5 before you star him up and then unlock all the other skills and hope you will land as many points in his 3rd and 4th skill. His 2nd skill is only when you use him for garrison so you don’t want to spend too much on this skill.

If you’re a spender on the game and you want/need to use Garwood for garrison, you want to max out his 1st skill, then max out his 2nd skill and then unlock his 3rd and 4th skill before leveling them up. At this point you will work on expertising him but that would be the order I recommend for you.

Best Troop Types

Troop types depend, if you use him as a tank outcity of your city or any garrison, use Infantry troops and stick to one of the talent builds I have below. In a garrison you have normally mixed troop types so you don’t have to mind much there.

Best Hero Pairing for Garwood

Madeline is along Garwood probably the msot tanky legion pairing you can run – Garwood will heal, Madeline will shield and you use counterattack damage and stay alive as long as possible. This is also the pairing if you#re the main tank in a raid against Behemoths. Find the talent builds for Madeline here.
Nika is a pairing you might want to use if you’re out there in theopen field looking for trouble and Garwood can stay alive a long time while Nika deals great damage and both are about Infantry Units, so they go quite well with each other. Find the talent builds for Nika here.

Best Artifacts

In terms of artifacts, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Garwood:

Harlequin Mask is the artifact to use if you’re the maint ank in any raid as it will make sure your target sticks with you and won#t brawl through the ranged damage dealing legions.
Greymar’s Warhammer deals good damage and buffs up infantry DEF and goes very well with Garwood’s whole kit.
Dragonscale Armor can help you protect your legion with the active shield and also the additional HP it provides.
Heart of Kamasi buffs up other legions while improving your own DEF.
Butcher’s Blade is a handy open field artifact and basically the epic version of Greymar’s Warhammer to deal some damage as you will be quite tanky already.

Best Builds For Garwood

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Garwood that make sense when running Garwood as the primary hero in any legion in Call of Dragons. Please also refer to the description below each talent tree as I explain a general route on how you should spend your talents there + some additional background for each talent build that I very likely will appreciate.

This is the regular tank build you would use for basically everything outsdie garrison (I have a open field build below for pairing with a damage dealer) when you use Garwood to be the tank. After unlocking his code talent node, move right into the Tank Tree and unlock more defense, less counterattack damage and Encouraging Dance to gain extra rage to be able to not only heal more frequently but also apply the buff from his active skill more often. Then take Unyielding Spirit for less hero skill damage taken.

From here take more HP, Steel Sinews which triggers a lot as you will as infantry legion almost always be surrounded and Cloaked Wrath for more rage that helps you staying above 50% health. Then it would be up to you, but I recommend getting Vitality to get extra healing as this triggers other heroes skills like Madelines if you run them together. Running along a hero like Nika I’d think about Hearts of Iron as this helps her build.

Now you can spend the last points in the Infantry Tree on reduced skill damage taken and finish with getting Furious that almost always triggers since youre in the front and always get debuffs applied.

This is a build that I would only use in the open field if you set Garwood up with a more offensive hero like Nika. After unlocking the core node, go into the Infantry Tree and get the reduced hero skill damage taken more attack damage and Furious which will give you the buff each time your legion gets impacted with an enemy debuff (which happens pretty much all the time with infantry legions).

From here take the decreased damage taken, Generalist for a nice general buff and Encouraging Dance for more rage to heal more and apply the active skill buff more. Then I recommend Iron Will as the buff from his active skill is simply so incredibly strong. The last points not go into the Tank Tree with Swift Analysis, All Conquering and finally Unyielding Spirit.


I hope this guide for building Garwood helped you investing without wasting much time and resources. If you liked it or you further questions (or maybe also annnotations that you believe should be added here in this guide), please don’t hesitate to post them below in the comment section. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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