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Giant Gauntlet
"Barbarian King becomes gigantic, doing area damage and taking less damage"

Summary

  • The Giant Gauntlet is the first epic piece of Hero Equipment. This equipment is usable by the Barbarian King. It was first seen in the Cookie Rumble event in December 2023. Since March 5, 2024, it may appear in the Trader, where it is obtainable for 1,500 Gems.
  • The Giant Gauntlet makes the Barbarian King gigantic when he uses his ability. While gigantic, the Barbarian King does area damage and takes less damage.
  • In addition to the ability, the Giant Gauntlet grants additional damage per second to the Barbarian King, and gives him self-healing every second.

Strategies

Offensive Strategy

  • Use the Barbarian King's ability when confronted with groups of defenses or swarms of troops. The area damage he outputs will be able to wipe multiple defenses or troops out at once. It is especially useful when combined with the Rage Vial, as the resulting area damage will be increased. A Rage Spell can also be used if the second equipment slot is used for something else.
    • Even if he does not take full advantage of his area-damaging ability, the damage reduction is still useful to improve his survivability when inside the core of a base.
    • However, if you are using the Rage Vial, keep in mind that the Rage Vial only lasts for 10 seconds at all levels, while the Giant Gauntlet lasts for 12 seconds at level 1, and 17 seconds at max level, the Barbarian King might not destroy all crucial defenses if you are dependent on the extra damage from it.
  • When combined with the Vampstache, hitting multiple targets during the ability does not heal him for however many targets he hit. He only gets healed the normal amount for landing the attack.
    • However, the extra hit speed is beneficial, and when paired with a Rage Spell, he could wreak havoc to many compartments and destroy defenses easily.
  • The health that the Barbarian King recovers when using his ability is effectively multiplied by a factor thanks to the damage reduction of the ability. To maximise this advantage, you can pair the Giant Gauntlet with the Barbarian Puppet or Rage Vial, which grants additional health recovery. It is highly recommended not to use the ability at high health, as not to waste effective health regeneration, unless the benefit of destroying many defenses at once outweighs the downsides of activating the ability early.

Defensive Strategy

  • Good spacing of key defenses can prevent the Barbarian King from getting massive value from a single ability use. Even then, separate them with multiple layers of Walls or with an entire compartment in between. If the Barbarian King is also using the Rage Vial, he can reach your other defenses quickly after having destroyed one.
    • Note that the Barbarian King is able to hit buildings behind Walls, even if they are separated from the Wall by a single tile.
  • The damage reduction of the Giant Gauntlet at higher levels mean that the only real damage you can get on the Barbarian King is the Monolith, single-target Inferno Towers. Scattershots and X-Bows coupled with other defenses will also help countering this ability.
    • However, try to not put all of these good defenses in one place, because the ability will simply hit all of them, thus removing some key defenses of the base with the use of the ability.
    • Traps will also help a bit, but the Giant Bomb is the only trap that can deal some damage to him, as the damage of the other traps done to the King is negligible.

Statistics

User Ability Type Rarity Unlock Requirement
Barbarian King Active Epic Buy in Cookie Rumble event for 3,100 Cookie Medal
or purchasable from the Trader for 1,500 Gems
Level
Level
Ability Attributes Hero Boosts Upgrade Cost Blacksmith Level Required
Blacksmith9
Ability Duration
Time
Incoming Damage Reduction
Hitpoints
Damage per Second Increase
Damage
Self Healing per Second
Hitpoints
Shiny Ore
Shiny Ore
Glowy Ore
Glowy Ore
Starry Ore
Starry Ore
1 12s 15% 17 6 N/A N/A N/A 1
2 12s 15% 20 8 120 - - 1
3 13s 20% 23 10 240 20 - 1
4 13s 20% 26 12 400 - - 1
5 13s 20% 29 14 600 - - 1
6 13s 25% 32 16 840 100 - 1
7 13s 25% 34 18 1,120 - - 1
8 13s 25% 37 20 1,440 - - 1
9 14s 30% 43 22 1,800 200 10 1
10 14s 30% 53 24 1,900 - - 1
11 14s 30% 63 26 2,000 - - 1
12 14s 35% 74 28 2,100 400 20 1
13 14s 35% 84 30 2,200 - - 3
14 14s 35% 94 31 2,300 - - 3
15 15s 40% 104 32 2,400 600 30 3
16 15s 40% 115 33 2,500 - - 5
17 15s 40% 125 34 2,600 - - 5
18 15s 45% 135 35 2,700 600 50 5
19 15s 45% 140 36 2,800 - - 7
20 15s 45% 145 37 2,900 - - 7
21 16s 50% 150 38 3,000 600 100 7
22 16s 50% 155 39 3,100 - - 8
23 16s 50% 160 40 3,200 - - 8
24 16s 55% 165 41 3,300 600 120 8
25 16s 55% 170 42 3,400 - - 9
26 16s 55% 175 43 3,500 - - 9
27 17s 60% 180 44 3,600 600 150 9
Area Damage Radius Radius
2.5 tiles

History

Patch Type Description
December 18, 2023 Event The Giant Gauntlet was added in the Cookie Rumble Event. [1]
February 27, 2024 Update Stopped the Giant Gauntlet ability making the King invincible when used after the Eternal Tome. [2]

Trivia

  • If the Barbarian King is defeated during the ability, he will remain gigantic in his knock-out animation until the ability is slated to expire, after which he returns to his normal size.
  • It is the first piece of Epic Hero Equipment to be offered in the shop after its initial release in a event: It is available for the trader for a limited time in the shop, where it is purchase able for 1500 gems.
  • The Giant Gauntlet appears to be the same glove as the one in the Barbarian King's League King skin, which can be purchased from the League Shop for 2000 League Medals.

References

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Grand Warden: Eternal TomeLife GemRage GemHealing TomeFireball
Royal Champion: Royal GemSeeking ShieldHog Rider PuppetHaste VialRocket Spear
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