Tomorrow with 4.20 there will be some changes to the area of effect of dragon perches. This information is going to be communicated in our patch notes which will be coming out soon.
Besides the changes in 4.20 I wanted to bring back up an older topic to reference some gear changes that will be coming in future weeks.
Crafted rider gear in Atlas will be getting some substantial buffs at each rarity level. This includes both offensive and defensive rider gear. The buffs are still planned to be within the same tolerance mentioned in the below linked post. Crafting scroll requirements will also be reduced per the post. These changes will also make defensive rider gear a bit more simple to manage, by making all the buffs either buff all combat towers HP or Atk by the same amount as their offensive gear counterparts.
Max Possible Gear Buff With Full Set of Gear By Rarity:
+80% Dragon Attack +80% Dragon HP -> Legendary Gear
+40% Dragon Attack +40% Dragon HP -> Epic Gear
+20% Dragon Attack +20% Dragon HP -> Rare Gear
+10% Dragon Attack +10% Dragon HP -> Common Gear
+80% Tower Attack +80% Tower HP -> Legendary Gear
+40% Tower Attack +40% Tower HP -> Epic Gear
+20% Tower Attack +20% Tower HP -> Rare Gear
+10% Tower Attack +10% Tower HP -> Common Gear
For reference here are the current stats in game before this proposed buff:
+25% Dragon Attack +25% Dragon HP -> Legendary Gear
+14% Dragon Attack +14% Dragon HP -> Epic Gear
+8% Dragon Attack +8% Dragon HP -> Rare Gear
+5% Dragon Attack +5% Dragon HP -> Common Gear
The intent with a full set of maxed out legendary gear is to essentially be able to attack a tier higher than your dragon is in (if not facing equivalent defensive rider gear).
We realize that many more people have offensive rider gear than defensive gear. This will in the short term weight attacking more favorably. We will be releasing more defensive riders in the future and hope with the simplification and buffs to defensive gear that players will adopt them to a larger degree.
Please also take note that rider gear acquired in this season and previous seasons will not be buffed along with Atlas gear. Future rider gear in season will have its power selected individually and will increase versus previous gear, but the existing seasons gear will not retroactively be buffed.
This week our new more powerful “Veteran” rider in seasons will be released with his gear giving a max buff of 25% HP and 25% Atk bonuses to the dragon he is equipped. His rider skills will give an additional 10% to each… bringing the total buff to 35% Atk and HP. This is a notable increase in buffs versus previous rider gear available in seasons.