The Grand Champion 2017 gear set is a regular gear set released in Mobile Strike
It is the mid strength gear set of 3 champion 2017 gear sets released, stronger than the Champion 2017 set but weaker than the Ultimate Grand Champion 2017 set. It is the first time that a gear set has been released with 3 variations each increasing in strength of the stats it gives.
The Grand Champion 2017 gear is primarily an Attack based gear set and it is advertised as having 32000% Troop Attack, 32000% Rally and Control Point Troop Health and 50000% Rally and Control Point Troop Defense (with a fully enhanced Full set (7) bonus)
This gear is Commander level 50 meaning you need a Commander at level 50 or higher to wear and use this gear.
Gear from all 3 of the gear sets in the Champion 2017 series (Ultimate Grand Champion 2017/Grand Champion 2107/Champion 2017) can be acquired directly from selected in-game pack purchases and also from 2017 Champions Mystery Crates which are found in selected in-game pack purchases and certain in-game challenges. The contents of the mystery crates are any of the following:
- Material to craft the Grand and Ultimate Grand Champion 2017 equipment
- Collectibles to exchange for Grand and Ultimate Grand Champion 2017 equipment
- Full crafted Grand ans Ultimate Grand Champion 2017 equipment
- Enhancement Cells (Gold cell, Crimson cell, Gunmetal cell) required to enhance the Champion 2017 gear series gear.
The New gear
Here is the new Grand Champion 2017 gear. Please note the stats are for all troop types (regular, advanced and mercenary)
Grand Champion Battle Visor (Helmet) – Upkeep reduction 50%, Troop Attack 1200%, Troop Health 800%, Rally Health 1400%, Control Point Health 1400%, Troop Defense 600%, Rally Defense 700%, Control Point Defense 700%
Grand Champion Battle Armor (Armor) – Troop Attack 900%, Troop Health 900%, Rally Health 1500%, Control Point Health 1500%, Troop Defense 700%, Rally Defense 500%, Control Point Defense 500%
Grand Champion Battle Walkers (Footwear) – Troop Attack 800%, Troop Health 600%, Rally Health 1300%, Control Point Health 1300%, Troop Defense 450%, Rally Defense 650%, Control Point Defense 650%
Grand Champion Infinity Rifle (Weapon) – Troop Attack 1600%, Troop Health 750%, Rally Health 1200%, Control Point Health 1200%, Troop Defense 550%, Rally Defense 900%, Control Point Defense 900%
Grand Champion Battle Slicer (Accessory) – Troop Attack 1300%, Troop Health 500%, Rally Health 1000%, Control Point Health 1000%, Troop Defense 400%, Rally Defense 600%, Control Point Defense 600%
In order to enhance the gear in the Champion 2017 series (Ultimate Grand Champion 2017/Grand Champion 2107/Champion 2017) in the Combat Lab, you will need one of 3 special items: Gold Cell, Crimson Cell or Gunmetal Cell. These items can be found in 2017 Champions Enhancing Mystery Crates which are found in selected in-game pack purchases and in certain in-game challenges.
The set bonus on the Grand Champion 2017 gear is (Please note the stats are for all troop types (regular, advanced and mercenary) :
Base bonus (5) – 200% March Return Speed bonus
Full bonus (7) – 3600% Troop Attack, 1800% Rally Defense, 1800% Control Point Defense, 3600% Rally Health, 3600% Control Point Health
This set bonus is the biggest seen on any gear set to date. It really emphasizes having the full 7 set in order to maximize the bonuses, as the 5 set bonus is not very rewarding at all.
How to Mod
(please note all Modding advice is correct at the time of writing this)
The Grand Champion 2017 gear set is primarily an Attack based gear set and as such you want to Mod it accordingly. It can be used to hit player bases and to fight at the Control Point.
If you are using this gear set to hit player bases then the ideal way to Mod it would be the Armor Piercing Mod set which provides good Attack but more importantly also provides the Armor Piercing stat which lowers your opponent’s Defense. If you want to Mod pure Troop Attack then the current best option is the Hurricane Mod set.
If you are using this gear set to fight at the Control Point then an ideal way to Mod it currently would be the Hurricane Mod set to maximize on Troop Attack, the Accuracy Mod set would also be a good option.
If you don’t have the Mod set research complete an ideal way to Mod all Troop Attack is:
- Fear Mod – 25% Troop Attack
- Scythe Mod – 25% Troop Attack
- Rocket Mod – 25% Troop Attack
- Fang Mod (special) – 25% Troop Attack
The Grand Champion 2017 gear could also be used Defensively if you dont have the Seigebreaker gear set. If it is used Defensively then the ideal way to Mod it is the Protector Defense Mod set, a secondary option would be the Winter Defense Mod set.
If you don’t have the required Mod set research complete then an example way to Mod for pure Troop Defense would be:
- Defense Mod -25% Troop Defense
- Tombstone Mod – 25% Troop Defense
- Eclipse Mod – 25% Troop Defense
- Sentinel Mod (special) – 25% Troop Defense
Thoughts on the Grand Champion 2017 Gear set
The Champion 2017 gear is the first gear to feature 3 variations of the set each giving different strength of stats. This makes it important to get the strongest of the 3 gear varieties in order to get maximum stat benefits but therefore decreases the significance of getting the lower two variations
The built in Rally and Control point Health and Defense stats make this gear ideal for using in Control Point battles, Wearing this gear when holding the Control Point will make it much harder for Attackers to Solo you out of the Control Point with Commander-less solo hits as an Attacking rally is incoming.
The Troop Attack on this gear set is the highest seen in any gear set and is only bettered by the strongest variation of this gear set. This means using the Champion 2017 gear series ahead of Core sets will yield stronger hits
The set bonus on this gear is very rewarding for having the full 7 set but not rewarding at all with combat stats for only having a 5 piece set.
If you have the original Champion 2017 gear and acquire only a couple of Grand Champion 2017 gear pieces, you could mix and match between the two sets. You would lose the set bonus by doing this but it may be beneficial, especially if you use this gear series Defensively if you dont have the Seigebreaker gear.