The Frostwing is just one of many Monsters that you can encounter in Lords Mobile. It is somewhat easy to defeat, but because you are stupid, you’ll probably not succeed. Failing is completely normal. Except for me. I never fail at anything. That’s because I’m perfect, and you are not.
However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. In my infinite wisdom, I have decided to dispense some of my precious strategy tips, so you can defeat a Frostwing and become just slightly better at the game (not as good as me, of course).
- Basic Information on Frostwing
- Hero Lineups and Advice
- Frostwing Rewards
- Frostwing Gear
- Frostwing Paid Packs
- Frostwing Familiar
- Final Thoughts
Basic Information on Frostwing
First things first, we need to educate you on what a Frostwing is. A Frostwing is a Lords Mobile Monster with a particularly nasty combination of stats that makes it challenging to kill if you’re starting out and are as clueless as a dead frog. Yes, a dead frog.
Each Frostwing (regardless of its level) will have a pretty high Physical Defense and Magical Defense rating (PDEF and MDEF, respectively). Since there are no inherent weaknesses, we need to find another way to bypass its strength and get to the beast.
Luckily, a Frostwing has a straightforward attack pattern. It will focus on the hero with the highest Max HP. A beefed-up tank is usually the natural target. However, a Frostwing has an AoE (Area-of-Effect) frost attack that will damage all heroes next to the target, albeit less severely. Heroes that are naturally squishy should be in the backline so as to not get hit so much.
Since Frostwings have high PDEF and MDEF, we’ll be using a different strategy. That is AGI. Fast heroes with evasive abilities will be able to dish out more damage during the short time window you have of attacking the monster.
Hero Lineups and Advice
I’ve devised a few hero compositions that work well against a Frostwing.
F2P (Free-to-Play) Lineup
The free to play lineup can be changed depending on your highest-level heroes, but this is the gist:
Level 1 – 4 Frostwing F2P Hero Lineup: Black Crow, Demon Slayer, Scarlet Bolt, Tracker, Trickster
This lineup should work well against Frostwings level 1 – 4. If you want to make some changes, consider swapping out one of the heroes for a Death Archer. Don’t swap out the tank, though. That will make the fight too easy. Easy for the Frostwing, that is.
For a level 5 Frostwing, a Death Archer becomes mandatory, so the final lineup should be something like this:
Level 5 Frostwing F2P Hero Lineup: Black Crow, Tracker, Scarlet Bolt, Death Archer, Trickster
If you don’t have these heroes at a high-enough level, the general plan is to take a tank, a mass healer, and some damage dealers that can evade attacks by attacking from behind. The healer should be able to keep the tank (and the rest of the crew) up and running for the allotted 40 seconds.
P2P (Pay-to-Play) Lineup
If you’re paying (there’s no shame in that; OK, maybe a little shame), then you’ll have a bit more options at your disposal.
I’ve found that this hero lineup works nicely for defeating Frostwings.
Frostwing P2P Hero Lineup: Black Crow, Demon Slayer, Femme Fatale, Scarlet Bolt, Death Archer
Thankfully, since you only need one paid hero to trounce Frostwings, this can be considered a budget-friendly option, especially since there are a lot of P2P heroes.
If (or rather, when) you kill a Frostwing, you can get some decent loot, albeit other monsters might offer more loot for the effort needed.
Here’s a neat list (for those who have a thing for lists) of loot from a Frostwing:
- Hero Chest (Common to Legendary, based on monster level)
- Speed-Ups (from 60m at level 1 to 24h at level 5)
- Shield (up to 3d at level 5)
- Gems (200 per level)
- Gold (between 15K and 600K)
- Frostwing Heart
- Frostwing Horn
- Frostwing Scale
- Frostwing Claw
Frostwing body parts are obviously used to craft gear, which I’ll detail below.
Frostwings are a mixed bag when it comes to gear. Although they have decent loot, most other monsters provide better stats and have obvious combat weaknesses, making them easier to beat. Since I want to be thorough as always, I’ll go over a list of all gear you can get. The truth is that there is only one gear-set that is really worth mentioning…
- Frostwing Armor: This is a decent armor that requires two Horns and a Heart (as well as two Ember Blazes for Mythic) to craft. It grants a solid Infantry ATK+, Range ATK+, and Siege ATK+ boost (11.2%, 11.2%, and 17.5% at Mythic, respectively). However, Infantry players have better options for boosting their troops, which means this armor falls squarely in the below mediocre pile.
- Frostwing Helm: A helmet that gives a solid boost to Army Max HP (16.10% at Mythic) and decent boosts to Range and Siege Engine ATK, it needs a Heart, a Claw, and a Scale. If there’s nothing better you can get, by all means, craft this one, but don’t expect greatness.
- Frostwing Boots: Another in the vein of meh, the notable stat is Wall DEF (+20.3%). You need a Horn and two Scales to get it.
- Frostwing Greatsword: Awesome! This is the ONLY gear that you should focus on honestly, with +28% Infantry and Cavalry ATK at Mythic, with a smaller Range boost of 17.5%. You’ll need to pay dearly for this one, though, with four Hearts and two Claws. Read more about this gear in my war gear article.
- Frostwing Shield: This is garbage offhands, with 17.5% Army DEF boosts and a decent Wall DEF and Army HP boosts to boot (12.6% and 11.9%). It’s pretty cheap, too, costing a Scale and two Horns. Yup!
- Frostwing Breath: This is by far the second best gear from this monster. This accessory gives an insane 70% Gold Production boost, as well as minor (11.2%) Infantry and Cavalry ATK boosts. Early in the game, most of your transactions will be based around gold, making this a vital piece of gear. Later, you can swap it out for items that provide combative boosts instead. With three of these, you can have an admirable Gold boost that will help you push through the game easily. Breaths require two Hearts and two Claws to craft (as well as Ember Blaze to get it upgraded to Mythic). Honestly, if you’re beyond an early beginner, DO NOT GET THIS.
Overall, Frostwing gear is devoted to increasing Infantry ATK. Still, only one item is actually worthwhile (mainly the Greatsword). At the same time, the Breath’s Infantry boost is secondary to the enormous Gold boost you can achieve and the primary reason to farm these monsters in the first place. I even have a guide for Gold production gear here, which uses Breaths as a centerpiece.
Frostwing Paid Packs
If you want to max out your credit card, you can always purchase a Frostwing Chest to jumpstart your loot collection and get whatever part of the Frostwing loot you need. Monster chests can also be encountered via events, but don’t count on those to bring you the exact items needed.
The best option of course will be the $20 Material Madness Paid Packs if you want to get the Frostwing maxed…
I should probably note that you can get a Frostwing Familiar, but it doesn’t provide a lot of notable bonuses to be more useful than other types, compared to it’s bloody high price tag…. If you want a more attainable familiar, consult my list of the 12 best familiars.
If you’ve followed me to the end, you get full marks (get it, Mark-s?).
Frostwings, like all monsters, can be a bit challenging to beat, especially if you’re a newer player, but experience (and a credit card) will prevail eventually. While they don’t give the best loot, some of the gear is pretty noteworthy, so they can be worth the time and effort.
That’s it from me on this edition of Monster Cheatsheets. Follow my master post for more advice on other monsters and become a Lord of Mobile.