Sunday, February 21, 2010

How to Win in"Mafia Wars"

Mafia Wars is a fun game that is played online through your Facebook account. Best of all, it's free. Here's how to play so that you get really good, level up quickly, and carve a place for yourself in the world of "virtual Organized Crime".
Tips To Win Fights
01.Enhance your Mafia Family
A bigger mafia always win more fights! Regardless of level, you can use 501 Mafia Members (i.e. you + 500) in any fight. The nearer you are to that number, the better off you are going to be!

02. Levelling Up!

It is not necessary to leveling up to put more points in defense or get more mafia members. Getting out of the low levels early is important for property health - players at higher levels do not rob as often, if at all. Why? Because it is not worth the stamina. Fighting yields more experience and has a chance to drop the best weapons (AR-15s), vehicles (Humvees), and job items (like blackmail photos) that the high level players need.
03. Make sure your mafia is equipped.

Mafia members are only as strong as the weapons and armor you give them. Be sure every mafia member has a decent weapon, armor, and vehicle to use.

What is the best weapon in Mafia Wars?

In Mafia Wars, not including reward points weapons, the TNT is the best weapon for attacking, and the Gaff Hook is the best weapon for defending. TNT is dropped from the "Raid the Arms Depot" job and the Gaff Hook is dropped from the "Pillage a Shipyard" job. If you are going by combined stats, TNT has the highest at 62.

Canonazo Track Loader - drops from the "Loot The National Museum" at El Cacique
(lvls 151+)
42 Attack 22 Defense

TNT (+62) Cuban Weapon found in the job 'Raid The Arms Depot'

TNT - 42 Attack, 20 defense - drops from the "Raid the Arms Depot" job in the El Padrino tier.

Armored State Car (+68) Cuban Vehicle found in the job 'Storm The Presidential Palacet'

Hu-9 Helicopter - 36 attack, 27 defense - drops from the "Attack the Army Command Post" job in the El Padrino tier.

Track Loader - drops from the
37 Attack 32 Defense
"Take Over The Havana Reconstruction" at El Cacique
(lvls 151+)

Guerrilla Squad (+64) Cuban Armor found in the job 'Supply The FRG With Some Extra Muscle'
Guerrilla Squad - 30 attack, 34 defense - drops from the "Supply the FRG with Some Extra Muscle" job in the El Padrino tier.
04.Keep points on Attack
Even a full mafia with the best equipment will struggle if there are no points in the attack category. Even if you are following the leveling guide, at some point, you will need to put your stat points in "Attack" if you wish to be successful in attacking a lot of players. The formula for attacking other player seems to use attack as a multiplicative function - that is Mafia Size and equipment alone aren't enough to win fights, you need a solid combination of both of these factors.
05. Never waste godfather points on reward items
Reward items flat out are not good (maybe the developers will improve them in the future). The weapons, armor, and vehicles rarely have much more attack or defense rating then what is already available through jobs. Sometimes it is even worse! Rather than get the reward items, spend your points on the +4 stat upgrade, and put points in attack. This will do much more for your fighting ability then buying these items.

06. Avoid to put people on the hitlist.
Never put someone on the hitlist. Not only the person you put a hit out on rob you repeatedly, but also his will friends attack you. When someone posts a hit, their name is shown on the hitlist as well. Some bored higher level players get entertainment out of robbing and attacking people who put out hits rather than attacking for the reward money!


  • Don't fight the same person too often. You might incite "cyber rage" if you do, or find yourself on the Hitlist often.
  • Don't waste too many skill points increasing your Health. As you reach higher levels, you can always pay the Hospital to restore your health fully, and it is easier to make money than raise stats anyway.
  • You can buy Godfather points with PayPal, but beware they can be expensive. It may be better for your budget to simply limit your game play (i.e. 30 minutes per day)
  • Don't become too addicted to this game. It's free to play if you are reasonable (or really good), but if you develop an addiction and find yourself buying Godfather points constantly, it can get very expensive.


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