If you haven’t already read these old tutorials (FaceBook Mafia Wars (by Zynga) secrets ! :) – What’s new in Zynga’s Mafia Wars) on tips, tricks and other information around Mafia Wars, it never hurts! But this isn’t about high-level details, this is about nitty gritty cost effective decisions of how to keep your mafia outfitted and destroying the competition time and time again. Yes, this has come out of my constant need to run statistical information of what is the best, and the most appropriate investment of my mafia wars resources (whether it be energy or otherwise)
This data was collected by fighting someone else and seeing what weapons at that point I was using, then charting them down to ATTACK, DEFENSE and relative COST to obtain said item.
Here is a breakdown of that data – distributed into their appropriate groups (Weapons, Armor, Vehicles)
|Avispa Machine Gun||54||24||BONUS|
|TNT||42||20||47 ENERGY||El Padrino|
|Aguila HV .50 Sniper Rifle||40||16||55 ENERGY|
|ASC45 "Conquistador"||36||18||40 ENERGY|
|Para 322||34||14||45 ENERGY|
|BA-12 Assault Rifle||32||10||44 ENERGY|
|11 Easter Egg Bombs||28||13||BONUS|
|15 AA-12 Auto Shotguns||27||15|
|5 Boomslang ACRs||27||16|
|14 Midas’ Butterfly Knives||26||20||BONUS|
|5 Gold .50 Cal Pistols||25||15||BONUS|
|65 Napalms||25||9||35 ENERGY|
What you may notice here, is that I call out TNT as the best item to aim for. (And yes I intentionally avoid putting the other locations of areas I don’t care about :)) As far as the cost benefit analysis and the ROI of the weapons go, TNT is far cheaper and provides JUST as much bang for the buck as the Canonazo without the extra 22 energy cost – I’d pursue Canonazo’s later on if I was hard locked in with TNT but otherwise, there really isn’t a whole lot of value of pursuing anything less than that considering the 42/20 value of TNT – So get yourself some TNT!
|Guerrilla Squad||34||30||40 ENERGY||El Padrino|
|Davy Crockett Hat||21||9||BONUS|
|Street Gang Member||20||14||46 ENERGY|
Wow! Look at our armor options! The best energy item for your bang is the Guerilla Squad only costing a mere 40 Energy! (With a close second for the Rebel Sniper – I do continue to use my cuban dollars to buy as many of those as I can, as 24/20 sure beats anything below it) But the 34/30 value of the Guerilla Squad is the best you’re going to get at this point in time. It’s what wins the battle and what protects your Mafia – So pursue that, and ignore any other Armor option at this time.
|El Rey Roadster||40||34||BONUS|
|Track Loaders||37||32||72 ENERGY|
|Hu-9 Helicopter||36||27||51 ENERGY||El Padrino|
|Si-14 Cargo Plane||31||31||49 ENERGY|
|Armored State Car||30||38||62 ENERGY|
|Montaine 320||27||23||35 ENERGY|
|Multi-Purpose Truck||26||22||44 ENERGY|
|Chucho FAV||25||20||45 ENERGY|
|Cigarette Boat||25||27||53 ENERGY|
We can see best from the Air, and that’s well proven with the power of the Hu-9 Helicopter! Yes I choose that bad boy, he’s essentially the same value of the Track Loader, with a 21 Energy savings to get that protection and attack strength ever so required. While there certainly are a number of other options, look at the under/over on the energy cost differences – It is clearly negligible and well worth it to pursue the Hu-9 Helicopter of any other options that may be available.
So, as it stands these are by far the most cost effective and beneficial items you can get to protect your mafia. This may clearly change when Moscow comes about, but until that point we’re in the clear about what it takes to defend, protect and grow our mafia’s! So take this information and if you disagree, let me know I’d love to be schooled on where I’m incorrect :)