Zynga Mafia Wars – How to win a fight, best weapons, armor and vehicles

August 31st, 2009
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

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  
Canonazo 42 22 69 ENERGY  
TNT 42 20 47 ENERGY El Padrino
Aguila HV .50 Sniper Rifle 40 16 55 ENERGY  
ASC45 "Conquistador" 36 18 40 ENERGY  
Dragunov 36 14 BONUS  
Para 322 34 14 45 ENERGY  
Cannon 33 7 BONUS  
BA-12 Assault Rifle 32 10 44 ENERGY  
M16A1 30 12 37 ENERGY  
RA-92 29 11 33 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  
an IZH-35m 25 15 BONUS  
5 Muskets 25 5 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!

Che’s Beret 46 34 BONUS  
Guerrilla Commando 38 35 BONUS  
Guerrilla Squad 34 30 40 ENERGY El Padrino
Rebel Sniper 24 20 $38,000  
Davy Crockett Hat 21 9 BONUS  
Street Gang Member 20 14 46 ENERGY  
Wise Guy 20 14 $30,000  

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.

Cocodrilo APC 42 56 BONUS  
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  
Mini-Sub 30 25 46 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 :)

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  • Cookie Puss says:

    This article is only applicable for attacking, NOT defending your mafia (as implied)

    The weapons described are used for ATTACK. Other weapons (with high defense) are used for defending your mafia. Loot Gaff Hooks & Private Jets for defensive purposes.

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