October 17, 2009

Mafia Wars Attack Rackets; Strategy Guide

There are currently 3 attack-oriented rackets in Mafia Wars. Just like the job rackets and defense rackets, they are in a 3-tier structure, where mastering an earlier racket allows you access to the more advanced racket. There were a few other updates to rackets - there are no more "22 hour", "44 hour", or "66 hour" rackets - these numbers have been replaced by 1 day, 2 days, and 3 days respectively. With that said, I am under the impression that the hours until completion is still 22, 44, and 66 for the prospective rackets - I think the change was to just for aesthetics rather than an actual change in gameplay.

Oh, they also added an icon that lets you know you have rackets ready:


With that said, here are the attack rackets:

Hardware Store (master this racket to unlock Knife Shop):

Cost: 10 Influence
Time until completion: 1 day
Reward: Handy Man x3 (x4 if racket is mastered): +38 attack bonus
1 Experience point
10 Influence
+7% Racket Mastery




Knife Shop (master to unlock Gun Shop):


Cost: 26 Influence
Time until completion: 1 day
Reward: Throwing Knives x3 (x4 if racket is mastered): +65 attack bonus
1 Experience point
26 Influence
+4% Racket Mastery




Gun Shop (final racket in the category):


Cost: 75 Influence
Time until completion: 1 day
Reward: Hollow Points x3 (x4 if racket is mastered): +100 attack bonus
1 Experience point
75 Influence
+2% Racket Mastery


Conclusion

The attack rackets are pretty much an exact mirror of the defense rackets except that the attack rackets finish in half the time and cost less influence, making them significantly better in my opinion. Expect the final racket post covering cash rackets up soon.
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16 comments:

  1. What are Rackets... and where to find them?

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  2. see the overview section - they are supposed to replace properties any day now, and to find them you have to make a new account

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  3. what happens to old accounts that still have properties ?

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  4. You can keep your property if you want, but if you want to switch to rackets that "they will make it worth it", but no one really knows that means just yet.

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  5. I justmade a brand new account for a whipping boy and Properties are back. :O

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  6. what is the reward for vaulting the lotto collection?

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  7. that seems pretty great if you're gunning for 501 sturmoviks/canons etc ... am i misunderstanding something?

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  8. Because it's so incredibly hard to get, you think the bonus would be likewise good. You have to trade for the pieces and most people want to get a lot of those same sturmoviks you mention for them. Even then, you have to worried about getting scammed etc.

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  9. When are rackets up and running?

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  10. how do I get properties? I can't get achievements without properties. is this something that those creating the game decided to overlook?

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  11. how am i able to complete the achievements if i don't have properties? (slum lord and cashing out)

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  12. you cant.......... you need to be a maniac/fearless to complete those achievements.

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  13. How do you get this stuff in the first place? Where do you start from?

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  14. Im maniac but still cant c them :S

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  15. that true how can we compelete the achivement if we dont have the properties zygna have to do something about that. plz and tell me him contact email i send a message about that

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