Ultimate Talent Tree Guide For All Commanders v3.1

Building the right talent paths for your Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms is absolutely one of the hardest things to do.

This is because If you do it right, you can progress a lot faster throughout the game and maximize the potentials of your Commanders/armies.

I also believe that almost everyone playing Rise of Kingdoms always looks for a decent commander talent guide to follow at the very beginning of the game.

Thus, I do the best I could to test and show you guys the possible best talent builds in the game right now. I will also do my best to update this list after every balance changes so make sure you guys bookmark this page to check it out whenever we have a new update!

talent guide rise of kingdoms

Basic Information About Talents in Rise of Kingdoms

  • Commander’s max level is 60.
  • Max talent points a commander can have = 74.
  • Talents are taking effect for the Primary Commander only, not for the Secondary Commander.
  • Secondary Commander can only contribute the skills, not talents, during the battles.
  • If your skill levels are bad, your talents are pretty useless.

Specific Rise of Kingdoms Commander Talent Tree Builds

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  • Aethelflaed
  • Baibars
  • Belisarius
  • Boudica
  • Cao Cao
  • Charles Martel
  • Cleopatra
  • Edward of Woodstock
  • Eulji Mundeok
  • Genghis Khan
  • Hermann
  • Joan of Arc
  • Julius Caesar
  • Frederick I
  • Lohar
  • Kusunoki Masashige
  • Minamoto no Yoshitsune
  • Osman I
  • Pelagius
  • Richard I
  • Scipio Africanus
  • Sun Tzu
  • Saladin
  • Yi Seong-Gye

Aethelflaed Talent Trees

aethelflaed barbarian talent tree
Aethelflaed’s Build for Barbarians/Barbarian Forts Farming – Shared by DustStorm

Aethelflaed's Build for Barbarians/Barbarian Forts Farming - Shared by DustStorm
Aethelflaed Support Skill Tree – Joan as secondary and mixed troops to support your other armies. Hannibal and Belisarius can be good secondaries for her as well. Shared by DustStorm

Baibars Talent Trees

baibars talent tree
PvP Build 1

baibars talent tree
PvP Build 2

baibars cavalry build
Full Cavalry Build

Belisarius Talent Trees

belisarius talent build
Hit and Run Build 1

Hit and Run Build 2
Hit and Run Build 2

belisarius talent build pve
Belisarius PvE Build

Belisarius Speed Build
Belisarius Speed Build

Boudica Talent Trees

boudica talent tree
Boudica PvE Build (Fort)

Cao Cao

cao cao talent tree
King of Mobility Build

cao cao field fights
Cao Cao Field Fights – By Last Swagger

cao cao fastest talent build
Cao Cao Fastest Marching Build – Shared by DustStorm

Charles Martel Talent Trees

charles martin mixed troops talent
Mixed Troops Talent Build for Charles Martel

Garrison Build without Richard in pair
Garrison Build without Richard in pair – By Last Swagger

Garrison Build without Richard in pair
Garrison Build with Richard in pair – By Last Swagger

Cleopatra Talent

leopatra gathering talent build rok

Edward of Woodstock

Full Archer Skill Tree for Edward of Woodstock
Full Archer Skill Tree for Edward of Woodstock

Nuker GG Mode for Edward of Woodstock
Nuker GG Mode for Edward of Woodstock

Tomyris Combo Skill Tree for Edward
Nuker GG Mode for Edward of Woodstock

Eulji Mundeok

eulji talent tree
Garrison Talent Tree

eulji field flag fight talent tree
Field/Flag Fights – By Last Swagger


Genghis Khan

Ghenghis Khan Talent Tree
Ghenghis Khan Talent Tree for Field Fights – By Last Swagger

genghis khan talent tree
Ghenghis Khan Talent Tree by Shinchi42 – Follow the Red Path first If you want more speed. Otherwise, follow the yellow path first.


hermann talents
Hermann Talent Tree for Field Fights – By Last Swagger

Joan of Arc

joan of arc support build
Joan of Arc Support Build

Joan of Arc Gathering Build
Joan of Arc Gathering Build

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar City Rally Talent
Julius Caesar City Rally Talent – By Last Swagger

Julius Caesar Flag/Fort Rally Build
Julius Caesar Flag/Fort Rally Build – By Last Swagger

Julius Caesar Field Fight Build
Julius Caesar Field Fight Build – By Last Swagger

Frederick I

frederick 1 skilled leadership
Skilled Leadership Build for Frederick I

If you are using Frederick and going into PvP fightings in the field a lot, this is probably the best build for you!

frederick I ultimate build
Frederick I Ultimate Hybrid Build

We reduce the leadership talents and distribute the points into Skills talents. What this does is going to be maximizing the nuking capability of Frederick. I suggest this hybrid build should be used when you are attacking governor cities and not so much in the PvP fights in the field. But since this is a hybrid build, it is acceptable to use for attacking into the field.

This is a good build for you guys if you want to build have Uncle Fred a little bit of a flexibility.

Frederick I alternate ultimate build
Frederick I Alternate Hybrid Build

This is going to be really good when you’re trying to attack governor cities, flags, and fortresses.


Lohar is definitely the king of Barbarians.

You should rely on this guys when attacking Barbarians and other neutral units.

Do note that there is a talent in the Peacekeeping path which gives you a chest for every time you defeat a Barbarian.

Kusunoki Masashige

Kusunoki Masashige
Kusunoki Masashige Field Fights – By Last Swagger

Minamoto no Yoshitsune

Minamoto no Yoshitsune talent
Minamoto no Yoshitsune Talent Tree for Field / Rally Attacks – By Last Swagger

Osman I

City Rally / Solo Attacks Build for Osman I
City Rally / Solo Attacks Build for Osman I – By Last Swagger

Flag/Fort Rally Attack Talent Build for Osman I
Flag/Fort Rally Attack Talent Build for Osman I – By Last Swagger


pelagius pvp talent tree Rise of Kingdoms
Use This If Your Wars Guild Tech is under Level 6

pelagius pvp talent tree Rise of Kingdoms
Use this If your War Tech is above level 6

Pelagius Build rise of kingdoms
Garrison Build

Richard I

Richard I Field/Flag/Fort Talent
Richard I Field/Flag/Fort Talent Tree – By Last Swagger

Scipio Africanus

Scipio Africanus Rally Attack Build
Scipio Africanus Build for Rally Attacks – By Last Swagger

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu Field/Flag Fights Talent Tree
Sun Tzu Build for Field/Flag Fights Talent – By Last Swagger


saladin talent tree
Saladin Field Fight Talent Tree by Last Swagger

Yi Seong-Gye

yi seong-gye talent tree

Generic Talent Builds in Rise of Kingdoms


  • Leadership + Conquering Combo
  • Leadership + Attacker
  • Hybrid Conquering
  • Skilled Leadership
  • Skilled Cavalry
  • Full Cavalry
  • Attacker Infantry
  • Full Infantry
  • Defense Infantry
  • Skill Archer
  • Skill Cavalry
  • Skill Infantry
  • Skill Integration (Boudica)
  • Peacekeeping Skill (Boudica)
  • Support Integration
  • Gathering
  • Skilled Garrison
  • Eulji Garrison Hybrid
  • Garrison Defense

leadership conquering combo

Leadership + Conquering Combo

This is a pretty good combo If you want to raid other cities and be dominant in wars.

leadership attack combo

Leadership + Attacker

This is a great build If you are going to do most of the battles in the battle field or doing rallies for Alliance structures, Barbarian Forts or neutral units.

It is not recommend to do rallies on other cities using this build.

conquering hybrid guide

Hybrid + Conquering

Use this build If you are the one who runs rallies on governor cities. Make sure you are well prepared and your Castle has a decently high amount of rally capacity.

skilled leadership

Skilled Leadership

Only use this build If you want to use your Frederic I as a nuker.

cavalry skill

Skilled Cavalry

This build focuses on Minamoto no Yoshitsune.

There are actually some different options for this build but it’s best to fill up all of the moving speed nodes.

This build is excellent for full cavalry queue.

Do remember that you need to have a good moving speed while doing full cavalry because you want to move in and out with ease to isolate the enemies.

full cavalry

Full Cavalry

This one is more for Cao Cao.

Once again, we focus on the moving speed here because it is the best goal for you while using full cavalry armies.

You use Cao Cao as the primary commander here. Not just because of his strengths but he is also freaking awesome!

Attacker Infantry

This build is great for F2P players who have mix type of troops.

full infantry

Full Infantry

This build is typically for P2W armies. It’s a great counter against cavalry armies, which are used by most players at the beginning.

Focus on building up Eulji while using this build.

Defense Infantry

This build is great for Legendary commanders like Richard or Martel.

It’s great against full cavalry. Great for full Infantry armies or mixed armies.

Skill Archer

This build focus more on the nuking part of the talent tree. Great for using with Nuker Commanders.

Using this build, you can play with full Archer armies. You can also easily adjust it according to your style/commanders.

Skill Cavalry

It is not recommend to build full cavalry here because it focuses more on skills rather than moving speed for your commanders.

This build is very good for Pelagius because his skills do not add any moving speed bonus for the army.

Skill Infantry

This is probably the only decent build for Sun Tzu.

He is probably one of the few best Epic nukers. This is why you shouldn’t spend all of your talent points on Infantry for him.

Skill Integration (Boudica)

Boudica is one of the best Epic commanders in Rise of Kingdoms due to her diversity.

If you focus on the Skill path, you will enhance her first skill that gives attack, reduces damage and reduces rage.

If we focus on her skill, we can rapidly recover her Rage. Utilizing the Integration path allows her to bring more troops to the battles.

Level up the Latent Power in the Skill path to increase the damage of your Secondary commander if his/her has high first skill damage.

Peacekeeping Skill (Boudica)

Another great build for Boudica!

If you don’t have either Minamoto or Cao Cao, Boudica is for sure your best option for Barbarians/Forts farming.

Support Integration

Great for Joan of Arc and Cleopatra. Better to use it for Joan.

In the battlefield, Joan is better as a primary commander. Having a great Support path helps her recover the Rage quickly. The Integration path also helps you a lot while battling.


Early on in the game, it’s best to focus on Gathering with Sarka, Constance, Gaius and Centurion.

Make sure the Commanders above get their Gathering talents as soon as possible because you need to reply on them to grow your power faster. Having great Gatherers reduces the time for farming a lot, thus it gives you more resources, helping you upgrade buildings and research technologies in the Academy a lot faster.

If you use Cleopatra, it’s best to focus on Stone gathering.

Tip: Take a look at their skills first and then focus on the resources they have faster gathering speeds while upgrading talents.

Skilled Garrison

This skill is only viable on defending your city base. But If you want to defend the city the most, Garrison Defense should be the best bet for you.

This build is good for most Free-to-play Rise of Kingdoms players.

Use AoE commanders as they can attack multiple attackers at once (flock attack).

Eulji Garrison Hybrid

Great build for Eulji, which is probably the best Epic commander in Rise of Kingdoms.

Using him as the primary commander gives you tons of benefits.

Garrison Defense

If you have Richard and you want to be the best defender in the game? Use this build then!

The only thing you want to make sure is that you have good skill levels otherwise your commanders will be practically useless.

For more details, please check out this guide:

Official Commander Talent Tree Guide 2.0 | Rise of Kingdoms | Beginner's Guide


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