Ultimate Talent Tree Guide For All Commanders (Updated)

Click on the commander icons or scroll down to see their Rise of Kingdoms talent trees.

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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!

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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 Talent Tree Builds

Æthelflæd all-in-one talent build
Æthelflæd All-in-One talent build by MardukUchiha
aetheflaed barbarian hunting talent tree
Aetheflaed Barbarian Hunting Talent Tree
Aethefled Field Battle Tree
Aethefled Field Battle Tree – Joan can be used as secondary and mixed troops to support your other armies. Hannibal and Belisarius can be good secondaries for her as well.

Alexander Talent Tree Builds

Alexander the Great Openfield Talent Tree
Alexander the Great Openfield Talent Tree – Click here for roktalents.com version

Artemisia Talent Tree Builds

Rise of Kingdoms artemisia garrison talent tree
Artemisia Garrison Talent Tree – Click here for roktalents.com version
artemisia open field talent tree
Artemisia Openfield Talent Tree – Click here for roktalents.com version

Attila Talent Tree Builds

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Attila’s Rally Attack Tree
Attila - Rally Attack Tree 2
Best used If the opponents often swarm the rally either on Ark or KvK

Baibars Talent Tree Builds

baibars conquering talent tree build
Baibars Conquering Talent Tree Build
baibars skill talent tree build
Baibars Skill Talent Tree Build

Belisarius Talent Tree Builds

belisarius talent build
Hit and Run Build 1
Hit and Run Build 2
Hit and Run Build 2
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Belisarius PvE Build
Belisarius Speed Build
Belisarius Speed Build

Boudica Talent Tree Builds

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Boudica PvE Build (Fort)

Cao Cao Talent Tree Builds

cao cao king of speed talent tree
Cao Cao King of Speed Talent Tree Build
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Cao Cao Open-Field Build

Centurion Talent Tree Builds

Centurion - Gathering Build by Marduk Uchiha

Chandragupta Maurya Builds

Chandragupta Rally Talent Build
Chandragupta Rally Talent Build
Chandragupta Openfield Build
Chandragupta Openfield Build

Charlemagne Talent Tree Builds

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Charlemagne Rally Mixed Troops
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Charlemagne Rally Build Conquering Talents
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Charlemagne Rally Build Skill

Charles Martel Talent Tree Builds

charles martel garrison build
Charles Martel Garrison Build
charles martel openfield build
Charles Martel Openfield Build

Cleopatra Talent Tree Builds

cleopatra gathering talent tree
Cleopatra Gathering Talent Tree
cleopatra gathering high level build
Cleopatra Gathering High Level Build

Constantine Talent Tree Builds

Constantine I Open Field Build
Constantine I Open Field Build
Constantine I Garrison Build
Constantine I Garrison Build

El Cid Talent Tree Builds

el cid openfield talent build
El Cid Openfield Talent Build
El Cid Openfield Talent Build Alternative
El Cid Openfield Talent Build Alternative

Edward of Woodstock Talent Tree Builds

edward of woodstock open field talent tree
Edward of Woodstock Openfield Talent Build
edward of woodstock rally talent tree
Edward of Woodstock Rally Talent Build

Eulji Mundeok Talent Tree Builds

Build fot Mixed Troops | Shared by Marduk Uchiha
Build fot Mixed Troops | Shared by Marduk Uchiha
eulji field flag fight talent tree
Field/Flag Fights – By Last Swagger
eulji mundeok garrison talent tree
Eulji Mundeok Garrison Talent Tree by Marduk Uchiha

Frederick I Talent Tree Builds

Frederick I Rally Build Mixed Troops
Frederick I Rally Build Mixed Troops
Frederick I Rally Build Conquering
Frederick I Rally Build Conquering
Frederick I Rally Build Skill
Frederick I Rally Build Skill

Genghis Khan Talent Tree Builds

Ghenghis Khan Talent Tree
Ghenghis Khan Talent Tree for Field Fights – By Last Swagger
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Ghenghis Khan Talent Tree by Shinchi42 – Follow the Red Path first If you want more speed. Otherwise, follow the yellow path first.

Guan Yu Talent Tree Builds

Guan Yu Rally Build
Guan Yu Rally Build
Open Field Build
Open Field Build for Guan Yu

Hannibal Barca Talent Tree Builds

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Hannibal Barca Open-field Talent Tree Build
hannibal barca rally build
Hannibal Barca Rally Build

Hermann Talent Tree Builds

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Hermann Talent Tree for Field Fights – By Last Swagger
Hermann Archer Build by Marduk Uchiha
Hermann Archer Build by Marduk Uchiha
Hermann Garrison Tree by Marduk Uchiha
Hermann Garrison Tree by Marduk Uchiha
Hermann Skill Tree by Marduk Uchiha
Hermann Skill Tree by Marduk Uchiha

Joan of Arc Talent Tree Builds

joan of arc support build
Joan of Arc Support Build (Field Battles)
Joan of Arc Gathering Build
Joan of Arc Gathering Build

Julius Caesar Talent Tree Builds

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

Kusunoki Masashige Talent Tree Builds

Kusunoki Masashige Field Battle Build
Kusunoki Masashige Field Battle Build

Leonidas Talent Tree Builds

Leonidas Field Battle
Leonidas Field Battle

Lohar Talent Tree Builds

lohar talent tree

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.

Matilda of Flanders Builds

Talent Tree for Maxed Matilda of Flanders
Talent Tree for Maxed Matilda of Flanders

Mehmed II Talent Tree Builds

mehmed ii openfield talent tree build
Mehmed II Open-field Talent Tree Build
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Mehmed II Rally Build (Conquering)

Minamoto no Yoshitsune Talent Tree Builds

openfield minamoto talent tree
Best Overall Open-field Talent Tree for Minamoto
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Peacekeeping Minamoto
Minamoto no Yoshitsune talent
Minamoto no Yoshitsune Talent Tree for Field / Rally Attacks – By Last Swagger

Mulan Builds

Mulan Peacekeeping Talent Tree Build
Mulan Peacekeeping Talent Tree Build

Osman I Talent Tree Builds

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 Talent Tree Builds

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Use This If Your Wars Guild Tech is under Level 6
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Use this If your War Tech is above level 6
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Garrison Build

Ramesses Talent Tree Builds

Ramesses II Talent Tree
Ramesses II Best Talent Tree

Richard I Talent Tree Builds

richard flag defense talent build
Field Battle / Flag Defense / Mixed Troops Talent Build for Richard I
Richard I Garrison Talent | Shared by by Marduk Uchiha
Richard I Garrison Talent | Shared by by Marduk Uchiha
Richard I Infantry Focus
Richard I Infantry Focus

Saladin Talent Tree Builds

Saladin Conquering Talent Tree
Saladin Conquering Talent Tree
saladin open field talent tree
Saladin Open-field Talent Tree

Scipio Africanus Talent Tree Builds

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

Sun Tzu Talent Tree Builds

Optimized Garrison Talent Tree for Sun Tzu
Optimized Garrison Talent Tree for Sun Tzu
sun tzu nuking talent tree
Damage Nuking Talent Tree for Sun Tzu
sun tzu infantry talent tree
Infantry Talent Tree for Sun Tzu

Takeda Talent Tree Builds

takeda field battle talent build
Takeda Field Battle Talent Build

Theodora Talent Tree

theodora garrison build
Theodora Garrison Build
theodora garrison build 2
Theodora Garrison Build 2

Tomyris Talent Tree Builds

Tomyris PvP Talent Build
Tomyris PvP Talent Build by Abused Panda

Please note that using Tomyris as primary commander is not recommended. However this is the build for someone who gets her to level 60 and do not have any better alternative.

William I Talent Builds

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William I Open-field Build

Wu Zetian Talent Tree Builds

Counter Attila
Garrison Defense & Counter Attila
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Wu Zetian Garrison Talent Tree
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Wu Zetian Talent Tree for Openfield Fights

Yi Seong-Gye Talent Tree Builds

Yi Seong-Gye Open-Field Build
Yi Seong-Gye Open-Field Build
Yi Seong-Gye Rally Build
Yi Seong-Gye Rally Build

Yi Sun-sin Talents

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Yi Sun-Sin Garrison Build
yi sun sin alternative garrison build
Yi Sun-Sin Garrison Build Alternative

Generic Talent Builds in Rise of Kingdoms

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

Gathering

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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