Commanders Tier List – The Best Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms (Updated)

Finally, after a long time waiting, this is the Ultimate Commander Tier List for Rise of Kingdoms! Brought to you by Shinchi42.

Being divided into different categories with a detailed explanation, you will get a lot of interesting information and easily know which commanders you should focus on during the current game meta.

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Tier List v1.3 (Updated on September 27th 2019)

Note that:

  • The intention of this ULTIMATE TIER LIST is to help you decide which commanders you want to INVEST in.
  • It reflects my OPINION of each commander’s efficacy in multiple scenarios.
  • The overall rating is far less important than the rating for each specific scenario.
  • When selecting commanders you should choose based on what scenarios you want to excel in.
  • Although it would be interesting to make separate lists for when the commander is primary and secondary, we’ll have to save that for potentially another day.
  • With regard to open field combat, there are several factors that make a commander great: Move Speed, AOE, and number of troops. I heavily prioritize move speed over other factors because if you can’t control your position, you can frequently be either irrelevant or just dead.
  • One consideration that went into these rankings is the talent trees available to each commander.

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Rise of Kingdoms
Commanders Tier List v1.3

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GODLIKE

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
richard i Richard City Defense Open Field Flag/Fort Defense
yi seong-gye Yi-Seong-Gye City Defense Open Field Flag/Fort Defense
genghis khan Genghis Khan Openfield Rally
alexander the great Alexander The Great Openfield Rally
edward of woodstock Edward Openfield Rally Flag/Fort Defense

S Tier

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
constantine i Constantine Open Field City Defense Flag/Fort Defense
saladin Saladin Open Field Rally
Tomyris Openfield Rally Flag/Fort Defense

A Tier

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
hannibal barca Hannibal Barca Rally Openfield
charles martel Charles Martel City Defense Openfield Flag/Fort Defense
minamoto no yoshitsune Minamoto Openfield Barbarians/Fort
frederick-i Frederick Rally Openfield
Wu Zetain City Defense Flag/Fort Defense
el cid El Cid Openfield Flag/Fort Defense

B Tier

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
cao cao Cao Cao Barbarians/Fort Openfield
julius caesar Julius Caeser Rally Openfield
mehmed ii Meh Med Rally Openfield
aethelflaed Aethelflaed Barbarians/Fort Openfield
charlemagne Charlemagne Rally City Defense
Seondeok Gathering

C Tier

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
boudica Boudica Barbarians/Fort Openfield
scipio africanus Scipio Rally Openfield
osman i Osman I Rally Openfield
hermann Hermann City Defense Openfield Flag/Fort Defense
eulji-mundeok Eulji Openfield City Defense
sun tzuSun Tzu City Defense Openfield Flag/Fort Defense

D Tier

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
pelagius Pelagius City Defense Openfield
joan-of-arc Joan of Arc Gathering Openfield Flag/Fort Defense
kusunoki masashige Kusunoki City Defense Openfield Flag/Fort Defense
balbars Baibars Barbarians/Fort Openfield
lohar Lohar Barbarians/Fort
belisarius Belisarius Openfield Barbarians/Fort

F Tier

CommanderAttribute AAttribute BAttribute C
cleopatra Cleopatra Gathering
advanced troops Advance Heroes Gathering
elite commanders Elite Heroes Gathering

Commander Tier Explanation

Commander Tier Explanation

TierDescription
SSAVAGE tier, the very strongest commanders. Sons (or Daughters) of Gods.
AAbsolutely use these commanders!
BBetter than most other commanders!
CPretty great Commanders! Use them if you don’t have any better choice.
DGreat at the beginning but weak at late game.
FFor farming only is okay!

Official Full Commander Tier List Ranking Guide | Rise of Kingdoms

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Old Tier List by Chisgule

Legendary Commander Tier List

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CommandersOVERALL RATINGCity DefenseBarbs & FortsOpen FieldRallying citiesRallying ObjectivesDefending ObjectivesNotes
saladin

Saladin

S+BB-S+SA+ / B+A+ / B+Cavalry / Mixed, Ratings for each category are as-if he’s NOT countering the enemy – if he is, each rank goes up a tier.
yi seong-gye

Yi Seong-Gye

SSSABS / AS / AArcher / Mixed, Pulls multiple barbs, lacks move speed for open field
richard i

Richard I

SSAAA- / B+S / A-S / A-Infantry / Mixed
hannibal barca

Hannibal Barca

SCAA-SSALacks move speed for open field
minamoto no yoshitsune

Minamoto

A+BS+SBA / BA / BCavalry / Mixed
julius caesar

Julius Caesar

A+CB-B+SS-AMake him primary with a high damage dealer secondary
frederick-i

Frederick I

A+CB-B+SS-ABest when enabled by a damage amplifier
mehmed ii

Mehmed II

ACB-A-S+A+A-
charles martel

Charles Martel

AS-A-SBA / BA / B
cao cao

Cao Cao

A-BSSBB / CB / CCavalry / Mixed
constantine i

Constantine

A / B+S+CA / BA- / B-A+ / B+A+ / B+Before Heal / Heal on Cooldown
el cid

El Cid

A-B+BSB+A+ / B+A+ / B+Arch / Mixed
cleopatra

Cleopatra

For farming, don’t invest universal sculptures in Cleopatra, really.

Epic Commander Tier List

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CommandersOVERALL RATINGCity DefenseBarbs & FortsOpen FieldRallying citiesRallying ObjectivesDefending ObjectivesNotes
pelagius

Pelagius

B-A-BB-DB- / C –B- / C –Cavalry / Mixed
eulji-mundeok

Eulji Mundeok

B-A-B-C+DB / C –B / C –Infantry / Mixed
sun tzu

Sun Tzu

B-A-BC+C-B- / CB- / C
kusunoki masashige

Kusunoki

B-A-BC+DB- / C –B- / C –Archer / Mixed
balbars

Baibars

C+FC+B+B-C+ / DC+ / DCavalry / Mixed
joan-of-arc

Joan of Arc

C+B-B-B+CCCRatings based on boosting others, and when rallying she’s not leader
boudica

Boudica

C+C-ACDC-C-Talents are non-optimal, better as secondary
hermann

Herman

CB+CBFC- / D+C- / D+Arch / Mixed Really good with el cid secondary for a silence chain
belisarius

Belisarius

CFABDDD
osman i

Osman I

CFDC+BC+C+
scipio africanus

Scipio

C-FDC+B-C+C+
lohar

Lohar

DFAFFFFGreat for only barbs (OK at forts)

In Short, The Best 5 Commanders in ROK Right Now are:

  1. Richard
  2. Constantine
  3. Saladin
  4. Yi Seong-Gye
  5. Khan
  6. Alexander

Hopefully you have found this article helpful. Feel free to comment below and show us your own opinions regarding to how the tier list should be!

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