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Rise of Kingdoms best commanders - Every character ranked

Rise of Kingdoms best commanders - Every character ranked

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Updated: September 24th, 2023 - added new commander. Gorgo, the Laconian Eagle.

If you want to develop your Rise of Kingdoms settlement into a prosperous city and then build it into a strong empire, all you need is patience and a couple of good commanders. And if patience is a virtue that you already have, then let's take a look at the other requirement for developing a strong civilization - the Rise of Kingdoms best commanders.

As a complete beginner, you will not have a lot of resources to invest into each and every commander, since they can become quite costly to upgrade. So if that's the case, take a look at all of the Rise of Kingdoms' best commanders in today's tier list, and decide for yourself which ones you want to make your number one priority.

Firstly, we are going to take a look at all the Legendary commanders and give you a Legendary commander tier list - then, we are going to check out all the Epic commanders and sort them similarly, according to their power.

Rise of Kingdoms best commanders - Ethelfaed

Also, keep in mind that if you're just at the beginning you won't see all the commanders unlocked. Some of them (like Zenobia for example) are available only if you meet certain requirements (for Zenobia you need to have a kingdom that is 310 days or older). So don't panic if you don't see all of them (yet) - eventually, you'll unlock them all!

How to unlock the best commanders in Rise of Kingdoms?

You can unlock the best commanders by recruiting them in the Tavern. Here, you'll have two options: Silver Chest and Golden Chest, with the latter giving you a chance of getting Legendary ones. Of course, you can also unlock more commanders by paying for them (unlocking premium packages), but that's not the go-to option for F2P players.

If you want to review the Rise of Kingdoms Legendary commanders tier list, check out the next page!
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Rise of Kingdoms - Legendary Commanders Tier List

SS tier Commanders
  • Attila
  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Artemisia I
  • Ramesses II
  • Yi Sun-Sin
  • Suleiman I
  • Guan Yu
S tier Commanders
  • William I
  • Flavius
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Bertrand du Guesclin
  • Xiang Yu
  • Honda Tadakatsu
  • Theodora
  • Charles Martel
  • Chandragupta Maurya
  • Constantine I
  • Harald Sigurdsson
  • Cyrus the Great
  • Yi Seong-Gye (YSG)
  • Saladin
  • Richard I
  • Leonidas I
  • Edward of Woodstock
  • Wu Zetian
  • Moctezuma
  • Alexander the Great
  • Trajan
  • Genghis Khan
AA tier Commanders
  • Jadwiga
  • Aethelflaed
  • Tomyris
  • Gilgamesh
  • Mulan
  • Lu Bu
  • Takeda Shingen
  • El Cid
  • Minamoto no Yoshitsune
  • Mehmed II
A tier Commanders
  • Julius Caesar
  • Hannibal Barca
  • Frederick I
  • Cheok Jun-gyeong
  • Cao Cao
B tier Commanders
  • Zenobia
  • K'inich Janaab' Pakal
  • Ragnar Lodbrok
C tier Commanders
  • Charlemagne
  • Amanitore
D tier Commanders

- do not bother with them -

  • Seondeok
  • Ishida Mitsunari
  • Cleopatra VII
Check out the next page if you want to learn who are the best Epic Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms!

Rise of Kingdoms - Epic Commanders Tier List

Epic Commanders can be good - some of them, of course - but don't rely on them too much. As far as their tier goes, Sun Tzu is at the top, while most of the remaining Epic commanders score an overall B-tier when compared to the Legendary Commanders. S tier Commanders

  • Sun Tzu
A tier Commanders
  • Joan of Arc
  • Queen Tamar of Georgia
  • Bjorn Ironside
  • Diaochan
B+ tier Commanders
  • Eulji Mundeok
  • Keira
  • Kusunoki Masashige
B tier Commanders
  • Osman I
  • Baibars
  • Boudica
  • Pelagius
  • Lohar
  • Matilda of Flanders
C tier Commanders
  • Belisarius
  • Hermann
  • Scipio Africanus

As for the other commanders (Elite and Advanced), I'd suggest you don't bother gathering and upgrading them too much. They won't even come close in terms of power with some of the Elite and Legendary commanders, so there is no point even listing them in our Rise of Kingdoms tier list!

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