Byzantium | Peerless Lord
Infantry | Garrison | Support
Constantine the Great, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian and Greek origin. As emperor, Constantine enacted administrative, financial, social and military reforms to strengthen the empire. He restructured the government, separating civil and military authorities.
To combat inflation he introduced the solidus, a new gold coin that became the standard for Byzantine and European currencies for more than a thousand years. The Roman army was reorganized to consist of mobile field units and garrison soldiers capable of countering internal threats and barbarian invasions.
1st – Edict of Milan
Rage Requirement: 1000
For the next 5 seconds, decreases the target’s attack and increases troop damage reduction of his commander’s army and nearby friendly armies.
Attack Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
Damage Taken Reduced By: 3% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
2nd – Allegiance
Increases health of infantry units.
Infantry Health Bonus: 15% / 20% / 25% / 30% / 40%
3rd – Impasse
Increases the attack of the garrison and attack of the watchtower when this commander is serving as garrison commander.
Garrison Attack Bonus: 3% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Watchtower Attack Bonus: 3% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
4th – Cross of the Divine
Wen the army led by this commander has been reduced to 50% strength, troops will receive a powerful healing effect. This effect can trigger a maximum of once per hour after the army has left the city.
Healing Factor: 7500 / 9000 / 130000 / 150000
5th – Sole Augustus
Increases troop attack by 15% and defense by 5%.
As a defensive infantry and garrison commander, Constantine I is best paired with commanders having defensive, infantry and garrison skills. This Constantine I Talent Tree Build Guide recommends the following commanders as secondary commander to Constantine I:
1. Richard I
He is one of the best defensive infantry commanders in the game. His ability to tank damage and heal will create an excellent synergy with Constantine I’s skills. Not only that, he has infantry and garrison skills which will further level up this Constantine I defensive open-field and garrison talent build. Other ideal defensive commanders to be paired with Constantine I are Charles Martel and Alexander the Great.
2. Sun Tzu
If you’re looking for an ideal epic commander as pair or as secondary commander to Constantine I, Sun Tzu fits perfectly well with him. Although he doesn’t have the defensive skills like Richard I, his infantry and nuking ability will still be a great addition to Constantine I’s troops. Constantine will be able to spam his active skill even more through the added rage restoration brought by Sun Tzu. Other ideal epic commanders are Scipio Africanus and Eulji Mundeok.
Best Builds For Constantine
Without wasting more time, let’s jump right into the builds!
Open Field Build
This is the build you want to use when you use Constantine in the open field:
So, when building this build you want to use this order (if you haven’t maxed Constantine yet):
First of all go into the Infantry Tree and go to Elite Soldiers as fast as possible without spending any excessive points.
Once you’ve done that you want to take Fleet of Foot and and then Strong of Body. Now you got the Infantry Tree finished for this build.
Now it’s time to get into the Support Tree and get to Rejuvenate as fast as possible to get that high extra rage once you used a skill. Remember, having that will get your skills rolling a lot faster because this also works when your secondary commanders uses a skill so you will basically almost half the time you need to kick off your skill.
After that, go over to Loose Formation to reduce the skill damage you will get.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to actually get Emergency Protection for Constantine in this build but there are still some nice talents there that will reduce the damage you take so that’s the best invest you can do with your talent points.
Alright, let’s talk about the other big strength of Constantine and a really good one which makes him a solid choice to defend your city (unless you have a commander like Wu Zetian).
The main strength of this build is to get the rage engine rockin’ and generate as much rage as possible to get the skill rolling over and over again rather than getting some extra defense percentages:
Here’s how to build this build if you haven’t maxed Constantine yet:
First of all go into the Garrison Tree and get Nowhere to Turn for some nice extra health with every attack you get and after that Impregnable to greatly reduce the skill damage taken.
After that head over to the Support Tree and get Rejuvenate for the same reason as mentioned above – it will get you som much additional rage once you used your skill the first time that you will get your skill active so much faster. I know, Hasty Departure are lost points here in order to get Rejuvenate but believe me, it’s absolutely worth it when using Constantine as your garrison commander.
Now make your way over to Emergency Protection and that’s it for the Support Tree here.
The rest of the talent points will then go into the Infantry Tree with Undying Fury first. After that, you can pick up Iron Spear, Double-Headed Axe and Call of the Pack to give your troops an additional buff.
If you maxed out Constantine you can now spend your last points on Strong of Body for some additional health.