Edward of Woodstock
Britain| The Black Prince
Archer | Versatility| Skill
Edward of Woodstock, known to history as the Black Prince, was the eldest son of King Edward III of England, and one of the most successful English commanders during the Hundred Years’ War. He died before his father, and so while he never became king, Edward was still regarded by his contemporaries as a model of chivalry and one of the greatest knights of his age.
Edward of Woodstock’s Skills
1st – Archer’s Honor
Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals massive damage to a single target. Once used, will reduce the rage of Edward’s troops by 300 (cannot drop below 0 rage).
Direct Damage Factor: 1500 / 1700 / 1900 / 2200 / 2500
Damage Factor (When Secondary Commander): 750 / 850 / 950 / 1100 / 1250
Archer’s Honor is an incredible powerful active skill that does a serious amount of damage. This active skill automatically puts Edward of Woodstock as the primary commander so to maximize his damage. Max out this active skill first.
2nd – Vengeful Crusade
increases archer units’ health and march speed while troops are on the map.
Archer Health Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Gives a 30% bonus to both health and march speed for archers while on the map. Nice boost.
3rd – Crécy’s Campaign
When the army led by this commander contains only archer units, increases skill damage and increases damage dealt to infantry units by archer units.
Skill Damage Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Damage To Infantry Units Increased By: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
If you do a full archer army only, then the damage of Edward of Woodstock’s skills is increased by 25%. Which means the damage of active skill goes up to 2,750 damage – a nice massive damage boost. Plus, archers do 5% more damage to infantry.
4th – Limoges’ Ambush
When the army led by this commander is at 70% strength or higher, increases the attack of archer units and decreases defense by 10%.
Archer Attack Bonus: 15% / 20% / 25% / 30% / 40%
While the army strength is above 70%, archers do 40% more damage. This passive skill is similar to Genghis Khan’s passive skill for cavalry.
5th – All or Nothing
Increases normal attack and counterattack damage by 50% for 2 seconds after using a skill.
Whenever Edward of Woodstock uses his skill, the damage of troops normal attack and counterattack is increased by 50%. Which gives a nice sustained damage boost for a short time.
Best Secondary Commander Pairs
Before we list out the best secondary commanders to pair with Edward of Woodstock, I want to point out that he specializes in archer. Which means he works the best and gets the most boost when pairing with other commanders who is also specialized in archers. Here’s our recommended commanders for pairing with Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince:
If you are looking for a secondary commander to pair with who can massively boost Edward of Woodstock’s combat capabilities, Yi Seong-Gye is absolutely beast. He gives 50% damage bonus to skills and has a small chance to increase damage of archers by 80%. Plus a chance to gain 100 rage which means Edward of Woodstock can whittle his active skill more often.
If you are concerned about lack of the ability to do splash damage, Yi Seong-Gye has your back. Because he can hit up to 5 targets in a full circle area. Great for handling multiple targets while the primary commander do all the heavy lift.
Tomyris is another solid commander to further increase the damage of single target. She isn’t like other commanders since poison is her specialty. But when you pair her with Edward of Woodstock, both get damage bonus and improved defense against cavalry.
Tomyris can do upwards to roughly 2,000 damage using her active skill when depleting all the 15 stacks. Making her a solid commander for delivering massive blow in addition to Archer’s Honor.
Another good commander to pair with is Ramesses II. He gives a solid combination of attack and defense bonus, making this pair quite tanky to help offset Edward of Woodstock’s fragile defense. Furthermore, Ramesses II is an excellent debuffer as he reduces the enemy’s defense, making it easier to do more damage.
Bonus point, if you have Ramesses II maxed out then his active skill will prevent them from healing for 2 seconds. Which will hinders their ability to withstand battle in the long run. Good for killing your enemies quickly.
If you only have exceptional epic nuking archer commanders, Kusunoki is a recommended choice for you. He has great nuking and archer skills which will surely complement to Edward’s skills.
Other ideal epic commanders as Edward’s secondary commanders are Hermann and Scipio Africanus.
Edward of Woodstock’s Talent Trees
This is the talent tree for full Archer squad. We already know that once you have full Archers here with Edward, you will benefit from it A LOT. You get a bunch of bonuses from his skills. Having full Archers is always the top priority.
Building up the Skill Path like this helps you regenarate more Rage faster, making the most of his high damage factor active skill.
We don’t unlock the Rejuvenate here to not allow Edward to regain a lot of rage. This is because while using Tomyris, you do not want to cast the active skill a lot as it resets the poison stack.
Doing this helps you stack as much poison as you can and then cast an active skill to maximize the output damage.