Mongol | First Khagan
Cavalry | Versatility| Skill
Genghis Khans, born Temüjin, was the founder of the largest contiguous empire in history – the Mongol Empire. His father, the head of a nomadic Mongol tribe, was killed by Tatars when Temüjin was only nine, and his family was abandoned by their clan. Temüjin’s rise to power began soon after a shaman by the name of Kokochu declared that he had been chosen by the Eternal Blue Sky to rule the world.
By 1206, he had united all of the fractured tribes living on the Mongol plains and assumed a new title, “Genghis Khan”, signifying his position as universal ruler. Genghis Khan quickly embarked on a series of successful invasions into China and Central Asia. He was a brilliant military leader and shrewd politician, allowing him to consolidate the lands he conquered under Mongol leadership. Genghis Khan died in 1227, after conquering the Western Xia dynasty. According to legend, his body was returned to Mongolia by a mounted funeral escort that killed anyone and anything that crossed their path on the way to their destination. Once the burial was complete, the escort then stampeded over the burial grounds, planted trees to further conceal the site, and finally committed suicide to ensure that the secret would never be revealed.
1st – Chosen One
Rage Requirement: 1000
Attacks a single target, dealing massive damage (Damage Factor 800).
Direct Damage Factor: 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400 / 1700
2nd – Cyclone of the Steppes
Reduces rage cost of abilities by 20 and increases cavalry march speed by 3%. When troops led by this commander are attacked, this march speed bonus will be lost, and troop march speed will be further reduced 30%.
Rage Requirement Reduction: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80/ 100
Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
3rd – Nomandic Empire
While the army led by this commander is at more than 70% strength, and contains only cavalry units, increases all damage dealt by 10%.
Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
4th – Military Lifestyle
When the army led by this commander contains only cavalry units and has ben reduced to less than 50% strength, increasees skill damage dealt by 10% and grants an additional 5 rage when attacked.
Skill Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Rage Restored: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25
5th – Second to None
f the “Chosen One” skill is used while the army led by this commander contains only cavalry units, grants a 30% chance that the “Chosen One” skill (Level 5) can be used again instantly.
Healing factor allows you to sustain in the battlefield and also he has that active skill which increases direct damage factor and additional damage factor as well. He also offers rage restoration.
You can use Pelagius if you want to build a little bit more tanky army with healing ability and a bit more DPS.
The best option for you if you’re looking to slow down the enemy, you might want to use Baibars because of his marching speed reduction. If you’re going to rally a city you can use this as well because he is a conquering commander
He has a healing factor as well but it is very different comparing to Pelagius. The healing factor he has here is going to be after the battlefield. He increases the marching speed as well.
Attack reduction + Defense reduction, these debuff to the enemy is already very good because it’s going to help you in terms of defeating them.
Attack reduction is going to make you tankier. Defense reduction is going to make you inflict a lot more damage towards the enemy.
He also increases the Cavalry’s defense by up to 30% and increases marching speed by 15% upon leaving a battle.
So the way you want to play him with Genghis Khan is that you can just defeat an enemy right away, get your troops back and then come back in. But if you’re looking to fight a little bit longer, you might want to go for Pelagius. If you just hit and run you might want to use Belisarius.
Minamoto is a good commander because of the damage factor he has. Super strong DPS commander that helps you finish the enemies a lot faster.
He also so has the chance to increase damage taken by the target by 30% so if you’re looking for really DPS.
If you’re looking into more of a tanky build, slowing down enemies, being more versatile
He reduces the enemy’s attack and then in terms you’re actually defeating them a lot faster, Cao Cao has a very impressive damage factor.
He offers a great marching speed reduction here. If you’re chasing somebody, this is probably a very good option.
He also has a healing factor and rage restoration. If you want to increase your rage restoration, you may want to use Cao Cao so that you can cast active skill a lot faster.
The healing factor here is really good because when you’re down to 50% of strength, you want to maintain that to have the buff. Keep healing with Cao Cao and you’re going to inflate a lot more damages to the enemy.
Best Genghis Khan Talent Tree Build
To be honest with you there’s only one build that I can actually recommend you and the reason is that going too deep down the cavalry Tree isn’t worth it and the Versatility Tree is basically useless for Genghis Khan.
The whole mechanic of him is based around rage building and this gives him actually one solid build that I recommend:
Skill Rage Build
As I said this is the build that I recommend to use with Genghis Khan and here’s how to re-build it with the order of points:
Skill Tree is obviously the first step when creating this build and Rejuvenate is your first goal here because it will give such a nice extra rage that Genghis can use so much.
After that use all the points needed to get Feral Nature without wasting any additional point on the way there.
Cavalry Tree will now be your go-to and Undying Fury will give you additional rage with every attack and is a no-brainer to get first.
Next, I’d recommend Emblazoned Shield to reduce the skill damage Genghis Khan gets because this is really useful, no matter if rallying or on the open field.
If you do open field a lot with him you also want to get Charge because this can be very useful in several situations as well.
You can potentially change one thing about this build and that would be swapping out Helberg (dealing additional damage to archer units) and get Naked Rage instead. In my opinon that’s a good deal because you will deal 2% extra skill damage but also get 2% extra skill damage but as you’re one of the commanders with the highest skill damage against a single target you probably be the one that benefits more from that and you can ignore the 2% extra damage you take.
Also, you have Emblazoned Shield that will reduce the skill damage you get so it’s a smart move