Ottoman| Ruthless Conqueror
Leadership| Conquering| Skill
Mehmed II, commonly known as “The Conqueror” was a Turkish sultan who conquered Constantinople and ruthlessly consolidated and expanded the Ottoman Empire with a military crusade into Asia and Europe.
Mehmed conquered the Byzantine capital of Constantinople in 1453, then rebuild it into the prosperous Ottoman capital of Istanbul. His next goal was to create a world empire with conquest, reunifying Anatolia and pressing into Southeast Europe as far west as Bosnia. He also developed the Janissary infantry corps – young Christian warriors who were given salaries to keep them loyal to the sultan.
Mehmed was a proponent of religious freedom and emphasized the importance of justice of all. During his reign, mathematics, astronomy and Muslim theology reached their high point among the Ottomans. Today, Mehmed is considered a hero in Turkey and parts of the wider Islamic world.
1st – Ottoman Cannons
Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals damage to enemies in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (maximum 5 targets). This skill deals additional damage to city garrisons and watchtowers.
Direct Damage Factor: 450 / 600 / 700 / 950 / 1150
Additional Damage Factor: 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700
2nd – Lord of Land and Sea
Increases troop attack and increases skill damage dealt.
Attack Bonus: 8% / 10% / 12% / 16% / 20%
Skill Damage Bonus: 8% / 10% / 12% / 16% / 20%
3rd – Faith
When attacking cities, normal attacks have a 10% chance to deal additional damage to the garrison.
Additional Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000
4th – Sage King
Increases troop capacity. When this commander launches a rally, increases rallied army capacity.
Troop Capacity Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Rallied Army Capacity Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
5th – Orban Bombard
Deals damage (Damage Factor 1350) to enemies in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (maximum 5 targets). This skill deals additional damage to city garrisons and watchtowers (Damage Factor 800), and has a 50% chance to deal a second burst of additional damage to city garrisons and watchtowers (Damage Factor 500).
Recommended Pairings For Mehmed II
Mehmed II’s exceptional ability in nuking and conquering makes him very easy to pair with most of the commanders. The following commanders below are the recommended pair for Mehmed II.
1. Hannibal Barca
Hannibal Barca is another excellent city conquering commander in Rise of Kingdoms. His city conquering skills will make him an exceptional pair to Mehmed II. Other ideal commander is Saladin.
2. Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar’s exceptional buffs and City Conquering Skills make a great synergy with Mehmed II’s skills and abilities. Julius buffs significantly increases Mehmed II’s nuking ability. On top of that, their effectiveness in city conquering improves through Julius’ third skill, City Killer. However, for this pairing, Julius Caesar must be the primary commander to maximize the buffs from his skills.
3. Yi-Seong Gye
Yi-Seong Gye’s powerful nuking ability totally level ups the nuking ability of Mehmed II. Yi-Seong Gye does not only provide additional damage to Mehmed II through his powerful active skill but he also passively increases Mehmed II’s skill damage. Both of their passive skill damage bonus skills will significantly increase their march’s nuking ability.
Recommended Talent Builds
Best Rallying Build
So, if you do what Mehmed does best with him, you want to rally cities and this is the talent build that I can recommend for that:
If you don’t have Mehmed maxed out you want to follow this order when spending your talent points…
First, you go into the Skill Tree and get Rejuvenate to get a nice rage engine rolling. Rejuvenate means that you will get 150 rage each time Mehmed or your secondary commander will use a skill and it has a huge effect – before you use your skill the first time, it will take around 10 seconds to build enough rage but after that, the additional rage will let you roll through the skills within around 6 seconds. Best choice to spend your first talent points.
You will also gain additional rage from Burning Blood on the way and All For One is also a nice talent if you have a secondary commander that uses a primary skill that deals direct damage.
Next you will head towards the Leadership Tree and get Hidden Wrath first – this is again additional rage that you can use quite well. After that I would go towards Strategic Prowess because with all the additional rage and Rejuvenate you will roll your skill quite frequently so you can get that additional 20% defense active most of the time.
After that make all the points on the right side so you get Close Formation to be able to unlock Name of the King on top.
After that, you can spend the points for Armed to the Teeth and Armored to the Teeth on the sides.
If you now have some points left because you maxed out Mehmed you can spend them in the Skill Tree again in Tactical Mastery and Heraldic Shield.
Alternative Rally Build
If you want to get the Conquering Tree for a rally build, here’s an alternative version that you can also use – I personally like the above one more but this will also work with Mehmed:
You will first go to the Conquering Tree and go straight towards Meteor Shower without spending any optional talent points.
Meteor Shower can be very powerful but, and that’s my personal opinion, I don’t like that it can be squishy sometimes as you rely on a 10% chance – if it procs often, you’ll do a very well but on the flipside of the coin if you’re not lucky it’s not that strong. That’s the reason why I normally recommend the talent build above for Mehmed.
After you got Meteor Shower, you want to head over to the Skill Tree. Yes, Rejuvenate is simply too strong (for the reasons I mentioned above) to not have it in any build for Mehmed so this is your next must-have goal in this talent build as well.
After that go to the Leadership Tree and unlock Hidden Wrath.
With the last points you have here you can either take them into Tactical Mastery and Heraldic Shield in the Skill Tree or spend them in plain defense/health/damage stats for your army in the other tree.