Top Commander Pairings in Rise of Kingdoms – Epic and Legendary

There are many pairings between Legendary and Epic Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms game. While some of pairings are awsome, many others are very terrible pairings, even that they could even give some negative effects. Players are discussing about the best Primary and Secondary commander pairings in Rok game from the beginning.

Best Commander Parings in Rise of Kingdoms

This was something I gave up pretty fast because some commanders are only good as secondary commanders and there wasn’t much benefit for you when I make such a list.

So, I was thinking that it will be a lot more helpful for you when I put here the main objectives (like raiding other people’s cities or hunting barbarians, etc.) and give you the best pairing that you should use for that. There are 2 list all commander pairing between Legendary and Epic below.

Legendary Commander Pairings

Open Field Fights Open-field Fights – Garrison Defense   Garrison Defense – Rally Attack   Rally Attack

Primary Commander Secondary Commander
Richard I
Richard I
Charles Martel
Charles Martel
Open Field FightsGarrison DefenseRally Attack
Constantine
Constantine
Open Field FightsGarrison Defense
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Open Field FightsRally Attack
Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
Open Field Fights
Charles Martel
Charles Martel
Richard I
Richard I
Open Field FightsGarrison Defense
Constantine
Constantine
Open Field FightsGarrison Defense
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Open Field FightsGarrison Defense
Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
Open Field Fights
Leonidas
Leonidas
Open Field Fights
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Open Field FightsRally
Richard I
Richard I
Open Field FightsRally
Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
Open Field Fights
Charles Martel
Charles Martel
Open Field Fights
Constantine
Constantine
Charles Martel
Charles Martel
Open Field FightsGarrison Defense
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Open Field Fights
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Open Field Fights
Richard I
Richard I
Open Field Fights
We Zetain
We Zetain
Garrison Defense
Minamoto
Minamotoxx
Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Open Field Fights
pelagius
Pelagius
Open Field Fights
Baibars
Baibars
Open Field Fights
Saladin
Saladin
Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Open Field Fights
Attila
Attila
Open Field FightsRally
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Open Field FightsRally
Takeda
Takeda
Open Field Fights
Attila
Attila
Takeda
Takeda
Open Field FightsRally
Genghis
Genghis
Saladin
Saladin
Open Field FightsGarrison DefenseRally
Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Open Field Fights
Takeda
Takeda
Open Field Fights
pelagius
Pelagius
Open Field Fights
El Cid
El Cid
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Open Field FightsGarrison DefenseRally
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
El Cid
El Cid
Open Field FightsGarrison DefenseRally
Kusunoki Masashige
Kusunoki Masashige
Open Field Fights
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Open Field Fights
Guan Yu
Guan Yu
Leonidas
Leonidas
Open Field FightsRally
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Open Field Fights
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Open Field FightsRally
Charles Martel
Charles Martel
Open Field Fights
Mehmed
Mehmed
Open Field Fights
Edward
Edward
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Rally
Tomyris
Tomyris
Rally
Aethelflaed
Aethelflaed
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Open Field Fights
Hannibal
Hannibal
Open Field Fights
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Open Field Fights
Baibars
Baibars
Open Field Fights
We Zetain
We Zetain
Yi Seong Gye
Yi Seong Gye
Garrison Defense
Constantine
Constantine
Garrison Defense
Richard I
Richard I
Garrison Defense
Charles Martel
Charles Martel
Garrison Defense

Best Commander Pairings – Open Field

Aethelflaed & Joan of Arc

This is the strongest pairing for F2P or low spender on Rise of Kingdoms, and we promise that you love this pairing for sure.

best f2p open field commander pairing aethelflaed and joan of arc

Aethelflaed strongest with putting 5 points into her 1st skill and then use one on other skills. It’s easy to get all her skills by completing campaigns. She makes a massive AoE with a lot of damage, health and defense reduction of up to 30% and this pairs extremely well with the rage restoration and buffing you get from Joan of Arc and this keeps Aethelflead cycling through her skills again and again.

Hermann & El Cid

This is also a strong pairing for F2P players to use because it’s not hard to maximize El Cid’s first skill to get the full his strength. Hermann will silence the enemy for the first 2 seconds and then El Cid’s skill will silence them for another second – this gives you a head start of 3 seconds in every open field battle!

el cid herman commander pairing

The best way to use this pairing is when you build yourself a full archer army and you also get more march speed – 10% from Hermann and you can also get 20% from El Cid when you put it into his 3rd skill (but max out his first skill first!).

Best Commander Pairing – Rallying

Attila & Takeda

Attila and Takeda is currently the strongest and hardest-to-counter rally commander pairing.

Genghis Khan & Cao Cao

This commander pairing is massive and deals so much skill damage that it should be banned – but it requires you to only have cavalry units in your army or his 3rd and 4th skill won’t work! This is vital for this pairing and make the difference between an overpowered pairing and a good pairing so make sure that there are no other troops than cavalry in the rally army!

best rally commander pairing in rise of kingdoms caocao and ghengis khan

Gengis Khan himself will lower the rage requirements for using a skill and also generates massive amounts of rage and skill damage. Pairing this up with Cao Cao who can now fire off his 40% damage reduction debuff back to back with the help of the lowered rege requirements from Gengis plus adding more rage generation from his own 4th skill. These two just take the rage engine in Rise of Kingdoms out of control and there’s not much they can’t do together.

Yi Seong-Gye & El Cid

This is also a really nice commander pairing and even though it’s build for using all Archers it’s not that vulnerable when one player ruins it by bringing other troops than archers. With Yi Seong-Gye you have nice rage generation, AoE damage and synergies to boost the damage of both parties.

yi seong gye and el cid commander pairing

El Cid will also boost the damage of your army with his 4th skill by 25% as well as movement speed so they will work well in rallies – but you will need to have your El Cid leveled up enough to fully have the 4th skill active if you want to run this commander pairing well with a moxed army. If you don’t have the 4th skill of El Cid you rather want to use the next pairing.

Hannibal Barce & Minamoto

This is also a combination that deals nasty amounts of damage and is working well for leading a rally. Hannibal Barca’s 4th skill will add a ton of extra damage to the army every single time using any skill when outside alliance territory.

This pairs well with Minamoto’s ability to simply nuke the hell out of enemies. You can potentially also use Yi Seong-Gye instead to prevent that your relly gets swarmed but that depends on the commander setup you have.

Best Commander Pairing – Defense

Wu Zetian & Yi-Seong Gye

This is the new superior garrison defense combination that you can have and there’s no way that you can get any better.

Wu Zetian is crazy in defending your garrison with all her skills crafted around that and with the right talent build on her you will be able to get rage engine rockin’ that will cycle through the skills very fast. Now pair that up with YSG as the secondary commander and attackers won’t have a great time at all.

You should check out my talent builds for Wu Zetian and Yi-Seong Gye as well to get the most out of this commander pairing.

Richard I & Charles Martel

You remember when I told you that this commander pairing isn’t that well in leading rallies? Well, for the exact same reason it’s perfect to defend structures.

This combination will extend the fight a lot and this is what can give you an advantage because reinforments are playing into your hands during that time you extend the fight. There’s no need to take out the attacking army fast, the longer it takes the longer you can reinforce the structure and get stronger while your enemy can’t.

They simply have such a strong healing and shielding that there’s no way that the enemy can just fast nuke them and the more time the battle takes the more troops you can kill.

Constantine & Charles Martel

Constantine does also do quite a great job defending when paired with Charles Martel also for the reason that you can get a lot of additional rage with the right talent build and start to get a rage engine rockin’ and Charles will complement this perfectly.

You should check out my talent builds for Constantine and Charles as well to get the most out of this commander pairing.

Best Commander Pairing – Gathering

When gathering there are not some general best pairings for simple reasons.

The first reason is it depends what resource you’re gathering because different gathering commanders do have extra percentage on the gathering of food, stone etc.

And even when we take a look at this, adding a secondary gathering commander and pair them for gathering would be fine, but in reality you want to send out multiple gathering squads, right? And this comes down to what commanders you have available that you can pair. It makes no sense to build a perfect gathering squad for stone and one for food because it’s just extremely hard to expertise your commanders up that much in addition to the other commanders you need… just for gathering.


Epic Commander Pairings

Open Field Fights Open-field Fights – Barbarian Fights  Barbarian Fights – Barbarian Forts  Barbarian Forts

Primary Commander Secondary Commander
Pelagius
Pelagius
Belisarius
Belisarius
Open Field Fights
Minamoto
Minamoto
Open Field Fights
Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Open Field Fights
Baibars
Baibars
Open Field Fights
belisarius
Belisarius
Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Open Field FightsBarbarian FightsBarbarian Forts
Saladin
Saladin
Open Field Fights
pelagius
Pelagius
Open Field Fights