Best Charlemagne Commander Guide ROK

Best Charlemagne Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

Introduction


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Charlemagne. This informative guide was created to help provide an overview of Charlemagne skills, talent tress, gameplay, strategies, and guides in Rise of Kingdoms. The purpose of this overview guide is to help new and experienced players understand how to play Charlemagne right and maximize strategic advantages.

Charlemagne is a legendary commander for France and is only available after 120 days in Rise of Kingdoms. He is also available in Season 1 which means the players who played in the first Season can obtain Charlemagne in their commander roster. He is one of the good legendary commander equipped with powerful damaging skills that will cripple your enemies to rubbles easily, far much more powerful than Joan of Arc.

To summon Charlemagne, you will need 10 Charlemagne sculptures which is done through unlocking chest, doing daily wheels and special events. However, if you want to play Charlemagne at his maximum combat effectiveness, then stick around with us to learn more about his skills, talent builds, and pairs. Let’s get rolling to the next part: skills.

Overview


Best Charlemagne Skills


In this part, we are going to talk about his skills and how you can maximum his combat effectiveness. Charlemagne has one of the best skill set in Rise of Kingdoms and it is important that you understand how to play him well to win battles. Here’s a list of his skills below:

Eagle of Jupiter
Eagle of Jupiter ROK

Rage Requirement: 1000
Deal direct damage to a single target.

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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400

At max skill level, this active skill does 1,400 damage which is quite an impressive amount of damage. Strong enough to chip away portion of troops every time Charlemagne activates this active skill.

Happy Home
Happy Home ROK

While on the map, all troops under this commander have a 10% chance to gain a shield when they are attacked. This shield lasts for 4 seconds and can take a large amount of damage.

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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Happy Home is an interesting passive skill that gives Charlemagne a small chance to activate a shield that absorbs 1,000 damage. Plus, there’s no trigger restriction which is a very strong passive skill to have.

Plot Maneuvers
Plot Maneuvers ROK

When this commander initiates a Rally attack, increase the attack and defense of all rallied troops.

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Rallied Army Attack/Defense Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

A must-have passive skill if you are going to lead the charge. With this skill, your rallied armies gain 10% attack and defense bonus.

Pataum
Pataum ROK

For every 10% reduction in his army’s strength, Charlemagne’s skill damage increases. When this army has been reduced to less than 70% strength, Charlemagne’s skill damage will be increased.

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Skill Damage Increase (Every 10%): 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Skill Damage When Attacking Cities Increase (Every 10%): 2% / 3% / 4% / 5% / 7%
Skill Damage Increases (Max): 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Skill Damage When Attacking Cities Increase (Max): 6% / 9% / 12% / 15% / 21%

Pataum is a very strong passive skill that you must max it out. It is like a double-edged sword which increases the damage of your active skill when your army strength drops. Upwards to a maximum 60% skill damage bonus and 84% skill damage bonus when attacking cities is incredible strong. With these numbers, Charlemagne can deal upwards to roughly 3,500 damage every time he activates his active skill.

Carolingian Renaissance
Carolingian Renaissance ROK

When attacking a city, 10% fewer of your troops will die, and instead will be severely wounded.

This passive skill is absolutely godsend when you use Charlemagne to attack cities. In addition to his conqueror talent build, 10% of the troops will be injured instead of getting killed on the battle. Which means you keep more troops, allowing a quick recovery.

Best Charlemagne Talent Trees


If you recently picked up Charlemagne as your new commander or isn’t sure what to invest in his talent tree. Then you are in for a surprise because there are 5 viable talent builds that you can use which works well around his skill set. Below is our top 5 recommended talent builds that you can use, depending on your gameplay, strategy and preferences.

Conqueror Talent Build

Charlemagne Conqueror Talent Build

This talent build is one of the best choice by default mainly because Charlemagne comes with strong conquering skill set. Which means this talent build will benefit him the most. It is incredible flexible and will allow this legendary commander to work with any type of commanders. Additionally, the speed of rage generation is improved that enables him to do massive blows when the size of army strength is reduced.

Mixed Army PvP Talent Build

Charlemagne Mixed Army PvP Talent Build

Don’t get me wrong, Charlemagne is excellent at PvP battles like Arenas and Expedition. That’s because he is capable of withstanding heavy blows thanks to the ability to pull up shield to absorb damage briefly. At the same time, he can dish out massive damage to eliminate the enemies quickly. If you want to do 3+ troops army, this talent build will give 3% bonus in both attack and defense when running that build.

Pure Army PvP Talent Build

Charlemagne PvP Talent Build

This talent build is similar to the previous one, except it doesn’t give 3% bonus in both defense and attack if you use 3+ troops type. Ideally, this talent build works the best when you are running one-type of troop like full infantry, full cavalry, or even full archers.

Mixed Army Field Talent Build

Charlemagne Mixed Army Field Talent Build

If you want to have a commander who can really do massive and heavy blows in rapid succession. This talent build greatly builds the rage in short time. Plus, this talent build gives 3% bonus to both attack and defense when using 3+ troops-type.

Pure Army Talent Build

Charlemagne Pure Army Field Talent Build

Just like the previous one, this talent build works like a charm when using a full-troop type, meaning only infantry, cavalry or archers under Charlemagne’s leadership.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)


By default, Charlemagne takes the position as primary commander for conquering. Although, when it comes to PvP battles and Field battles, he is flexible and can work as a secondary commander. Depending on which commanders you are going to pair with him. Below is our recommended roles for Charlemagne:

Mixed Armies

  • Balanced DPS (Primary / Secondary)
  • Tank (Primary / Secondary )
  • Budget Siege (Primary / Secondary)

Pure Infantry

  • Balanced DPS (Primary / Secondary)
  • Tank (Primary / Secondary )
  • Budget Siege (Primary / Secondary)

Pure Cavalry

  • Balanced DPS (Primary / Secondary)
  • Tank (Primary / Secondary )
  • Budget Siege (Primary / Secondary)

Pure Archers

  • Balanced DPS (Primary / Secondary)
  • Tank (Primary / Secondary )
  • Budget Siege (Primary / Secondary)

Best Primary / Secondary Commander Pairs


Charlemagne is already a formidable commander on his own. But you can elevate his combat strength even further by pairing with other stellar commanders who will take down your enemy defenses with ease. While tanky, strong and powerful, Charlemagne really can use some extra help to deal even more damage — and vice versa, take in more damage. Here’s our recommended commanders to pair with him:

Guan Yu

Guan Yu Commander ROK

Guan Yu is one of the best commander who specializes in infantry. If you pair with him, then by default he takes the position as the primary commander. Mainly because you want Guan Yu to do more damage with his active skill. The skill set that Charlemagne has will astronomically increase Guan Yu’s damage of skills.

Which really helps out with dishing out serious blows to cripple the enemy defenses in matter of time. Plus, the shield will help Guan Yu offset a small portion of the incoming damage. Solid combo.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan Commander Rise of Kingdoms

If you really love the idea of being able to have the rage of your commanders’ abilities reduced. Then pair with Genghis Khan because he is one of the most powerful nuker in the game. He can inflict massive blows and there’s a 30% chance to trigger a second, similar active skill for the same amount of damage at no extra cost.

When the strength of army is below 50%, increase the damage of active skill by 30%. Genghis Khan runs pure cavalry which will work well with Charlemagne if you want to have a fast commander combo with high damage output.

Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca Commander Rise of Kingdoms

Alternatively, you can do 3-type army build to gain 3% bonus in both defense and attack. You can even go further than just these bonuses with Hannibal Barca. He is one of the best legendary commander who specializes in multipurpose army and a very powerful conqueror when used with the right talent build.

In this combo, Charlemagne takes the role as primary commander using either Mixed Army PvP talent build or Mixed Army PvP Field talent build. One of the main advantage for playing with Hannibal Barca is expanded troop capacity upwards to 15% boost, self-healing and reducing the enemy attack / defense by 25% for 5 seconds after using active skill. A solid commander to work with.

Additionally, you can pair with Aethelflaed as she excels with multipurpose army and if you want to kill barbarians more quickly along with experience bonus.

 

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