Best Frederick I Commander Guide ROK

Best Frederick I Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

Introduction


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Frederick I. This informative guide was created to help provide an overview of Frederick I 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 Frederick I right and maximize strategic advantages.

Frederick I is a legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms with a nationality of Germany. He is one of the several popular commander for conquering your enemy garrisons and in PvP battles as well. Although, he isn’t exactly that powerful compared to Guan Yu or Tomyris, he is a better option for players who wants to be able to have a flexible commander and can work with either mixed army or pure army as given his amazing capabilities to do so.

To obtain Frederick I, you will need to gather 10 Frederick I sculptures. Once you have the required material, go to the commander selection screen and tap on him to summon. Now, that we have covered the introduction, we will be moving on to his skills and the best talent builds next. Later in this commander guide, we will talk about the best commanders to pair with Frederick I. Let’s dive deep and find out what you can do to make Frederick I one of your best commander in the roster.

Overview


Best Frederick I Skills


In this part of our best Frederick I commander guide for beginners, we will talk about his skills. If you are looking to maximize his combat effectiveness then stick around with us to learn how to. Likewise, this legendary is weak in the beginning but becomes incredible powerful once you get expanded troop capacity, healing ability and powerful sustained direct damage that does upwards to 2,400 every time.

Barbarossa
Barbarossa ROK

Rage Requirement: 1000
For the next 3 seconds, all attacks have a 80% chance to deal additional damage to the target.

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Direct Damage Factor: 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / 800

Without the enhanced active skill, Frederick I does 800 damage for all attacks and has 80% chance to trigger it. The duration is 3 seconds which is pretty short to do a massive damage, however a solid active skill for dishing out heavy blows with improved talent builds specializing in increasing the damage of skills.

Never Give Up
Never Give Up ROK

Troops’ normal attack has a 10% chance to heal a portion of the slightly wounded units. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.

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Healing Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Never Give Up is a decent passive skill that heals for 1,000. However, it comes with a restriction that only can be triggered once every 5 seconds. The trade-off is bigger heals.

Invasion
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Increases all damage when attacking other Governors’ cities.

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Damage Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Simply increases damage by 10% when attacking enemy cities.

King of Deutschland
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Increases maximum troop capacity.

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Troop Capacity Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%

The 15% troop capacity bonus is a nice boost to expand the army size under Frederick I. A must-have passive skill for commanding large army to deal more damage and withstand major blows.

Furious Barbarossa
Furious Barbarossa ROK

For the next 3 seconds, all attacks have a 100% chance to deal additional damage (Damage Factor 800) to the target.

All of sudden, Frederick I’s active skills becomes the best with this enhanced ability. All attacks dealt to the target will have 100% chance to trigger 800 extra damage. With improved skill damage talent builds, this ability can easily do upwards to 900 per second which is a nice 300 extra damage points boost.

Best Frederick I Talent Trees


Unlike other commanders, Frederick I has one of the most diversified talent builds. Which means he can work with either pure army builds or mixed army build. This gives you, the player, a plenty opportunities to work around with this commander by pairing suitable secondary commanders to get the most out of the combo. Below is our top 5 best talent builds for Frederick I.

Conqueror Talent Build

Frederick I Conqueror Talent Build ROK

Most of the commanders who are equipped with powerful nuking skills are specialized in one type of army. Which means if you want to maximize your combat effectiveness, you will want to use this conqueror talent build for Frederick I in order to work with specialized commanders like Genghis Khan or Tomyris. This talent build greatly improves the damage of skills and accelerates the rage generation, making it a popular choice for doing massive amount of damage.

Mixed Army PvP Talent Build

Frederick I PvP Talent Build ROK

If you want to do a mixed army using 3 or more type of troops, this is the best talent build to use. Basically, it gives 3% bonus to both attack and defense when you do 3+ type of troops. This talent build also accelerates the rate of rage generated, allowing Frederick I to maintain high uptime on sustained direct damage. Troops in this build also gains boost to defense, health, march speed, and attack, making them tanky.

Pure Army PvP Talent Build

Frederick I Pure Army PvP Talent Build ROK

This talent build is similar to previous one, except you don’t get 3% bonus in both attack and defense when doing 3+ troops type. So it is best to do a pure army type instead. The talent points gets invested in improving health and attack, thereby increasing the troops’ combat effectiveness in PvP battles.

Mixed Army Field Talent Build

Frederick I Field Talent Build ROK

Frederick I is also good at providing support to your friendly commanders and alliance members. This talent build focuses on using 3+ type of troops to gain 3% bonus to both attack and defense bonus. Unlike other talent builds, this build grants a small chance to gain 100 rage per attack. Which is a major help in dealing additional damage using his active skill.

Pure Army Field Talent Build

Frederick I Pure Army Field Talent Build ROK

This talent build is similar to previous one, except it doesn’t come with 3% bonus to both attack and defense to troops when using 3+ troops type. It maintains the ability to generate fast enough to deliver an impressive amount of damage with his active skill. Good for supporting with dealing significant blows to your targets.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)


Frederick I is a good and flexible commander. Depending on your gameplay, strategy and the commander that you are pairing with, he can pretty much work around either primary or secondary without that much of an issue. See our recommended roles for Frederick I below:

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


In the next part of our best Frederick I commander guide for beginners, we will talk about which commanders to pair with. Below is a list of best commanders to pair with Frederick I, given their skills and specializations to maximum your combat effectiveness with this legendary commander:

Mehmed II

Mehmed II Commander Rise of Kingdoms

One of the best commander to work along for mixed army is Mehmed II. He is a very powerful nuker and both can work with each other to benefit from dual troop capacity (upwards to 30% bonus) and increased damage towards enemy garrisons.

Mehmed II also have the upper hand to deal additional damage when attacking enemy cities, making him a formidable commander to play with. In this pair, Frederick I takes the role as a primary commander so to grant bonus damage for skills.

Alternatively, if you don’t have Mehmed II yet then Aethelflaed is a good choice (hint, she is free legendary commander and easy to get via Expedition Store).

Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca Commander Rise of Kingdoms

Another solid commander to pair with is Hannibal Barca. He does deal damage towards single target with his active skill. But with enhanced skill, he does damage upwards to 3 targets and reduces their attack / defense by 25%. Which makes this combo incredible easy to work because they can quickly kill the enemies.

Bonus point, if you do 3+ troops type then both will gain 15% damage bonus. A big point for doing mixed army talent builds.

Genghis Khan

In this pair, Genghis Khan takes the role as primary commander. Although, Frederick I will be able to benefit the the active skill damage bonus via Genghis Khan’s talent build. One of the main advantage this combo has over other recommended commanders is speed and attack.

Genghis Khan can whip out massive damage within matter of seconds which will pretty much leave your enemies crippled. If this combo army strength is below 50%, then gain 25 more rage on each attack which benefits Frederick I a lot especially with maintain his active skill uptime.

Overall, a solid combo for speed and attack.

 

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