Best Genghis Khan Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles


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

Genghis Khan is another legendary commander that can be obtained once your kingdom turns 120 days old. Just like every other commanders, to unlock Genghis Khan, you will need to gather 10 Genghis Khan sculptures. Once you have the required materials, navigate to the Commander Selection tab to summon him.

This legendary commander has one of the highest single-target direct damage factor in Rise of Kingdoms. It’s a no wonder why so many players want to have their hands on Genghis Khan due to his insanely good damage and mobility. If you are looking for the best Genghis Khan commander guide to perfect yours, then you have come to the right spot! Stick around to learn more about this awesome legendary commander!


Best Genghis Khan Skills

In this part, we will talk about his skills. Unlike other commanders, Genghis Khan has by far one of the highest direct damage factor output. Which means he excels at rallied army and demolishing 1-vs-1 battles. He is also cavalry focused which means speed is preferred to maximize his combat effectiveness. And Genghis Khan skills are here to further enhance the strength of troops under his leadership.

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Chosen One
Rage Requirement: 950
Attacks a single target, dealing massive damage (Damage Factor 800).

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Direct Damage Factor: 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400 / 1700

The Chosen One comes with reduced rage requirement. Which means he can cast this active skill frequently to dish out high damage to cripple enemy targets with the least amount of resistance. Perfect for dealing quick and heavy blows.

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%.

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Rage Requirement Reduction: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80/ 100
Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%

This passive skill is simply too good. When you max it out, the rage requirement to activate active skill becomes 850 and cavalry gains 15% march speed. Which allows Genghis Khan to mobilize on the map at lighting speed.

Nomadic 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%.

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Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Nomadic Empire further pushes for a pure cavalry build which increases overall damage by 30% when the army strength is above 70%. This passive skill presents an opportunity to deal serious amount of damage early in the game.

Military Lifestyle
When the army led by this commander contains only cavalry units and has been reduced to less than 50% strength, increases skill damage dealt by 10% and grants an additional 5 rage when attacked.

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Skill Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Rage Restored: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25

Military Lifestyle is another great passive skill that enhances the damage of active skill by 30%. Which will bring the total active skill damage to 2,210 and 25 rage is restored every time Genghis Khan is attacked when army strength is below 50%. Basically, this is like the Last Standing skill.

Second to None
If 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.

Second to None is the ultimate skill for Genghis Khan, which gives him a chance to cast active skill again at no cost to rage and for the same amount of damage. This enhanced skill will deal a heavy blow in the enemy’s rank easily.

Best Genghis Khan Talent Trees

In the next part of our best Genghis Khan commander guild, we will talk about talent builds. If you are looking for the best talent builds for this legendary commander, this is the guide you need to be at to get all the information. Before we start talking about the best talent builds for Genghis Khan, I want to point out that versatility is basically worthless and shouldn’t have that much points invested. Only the points are invested in the best talents.

Balanced Talent Build

Genghis Khan Balanced Talent Build ROK

If you prefer to go with a balanced approach, this talent build is good for Genghis Khan. Basically, a small amount of points is invested in improving his combat effectiveness against enemy garrisons. But majority of the points goes into building rage fast enough that he can use his active skill more often.

Likewise, a large chunk of points goes into improving the troops health, defense and attacks under his leadership. Which increases the troops’ overall combat effectiveness to take and dish out more damage.

PvP Talent Build

Genghis Khan PvP Talent Build ROK

For avid PvPers, this is the best talent build. Basically, it focuses on building rage generation fast enough so that Genghis Khan can use his active skill more often. A small portion of the talent points goes into improving attack, defense and health of cavalry. Great for dealing high amount of damage combined with good normal attack damage.

Field Talent Build

Genghis Khan Field Talent Build ROK

Field talent build focuses on improving overall sustained damage while expending rage generation quickly enough to keep up with active skill damage. Compared to other two talent builds, this one focuses on increasing march speed that helps him reach targets quickly. Ultimately, this is the best crowd control talent build focused on speed and damage.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)

By default, Genghis Khan is the best commander for primary role. He comes with strong active skill damage build as well as cavalry build. For optimal gameplay experience with this legendary commander, you want to pair him with other commanders who can also take advantage of his perks while serving as secondary commander.

Mixed Armies

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

Pure Infantry

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

Pure Cavalry

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

Pure Archers

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

Best Secondary Commander Pairs

There’s a good amount of commanders to pair with Genghis Khan. However, because he is a powerful nuker, it is best to keep him as the primary commander and pair with secondary commanders who have the same focus and is flexible enough to work with Genghis Khan’s build and skills. At the same time, you want to have a secondary commander who will also benefit damage bonus to active skill. So, let’s find out the best secondary commander pairs for Genghis Khan.

Mehmed II

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When you pair Genghis Khan with Mehmed II, you get the two best nukers in game together. Genghis Khan excels at dealing direct damage fast enough to wreck havoc. At the same time, Mehmed II excels at dealing splash damage and will make quick work out of enemy garrisons.

Mehmed II skills is incredible flexible that makes him one of the preferred commander to pair with. Although, if you don’t have him in your roster just yet. Then you should pair Genghis Khan with Baibars to take advantage of his solid movement impairment effects and splash damage.

Cao Cao

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If you are looking for a secondary commander that specializes in hunting barbarians to pair with. Cao Cao stands to benefit a lot from Genghis Khan’s active skill damage bonus and the same cavalry specialization. This pair excels at crowd control and will keep your enemy targets at bay, culling the weak to maximize their losses.

Best of all, both will gain march speed which helps a lot with moving around on the map quickly enough to reach your targets. If you don’t have Cao Cao, then either Aethelflaed or Pelagius is a good alternative option and is the starting commander for Spain.


Best Attila Commander ROK

Unless you want to have a debuffer to pair with Genghis Khan and take advantage of massive damage boost, Attila is a good choice. He has similar skill set to Genghis Khan, except his active skill reduces enemy attack and increases their damage taken. This means the cavalry will be able to make a quick work out of them.

In addition to that, there’s a small chance to boost your troops damage upwards to 100% with this combo. One of the main advantage you get for pairing Genghis Khan with Attila is immunity to silence, which is especially important since you want to be able to keep on dishing out heavy direct damage.

If you don’t have Attila, Belisarius is a solid alternative choice.

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