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


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

To kick off the introduction of Osman I, we are going to briefly talk about what makes this one of the best starting commander for both new and experienced players. If you want to be able to command large army like Scipio Africanus from Rome or the legendary commander Julius Caesar but as Ottoman as your starting civilization. This is where Osman I truly shines with Ottoman’s traits of being able to dish out extra damage. Osman I specializes in dealing massive amount of damage thanks to his nuke active skill.

To summon Osman I, you will need to gather 10 Osman I sculptures. These sculptures can be acquired via doing the events, VIP, alliance gifts, unlocking chests and expeditions. Once you have enough sculptures, you can summon Osman I via commander tab. So, what exactly makes this commander a popular choice for both PvE and PvP battles? Let’s find out!



Getting to know the skill set that Osman I has to offer is the most important part in our commander guide. Mainly because Osman I is one of the fewest epic commanders that comes with powerful nuke abilities which makes him extremely deadly to clash heads-on. Although, he comes with good passive skills that makes him a highly desired commander.

Osman I Commander Screen

The Empire Awakens
The Empire Awakens ROKRage Requirement: 1000
Strikes a powerful blow with the Sword of Osman, dealing massive damage to the target.Upgrade Preview
Direct Damage Factor: 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / 850

The Empire Awakens is Osman I’s main nuke skill. Which makes it extremely important to have talent builds that focuses on generating rage fast enough to use this ability more often. Max out this active skill first before upgrading your commander to take advantage of its damage bonus.

Radiance of Bursa
Radiance of BursaAfter attacking a city for than 30 seconds, increases troop attack for a duration of 120 seconds.

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Attack Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

Radiance of Bursa is a decent passive skill. Although, it requires that the troops under Osman I’s leadership to attack a city for more than 30 seconds in order to gain 15% attack bonus. In particular, the talent build that steers toward conquest will benefit the most from this passive skill due to improved defense and attack value.

Sword of Osman
Sword of Osman ROKAfter an active skill is used, deals additional damage to the target on the next turn.

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Direct Damage Factor: 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 / 400

Again, Sword of Osman adds more damage value to Osman I’s active skill. Which places even more emphasis on building rage fast enough in order to benefit the most from his nuke active skill. Ideally, you want to max this out before moving on to fourth skill.

Sultan’s Glory
Sultan's Glory ROKIncrease troop capacity.

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Troop Capacity Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

The 10% troop capacity bonus that this skill gives for Osman I is absolutely a dealbreaker. Not only that you have incredible strong damage dealing capabilities, the added troop capacity means Osman I will be able to command more soldiers and deal more damage. Especially in late game.

Rising Empire
Rising Empire ROKStrikes a powerful blow with the Sword of Osman, dealing massive damage (Damage Factor 1100) to the target.

The Rising Empire enhances Osman I’s existing active skill by further increasing the damage factor to 1,100. This pushes the overall damage output to 1,500 when used in conjunction with Sword of Osman which makes it a deadly active skill. For best active skill performance, it works well with talent builds that focuses on building rage fast.

Best Osman I Talent Trees

We have included top 3 best talent builds for Osman I. In this commander guide, we will share our talent builds and explain how it will benefit you. Keep it in your mind that it depends on the kingdom you are on, you might find yourself in situation where you need to provide field support and in some cases, battling heads-on with your opponents. Which is why we provide three talent builds so that you can tailor the best fit to your needs:

Field Talent Build

Osman I Field Talent Tree

The Field build focuses on empowering the troops’ attack, defense and health value under Osman I’s leadership. Furthermore, it comes with improved rage generation which makes this talent build ideal for providing support to your alliance members.

Not to forget to mention that this talent build also incorporates healing effects which will pair well with commanders who has healing ability like Cleopatra VII. If you prefer to play support role with Osman I while taking heavy damage and dishing our serious punches, this talent build is the perfect pick.

Conquering Talent Build

Osman I Conquering Talent Tree

The conquering talent build is great for any players who wants to be able to conquer the enemies. This talent build specializes in improving your troops’ defense and attack value against an enemy garrison. Furthermore, it increases Osman I’s rage generation slightly.

Although, most of the points are invested in increasing the troops’ attack value so that they are able to provide consistent damage. Which makes this conquering talent build an ideal choice to pair with Osman I thanks to his nuking active skill.

PvP Build

Osman I PvP Talent Tree

If you want to be able to nuke your enemies quickly. This talent build is the best pick. As you can see, the points are invested in rage building skill. Your troops will have 10% chance to restore 100 rage per normal attack. Plus, every time Osman I uses his active skill, a portion of rage is restored.

Ultimately, if you want to nuke your enemies into oblivion without any hesitation, this talent build will work for Osman I. Additionally, if you have Genghis Khan, pair him with Osman I and you will have one of the best PvP nuke combo with pure cavalry build.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)

In the next section of our best Osman I commander guide, we will talk about roles that works the best for Osman I. Unlike other commanders, Osman I is incredible flexible and can work with any army types. Which makes him one of the preferred commander for various purposes. Below is a list of roles that Osman I should be positioned at:

Mixed Armies

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

Pure Infantry

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

Pure Cavalry

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

Pure Archers

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

Best Secondary Commander Pairs

Whether you are looking for a secondary commander to pair with Osman I or not. This feature becomes available the moment you star your Osman I to Star Level 3. As I mentioned previously that this commander excels at nuking his enemies to rubble, there are plenty of good commanders that makes a great combo. Check out the best secondary commander pairs below:

Julius Caesar

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar

If you plan to roll your Osman I as the city conqueror commander. Pair him with Julius Caesar since he comes with skills which reduces the enemy’s defense and attack while fighting garrisons. Furthermore, he has active skill which will boost your troops’ attack and defense value that amplifies and transform into a powerful garrison nuke combo.

Julius Caesar also comes with troop capacity which will add another 15% more to overall army size. This combo is great if you want to do serious amount of damage and to effectively zero the enemy. However, if you don’t have Julius Caesar in your commander tab, go with Scipio Africanus for mixed army or Mehmed II for pure cavalry.

Genghis Khan

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Believe it or not, Genghis Khan is a good secondary commander that makes pairing with Osman I worthwhile. Genghis Khan comes with an active skill which deals heavy damage. Best of all, it has a 30% chance to activate for free at no additional cost to rage. When you do this combo, you will get the best nuking pair out of all and everyone will tremble before you as you charge at them onto the battlefield.

While it is not possible to get Genghis Khan right away until the kingdom has aged more than 120 days, Baibars is a good alternative choice. You get to keep the march speed for doing a pure cavalry army as long as both commander only have cavalry. The PvP Nuke talent build works well with this combo.

Sun Tzu

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If you are in favor of doing extra damage to multiple targets while boosting your overall active skill’s output. Then you should pair Sun Tzu with Osman I. The 20% increased damage for active skill definitely is a big push that will let you wreck havoc on the enemies.

Plus, if you play on the defensive side, this combo will work pretty well when fighting multiple targets. Sun Tzu will be able to rain damage on multiple targets while Osman I dishes out major punches on them. This combo works well with PvP field talent build.


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If you are in need of a solid legendary commander for killing barbarians that will excel with mixed armies, Aethelflaed works surprisingly well with Osman I. She is well equipped with active skill that hits multiple targets and deals additional damage towards neutral units, which makes her one of the best peacekeeping commanders in the game for Free-to-Play players.

In this combo, Aethelflaed will take the role as the primary commander and Osman I as the secondary commander. This is because you will need Aethelflaed’s main peacekeeping talent build to function. One perk about this combo is that both covers each other in single and multiple targets.

Hannibal Barca

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Another solid commander to pair with is Hannibal Barca. He is one of the best conquering commander in Rise of Kingdoms who also excels with mixed armies. When you do 3 or more armies, you get 10% bonus damage to all troops. Plus, he can heal troops when attacking garrisons and there is no timer on ti. Which means he has a chance to heal every second if you are lucky.

Whenever Hannibal activates his skill, your troops will do an additional 15% more damage and reduces enemy defense by 25% while doing moderate amount of damage. Given the nature that both Osman I and Hannibal Barca are excellent conquerors, they synergy wells together.

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