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Best Scipio Africanus Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Commander Scipio Africanus. This informative guide was created to help provide an overview of Scipio Africanus 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 Scipio Africanus effectively and maximize your strategic advantages.

Scipio Africanus is the starting commander for Rome and is one of the best Epic commander out of all. Just like Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus comes with powerful offensive and leadership capabilities that allows him to bring more army at the same time. His conquering ability also helps make it easier to conquer the enemy’s garrison. To summon Scipio Africanus as a playable commander in Rise of Kingdoms, you need to collect 10 Scipio Africanus sculptures which can be found via Expedition or opening the Gold Chest.

Upon receiving 10 Scipio Africanus sculptures, go to Commander Selection Screen on the lower right corner. Scroll and tap on Scipio Africanus to summon him. He comes with Leadership, Conquering and Attack skills which makes him the preferred choice for players who enjoys PVP battles in Rise of Kingdoms.

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In this section of our commander guide for Scipio Africanus, we are going to talk about his skills in details. The purpose of this part is to let you know what each skill does and how they can help turn the tide of battle into your favor when playing Scipio Africanus as your commander in Rise of Kingdoms.

Rise of Kingdoms Scipio Africanus
An overview of Scipio Africanus, Blades of Warfare, when selected in Rise of Kingdoms commander selection screen
Military Life
Rise of Kingdoms Military LifeRage Requirement: 1000

Reduces damage taken by troops and increases troop’s counterattack damage by 5 seconds.

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Damage Reduction Bonus: 10% / 13% / 16% / 20% / 25%
Counterattack Damage Bonus: 10% / 13% / 16% / 20% / 25%

This active skill is incredible useful in both PVE and PVP battles due to reducing damage taken and increasing counterattack damage. Troops will be able to take less damage and hit back harder for 5 seconds which makes it an ideal Commander for controlling the battles in your favor.

Patient Warrior
Rise of Kingdoms Patient WarriorWhen attacked, Scipio has a 10% chance to increase his troops’ attack for the next 1 seconds. Effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds. Scipio has a 10% chance to heal a potion of his slightly wounded units when his army has less than 40% of its units remaining.

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Attack Bonus: 30% / 40 % / 60% / 80% / 100%
Healing Factor: 150 / 200 / 250 / 350 / 450

The Patient Warrior is a very good passive skill that increases your troop attack by +100% in their next strike and heals them for 450. Each tick gives him 10% chance to activate this passive skill and when it is maxed out, it can dramatically change the tide of battle.

Conqueror of Africa
Rise of Kingdoms Conqueror of AfricaIncreases all damage when attack other Governors’ cities.

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Damage Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 5% / 7%

One of the primary reason why Scipio Africanus is great commander for PVP battles is due to Conqueror of Africa. When this skill is maxed out, the troops under his leadership gets 7% bonus damage against enemy garrisons which can really help edge out neck to neck battles.

Genuine Aristocracy
Genuine AristocracyIncreases maximum troop capacity.

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

Another great passive skill is called Genuine Aristocracy. This skill expands the size of troop capacity, adding several hundreds rank under Scipio Africanus’ leadership. These numbers do really help out with towing in bigger resource loads and overwhelming the enemies’ forces.

Utter Annihilation
Utter AnnihilationWhen attacked, Scipio has a 15% chance to increase his troops’ attack by 100% for the next 2 seconds. Effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds. Scipio has a 15% chance to heal a portion of his slightly wounded units (Healing Factor 500) when his army has less than 40% of its units remaining.

Utter Annihilation enhances Patent Warrior, which increase the duration to 2 seconds and chance to trigger this effect. In addition to that, the healing factor effect is increased to 500 which will tremendously increase the troops’ defense capabilities.

Best Scipio Africanus Talent Trees

Here is a list of the best talent builds for Scipio Africanus. You can have up to three talent presets per commander and we have included the best talent trees to maximize your Scipio Africanus’ combat effectiveness.

Conqueror Talent Build

Best Scipio Africanus Conqueror Talent Build ROK

By default, the Conqueror talent build is the best pick for Scipio Africanus. As you might notice, the talent build is actually quite different for Scipio Africanus compared to more popular commanders such as Osman I and Mehmed II. Though, it’s because Scipio Africanus’ active skill doesn’t do any direct damage factor.

Therefore, he is dependent on the troops doing all the damage for him. Which means this talent build focuses on improving the overall damage done via troops (white attacks). In addition to that, the speed of rage generation is improved.

This allows Scipio Africanus to apply debuffs on the enemy targets to help his troops fight better and effectively during the combat.

Pure PvP Talent Build

Best Scipio Africanus PvP Talent Build ROK

One of the main advantage Scipio Africanus has over other starting commanders is the ability to work around with various troops. If you prefer to stick to just one type of troop, that’s absolutely fine because this talent build is great choice.

The 6 talent points which is usually invested in giving 3% attack and defense bonus if you do mixed army goes to improving the troops’ overall attacking strength. Whether you want to do a pure army build, Scipio Africanus have no problem accommodating to a one-type army.

Speed of rage generation is also improved, allowing him to maintain the debuffs on enemy targets.

Mixed PvP Talent Build

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An alternative option to Pure PvP talent build is Mixed PvP talent build. If you prefer to use 3 or more type of troops, then this talent build is the best pick. Because this build will give 3% attack and defense bonus under Scipio Africanus leadership.

The bonus is nice to have since it gives a blanket buff to all troops as long as you have 3 or more type of troops in the army. Just like the previous talent build, the speed of rage generation is improved and the strength of attacking also grows the longer Scipio Africanus remains in combat.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)

In this part of Scipio Africanus commander guide, we will cover recommended roles for this commander. Due to Scipio Africanus talent trees and skills, he makes an excellent commander for commanding mixed army comprised of infantry, archers, cavalry and siege weapons.

Mixed Armies

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

Pure Infantry

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

Pure Cavalry

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

Pure Archers

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

Best Secondary Commander Pairs

Scipio Africanus is a very good epic commander who specializes in large troop size and powerful conquering skill. His skills makes it quite easy to pair with almost all commanders, including legendary commanders. We have included a list of ideal secondary commanders to maximize your troops’ strength.

Richard I

Rise of Kingdoms Richard I

Scipio Africanus pairs extremely well with Richard I. This legendary commander will amplifies the troop’s defensive capabilities during the defensive wars in addition to Scipio Africanus’ offensive and large troop capacity.

When combined with Richard I, it can become very tough for your enemies to conquer your garrisons. If you don’t have Richard I as your secondary commander, Charles Martel and Alexander the Great are other good secondary commanders to pick instead.

Julius Caesar

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar

The synergy between Scipio Africanus and Julius Caesar sets up a combination of strong leadership, large troop size and powerful siege capabilities. Julius Caesar’s siege ability makes him the natural conqueror in addition to Scipio Africanus’ already strong offensive skills.

When you combine these two commanders, you gain more troop size that makes it easier to bring in larger resource loads from pillaged cities. Both natural offensive and defensive skills makes them the perfect choice. Hannibal Barca is also a strong choice if you don’t have Julius Caesar as your secondary commander.

Yi Seong-Gye

Rise of Kingdoms Yi Seong-Gye

Yi Seong-Gye is the best secondary commander to enhance your primary commander’s nuking ability. When you combine Scipio Africanus with Yi Seong-Gye, your troops reaps in awesome offensive capabilities. They will absolutely slaughter everything on their way.

In addition to Scipio Africanus’ leadership and conquering skill, the added offensive capabilities makes it easy to overwhelm the enemies’ forces with little to no resistance. El Cid is also a good legendary commander to go with Scipio Africanus if you don’t have Yi Seong-Gye.


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If you are looking for speed and the ability to deliver devastating blows to your enemies. Baibars makes a great pair with Scipio Africanus. As you know, Baibars is incredible capable of demolishing your enemies thanks to his active skill that slows them down, allowing you to carve them to death. Although, he can use some additional damage boost, specifically when it comes to conquering enemy cities.

The 10% troop capacity proves to be a nice bonus by allowing him to stack up with more cavalry. In addition to that, the 25% damage reduction allows this combo to hold out in the battle just bit longer and allows you to retain more troops after the end of battle.

Hannibal Barca

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Any players who wants to build a serious duo specialized in conquering your enemies and at the same time destroying them on the map need to do Hannibal Barca + Scipio Africanus pair. Hannibal Barca will bring an extra 10% troop capacity and increases damage of all troops by 10% when your army have 3 or more troops under his leadership.

His active skill does quite a moderate amount of damage in addition to damage over the time. Scipio Africanus’ active skill helps out a lot with reducing incoming damage and increasing the amount of damage when countering. If you are looking to greatly reduce your enemy’s combat effectiveness, this pair is great for PvP battles and Expedition Mode.

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