Best Yi Seong-Gye Commander Rise of Kingdoms

Best Yi Seong-Gye Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles


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

Yi Seong-Gye is a legendary commander and a very powerful nuker. Korea is his nationality and only can be obtained at Kingdom #1031 or earlier as he is no longer unlockable for newer kingdoms. To obtain Yi Seong-Gye, you will need to gather 10 Yi Seong-Gye sculptures from sliver chests, expedition store, and VIP chests.

Yi Seong-Gye is an archer-focused commander which means archer types excels under his leadership. In addition to his powerful active skills and impressive set of passive skills that makes up for large portion of the direct damage factor. That being said, let’s dive deep in our best Yi Seong-Gye commander guide for beginners.


Best Yi Seong-Gye Skills

As I mentioned previously in the introduction section that Yi Seong-Gye comes with a lot of powerful skills. We will talk about each skill that he is equipped with and how you can use them to maximize his combat capabilities. Stick around with us to learn more about Yi Seong-Gye skills:

Rise of Kingdoms Yi Seong-Gye

Rain of Arrows
Deals direct damage to the enemy in a fan-shaped area. Can damage at most 5 targets.

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

Rain of Arrows works similarly to Aethelflaed’s active skill, except this skill is incredibly powerful. Yi Seong-Gye is able to dish out upwards to 1,400 damage up to 5 targets. Which makes him one of the best barbarian killers and a dedicated nuker.

Art of Archery
Troops’ normal attacks have a 10% chance to grant additional rage and increase the attack of archer units for the next 3 seconds.

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Rage Restored: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 100
Archer Attack Bonus: 50% / 60 % / 70% / 80% / 100%

Art of Archery gives your troops a chance to restore rage and increases the damage bonus of archers by 100%. This passive skill benefits Yi Seong-Gye’s active skill by allowing him to dish out more damage. Plus the 100% damage bonus for 3 seconds is amazingly powerful that will dent a hole in the enemy’s ranks

Joseon Dynasty
Increases the attack of the garrison and watchtower when this commander is serving as garrison commander.

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Garrison/Watchtower Attack Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

This passive skill doesn’t play that much of importance, unless you are going to have Yi Seong-Gye serve as the primary garrison commander. Then, he will give 5% attack bonus to the watchtower and garrison army.

Increases active skill damage.

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Skill Damage Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 40% / 50%

Simply enough, Destiny is an amazing passive skill to invest points in. The 50% bonus damage will increase the damage to each target for his active skill to 2,100. Which is a huge game changer.

Arrow Storm
Deals direct damage (Damage Factor 1700) to the enemy in a circular area. Can damage at most 5 targets.

Instead of firing arrows in a fan-shaped, Yi Seong-Gye can fire arrows in a full 360-degree radius. Plus, his active damage is increased to 1,700. If you max out Destiny, then that goes upwards to 2,550 per target. Arrow Storm is unlocked automatically once you invest all skill points.

Best Yi Seong-Gye Talent Trees

As exciting as we are to share our best Yi Seong-Gye talent builds for this commander. It is important to keep in your mind that he is dependent on his active skill. Which means you want to have talent builds that emphasizes on rage generation. We have incorporated the best talent builds that builds rage fast enough and increases his overall combat effectiveness when running pure archer type. See our recommended talent builds for Yi Seong-Gye below:

Garrison Talent Build

Yi Seong-Gye Garrison Talent Build ROK

This talent build focuses on playing Yi Seong-Gye as your primary garrison commander. It capitalizes on rage generation build which allows him to use his active skill frequently. Basically, it transforms him into a powerful defender and nuker that’s a force to be reckon with. The added defense value that this talent build contributes when serving as the primary garrison is absolutely nice bonus. Solid for building a tanky archer army.

PvP Talent Build

Yi Seong-Gye PvP Talent Build ROK

If you prefer to play this legendary commander for PvP battles, you are definitely in the right spot. Thanks to his powerful active skill, you want to have him in your PvP roster. But you need a talent build that lets him generate rage fast. Which is why our PvP talent build is the best for Yi Seong-Gye. This build have a small chance to restore rage in addition to accelerated rage generation. Most importantly, a large portion of these points are invested in making the archers more deadly under his leadership.

Field Talent Build

Yi Seong-Gye Rage Talent Build ROK

Some players prefer to have a strong support that deals high damage. In this case, the Field talent build is a solid choice for Yi Seong-Gye. Basically, you can play this legendary commander as a support army and utilize the rage generation build to dish out heavy damage quickly. This talent build focuses on neutralizing enemies as quickly as possible without putting up that much of resistance.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)

Yi Seong-Gye is a solid primary commander for a number of reasons: his active skill, strong talent builds, and impressive passive skills (aside the garrison one). But, he is also great for secondary role depending on your gameplay and strategy. Below is our recommended roles for this legendary 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 (Secondary)
  • Tank (Secondary)
  • Budget Siege (Secondary)

Pure Archers

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

Best Secondary Commander Pairs

Because Yi Seong-Gye is an archer-based commander, you want to pair him with other commanders who have the same type as he does. Commanders that are neutral and can integrate seamless also are excellent choices. If you are thinking of the best commander to pair with Yi Seong-Gye, then look no further because this is where you find our recommended secondary commander pairs!

Edward of Woodstock

Edward of Woodstock Commander

One of the best commander to pair with right now is Edward of Woodstock. He comes with an incredible powerful active skill damage that does a lot of damage on its own. With Yi Seong-Gye’s passive skill which increases the overall damage of active skill by an additional 50%, Edward of Woodstock will have no problem whittling powerful arrows to finish off your enemies.

Although, his active skill costs slightly more rage compared to other commanders.This is why Yi Seong-Gye troops have a chance to restore rage by 100, which allows Edward to make up for his slow rage generation rate. When you couple both commanders, you will absolutely demolish both in PvP battles and on the field.


Keira Rise of Kingdoms Commander

Any players who plans to do Ian’s Ballads and Ceroli Crisis will want to pair Yi Seong-Gye with Keira. This epic commander always can use some helping hand to further increase the overall damage of active skill. While she already does 150% extra damage with her active skill on the target, Yi Seong-Gye will be able to benefit from that damage modifier in addition to the 50% skill damage boost.

Although the 150% damage modifier only works during the event. On regular maps, Keira gives an additional 80% skill damage boost against a single target. This allows the duo to deal massive damage towards your enemy targets with relative ease.


Best Aethelflaed Commander ROK Guide

As I mentioned previously that Aethelflaed has similar active skill to Yi Seong-Gye’s active skill. She is actually a very good secondary commander to pair. Especially when leveling and killing barbarians quickly on the map. With combined AoE splash damage and increased damage to barbarians, this pair will quickly decimate any barbarian groups within matter of seconds.

If you don’t have Aethelflaed, Lohar and Boudica both are good alternative choices since they can integrate pretty easily without strict requirements.

Julius Caesar

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar

Who doesn’t love expanded troop capacity and increased damage bonus towards enemy forces? If you are looking to further enhance Yi Seong-Gye’s powerful nuking capabilities, you want to pair him with Julius Caesar.

His active skill increases attack and defense by 20%. Furthermore, he increases overall damage by 30% which really plays an important role in boosting archer’s normal attack. The increased damage means this pair can blow past the defense easily.

If you somehow don’t have Julius Caesar, an alternative option will be Scipio Africanus.


Best Hermann Commander

If you need an extra rage generation builder, you can pair with Hermann. He comes with passive skill which have a chance to gain 100 rage on normal attacks. Not to forget to mention that his active skill silences enemy targets, preventing them from using their active skill and deals high direct damage.

This combo pairs pretty well because both specializes in archer types — which means both will be able to benefit each other. The increased march speed that you get with this combo is nice and helps a lot with moving around during battles.

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Yi Seong Gye Commander

Yi Seong Gye ROK Commander

Yi Seong Gye Active Skill


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