Best Archer Commanders ROK Guide

Best Archer Commanders Rise of Kingdoms Guide for Beginners

Archer troops comes with an impressive attack stats. But when it comes to pairing them with the best archer commanders in Rise of Kingdoms, you are building the best and most powerful offensive force in the game. In this guide, we are going to talk about the best archer commanders to play right now in Rise of Kingdoms

You have come to the right spot because you are looking to build a solid archer commander roster. In this guide, I am going to talk about the best archer commanders to invest your commander sculptures and starlight sculptures in.

Why Archer Commanders?

Archer commanders by default is comes with archers who excels at dishing out attack. They easily beat infantry and can cripple enemy defenses. Majority of the archer commanders are well equipped with built-in powerful skills, which makes them desirable among players.

So, you are always going to want to have at least a few solid archer commanders in your roster. But you need to know which is the best so that you can save your time investing the points and leveling up the right ones.

So, below is our best archer commanders ranked to play right now in Rise of Kingdoms:

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Best Archer Commanders Rise of Kingdoms

Best Legendary Archer Commanders in ROK

Yi Seong-Gye

Yi Seong-Gye Commander Rise of Kingdoms

By default, Yi Seong-Gye is a very strong archer commander in the game. He currently ranks as number one commander with the most lethal force thanks to his high damaging skills.

One of his passive skill increases the damage of active skill by 50%, which makes him a highly desirable commander to work with for any archer commanders and commanders with leadership ability.

Plus, Yi Seong-Gye is a strong defender that gives you the flexibility of being able to protect your city against enemy invaders. Overall, strong at field, pvp battles and garrisoning your city.


Tomyris Commander Rise of Kingdoms

If you want to be able to dish out heavy direct damage factor, you will find Tomyris somewhat completely unique and interesting archer commander. She is capable of poisoning her enemy targets, causing a slow, steady and painful death.

When she uses her active skill, it takes all of the poison stacks and adds towards to the damage which makes it even more deadlier. If you are attacking cities with Tomyris, then she does 30% more damage. Solid archer commander for dealing sustained damage factor.

Ramesses II

Ramesses II Commander

Ramesses II is one of the most powerful archer commander in the game and closely ranks along with Yi Seong-Gye. He does sustained damage over 2 seconds with his active skill. And when you are playing on the map, archers does 40% more damage.

It is also worth to mention that his troops have a small chance to heal troops and increase overall defense by 40% for a few seconds. So, if you are looking for an archer commander that can combine both attack and defense bonus to build a tanky archer army. Ramesses II is the best choice.

Artemisia I

Artemisia Commander Rise of Kingdoms

One of the newest archer commander in the game is Artemisia I and she is pretty good. But there’s a catch, her active skill does self-damage every time she uses it. Therefore, it is mandatory that you use our recommended talent builds that allows her to eliminate the self-damage ability.

However, with the right talent build, she does a hefty amount of damage. Plus, her passive skills gives a lot of damage bonus that makes it the perfect choice to do full archer army with her for defending your city.

Edward Woodstock

Edward of Woodstock Commander ROK

Don’t underestimate Edward Woodstock at all. He has slightly higher rage requirement compared to other archer commanders, but he does an amazing job at nuking your enemies without mercy. He is literally a glass cannon that will deliver an ultimatum to your enemies and makes a quick work out of anyone who stands in your way.

His active skill already does 2,500 damage when serving as the primary commander. His passive skill which increase active skill damage by 25% when running full archer army increases the overall damage to roughly 3,100. If you are looking to drop a F-Bomb on someone else, do Yi Seong-Gye + Edward combo.

El Cid

Best El Cid Commander ROK

For anyone who wants to play El Cid, he is a decent choice if you have no other legendary archer commander to work on. He comes with active skill that does average damage and silences the enemy’s normal attack + skill for one second.

Although, majority of the damage comes from the troops under his leadership solely. For instance, his troops have a chance to deal 1,000 damage every time they do normal attack. A decent skill to have for a relatively mediocre commander at full strength. However, El Cid only becomes good once he is below 50% army strength and that is where additional 25% damage and boost march speed comes in.

Best Epic Archer Commanders


Hermann Commander Rise of Kingdoms

If you don’t have any of these legendary commanders in your roster yet, Hermann is one of the best epic archer commanders to start with, free if you play as Germany. He is a great silencer, which means he can disable your enemy targets from using their active skills.

Which works great against powerful nukers such as Genghis Khan and Mehmed II. Plus, he generates rage that help him maintain high uptime with his active skill. Overall a good starting archer commander to start with.

Kusunoki Masashige

Kusunoki Masashige Commander ROK

Another epic archer commander you can roll with is Kusunoki Masashige. You can get him as your starting commander if you play as Japan. This commander does a moderate amount of damage and deals sustained direct damage over a period.

Just like Hermann, Kusunoki Masashige is strong at countering enemy invasions. Which makes him a solid epic archer commander to start with without having to invest that much of time to build his talent tree and skills.


Keira Rise of Kingdoms Commander Profile

And finally, Keira is a brand new epic commander that was released during the ROK Patch Notes 1.0.33 Ian’s Ballads. She is obtainable through Ceroli Crisis. Currently she is ranked as Tier B because of her passive skills that grants 80% damage boost to skills on the selected target in PvP battle.

However, the damage goes even further upwards to 150% against neutral units and barbarians in Ian’s Ballads and Ceroli Crisis. Keira is an ideal archer commander for battling against barbarians. She is also potentially a good PvP commander once more players get their hands on it and start experimenting her. The 80% skill damage bonus on the target plus skill damage boost from Yi Seong-Gye is looking promising.

Top 2 Best Civilizations for Archer Commanders


Rise of Kingdoms Britain

One of the best civilizations to play for your archer commanders is Britain. This civilization comes with traits that boosts your archer’s attack by 5%. Additionally, you have expanded garrison capacity which makes it possible to perform city bomb if you want to take out stronger enemies with help of your alliance members.


Rise of Kingdoms Ottoman

Another solid civilization to pair with your best archer commanders is Ottoman. This civilization gives you +5% archer health and increases your commanders’ skill damage by 5%. Furthermore, your troops march 5% faster which makes this civilization the ultimate choice for an all-out offensive archer armies.

Conclusion of Best Archer Commanders

And that’s all Governors! I hope you find this guide helpful and informative to tailor your own commander roster. This guide is intended to help you decide which commander to invest in and which one to pair with to maximize your ability to fight in the battles against other players.

If you disagree with these ranked commanders, please feel free to comment below and we will strike a conversation. We are looking forward to this to foster knowledgeable and skilled Rise of Kingdoms community. Happy ruling, Governors!

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