Alexander The Great is for sure one of the, if not the, strongest commanders in Rise of Kingdoms and he can be such a beast on the battlefield – if you use the right talent tree build with him.
After many tests I have found that there’s actually only one talent build that suits him really well and that you should use and this is the build that I want to show you today.
Alexander is a beast in the open field and there’s no commander that can reach him there – if you use him on the open field you’re like a predator hunting for prey.
He can also perform really well in rallying stuff so he is a great choice for multiple purposes.
When you star up Alexander, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade your skills as not all skills are equally good for him. This helps investing your sculptures more reasonable to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Like with every legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms you want to max out his first skill before you star him up. Then, at 2-Star, you want to max out his second skill as well as it’s super helpful in so many other situations.
From here it’s a tough spot and also depends where you want to take Alexander in the mid-future. If you will max him out (what you should really do) and he’s the commander right on top of your priority list right now take him to 4-Star and pump all points into his skills as his 4th skill is really nice.
If you do work on other commanders as well right now and you primarily use Alexander in the open field, do the 3-Star and max out his 3rd skill before getting him to 4-Star.
If you use Alexander as the primary commander, you also need to use infantry units as well. The reason is that his third skill march speed bonus, which is huge and super important, only applies to infantry units. Also, the only talent builds that really make sense with him are also designed around the infantry talent tree.
Best Commander Pairing
With Charles Martel you will have multiple interesting options if you’re using him as the primary commander:
Pairing with Charles Martel will not stack their shields but still a lot of synergies here
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
As I said, there’s only one viable build that you should use with Alexander and the reason is that his Versatility Tree is rubbish and doesn’t fit him very well. You won’t use Alexander in your garrison to defend you city so most talents there are nothing than a waste.
Don’t spend any thoughts or talent points in the Versatility Tree and rather use this build to unlock his full power:
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You probably haven’t maxed out Alexander completely by now so here’s the order how you should spend your talent points on him:
First of all you go up the branches in the Infantry Tree and going straight left first to get Strong of Body on the left side. After that go to the right path and get Fleet of Foot – both of them are really well working. After that, make your way up to the top.
You will only use him with a full infantry army so getting Elite Soldiers here in the Infantry Tree as the ultimate talent is only the logical step.
After you’ve done that it’s time to tackle the Attack Tree and as you probably know from my other talent tree build guides you want to get Effortless there as fast as possible because it’s the sweetest talent you can get there.
Now, depending on how far you leveld up your Alexander you might have some extra talent points left that you should start to spend down to Armored Joints.
Martial Mastery is then your final goal here for your last talent points. The nice thing here is it will only reduce your skill damage but you don’t run any skill damage with Alexander (and hopefully you did a well pairing with a secondary commander, so your secondary commander won’t deal skill damage either). So this is a real no-brainer to take without any negatives on Alexander.
Don’t mess around with any other talent tree build – this is the one you really want and need to use and that’s it 🙂
Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Alexander with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂
What’s you opinion on these builds for Alexander The Great in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂