Best Atheus Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Call of Dragons

call of dragons best atheus builds

Are you planning to or already running Atheus in Call of Dragons in one of your legions and want to see how you should invest the talent points, what artifacts works best and what other hero you should pair with? Well, then you’re in the right place, below you will find answer to each one of those questions and this will help you make your Atheus perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Atheus, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade the skills of your heroes as not all skills are equally good and worth maxing or worth maxing first (in general) – this helps to invest your sculptures more reasonably to get the biggest bang for your buck.

All of Atheus skills are great and worth getting, from his primary skill that directly deals solid damage factor to the other skill adding stat buffs for attacking and defense towards his awakened ability that can heal.

There’s multiple ways when it comes to the best order how you want to unlock and level up his skills and I’d first max out the 1st skill before star him up as the direct damage factor is great, direct and without any requirements and pretty good for an epic hero in Call of Dragons. From here you have several options and I’d recommend to directly unlock the new skills whenever you can IF you run League of Order as your faction and can run him with the flying magic units (Celestials) and then invest in leveling them up as every unlocked skill has a bigger impact on Atheus overall perfromance than improving the level of a skill you already unlocked. If not and you run either Wilderberg or Springwardens, I recommend you to actually max out his 2nd skill before unlocking more skills and then unlock his 3rd and 4th skill simultaniously and work on them.

In the long run you will and really want to expertise him as the additional healing, espcially in connection with flying units is just making him a lot more durable and with Magic units that’s a jackpot.

Best Troop Types

Flying Units and Magic Units are the key with him. If you haven’t expertised him and not run him with Theia, you can just take regular Magic Units as the extra healing won’t matter much, but after all you want to run him with flying magic units – and that means League of Order needs to be your faction to run him at his full potential.

Best Hero Pairing for Atheus

Theia is obviously the hero pairing with Atheus that makes most sense as both are about flying units so you can run them with any faction and get the bonus from their skills – I’d prefer running Atheus as the primary commander in the legion for the Magic Tree and the rage accumulation with Theia as the secondary providing her shield and applying her buffs. Find the talent builds for Theia here.
Liliya also makes a great pairing and you want to use Liliya primary to have the Skill Tree for a lot of rage, add more rage from Atheus 2nd skill and then spam their active skill dealing a lot of damage plus have the mage synergy. Find the talent builds for Liliya here.
Velyn works similar to Liliya but you can use the control tree with Velyn primary and lock down targets and silence them while having a lot of great synergy bringing Magic Units. Find the talent builds for Velyn here.
Waldyr is also a setup I like as you have basically a epic version of Velyn here that works really well with Atheus. Find the talent builds for Waldyr here.
Alwyn also Alwyn is an option, Atheus can be a secondary commander to every meta mage hero in Call of Dragons. Find the talent builds for Alwyn here.

Best Artifacts

In terms of artifacts, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Atheus:

Phoenix Eye can be used to deal a ton of damage damage when your target gets closer to you and then leaving the spot + buffs up Magic Units well and gains you some nice attack. The meta magic attack artifact in Call of Dragons right now and the one to equip on Atheus if you run him as the primary commander in your legion.
Magic Bomb deals damage after time but it’s great damage so drop right at the start and finish off the target easily. This is the epic fall back if you’re not able to run Phoenix Eye on your Atheus legion and always the 2nd best option available, even better than the other legendary artifacts available in the game right now for Atheus.
Freezing Ring adds some survivability and if you run Atheus with Kregg or other epic attacking heroes this can be useful, too. Still far behind Phoenix Eye or Magic Bomb so only use it if those are not available.
Visage of Sanctus works more on the defensive spectrum as you gain shield and sustain stats, but if you run Atheus with a hero that is about damage, this is a nice way to keep your Magic Units alive. Still the above options are a lot more favorable, tbh.
Staff of Spring can give you healing and if you run only flying units with Atheus and have his 3rd skill unlocked, you will even gain up to 15% additional healing from this. Not my favorite but an option.

Best Builds For Atheus

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Atheus that make sense when running Atheus as the primary hero in any legion in Call of Dragons. Please also refer to the description below each talent tree as I explain a general route on how you should spend your talents there + some additional background for each talent build that I very likely will appreciate.

Let’s start with the mobility talent build that I really like as you will start chasing down enemy legions in the open field like crazy as you’re fast. After you unlocked the core node, go into the Mobility Tree and make your way into Preemptive Preparations. The way this works is whenever your target gets away so you re-gain the massive attack boost.

Then pick up the additional amrch speed talents on your way to Victory Rush. Victory Rush is amazing to finish of any legion that tries to get away from you as you deal additional damage to them.

Then spend your leftover points in the Magic Tree to increase some more base stats of your legion and make Energy Boost that can make your active skill hit multiple targets, which can be incredibly useful.

This build here has less march speed but packs a heavy punch, espcially for magic Units. Pick up some base stats in the Magic Tree and make your way to Energy Boost as this will give you extra rage, damage and maybe also hit multiple targets.

Then you want to make your way to Elemental Boost and make sure you only bring Magic Units and pick up the talents on the way shown in my image. You now have great extra rage and damage. The last points then should be spend in the Mobility Tree to at least gain some extra march speed when in the open field.


I hope this guide for building Atheus helped you investing without wasting much time and resources. If you liked it or you further questions (or maybe also annnotations that you believe should be added here in this guide), please don’t hesitate to post them below in the comment section. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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