Best Chandragupta Builds (Talents, Skill Order, Pairing & Equipment) In Rise of Kingdoms

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Are you planning to or already running Chandragupta in Rise of Kingdoms in one of your marches and want to see how you should invest the talent points, what equipment works best and what other commanders 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 Chandragupta perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Chandragupta, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade the skills of your commander 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.

Chandragupta mechanics are a little different when it comes how he performs and applies damage. His active skill is a powerfull buff that makes troops deal significantly more damage to the target but there’s literally no direct skill damage involved. This comes into play by stacking up his Blessing and then using his 4th skill, which triggers right after ANY commander in your march uses an active skill. This removes the blessing and deals up to 2000 damage factor of direct damage. So, in order to build your skills with Chandragupta, I’d actually take him to 4-Star as quickly as possible and try to land as many skill points into the 3rd and 4th skill. The 2nd skill is a nice-to-have if you rally but not that relevant so only pick that up on your way to Experties – but if you#re not there yet, prioritize the 3rd and 4th skill, they have the biggest impact!

Best Troops

Chandragupta is all about cavalry and although the only skill part that requires having only cavalry is the 3rd skill – and that’s JUST a higher chance to apply the Exhaust effect, not the full skill. Overall you can run him with a mixed army, but bring as many cavarly as possible to gain the maximum effect out of his buffs.

Best Commander Pairing for Chandragupta

Genghis Khan makes a really great pairing with Chandragupta secondary and they can do savage work the way they interact, epscially if you run them with a full cavarly march. But also keep in mind that they have nothing they can do against getting swarmed so they will have an issue as soon as that happens. Find the talent builds for Genghis Khan here.
Saladin paired with Chandragupta as the secondary commander is a graet rally setup because both see a lot of extra rage and you gain a ton of tankiness from it. This makes Chandragupta a little less glass-cannon, which is always a big issue for him. Find the talent builds for Saladin here.
Takeda Shingen is also a good secondary commander to run along Chandragupta as he does care so much that you do normal attack damage to apply his debuff – and Chanragupta’s mechancis are all about doing extactly that. Find the talent builds for Takeda Shingen here.
William I is also a good pairing as you gain the area of effect buffings and damage but it has the restriction that you want to get swarmed (which is the opposite of using Khan), but for that use-case a very powerful commander pairing. Find the talent builds for William I here.

Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.

Best Equipment

In terms of equipment, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Chandragupta:
As Cavalry Commander, you want to equipt with the normal cavalry equipment gear pieces, starting with Windswept Set And Vanguard Set as the basic equipment to put onto him. From there you can take it to the more advanced equipment pieces

Horn of Fury works good here as it has a chance to generate additional rage with each normal attack that will help him go through his active skill faster. I’m actually not a big fan of using Chandragupty primary so this is a little theory-crafty for me, tbh.
Ring of Doom increases basically all damage that he does and is a great scaling damage-increasing accessory without any requirements.

Best Builds For Chandragupta

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Chandragupta that make sense when running as the primary commander in any march in Rise of Kingdoms. 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.

There’s, in my opinion, not too many options you have building Chandragupta’s talent tree. He’s a lot about cavalry and as you really want to run him in a full calvary march, investing all the points into the Cavalry Tree is no mistake. I’d go first into the Skill Tree, though and pick up Rejuvenate for the extra rage so you cycle faster through his active skill that makes normal troops deal much more damage and trigger his 4th skill more frequently. Some players prefer Heraldic Shield but i prefer Latent Power as this will affect his hugeh direct damage factor from his 4th skill + making him more durable is not worth it as he is such a glass-cannon that you need to run him with a commander that helps out with durability. Then go all-inn with the Cavalry Tree and see some crazy results happening.


I hope this guide for building Chandragupta 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 commen section. Thanks for reading and have a great day and see you out in the kingdoms.

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