Best Edward of Woodstock Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Rise of Kingdoms

rise of kingdoms best edward of woodstock build

Are you planning to or already running Edward of Woodstock 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 Edward of Woodstock perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Edward of Woodstock, 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.

With Edward you have a difficult situation to start with. The thing is, his primary skill doesls such massive damage that you should max it out right away, but in the open field you normally have your enemies running away so it’s hard to reach that high rage requirement.

If you do open field with him, I’d rather star him up to 2-Star first and also get some extra skill points into his 2nd skill to get that extra march speed bonus. This will help a lot to fire off the primary skill more frequently.

From here you can either take him to 4-Star and max him out or also go star-by-star, the difference is not that much.

Best Troops

Edward is all about Archers and you see that as 3 of his 4 skills do directly affect archer units. Also, talent builds with him only make sense when spending a nice bunch of talent points into the Archer Tree. With Edward just take full archer marches, everything else is not worth it and you do even neglect the 3rd skill if you don’t.

Best Commander Pairing for Edward of Woodstock

Tomyris is a great choice as she will synergize really well with Edward in many ways and how their skills work together (no surprise as they are released along each other). Find the talent builds for Tomyris here.
Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) who will also boost the skill damage that Edward will deal, all this will be an insane amount so they form a great pairing along each other as well. Find the talent builds for Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) here.
Ramesses is another interesting pairing here as you will gain more survivability as this is what the above pairings lack a little. Find the talent builds for Ramesses here.
El Cid will provide you with healing factor or resistance that will also suit Edward really well. Find the talent builds for El Cid here.

Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.

Best Equipment

As an Archery commander you should start equipping him with equipment like Revival set items, Golden Age and Flame Threads as basic setup before starting to equip stronger legendary equipment on him, but as his regular role is rally captain, you need to pick the strongest archery-guided gear available for him. The main problem comes later, though, as good legendary gear is not available when you would run him and by the time it’s available, Edward of Woodstock is no commander you will really be running as the primary commander anymore…

Best Builds For Edward of Woodstock

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Edward of Woodstock 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.

So, with that 1,350 rage requirement, you really want to make sure to pop that skill as fast and often as possible – it will deal rampage damage that is insane and Edwards biggest strengths – and for that reason, this talent build is all about generating or restoring rage for him. The talent build itself is the same you would see on commanders like Yi-Seong Gye or El Cid as they share the same talent trees.

So let’s have a look at the best order to make this build happen (you probably don’t have Edward of Woodstock maxed out, I guess):

First of all make your way in the Skill Tree towards Rejuvenate. This will restore 60 rage once you used a skill and contributes heavily towards getting Edwards first skill rolling over and over again. Then you want to unlock Feral Nature at any costs as fast as possible without wasting any talent points left or right that are not required to unlock Feral Nature. I know it looks like chances are quite low but in the long run, you will get 10 additional rage for every attack (statistically) and that’s a lot!

Clarity itself isn’t that exciting but if you can keep Edwards skill rolling it contributes and you need it to get Feral Nature so no second-guessing required.

In the Archery Tree you want to make your way over to Razor Sharp which grants you also some additional rage and then make your way up to Venomous Sting.


I hope this guide for building Edward of Woodstock 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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