Are you planning to or already running El Cid 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 El Cid perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.
Current Ranking – is El Cid S-Tier, A-Tier, or D-Tier?!
- El CidC+Here is a quick overview of the rankings of El Cid for the different game modes. Please refer to the full tier list linked below to see the ranking of all commanders in Rise of Kingdoms and full evaluation and priority.Open Field: ARally: C+Canyon: BDefense: C
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With El Cid you’ll be brawling around the open field a lot, so you also should take as many archers with you as you can, ideally a march with only archers as the march speed bonus of his 3rd skill only applies to archers and other troops will slow you down.
Best Commander Pairing for El Cid
Frederick is a nice commander to pair El Cid with if you want to brawl around in the open field. Julius Caesar is, like Freddy, a very nice commander pairing for open field. Mehmed II can also make a good open field pairing along El Cid, just like Frederick or Caesar. Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) is a phenomenal option for rallying with El Cid primary. They work hand-in-hand and share a ton of synergies. Ramesses also is a great pairing along El Cid and the shared archer synergy is absolutely worth it.
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
Best Equipment Forge Order
In terms of equipment, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for El Cid. I have tailored this priority order that you can follow step-by-step to prevent forging and running equipment that is not useful or only provides a very small improvement. Follow the equipment path step-by-step and you will have the best and most economical gear:
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And for the artifacts I have tested the different ones here so you can see which ones perform the best (of course I only tested/list the ones that make sense):
Horn of Fury will let El Cid cycle through is active skill more frequently so you can use it more often. Along the talent build that will keep rolling faster and faster.Ring of Doom just adds flat extra damage by percentage and this affects all damage he deals, from normal to skill damage and everything in between.
Best Builds For El Cid
Below you will find the talent tree builds for El Cid 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.
I hope this guide for building El Cid 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.