Best Genghis Khan Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Rise of Kingdoms

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Are you planning to or already running Genghis Khan 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 Genghis Khan perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Genghis Khan, 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.

As with every legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms, you want to max out Khan’s 1st skill before you take him higher. At 2-Star you also want to max out his 2nd skill. This rage reduction is really great to fire the active skill more often. Still, it’s a double-bladed sword that will give you more cavalry march speed in the open field but also give you a march speed reduction when actively attacking. This forces you to really take care to not get caught in a bad position.

Then I’d also take him to 4-Star and try to land at least one skill level on the 3rd and 4th skill. You will get a plain attack buff on all attacks. You need to use all cavalry units but that’s mandatory for Genghis Khan anyway (see more on that below).

From here you should expertise him (if that’s your plan with him, otherwise just leave him at 5-5-1-1 or 5-5-5-1).

Best Troops

Genghis Khan is all about cavalry. I mean I can’t tell any other commander in Rise of Kingdoms who is more demanding a certain troop type.

You have cavalry only in his 3rd AND 4th skill, his 2nd skill only buffs cavalry units. Also his talent builds below will put half of the talent points into the cavalry tree, so running him on all-cavalry marches is something you have to do.

Best Commander Pairing for Genghis Khan

Minamoto is a excellent rage engine to have along Khan to cycle through his active skill more frequently. Find the talent builds for Minamoto here.
Cao Cao is also a commander that can create a ton of extra rage that Khan can make really good use of. Find the talent builds for Cao Cao here.
Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) also fits perfectly with Genghis Khan as a rage engine and has good skill damage as well. The archery-synergy also helps a lot. Find the talent builds for Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) here.
Takeda Shingen provides a ton of survivability as seconday commander which can be useful in Sunset Canyon as well as open field combat. Find the talent builds for Takeda Shingen here.
Saladin adds a lot of survivability to the march if you plan on rally with Khan. Find the talent builds for Saladin 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 Genghis Khan:
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 nicely with Genghis Khan as it has a chance to generate additional rage with each normal attack that will help him go through his active skill faster.
Ring of Doom increases basically all damage that he does and is a great scaling damage-increasing accessory without any requirements.

Best Builds For Genghis Khan

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Genghis Khan 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.

As I said this is the build that I recommend to use with Genghis Khan and here’s how to re-build it with the order of points:

Skill Tree is obviously the first step when creating this build and Rejuvenate is your first goal here because it will give such a nice extra rage that Genghis can use so much. After that use all the points needed to get Feral Nature without wasting any additional point on the way there.

Cavalry Tree will now be your go-to and Undying Fury will give you additional rage with every attack and is a no-brainer to get first.

Next, I’d recommend Emblazoned Shield to reduce the skill damage Genghis Khan gets because this is really useful, no matter if rallying or on the open field.

If you do open field a lot with him you also want to get Charge because this can be very useful in several situations as well.

You can potentially change one thing about this build and that would be swapping out Helberg (dealing additional damage to archer units) and get Naked Rage instead. In my opinon that’s a good deal because you will deal 2% extra skill damage but also get 2% extra skill damage but as you’re one of the commanders with the highest skill damage against a single target you probably be the one that benefits more from that and you can ignore the 2% extra damage you take.

Also, you have Emblazoned Shield that will reduce the skill damage you get so it’s a smart move.


I hope this guide for building Genghis Khan 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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