Genghis Khan is all about rage generation and dealing massive skill damage and when used with a full cavalry army you will have a lot of fun with him – especially if you use the build that I have here for you 🙂
Genghis Khan Role
Genghis Khan strongest things are the open field and also rallying cities and objectives – and with some extra march speed on cavalry troops you will see that he does very well in doing it.
I’d even say he is one of the best commanders in the open field and also for rallying.
When you star up Genghis Khan, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade your skills as not all skills are equally good for him. 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).
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
With Tomyris you will have some interesting options if you’re using her as the primary commander. In general, you want to have commanders that don’t hit their primary skill that often or have a rage engine going on as you want her to stack her poison up as much as possible before using the active skill.
|With Saladin you can add tanki-ness to your marches and with Frederick you will get the rage engine from Khan that he always wanted. With Osman you will be able to fire of your active skill back to back.||Minamoto and Cao Cao are both excellent choices to run with Genghis Khan with insane rage generation and therefore extra damage. SYG alsofitsperfecty with rage generation and skill damage and with Alexander and his shield you get a legit combination as well.||Takeda add a good amount of survivability to Khan (also in open field) to make him worth it.|
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
Best Genghis Khan Builds
To be honest with you there’s only one build that I can actually recommend you and the reason is that going too deep down the cavalry Tree isn’t worth it and the Versatility Tree is basically useless for Genghis Khan.
The whole mechanic of him is based around rage building and this gives him actually one solid build that I recommend:
Skill Rage Build
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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 🙂
Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Genghis Khan with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂
What’s you opinion on these builds for Genghis Khan in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂