Best Hannibal Barca Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Rise of Kingdoms

rise of kingdoms hannibal barca build

Hannibal Barca is for sure one of the most interesting commanders in Rise of Kingdoms and has been going through several stages between being less powerful and being extremely powerful.

Today, I think he’s quite balanced in the way how he performs if you use him right and use the correct talent tree build with him – what I will be showing you below.

Hannibal Barca Role

Hannibal Barca really shines when he’s able to rally stuff, no doubt about that and that’s also what I recommend you to do with him and what I have two builds for you below.

You can also use him against barbarians and Forts and in the open field as well, but I personally don’t like that there’s not enough march speed increase available in his talent trees so you will have to deal with him being quite slow (something I really don’t like in the open field).

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Skill Order

When you star up Hannibal Barca, 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.

Speaking in the perspective of 2021, Hannibal Barca’s skills are not that in place and order compared to other commanders.

In my opinion his 1st skill should deal a lot more direct damage, his 2nd skill should offer much more bonus damage and the healing portion in his 3rd skill is just out of place. His 4th skill is actually really nice.

So, with this in mind you should still max out his 1st skill and then take Hannibal Barca to 2-Star before you will max out his 2nd skill.

From here take him directly to 4-Star and hope to land as many skill level points into his 4th skill.

Best Troops

As primarily rally commander and with his 2nd skill favoring mixed troop armies, Hannibal should always go with a march and army setup that consists of 3 different unit types.

Best Commander Pairing

With Hannibal you will have multiple interesting options if you’re using him as the primary commander, but keep in mind that you want to stay away from commander that deal a lot of skill damage as Attila’s 3rd skill will reduce skill damage.

Rally Open Field Canyon
With Julius Caesar you can run a huge army capacity with much buffing and debuffing going on. Frederick is also a commander that is quite similar to Hannibal so they’re doing well together rallying cities.

Mehmed works also fine with bonus attacks and skill damage addd to the pairing.

Aethelflaed is, without any doubt, the best option for open field along With Hannibal Barca as she also buffs armies with 3 different troop types.

Julius will give your march more tank-ability but will not be super versatile and Joan will add a lot of support.

Run whatever commander you like to. Hannibal doesn’t really shine that much in this game mode so no outstanding synergies needed here.

Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.

Hannibal Barca Builds

Alright, let’s jump into the builds and I have here one for rallying stuff, rallying cities and also another mixed build for you.

Rally Build

This is the best build for Hannibal Barca and I don’t think that anyone could disagree:

rise of kingdoms hannibal barce build rallying stuff

Build with RoKTalent Builder

And this is the best order to spend your talent points:

First of all you will go into the Attack Tree and take Lord of War and Burning Blood, both great talents to have, to ultimately make your way to Effortless, the best talent you can get in the attack tree for your talent points.

Now make your way over to the Leadership Tree and and make your way on the right side to Strategic Prowess. After that take Fresh Recruits for a bigger army and then take on the sides the Armored To The Teeth talents.

Then take Close Formation to max out the Leadership Tree with Name Of The King.

If you have Hannibal Barca maxed you then have some points left that you can put into the Attack Tree again with Armored Joints.

That’s it for this build – and as I said, it’s the most effective one if you use Hannibal Barca to rally stuff.

Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Hannibal Barca with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂

Conquering Build

If you want to hit cities with Hannibal Barca, this build here can be also interesting:

rise of kingdoms hannibal barca build conquering

Build with RoKTalent Builder

To get that build go over to the Conquering Tree first and unlock Buckler Shield and Moment of Triumph first and then make your way over to Entrenched, which works great when hitting other players cities.

After that get Signal Flare and Marionette to unlock Meteor Shower over Tear of Blessing. No extra points spend int he Conquering Tree here.

After that go to the Attack Tree and get Burning Blood and Lord of War. This time we’re not getting Effortless because we want to get Strategic Prowess in the Leadership Tree with out talent points.

In the Leadership Tree you want to make your way up through Hidden Wrath for some nice extra rage and Healing Herbs to Strategic Prowess.

Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Hannibal Barca with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂

Open Field Build

If, for any reason, you want to go with the Attack Tree and take Barca to the open field you can play around with a build like this:

rise of kingdoms hannibal barca build open field

Build with RoKTalent Builder

First of all go into the Attack Tree and fo towards Effortless, which is the most powerful talent there.

After that get ARmored Joints and Unyielding just to get everything unlocked to make your way over to Last Stand.

After that, it’s time to head over to the Leadership Tree to get Healing Herbs and Hidden Wrath to get March Speed. It’s not that much but it definitely helps you.

After that take Strategic Prowess and Fresh recruits like we’ve seen it in the builds on top.

If you maxed out Hannibal Barca you now have the tough decision to either get Fight To The Death or Martial Mastery in the Attack Tree. I do not really like Fight To The Death because the damage increase is not that much and you will also get more damage, so I’d rather take Armed To The Teeth in the Leadership Tree to be honest with you guys.

Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Hannibal Barca with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂


What’s you opinion on these builds for Hannibal Barca in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂

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