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

rise of kingdoms best hermann build

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

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Skill Order

When you star up Hermann, 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.

Best Skill Order
Skill 1
Skill 2
Skill 3
Skill 4
Skill Order Explanation
Below you will find the best order to unlock and level up skills by how useful they are so you don’t have to level the skills up one by one and spend a lot of extra sculptures on it. This will let you use this commander earlier and also saves you important Universal Sculptures in the long run!
Your sweetspot of skills to make this commander useful is: 5515 and this is the recommended way to get there:

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Best Troops

Unless using Hermann as the garrison commander, you should prioritize archers with Hermann’s 2nd skill buffing archers also in march speed. This is a nice boost and bringing a mixed army will neglect the march speed buff totally.

Best Commander Pairing for Hermann

Kusunoki and Hermann share the same talent tree and both care about skill damage, so they are a perfect match. Find the talent builds for Kusunoki here.
Sun Tzu will be a pairing amazing with loads of skill damage and rage engine that will make Hermanny roll his skill more frequently and silence the enemy. Find the talent builds for Sun Tzu here.
El Cid is even a pairing that let you silence the enemy entirely. Find the talent builds for El Cid here.
Keira is also a viable commander to pair with Hermann. Find the talent builds for Keira here.
Boudica is apairing for open field or Canyon or barbarians that works well with Hermann, too. Find the talent builds for Boudica 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 infantry-guided gear available for him

Best Builds For Hermann

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Hermann 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, here’s the best way to replicate this build when you don’t have Hermann fully maxed, yet:

Skill Tree – is the first priority here and you want to get Rejuvenate first for that sweet sweet extra rage and then move over to Feral Nature as fast as possible to get the extra rage. After that get Clarity. Like I said in the beginning, Hermann is here to contribute to the rage generation and this will make him a lot effective doing it. Naked Rage is a side talent that I also recommend to get but you can also go down the Archery Tree before getting this as it’s optional for getting Feral Nature unlocked.

Archery Tree – comes next to get up to Venomous Sting that will give him and his secondary commander a real nice buff in damage dealt. I’d try to get Razor Sharp first because it means even more additional rage which helps a lot. If you decide to not get Naked Rage in the Skill Tree you can also think about getting Rapid Fire in the Archery Tree. I don’t find huge differences between the two in performance with Hermann, it’s just if you prefer the consistent buff over trying to get the skills damage boost.

Hermann is also a solid city defender commander, especially if you’re earlier-ish in Rise of Kingdoms and don’t have any stronger legendary commander to protect your city – and that’s the build I recommend that will keep you from getting swarmed too easily.

Skill Tree is your first stop. I know this sounds weird because you think defense is about the garrison tree, right? Let me explain… The skill tree doesn’t care about what troops you have and when we talk about city defense you will always have mixed troops so you want all of them to get a buff rather than only having Archer troops buffed, makes sense right? Like in the build above go to Rejuvenate first and then get Clarity with Feral Nature as well. I explained above why you should follow that order so I don’t want to repeat it now.

Archer Tree – is the next priority and you want to get Razor Sharp for the extra rage generation, this is very important for Hermann to be as effective as possible so keep that in mind when spending your points in the talent tree. Rapid Fire here is also really important to get because you have mixed troops when defending your city and this will give all of them a buff.

Garrison Tree – now should be focused to unlock the Nowhere To Turn skill that also give you additional rage when getting attacked. The reason why using the Archery Tree before that is that you will not just get the extra rage when you defend your city but also for every normal attack which is better in my opinion, especially if you’re using Hermann earlier in Rise of Kingdoms. Last one is Impregnable to lower the skill damage taken.


I hope this guide for building Hermann 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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