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Best Imhotep Builds (Talents, Skill Order, Pairing & Equipment) In Rise of Kingdoms

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

Current Ranking – is Imhotep S-Tier, A-Tier, or D-Tier?!

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Imhotep
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Here is a quick overview of the rankings of Imhotep 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:
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Canyon:
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Skill Order

Skill 1
Skill 2
Skill 3
Skill 4
Expertise
Skill Order Finetuning
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: 5555 and this is the recommended way to get there:






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Best Troops

As epic commander you should not care too much about troops types with Imhotep, espcially as you will run him most of the times as secondary commander where this is not limitation whatsoever as none of his skills reuquire you to run only archers.

Best Commander Pairing for Imhotep

Hermann
Hermann
Kusunoki
Kusunoki
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Boudica
Boudica
Keira
Keira

Hermann is probably the best pair for Imhotep if you plan to brawl the opwn field with him. Hermann also reduce target rage and has silence in place and along with Imhotep’s rage reduction, you can basically shut down your enemy effecitively with that combination and with Hermann bringin some aditional macrch speed to the party, you have a match. Kusunoki is another great apiring that provides great utility by clearing all kinds of negative effects on your march and that helps a lot more than you think. I personally would choose Hermann over Kusunoki for the simple reason that the damage might be lower overall, but Kusunoki misses the march speed and without that you’re just floating around the open field. Joan of Arc (the epic version, not the Prime legendary version) can also work as primary commander to pair Imhotep with as the support tree doesn#t support direct skill damage which Imhotep doesn’t do, so they would work well togehter, too. Boudica (the epic version, not the Prime legendary version) is a solid early-game pairing with Imhotep where you would try to bring as many archers as possible. Keira is, in theory, also a great pairing but looking at when you have her and you can Expertise her from Ceroli Crisis, you will normally have a bunch of legendary commanders ready.

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 Imhotep. 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:

Chain Mail
Chain Mail is super cheap to craft and gives some attack so it's the best first gear item to craft and equip
Sturdy Boots
Sturdy Boots will give some defense and gathering speed which is not too exciting but they are also cheap to craft and give at least a few stats and should be your second gear item to equip
Helm of the Phoenix
Helm of the Phoenix is the first green item to craft and equip and although the stats overall are not too impressive, at this early stage they still help and are a solid progress
Leather Gloves
Leather Gloves gives some health which is always good (and I mentioned numerous times that health is the strongest stat in the game) so you can't go wrong now with this as your next gear item, espcially considering the low crafting costs
Ranger Trousers
Ranger Trousers is also not too exciting but the only green piece that gives any stats to archers so take it
Blessed Blade
Blessed Blade is the last open gear slot to equip and the reason why I recommend this last is that archers normally don't have a huge problem with attack and this item provides attack), they normally struglge more with durability in combats so this will make you deal more damage which is fine but doesn't help with any defensive stats at all - for that reason I recommend this gear item last here
Commanders Heavy Armor
Commanders Heavy Armor is the next gear piece and you should skip the green one here for sure as it is even worst for archer stats than the white gear piece you're having, so get the blue directly and save yourself some crafting resources and the health increase you get here is quite massive
Staff of the Lost
Staff of the Lost should be the next gear to replace the green one, for the simple reason that you can now get defense instead of attack which makes your march a lot more durable and reliable
Greaves of the Exile
Greaves of the Exile is like the weapon the next logical step as it is now available and you should have the resources to craft it
Flame Treads
Flame Treads now finally replace the white boots. There was simply nothing good available so far that made sense so you have rather saved resources by jumping from white to epic directly and with massive 5.5% health it's a great gear item that set you up well here

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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):

Silent Trial
Silent Trial
Ancient Strategem
Ancient Strategem
Call of the Loyal
Call of the Loyal

Silent Trial -.Ancient Strategem -.

Best Builds For Imhotep

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Imhotep 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.

In case you want to use Imhotep as the primary commander (and looking at the pairing section there’s not many reason to do so – ATTENTION! I have to point that out as there are some misunderstandings here regarding Imhotep as your city defender captain: even when you use him for city defense, and he’s the best epic to do that, you still NEED to run him as secondary commander to be able to use his rage reduction from his Expertise! So, there’s NO reason to make a garrison talent build for Imhotep! Sorry for the bold font but I really saw people making that mistake and I wasn’t sure if I pointed that out clear enough above).

Conclusion

I hope this guide for building Imhotep 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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