Jadwiga is an interesting commander, although not a commander I’d recommend working for every player, but she has some really interesting aspects that I will describe below. In this guide you will find all about her role in Rise of Kingdoms, how to level up her skills, what marches to use her with, what commanders she pairs well with and also the best talent builds for her depending where you want to use her.
So, there are actually some things you can do with Jadwiga and the primary thing is using her as a garrison commander. That’s the most obvious role she has and also the one she works best in. With her cavalry and mobility tree she can also act as a Ark carrier with good march speed as well.
She can be used in Sunset Canyon decently but I wouldn’t recommend building her for only that reason and in open field I personally think there are so many other options – and I also don’t like her trees there with mobility and cavalry she won’t generate much rage. Still, she can be a useful secondary commander there, but more on that below at the talent builds.
See how Jadwiga is ranking in the different game modes of Rise of Kingdoms in my current tier list.
With his stars, you can fine-tune in what order you unlock her skills and level them so here’s my recommendation:
As with every legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms, you really want to max out her first skill before taking it any further. It deals good damage and the additional damage buff is amazing.
From here it’s a tough spot and depends how much you want to invest into Jadwiga. If you are willing to get her to 4-Star and have the stars, do that and unlock all the other skills. The 4th skill is the one you’re ultimately after for the extra rage while the other give nice buffs but don’t need to be maxed.
Expertising her is only needed when you want to use her as the garrison commander.
Although Jadwiga has no specific skill that requires cavalry units exclusively, her second skill does only buff cavalry troops and also all talent builds are including cavalry tree talents (when running Jadwiga as the primary commander). The clear recommendation is here to run as many cavalry units as possible with her.
Best Commander Pairing
When it comes to pairing her as garrison commander, run her with the usual suspects and those are garrison commanders like Theodora, Wu Zetian or others (see the tier list here to find those that are well in defense)
If you run her in the open field, you really want to combine her with a commander that is able to generate a lot of rage, like Saladin. Also Xiang Yu is a good pair and the direct damage factor of the active skill is a good match for Jadwiga’s buff.
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
Best Builds For Jadwiga
So, if you read the intro part about her role you already know that there are three major roles she can play and each one has a different talent build, in my opinion. Below you find the ones that will fit that needs with some deeper explanation on why I’ve chosen the talents as I did.
In terms of equipment, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Jadwiga:
|Helmet||Windswept War Helm||Abyssal Visage||Abyssal Visage|
|Chest||Windswept Breastplate||Dark Lord’s Blessing||Dark Lord’s Blessing|
|Weapon||Vanguard Halberd||Vanguard Halberd||Heart of the Saint|
|Gloves||Windswept Bracers||Iset’s Sufferance||Iset’s Sufferance|
|Leggins||Vanguard Greaves||Vanguard Greaves||Gladiator|
|Boots||Windswept Boots||Cloud Racers||Cloud Racers|
|Forge Time||49 Days||161 Days||272 Days|
You have at the left side the absolute starter setup that you want to get when running him. The middle step is where you fit in good alternatives to improve where it makes sense and at the right side you have the setup that most players run with this commander. ATTENTION! The best possible whale setup is NOT included here as it will not be obtainable for most players and I don’t want to list “best-of-the-best” here just for the sake of having it here. If you’re able to et the best gear for this commander, you don’t need to follow these recommendations anyway.
Garrison Commander Build
Here’s the build that I recommend using when you run Jadwiga as a garrison commander:
With King’s Guard, Impregnable and Impenetratable Infortifications you have great talents to make any defensive situation better for you with good plain buffs. Saving Cross is the only talent useful from the mobility tree and the reduced skill damage is something you will definitely recognize.
Know The Enemy and Divine Favor are not really that useful so I recommend putting the remaining points in the Cavalry Tree.
Undying Fury should be the first to generate a little more rage and Emblazoned Shield and Disarm are really useful and the buffs you pick up on the way there are also working well.
For me not only a pretty solid setup, also one that I don’t see any alternatives to.
Open Field Build
As I said in the beginning, I’m not a huge fan of running Jadwiga as primary commander in the open field due to her lack of rage generation, but if you do you have your reason so this is the build I’d run her with:
This build is fast, you have so much additional march speed that you will be able to move quick around.
If you’re going in here get Undying Fury first to get the extra rage before getting Lightning Charge, Vortex and Saving Cross in the Mobility Tree.
Then go to the Cavalry Tree and make all your way to the Rallying Cry that will ramp up damage and there’s a lot of useful buffs on your way there.
Last but not least get Hasty Departure and you’re good to go running Jadwiga in the open field. But as I said, you really want to consider running her as secondary commander to get her skills in as her talent trees aren’t that nice and use a rage engine commander primary.
Ark Carrier Build
For this case you really want to get all the march speed possible so this is the build that you should use:
To make this build happen you want all the march speed you possibly can get and getting all in on the Mobility Tree is a must, unlocking Time Management as quickly as possible. From here you can use the remaining points to invest into Emblazoned Shield and this should do the trick for Jadwiga in Ark of Osiris as a carry.