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

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

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Skill Order

When you star up Jan Zizka, 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.

If you want to micro-optimize the skill unlock order of Jan Zizka’s skill, this would probably be one of the few legendary commanders where I’d say star him up as soon as you can and try to unlock all skills to Level 1 as all of them buff him and skill damage so much that each one of them is worth getting. But, moving to reality, if you really think about building Jan Zizka and using him the way he is designed (as a garrison commander), you really have to Expertise him to make him useful so this optimization of skill order is more like a theoretical part.

Best Troops

Jan Zizka has a lot of strong buffs for Cavalry and with the pairing it gets more about Cavalry – so, before over-thinking it too much here, you want to run Jan Zizka with only Cavalry, if possible (espcially when you pair with Nevsky) or at least as much Cavarly as you can get.

Best Commander Pairing for Jan Zizka

Alexander Nevsky is an exeptional pairing that will bring the best results as Nevsky’s 4th skill along with Jan Zizka will buff up skill damage taken by your target by 60% so the skill damage Jan Zizka puts out combined with Nevsky will punish enemies so heavily it hurts. It’s odd that the best pairing is a non-garrison commander but it’s just amazing how well their synergy works. Find the talent builds for Alexander Nevsky here.
Jadwiga is the other obvious pairing as you have two cavarly garrison commanders to use along each other and don’t get me wrong, they work really well together but have the downside that you have to run 100% cavarly in that setup or you will be missing out on a lot. But especially against Archers this is a really strong setup. Find the talent builds for Jadwiga here.
Yi Sun-Sin (YSS) is also a pairing that has a lot of potential and, although not as synergy-loaded as the pairings avobe, one that works well. Find the talent builds for Yi Sun-Sin (YSS) here.

Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.

Best Equipment

In terms of equipment, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Jan Zizka:
As Cavalry Commander, you want to equipt with the normal cavalry equipment gear pieces, starting with Windswept Set And Vanguard Set as the basic equipment to put onto him. From there you can take it to the more advanced equipment pieces

Horn of Fury is an accessory that fits so well with Jan Zizka with the extra rage that will help you fire off that primary skill quicker and cycle through it more frequently. Especially as he is buffing skill damage, this scales quite well with him.
Ring of Doom is just an incredible accessory to run as you have the chance to deal extra damage and this works really well with Jan Zizka as well as you also increase the skill damage.

Best Builds For Jan Zizka

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Jan Zizka 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.

There’s only one talent tree build with Jan Zizka that makes sense and should be used and this is it. There’s no real order in which you should invest your talent points as you should not even think about using Jan Zizka as garrison captain without having him fully maxed (and using this build). Please remember that this talent build doesn’t even include the talents that work well against archers as they aren’t needed as all Jan Zizka setups already do so well against archers out of the box.


I hope this guide for building Jan Zizka 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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