Keira is, without any doubt, the most powerful epic commander in Rise of Kingdoms with that insane skill damage increase with her passive skill and also a really decent AoE damage of her primary skill.
Obviously she performs really well either with a commander that deals a lot of skill damage or when you use her with another commander that uses AoE damage and has synergy with either any army type or archer armies you can simply crush in Ark of Osiris.
I have here three talent tree builds that make sense to use with Keira.
When you star up Keira, 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.
Obtaining sculptures for Keira can be tough as you can only obtain her through Ceroli Crisis.
In theory her 4th skill is the one you want to go for because it will skyrocket the skill damage dealt and will be super useful in Ark of Osiris or any other situation where you rely on skill damage.
In a perfect world, you would want to max out her 1st skill and then take her to 4-Star directly to hope landing as many skill levels on her 4th skill.
In reality, it’s not that easy so you should level her as you have access to her sculptures and aim for maxing her out in the long run anyway as her expertise skill is also really sweet.
Keira cares primarily about Archers. Her 3rd skill will give archer units a attack and defense buff and, let’s be honest, there’s no useful talent build for Keira that doesn#t require you to take at least half of the archery tree.
Best Commander Pairing
With Keira you will have multiple interesting options if you’re using him as the primary commander:
|Barbarians||Open Field||Ark of Osiris|
|If you go into a battle with neutral units where it can be close, take Lohar. Otherwise, use her with any commander you feel you should or want to use.||
Keira’s 4th skill along with skill damage is a rocket! So, pairing her with secondary commanders like Sun Tzu
They also provide a reasonable rage engine that will keep that pairing rolling.
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
Best Builds For Keira
In general her talent tree is pretty obvious to use as you have the Peacekeeping Tree that doesn’t make a lot of sense (except for one build) – but let’s go through all of them.
Archer Build (All-Archer Army)
This is the main build that I recommend you to use if you run her primary and use her with a secondary commander with high synergy and with a full archer army:
The reason why this tree works fine is that a big part of her power comes from her passive skill (and that’s the insane debuff that increases skill damage on her enemies) – and you don’t need a rage engine to generate lots of range because this is a passive skill.
When re-building this talent setup you have a tough choice where to start and I recommend you to go into the Archery Tree first to unlock Venomous Sting – this increases the skill damage of Keira and her secondary commander and walks hand-in-hand with her debuff and AoE skill. But it gets crazyier with damage buffing.
But first now I would go into the Skill Tree and get Latent Power. This will buff skill damage by 6% for only using 11 talent points and you get Burning Blood as well which is, point-for-point, a great value for Keira at this point.
From here you start getting Whistling Arrows in the Archery Tree unlocked as quick as possible to get another chance to increase all damage (including skill damage) by 25% – imagine rolling all this increased damage with a secondary commander that will deal massive skill damage, you will crush.
Now the last points should go into Rejuvenate in the Skill Tree, even though you’re not that dependant on a rage engine it still is a huge increase. Last points then into Razor Sharp, Full Quiver and Tactical Mastery.
Skill Build (Mixed Army)
If you run Keira, for whatever reason, with a mixed army composition you can’t focus that much on the Archery Tree and then the Skill Tree is what you need:
You also want to get Venomous Sting in the Archery Tree first as it will increase that skill damage of Keira and her secondary commander no matter what troops you use – you will “waste” some talent point on the way but it’s still so valuable that you shouldn’t even think about having any build for Keira without.
After that it’s time to go for the Skill Tree and get Rejuvenate first before maxing out Feral Nature. This build will give her a massive range engine and she will cycle her primary skill a lot but I still say that she will deal less damage than running her with a full archer army and the Archery Build you see above.
March Speed / Barbarian Build
If you level her up and have her spend much time in the open field you want to get a hybrid build that will improve her march speed:
First you will go into the Peacekeeping Tree and make your way to Thoroughbreds to get more march speed and also decrease the Action Points you need and experience she will gain from hunting barbarians – can be helpful to level her up faster.
Important, only spend 1 point into Thoroughbreds or you will be short later and that extra march speed is better than wasting attack power overall!
Now make your way to the Archery Tree and get Whistling Arrows unlocked by getting Venomous Sting first.
Last step will be getting Rejuvenate. If you’re really lacking march speed you can also put only 1 point into Rejuvenate and get 3 points into Thoroughbreds but that’s up to you – I personally will always prioritize Rejuvenate instead of some march speed.
Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Keira with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂
What’s you opinion on these builds for Keira in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂