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

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

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

  • LeonidasB+Full Tier List
    Here is a quick overview of the rankings of Leonidas 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: A+Rally: BCanyon: A+Defense: DFull Tier List

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Skill Order

Skill 1
Skill 2
Skill 3
Skill 4
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: 5511 and this is the recommended way to get there:


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Best Troops

Leonidas is all about infantry marches, especially as his 2nd skill requires to only have infantry units in the march to give that extra defense and rage boost.

Best Commander Pairing for Leonidas

Guan Yu
Guan Yu
Harald Sigurdsson
Harald Sigurdsson
Charles Martel
Charles Martel

Guan Yu By far, the most effective and powerful pairing that makes it into lots of meta marches right now is using Guan Yu as the primary commander with Leonidas secondary. Guan will pack a punch and deal loads of damage and Leonidas will make that march really sustainable and also benefit that 50% extra from the silence that Guan Yu provides – a really powerful setup for the open field.. Harald Sigurdsson Pairing Leonidas with Harald is also a setup that will get you out of trouble easily and no attacker really want to mess with that. Charles Martel is also a super tanky option with Leonidas primary but only use that in younger kingdoms where better commanders aren’t available, yet. -. -.

Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.

Best Equipment Forge Order

You should not use Leonidas as primary commander so it makes little sense to craft, recommend or prioritize gear and artifacts for him.

Best Builds For Leonidas

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Leonidas 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.

As Leonidas works really well as secondary commander, there’s not that many use-cases you want to run him so let’s start with the one talent build you probably run him most.Sunset Canyon BuildSo when you run Leonidas in Sunset Canyon, and that’s probably the only reason to build his talents unless you’re in a rather new kingdom, you really want to run this talent build. Making your way to Desprate Elegy first will be great and that situation comes in often and it will bump up Leonidas rage generation by a lot and give him a strong finish boost.With the leftover points you want to make your way to Hold The Line and don’t forget to also get Strong of Body on the way and it’s a solid build that will give you a lot of fun running him in Canyon.From here spend the last points in Loose Formation and Balance.


I hope this guide for building Leonidas 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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