Nebuchadnezzar is working really well in several modes in Rise of Kingdoms and has proven his value for quite some time so I wanted to give you this updated full guide on his mechanics, pairings, skills and talent tree setups to use so you can get the most out of him if you’re running hi,
With his primary skill that deals solid direct damage to multiple targets and more skills that work well in buffing and rebuffing, he can be played in rallying, open field and also Sunset Canyon and with the right commander pairing he will be able to pack quite a punch. He is also one of the few commanders that you want to run if you’re the rally leader.
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With his levels, you can fine-tune in what order you unlock his skills and with Nebuchadnezzar there are a few things to mind.
The main thing is if you use Nebuchadnezzar as the rally leader or not. In theory the setup as a rally leader would be slightly different but as the rally leader you need to have him maxed and unlock his expertise skill anyway so there’s no need to fine-tune his skill order.
If you don’t plan the use hima s the rally leader (or you want at one point in the future), the best skill order would be maxing his 1st skill as you would with every legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms.
From here I’d directly unlock his 4th skill and hope that many levels go into his 2nd and 4th skill since the 3rd skill is for rally leader only. This way you can run him in canyon or open field comfortably until you get at the point where you max him out and also get the option to use Nebuchadnezzar as the rally leader.
Nebuchadnezzar is an archer commander so ideally you want to use him with as many archer units as possible and pair him with another archer commander – but there’s no skill or talent that heavily demands him running archer-only marches.
Best Commander Pairing
With Nebuchadnezzar you want to run other archery commanders to get the best synergy and for me the main options that make sense are Yi Seong-Gye and you will see sick AoE damage happening and overall great synergy.
You can also pair him up with Ramesses or Cyrus and they go along really well by having the additional damage factor and the buffs that pair up really well.
One interesting pairing is with Artemisia but you want to run Artemisia as primary commander to fully make use of her silence effect of her 4th skill.
Tomyris is also a commander you can run him with.
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
In terms of equipment, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Nebu:
|Helmet||Helm of Phoenix||Revival Helm||Revival Helm|
|Chest||Chain Mail||Chain Mail||Revival Plate|
|Weapon||Staff of the Lost||Golden Age||Golden Age|
|Gloves||Leather Gloves||Revival Gauntlets||Revival Gauntlets|
|Leggins||Greaves of the Exile||Greaves of the Exile||Revival Greaves|
|Boots||Sturdy Boots||Sturdy Boots||Flame Treads|
|Forge Time||47 Days||161 Days||264 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.
Best Builds For Nebuchadnezzar
There are for me only two different talent builds that make sense (you can of course adapt them here and there a little bit) – and that’s one for rallying with Nebuchadnezzar and the other’s for open field or canyon or whatever else you might want to run him
This is the general talent build that you will run unless you’re the rally leader with Nebuchadnezzar:
There are several buffs in there that are helpful along with rage generation.
In order you want to get Rejuvenate first in the Skill Tree to add more rage whenever you use the skill so this gets Nebuchadnezzar cycling through skill faster. After that I’d go for Venemous Sting in the Archery Tree as it also gives a good bunch of march speed along the path.
From here Clarity and the rest points in Buckler Shield, Latent Power and Full Quiver and you have a well-rounded talent build that goes well with Nebuchadnezzar’s overall kit.
This here is the build you want to run with Nebuchadnezzar if you rally with him (rally leader or not):
With this talent setup you have a good amount of extra rage generated and good buffs that will reduce the damage you take and boost your own damage output.
In terms of priority go for the Skill Tree first with Rejuvenate but honestly if you run rally with Nebuchadnezzar you should have him maxed so there’s only little use in making a talent priority for building.