Best Nico Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Call of Dragons

call of dragons best nico build

Are you planning to or already running Nico in Call of Dragons in one of your legions and want to see how you should invest the talent points, what artifacts works best and what other hero 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 Nico perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Nico, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade the skills of your heroes 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.

Nico is a great hero and quite beginner friendly to be versatile and his whole skill kit is taylored towards open field and really effective. I recommend that you max out his 1st skill and then unlock the other skill before leveling them up too much (unless you have the resources and want to). At 5111 he is already quite viable and from here you can comfortably work towards expertising him. The reason is that you want to drop as little skill levels into his 2nd skill that is practically useless for the acerage player. In the long run you want to expertise him as the extra damage factor after using his active skill means (mathematically) 300 extra active damage factor on average (0.8*0.8*0.8*(200+200+200))

Best Troop Types

With all the talents and his 3rd skill, I recommend running Nico only with Marksman Units to be as effective as possible. Also as marksmen units have such a short range (compared to mage units), they often start off-tanking and dealing active counterattack damage.

Best Hero Pairing for Nico

Hosk also work fine (but you can actually pair him with any hero in Call of Dragons). I only say he works fine as he is only available for high-spender sin the earlier stages of Call of Dragons as you can only get him through the Honour Store with VIP Level 10+. He works amazing as he buffs up practically everything that Nico does but requires, as I said, quite a high investment including his 3rd and 4th skill leveled up. In a perfect world I’d say Hosk is the best fit for Nico. Find the talent builds for Hosk here.
Kinnara is beyond any doubt the best combination along Nico, you will incredible amounts of damage and with Nico as the primary hero you can inflict the DEF break with his active skill, then his with Kinnara a lot harder . Alternatively you can consider running Kinnara primary to be able to have the Control Tree active but you want Nico expertised as you can use Ambush in the Control Tree to practically have always the chance to inflight DEF break and then Nico will deal his 200 extra damage. Find the talent builds for Kinnara here.
Theia is a valid option BUT ONLY if you are using Wilderburg as your faction to have the flying riders that will trigger Theia’s 3rd skill. If you do NOT run that faction, don’t think about pairing Theia along Nico!. Find the talent builds for Theia here.
Gwanwyn is a great early-game pairing as you can easily level her up, they share the marksman syernergy and just go really well along each other. The further you upgrade Nico, you want to use him as the primary hero for the legion. With the added damage against Darklings and Dark Legions this is more an early-game pairing, though. Find the talent builds for Gwanwyn here.
Kregg is also a really nice F2P pairing with Nico, also about Marksmen and the area damage. You’re missing out on the flying units synergy unless you run Wilderberg as your faction. If you do, I’d prefer Kregg over Gwanwyn anytime. Find the talent builds for Kregg here.

Best Artifacts

In terms of artifacts, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Nico:

Shadowblades is by far the craziest artifact to equip Nico with (except you run him in a secondary legion with Kinnara as the leader in the other legion, then I would equip it on Kinnara) with and you will deal incredible damage doing so + the overall Marksman unit buff is also out of this world.
Heartpiercer is the epic version of Shadowblades and should be your alternative pick if you don’t have Shadowblades available. You will not deal direct damage but you inflight DEF break so you can also trigger Nico’s expertised ability to deal 200 extra active damage factor.
Viaola’s Bow can be a nice alternative if you don’t have Shadowblades available or you have it equipt, as mentioned, to Kinnara. I’d still prefer Hearthpiercer in that situation but it’s a valid backup.
Archery Master’s Manual is more on the defense spectrum from the stats but has an active damage-increasing buff when used actively that also works alright with Kinnara. I’m not the greates fan except your have your marksman march as your off-tank march.
Bomb Flinger is a useful artifact but ONLY if you run with Nico against Behemoths, otherwise the active artifact skill will not work!.

Best Builds For Nico

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Nico that make sense when running Nico as the primary hero in any legion in Call of Dragons. 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.

For me this is the talent build you want to run with Nico. I see some builds that try find too much defense, but running a offense hero like Nico with Marksman Units that are about dealing damage are simply not for defense and they will never sustain – your best chance is to nuke the enemy before they close the gap towards you.

So, after unlocking the center node go directly into the Marksman Tree and pick up the extra attack , additional rage so you can deal your active hero skill damage more frequently and apply the def debuff and more skill damage to unlock Shower of Blows, adding even more damage for the next rage skill. Then pick up more health as this helps most when the enemy can close the gap towards you and let your legion stay out in the field longer and helps keeping Delight active, generating more extrea rage for you. With Burst Shot you gain basically a second expertised-scale skill damage for Nico and you will deal a lot of damage.

The leftover points are now well-spent in the Precision Tree, with more attack and counterattack and the final points should then land in Whirlwind, adding more extra hero skill damage. This build will make Nico a damage-dealing beast.

For PvE raiding (e.g. Behemots as mentioned above in the artifacts section), the Precision Tree might be your friend and this build is designed specifically for this. Don’t brawl the open field with this build only for raiding Behemoths. This talent build is all about damage output for exactly that raid situations, you don’t need any defense as if you take damage on Behemoth raid with a Marksman hero like Nico it’s not working anyway.

So, after you unlocked the center node, take all the attack boost in the precision Tree towards Invincible which increases damage further. Then take the yellow marked talents towards Mark of War. Mark of War is great as it takes 1 minute into combat but gives a great damage boost. This is why you can’t use this build in the open field, combats will end or leaving the combat is far to frequent.

Then spend the last points in the red-marked talents (High Spirits for more rage, Supression and Force of Will) once you unlocked Mark of War and you will deal as much damage as possible on Behemoths.


I hope this guide for building Nico 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 comment section. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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