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

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Are you planning to or already running Scipio Africanus (Prime) 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 Scipio Africanus (Prime) perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.

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Skill Order

When you star up Scipio Africanus (Prime), 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.

All of Scipio’s skills a blockbuster and very powerful. You want to invest fully into expertising him and you will not regret that. If you’re not able to go all-in with him, that’s alright, you can already run him wild in the open field without having him expertised. In this case I’d say max out the first skill and then star up all the way as much as you can and level the skills up as you can. Unlocking them is always stronger than reaching an additional skill level and, as I said, you want to expertise him all the way in the long run.

Best Troops

Scipio Prime is an Infantry commander but none of his skill per-se is limiting you to only run a full-infantry march – however, pairing him with other infantry commander plus the talent builds you see below kind-of do. So, I’d just run a full infantry march with him and have a ton of fun without overthinking.

Best Commander Pairing for Scipio Africanus (Prime)

Guan Yu has, for me, the best synergy as you gain shield through Scipio that makes Guan Yu deal more damage and overall they benefit so much from each other. Find the talent builds for Guan Yu here.
Alexander the Great makes along Scipio a march that will add a ton of tankiness and durability and there’s a lot shielding going on along the high-scaling direct damage skills that will give your enemies a tough time. Find the talent builds for Alexander the Great here.
Trajan can also work along Scipio and you might even run a mixed troop march when doing so. It’s a way better version of the well-known Trajan & Aethelflaed march. Find the talent builds for Trajan here.
Cheok Jun-Gyeong (CJ) works mazingly well due to one great synergy both of these commanders share… So, Scipio will shield and decrease skill damage dealt by the enemy while CJ will shield and deal AoE damage. This is a ton of shielding your enemy has to deal with, by taking extra damage and dealing less skill damage. Find the talent builds for Cheok Jun-Gyeong (CJ) here.
Honda Tadakatsu . Along with other commanders as you can pair Scipio with pretty much any other commander! Mehmed, Harald and even Aethelflaed make sense. If Scipio is your first legendary commander you can also pair him up with an epic commander even a Sun Tzu or Joan of Arc (the epic version) are pairs that will work relatively well. Find the talent builds for Honda Tadakatsu 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 Scipio Africanus (Prime):
Infantry doesn’t have a favored gear set that you should go for in general, but I recommend aiming to equip this commander with Windswept items as basic equipment and then start aiming for Witch’s Lineage, Quinn’s Soul, Gatekeeper’s Shield, Seth,s Brutality, Kuruak’s Humility and Frost Treads when you gear it towards max

Horn of Fury is a perfect accessory to use with Scipio Prime as it will help chaining his primary skill as much as possible and keeps it running.
Ring of Doom is the other accessory that I recommend for Scipio Prime for more damage. You might conisder Mora’s Web, but I personally like running the ring.

Best Builds For Scipio Africanus (Prime)

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Scipio Africanus (Prime) 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.

This is porbably the talent tree that works best for the majjority of players as very balanced with some exxtra rage and treats from the Support Treee and thenn all-inn with the Infantry Tree as this is where Scipio’s power is. Please also mind that Rejuvenate in the Support Tree does a lot more extra rage compared to the Skill Tree, so two points will be enough here or you very likely go over the rage cap and that point is wasted. If you pair Scipio up with a commander that does healing, however, you might consider getting Coutnerattack and Healing Elixir in the Skill Tree and cut it a little short in the Infantry Tree.

Here’s more a support build that I think will also run pretty great with Scipio Prime, but I would not get Snare of Thorns. Not because it’s useless or it might not work, I don’t take it as I think the other ones are just more valuable but if you decidet o put your points there it probably won’t be too dramatic.


I hope this guide for building Scipio Africanus (Prime) 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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