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

rise of kingdoms best theodora talent build and commander guide

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

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Skill Order

When you star up Theodora, 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.

A disclaimer here – if you want to actually run Theodora and by the point you have her and can invest in her you really want to have her expertise or you will get problems!

But let’s say you’re about building her, max out her 1st skill and then take her to 4-Star and hope that as many points as possible go into her 4th skill which is the strongest one. Bottom line, this is more theory and you want to have her expertise, especially when you plan using her as your city defender as you need that immunity to slow and control effects to scare off so many popular setups including Attila/Takeda that apply so many debuffs.

Best Troops

As a defender and without unit specialization, Theodora doesn’t care about troop types.

Best Commander Pairing for Theodora

Yi Sun-Sin (YSS) So, for defending your city (or also structure), the most meta pairing there is is Theodora secondary with Yi Sun-Sin primary. This is an insane mix and will be almost impossible to beat as both of them work so well hand-in-hand. Find the talent builds for Yi Sun-Sin (YSS) here.
Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) Alternatively you can pair her up with a YSG and get tons of damage done. Find the talent builds for Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) here.
Artemisia is a good pick with her disarm skill that will be super nasty to deal with. Find the talent builds for Artemisia 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 Theodora:
For the basic equipment as a Leadership commander, I’d go with Helm of the Phoenix, Windswepts Breast, Staff of the Lost, Seth’s Brutality gloves, Gladiator pants and Windswept Boots. From there you can take it to more but I honestly don’t see many situations where you would run him as the primary commander

Ring of Doom adds percentage of all damage dealt and that also includes counterattack damage and is an excellent legendary accessory to scale her kit up.
Vengeance helps a lot when your assume you’ll be getting swarmed or without I can also recommend Horn of Fury instead.

Best Builds For Theodora

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Theodora 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.

Well, as we learned above you want to use Theodora in defensive situations and there are two builds that I can recommend – one is for defending your city and one for defending structures. The reason there are different builds is that some talents in the Garrison Tree are not taking effect when defending your city.

Let’s start with the build you want to use when you use Theodora as defender of your city. So you basically go in as deep into the Garrison Tree until you find the talents that will not apply when defending your city, so you still get the benefits from Know The Enemy, Nowhere To Turn and Impregnable along with the nice buffs along.

The Leadership Tree is pretty much useless for Theodora as there’s so much rally talents in there, but getting Hidden Wrath is mandatory for me as it will give so much additional rage that it’s impossible to neglect it. From here spend the remaining points in the Defense Tree where you also find some nice talents to pick up. Especially Testudo Formation, Loose Formation and Balance are great picks here.

When you use Theodora as garrison commander outside your city, there’s some additional options you have that will change the build above for your city. Again, picking up Hidden Wrath from the Leadership Tree is mandatory for a good bunch of extra health that will help a lot, especially as her active skill is in a circle shape.

Then you would go into the Garrison Tree as shown above but a little deeper to pick up Kings Guard which just has a nice buff that you don’t want to miss out. In the Defense Tree you want to get Medicinal Supplies as this will give you a healing factor and that’s great for keeping in longer in structures.


I hope this guide for building Theodora 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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