Best Wu Zetian Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Rise of Kingdoms

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

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Skill Order

When you star up Wu Zetian, 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.

When it comes to her skill sin general and you want to use her as your garrison captain, you need to expertise Wu Zetian (there are better defensive commanders available now, but that’s not the topic here). The only thing where you could optimize your route would be to skip from 2-Star to 4-Star as the main treat of her 3rd skill is the silence and neither does the chance to silence nor the duration improve when leveling up that skill. But expertise her if you really want to use her.

Best Troops

Wo Zetian buffs and affects all troop types at the same way so there’s no reason to think about troop type when you use her, no matter for structures or your city.

Best Commander Pairing for Wu Zetian

Jadwiga is probably the most recent commander you can use WU Zetian as secondary commander with. Again, the times where Wu Zetian was an amazing defense commander are simply in the past. Find the talent builds for Jadwiga here.
Yi Sun-Sin (YSS) works well with Wu Zetian as their defensive kit work well along each other. Debatable which one should be the primary commander, though. Find the talent builds for Yi Sun-Sin (YSS) here.
Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) is a great secondary commander for defense with Wu Zetian as he provides a lof rage and with his area of effect damage he works well against getting swarmed. Find the talent builds for Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) here.
Charles Martel makes it really hard to take down something you defend with Wu Zetian as he provides so much sustain. This, however, was more a viable combo back in the days when Attila and Takeda were a thing. Today thes still work but there have been so many new commanders released that this is far off meta to use. Find the talent builds for Charles Martel here.
Theodora is also a commander pairing that works but from the g’old Attila Takeda times. Find the talent builds for Theodora 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 Wu Zetian:
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 her as the primary commander

Ring of Doom helps Wo Zetian deal more damage and it also applies to counterattack damage and affecting all targets so it can be really effective.
Horn of Fury for normal situations will work best as you will generate more rage and let her cycle through her active skill faster for more damage and healing, when you think you get swarmed use Vengeance instead.

Best Builds For Wu Zetian

Below you will find the talent tree builds for Wu Zetian 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.

So, here’s the talent build you want to use with her that really makes her stand out and give the attacker a hard time. So, let’s take a deeper look at why I’ve chosen those talents and also at the order in which you should spend your talent points on Wu Zetian

The first step will be going into the Garrison Tree and pick up Nowhere to Turn for some extra rage with every attack you will get and you will pick up Inpenetratable Fortifications which will buff your defense when defending your city.

Next up is Impregnable which will significantly reduce the skill damage you take when defending your city. Along the way you will pick up Empty Fortress Strategem for a nice damage buff that you will deal. This is all we get in the Garrison Tree for Wu Zetian.

Next you will go to the Support Tree and get Rejuvenate as quickly as possible for that nice extra 150 rage whenever Wu Zetian or the secondary commander will use a skill. This is incredibly strong and will effectively reduce the time you need to use the skill from something like 10 seconds (before using it the first time) to somewhat around 5-6 seconds after skills start being used. There’s no stronger skill here to get!

After that it makes sense to go over to get Loose Formation for a reduction of skill damage you will get, especially when your city getting double-rallied or swarmed you will love the fact that you picked up that talent for Wu Zetian. Next make your way to Emergency Protection. On the way you also need to pick up Elixir which will increase the healing of her primary skill which is also nice, no talent point wasted here.

Now you go into the Leadership Tree and there are some nice things that will complete this build.

Remember, with Rejuvenate we have started to get a rage engine rolling and the more additional rage we produce, the faster this extra rage from Rejuvenate will come. So, picking up Hidden Wrath here first is a great choice.

You ultimately want to make your way to Strategic Prowess, so getting healing herbs is mandatory and the additional healing is nice because you do some healing with Wu Zetian’s first skill anyway. Now get over to get Strategic Prowess, although you will need to dump some points for march speed, it’s absolutely worth it.

You will get 20% additional defense from Strategic Prowess for 2 seconds after having used a skill. This will, thanks to your rage engine with Rejuvenate, Hidden Wrath and Nowhere to Turn, keep being active a lot and makes it total worth it. It will work also for your secondary commander so you can imagine with 5-6 seconds until the next round of skills come how much this will be active.


I hope this guide for building Wu Zetian 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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