Are you planning to or already running Zhuge Liang 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 Zhuge Liang perfrom as strong as possible in all situations.
Current Ranking – is Zhuge Liang S-Tier, A-Tier, or D-Tier?!
- Zhuge LiangSHere is a quick overview of the rankings of Zhuge Liang for the different game modes. Please refer to the full tier list linked below to see the ranking of all commanders in Rise of Kingdoms and full evaluation and priority.Open Field: S+Rally: ACanyon: SDefense: A
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With the way his skills buff and, if you use him as the primary commander, his talent tree makes sense, there is no other reasonable way than running him with a full archer march.
Best Commander Pairing for Zhuge Liang
Boudica (Prime) is a perfect pair with Zhuge Liang as the secondary commander and this pair is even able to beat the top cavalry pairs with Nevsky and Joan Prime effortlessly. If you#re able to use this combo you will not regret it. Henry is an alright pair overall where you can use Zhuge Liang as the primary commander and they do well together. Not overpowered or dominationg, but they work. Yi-Seong Gye (YSG) is a pair many people do use simply due to the fact that these are the commanders available for many and it can work okay-ish but it lacks in march speed and as wel all know open field combat is about being quick and this combo can do battles well but the march speed will be a pain to deal with and create a lot of unneccessary unfortunate situations for you. Nebuchadnezzar is also a combination that you can use if you plan on running your Zhuge Liang one a secondary or third archery march, but even with the defense Nebu provides, you will still be quite a glass cannon here. Cyrus the Great as secondary commander along Zhuge is also a nice open field setup with all skills relevant and as they share the same talent trees they work well together. Again, you will have some trouble moments as there’s literally no defense except Zhuge’s extra health but the march speed here helps to get out of tricky situations.
Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.
Best Equipment Forge Order
In terms of equipment, here’s what I recommend to use as the route for Zhuge Liang. I have tailored this priority order that you can follow step-by-step to prevent forging and running equipment that is not useful or only provides a very small improvement. Follow the equipment path step-by-step and you will have the best and most economical gear:
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And for the artifacts I have tested the different ones here so you can see which ones perform the best (of course I only tested/list the ones that make sense):
Ring of Doom is perfect to increase all damage dealt by a percentage so it affects pretty much any damage output and works well with him.Horn of Fury works perfect with all abilities and and let you cycle through his active skill quicker and quicker with the talent builds you can see below.
Best Builds For Zhuge Liang
Below you will find the talent tree builds for Zhuge Liang 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.
I hope this guide for building Zhuge Liang 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.