The Best Rome Civilization Guide: Traits, Commanders, Gameplay & Tips

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Rome is one of playable civilizations in Rise of Kingdoms and is available in the Civilization Selection main menu upon creation of a new account. Players also can switch to Rome at any given time as long as they have Civilization Change token available.

Nationality: Rome

Rise of Kingdoms Rome

Trait 1:
+5% Infantry Defense

Trait 2:
+5% Troops March Speed

Trait 3:
+10% Gathering Speed

Civilization Popularity Ranking:
7 out of 11

Unique Unit: Legionary

Rome Legionary Unit Rise of Kingdoms

Rome Summary:

  • Infantry defense increases by 5%.
  • All troops move 5% faster.
  • Gather all resources 10% faster.

Why Rome is the Best Civilization?

  • Awesome civilization for gathering resources, especially active players.
  • Troops move around on the map faster.
  • Infantry troops are much more resilient thanks to increased defense value.

Background Information

ROK Rome Civilization

Rome was one of the most powerful empires that spanned across three continents during its 2,500 years reign. Rome has earned its title as the “Capital of the World”. The specialized Roman swords combined with ruthless and legendary military generals solidified Rome as the Empire that will never be forgotten.

Prominent military generals like Julius Caesar, Gaius Marius and Scipio Africanus all rose to power through a series of victorious battles. They all eventually entered public life and were well-known politicians thanks to their impressive political muscle flex.

Rome lasted for a glorious 2,500 years until 476 A.D was the end of the Rome Empire after sustained losses to the barbarians (outside forces) that led to being conquered by various tribes like Celtics, Germanic, and Goths.


Welcome to our Rise of Kingdoms civilization guide for Rome. If you are looking for the best Rome civilization guide so that you can get up to speed. Then you have come to the right place, because in our best Rome civilization guide we will cover all the basics that you need to know about this nation.

Before we dive deep into the Rome civilization guide for beginners, I want to point out that Rome is one of the most popular civilizations to start with due to good traits. This civilization is amazing when you are playing pure infantry build due to 5% defense bonus and troops march speed. Although, you pretty much can play any type of troops as these bonuses aren’t that major enough to change the entire gameplay strategy at all.

Rome offers a lot of strategies that means there’s plenty of flexibility to play with this civilization. While being one of the most popular nations to start with, why should you play Rome as your civilization. Stick around with us to learn more about this glorious nation.

Best Rome Traits

In this part, we will further talk about Rome traits and how they can help you gain edge over your enemies in competitive battles. One of the main advantages that you get for having Rome as your selected civilization is obvious defense and speed bonus, in addition to improved gathering rate for all resources. But, here’s how you can use them to your advantage:

Trait 1

The 5% infantry defense bonus is a nice perk that will exceptionally work well with commanders who are specialized to work with infantry-only army such as Alexander the Great for example.

However, Julius Caesar and Scipio Africanus can do a single-army type thanks to their flexible skill set which makes them a popular commanders to start with. In the end, the 5% infantry defense bonus is a nice perk to have in any situation, whether you are playing pure army builds or mixed army builds.

Trait 2

Self-explanatory, the 5% troops march speed affects all types of troops and makes it faster to mobilize on the map.

Trait 3

This trait is amazing for any gathering commanders, especially Gaius Marius. The 10% gathering speed bonus enables you to harvest resources more quickly on the map which helps a lot with early and late game. A must-have trait for any civilizations.

Best Rome Unique Units

Rome’s unique unit is Legionary and it becomes available at Tier 4. Legionary is an infantry-type unit which means they excels at countering cavalry rushes. They also have one of the balanced attack and defense value in the game. Which means they are equally strong on the offense and on the defense.


Rome Legionary Unit ROK
Attack ROK
Attack: 192
Defense ROK
Defense: 202
Health ROK
Health: 187
Speed ROK
Speed: Slow
Load ROK
Load: 13
Power ROK
Power: 4

Elite Legionary

Rome Legionary Unit Rise of Kingdoms
Attack ROK
Attack: 221
Defense ROK
Defense: 222
Health ROK
Health: 216
Speed ROK
Speed: Very Slow
Load ROK
Load: 15
Power ROK
Power: 10

Best Rome Commanders

Rome has 3 commanders who is affiliated with this civilization. Scipio Africanus is your starting commander, while Gaius Marius and Julius Caesar can be obtained via chest, quests, expedition and events. To learn more about these commanders, click on one of them.

Gaius Marius

Gaius Marius Rise of Kingdoms Commander

Scipio Africanus

Rise of Kingdoms Scipio Africanus Guide

Julius Caesar

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar Commander

Best Rome Tips & Tricks

If you are new to playing as Rome or simply looking for tips & tricks to gain upper hand. We have assembled several tips & tricks that you can do as Rome and ultimately win the game in Rise of Kingdoms.

Tip 1: Use that Gathering Speed Bonus

One of the important tips you can do as Rome is always take advantage of that 10% gathering speed bonus. Do it early in the beginning of your game so that you get a head start. If you have plenty of time, you can keep on sending your commanders to gather.

This bonus stacks well with gathering commanders like Gaius Marius. Which means you can easily harvest important resources like Food, Stone, Wood, and Gold in less time.

Tip 2: Roll Infantry with Specialized Commanders

If you want to get advantage of that 5% infantry defense bonus, you can roll infantry with specialized commanders who are focused on infantry. Plus, you get that 5% march speed bonus This bonus becomes good in late game when the value gets higher.

Tip 3: Strike Early

Scipio Africanus is a strong conqueror, which means he does a hefty amount of damage early in the game. Not so much when he is max out and you are playing in a late game. But with his stats, awesome debuff / buff active skill makes him a solid commander to launch attacks so that you can loot some easy resources from enemy players in the beginning of the game.

Conclusion of Rome Civilization Guide

Best Rome Civilization Guide for Beginners ROK

As we come to the conclusion of our best Rome civilization guide for beginners. You have learned more about its traits, unique units, commanders, and tips & tricks in detail.

If you are thinking of playing as Rome after the minute you download Rise of Kingdoms on your mobile device or as your next civilization in a new game. You will have no problem trailblazing playing as Rome.

Lastly, if you have any suggestions or tips that you have for playing as this civilization, drop an e-mail to us via our contact page. Happy ruling, Governor!


The Best Rome Civilization Guide: Traits, Commanders, Gameplay & Tips
The Best Rome Civilization Guide: Traits, Commanders, Gameplay & Tips
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