Best Alexander Nevsky Talent Build and Skills ROK Guide

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Alexander Nevsky is one of the best legendary cavalry commander in Rise of Kingdoms, along with Bertrand du Guesclin in the latest game update. With incredibly high damage output and large health pool to soak some of the most brutal attacks. While the talent tree of Alexander Nevsky is great, you will not need to use his because you will be using this commander as secondary commander for most of the time. When serving as a secondary commander, only the primary commander’s talent tree bonuses take effect.

Our in-depth Alexander Nevsky commander ROK guide provides both free-to-play and pay-to-win a comprehensive information. So you can learn everything you need to know about Alexander Nevsky’s skills, abilities, talent tree builds, how to use him, and whether it is worth using him. As mentioned before, he is one of the best legendary cavalry commanders in Rise of Kingdoms with an overall S rating on ROK Tier List.

Overview of Alexander Nevsky Commander

Rise of Kingdoms Alexander Nevsky Commander

Rarity: Legendary


  • Cavalry
  • Versatility
  • Skill


★★★★★ Overall
★★★★★ Open Field
★★★★☆ Rallying Cities
★★★★★ Rallying Object.
★★★☆☆ Defending Object.
★★★☆☆ Defending Cities

How to Get Alexander Nevsky

Currently Alexander Nevsky is only obtainable via Wheel of Fortune. To max this commander out, you will need to collect 680 sculptures. Most likely you won’t get plenty of Alexander Nevsky sculptures from the event, so you will want to save your universal sculptures to max it out.

You also can redeem Rise of Kingdoms gift codes, which contains gems that you can spend on Wheel of Fortune to obtain more sculptures.

Is Alexander Nevsky a Good Commander?

Yes, Alexander Nevsky is a good commander. You will use this commander frequently if you specialize in cavalry troops. Alexander Nevsky is great for 1v1 battles, KvK battles, rallying, and even defending important buildings. Because of his skill set, he wins almost every 1v1 battles and rallies.

How to Play Alexander Nevsky for PvP

Alexander Nevsky is one of the most powerful legendary cavalry commander that is capable of dealing nuke damage. As of a result, most players will try to take him out first on the field. To counter this, you will want to cover Alexander Nevsky by having him serve as a secondary commander. When he is assigned as a secondary commander, he will be tough to detect and his skills will perform more effectively.

If you plan to use Alexander Nevsky for rallying, have him serve as a secondary commander and put only cavalry troops in his army. Do not be alarmed if he is swarmed during a rally, his skill set provides unique bonuses that enables him to deal even more damage.

How to Counter Alexander Nevsky for PvP

William I is the best commander to counter Alexander Nevsky. With superior damage and area of control, William I can stop an Alexander Nevsky’s rally or in a 1v1 battle with ease.

Another way to counter Alexander Nevsky is using commanders that have debuff skills which reduce rage generation and skill damage. When the rage generation is slowed down, Alexander Nevsky won’t be able to use his swarm skills effectively.

Best Alexander Nevsky Talent Tree Builds

Whenever you are playing Alexander Nevsky, it is critical that you have the perfect talent tree build. Majority of this commander’s damage are skill-based. Which means Alexander Nevsky deals more damage the more invested his talent tree is into the Skill Branch.

Therefore, you will want to have a talent tree build that enable him to build rage fast enough to use his active skill frequently. But as mentioned before, you will be using Alexander Nevsky as a secondary commander for most of the time. So, you will not need to use his talent tree.

The only exception is that if you plan to use Alexander Nevsky as your primary commander. Then you need to have a good talent tree build to use for this commander. Below is the recommended Alexander Nevsky talent tree builds.

PvP Talent Tree Build

Alexander Nevsky PvP Talent Tree Build

Siege Talent Tree Build

Alexander Nevsky Siege Talent Tree Build

Best Alexander Nevsky Pairings

Below are the best commander pairings who can help Alexander Nevsky become a superstar on open field battles and rallying.

Xiang Yu

Xiang Yu is the best commander to pair with Alexander Nevsky. With strong offensive capabilities, fast march speed, and defense reduction debuff, Xiang Yu will enable Nevsky to do even more damage with his skills which makes this combo perfect.

  • Primary Commander: Xiang Yu
  • Secondary Commander: Alexander Nevsky


Another good commander to pair with Alexander Nevsky is Chandragupta. He is a solid commander with strong rallying offensive capabilities, and a powerful city conqueror. Chandragupta will increase overall damage, while reducing enemy’s health and defense while Nevsky focuses on dealing heavy damage.

  • Primary Commander: Chandragupta
  • Secondary Commander: Alexander Nevsky

Cao Cao

Pairing Nevsky with Cao Cao is also a solid combo, only if Cao Cao has relics. One of the main advantage that Cao Cao has to offer is superior offensive and mobility capabilities. On the other hand, this combo have the highest march speed out of all due to Nevsky’s passive skill.

Barbarian Farming:

  • Primary Commander: Cao Cao
  • Secondary Commander: Alexander Nevsky

Field PvP:

  • Primary Commander: Alexander Nevsky
  • Secondary Commander: Cao Cao


Lastly, Minamoto is another good commander to pair with Nevsky, when wearing relics. With boosted damage, both are excellent duo on open field battles. Minamoto provides good skill damage bonuses that will benefit Nevsky greatly.

  • Primary Commander: Minamoto
  • Secondary Commander: Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky Skills

Here’s an overview of skills:

Hero of Peipus

Hero of Peipus Skill

Active Skill
Deals direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 2300) and reduces their defense by (15x number of enemies surrounding the target) % for the next 3 seconds. The number of surrounding enemies that can be factored intro this bonus damage calculation has an upper limit of 3.

Troop Defense Decreases (per stack): 5% /7% /9% /12%/ 15%
Direct Damage Factor: 1500/ 1700/ 1900/ 2100/ 2300

Tip: this active skill is very strong. It deals 2,300 damage which is very high and reduces enemy defense by 15%. If Alexander Nevsky is fighting against 3 troops at the same time, the overall defense reduction will increase to 45% which is incredibly powerful.


Expeditionary Skill

Passive Skill
Cavalry units led by this commander gain 20% increased attack and 20% increased march speed. They also gain 20% increased health outside of alliance territory.

Cavalry Attack Bonus: 10% 12/% 14/% 16/% 20/%
Cavalry March Speed: 10% 12/% 14/% 16/% 20/%
Cavalry Health Bonus: 10% 12/% 14/% 16/% 20/%

Tip: the attack and march speed bonuses is nice, especially when fighting outside of alliance territory will grant 20% health bonus.

Knight of Iron

Knight of Iron Skill

Passive Skill
When troops led by this commander consist only of cavalry, skill damage is increased by 25%, skill damage is increased by an extra 25% for 4 seconds upon casting an active skill. This effect can be trigger at most one every 5 seconds.

Skill Damage Bonus: 5% 10/% 15/% 20/% 25/%
Triggered Skill Damage Bonus: 15% 20/% 25/% 30/% 35/%

Tip: this skill works the best when you are using only cavalry troops with Alexander Nevsky, which increases skill damage by 25%. When he activates his active skill, then your skill damage is increased by an additional 35%.

Guardian of the Republic

Guardian of the Republic Skill

Cavalry units lead by this commander gain 20% increased defense. Troops lead by this commander deal 10% increased damage, and take 5% reduced damage from surrounded targets.

Cavalry Defense Bonus: 10% 12/% 14/% 16/% 20/%
Damage Bonus: 2% 4/% 6/% 8/% 10/%
Damage Taken Reduced By 1% 2/% 3/% 4/% 5/%

Tip: good passive skill that softens incoming attacks and increases survivability. Perfect for open fields and rallying.

Winter’s Storm

Winter's Storm Skill

New Skill
Troops led by this deal 5% increased normal attack damage, and gain a 10% chance to increase the health of the cavalry units by 30% for 3 seconds when attacked. This effect can be triggered at most once every 5 seconds.


Alexander Nevsky in Rise of Kingdoms is based off a historical figure in real-life who served as Prince of Norvgorod. The prince rose to a legendary status from his military victories over Germans and Swedes invasions. Below are some sources you can learn more history about this commander.Br


Rise of Kingdoms Alexander Nevsky Talent Build and Skills Guide

To conclude our in-depth Alexander Nevsky talent tree build, skills and commander pairings guide. You should now have a better idea of how to play this commander effectively in Rise of Kingdoms. While he is a very strong cavalry commander, he is best played when serving as a secondary commander.

Obviously, obtaining this commander won’t be an easy task due to its rarity status. If you save enough gems, you can try your luck on Wheel of Fortune to collect enough sculptures to obtain Alexander Nevsky as your commander.

Did you find our guide about this commander helpful and informative? If you have any questions, please let us know by commenting below in the comment section.

Good luck, and happy ruling!

Best Alexander Nevsky Talent Build and Skills ROK Guide
Best Alexander Nevsky Talent Build and Skills ROK Guide

  1. When doing paring, could you say the order. Who to make Primary and who to make Secondary. I.E XY Primary and Nevsky Secondary.

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