Best Alexander The Great Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Welcome to our Best Alexander the Great Commander Guide for beginners. If you are looking for an in-depth guide that will teach you how build a strong commander that can take the most harshest beatings in Rise of Kingdoms.

Then look no further because Alexander the Great is one of the strongest legendary commanders in the Rise of Kingdoms.

He is one of the best field combatants in the game due to his superior shield ability and has an excellent built-in support skill system that enables him to protect nearby friendly armies.

Alexander the Great specializes in infantry, versatility, and attack talents.

Alexander The Great
Best Alexander The Great Commander ROK
Title: World Conqueror
Civilization: Other
Base Power: 4,700
Rarity: Legendary
Integration ROKVersatility ROKattack

Alexander the Great Summary:

  • Forms a shield that absorbs 1,200 damage for 4 seconds.
  • Forms a shield for nearby friendly army that absorbs 600 damage for 2 seconds.
  • Increases damage taken for 3 nearby enemy targets by 30% for 4 seconds.
  • Has 10% chance to deal 1,700 damage as well as reducing target’s healing effect by 30%.
  • Increases infantry attack and march speed by 30% while on the map.
  • Attack increased by 40% while shield is down.
  • Defense increased by 30% when shield is up.

Why Alexander the Great is the Best Commander?

  • Amazing at absorbing ton of incoming attacks.
  • Balanced defense and attack, making him a great field commander.
  • Can dish out serious amount of damage and weaken their healing effectiveness.
  • Moves around on the battlefield quite fast thanks to improved march speed.
  • Dynamic gameplay that tailors to his advantage, does more damage when shield is down and increases defense when it is up.

Background Information

Alexander the Great ROK Guide

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king (Basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at 20.

He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history’s most successful military commanders.

During his youth, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until age 16. After Philip’s assassination in 336 BC, he succeeded his father to the throne and inherited a strong kingdom and an experienced army. Alexander was awarded the generalship of Greece and used this authority to launch his father’s pan-Hellenic project to lead the Greeks in the conquest of Persia.

In 334 BC, he invaded the Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire) and began a series of campaigns that lasted ten years. Following the conquest of Anatolia, Alexander broke the power of Persia in a series of decisive battles, most notably the battles of Issus and Gaugamela.

He subsequently overthrew Persian King Darius III and conquered the Achaemenid Empire in its entirety. At that point, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River.

Alexander endeavored to reach the “ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea” and invaded India in 326 BC, winning a significant victory over the Pauravas at the Battle of the Hydaspes.

He eventually turned back at the demand of his homesick troops, dying in Babylon in 323 BC, the city that he planned to establish as his capital, without executing a series of planned campaigns that would have begun with an invasion of Arabia.

In the years following his death, a series of civil wars tore his empire apart, resulting in establishing several states ruled by the Diadochi: Alexander’s surviving generals and heirs.

Alexander’s legacy includes the cultural diffusion and syncretism which his conquests engendered, such as Greco-Buddhism. He founded some twenty cities that bore his name, most notably Alexandria in Egypt.

Alexander’s settlement of Greek colonists and the resulting spread of Greek culture in the east resulted in a new Hellenistic civilization, aspects of which were still evident in the traditions of the Byzantine Empire in the mid-15th century AD and the presence of Greek speakers in central and far eastern Anatolia until the 1920s.

Alexander became legendary as a classical hero in the mold of Achilles, and he features prominently in the history and mythic traditions of both Greek and non-Greek cultures.

He became the measure against which military leaders compared themselves, and military academies throughout the world still teach his tactics. He is often ranked among the most influential people in history.


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Alexander The Great.

This informative guide provides an overview of Alexander The Great skills, talent trees, gameplay, strategies, and guides in Rise of Kingdoms.

The purpose of this overview guide is to help new and experienced players understand how to play Alexander The Great right and maximize strategic advantages.

Alexander The Great is one of the most powerful legendary commanders that becomes available in the late game.

He is unlockable once the kingdom turns 120 days old (just like Saladin and Genghis Khan) and specializes in the infantry army.

Alexander The Great is widely known as one of the best heroes in Ancient Greek who conquered and ruled a vast empire, which makes sense given his high power and large troop capacity.

To summon Alexander The Great, you will need to get 10 Alexander The Great sculptures.

Once you have the required materials, you can call him via the Commander selection tab.

He is excellent for providing additional layers of protection during defensive battles and providing support to nearby friendly commanders.

Best Alexander The Great Skills

Alexander the Great has one of the most unique and diversified skill sets.

Most of the commanders you probably have played so far typically focus on dealing damage and reducing their combat effectiveness.

But Alexander the Great plays very differently in Rise of Kingdoms. That’s because he serves the role of a powerful infantry commander and defender.

Below is a list of the skills that Alexander the Great uses.

Alexander The Great ROK
Shield of the King
Alexander Shield of the King


Rage Requirement: 1000

Alexander the Great puts up a powerful shield for 4 seconds and at the same time puts up a second, smaller shield for the nearby friendly army with the lowest percentage of troops remaining for 2 seconds (Alexander’s own army cannot gain this shield).

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Shield (Self): 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000 / 1200
Shield (Ally): 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600

Shield of the King is an interesting active skill that grants 1,200 shield points. Which pretty much protects him from single active skill damage.

Furthermore, when Alexander the Great activates this skill, a nearby friendly commander gets the shield which helps a lot with survivability.

Lead the Charge
Alexander Lead the Charge


When incoming damage would be reduced on the map, replace the damage reduction. Each normal attack against a 10% chance to deal extra damage as well as to reduce the target’s healing effects for 5 seconds.

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Direct Damage Factor: 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400 / 1700
Healing Effect Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Lead the Charge works excellent when the incoming damage is reduced. For whatever that amount of damage is diminished becomes a “counter” damage to the target.

Plus a 10% chance to deal with 1,700 direct damage factors, which is substantial. On top of that, they get 30% healing debuff for 5 seconds.

Frontline Commander
Alexander Frontline Commander


Increases infantry unit’s march speed and attack while troops are on the map.

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Infantry March Speed Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Infantry Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Alexander The Great moves around on the map fast and packs with a massive amount of firepower thanks to this passive skill.

You want to max out this passive skill to gain these excellent bonuses.

Battle of Chaeronea
Alexander Battle of Chaeronea


Attack is increased when the shield is down. When this shield is activated, the bonus changes to defense.

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Attack Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
Defense Bonus:10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

This passive skill adds an exciting twist to the game. When the shield is down, Alexander the Great deals 40% more damage.

When the shield is up, he gains a 30% defense bonus—this synergy well with his gameplay and skills.

Son of Amun
Alexander Son of Amun


Immediately put up a shield which can absorb a large amount of damage (Damage Factor 1200) for 4 seconds. At the same time, Alexander puts up a second, smaller shield for the nearby friendly army with the lowest percentage of troops remaining (Damage Factor 600) for 2 seconds, and increases the damage taken overtime by nearby enemies (up to 3 targets) by 30% for 4 seconds.

It is an enhanced skill that adds damage over time by nearby enemies upwards to 3 targets by 30%.

It means they will take more damage when this active skill is cast—a nice bonus on top of the already offensive solid combat capabilities.

Best Alexander The Great Talent Trees

While Alexander The Great is excellent for providing support to nearby allies and friendly commanders, you can make the most out of his skills with these recommended talents builds whether you want to play this legendary commander in PvP battles, Garrison Commander, or provide support.

We have assembled the best talent builds for Alexander the Great.

PvP Talent Build

Alexander The Great PvP Talent Build ROK

Alexander the Great is instrumental in the PvP battle with this talent build.

Because he can provide support to his allies and deal significant blows to the enemies simultaneously, not just that, this talent build further improves normal troop damage, delivering higher and sustained damage.

In addition to that, nearby friendly allies will obtain a small shield that provides a cushion against incoming damage, making Alexander the Great one of the best commanders to have on the PvP battles such as Sunset Canyon and even the Lost Kingdom.

Garrison Talent Build

Alexander The Great Garrison Talent Build ROK

An interesting twist to Alexander the Great with this talent build if you want to have him serve the role as a garrison commander. It doesn’t maximize everything in the versatility area since it focuses on adding value as a garrison commander.

However, this talent build is one of the fastest rage generation builders out of all. Which means Alexander the Great and constantly keep a high uptime on shield and mitigating a large amount of damage.

The Garrison Talent Build is an excellent choice for any governor who wants to maximize their city garrison. In addition, governors can provide shields to nearby alliance members while defending the city against the attackers.

It is where Alexander the Great will excel with these best garrison commanders in Rise of Kingdoms.

Field Talent Build

Alexander The Great Field Talent Build ROK

Suppose you want to have a great support commander that can get around the map quickly. This talent build is just fantastic and works great.

It focuses on further improving the march speed and increasing the damage of troops. In addition, the rate of rage generation is also improved, enabling him to serve the role of a support commander.

The Field Talent Build turns Alexander the Great into a powerful support commander that plays a critical role in protecting friendly allies and delivering powerful strikes against the enemies.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Alexander the Great commander guide, I will talk about star level & talent point upgrade priority to maximize your commander’s combat potential.

Here’s how to prioritize your Alexander the Great effectively:

PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Alexander the Great at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Alexander the Great to 2⭐ and max out his second skill.
  • Level Alexander the Great to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Garrison Talent Build:

  • Keep Alexander the Great at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Alexander the Great to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Field Talent Build

  • Keep Alexander the Great at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Alexander the Great to 2⭐ and max out his second skill.
  • Level Alexander the Great to 3⭐ and max out his third skill.
  • Level Alexander the Great to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Best Alexander the Great Commander Pairings

Alexander the Great is a fantastic legendary commander, no doubt about that. But he cannot deal direct damage towards enemy targets with his active skill.

Nor does he have the ability to clamp down on the enemy targets, which is why we highly recommend pairing powerful nukers with him.

Additionally, you can do buffs to maximize the troops’ damage. Below are pairs that work the best with Alexander the Great.

Guan Yu

Guan Yu Rise of Kingdoms Guide

One of the best commanders to pair Alexander the Great with is Guan Yu. He is a powerful offensive commander that will make quick work out of your enemies.

He does need a commander that can provide a shield because he has a passive skill that interacts with the shield and increases damage.

Alexander the Great comes into the play by providing support to Guan Yu and nearby friendly armies.

Alexander the Great is already a strong commander on the field, so why not take advantage of his combat abilities with Guan Yu to transform them into a robust killing machine?

Richard I

Rise of Kingdoms Richard I

Suppose you are looking to pair Alexander the Great with another commander to reduce incoming attacks further.

Then look no further because Richard I is a fantastic commander that will make enemies’ significant heavy attacks hit like a wet noodle.

Alexander the Great already absorbs incoming attacks with his shields. So, Richard I provide an additional defense layer by healing injured troops and getting them back to the fighting state.

Since both are specialized in infantry troops, they will benefit from each other tremendously.

When you are defending your city, Richard I can always use some helping hands from Alexander the Great — especially when it comes to absorbing incoming attacks.

At the same time, Richard I stops the attackers from breaking into your empire.

Mehmed II

Mehmed II ROK

Mehmed II takes the role of the primary commander due to his skill set. This pair will expand the troop capacity, which means more infantry, more damage, and more defense — a clear win-win situation.

However, Mehmed II needs to roll with Pure Army talent build for the best and optimal combat effectiveness for the best and optimal combat effectiveness.

When you pair Alexander the Great with Mehmed II, you get the best of both worlds.

Mehmed II can deal heavy blows and enrich skill damage, which plays an essential role in demolishing your enemy targets.

Plus, his passive skills will benefit infantry a lot since Alexander is an infantry-focused commander.

If you do not have Mehmed II on your roster, roll with Osman I or Julius Caesar as they have similar skill sets.

Bjorn Ironside

Bjorn Ironside Rise of Kingdoms Commander

Meet Bjorn Ironside; he is one of the best epic commanders exclusive to players who picked the Vikings as their starting civilization. 

If you are looking for a commander to pair with that can provide buffs and apply debuffs against multiple targets.

Then look no further because Bjorn Ironside is a great commander that will make quick work out of the enemies thanks to impressive high damage output.

Not only is he amazing at doing a massive amount of damage, but his passive skills are also built to increase Alexander further the Great’s combat strength — especially the infantry troops.

So if you don’t have any solid legendary commanders like Guan Yu yet, Bjorn Ironside is just amazing.

Eulji Mundeok

Eulji Mundeok Commander

In this part, Eulji Mundeok takes the role of a primary commander when serving as the garrison commander.

Mainly because he excels at providing an additional layer of protection and greatly hinders the enemy’s quest to conquer your city, the talent build that Eulji Mundeok has will significantly influence how Alexander the Great fights during the battle.

If you are doing Garrison talent build with Eulji Mundeok, Alexander the Great will gain an advantage and provide solid defense.

In addition to that, both benefit each other thanks to the fact that they are infantry-specialization.

An alternative option to Eulji Mundeok is Sun Tzu, who excels at dealing additional skill damage and provides bonuses to infantry.

Ishida Mitsunari

Best Ishida Mitsunari Commander

Let’s not forget the fact that Alexander the Great did protect the gathering commanders. Ishida Mitsunari is an excellent secondary commander to pair with.

He comes with an active skill that accelerates the speed of rage generation—an essential component to maintaining high uptime on the shield absorption.

And if you have him as secondary commander, then the damage of skill increases by 15%, which helps a lot with Alexander the Great’s passive skill: Lead the Charge.

Alternatively, if you don’t have Ishida Mitsunari yet, then Cleopatra VII and Seondeok are good picks. On the lower side, Boudica and Lohar are pretty good too.

Best Alexander the Great Equipment Set

Equipment Name Stats
Gatekeeper's Shield Gatekeeper’s Shield
  • +8% Health
Windswept War Helm Windswept War Helm
  • +4.5% Attack
  • +3% Movement Speed
Windswept Breastplate Windswept Breastplate
  • +4.5% Defense
  • +3% Movement Speed
Calvin's Hand Calvin’s Hand
  • +4% Attack
  • +1% HP
Sentry's Breeches Sentry’s Breeches
  • +6% Attack
The Scarlet Hounds The Scarlet Hounds
  • +4% Health

Set Bonus: 

  • +2% Attack
Overall Stats:

  • + 16.5% Attack
  • + 4.5% Defense
  • + 13% Health
  • + 6% Movement Speed
Equipment Name Stats
Sakura Fubuki Sakura Fubuki
  • +13% Attack
Witch’s Lineage Witch’s Lineage
  • +8% Attack
Quinn’s Soul Quinn’s Soul
  • +8% Attack
Seth’s Brutality Seth’s Brutality
  • +5.5% Defense
Karuak’s Humility Sentry’s Breeches
  • +8% Health
The Scarlet Hounds The Scarlet Hounds
  • +4% Health

Set Bonus: 

  • No Set Bonus
Overall Stats:

  • + 29% Attack
  • + 5.5% Defense
  • + 12% Health
Equipment Name Stats
Shield of Eternal Empire Shield of Eternal Empire
  • +20% Attack
Gold Helm of the Eternal Empire Gold Helm of the Eternal Empire
  • +11% Defense
Plate of the Eternal Empire Plate of the Eternal Empire
  • +11% Attack
Vambrace of the Eternal Empire Vambrace of the Eternal Empire
  • +7.5% Defense
Greaves of the Eternal Empire Greaves of the Eternal Empire
  • +11% Attack
Sturdy Boots of the Eternal Empire Sturdy Boots of the Eternal Empire
  • +7.5% Defense

Set Bonus: 

  • +3% Defense
  • +10% March Speed
  • +5% Attack
Overall Stats:

  • + 47% Attack
  • + 29% Defense

Conclusion of Alexander the Great Guide

Best Alexander the Great Commander Rise of Kingdoms Guide

Now you know how to create the best talent builds, pair commanders, and utilize skills the right way for Alexander the Great.

He is genuinely one of the best legendary commanders in Rise of Kingdoms, especially with his active skill being powerful. He can keep your unit and friendly commanders alive on the field for much longer.

Alexander the Great is also one of the popular KVK commanders for free-to-play players. So there it goes if you are looking for a solid commander that can reduce incoming damage and deliver powerful strikes.

Did you find our Alexander the Great commander guide informative and helpful? If you have any questions about this commander, or have a suggestion, let us know in the comment section below.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Rule on, Governors!


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