Best Artemisia I Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Welcome to our best Artemisia commander guide for beginners.

Are you looking for an in-depth commander guide that explains everything you need to know about Artemisia I?

Then look no further, because you have come to the right guide. This is the article for you.

Artemisia I is a legendary commander introduced along with Ramesses II in Rise of Kingdoms.

She is an exciting commander that deals with self-inflict damage to deliver powerful attacks.

Artemisia I specializes in the following talents: Archer, Garrison, and Defense. Stick around with us to learn more about her.

Artemisia I
Best Artemisia I Commander
Title: Queen of Carla
Civilization: Other
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary
Archer ROKDefense ROK

Artemisia I Summary:

  • Deals 1,800 damage against each target up to 3 targets in a fan-shaped area.
  • Increases archer defense and health by 20%.
  • Reduces damage taken while serving as garrison commander by 10%.
  • 50% chance to increase normal attack by 80% when rage is above 80% for 5 seconds and stay silenced for 3 seconds.
  • Has 10% chance to deal 400 damage per turn for 3 seconds, but increases enemy’s target active skill damage by 15%.

Why Artemisia I is the Best Commander?

  • Amazing for defending your city due to major health and defense boost.
  • Greatly reduces damage taken when protecting your city.
  • Big damage boost when rage is above 80%.
  • Can deal sustained damage per turn, making her quite a lethal defender.
  • Delivers major blows against three targets.
  • Pairs well with other garrison commanders.

Background Information

Artemisia I ROK Guide

Artemisia I is one of the most influential female commanders during the Persian naval battle of Peloponnese.

When Xerxes planned to launch a naval battle, all commanders advised him, except Artemisia I. Because of her intelligence and well-thought words, Xerxes was pleased with her.

Despite her advice, Xerxes went ahead and commanded a naval battle against the Greek ships.

During the Battle of Salamis, she captained a fleet of navy and sunk Greeks ships. Xerxes watched the battle himself and uttered, “Men has become women. Women have become men.”

After the Battle of Salamis, Artemisia I was honored with a full Greek suit.

She held considerable influence power over Xerxes and helped him make the decisions that led to series of victory battles.

After her death, she was succeeded by her son, Pisindelis, who became the tyrant ruler of the Caria kingdom.


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Artemisia I. This informative guide provides an overview of Artemisia I 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 Artemisia I right and maximize strategic advantages.

Artemisia I is a brand new legendary commander released in March 2020.

Unlike other commanders, she takes on a unique approach that involves dealing massive damage to the enemy targets while dealing a minor amount of damage to herself.

To a certain extent, she could be considered one of the first suicidal commanders in Rise of Kingdoms.

However, in this guide, we will discuss how to use Artemisia I and how to make her an effective commander.

First, you will need to gather 10 Artemisia I sculptures to summon her.

So, without further ado, let’s talk about her skills and talent builds afterward because she is a viable commander when done right.

Best Artemisia I Skills

In this section, we will talk about Artemisia I skills. At first impression, her skill set doesn’t sound appealing to some players.

However, if you look at much closer details, you will find out that Artemisia I is a powerful commander when played correctly.

So stick around with us to learn about her skills and the best talent builds afterward.

Artemisia I Skills Rise of Kingdoms Guide
Battle of Salamis
Keira Dance of the Flametongue


Deals damage to own troops (Damage Factor 300) and deals damage to up to 3 enemies in a forward-facing fan-shaped area.


  • Direct Damage Factor: 800/1000/1200/1500/1800

On the first impression, the Battle of Salamis might come across as confusing why it would deal damage to your commander in the first place.

However, the 300 self-damage is mitigated through our recommended talent builds, so the net of self-damage is zero.

In this case, the Battle of Salamis is a solid and incredibly powerful active skill that does a ton of damage upwards to 3 targets.

Bow and Mount
Art of Archery


Increases archery units’ defense and health.


  • Archer Defense Bonus: 5%/8%/11%/15%/20%
  • Archer Health Bonus: 5%/8%/11%/15%/20%

Bow and Mount give a 20% bonus to defense and health to archers. Great for Artemisia I as a garrison commander and when battling against enemy players.

Ally of Xerxes
Holy Refuge


While serving as a garrison commander, reduces incoming normal attack damage and each normal attack has a 10% chance to Disarm the target (disabling their normal attacks), lasts for 1 second.


  • Normal Attack Damage Reduction: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%

Gives 10% flat damage reduction when serving as the garrison commander.

Plus, Artemisia I has a slight chance to disarm enemy troops, disabling them from attacking you for one second, which will easily shave off a portion of incoming damage.

Queen of Caria
Battle of Sekigahara


When rage accumulates to 80%, there’s a 50% chance to silence self for 3s, but increase all damage dealt for 5 seconds.


  • Damage Increase: 25%/30%/35%/40%/50%

It is somewhat counter-intuitive since our recommended talent builds already mitigate the active skill damage.

So the self-silence might be challenging for some of the players who want to maximize their active skill to full potential.

However, the trade-off is 50% increased damage for 3 seconds that does play well with our recommended talent builds.

Rules of Survival
Rain of Arrows


Normal attacks have a 10% chance to cause the target to continuously take damage (Damage Factor 400) each second, but also increases their skill damage by 15%, lasts for 3 seconds.

This enhanced skill gives Artemisia I a slight chance to deal a steady flow of direct damage and increases enemy active skill damage by 15% for 3 seconds.

Our recommended talent builds already mitigate the enemy active damage bonus.

Best Artemisia I Talent Trees

As you know that we have tailored unique talent builds that works well for Artemisia I.

You must invest points into self-healing talent points to neutralize the self-damaging active skill.

Furthermore, a portion of points goes towards offsetting the enemy active damage buff.

In total, Artemisia I is an excellent defender and offender commander using these optimal talent builds.

Garrison Talent Build

Artemisia I Garrison Talent Build ROK

The Garrison talent build is the best pick by default for Artemisia I.

This talent build eliminates self-damage inflicted by her active skill through bolstering healing effect. At the same time, it reduces overall incoming damage from the enemy’s active skill.

Which makes the Garrison talent build a solid choice for the archer commander. Artemisia I also comes with improved rage generation that allows her to utilize her active skill more often.

Plus, if she ever gets self-silenced, she will take advantage of the 50% increased damage to do even more damage towards enemies.

Overall, it’s a solid talent build for governors who wants to defend their city and maximizing damage output.

PvP Talent Build

Artemisia I PvP Talent Build ROK

If you prefer to play Artemisia I for PvP purposes, you can do with this talent build.

One of the main advantages of this talent build is that Artemisia I can inflict damage up to three targets with her active skill.

Afterward, her archer troops will do increased damage along with sustained damage to do quick work out of enemies with relative ease.

While Artemisia excels at defending your city, she is equally good for PvP battles as long as you play her defensively and maximize her defensive skill set.

You might as well want to pair her with other commanders that have the defense talent ability.

Field Talent Build

Artemisia I Field Talent Build ROK

Alternatively, if you want to provide additional support to friendly commanders out on the field, then you should use the Field Talent Build for Artemisia I.

This talent build focuses on generating rage fast enough to allow the legendary commander to maximize her damage bonus for a short duration before inflicting significant damage against multiple targets.

Whenever Artemisia’s army is below 30% health with this talent build, her rage generation increases, which is a big damage booster.

Plus, the march speed is improved that enables Artemisia I to become an effective skirmisher in Rise of Kingdoms.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

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

Here’s how to prioritize your Artemisia I effectively using Commander Skill Lock feature:

Garrison Talent Build:

  • Keep Artemisia I at 1 ⭐ until you max out her first skill.
  • Level Artemisia Ito 3 ⭐ and max out her third skill.
  • Level Artemisia I to 4 ⭐ and max out all of her skills.

PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Artemisia I at 1 ⭐ until you max out her first skill.
  • Level Artemisia I to 2 ⭐ and max out her second skill.
  • Level Artemisia I to 4 ⭐ and max out all of her skills.

Field Talent Build

  • Keep Artemisia I at 1 ⭐ until you max out her first skill.
  • Level Artemisia I to 2 ⭐ and max out her second skill.
  • Level Artemisia I to 4 ⭐ and max out all of her skills.

Best Artemisia I Commander Pairings

Since Artemisia I is both an archer commander and garrison commander, the choice to pair her with other commanders is somewhat limited.

Which is why we assembled a list of strong commanders that specializes in defense as they will further improve Artemisia I’s combat strength.

That being said, let’s find out who is the best commander pairings to go with Artemisia I.

Wu Zetian

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One of the best defensive commanders to pair with is Wu Zetian. Just like Artemisia I, she excels at defending your city against potential attackers.

Wu Zetian comes with an active skill that deals high damage and heals troops, which provides a nice buffer against self-inflict damage.

In addition to that, both commanders will gain 20% counterattack damage which is a must-have for any PvP battles.

When Wu Zetian is paired with Artemisia I, both commanders will have a chance to deal damage upon countering attacks.

On top of that, Wu Zetian reduces incoming skill damage by 15% and increases defense by 20%, which is much needed.

Yi Seong-Gye

Rise of Kingdoms Yi Seong-Gye

Yi Seong-Gye makes an excellent secondary commander to Artemisia I. When you pair both together,  you build a formidable defender combo.

Both specialize in archery and will benefit from each other a lot.

The main reason why Artemisia I stays as the primary garrison commander is to maintain her neutralized self-damaging active skill.

In addition to that, Yi Seong-Gye gives a 50% active skill damage bonus. It means Artemisia I will deal upwards of 2,700 damage per target.

A massive boost along with Yi Seong-Gye’s powerful active skill ability.

If you don’t have him yet, then Kusunoki Masashige is an excellent choice. Hermann also works out pretty well, thanks to his silencer active skill.

Mehmed II

Mehmed II ROK

If you are looking for good secondary commanders to pair within PvP battles (aside from attacking enemy garrisons which you shouldn’t do with Artemisia I at all), it is Mehmed II.

He is flexible and comes with a good skill set to boost the archers’ attack, defense, and health.

Plus, he also increases the damage of active sill, which is a nice bonus on the top. Mehmed II is renowned for his powerful nuker active skill.

So if you want to be able to do tons of damage with Artemisia, do this pair. Alternatively, you can do with Osman I if you don’t have the legendary commander yet.

Julius Caesar

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is an excellent debuffer and will make it a ton more accessible for the archers under Artemisia I’s leadership to kill enemy targets quickly.

In addition, Julius Caesar can provide damage reduction and attack boost modifier that increases overall combat effectiveness.

Plus, this combo expands the size of troop capacity, which means you can bring more archers to do higher damage output.

Overall, a solid combo if you are looking for an excellent debuffer to help weaken your enemy targets and do more damage.

Scipio Africanus is a good alternative option.

Best Artemisia I Equipment

Equipment Name Stats
Golden-Age Golden Age
  • +13% Defense
Revival-Helm Revival Helm
  • +7% Defense
Revival-Plate Revival Plate
  • +7.5% Attack
Revival-Gauntlets Revival Gauntlets
  • +4.5% Attack
Revival-Greaves Revival Greaves
  • +7.5% Defense
Cloud Racers Cloud Racers
  • +5.5% Attack

Set Bonus: 

  • +3% Attack
  • +3% Defense
Overall Stats:

  • + 15% Attack
  • +31% Defense
  • + 5.5% Health
Equipment Name Stats
Dragon’s-Breath-Bow Dragon’s Breath Bow
  • +20% Defense
Dragon’s-Breath-Helm Dragon’s Breath Helm
  • +11% Attack
Dragon’s-Breath-Plate Dragon’s Breath Plate
  • +11% Health
Dragon’s-Breath-Vambraces Dragon’s Breath Vambraces
  • +7.5% Attack
Dragon’s-Breath-Tassets Dragon’s Breath Tassets
  • +11% Attack
Dragon’s-Breath-Boots Dragon’s Breath Boots
  • +7.5% Defense

Set Bonus: 

  • +3% Attack
  • +3% Skill Damage
  • +5% Health
Overall Stats:

  • +32.5% Attack
  • +27.5% Defense
  • +16% Health

Conclusion of Best Artemisia I Commander Guide

Best Artemisia I Commander Guide Rise of Kingdoms

As we conclude, Artemisia I is a good garrison commander for defending your cities when paired with the right commander and using correct talent builds.

She is a strong commander who can do a lot of damage with active skill and through her troops, which makes her a quite popular legendary commander for late-game battles.

Did you find our best Artemisia I commander guide informative and helpful? If you have any questions about this commander, let us know in the comment section.

Thank you and happy ruling, Governors!


Best Artemisia I Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
Best Artemisia I Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
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