Best Attila Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Welcome to our best Attila commander guide for beginners. Suppose you are looking for an in-depth guide that explains everything you need to know about Attila in Rise of Kingdoms.

Then look no further because you have come to the right place. Attila is a legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms.

He is one of the best debuffer in the game due to his ability to weaken enemies with active skill and empowering his troops to do more damage.

Unfortunately, though, Attila cannot direct damage, which puts him in a unique position to pair with several commanders in the game.

Attila excels at cavalry, conquering, and attack talents.

Best Attila Commander
Title: The Scourge of God
Civilization: Other
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary
Cavalry ROKsiegeattack

Attila Summary:

  • Increases normal attack damage and counterattack damage by 30% for 4 seconds.
  • Reduces enemy’s attack by 50% for 2 seconds.
  • Increases damage by 10% and reduces enemy’s defense by 25% when attacking enemy garrison city.
  • Reduces skill damage taken by 15%.
  • Increases cavalry march speed by 15%.
  • Increases cavalry attack by 40%.
  • Has 25% chance to increase all damage done by 100% for the next 2 turns.
  • Immune to silence.
  • Deals 20% increased damage against enemy targets with less than 50% army strength.
  • March speed increased by 50% for 3 seconds after leaving the battle.

Why Attila is the Best Commander?

  • Awesome for killing enemy targets on the battlefield.
  • Strong buffs that does a lot of damage.
  • Improves troops march speed.
  • Immune to silence, which makes him ideal choice to pair with nukers.
  • Nice sustained damage that helps him maintain a steady flow of heavy blows.
  • Perfect attacker against enemy cities.

Background Information

Attila ROK Guide

Attila, frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, and Alans, among others, in Central and Eastern Europe.

During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans but was unable to take Constantinople.

His unsuccessful campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West.

He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orléans) before being defeated at the Battle of the Catlaunian Plains.

He subsequently invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans but died in 453.

After Attila’s death, his close adviser, Ardaric of the Gepids, led a Germanic revolt against Hunnic rule, after which the Hunnic Empire quickly collapsed.


Welcome to our best Attila commander guide for beginners. This informative guide provides an overview of Attila 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 Attila right and maximize strategic advantages.

Attila is a legendary commander that becomes available after the kingdom becomes 240 days or older.

This legendary commander possesses superior skills and offense capabilities that make him one of the most fearsome commanders to play.

To obtain Attila, you will need to gather 10 Attila sculptures from silver chests, expedition store, and VIP store,

Attila is a cavalry-focused commander, which means all cavalry-type will gain powerful offense bonuses under his leadership.

Not only that, Attila is equipped with a multitude of solid skillset that makes him an indispensable legendary commander.

So without further ado, let’s dive into our best Attila commander guide for beginners.

Best Attila Skills

In this part of our best Attila commander guide for beginners, we will dive deep into his skills.

Attila isn’t your standard legendary commander like you would typically see in Julius Caesar or Ishida Mitsunari.

Attila is a very powerful nuker with incredible offense skills, so he is one of the preferred commanders in late games. See his skills below to learn more about him:

Attila Rise of Kingdoms Guide
King of the Huns
Attila King of the Huns


Rage Requirement: 1000

For the next 4 seconds, increases normal attack damage and counterattack damage, and normal attacks have a chance to reduce enemy attack for 2 seconds.

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  • Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
  • Counter Attack Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
  • Enemy Attack Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 40% / 50%

For 4 seconds, Attila gains a flat 30% damage bonus to his troops’ normal attack and counterattack damage.

Furthermore, these normal attacks have a chance to reduce an enemy’s troops attack by 50% for 2 seconds.

Considering these bonuses is pretty powerful, especially when maintaining high active uptime.

The Siege of Constantinople
Attila the Siege of Constantinople


When attacking garrisons, increases all damage dealt, and has a chance every turn to reduce the garrison’s defence for 3 seconds.

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  • Damage Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
  • Defense Reduction: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%

The defense reduction debuff is quite big. Not only does that make the troops under Attila’s leadership have an easier time killing the enemies, but they also gain a 10% damage bonus towards the enemy garrison, which is a nice bonus on top of his already strong offensive capabilities.

Attila Honoria


Skill damage against troops led by Attila is reduced, and the skill damage dealt by his own troops is also reduced. Increases cavalry units’ March Speed and attack.

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  • Skill Damage Taken Reduction: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
  • Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
  • Cavalry Attack Bonus: 20%/ 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%

The skill damage reduction toward Attila is especially a must-have perk. This passive skill allows Attila to mitigate enemy nuker’s active skills such as Mehmed II and Yi Seong-Gye, rendering them weaker.

Plus, cavalry deals 40% more damage and marches 15% faster. Invest in this passive skill after maxing out the active skill.

Battle of the Catalaunian Plains
Attila Battle of the Catalunian Plains


When the army led by Attila contains only cavalry units, normal attacks have a chance to increase to his own troops’ all damage dealt for the next 2 turns; has a 25% chance to increase all damage dealt, and has 25% chance to increase all damage dealt.

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  • Bonus Damage (25% Chance): 25% / 30% / 35% / 40% / 50%
  • Bonus Damage (25% Chance): 50% / 60% / 70% / 80% / 100%

If you are doing a pure cavalry build with Attila, then these troops will have a chance to increase damage by 50%.

The troops also have the same opportunity to increase damage by 100% for the next 2 seconds, making this passive skill very powerful.

The Scourge of the God
Attila the Scourge of the God


Troops led by Attila are immune to Silence effects. Against enemy troops with less than 50% strength, increases damage dealt by 20%. Increases March Speed by 50% for 3 seconds after leaving the battle.

The Scourge of the God is absolutely a breathtaking enhanced skill. Attila becomes immune to silence effects, which will hammer commander silencers like Hermann and deal 20% more damage towards enemy troops with less than 50% army strength.

Best of all, if the enemy forces start to flee, Attila can easily keep up with them, executing them completely to maximize their losses.

Best Attila Talent Trees

Now that we have covered the basics of Attila skills, you are probably mouthwatering by how mighty he is when you combine all of these attack bonuses that he gets when running pure cavalry build.

However, you can further maximize Attila’s combat effectiveness by integrating our top best talent builds for this legendary commander.

Here’s our recommended Attila talent builds:

Conqueror Talent Build

Attila Conqueror Talent Build ROK

The best conqueror commander needs a strong conquering talent build, and that is this one.

Attila will significantly benefit from the insane rage generation that the Conqueror talent build gives.

It means he can maintain high uptime from his active skill and effectively demolish enemy defenses in PvP battles and attacking their cities.

The bonuses he gets from this talent build focus on maximizing carnage when fighting at the enemy’s cities.

It is perfect for players who need a strong commander with a strong talent build like this.

PvP Talent Build

Attila PvP Talent Build ROK

The Attila PvP talent build focuses on further increasing the troops’ damage, health, and defense under his leadership.

It also improves the march speed and gives additional overall damage, which is a nice perk.

In addition to that, the rage generation is significantly increased, which allows Attila to maintain high uptime with his active skill.

It gives him the combat advantage, especially when fighting against multiple enemy armies in a battle.

However, any PvPers will know that the ability to dish out heavy blows to the enemy’s forces is essential in PvP battles.

It is why we are recommending this talent build for PvP battles such as Sunset Canyon and the Lost Kingdom.

Field Talent Build

Attila Field Talent Build ROK

If you prefer to play Attila as a support commander in rare cases, this talent build is an ideal choice.

This talent build focuses on dramatically improving Attila’s overall attack strength and march speed.

At a small cost of reducing the skill damage baseline, which doesn’t diminish in any capacity since Attila doesn’t have any direct damage factor. 

But when paired with a secondary commander with an active skill doing an incredible amount of damage will benefit from Attila’s field talent build.

This talent build puts Attila in a peculiar spot because it increases his overall combat effectiveness without drawbacks.

Plus, he can also maintain high mobilization speed to offer support whenever your friendly commanders or alliance members need help.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Attila 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 Attila effectively with the Commander Skill Lock feature:

Conqueror Talent Build:

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

PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Attila at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Attila to 3⭐ and max out his third skill.
  • Level Attila to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Field Talent Build

  • Keep Attila at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Attila to 3⭐ and max out his third skill.
  • Level Attila to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Best Commander Pairings for Attila

As I mentioned previously that Attila is a great legendary commander, and you definitely should use him whenever you can.

But, when you have nukers that can do high amounts of damage, you want to pair Attila as a secondary commander, since his Field talent build doesn’t affect his active skill.

But that also depends on the build you are rolling Attila with. Below is our recommended secondary commanders to pair with:

Xiang Yu

Meet Xiang Yu, one of the best commanders for PvP battles, if you need a commander that’s capable of obliterating enemy targets with ease.

Xiang Yu is the perfect pick because he comes with a very powerful active skill that hits up to three targets at a time.

Attila will also further improve Xiang Yu’s combat strength through increased normal attack and counterattack damage — both are integral for PvP battles.

In addition to that, Xiang Yu brings a passive skill that further increases overall skill damage by 20%. While he already does 1,700 damage with his active skill.

The passive skill will allow Xiang Yu to deal roughly 2,000 damage to each target. A powerful combo for any governor looking to build a formidable force in Rise of Kingdoms.

Cao Cao

Cao Cao ROK

Suppose you are looking for the best commander to pair with to farm barbarians at lighting speed, pair Cao Cao.

Like Attila, he specializes in cavalry and comes with incredibly powerful active skills that directly damage and reduce their attack by 40%.

This pair also excels at marching speed, which they can pretty much mobilize anywhere at neck-breaking speed.

The Attila and Cao Cao pair also take advantage of increased survivability thanks to Cao Cao’s passive skill, which has a slight chance to heal and restore rage.

An alternative option to Cao Cao is Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Aethelflaed, and Lohar.

Minamoto No Yoshitsune

Minamoto no Yoshitsune Rise of Kingdoms Guide

Just like Cao Cao, Minamoto No Yoshitsune is one of the best peacekeeping commanders for farming barbarians. Except, he excels at destroying barbarian camps with ease.

If you want to level up commanders fast, destroying the barbarian camps and killing the armies around it might be the quickest way to do that.

Since Attila is a commander that excels at weakening enemies, Minamoto No Yoshitsune can use some helping hand to increase your troops’ overall combat strength further.

Minamoto No Yoshitsune is a powerful offensive commander capable of dishing high damage and creating a temporary absorption shield to reduce incoming damage.

Overall, Attila and Minamoto No Yoshitsune is a perfect combo for speed-leveling and farming high-level barbarian camps.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan ROK

Another legendary commander that I highly recommend pairing with Attila is Genghis Khan.

Because of the passive skills and active skills that Attila grants, Genghis Khan will benefit the most.

Plus, he comes with an active skill that deals a heavy direct blow and doesn’t require much rage.

Meaning he can use his active skill as often as he can. His enhanced skill gives him a moderate chance to trigger active skill for free—absolutely a powerful nuker combo in addition to strengthening the cavalry’s combat capabilities.

Likewise, if you don’t have Genghis Khan, then your second best option is Saladin.

Takeda Shingen

Takeda Shingen Rise of Kingdoms Guide

Takeda Shingen is another excellent legendary commander to pair. If you are looking for a debuffer pair, Takeda Shingen and Attila go together quite nicely.

While both cannot deal direct damage, this pair is a nuker combo.

Because Takeda Shingen can debuff the enemy target, reducing their defense and dynamically improving your troops’ overall damage at the same time.

Plus, the bonuses that cavalry gets from this pair are massive compared to other pairs. In a sense, this is a debuffer combo that is a secret nuke pair in a wolf’s coat.

If you don’t have Takeda Shingen, you can roll with Baibars instead if you want to take advantage of his AoE splash damage active skill.


Baibars ROK Selection Screen

As mentioned previously, if you don’t have any of these legendary commanders in your roster just yet. 

Baibars is a great free epic cavalry commander available right at the beginning of the game if you pick Arabia as your starting civilization.

Baibars pairs exceptionally well with Attila simply because he can hit up to 5 targets and do quite a massive amount of damage that benefits the most from Attila’s debuffs.

Attila does not have any direct damage abilities, though he can strengthen Baibars’ ability to do massive amounts of damage in a short time.

Plus, he can weaken the enemies for Baibars to do quick work out of them. A perfect choice, thanks to excellent compatibility.


Lancelot ROK

Lastly, suppose you don’t have any of these epic commanders yet.

In that case, Lancelot is an excellent elite commander that is quite strong in early to mid-game and occasionally in late games, depending on what you are facing.

He comes with an active skill that delivers a good amount of damage but lacks debuffs, so Attila will be able to support Lancelot a lot.

Besides, Lancelot specializes in cavalry and is pretty easy to level up. A 5/5/5/5 Lancelot is more robust than a 5/5/1/1 epic commander.

If you decide to go the easy route, be sure to invest your tomes and commander sculptures in maxing out Lancelot.

Best Attila Equipment Set

Equipment Name Stats
Vanguard Halberd Vanguard Halberd
  • +5% Defense
  • +4% Health
Expedition War Helm Expedition War Helm
  • +6% Defense
Windswept Breastplate Windswept Breastplate
  • +4.5% Defense
  • +3% Movement Speed
Windswept Bracers Windswept Bracers
  • +2.5% Health
  • +3% March Speed
Vanguard Greaves Vanguard Greaves
  • +4% Attack
  • +1% Health
The Scarlet Hounds The Scarlet Hounds
  • +4% Health

Set Bonus: 

  • +4% Attack
  • +4% March Speed
Overall Stats:

  • +8% Attack
  • +15.5% Defense
  • +9% Health
  • +10% March Speed
Equipment Name Stats
Heart of the Saint Heart of the Saint
  • +13% Defense
Abyssal Visage Abyssal Visage
  • +8% Attack
Dark Lord’s Blessing Dark Lord’s Blessing
  • +8% Defense
Iset’s Sufferance Iset’s Sufferance
  • +3% Attack
  • +3% Health
Gladiator Gladiator
  • +8% Health
Cloud Racers Cloud Racers
  • +5.5% Attack

Set Bonus: 

  • No Set Bonus
Overall Stats:

  • + 16.5% Attack
  • +21% Defense
  • + 11% Health

Conclusion of Best Attila Commander Guide

Best Attila Commander Guide Rise of Kingdoms

Now you know the best talent builds to choose for Attila and the best commander pairings and skill path.

Attila is an incredibly fun legendary commander to play with once you summon him in the game.

He is obtainable through various events such as Wheel of Fortune and Card King. So it is entirely possible to have him as a free-to-play player.

Once you have Attila in your commander roster, you can pretty much stop everything in your path thanks to his fantastic buffs and superior passive skills.

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

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