Bertrand du Guesclin is one of the two commanders introduced to Rise of Kingdoms along with Alexander Nevsky. Bertrand is a legendary commander that specializes in cavalry, conquering, and defense. If you are looking for a legendary cavalry commander to join your ranks, we will tell you this right now: Bertrand isn’t a great commander based on his skill set.
Especially if you are a free-to-play player because Bertrand is very weak in open field battles. With skill set focused on providing bonuses based on duration of fight and outside of alliance territory, Bertrand is geared toward PvP events such as Lost KvK and Ark of Osiris. If you plan to use this commander, you will find yourself using him as a secondary commander for most of the time due to weak talent tree build.
With all the due reasons above, Bertrand has an overall rating of B on ROK Tier List. Read on to learn more about this commander and find out how to use him in Rise of Kingdoms.
Overview of Bertrand Commander
★★★☆☆ Open Field
★★★★★ Rallying Cities
★★★★☆ Rallying Object
★★☆☆☆ Defending Object
★☆☆☆☆ Defending Cities
How to Get Bertrand du Guesclin
Bertrand du Guesclin can be obtain via Wheel of Fortune. In order to max this commander out, you will need to gather 680 sculptures. While it is unlikely you will get enough Bertrand du Guesclin sculptures from the event. It is recommended that you keep some legendary universal sculptures in case you want to max this commander out.
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Is Bertrand a Good Commander?
Yes and no. Bertrand is a good commander for events like Ark of Osiris where he can take full advantage of his skill set damage bonus modifiers. When it comes to 1v1 field battles, Bertrand under-performs. Therefore, you will want to use this commander for major battles where damage dealing is continuous and there are multiple targets to fight.
How to Play Bertrand for PvP
Bertrand is one of the legendary cavalry commander that comes with solid damage bonus modifiers. While he isn’t that strong in particular, he is a decent commander when it comes to pairing to provide a flat damage bonuses. Which makes Bertrand the best commander to serve in secondary role.
If you plan to use Bertrand for rallying, have him serve as a secondary commander and fill up his army with cavalry troops. This commander plays at its best when attacking enemy cities due. Therefore, pair him with other commanders that specializes in conquering.
How to Counter Bertrand for PvP
Alexander the Great and Charles Martel both are formidable commanders that will easily stop Bertrand. With both commanders specialized in infantry troops, they deal bonus damage vs. cavalry and will have no problem demolishing Bertrand in events like Lost KvK and Ark of Osiris.
Commanders that specializes in infantry and have skill sets that increases overall damage, reducing defense are excellent counter to Bertrand. When defense is lowered, Bertrand is extremely vulnerable to attacks since majority of his skill set is damage focused.
Best Bertrand Talent Tree Builds
If you plan to use Bertrand as your commander in Rise of Kingdoms, you will want to have good talent tree builds to go with him. Since most of his skill set are damage focused, you will want to invest into boosting overall offensive capabilities — especially skill damage and rage generation.
That means you will want to have a talent tree build that lets Bertrand build rage fast enough to subdue his enemies. While dishing out moderate amount of damage that increases the longer Bertrand stays engaged in an active battle.
As mentioned before, you will not use Bertrand as your primary commander for majority of the time. The only exception is that if you plan to use him as special events, attacking cities, or to ward off enemy commanders outside of your alliance territory. Below is a list of best Bertrand talent tree builds to use:
Conqueror Talent Tree Build
PvP Talent Tree Build
Best Bertrand Pairings
Below are the best commander pairings to pair with Bertrand to take advantage of the flat damage bonus modifiers. Keep it in your mind that any cavalry commanders is the best combination as long as it remains focused on offensive.
If you are looking for a strong commander that can take advantage of increased damage, Attila is the perfect pick. This duo is excellent since it focuses heavily on offensive through reducing enemy defense, increasing damage output and dealing heavy direct damage with skill set. Performs the best when Attila is primary commander.
One of the best legendary cavalry commanders is Chandragupta. This commander is packed with incredibly strong rallying capability and overall a decent city conqueror. Bertrand stands to benefit the most from pairing with Chandragupta thanks to great skill synergy. This commander pairing works the best when Chandragupta is primary commander.
If you are looking for a cavalry commander that will enable fast rage generation. Look no further, because Genghis Khan is a powerful and fast cavalry commander packed with some of the most lethal skill set. While he isn’t strong at attacking city, he will help Bertrand make the most use out of his active skill which is great for special events like Ark of Osiris. This commander pairing is best when Bertrand is leading as the primary commander.
Here’s an overview of skills:
For the next 3 seconds , attacks have a 100% Chance to deal direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 700) and reduce their Rage by 20.
Probability: 80% /85% /90% /95%/ 100%
Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 550/ 600/ 650/ 700
Tip: This active skill is used for rallying attack. Although, the main issue is that it does not deal enough damage to make a significant dent. While it does reduce the enemy’s rage generation, it requires Bertrand three seconds to activate this skill.
Obviously, this active skill have the advantage when it comes to fighting against cities and key alliance buildings. But in 1v1 field battles, if your target flee or escape before this active skill kicks in, you lose out on it. Therefore, the Battle Hungry active skill is ideal in large field battles where Bertrand benefits from dealing continuous damage.
Cavalry units led by this commander gain 10% increased attack and 10% health, and also gain a further 10% march speed and 5% reduced damage from all sources if outside alliance territory.
Cavalry Attack Bonus: 2% 4/% 6/% 8/% 10/%
Cavalry Health: 2% 4/% 6/% 8/% 10/%
Cavalry March Speed: 2% 4/% 6/% 8/% 10/%
Damage Taken Reduced By: 1% 2/% 3/% 4/% 5/%
Tip: Seigneur’s Sympathy is a nice passive skill that gives an additional 10% march speed and reduces damage taken by 5% when fighting outside alliance territory. Which means this passive skill is great for KvK battles, and PvP events such as Ark of Osiris.
When attacking cities or strongholds, troops led by this commander deal 10% increased damage, Cavalry units led by this Commander gain a 1% damage boost for 15 seconds per 10 seconds in battle. This effect Can stack up to 5 times.
Damage Bonus: 2% 4/% 6/% 8/% 10/%
Tip: Another bonus modifier that grants 10% to overall damage. If Bertrand fights continuously for more than 50 seconds, then he will gain an additional 5% damage bonus that brings overall to 15%.
The Eagle of Brittany
Cavalry units led by this gain 20% defense. Troops led by this Commander gain a 10% chance to heal (Healing Factor 250) for 3 seconds when attacked. This effect can trigger at most Once every 5 seconds.
Cavalry Defense Bonus: 10% 12/% 14/% 16/% 20/%
Healing Factor: 100/ 130/ 160/ 200/ 250
Tip: Decent for open field battles, but useless for rallying since there are commanders that can counter the healing effects.
Troops led by this take 5% reduced skill damage, and skill damage to the attacker upon taking Skill damage (Damage Factor 400). This effect trigger at most once every 5 seconds.
Bertrand in Rise of Kingdoms is based off a historical figure. He was an important military commander that served France during the hundred years war against the Britain. He earned nickname as Eagle of the Brittany. You can learn more about Bertrand du Guesclin via these sources:
To wrap our Bertrand du Guesclin talent tree build, skills, and commander pairings guide. You now have a better idea of how to play him effectively in Rise of Kingdoms. As mentioned before, Bertrand isn’t particular a strong commander. But if you do have him in your rank, you will find yourself playing him as a secondary commander for most of the time — except when paired with Genghis Khan.
Luckily, as a free-to-play player, obtaining this legendary commander is difficult. Bertrand sculptures can be collected via Wheel of Fortune only. So, while you try your luck on the event, you will want to keep your eyes out for better cavalry commanders such as Minamoto and Xinag Yu.
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Good luck, and happy ruling!