Best Chandragupta Maurya Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Chandragupta Maurya is a legendary commander that was introduced to the game via Rise of Kingdoms Patch Notes v1.0.36. He is an offensive-based commander with powerful conquering skills and specializes in cavalry.

Chandragupta Maurya
Chandragupta Maurya Commander
Title: Emperor of India
Civilization: Other
Base Power: 4,000
Rarity: Legendary
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Chandragupta Maurya Summary:

  • Increases damage by 40% for 3 seconds after using active skill.
  • Gain Blessing stack for 10 seconds after using active skill which increases overall damage by 15%.
  • Reduces damage taken by 40% (Full Blessing Stacks) when attacking enemy cities.
  • Cavalry Health increased by 20%.
  • Reduces enemy target’s health and defense by 15% (Full Exhaust Stacks) when attacking enemy cities.
  • Reduces damage taken from enemy cavalry by 5%.
  • March Speed increased by 30%.
  • Deals 2,000 damage (Full Blessing Stacks) and reset the stacks.
  • Has 50% chance to gain one stack of Blessing on each attack, can be triggered once every 5 seconds.

Why Chandragupta Maurya is the Best Commander?

  • Awesome and powerful damage abilities.
  • Superior commander for conquering your enemies thanks to incredible defense value.
  • Fast mobility, increases your cavalry troops’ march speed.
  • Does a ton of damage upon releasing Blessing stacks.
  • Effective commander on both battlefields and razing your enemies due to Exhaust ability.
  • Provides an additional 60% damage for 10 seconds thanks to Blessing, which helps keep sustained and high damage.

Background Information

chandragupta maurya ROK Guide

He was the founder of the Maurya Empire and the first emperor who unified most of India under one administration, by setting up a vast centralized empire. Thanks to his great influence, his empire became one of the largest empires on the Indian subcontinent.

One of ancient India’s foremost rulers and the near-mythical figure of folklore, his name is Chandragupta Maurya. Prior to his consolidation of power, Alexander the Great launched an invasion and seized most of the northwestern Indian before he abandoned his offensive campaign.

Chandragupta applied the principles of statecraft and built one of the largest armies. At the same time, expanding the boundaries of his empires. Greek rulers avoided going to war against his empire. During Chandragupta’s reign, his empire extended as far from Bengal to Persia.

Economy proposed, series of reforms that took place and oversaw major infrastructure expansion. Because of that, religions thrived and became one of the most diversified population in the world, which consisted of Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam.


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Commander Chandragupta Maurya. This informative guide was created to help provide an overview of Chandragupta Maurya 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 Chandragupta Maurya right and maximize strategic advantages.

Whether you are a new or experienced player, Chandragupta Maurya is one of the best commanders for crowd control and conquering your enemy cities. Unlike other commanders, Chandragupta Maurya focuses on a combination of ramping up his offensive attacks with powerful direct damage factor. Which makes him a very competitive legendary commander on par to Genghis Khan and Mehmed II.

In order to summon Chandragupta Maurya, you need to get 10 Chandragupta Maurya sculptures which can be acquired by unlocking chests, doing expeditions, alliance gifts, participating in the events and from VIP shops. Once you have enough sculptures, go to the commander tab and tap to summon Chandragupta Maurya.

Best Chandragupta Maurya Skills

In this part, we will talk about the skill set that Chandragupta Maurya has to offer. This is a legendary commander who specializes in cavalry, conquering and skill. Which means he excels in these fields when you use one of our customized talent builds to play these focuses to maximize Chandragupta Maurya’s skills. Without further ado, let’s find out his skill set below:

Chandragupta Maurya Commander Guide
Hidden Moon
Hidden Moon Chandragupta Maurya


Active Skill The damage of all troops under his command is increased for 3 seconds. At the same time, they gain 1 stacks of Blessed, increasing cavalry units’ attack by 15% per stack for 10 seconds. Blessed can stack up to 3 times.


  • Damage Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%

This active skill is great and awesome because at maximum level, each stack increases your cavalry’s attack by 40% up to a total 120% increased damage. Which makes the troops under this commander one of the most powerful and sustained attackers on the field.

Royal Elephant Brigade
Hidden Moon Chandragupta Maurya


When attacking a stronghold, your troops’ damage reduction is increased by 2%. Gain a stack of Blessed after using the “Hidden Moon” skill.


  • Damage Reduction: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%

The Royal Elephant Brigade is a stellar passive skill that gives up to 30% defensive value while attacking enemy strongholds such as Garrison, Fortresses and Keeps. This makes your troops harder to die on the battlefield.

Hidden Moon Chandragupta Maurya


When all this commander’s troops are cavalry, health is increased and each attack has a 50% chance to add a stack of Exhaust to the target, reducing their health and their defense. Each stack lasts 5 seconds, and can stack up to 3 times.


  • Cavalry Health: 4% / 8% / 12% / 16% / 20%
  • Health & Defense Reduced: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

Another powerful passive skill that will increase both your health and defense by 15% (3 stacks) for all troops. If you are running pure cavalry troops, then you get an additional 60% health bonus with each Blessed stack.

Hidden Moon Chandragupta Maurya


Damage taken from cavalry is reduced by 1%. After using an active skill, all troops’ march speed is increased by 5% for 3 seconds. Meanwhile, all stacks of Blessed are removed, and damage is dealt to the target based on the number of stacks removed (Damage Factor: number of stacks x 300).


  • Damage From Cavalry Reduced: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4%/ 5%
  • March Speed Bonus: 5% / 10%/ 15%/ 20%/ 25%
  • Direct Damage Factor: 300 / 350 / 400 / 450 / 500

Upon reaching 3 stacks of Blessed, Chandragupta Maurya will unleash Self-Control, dealing up to 1,500 damage and reducing cavalry troops’ damage taken by 5%. At the same time, your troops will be able to move 25% faster for 3 seconds.

Maurya’ s Might
Hidden Moon Chandragupta Maurya


The Blessed effect can stack up to 4 times. While in alliance territory, each attack has a 50% chance to gain one stack of Blessed. Outside of alliance territory, each attack has a 50% chance. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.

Extends the number of Blessed stacks that Chandragupta Maurya can have from 3 to 4. In addition to that, fighting on both inside and outside of alliance territory will grant a 50% chance to gain a stack of Blessed.

Best Chandragupta Maurya Talent Tree Builds

In this section, we have included the top 2 best Chandragupta Maurya talent builds. As I mentioned previously that he excels in cavalry type. Which means you will want to have him on the offensive side purely because of his powerful combat capabilities. We have assembled a list of best talent trees to use for this legendary commander.

Conqueror Talent Tree Build

Chandragupta Maurya Commander Conqueror Talent Build

The Conqueror Talent Build tree for Chandragupta Maurya is the best pick. Since this legendary commander is so heavily invested in offensive wars, including its passive skill which increases overall attack and defense value while attacking enemy strongholds.

Chandragupta Maurya stands to benefit the most from this talent build as it will help him generate rage faster. In addition to dealing more damage to enemy garrisons, including reducing incoming damage which bolsters his role as the conqueror of the kingdoms.

PvP Talent Tree Build

Chandragupta Maurya Commander PvP Talent Build

If you have a different plan for Chandragupta Maurya, then this PvP talent build tree is great if you want to use him in Sunset Canyon and Ark of Osiris. Majority of the talent points are invested into cavalry specialization to increase the cavalry troops’ health, damage and defense which are absolutely must-have.

Also, this talent build tree aims on further increasing Chandragupta Maurya’s ability to generate rage faster thanks to rage boosters. This will allow him to build Blessed stacks faster and dish out more heavy direct blows that effectively cripple your enemies into dust.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Chandragupta Maurya 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 Chandragupta Maurya effectively:

Conqueror Talent Tree Build:

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

PvP Talent Tree Build:

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

Best Commander Pairings

The next part of our best Chandragupta Maurya commander guide will be talking about which pairings to go with this commander. You will find out that it is pretty easy to pair Chandragupta Maurya with any commanders thanks to his powerful offensive skills. Let’s find out who the best commander pairs you should go for with Chandragupta Maurya.

Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky Commander ROK

One of the best legendary cavalry commanders introduced to Rise of Kingdoms is Alexander Nevsky. If you are looking for a strong commander that is packed with incredible high damage output and is excellent on the offensive, pair Nevsky with Chandragupta. Thanks to his Swarm ability, Nevsky reduces troops defense to make it easier for his skill damage to inflict heavy blows while the troops does all of the heavy lift.

Bonus point, Chandragupta as the primary commander and Nevsky as the secondary commander sets up for the perfect storm due to skill synergy. With buffs such as increased damage, cavalry attack, cavalry defense, cavalry health, and march speed makes this duo the most frightening on the battlefield in Rise of Kingdoms.

Bertrand du Guesclin

Bertrand du Guesclin Rise of Kingdoms Commander

If you are looking for another legendary commander that will provide a moderate flat damage bonus based on duration of combat. Then look no further, because Bertrand du Guesclin is equally good in city attacking as it is to PvP battles like Ark of Osiris. With a moderate skill damage and flat 15% damage bonus overall, Bertrand will make Chandragupta hit harder.

With self-healing, defense, and offense capabilities bolstered, this commander pairing is set for success when it comes to city attacking. Best when Chandragupta is leading the army as the primary commander due to his talent tree builds.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan ROK

First of all, Genghis Khan is the best combination to pair with this legendary commander. With incredible powerful offensive skill and an active skill which does a lot damage, plus a chance to reset at no additional rage cost.

Both Genghis Khan and Chandragupta Maurya will ravage the battlefields with their superior offensive capabilities. The damage bonus that Chandragupta gives will greatly benefit Genghis Khan’s ability to dish out exorbitant high damage. A deadly pair.


Best Attila Commander ROK

If you are looking for a legendary commander to further extend your cavalry troops’ overall damage. Attila is a must-have commander to pair with because his debuff abilities will allow your troops to do even more damage towards targets.

Not to forget to mention that under his leadership, there’s a chance to increase all damage done by an additional 100%. When combining in with his active skill, your cavalry troops have the potential to deal 300% increased damage for a few turns.


Baibars ROK Selection Screen

For those free-to-play players who do not have any of these legendary commanders in their sleeves yet. I recommend Baibars for a number of reasons. First of all, he is one of the best entry-level commander that does splash damage and slows down targets.

When pairing with Chandragupta Maurya, Baibars will be able to do even more damage to multiple targets which he will able to benefit from this combination directly. A great pair to roll with if you are looking for an option to do damage to multiple targets and slow them down at the same time.


Best Saladin Commander ROK

Finally, if you want to build a powerful city-nuking force. All you have to do is pair Saladin with Chandragupta Maurya and you will be able to demolish virtually any cities all you want at mercy of your enemies. Saladin, one of the most powerful nuker in the game deals massive amount of direct damage.

And when you attack enemy’s cities, then both commanders get 15% increased damage. This is a big deal if you want to be able to maintain high and sustained damage toward enemy cities so that they can burn fast. Plus, both get 30% skill damage taken reduction from the enemies. A perfect counter to enemy attackers.

Best Chandragupta Maurya 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

Best Chandragupta Maurya Strategies and Tips

We have assembled a comprehensive list of best Chandragupta Maurya strategies and tips to maximize this commander’s combat effectiveness in Rise of Kingdoms. Be sure to take advantage of our strategies and tips:

  • Improve rate of rage generation to allow him apply more stacks and maintain high uptime in addition to dealing more damage.
  • Blessing of Stack is applied to Chandragupta Maurya only.
  • Though, Exhausted can be applied to multiple commanders, rotate with each commanders to build stacks for maximize debuffs.
  • Exhausted can be stacked up to 3 times, but lasts 5 seconds only.
  • Pair with either Attila or Takeda Shingen for added troops damage.

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Best Chandragupta Maurya Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
Best Chandragupta Maurya Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
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