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

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Charlemagne is a legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms. He is typically available during the Lost of Kingdoms event. This commander possesses excellent leadership capacity and an impressive skill set that makes him a very strong attacker.

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Title: Pater Europae
Civilization: France
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary
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Charlemagne Summary:

  • Deals 1,400 damage to a single target with active skill.
  • 10% chance to active shield for 4 seconds, absorbing 1,000 damage whenever on the map.
  • Increases attack and defense of a rallying army by 10%.
  • Increases skill damage by 15% against targets.
  • Increases skill damage by 21% against cities.
  • Reduces amount of severely wounded troops by 10% when attacking cities.

Why Charlemagne is the Best Commander?

  • Powerful active skill.
  • Increases skill damage, which makes him an ideal commander to pair with.
  • Big shield that can absorb a lot of damage.
  • Expend less troops while fighting against enemy cities.
  • Great commander for rallying.

Background Information

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Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, (2 April 742 – 28 January 814), united the majority of western and central Europe in what became known as the Carolingian Empire, the first major empire in western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Charlemagne was the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Betrada of Laon. He became king in 768 following his farther’s death, initially as co-ruler with his brother Carloman I. Carloman’s sudden death in December 771 left Charlemagne as the sole ruler of the Frankish Kingdom. He followed in this father’s footsteps, protecting the Roman Catholic Church, conquering the Lombards, and campaigning against Muslim Spain and the Saxons. He was crowned “Emperor of the Romans” by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day of the year 800.

The stability of Charlemagne’s empire gave birth to an age of prosperity and development known as the Carolingian Renaissance. During this time, Charlemagne gathered many of Europe’s greatest scholars and artists to his court and instituting an education system for the ruling class based on those of the former Roman Empire. This period of time is perhaps best remembered for a surge in the restoration and creation of monumental architecture, great cathedrals and churches, and for the large amounts of ancient art that were preserved by Charlemagne’s empire.

While Charlemagne was lauded throughout Europe and by the Pope as the true Romand Emperor, this created a schism with the Byzantine Empire (aka the Eastern Roman Empire), and was among the reasons for the split of Rome and Constantinople, creating what is now called the Catholic and East Orthodox churches.


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

Charlemagne is a legendary commander for France and is only available after 120 days in Rise of Kingdoms. He is also available in Season 1 which means the players who played in the first Season can obtain Charlemagne in their commander roster. He is one of the good legendary commanders equipped with powerful damaging skills that will cripple your enemies to ground easily, far much more powerful than Joan of Arc.

To summon Charlemagne, you will need 10 Charlemagne sculptures which are done through unlocking the chest, doing daily wheels and special events. However, if you want to play Charlemagne at his maximum combat effectiveness, then stick around with us to learn more about his skills, talent builds, and pairs. Let’s get rolling to the next part: skills.

Best Charlemagne Skills

In this part, we are going to talk about his skills and how you can maximum his combat effectiveness. Charlemagne has one of the best skill sets in Rise of Kingdoms and it is important that you understand how to play him well to win battles. Here’s a list of his skills below:

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Eagle of Jupiter
Eagle of Jupiter ROK


Rage Requirement: 1000

Deal direct damage to a single target.

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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400

At max skill level, this active skill does 1,400 damage which is quite an impressive amount of damage. Strong enough to chip away at a portion of troops every time Charlemagne activates this active skill.

Happy Home
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While on the map, all troops under this commander have a 10% chance to gain a shield when they are attacked. This shield lasts for 4 seconds and can take a large amount of damage.

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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Happy Home is an interesting passive skill that gives Charlemagne a small chance to activate a shield that absorbs 1,000 damage. Plus, there’s no trigger restriction which is a very strong passive skill to have.

Plot Maneuvers
Plot Maneuvers ROK


When this commander initiates a Rally attack, increase the attack and defense of all rallied troops.

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Rallied Army Attack/Defense Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

A must-have passive skill if you are going to lead the charge. With this skill, your rallied armies gain 10% attack and defense bonus.

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For every 10% reduction in his army’s strength, Charlemagne’s skill damage increases. When this army has been reduced to less than 70% strength, Charlemagne’s skill damage will be increased.

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Skill Damage Increase (Every 10%): 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Skill Damage When Attacking Cities Increase (Every 10%): 2% / 3% / 4% / 5% / 7%
Skill Damage Increases (Max): 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Skill Damage When Attacking Cities Increase (Max): 6% / 9% / 12% / 15% / 21%

Pataum is a very strong passive skill that you must max it out. It is like a double-edged sword which increases the damage of your active skill when your army strength drops. Upwards to a maximum 60% skill damage bonus and 84% skill damage bonus when attacking cities is incredibly strong. With these numbers, Charlemagne can deal upwards to roughly 3,500 damage every time he activates his active skill.

Carolingian Renaissance
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When attacking a city, 10% fewer of your troops will die, and instead will be severely wounded.

This passive skill is absolutely godsend when you use Charlemagne to attack cities. In addition to his conqueror talent build, 10% of the troops will be injured instead of getting killed in the battle. Which means you keep more troops, allowing a quick recovery.

Best Charlemagne Talent Trees

If you recently picked up Charlemagne as your new commander or isn’t sure what to invest in his talent tree. Then you are in for a surprise because there are 5 viable talent builds that you can use which works well around his skill set. Below are our top 5 recommended talent builds that you can use, depending on your gameplay, strategy and preferences.

Conqueror Talent Build

Charlemagne Conqueror Talent Build

This talent build is one of the best choices by default mainly because Charlemagne comes with a strong conquering skill set. Which means this talent build will benefit him the most. It is incredibly flexible and will allow this legendary commander to work with any type of commander. Additionally, the speed of rage generation is improved that enables him to do massive blows when the size of army strength is reduced.

Mixed Army PvP Talent Build

Charlemagne Mixed Army PvP Talent Build

Don’t get me wrong, Charlemagne is excellent at PvP battles like Arenas and Expedition. That’s because he is capable of withstanding heavy blows thanks to the ability to pull up a shield to absorb damage briefly. At the same time, he can dish out massive damage to eliminate the enemies quickly. If you want to do 3+ troops army, this talent build will give 3% bonus in both attack and defense when running that build.

Pure Army PvP Talent Build

Charlemagne PvP Talent Build

This talent build is similar to the previous one, except it doesn’t give a 3% bonus in both defense and attack if you use 3+ troops type. Ideally, this talent build works the best when you are running one-type of troop like full infantry, full cavalry, or even full archers.

Mixed Army Field Talent Build

Charlemagne Mixed Army Field Talent Build

If you want to have a commander who can really do massive and heavy blows in rapid succession. This talent greatly builds the rage in a short time. Plus, this talent build gives 3% bonus to both attack and defense when using 3+ troops-type.

Pure Army Talent Build

Charlemagne Pure Army Field Talent Build

Just like the previous one, this talent build works like a charm when using a full-troop type, meaning only infantry, cavalry or archers under Charlemagne’s leadership.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Charlemagne 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 Charlemagne effectively:

Conqueror Talent Build:

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

Mixed PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Charlemagne at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Charlemagne at 4 ⭐ until you max out all of his skills.

Pure PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Charlemagne at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Charlemagne at 4 ⭐ until you max out all of his skills.

Mixed Field Talent Build:

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

Pure Field Talent Build:

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

Best Commander Pairs

Charlemagne is already a formidable commander on his own. But you can elevate his combat strength even further by pairing with other stellar commanders who will take down your enemy defenses with ease. While tanky, strong and powerful, Charlemagne really can use some extra help to deal even more damage — and vice versa, take in more damage. Here’s our recommended commanders to pair with him:

Guan Yu

Guan Yu Commander ROK

Guan Yu is one of the best commanders who specializes in infantry. If you pair with him, then by default he takes the position as the primary commander. Mainly because you want Guan Yu to do more damage with his active skill. The skill set that Charlemagne has will astronomically increase Guan Yu’s damage of skills.

Which really helps out with dishing out serious blows to cripple the enemy defenses in matter of time. Plus, the shield will help Guan Yu offset a small portion of the incoming damage. Solid combo.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan Commander Rise of Kingdoms

If you really love the idea of being able to have the rage of your commanders’ abilities reduced. Then pair with Genghis Khan because he is one of the most powerful nukers in the game. He can inflict massive blows and there’s a 30% chance to trigger a second, similar active skill for the same amount of damage at no extra cost.

When the strength of the army is below 50%, increase the damage of active skill by 30%. Genghis Khan runs pure cavalry which will work well with Charlemagne if you want to have a fast commander combo with high damage output.

Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca Commander Rise of Kingdoms

Alternatively, you can do 3-type army build to gain 3% bonus in both defense and attack. You can even go further than just these bonuses with Hannibal Barca. He is one of the best legendary commanders who specializes in multipurpose army and a very powerful conqueror when used with the right talent build.

In this combo, Charlemagne takes the role as primary commander using either Mixed Army PvP talent build or Mixed Army PvP Field talent build. One of the main advantages for playing with Hannibal Barca is expanded troop capacity upwards to 15% boost, self-healing and reducing the enemy attack / defense by 25% for 5 seconds after using active skill. A solid commander to work with.

Additionally, you can pair with Aethelflaed as she excels with a multipurpose army and if you want to kill barbarians more quickly along with experience bonus.


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If you do not have any available legendary commanders to pair with Charlemagne. You will have to find a great epic commander that will benefit the most when it comes to pairing with this legendary commander. Fortunately, Baibars is a solid epic commander that commands incredibly powerful damage and can hit up to 5 targets.

His attacks not only deals massive damage but slows targets that allows this pair to effectively control your enemies. Thanks to Charlemagne’s flexibility army, you can easily tailor Charlemagne to Baibars’ talent system to maximize cavalry bonuses in attack, defense, march speed and health.

Sun Tzu

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Another epic commander that’s also worthy of pairing with Charlemagne is Sun Tzu. He is already a formidable starter epic commander that’s available to all players who picks China as their starting civilization. Equipped with fiery active skill that can hit up to 5 targets and deals a massive amount of damage. One of Sun Tzu’s passive skill further increases the overall damage of active skill.

With Charlemagne’s passive skill that extends the maximum damage done of an active skill by an additional 15% along with 20% boost. This pair will easily transforms into one of the best and most dangerous pairing that is a force to be reckoned with. You will have no issue tailoring Charlemagne with one of Sun Tzu’s talent builds for best combat performance.

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