Best Edward of Woodstock Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Edward of Woodstock is a legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms. He is a very deadly attacking commander who specializes in archery and is capable of dealing massive damage thanks to his incredible ability skill set. He is also one of the most fragile commanders due to low defense value which makes him an ideal choice for nuking enemies.

Edward of Woodstock
Edward of Woodstock ROK
Title: The Black Prince
Civilization: Britain
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary
Archer ROKVersatility ROKSkill ROK

Edward of the Black Prince Summary:

  • Deals 2,500 damage each time he activates his active skill.
  • Increases both Archer health and march speed by 30%.
  • Increases skill damage by 25%.
  • Increases archer’s attack vs infantry by 5%.
  • Increases archer attack bonus by 40%.
  • Normal attack and counterattack damage increased by 50% for 2 seconds after using active skill.

Why Edward of the Black Prince I is the Best Commander?

  • Power direct damage dealer in the game.
  • Amazing archer commander that pairs well.
  • Deals a lot of damage with archers, including high normal and counterattack damage.
  • Increases skill damage, which pushes overall direct damage factor to 3,125 per hit.
  • Neutralizes enemy infantry forces fast.
  • Can move around on the map quite fast and take in some damage.
  • Generates rage fast.

Background Information

Edward of Woodstock Commander

Edward of Woodstock, known to history as the Black Prince, was the eldest son of King Edward III of England, and one of the most successful English commanders during the Hundred Years’ War. He died before his father, and so while he never became king, Edward was still regarded by his contemporaries as a model of chivalry and one of the greatest knights of his age.


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

Edward of Woodstock is another popular legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms. He comes with a nationality of Britain and is available after your kingdom turns to 120 days old. Unlike Boudica and other offensive commanders, Edward of Woodstock is a well-equipped commander specialized to deliver massive amounts of damage in a matter of times. Making him an exceptional choice for PvP battles.

Before you can play Edward of Woodstock, you will need to gather 10 Edward of Woodstock sculptures. Which you can get via chests, wheels, and sometimes through special events. That being said, we are going to share more about his skills, talent builds, and commanders to pair with further in this commander guide. Stick around to learn more about Edward of Woodstock as your potential / brand new commander.

Best Edward of Woodstock Skills

Coming next in our best Edward of Woodstock commander guide for beginners, we are going to talk about his skills and how you can make the most of it. While this legendary commander is good at dealing damage, it is worth to mention that he is a very fragile commander. He takes in more damage compared to other commanders, which means you will never want to have him serve as the frontline commander at all.

Edward of the Black Prince ROK Guide
Archer’s Honor
Archer's Honor ROK


Rage Requirement: 1350

Deals massive damage to a single target. Once used, will reduce the rage of Edward’s troops by 300 (cannot drop below 0 rage).

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Direct Damage Factor: 1500 / 1700 / 1900 / 2200 / 2500
Damage Factor (When Secondary Commander): 750 / 850 / 950 / 1100 / 1250

Archer’s Honor is an incredible powerful active skill that does a serious amount of damage. This active skill automatically puts Edward of Woodstock as the primary commander so as to maximize his damage. Max out this active skill first.

Vengeful Crusade
Vengeful Crusade ROK


increases archer units’ health and march speed while troops are on the map.

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Archer Health Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Gives a 30% bonus to both health and march speed for archers while on the map. Nice boost.

Crécy’s Campaign
Crécy's Campaign ROK


When the army led by this commander contains only archer units, increases skill damage and increases damage dealt to infantry units by archer units.

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Skill Damage Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Damage To Infantry Units Increased By: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

If you do a full archer army only, then the damage of Edward of Woodstock’s skills is increased by 25%. Which means the damage of active skill goes up to 2,750 damage – a nice massive damage boost. Plus, archers do 5% more damage to infantry.

Limoges’ Ambush
Limoges' Ambush ROK


When the army led by this commander is at 70% strength or higher, increases the attack of archer units and decreases defense by 10%.

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Archer Attack Bonus: 15% / 20% / 25% / 30% / 40%

While the army strength is above 70%, archers do 40% more damage. This passive skill is similar to Genghis Khan’s passive skill for cavalry.

All or Nothing
All or Nothing ROK


Increases normal attack and counterattack damage by 50% for 2 seconds after using a skill.

Whenever Edward of Woodstock uses his skill, the damage of troops normal attack and counterattack is increased by 50%. Which gives a nice sustained damage boost for a short time.

Best Edward of Woodstock Talent Trees

In this part, we will talk about which talent builds to use for this legendary commander. Because of the fact that he is easy to get killed on the battlefield, it is best to position him as the support commander on the battlefield while your more powerful armies take the frontline like Alexander the Great for instance. Here, we have 2 best talent builds to choose for Edward of Woodstock.

PvP Talent Build

Edward of Woodstock PvP Talent Build

One of the best talent builds is PvP and it works well with his skill set. Although it doesn’t generate rage as fast as the second talent build, this is designed to provide blanket buffs to archers, specifically in attack, defense, march speed and health. A solid talent build for making your troops slightly more tanky in the heat of battle.

Nuker Talent Build

Edward of Woodstock Nuker Talent Build

If you want to transform Edward of Woodstock into one of the most powerful nukers available in your arsenal, this talent build is the way to go. Instead of investing points to boost your archers, the majority of the points goes to increasing the speed of rage generation and doing even more damage with skills. Good choice for dealing major blows.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Edward of Woodstock 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 Edward of Woodstock effectively:

PvP Talent Build:

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

Nuker Talent Build:

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

Best Commander Pairs

Before we list out the best commanders to pair with Edward of Woodstock,  I want to point out that he specializes in archers. Which means he works the best and gets the most boost when pairing with other commanders who are also specialized in archers. Here’s our recommended commanders for pairing with Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince:

Yi Seong-Gye

Yi-Seong-Gye ROK Commander

If you are looking for a secondary commander to pair with who can massively boost Edward of Woodstock’s combat capabilities, Yi Seong-Gye is absolutely a beast. He gives a 50% damage bonus to skills and has a small chance to increase damage of archers by 80%. Plus a chance to gain 100 rage which means Edward of Woodstock can whittle his active skill more often.

If you are concerned about lack of the ability to do splash damage, Yi Seong-Gye has your back. Because he can hit up to 5 targets in a full circle area. Great for handling multiple targets while the primary commander does all the heavy lift.


Tomyris ROK Commander

Tomyris is another solid commander to further increase the damage of a single target. She isn’t like other commanders since poison is her specialty. But when you pair her with Edward of Woodstock, both get damage bonus and improved defense against cavalry.

Tomyris can do upwards to roughly 2,000 damage using her active skill when depleting all the 15 stacks. Making her a solid commander for delivering massive blows in addition to Archer’s Honor.

 Ramesses II

Ramesses-II ROK Commander

Another good commander to pair with is Ramesses II. He gives a solid combination of attack and defense bonus, making this pair quite tanky to help offset Edward of Woodstock’s fragile defense. Furthermore, Ramesses II is an excellent debuffer as he reduces the enemy’s defense, making it easier to do more damage.

Bonus point, if you have Ramesses II maxed out then his active skill will prevent them from healing for 2 seconds. Which will hinder their ability to withstand battle in the long run. Good for killing your enemies quickly.

Cyrus the Great


If you want to build one of the most powerful glass cannon force, pair Edward of the Woodstock with Cyrus the Great. He stands to benefit the most thanks to 25% skill damage bonus which increases his overall passive skill damage output.

In exchange, when Cyrus the Great activates his active skill, both commanders gets 20% increased attack and defense for 3 seconds. At the same time, both commanders will generate 50 rage per second.

This is tremendous for Edward of Woodstock since it takes quite a bit time for him to build rage. At the same time, Cyrus the Great is capable of generating rage fast enough to utilize the enhanced skill damage bonus. A perfect and deadly combo.

Nebuchadnezzar II


Edward of Woodstock lacks one of the most important offensive competent, AoE splash damage. This is where Nebuchadnezzar II comes into the play. He is equipped with an active skill that deals massive amount of damage and hits up to 5 targets.

Thanks to Edward of Woodstock 25% skill damage bonus, it helps Nebuchadnezzar II do even more damage against multiple targets. However, if you need to launch a rallying attack, you can pair Edward with Nebuchadnezzar II.

When rallying, both commanders will deal 30% increased counterattack damage and applies 30% march speed debuff against target. Additionally, Nebuchadnezzar II deals 800 (+25% = 1,000 damage) towards target while serving as the rally commander. Good combo if you want a powerful rallying force.

Best Edward of Woodstock 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

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Best Edward of Woodstock Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
Best Edward of Woodstock Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
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