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

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Meet the best Polish Commander in Rise of Kingdoms, Jadwiga. If you are looking for one of the best garrison commanders that excels both in defense and speed, you will absolutely love this legendary commander. Jadwiga is a polish commander that specializes in cavalry troops and is well equipped with a wide arsenal of powerful and damaging skill set.

Jadwiga is a nice addition to the evergrowing commanders in Rise of Kingdoms. While the garrison commanders are well know for being bulky, slow, and packed with high defense and health pool. Jadwiga changes the meta by offering speed that allows the Governors to provide much need defense support to assist friendly alliance members and to protect critical buildings across the zones. She features Cavalry, Garrison, and Mobility.

Jadwgia Rise of Kingdoms Commander
Title: Holy Sovereign
Civilization: Other
Rarity: Legendary
Talent Abilities: Cavalry ROKMobility ROK

Jadwiga Summary

  • Deals 1,500 direct damage with her active skill.
  • 20% increased damage bonus for three seconds whenever active skill is activated.
  • 10% increase defense bonus for three seconds whenever active skill is activated.
  • 10% increased damage vs. rallied commanders.
  • Cavalry troops defense increased by 10% (Map) / 20% (Garrison)
  • Cavalry Troops Health increased by 20%.
  • Cavalry Troops march speed increased by 15%.
  • Skill damage increased by 10%.
  • Rage restored increased by 50%.
  • Skill damage taken reduced by 10%.

Why Jadwiga is the Best Commander?

  • Powerful defensive commander.
  • Strong attack and defense capabilities.
  • Awesome skill damage and reduction modifier.
  • Massive stat bonus for cavalry troops.
  • Solid direct damage from active skill.
  • High mobility, good for support.

Background Information

Rise of Kingdoms Jadwiga Commander

Jadwiga was the ruler of Poland during the 13th century. Life was very dangerous for the polish princess whose the empire is a rival of the Wenceslaus II. Jadwiga and her children hid for a while until the king died in 1305. The king’s son succeed him and ruled the country for a year before he was killed by the Germans.

In 1318, Ladislaus made a several attempts to crown himself as the king of Poland. Though the pope was unwilling at first and decided to grant him the rulership. Which ultimately led Jadwiga to being crowned as the queen of Poland in 1320. The crown was made for the new queen which later used to crown future queens of Poland.


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

Jadwgia is one of the new legendary commanders that is being introduced in Rise of Kingdoms. A polish commander that excels at both defense and speed makes Jadwiga a very powerful garrison commander to have in the roster. She specializes in cavalry troops only.

To obtain Jadwgia as a legendary commander in your roster, you will need to collect 10 Jadwiga Sculptures. Once you have the required materials navigate to the Commander Selection tab on the lower right corner. Tap on the button to summon Jadwiga.

Best Jadwgia Skills

Jadwgia Skill Set Rise of Kingdoms

We will be talking about Jadwiga as a commander and what her skills means for the governors. If you are looking for a strong commander that can deliver powerful and damaging attacks combined with high defense and speed. You will definitely love to have Jadwiga in your commander roster. Let’s find out what her skills are and how she can lead you to victory.

Might of the Pious
Might of the Pious

Rage Requirement: 1000

Deals direct damage to the current target (Damage Factor 900), and troops led by this commander deal 5% increased damage for next 3 seconds.

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  • Direct Damage Factor: 900 / 1000 / 1100 / 1300 / 1500
  • Damage Bonus: 5% / 8% / 11% / 15% / 20%

Might of the Pious is a solid active skill that does a ton of damage. In addition to that, all of the troops deals 20% additional damage for the next three seconds. Talk about a garrison commander that dish out massive damage in return to the attackers.

Oath of Loyalty
Oath of Loyalty

While on the map, cavalry units gain 2% increased defense and 5% increased march speed. While commanding the garrison of a stronghold or your own city, cavalry units gain 4% increased defense and 4% increased health.

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• Cavalry Defense (Map): 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
• Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%
• Cavalry Defense (Garrison): 4% / 8% / 12% / 16% / 20%
• Cavalry Health Bonus: 4% / 8% / 12% / 16% / 20%

Oath of Loyalty is a very interesting passive skill. Cavalry troops gain 10% defense on the map. However, if you garrison Jadwiga in a city, then these troops gain 20% defense bonus which is definitely a lot. On the top of that, the cavalry troops gain 20% health boost and march 15% faster on the map.

Holy Blessing
Holy Blessing

Skill damage taken is reduced by 2%. While commanding the garrison of a stronghold or your own city, cavalry units deal 1% increased damage to archers, but take 5% increased damage from infantry.

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• Skill Damage Taken Reduction: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

A simple passive skill that reduces amount of damage from the enemy skills. Although, your cavalry troops takes 5% more damage from infantry in exchange for 1% increased damage against the archer. A bit of bad trade-off here but if the attackers is playing it wrong then the advantage is well on your side.

Blade of Dodging
Lord of the North

Troops led by this commander gain 2% increased skill damage. When they take skill damage, they gain 10 rage per second for 3 seconds. This effect can trigger at most once every 8 seconds.

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• Skill Damage Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
• Rage Restored: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50

Blade of Dodging is nice because it automatically grants a passive damage boost to active skill, which is already very strong. However, the rage boost modifier helps a lot to maintain high uptime on the damage bonus.

Holy Lord of Poland

Holy Lord of Poland

Troops led by this commander deal 10% increased damage to rallied troops. When the active skill is used, damage taken is reduced 10% for 4 seconds.

Another damage bonus for the troops under Jadwiga’s leadership. The troops also takes 10% less damage whenever an active skill is used. Therefore it is important that Jadwiga gets to use her active skill often to keep high uptime.

Best Jadwiga Talent Trees

Next, we will talk about the best talent builds for Jadwiga. Because of her skill set and abilities that makes her a natural garrison commanders, there are two viable talent builds to choose from: Garrison and Blitz. Depending on your gameplay style and strategy, both can be tailored to suit your unique situation. Although you can always swap to a different talent build at any given time. Here’s two best talent builds for Jadwiga.

Garrison Talent Tree Build

Best Jadwiga Garrison Build Talent Tree Rise of Kingdoms

If you are looking to create a formidable garrison commander that can keep your city safe from the attackers. Then you will want to use the Garrison Talent Build for Jadwiga. The key point of using this talent build is to help keep Jadwiga generating rage fast enough to maintain high uptime. Which means her troops can dish out heavy damage and benefit from the extra 10% defense bonus. This talent build makes Jadwiga an ideal garrison commander to handle tanky commanders like Richard I, Alexander the Great and Charles Martel.

Blitz Talent Tree Build

Best Jadwiga Blitz Build Talent Tree Rise of Kingdoms

Jadwiga is one of the only garrison commanders that excels at defending and moving across the map at lighting speed. It is essential that you have a fast commander who can support friendly allies within limited time. In these times where the battles is moving at breakneck speed, you may want to consider using Blitz talent tree build for Jadwiga. This talent build focuses at maximizing speed to ensure Jadwiga gets to the target in few minutes compared to hours. It’s a smart talent build for those governors who wants to strategy and needs to be able to provide support in case of emergency.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Jadwiga 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 Jadwiga effectively:

Garrison Talent Tree Build:

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

Blitz Talent Tree Build:

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

Best Commander Pairs

Depending on your gameplay style, you will be surprised to learn that most governors will not use Jadwiga as the primary commander if they plan to have her defending their cities. However, when playing Jadwiga on the offensive side to provide support to nearby friendly allies, this is where Jadwiga will take the role as the primary commander due to mobility talent. Below is a list of commanders that pair well with Jadwiga.

Wu Zetian

Wu-Zetian ROK Commander

One of the best garrison commanders to pair with Jadwiga is Wu Zetian. She excels well with mixed troops and comes with a decent skill set that does a moderate amount of damage. However, if you are going to defend your city, you will need at least some decent counterattack damage bonus modifier.

This is why Wu Zetian ranks as our top commander choice to pair with Jadwiga because she brings 20% counterattack damage bonus. Plus there is a chance to deal additional damage instantaneously after countering the enemy attacks. This commander also brings improved defense capabilities which is much needed since Jadwiga only offers limited defense ability.


Pelagius ROK Commander

If you are looking for an alternative commander or do not have Wu Zetian in your roster yet. Pelagius is actually a solid commander to pair with Jadwiga. This epic commander comes with an active skill that generates 100 rage every time he activates it. Which is a major boost in helping Jadwiga maintain high uptime with 40% damage bonus and 10% defense buff.

Furthermore Pelagius have self-healing capabilities that restore part of the injured troops back to fighting state. This combo extends the lifespan of the cavalry troops for long battles against multiple enemies. The watchtower also gain 7% defense and attack bonus, which is very nice to have — especially if you have a very high watchtower level that can play an important role in defending your city.

Takeda Shingen

Takeda-Shingen ROK Commander

This legendary commander might come across as a surprise for some of the governors. Takeda Shingen is a versatile commander, which means he can work along with an offensive commander or defensive commander. In this part, Takeda Shingen have a decent skill set that actually can help bolster the defense capabilities that Jadwiga lacks.

For instance, Takeda Shingen can grant a small chance to reduce incoming normal attacks and counterattack damage by 25% for three seconds. Plus this combo takes 5% less damage from skills. Furthermore, Cavalry troops does 40% increased damage and defense which is very nice to have. The enemies also take 50% more damage from normal attacks. If doing more damage and taking less damage is your priority, you will absolutely love to pair Jadwiga as the primary commander and Takeda Shingen as the secondary commander.


Theodora ROK Commander

Another decent legendary commander that is worthy of pairing with Jadwiga is Theodora. If you are looking for additional firepower along with several defense boost, Theodora’s active skill does a ton amount of damage that hits up to 5 targets at a time. There is also a small chance that will trigger 40% damage bonus that goes on the top of Jadwiga’s active skill buff.

Theodora grants 10% attack and defense passive bonus that is active at all the time — unlike Jadwiga which requires her to activate her skill in order to gain that bonus. Whether you are looking for a solid combo that can dish out major damage in short time, the Theodora and Jadwiga is a serious combo that every governors should consider.

Best Jadwiga 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 Jadwiga Strategies and Tips

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

  • Invest talent points into rage boost modifier to help her maintain high uptime with active skill.
  • Make sure her active skill is up all the time to gain 20% damage and 10% defense bonus,
  • Train cavalry troops under her leadership at all the time for cavalry troops bonuses.
  • Pair Jadwiga with other defensive cavalry / leadership commanders.

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

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