Best Joan of Arc Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Joan of Arc is an epic commander that released in the original Rise of Kingdoms game. She is the jack of all trades commander who excels at everything, despite being a gatherer commander. Joan of Arc is one of the fewest commander that comes with ton of powerful buffs to compensate for her limited skillset.

Joan of Arc
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Title: The Maid of Orleans
Civilization: France
Base Power: 600
Rarity: Epic
Integration ROKGathering ROKSupport ROK

Joan of Arc Summary:

  • Increases Infantry Health by 30%.
  • Increases Cavalry Defense by 30%.
  • Increases Archer Attack by 30%.
  • Restores 50 rage.
  • Increases both gathering rate and troop load by 25%.
  • 10% chance to heal for 450 health points.
  • Increases troops’ normal attack by 25%.

Why Joan of Arc is the Best Commander?

  • Master commander that excels at everything.
  • Excellent supporting commander that gives buff to nearby allies.
  • Fast rage generation.
  • Great self-healing capabilities.
  • Amazing at gathering resources while protecting herself against invaders.

Background Information

Joan of Arc Commander

Joan of Arc is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne and later put on trial.

After the Bishop Pierre Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age. In 1456, an inquisitorial court examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.

In the 16th century she became a symbol of the Catholic League, and in 1803 she was declared a national symbol of France by the decision of Napoleon Bonaparte.


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Commander Joan of Arc. This informative guide was created to help provide an overview of Joan of Arc skills, talent tress, 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 Joan of Arc right and maximize strategic advantages.

Joan of Arc is the starting commander for France. She is one of the easiest commander to start with primarily for players who wants to be able to gather and haul in ton of resources early in the game. Thanks to her built-in passive skills and flexible talent tree, she fills in any role from gatherer to support to PvP commander.

If you don’t have Joan of Arc as your starting commander, you will need to gather 10 Joan of Arc Sculptures. Once you have the required materials, navigate to the Commander Selection tab on the lower right corner. Tap on the button to summon Joan of Arc. She comes with a base power of 600 and skills in Integration, Gathering and Support,

Best Joan of Arc Skills

In the next part of our best Joan of Arc commander guide, we will be talking about her skills.

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Divine Revelation
Divine Revelation


Rage Requirement: 1000

In the next 2 seconds, Joan of Arc grants her own troops and nearby friendly forces a powerful buff that increases infantry units’ health, increases cavalry units’ defenses, increases archer units’ attack, and grants additional rage per second.

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Infantry Health Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Cavalry Defense Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Archer Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Rage Restored: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 40

The Divine Revelation grants upwards to 30% bonus to infantry’s health, cavalry’s defense, and archer attack. In addition to that, 40 rage is restored per second. The duration of this active skill lats for 2 seconds. If you are rolling 3 or more armies, this active skill is amazing in addition to rage generation talent builds.

The Maid of Orleans
The Maid of Orleans


Increase troops’ gathering speed and increase troops’ load.

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Gathering Speed Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Troop Load Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%

This passive skill increases the speed of gathering and allows your troop to carry more resource load. Works the best with gathering talent build and when rolling pure siege army.

Holy Refuge
Holy Refuge


Troops’ normal attack has a 10% chance to heal some of the slightly wounded units. Effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.

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Healing Factor: 150 / 200 / 250 / 350 / 450

A small chance that your troops will get heal on a normal attack. Which is really great passive skill for keeping some of your troops alive during the battle.



Increases normal attack damage.

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Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 10% / 13% / 16% / 20% / 25%

Saint is a must-have passive skill that increases overall normal attack by 25%. While it might not sound much of difference, the 25% damage bonus goes nicely with various troops under Joan of Arc’s leadership.

Descent of the Goddess
Descent of the Goddess


In the next 4 seconds, Joan of Arc grants her own troops and nearby friendly forces a powerful buff that increases infantry units’ health by 30%, increases cavalry units’ defense by 30% increases archer units’ attack by 30%, and grants an additional 50 rage per second.

Descent of the Goddess is an enhanced skill that improves existing active skill by increasing the duration of buff to 4 seconds and generating 50 rage per second. This skill helps Joan of Arc maintain a high uptime on her active skill when playing with rage generation talent builds.

Best Joan of Arc Talent Trees

In the next section of our best Joan of Arc commander guide, we have a list of best talent builds for this epic commander. There are at least three talent builds that works out very well, revolving around her skills. While some of you might prefer her to play the role as the gathering commander.

It is important to point out that her passive skills is actually really good and makes her viable for PvP battles and support role. When you max out Joan of Arc, it is super easy to maintain high uptime on the 30% buff to her army — which is a huge upgrade. So, let’s find out the best talent builds to use for this epic commander.

Gathering Talent Build

Joan of Arc Gathering Talent Build ROK

By default, the gathering talent build is a solid pick for those players who wants to be able to gather resources on the map early in the game. It doesn’t comes with rage generation ability since you will be using pure siege with this talent build. However, it emphasizes on gathering speed and expanded troop capacity which makes it possible to tow in ton of resources in a single trip.

PvP Talent Build

Joan of Arc PvP Talent Build ROK

If you want to use Joan of Arc for PvP battles, this talent build is great. It focuses on expanding the troop capacity and incorporating attack / defense bonus to the troops. Furthermore, it capitalizes on rage generation build which goes a long way to maintaining high uptime on her active skill.

Field Talent Build

Joan of Arc Field Talent Build ROK

Alternative talent build for players who have a different gameplay and strategy is the Field talent build. Basically, this talent build focuses on generating rage fast enough to dish out serious damage. At the same time, Joan of Arc will be able to clamp down on the enemy’s movement, making it easier for her army to finish them off. The Field talent build is great for providing support to your friendly commanders.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Joan of Arc 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 Joan of Arc effectively:

Gathering Talent Build:

  • Level Joan of Arc to 2 ⭐ and max out her second skill.

PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Joan of Arc at 1 ⭐ until you max out her first skill.
  • Level Joan of Arc to 4 ⭐ and max out all of her skills.

Field Talent Build

  • Keep Joan of Arc at 1 ⭐ until you max out her first skill.
  • Level Joan of Arc to 4 ⭐ and max out all of her skills.

Skill Lock

If you are wondering what is the best skill lock order for Joan of Arc, then this guide will explain you which skill to upgrade first. Introduced in Rise of Kingdoms 1.0.45 Update, governors can skill lock their commanders to select the best skill upgrade path.

Joan of Arc Skill Lock
  1. Drag the bar to two and max out the second skill as it is the most powerful ability for this commander.
  2. Once the first two skills has been maxed out, drag the bar to four and max out all of her remaining skills

Best Commander Pairs

Depending on your gameplay, Joan of Arc makes a great primary commander due to her flexibility. Which means you can pretty much roll any commanders with her as long as they can benefit from her active and passive skills. For gathering resources, she can easily gather any resource by herself without the need of a secondary commander. So, without further ado, let’s find out the best commanders to pair with her.


Pelagius Spain Commander

Pelagius is a good secondary commander to pair with Joan of Arc for a number of reasons. He comes with the ability to deal sustained damage factor. Furthermore, he specializes in cavalry which will gain 30% bonus from Joan of Arc’s active skill.

In addition to that Pelagius adds another 15% attack and defense bonus to the horsemen that brings the total value to 45% — quite impressive for a paired commander. Whenever your troops is at low health, there’s a chance both will heal that adds slight edge to survivability. A great tank pair. Alternatively, you can roll Belisarius if you don’t have Pelagius.


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Boudica is another excellent commander to pair with. She comes with fast rage generation ability and can reduce the enemy’s rage bar. If you ever find yourself in need of an extra hand to deal serious damage to neutral units or to get rid of enemy players, Boudica takes advantage of high direct damage and the ability to shut them off with rapid rage generation.

Alternatively, you can roll Hermann with Joan of Arc as he has similar setup to Boudica. But instead of reducing enemy player’s rage, he can keep them silence which is definitely a game changer for them and you as well.

Julius Caesar

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One of the best commander to pair Joan of Arc with is Julius Caesar. When you bring both commanders together, they all gain multiplicative bonuses to all troops under their leadership. Julius Caesar reduces the enemy’s attack and defense value, while increasing your army’s attack and defense value. Ultimately, this combo helps deliver serious damage.

If you don’t have Julius Caesar in your roster, Scipio Africanus is a solid alternative choice. He plays similar to Julius Caesar and has same talent builds – which makes him one of the most popular choice for conquering enemy players.


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One of popular commander to pair with is Aethelflaed if you are looking for a solid peacekeeping commander. The main reason why Joan of Arc and Aethelflaed works so well together is because of the passive skill that grants damage bonus for having 3 or more troops in an army. Which means all troops will be able to get the benefit of massive attack, defense and health bonus with Joan of Arc’s active skill.

This combo helps establish a strong, solid and deadly barbarian hunter combo. In addition to that, Aethelflaed will be able to use her active skill more often thanks to fast rage restoration rate. At the same time, the troops get healed once every five seconds whenever they trigger it, which greatly improves troops’ survivability during the combat.

Hannibal Barca

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If you are looking for a dedicated conqueror to pair with Joan of Arc, look no further. Hannibal Barca is one of the best legendary commander focused at demolishing your enemies to ashes. He commands powerful conquer skill combined with a wide arsenal of heavy damaging strikes. Just like Aethelflaed, if you do 3 or more troops under his leadership, then all troops will get damage bonus.

This presents a perfect opportunity to take advantage of Joan of Arc’s active skill for a blanket buff to all troops. Hannibal Barca’s flexible leadership skill means he can easily work with any type of troops and will have no issue accommodating to cater specific skill set.

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Best Joan of Arc Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
Best Joan of Arc Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
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