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

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Lancelot is a rare commander in Rise of Kingdoms and one of the best starter commanders that boasts an impressive mobility and combat capabilities. Thanks to his versatility, he can do both roles as the offender and defender depending on your preferred playstyle and based on the battlefield condition. Lancelot is a good commander to invest in.

Lancelot Rise of Kingdoms Commander
Title: Knight of the Lake
Civilization: Britain
Base Power: 300
Rarity: Elite
Cavalry ROKVersatility ROKMobility ROK

Lancelot Summary:

  • Deals 600 damage with active skill.
  • Increases cavalry march speed and attack bonus by 5%.
  • Has a small chance to reduce damage taken by 40% in the next turn.
  • Increases all troops’ damage and march speed by 15% when total army strength is below 50%.
  • Early offensive commander.

Why Lancelot is the Best Commander?

  • Very easy to level up.
  • Fast commander thanks to cavalry specialization.
  • Pairs well with several epic and legendary commanders.
  • Good commander for early games.
  • Gives a big power boost over your rivals if done right.

Background Information

Lancelot Rise of Kingdoms Commander

Sir Lancelot du Lac (meaning Lancelot of the Lake), alternatively also written as Launcelot and other spellings, is one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Authurian legend.

He typically features as King Arthur’s greatest companion, the lord of Joyous Gard and the greatest swordsman and jouster of the age-until his adulterous affair with Queen Guinevere is discovered, causing a civil war exploited by Mordred which brings the end of Arthur’s kingdom.


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

Lancelot is an elite commander for Britain and is obtainable via silver chests / golden chests. He isn’t exactly that powerful compared to Boudica , Richard I and Edward Woodstock. Although, starting off early in the game, Lancelot plays a critical role in providing military support. He is one of the fewest elite commanders that boasts good march speed, damage reduction and offense capabilities.

To summon Lancelot, you will need to gather 10 Lancelot sculptures. Then go to the commander selection tab screen and click to summon him. Leveling him up is relatively easy to do so as there’s not much of an experience requirement. So, without further ado let’s dive into our best Lancelot commander guide for beginners.

Best Lancelot Skills

In the next part of our commander guide, we will talk about Lancelot skills. Keep it in your mind that Advanced and Elite commanders only have 4 skills. While Epic and Legendary commanders have 5 skills. So the power difference which Lancelot gains isn’t significant enough for late games. Likewise, Lancelot is good for gaining quick power early in the game.

Best Lancelot Commander Guide ROK
Quarrel ROK


Rage Requirement: 1000
Lancelot brandishes his sharp sword, dealing massive damage to a single target.

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Direct Damage Factor: 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600

Quarrel is an active skill that Lancelot uses to deal a moderate amount of damage. Good for causing heavy blows early in the game.

Knight of the Round Table
Knight of the Round Table ROK


Increases cavalry units march speed; increases the attack of cavalry units.

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Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Cavalry Attack Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

Knight of the Round Table gives 5% march speed to cavalry and increases their attack by 5%. A nice flat bonus.

Forbidden Love
Forbidden Love ROK


When attacked, Lancelot has a 10% chance to reduce all damage taken on the next turn.

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Damage Taken Reduced By: 10% / 15% / 20% / 30% / 40%

This passive skill is pretty good early in the game as it gives Lancelot a small chance to reduce damage taken by 40% on the next turn.

Battle of Sorrow
Battle of Sorrow ROK


When Lancelot has 50% or less of his units remaining, increases all damage and march speed.

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Damage Bonus: 2% / 4% / 7% / 10% / 15%
March Speed Bonus: 2% / 4% / 7% / 10% / 15%.

Battle of Sorrow is somewhat a decent passive skill as it increases march speed and damage by 15% when below 50% army strength.

Best Lancelot Talent Trees

Because Lancelot isn’t something that you will command in the late game. It makes sense to have a cookie cutter that works well with Lancelot for various purposes — especially in PvP battles and field battles. Below is our recommended talent build for Lancelot.

Best Lancelot Talent Build Rise of Kingdoms

This is one of the best talent builds since it focuses on maximizing damage that the troops do under Lancelot’s leadership. Furthermore, it builds resistance against enemy movement effects as well as boosting the overall march speed. Which lets you get across the map quickly with Lancelot. A good early choice for preventing your enemies from growing in the beginning of the game.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Lancelot 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 Lancelot effectively:

PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Lancelot at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Lancelot at 4 ⭐ until you max out her second skill.

Best Commander Pairs

Lancelot all by himself is weak. So, you will want to pair him with decent commanders to take advantage of bonuses like improved attack, defense and march speed. In addition to active damage skills that Epic commanders come with. In this section, we share the best primary commanders to pair with Lancelot.


Belisarius Commander ROK

One of the best primary commanders to pair with is Belisarius. He has the same skill set as Lancelot does, but a lot better. With core focus on mobility and damage, he brings cavalry bonuses that boosts defense and march speed.

When he uses his active skill, enemy troops attack and defense is reduced by 30%. Which allows this combo to swoop in for quick kills. Lancelot’s skills prove to be invaluable to early rushes when in conjunction with Belisarius’ skills.


If you are looking for a commander that will transform your forces into a tank combo. Pelagius is a solid pick because he brings a 10% bonus to cavalry defense and attack. Plus he builds rage at an accelerated pace which definitely helps Lancelot dish out more damage.

Pelagius is equipped with a self-healing ability which recovers some of the injured units. It is one of the main reasons why he is widely preferred commander early in the game.


Baibars Commander Rise of Kingdoms

Another good cavalry commander to pair with is Baibars. Unlike the first two recommended primary commanders, Baibars comes with an active skill which slows down enemy targets’ movement. And he can hit up to 5 targets at the same time.

When paired with him, cavalry gain a 20% attack bonus. Whenever you leave the battle, troops are healed for a small portion and march speed is increased by 40%. A stellar combo if you want to take advantage of lighting fast movement while hindering enemy movements.


Best Minamoto no Yoshitsune Commander ROK

A good legendary commander to also pair is Minamoto. He is one of the easiest legendary commanders to get via purchasing the VIP pack or in the Gems Store. He is also obtainable via chest and events. So, if you are looking for a solid legendary cavalry commander to pair with, Minamoto will make a great pairing due to his already powerful direct damage factor.

His troops also will be able to benefit from the damage bonus when the total army strength falls below 50%. Which means Minamoto will be able to kill neutral units and enemy armies with ease while mitigating incoming attacks.

Cao Cao

Cao Cao Commander ROK

Lastly, pairing with Cao Cao is a force to be reckoned with. Cao Cao comes with a passive skill that has a chance to restore rage by 100 whenever the troops perform a normal attack. This helps Lancelot a lot by being able to dish out more damaging active skill.

In addition to that, Cao Cao heals troops which improves total army’s survivability and defenses throughout the battle. The 40% attack reduction and 10% march speed reduction is also helpful that makes it possible and easy to do this combo.

Best Lancelot 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 Lancelot Strategies and Tips

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

  • Lancelot is a very easy commander to level up thanks to low experience requirements.
  • Lancelot can power you up much faster due to strong combat skillset.
  • Early in game, you can use Lancelot to prevent your rivals from growing in power by harassing their farmers.
  • Lancelot is the only rare commander that pairs well with epic and legendary cavalry commanders.
  • If you need additional speed, pair Lancelot with Belisarius to maximize movement speed to assert your zone of control on the map.


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