Best Matilda of Flanders Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Matilda of Flanders is a brand new epic commander that was added to Rise of Kingdoms during patch notes 1.0.38: Anniversary Festival. Governors can obtain Matilda of Flanders from Expedition Mode and unlock the chests in Tavern. She is one of the best gathering commanders due to resources bonus gain.

Matilda of Flanders
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Title: Duchess Regent of Normandy
Civilization: Britain
Base Power: 2,500
Rarity: Epic
Integration ROKGathering ROKDefense ROK

Matilda of Flanders Summary:

  • Deals 750 damage with her active skill.
  • Reduces enemy attack by 15% with her active skill.
  • Increases stone gathering rate by 25%.
  • Increases food & wood gathering rate by 20%.
  • Siege units HP and defense increased by 30%.
  • Troops capacity size increased by 15%, but attack is reduced by 20%.
  • Generates 10% extra resources upon completion of gathering.

Why Matilda of Flanders is the Best Commander?

  • Amazing commander for gathering resources on the map.
  • Stellar stone gathering commander.
  • Bolsters siege units HP and defense, making them harder to be killed.
  • Can bring more troops on the map.
  • Generate 10% more resources that becomes valuable the higher level resource spot is.

Background Information

Matilda of Flanders Rise of Kingdoms

Matilda of Flanders, the wife of William the Conqueror, was the Duchess of Normandy and Queen of England.

When William was about to invade England, Matilda used her own money to outfit a battleship, known as the Mora, as a gift to her husband. It is said that the bow of Mora was a glided child, his right hand pointing towards England, and an ivory horn in his mouth. While William was in England, Matilda served as regent of Normandy. She ruled successfully in his absence, with no major uprisings or unrest.

Matilda fell ill in the Summer of 1083, and died in November of the same year. In his grief, her husband William the Conqueror gave up his favorite sport, hunting.


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

Matilda of Flanders is a brand new epic commander who specializes in gathering resources, just like other commanders such as Sarka, Constance, and even Joan of Arc. This epic commander has a nationality of Britain and is one of the best commanders to play with. In this part, we will teach you how to maximize Matilda of Flanders to get the most out of her.

To summon Matilda of Flanders, you must get 10 El Cid sculptures which typically are done via chests and expedition mode. When you have the materials required, go to the commander selection tab screen and tap on her to add to your roster. That being said, let’s get into the details and learn what her skills, best talent builds and popular pairs are.

Best Matilda of Flanders Skills

In this part, we will talk about the best Matilda of Flanders skills. Before we dive deep, I want to point out that this is a gathering commander which means she isn’t strong in either offensive or defensive wars. Though, Matilda of Flanders excels at gathering resources and is a relatively easy commander to level up thanks to her being an epic quality. Stick around with us to learn more about her skills.

Matilda of Flanders ROK Guide
Daughter of Flanders
Famous Warrior ROK


Deal direct damage to a single target, and reduce their attack for 2 seconds.


  • Direct Damage Factor: 300 / 375 / 450 / 600 / 750
  • Enemy Attack Reduction: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

Simply deliver direct damage that reduces target’s attack by 15%,

Clever Heart
Poem of El Cid ROK


Troops led by this commander gain increased stone gathering speed, and increased food and wood gathering speed.

  • Bonus Gathering Speed (Stone): 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
  • Bonus Gathering Speed (Food): 3% / 6% / 10% / 15% / 20%
  • Bonus Gathering Speed (Wood): 3% / 6% / 10% / 15% / 20%

Increases rate of gathering for stone by 25%. Although, gathering rate for food and wood is increased by 20%.

The Mora
Guardian of Valencia ROK


Siege units led by this commander gain increased HP and increased defense.

  • Siege Unit Health Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%
  • Siege Unit Defense Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%

All siege units that’s led by Matilda of Flanders gets 30% increased HP & defense.

Wise Ruler
Unyielding ROK


Troops led by this commander gain increased troop capacity but lose 20% attack.

  • Troop Capacity Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%

Expands Matilda of Flanders’s troop capacity by 15% but lose 20% attack.

Flanders’ Gift
Out of Control ROK


This commander receives an additional 10% resources upon completion of gathering.

Generate 10% extra resources upon completion of gathering, increases more the higher level resource spot is.

Best Matilda of Flanders Talent Trees

In the next part, we are going to talk about the best talent build trees to use for Matilda of Flanders. As I mentioned previously, this is an epic commander who specializes in gathering resources and doesn’t have any strong offensive / defensive skill set.

This makes Matilda of Flanders a strict gathering commander. Although, if you want to optimize and get the most out of her then you need to use the gathering talent tree build to take advantage of increased speed, troop capacity, and defense. Check out the best Matilda of Flanders talent tree build below to learn more.

Best Gathering Talent Tree Build

Best Matilda of Flanders Talent Build Tree

We highly recommend this talent build for Matilda of Flanders. Siege units under her command will gain 30% increased march speed. In addition to that, her troops capacity is further increased by 3% which brings the total upgraded army size to 118%.

Most of the talent points improve Matilda’s gathering ability such as faster rate for food, gold, stone and wood. A small portion of points goes into improving her defense capabilities while on the battlefield. As we mentioned before, she doesn’t have any strong attack skill set therefore attack is completely useless for her. Invest the remaining points into increasing her defense and health value.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Matilda of Flanders 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 Matilda of Flanders effectively:

Gathering Talent Build Tree:

  • Keep Matilda of Flanders at 1 ⭐ until you max out her first skill.
  • Level Matilda of Flanders at 2 ⭐ until you max out her second skill.
  • Level Matilda of Flanders at 4 ⭐ until you max out all of her skills.

Best Commander Pairs

Now that we have reached the part where we are going to recommend commanders to pair with Matilda of Flanders. Any smart farmer running multiple farming accounts knows that a strong commander who can protect their gathering armies on the map is vital to success of growth and strengthening their rulership in the kingdom. Below is our recommended commanders to pair with Matilda of Flanders:

Yi Seong-Gye

Rise of Kingdoms Yi Seong-Gye

One of the best defensive commanders to pair with Matilda of Flanders is Yi Seong-Gye. He is an incredible strong commander that will pretty much keep your enemies at bay and reconsider before attacking your farmers.

With his powerful active skill and 50% skill damage boost, he will have no issue whittling your enemies in a matter of seconds while protecting your gathering units from attacks. Protect your investments with Yi Seong-Gye today.

Sun Tzu

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If you pick China as your starting civilization, you will get Sun Tzu for free. Alternatively, you can get him via daily quests, tavern chests and via events. We recommend Sun Tzu because he is one of the strongest epic commanders that’s just like Yi Seong-Gye but on epic rarity level.

He can fight up to 5 targets with his active skill. In addition to that, his active skill gets a 20% increased damage. Not to forget to mention that Sun Tzu is a very tough commander since he specializes in infantry which provides additional health and defense.


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If you are looking for a commander that can hit up to 5 targets and cripple them with major debuffs. Then look no further because Aethelflaed is one of the best free legendary commanders. You can get her via Expedition Mode just like Matilda of Flanders.

Her active skill hits really hard and reduces targets’ health, attack, defense by 30%. In addition to that, if you specialize her talent points to incorporate slow movement impairment then she will deal 20% additional damage. A strong commander that will keep your gatherers sound and safe.

Best Matilda of Flanders Strategies and Tips

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

  • Use Matilda of Flanders for gathering stone since it is her main strength.
  • Roll pure siege units for increased defense and health.
  • Always gather to the fullest to gain 10% extra resources.
  • Matilda of Flanders isn’t great at attacking, but comes with large troops capacity.
  • For best performance, it’s recommended that she leads T4 / T5 siege units.

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Best Matilda of Flanders Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
Best Matilda of Flanders Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
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