Best Ramesses II Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Ramesses II is a legendary commander that was introduced along with Artemisia I. He is a legendary commander and one of the strongest archer commanders in Rise of Kingdoms. Any players who is looking for a commander that excels in both attack and defense with a great degree of flexibility will definitely love to specialize in Ramesses II.

Ramesses II
Ramesses II Commander
Title: Favored by Gods
Civilization: Other
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary
Archer ROKVersatility ROKattack

Ramesses II Summary:

  • Deals 1,000 damage and reduces target’s defense by 30% for 2 seconds.
  • Increases archer’s attack by 40% while on map.
  • Reduces skill damage taken by 30%.
  • Has a 10% chance to increase archer attack and march speed by 40% for 3 seconds.
  • Has a 10% chance to heal himself for 500 health points.
  • Has a 10% chance to increase defense by 40% for 3 seconds.

Why Ramesses II is the Best Commander?

  • Awesome self-healing capability.
  • Incredible tanky thanks to huge health pool.
  • Friendly buff that reduces damage taken, great for field battles.
  • Solid defense, helps mitigates incoming attack.
  • Strong garrison and watchtower attack, which makes him an incredible lethal defender.

Background Information

Ramesses II ROK Guide

Ramesses II the Great is regarded as one of the most powerful Pharaoh during the ancient Egyptian period. In his time, he led several military expeditions which reclaimed the lost territories stolen by Nubians and Hittites. He also was responsible for suppressing the Nubians revolts and carried campaign against Libya which ultimately led to expansion of Egyptian Empire.

Through the Battle of Kadesh which dominates Ramesses II military prowess and power. He enjoyed a few outright military victories over the enemies. During his reign from 1273 B.C to 1216 B.C, the army size of Egyptian Empire has grown to 100,000 — a formidable force that Ramesses II used to exert Egyptian’s sphere of influence.


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

Ramesses II is one of the brand new legendary commander that was launched during the event, “Spring has Sprung” along with Artemisia I. He is the equivalent of Alexander the Great due to similar skill set although a very powerful offensive archer commander with a number of high direct damage factor skills in Rise of Kingdoms.

To unlock Ramesses II, you will need to gather 10 Ramesses II sculptures. Once you have the required material, navigate to the commander selection tab to summon him. If you are looking to have your hands on this legendary commander, one of the best offensive archer commanders in the game. Then stick with us to learn about his skills, talent builds and pairs to maximize his combat capabilities.

Best Ramesses II Skills

Ramesses II is one of the newest commanders who specializes in archer-type. Below is a list of the skills that this legendary commander is equipped with and all of them are impressive. Considering the damage bonuses and boosts that Ramesses II gets from these skills and the talent builds (which we will talk further in details later on in this article), this legendary is poised to become one of the most popular picks among the players in Rise of Kingdoms.

Best Ramesses II Commander Guide ROK
Ceremony of Karnak
Keira Dance of the Flametongue


Deals continuous damage to a single target, and reducing the target’s defense for 2 seconds.


  • Additional Damage Factor: 500/550/600/700/800
  • Defense Reduction: 5%/10%/15%/20%/25%

Basically, this active skill deals 800 damage per second and reduces the enemy defense by 25%. Which is really powerful considering the defense reduction boosts the normal attack damage. In total, this active skill does 1,600 damage over 2 second. A heavy and sustained blow to the enemy.

The Poem of Pentaur
Art of Archery


Increases archery units’ attack while on the map.


  • Archer Attack Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%

This passive skill highly encourages you to use Ramesses II on the map in order to gain the massive 40% attack bonus to archers. Great for PvP battles and field battles.

Army of Amun
Keira Undying Flame


When the army contains only archer units, it decreases the skill damage taken. There is a 10% chance when attacked to increase troops attack and march speed, lasts for 3s.

  • Skill Damage Taken Reduction: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%
  • Archer Attack Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%
  • Archer March Speed Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%

If you roll pure archer with Ramesses II, then the damage that he takes from skills is reduced by 30%. A nice buffer against potential enemy nukers. Plus, there’s a small chance that archers will deal 40% extra damage and march speed for 3 seconds.

Nefertari’s Companionship
Keira Allies or Enemies


Troops’ normal attacks have a 10% chance to heal slightly wounded units and increase troops’ defense for 3 seconds.


  • Healing Factor 200/300/350/400/500
  • Defense Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%

This passive skill is just another example of why Ramesses II is incredible powerful commander to play on the map. A small chance to get healed for 500 plus defense is raised by 40% for 3 seconds. In a nutshell, Ramesses II is a very tanky commander.

King of Kings
Cao Cao Dragon Rider


Enhanced: Ceremony of Karnak


  • Damage Factor 800 → 1000
  • Defense Reduction: 25% → 30%
  • Bonus: Targets cannot receive any healing in 2 seconds.

King of Kings enhances the active skill, boosting the total damage to 1,000 and reduces their defense by 30%. Plus, they can’t heal at all in the next 2 seconds. A solid active skill to counter enemies that does 2,000 damage is deadly.

Best Ramesses II Talent Trees

Ramesses II is an incredible tank commander when you account his skills into factors. The attack, defense and march speed that he gains during the battles on the map makes him one of the best archer commanders. And, yet you can take his combat capabilities even further by using our recommended talent builds for Ramesses II. These are the best talent builds, which you should tailor to your own gameplay and strategy.

PvP Talent Build

Ramesses II PvP Talent Build ROK

By default, Ramesses II is the best commander for PvP battles with this talent build. It focuses on building rage fast enough to use active skill often. Plus, it emphasizes boosting direct damage factor and increasing normal troops damage. This talent build has one of the highest damage output and is solid for PvP battles.

Conqueror Talent Build

Ramesses II Conqueror Talent Build ROK

Don’t underestimate the fact that Ramesses II is a great conqueror, as proven with history. This talent build simply invests some of the points in reducing damage taken from the enemy watchtower. Plus, it minimizes the amount of troops killed during fighting at the enemy garrisons. Likewise, the Conqueror talent build greatly improves the amount of damage that troops under Ramesses II’s leadership does.

Field Talent Build

Ramesses II Field Talent Build ROK

The Field talent build works the best for players who prefer sustained damage. This build focuses on reducing the amount of damage taken, while dealing more damage to the enemy targets. In addition to that, the speed of rage generation is improved that helps Ramesses II use his active skill more often. The Field talent build is great because it also focuses on improving the march speed which turns Ramesses II into a great support commander to help friendly commanders.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Ramesses II 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 Ramesses II effectively:

PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Ramesses II at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Ramesses II to 3 ⭐ and max out his third skill.
  • Level Ramesses II to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Conqueror Talent Build:

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

Field Talent Build:

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

Best Commander Pairs

In the next part of our best Ramesses II commander guide for beginners, we will share our recommended commanders to pair with this legendary commander. As I mentioned previously that Ramesses II is a solid primary commander due to his skills and talent builds. He is also one of the most powerful nukers that uses archers. Without further ado, let’s find out which commanders to pair with him.

Nebuchadnezzar II


One of the best archer commanders to pair Ramesses II with is Nebuchadnezzar II. He is a brand new archer commanders that is released along with Cyrus the Great. If you are looking for a commander that can provide splash damage, Nebuchadnezzar II is incredible capable of doing so.

His active skill deals massive amount of damage up to 5 targets at a time. While Ramesses II is a strong conquering commander, you always can use some helping hands from Nebuchadnezzar II thanks to his role as a Rallying Commander.

When serving in a rally march, both commanders deals 30% increased counterattack damage. Nebuchadnezzar II also deals 800 damage when serving as the primary rally commander. He also stands to benefit a lot thanks to Ramesses II’s high direct damage output that boosts overall archer troops’ combat effectiveness.

Cyrus the Great


For those Rise of Kingdoms governors who wants a solid, yet powerful direct damage army should pair Ramesses II with Cyrus the Great. He deals high, single-target direct damage that causes the target to take 20% increased damage for the next 3 seconds.

Cyrus the Great also will benefit a lot from the 40% archer attack bonus. However, keep it in your mind that Cyrus the Great comes with incredibly fast rage generation. Which means he grants 20% attack and defense bonus. At the same time generates 50 rage per second for 3 seconds.

This allows Ramesses II to dish out more damage, reducing enemy defense at the same time causing the target to take increased damage. If you want to rely more on your archer troops to do all the work, Cyrus the Great + Ramesses II is a very good combo.

Yi Seong-Gye

Yi-Seong-Gye ROK Commander

Yi Seong-Gye is a very good commander to pair with mainly because of his powerful active skill. In addition to that, both will gain a 50% damage bonus to active skill. Which means Ramesses II will do 3,000 damage over 2 seconds, an incredible boost to single target damage.

Yi Seong-Gye on the other hand does serious damage to all targets in a circular range. Plus both will be able to benefit from each other on the map with attack, defense and march speed bonus. A solid pair.

If you don’t have this legendary commander yet, then Kusunoki Masashige and Hermann is a good alternative choice.

Artemisia I

Artemisia ROK Commander

Don’t underestimate Artemisia I, for the fact that she is another great commander that does a serious amount of damage. Despite the drawbacks that she has for dealing self-damage and boosting enemy active skill damage, they are already mitigated through Ramesses II’s talent builds and skills.

She adds a nice boost to the ability to deal splash damage and provides a sustained damage direct factor. Plus, if she ever gets silenced, then the troops’ damage will increase by 50% while Ramesses II will still deal massive amounts of damage.

This pair isn’t something that you should ignore at all. A very powerful combo if done correctly.


Tomyris ROK Commander

If you are looking for a solid commander to support with your conquest in Rise of Kingdoms. Roll with Tomyris as your secondary commander. She is equipped with an active skill that does upwards to 2,200 damage every time.

Bonus point, if you are attacking enemy cities, then the damage of troops attack is increased by 30%. There’s also a small chance on every attack that the troops attack will further increase by an additional 30% and reduce their defense by 30%.

The Tomyris and Ramesses II pair is one of the most powerful conquering pairs. Works the best for a true archer-specialization combo.

Mehmed II

Mehmed II ROK Commander

For some of you who want to be able to command a large military force, Mehmed II expands the troop capacity by 10% and when rallying an army, the size increases to 20%. One of the game advantages that this legendary commander has over other commanders is flexibility and the ability to work with pure army build like archers.

The reason why Ramesses II and Mehmed II work so well together is mainly because both will get 20% skill damage bonus. Which means Ramesses II will deal 2,400 damage with his active skill. Plus, Mehmed II will demolish enemy city defenses thanks to his powerful active skill that has a 50% chance to trigger again for free.

If you are looking for a secondary commander to expand your troop capacity with Ramesses II, Mehmed II is a solid pick. But if you don’t have him yet, roll with Osman I or Scipio Africanus.

Best Ramesses II 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

Best Ramesses II Strategies and Tips

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

  • Increase Ramesses II’s rage generation to maintain 30% defense reduction and allow him to deal more damage.
  • Always keep Ramesses II’s army on the map to gain 40% archer attack.
  • He takes 30% less damage from incoming enemy skills, making him ideal to pair with other archer commanders.
  • Pair Ramesses II with Yi Seong-Gye to gain multi-target attacks and 50% skill damage bonus.
  • Stick to pure archer troops for a chance to increase attack by 40% and march speed by 30%.

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Best Ramesses II Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
Best Ramesses II Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles
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