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

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Seondeok is a legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms. She is one of the best gathering commander that excels at harvesting gold for your developing empire. Whilst she isn’t exactly that strong compared to other commanders, she can be quite lethal if you know how to use her the right way. Seondeok specializes in integration, gathering and attack.

Best Seondeok Commander ROK
Title: Queen of Silia
Civilization: Korea
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary
Integration ROKGathering ROKattack

Seondeok Summary:

  • Deals 1,400 damage with her active skill and reduces target’s rage by 100.
  • Increases gathering rate of gold by 30%.
  • Increases gathering rate of all resources by 20%.
  • Increases siege unit’s defense and attack by 30%.
  • Has 10% chance to deal 1,000 damage when doing pure siege army.
  • Increases resource load of siege units by 30% and grants 10% additional resources when gathering is completed.

Why Seondeok is the Best Commander?

  • Best commander for bonus gathering.
  • Very durable and tanky thanks to use of siege units.
  • Can be quite lethal due to high active skill damage and bonus damage.
  • Brings a lot of resources in a single trip.
  • Speeds up gathering rate.

Background Information

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Queen Seondeok of Silla reigned as Queen Regnant of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, from 632 to 647.

She was Silla’s twenty-seventh ruler and its first reigning queen. She was the second female sovereign in recorded East Asian history and encourages a renaissance in thought, literature, and the arts in Silla.

In Samguksagi, Queen Seondeok was described as “generous, benevolent, wise, and smart”.


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

To kick start our in-depth commander guide about Seondeok, I want to briefly talk about her. Seondeok is a legendary commander from Korea and is one of the popular choices for gathering. Most of her skills revolve around the ability to bring in a chock-full of resources in less time. But she also comes with a powerful active skill that does high damage and reduces an enemy’s rage. Which gives her an excellent defense while gathering resource spots on the map that most commanders lack the ability to do so.

To summon Seondeok as your legendary commander in Rise of Kingdoms. You need to get 10 Seondeok sculptures which can be acquired via chests, events, VIP shops and expeditions. Once you have her under your wing, you will be able to use her to accelerate your resources gathering as upgrading your buildings and training troops will become more expensive later in the game.

Best Seondeok Skills

We are going to talk about Seondeok’s skill set and what she has to offer for you. While I want to point out that she is a gathering commander which means it is not expected for anyone to use her as a combat commander. Most of her passive skills specializes in improving the defense of siege units, load capacity and as well as gathering speed. However, if you prefer to play Seondeok as support commander that’s possible to do so which will be talked more in the talent builds section. Check out this legendary commander’s skills:

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Modest ROKRage Requirement: 1000


Deals massive damage dealt to a single target while reducing the target’s Rage.

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  • Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400
  • Rage Reduction: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 100

Modest is an active skill that deals high damage and reduces an enemy’s rage. Personally, I like this skill because it provides Seondeok some kind of threat to cause serious punches. Especially when she is gathering resources and needs a strong skill to ward enemy invaders.

Insightful ROKIncreases gold gathering speed; increased food, wood and stone gathering speed.


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  • Bonus Gathering Speed (Gold): 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 30%
  • Bonus Gathering Speed (Other Resources): 3% / 6% / 10% / 15% / 20%

If you play Seondeok as your gathering commander, she will gain 30% bonus to gold gathering speed. Which makes her the perfect commander for getting all the gold for your empire. Other than gold, she gains 20% bonus gathering speed to stone, food and wood.

Magnanimous ROKIncreases defense and health of siege units when gathering at resource points on the map.


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

This passive skill is one of my favorites. Go pure siege build with Seondeok and they gain 30% bonus to both defense and health bonus. The siege units are already tanky and these bonuses only makes them even more tankier which is actually very good to preserve your resources.

Incisive ROKWhen the army led by this commander contains only siege units, all normal attacks have a 10% chance to deal extra damage to the target.


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  • Additional Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Another reason why you should roll pure siege army with Seondeok is because of this passive skill. If you do this, then every normal attack will have a small chance to deal high damage. This is especially a very nice perk that further elevates Seondeok’s ability to counter enemy invasions.

Honoring The Heavens
Honoring the Heavens ROKIncreases load of siege units by 30% and grants an additional 10% resources when gathering is complete.

Major empires who need a lot of resources to run their cities will appreciate the fact that Seondeok has enhanced skill which further increases the resources load of siege units. Plus when she finishes gathering a resource spot, you get 10% on the top of what is gathered which definitely does play a big difference at high level.

Best Seondeok Talent Trees

If you are wondering what are the best talent builds to roll for Seondeok. We have included the top 3 best talent builds for this legendary commander. As I mentioned previously that she is a very strong gathering commander, which means the options are limited because she won’t be great at offensive wars. But you definitely can play her as support commander if you want to. Check out our recommended Seondeok talent builds below:

Gathering Talent Tree Build

Seondeok Gathering Talent Tree Build

By far, Seondeok’s gathering talent tree build is the most popular choice. It specializes her as the main gathering commander for gold, which is especially a very valuable resource later in the game. This talent build makes the most use out of siege units so you will get best resources per load for each trip.

Though, Seondeok isn’t entirely defenseless with this talent build. For instance, some points are invested in improving her rage generation so that she can do quite a bit more damage. Furthermore, siege units gain 15% defense bonus whenever Seondeok’s army strength is below 50%.

PvP Talent Tree Build

Seondeok PvP Talent Tree Build

If you want to play Seondeok for PvP purposes, then this talent build is what you should roll with. This build strengthened the use of siege units by minimizing the amount of wounded units as well as accelerating the rage generation. You will have the option to stick purely to siege units if you want to do 1,000 additional damage. Though a mixed troops army is possible with this build.

Field Talent Tree Build

Seondeok Field Talent Tree Build

Lastly, field talent tree build is an interesting twist for Seondeok. Some of you might have a different plan for this commander. If that’s the case, then you will want to roll with this talent build. It places a large emphasis on using multiple troop types to gain 3% attack and defense bonus. In addition to that, troops under her leadership marches around on the map quickly. Which makes this talent build best for field battles.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Seondeok 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 Seondeok effectively:

Gathering Talent Tree Build:

  • Level Seondeok to 2 ⭐ and max out her second skill.

PvP Talent Tree Build:

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

Field Talent Tree Build

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

Best Commander Pairs

Even though Seondeok is an awesome gathering commander, you should pair a secondary commander to go with her. You will find out that there are quite a few commanders who do pair pretty well with her that makes the pair unique and deadly. Since she is a gathering commander, you want to find a pair who excels at attack / defense and can dish out serious damage one-on-one battles.


Best Hermann Commander

This might have come across to you unexpectedly but Hermann will make a good secondary commander to pair. He comes with a strong active skill that can silence your enemies. Because you will be going on gathering missions most of the time with Seondeok, which means most of the time you are going to be attacked by a pair of enemy commanders.

The Hermann and Seondeok combo allows you to keep the enemy’s pair silenced while dealing massive blows. Plus, Hermann has a chance to trigger bonus rage which will further amplify Seondeok’s ability to dish out high damage in short intervals. This combo shouldn’t be underestimated at all.

Cleopatra VII

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The Cleopatra VII and Seondeok pair is also great. When you pair her with Cleopatra VII, you get an extra 50% bonus attack and defense on top of the siege units. Also all of your troops bring 50% more load which makes it insanely easy to farm high level resource spots and maximize your protection against enemies forces.

This combo will surely wear your enemies out. Thanks to Cleopatra VII’s active skill which heals your troops for a portion amount. Which increases your troops’ survivability and enables Seondeok to use her active skill more often to maximize damage while minimizing the amount of injured troops.

Julius Caesar

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar

If you prefer to roll Seondeok as a support commander, pair her with Julius Caesar (or Scipio Africanus if you don’t have him). With this combo, Seondeok can bring more troops and gain improved damage reduction if she ever comes under attack. But let’s not forget that Julius Caesar is very capable of dealing high damage.

Which means he will increase your troops’ attack and decrease enemy troops’ defense (60% bonus — which is a lot) that enables you to cripple them fast. Especially when in conjunction with Seondeok’s active skill for major damage. Personally, I think this combo is one of the most interesting choices and definitely my favorite one when I played Seondeok as a support commander.

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