Best Julius Caesar Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles

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Are you wondering what’s the best talent builds, commander pairings, and skill path to use for Julius Caesar?

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In our best Julius Caesar commander guide for beginners, I will explain everything you need to know about this excellent legendary commander.

Julius Caesar is one of the strongest legendary commanders in Rise of Kingdoms that is easy to obtain for free-to-play players.

He is one of the best city attackers and one of the best rally commanders due to his flexible army type and powerful leadership capability.

Julius Caesar specializes in leadership, conquering and attack talents.

Julius Caesar
Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar Commander
Title: The Uncrowned Emperor
Civilization: Rome
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary

Julius Caesar Summary:

  • Deals 400 damage with his active skill.
  • Increases attack and defense by 20%. for 5 seconds.
  • Increases overall damage by 30%. for 5 seconds.
  • Reduces damage taken by 10%.
  • When army strength is below 60%, has a small chance to reduce damage taken by 30%.
  • Reduces enemy’s defense by 30% when attacking cities.
  • Increases troop maximum capacity by 15%.

Why Julius Caesar is the Best Commander?

  • Very flexible commander, easy to work with any troops.
  • Powerful attacker against enemy cities.
  • Can command more troops than other commanders.
  • Amazing self buffs, increases attack, damage, and defense.
  • Nice passive damage reduction buff with a chance to further minimize damage taken.

Background Information

Julius Caesar ROK Guide

Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the events that led to the rise of the Roman Empire.

Caesar rose to become one of the most powerful politicians through several is accomplishments, notably his victories in the Gallic Wars.

After assuming control of the government, Caesar began a program of social and governmental reforms, including the creation of the Julian Calendar.

His populist and authoritarian reforms angered the elites, who began to conspire against him.

On the Ides of March 44 BC, Caesar was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, Marcus Junius Brutus, and Decimus Junius Brutus.


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Commander Julius Caesar. This informative guide overviews Julius Caesar’s 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 Julius Caesar right and maximize strategic advantages.

Before we start, I want to point out that Julius Caesar is an outstanding legendary commander.

His strong leadership gives him the ability to command more troops. In addition to that, his siege skill makes him an overall powerful commander for ground control.

To summon Julius Caesar as a playable commander in Rise of Kingdoms, you need to collect 10 Julius Caesar sculptures which can be found via Expedition Mode or opening the Gold Chest.

Once you have acquired 10 Julius Caesar sculptures, go to Commander Selection Screen on the lower right corner and tap to summon Julius Caesar.

He will start at level 1 with a Commander Power of 4,700.

His relatively large troop capacity size and combination of powerful offensive and siege skills make him one of the preferred commanders in Rise of Kingdoms.

Best Julius Caesar Skills

In this section of our commander guide for Julius Caesar, we will discuss his skills in detail.

The purpose of this part is to let you know what each skill does and how it can help turn the tide of battle into your favor when playing Julius Caesar as your commander in Rise of Kingdoms.

Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar
An overview of Julius Caesar, the Uncrowned Emperor, when selected in Rise of Kingdoms commander selection screen
Indomitable Army
Rage Requirement: 1000


For the next 5 seconds, increase troops’ attack and defense and increase all damage.

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Attack/Defense Bonus: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%
Damage Bonus: 10% / 14% / 18% / 24% / 30%

Given its bonus effect, you should be keeping the Indomitable Army up all the time as often as you can. The bonus that the troops get in both attack and defense greatly benefits them during the skirmishes.

Divine Julius
Divine JuliusReduces damage taken by Caesar’s troops. When Caesar’s army has been reduced to 60% or less of his units, he has a 10% chance to further reduce damage taken for the next 3 seconds whenever his troops are attacked. The effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.


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Damage Taken Reduced By: 3% / 4.5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Additional Damage Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

This passive skill is powerful. This skill has a 10% chance to grant damage reduction for every 3 seconds if Julius Caesar’s army is 60% or less of the total units.

Thus, he gets up to 40% reduced damage at the max passive skill, which increases his army’s defense.

City Killer
City KillerCaesar has a 10% chance to reduce enemy defense per turn when attacking other Governor’s cities. The effect lasts for 3 seconds.


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Defense Reduction: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 30%

Another strong passive skill that reduces your enemies’ defense for three seconds.

This passive skill does quick work out of the enemies that do not have any defense capabilities.

At max skill, it can reduce your enemies’ overall defense by 30%.

The Founders
The FoundersIncreases maximum troops capacity.


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

The Founders is an ultimate passive skill that lets you bring more troops, increasing your army’s attack and defense value.

Since Julius Caesar starts with a base troop size of 150,000, an additional 15% will easily add a few ten thousand to his army size.

Ahead of His Time
Ahead of His TimeDeals direct damage (Damage Factor 400) to the target, and, for the next 5 seconds, increases troops’ attack and defense by 20% and increases all damage by 30%.

Ahead of His Time enhances the Indomitable Army. While keeping the bonus effect the same, Julius Caesar now deals 400 damage directly to the enemy’s army.

The extra 400 damage is a very nice bonus since it helps you gain ground control of the battles relatively quickly.

Best Julius Caesar Talent Trees

In the next part of our best Julius Caesar commander guide for beginners, we will talk about talent builds.

At least five viable talent builds, and it is entirely up to your gameplay and strategy.

Fortunately, Julius Caesar is an incredibly flexible commander, which means you can do a pure army type, i.e., cavalry, infantry, or archer only.

Additionally, you can do a mixed army if you prefer. We included these optional talent builds if you want to mix and match with countless excellent secondary commanders.

Without further ado, check out the best Julius Caesar talent builds below:

Pure PvP Talent Build

Julius Caesar Pure PvP Talent Build ROK

The Pure PVP talent build is perfect for any governor who wants to do a single troop type.

That talent build takes advantage by increasing the single troop type’s strength, making him very easy to work with other commanders who specialize in infantry, archer, and cavalry troops.

Furthermore, the Pure PVP talent build improves the speed of rage generation that helps Julius Caesar maintain a high uptime with his active skill.

If you are looking to maximize your troops’ attack strength, while taking advantage of expanded troop capacity to increase your commander’s overall damage output.

The Pure PVP talent build is the perfect pick for Julius Caesar to go with any single-minded governor.

Mixed PvP Talent Build

Julius Caesar Mixed PvP Talent Build ROK

Alternatively, if you want to shake things a bit, you can assemble mixed troop types under Julius Caesar’s leadership.

The talent build takes away some of the talent points from the Attack talent into Leadership talent, which gives a +3% attack and defense bonus when commanding three or more troop types.

Compared to the PvP talent build, this talent build is much more robust because of the army-wide stat bonuses that it grants.

Since Julius Caesar will be commanding multiple troop types with this talent build, he will have no weakness because he will have troops that can counter all of the disadvantages.

In addition to that, the mixed PvP talent build is incredibly viable when it comes to pairing with other commanders like Trajan or Ragnar Lodbrok for PvP battles since they always can use some improved rage generation.

Conqueror Talent Build

Julius Caesar Conqueror Talent Build ROK

To become an effective conqueror, you need a solid talent build that specializes in maximizing overall damage output against cities and neutral strongholds.

It is where the Conqueror talent build provides valuable combat enhancements for Julius Caesar.

It is designed to maximize combat stats like attack, defense, and health to make it easier to conquer enemy cities and plunder these sweet, sweet resources.

In addition to that, the speed of rage generation is improved that helps Julius Caesar maintain high uptime with his active skill.

That means Julius Caesar will be able to keep up with +20% attack and defense bonuses for his troops as well as dealing +30% more damage.

Suppose that’s all you think the Conqueror talent build has to offer for this legendary commander. In that case, it also comes with an expanded troop capacity that allows Julius Caesar to bring more troops.

Pure Field Talent Build

Julius Caesar Pure Field Talent Build ROK

Did you know that Julius Caesar is also an excellent support commander when fighting out on the battlefield?

If you plan to have some kind of support commander that can provide buffs to your troops and nearby friendly units while weakening enemy targets, this talent build is the perfect pick.

It focuses on a single troop type, allowing the governors to pair with specialized commanders while taking advantage of increased attack capability.

The majority of the talent points are invested into improving troops’ attack, defense, health, and march speed to make them even more robust.

The pure Field talent build also increases troops’ defense after using a skill that curbs some of the incoming damage, which is a big plus.

Mixed Field Talent Build

Julius Caesar Mixed Field Talent Build ROK

If you prefer to have several troop types under Julius Caesar’s leadership, this talent build works out equally well as the pure version.

Though, your troops will not gain a temporary defense bonus whenever Julius Caesar activates his active skill.

The talent points are reinvested towards increasing attack and defense bonuses, giving a flat +3% passive boost to your troops’ combat strength.

This talent build is much better because it ensures a sustained attack and defense throughout the battles, eliminating the dependency on Julius Caesar to utilize his active skill.

In addition to that, the speed of rage and march speed is greatly improved, enabling the troops to move around on the battlefield quickly.

It’s the ideal talent build for any governor who wants to cover all of the counters and maximize overall damage done through improved combat strength and rage generation.

Star Level & Talent Point Upgrade Priority

In the next part of our Best Julius Caesar commander guide, I will talk about star level & talent point upgrade priority to maximize your commander’s combat potential.

Here’s how to prioritize your Julius Caesar effectively with the Commander Skill Lock feature:

Mixed PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Julius Caesar at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 2 ⭐ and max out his second skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Pure PvP Talent Build:

  • Keep Julius Caesar at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 2 ⭐ and max out his second skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Conqueror Talent Build:

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

Mixed Field Talent Build:

  • Keep Julius Caesar at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 2 ⭐ and max out his second skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Pure Field Talent Build:

  • Keep Julius Caesar at 1 ⭐ until you max out his first skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 2 ⭐ and max out his second skill.
  • Level Julius Caesar to 4 ⭐ and max out all of his skills.

Best Commander Pairings for Julius Caesar

Luckily, Julius Caesar is a well-rounded commander that makes it incredibly easy to pair him with almost every commander in Rise of Kingdoms.

Depending on your preference, you can pair Julius Caesar with any specialized commanders or rally commanders with leadership capability.

However, to maximize your Julius Caesar’s combat potential, we have a list of recommended commanders to pair with him.

Check out the list for ideal commanders to maximize Julius Caesar’s talent builds and skill set:


Trajan Commander Rise of Kingdoms

One of the most powerful legendary commanders in Rise of Kingdoms is Trajan.

He comes with an array of unique skill set that works out extremely well with Julius Caesar thanks to his active skill which increases the skill damage by 30% after using it.

Because Julius Caesar is a flexible commander, he will be able to command multiple troop-types when paired with Trajan to gain an awesome combat bonuses such as increased troop capacity and reduced damage taken.

While Trajan lacks the ability to inflict extra damage against cities, Julius Caesar can help out with that through his passive skills.

The Trajan and Julius Caesar combo means both commanders will be able to further increase their overall damage output thanks to improved skill damage, stronger defense stat and deal even more damage with their troops.

Ragnar Lodbrok

Ragnar Lodbrok Commander Rise of Kingdoms

Another stellar legendary commander to pair with Julius Caesar is Ragnar Lodbrok.

The new Vikings commander plays offensively thanks to his incredibly serious damage output through passive skillset.

Even though Julius Caesar excels at inflicting damage with his troops when fighting enemy governors’ cities.

Ragnar Lodbrok takes it to the next level by further increasing damage output and reducing enemy targets’ healing effectiveness.

That means he will weaken powerful garrison commanders that focus on healing, such as Constantine and even Wu Zetian, with ease.

If you are looking for varied gameplay that covers all of the counters, then Ragnar Lodbrok is a good pick.

Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca Rise of Kingdoms Guide

Carthage and Rome are natural enemies in real life, but Hannibal Barca pairs well with Julius Caesar.

He comes with a ton of buffs that further increases the overall troops’ damage, such as a 15% attack bonus when fighting outside of alliance territory.

He also can hit multiple targets, whereas Julius Caesar can focus on improving the army’s combat potential.

Not to forget to mention that when you attack any city with Hannibal Barca and Julius Caesar, your army will have a slight chance to heal themselves for 1,000 health points.

That being said, both work well because they can command various troops.


Best Aethelflaed Commander ROK Guide

If you want to power level your commanders quickly, Aethelflaed pairs well with Julius Caesar.

She comes with a powerful active skill that hits up to 5 targets and for quite a high amount of damage.

Furthermore, she specializes in killing barbarians and gains extra experience points.

Julius Caesar will benefit from her skills a lot since it takes quite some time to max out a legendary commander.

As mentioned previously, Julius Caesar works well with Aethelflaed because he will buff all troops under his leadership, including troops under Aethelflaed’s leadership.

Aethelflaed can slow down targets to prevent them from escaping, allowing your troops to destroy them to maximize casualties.

Richard I

Rise of Kingdoms Richard I

Richard I is an ideal legendary commander to pair with Julius Caesar if you want to play on the defensive war.

Since his damage reduction and defense increase buffs further amplify Richard I’s defensive capabilities.

In this combo, the troops will gain a high defensive rating that makes them the perfect storm for defending your cities against enemy invasions. 

Of course, Charles Martel and Alexander the Great are also good alternative pairs if you don’t have Richard I.

Yi Seong-Gye

Rise of Kingdoms Yi Seong-Gye

The 20% attack boost and 30% damage bonus granted by Julius Caesar’s active skill tremendously improves nuking commanders’ capabilities.

When pairing with Yi Seong-Gye, he will become the best nuker and quickly demolish nearly all commanders with minimal effort.

That makes Yi Seong-Gye an ideal pair for the governors who want to maximize their offensive capabilities.

If you don’t have Yi Seong-Gye, Fredrick I is an excellent choice for pairing a nuking commander with Julius Caesar.

Scipio Africanus

Rise of Kingdoms Scipio Africanus

Suppose you don’t have any good legendary commanders. That’s absolutely fine if you are starting off new in Rise of Kingdoms.

You don’t have to worry about pairing an epic commander with Julius Caesar because Scipio Africanus is already a strong choice.

Both come with powerful buffs and increased maximum troop capacity that makes them an extremely formidable commander pair.

Julius Caesar and Scipio Africanus’ skills improve each other, which makes a powerful march when dispatched.

In case you don’t have Scipio, you can go with Mehmed II or Osman I.

However, if Rome is your starting civilization when you create a new account, you will have Scipio Africanus as your starting commander.

Bjorn Ironside

Bjorn Ironside Rise of Kingdoms Commander

One of the most powerful epic commanders to pair with Julius Caesar is Bjorn Ironside.

If you don’t have Scipio Africanus yet or prefer to use a different commander, you can get Bjorn Ironside if you start as the Vikings at the beginning of the game.

Bjorn Ironside comes with a powerful active skill that does excellent damage against multiple targets and debuffs them to take increased skill damage.

That also benefits Julius Caesar because he will be able to inflict more damage with his active skill.

Bjorn Ironside is an infantry-only commander, which means Julius Caesar will have to stick to infantry troops to maximize Bjorn Ironside’s active skills.

Luckily, Julius Caesar doesn’t suffer any drawbacks for going as a pure troop, making this commander pairings one of the best in the game.

Best Julius Caesar Equipment Set

Equipment Name Stats
Heart of the Saint Heart of the Saint
  • Cavalry Defense +13%
  • Archer Health +6%
  • Infantry Health +4%
Abyssal Visage Abyssal Visage
  • +8% Attack
  • Infantry Attack +3%
  • Archer Attack +3%
Dark Lord’s Blessing Dark Lord’s Blessing
  • +8% Defense
  • Archer Attack +5%
Revival Gauntlets Revival Gauntlets
  • Infantry Attack +3%
  • Cavalry Attack +3%
  • Archer Attack +4.5%
Revival Greaves Revival Greaves
  • Archer Defense +8%
  • Cavalry Defense + 5%
Flame Treads Flame Treads
  • Archer Health +5.5%
  • Cavalry Attack +3%

Set Bonus: 

  • No Set Bonus
Overall Stats:

  • Cavalry Attack + 22%
  • Cavalry Defense + 21%
  • Archer Attack + 15.5%
  • Archer Defense + 7.5%
  • Archer Health +11.5%
  • Infantry Attack + 9%
  • Infantry Health +4%

Conclusion of Best Julius Caesar Commander Guide

Best Julius Caesar Commander Guide Rise of Kingdoms

Now you know the best commander pairings, talent builds, and skill path to use for Julius Caesar.

He is an excellent legendary commander to have at the beginning of the game. At the same time, you focus on getting powerful commanders such as Xiang Yu and Moctezuma I, which typically becomes available in the late game.

Julius Caesar is straightforward for free-to-play players to get and doesn’t require many investments to get started. He is an excellent commander to help you progress faster in the game.

Did you find our best Julius Caesar commander guide informative and helpful? If you have any questions about this commander, let us know in the comment section below.

Happy ruling, Governors!


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