How to Grow Your Total Power Fast in Rise of Kingdoms

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Everyone wants to grow their total power fast in Rise of Kingdoms to be able to compete for awesome rewards that you get at Rank 1 to Rank 3 position. If you are new to Rise of Kingdoms, it might come across as a daunting task. How can a Free-to-Play player grow their total power quickly in the game if P2W players buy their way?

If you prefer to play the game without spending any money or a little bit of it like me, it is possible to grow your total power quickly in Rise of Kingdoms. Though, you will have to follow these tips to maximize your in-game progress. Without following them, you won’t likely get that far and will have to spend a lot of time fixing your mistakes. Don’t be one of those who makes early game mistakes.

Here’s how you can grow your total power fast in Rise of Kingdoms.

Power Level Your Commanders

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First and foremost, you need to power level your commanders. Before you do so, decide which one you want to work on first and level him / her to the max. Doing this tip is the most effective way to gain steady growth of total power.

Why? Because with a high-level commander you are able to take down stronger barbarians around the barbarian camps, you are able to progress further in the Expedition Mode, and even so you are able to rank higher in events like Lohar’s Trial, Karuak Ceremony and Clarion Call whose points is based on the level of barbarians and kills you made.

This only becomes easier once you have a max level commander and allows you to work on another commander. For starters, I recommend leveling up commanders like Baibars, Scipio Africanus or Pelagius as they all are decent. You also can visit my civilizations page to learn more about which starting commanders and traits that they come with.

Be sure to take advantage of the Star Trick if you can do that with epic commanders (very rare, but doable).

Rush Your VIP Status


Next, you need to rush your VIP Status to level 6 fast. The main reason is because once you hit VIP 6, you get a permanent second building queue. This is especially nice and extremely useful since you do not have to rely on using the second building token which comes with you at the beginning.

Plus, each level up you make with VIP you get bonuses like faster building speed, researching speed, and even gathering speed. These are important perks to have because this will allow you to advance quickly and reach Tier 4 troops earlier.

Top Alliances, Top Guns

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To grow your individual total power fast in Rise of Kingdoms, I encourage you to join one of the top alliances. They often have top guns and whales who are packed with awesome power and you get gifts everyday. Plus, their alliance technology is likely advanced compared to other alliances.

You get perks like faster gathering rate in alliance territory up to 25%, get more help from your alliance members to upgrade buildings, and even increased researching speed on advanced technology. Best of all, you do get rewards for making contributions to your alliance, which you get individual credits that you can spend in the Alliance Shop.

Also, having an alliance who controls a lot of holy sites around the zones in your kingdom is useful. Because these holy sites give you bonus buffs that benefit in the long run. Make sure to stay in an alliance with multiple holy sites to maximize your bonus.

Don’t Waste Your Troops

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One of the most common and early game mistakes I see in Rise of Kingdoms is that some players decided it is a good idea to attack another player’s city. This doesn’t work because the game is very different from others. In Rise of Kingdoms, the defenders have advantage and attackers are at disadvantage due to the fact that their troops get killed during battle against an enemy city.

This is an easy way to lose your troops permanently and drops your total power. So, don’t bother wasting your troops attacking enemy cities for resources. Because in the end, you will have to replace troops and spend more time training armies all over again. If you need to rake up kills, it is better to kill enemy players who are gathering resources.

Some players also get too cocky and attack high level barbarians. But it doesn’t always turn out well in the end. It is better to stick to what you can handle comfortably with maximum efficiency, speed and good experience gained to level up quickly.

Upgrade Your Buildings Efficiently

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Another major component to Rise of Kingdoms is that you need to upgrade your buildings efficiently. Don’t let your buildings sit there with empty builder queues. Always keep upgrading your buildings and make sure you have the second builder unlocked. You can get it for free if you complete the objective before the timer expires.

Make sure you have a farming account to help out with gathering resources and send it over to your city. If you want to make it easier to upgrade your buildings more efficiently, I recommend downloading Rise of Kingdoms on PC and create a few new game accounts that will act as farming accounts, teleport close to your main account and start drawing the resources in once you start upgrading high-level structures.

Rush to Tier 5 Fast

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Lastly, you can rapidly increase your overall power by training Tier 5 troops. Tier 1 to Tier 4 troops are nice to have, but they don’t come with enough power. In fact, a Tier 5 troops have around 4 times more power compared to Tier 4 troops. This is why rushing to become one of the first players to unlock Tier 5 troops is essential.

If you are not sure what’s the best path to unlock Tier 5 troops, read my guide to find out how to do that. I also highly suggest you find out what mistakes other players are doing that costs them Tier 5 troops. Having these types of troops in your arsenal is important to maintaining your position as one of the kingdom leaders on your server.

How to Grow Your Total Power: Conclusion

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That’s all, Governors! I hope you found my guide on how to grow your total power quickly in Rise of Kingdoms. If you know any other ways to gain more power as a free-to-play player, please let us know by commenting below in the comments section.

Lastly, if you want to have a smooth and optimal gaming experience. I recommend you to play Rise of Kingdoms on PC. It’s faster, smoother and gives you more flexibility to play your favorite game. You also can read my top reasons why I recommend players to play Rise of Kingdoms on PC.

Until then, happy ruling Governors and stay tuned for more Rise of Kingdoms news and updates at House of Kingdoms!

How to Grow Your Total Power Fast in Rise of Kingdoms
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