Tired of seeing your opponents marching around with their high-level commanders? If you are a Free-to-Play player like me and you are wondering how to level up your commanders fast. Then you have come to the right place because in this guide, I am going to teach you how to level up your commanders the easy and quick way.
This involves following some of my recommended game strategy to maximize your progress in Rise of Kingdoms. Before we start, I want to let you know that leveling up your commanders will take time and dedication. As long as you remain focused and make steady progression, you should have no problem maxing out your first commander within a couple of months.
Without further ado, here’s how to level up your commanders fast in Rise of Kingdoms!
Focus on One Commander at a Time
One of the easiest and early game mistakes you can make is spreading your focus too thin, which means leveling up too many commanders at a time. This will hinder your ability to advance in Expedition Mode, camping high-level barbarians and even participating in events that involve killing stronger opponents.
A high-level commander is much more valuable compared to a low-level commander. That’s because, my friend, these high-level commanders have more power and can dominate opponents easily. Not only that, they will be able to progress quickly since their high-level commander can easily battle against tougher enemies that reward more experience and loot.
My advice to you is to focus on one commander at a time. Think about which commander you want to use and remember, once you invest in that commander it is going to stick around forever. So, make sure you pick a good commander to start with. You can visit my commanders page to see recommended epic commanders for beginners, but I will drop an abbreviated list here:
Best Epic Commanders for Beginners:
They all are great for combat which definitely should be your main choice on primary account. If you plan to have a few mini farming accounts, then Joan of Arc should be your top choice. For governors who wants to focus on fighting, then select the Vikings as your civilization and you will get Bjorn Ironside right off the bat.
Do Expedition Mode to Build Up Experience Gain
One of the coolest things about doing Expedition Mode is that if you complete missions with 3 stars. You can just tap on collect to get all of the rewards including Tomes that you can use to give experience to your selected commanders.
The more stages you completed, the more books you get and the more experience you can funnel to your main commander. Doing the Expedition Mode has a very nice return on investment. Make sure to do that game mode as often as you can and push further to maximize the number of times that you can get.
Increase Your VIP Status Level
Another way you can do it the easy way is to increase your VIP Status Level. The higher your VIP is, the better your VIP chest will be and that means more experience books. For beginners who are starting off in Rise of Kingdoms, I recommend rushing your VIP Status to level 6.
Afterwards, you can decide whether to keep investing all of your gems to further upgrade your VIP level or spend on something else. Many players decided to keep pouring their gems to upgrade VIP level anyway and that’s actually a good thing.
Not only will you get more experience books from the daily VIP chest, but other rewards like golden keys, commander sculptures and even starlight sculptures that you will need when time comes to upgrade your commanders.
Do Sunset Canyon & Win Battles for Experience
Did you know that if you win the battle in Sunset Canyon, you will get 10 Level 3 tomes that give your commander 1,000 experience each? For starters, you can participate in the battle up to three times. However, as you increase your VIP status, the number of Sun Canyon grows.
Which means you can join more battles and win more books. This is also one of the main reasons why many players chose to keep pouring their gems in upgrading their VIP status afterwards and I would recommend you to do the same thing.
Do Ton of Events
You also can do various events to compete for powerful rewards. Often of the times, completing certain events will give you tome books that you can use to level up your commanders fast. The best part about Rise of Kingdoms is that there are so many events to do.
You will never run out of things to do for events in the game, ever. So giddy up and start doing these events to collect rewards for tome books. They are pretty easy to do and sometimes your commanders will gain experience by killing barbarians just to complete quests.
Here’s a list of events that you can get started with:
- Arms Training
- Mighty Army
- Clarion Call
- Strategic Reserve
- Holy Conqueror
- Karuak Ceremony
- Ian’s Ballad
- Shadow Legion
- Golden Kingdom
- Holy Knight’s Treasure
Chain Farm Barbarians
You actually don’t have to spend your action points every time you dispatch an army to fight barbarian. Instead, you could be stretching your action points and get even more experience. In order for this to work, you will have to chain-farm barbarians.
Which often involves using a commander with AoE skill as the primary commander. I recommend either Aethelflaed or Baibars (Sun Tzu doesn’t work since his AoE is targeted unlike the other two commanders). Then pair them with one of the best peacekeeping commanders for increased damage and experience gain.
Make sure to stack infantry only since they are slow moving, tanky and won’t lose the barbarian’s aggro. This makes it much easier for you to group up barbarians without using your action points at all. A very nice nifty trick that will level up your commanders quickly.
Best Barbarian Commanders for Beginners:
Commander Experience Cost
Here’s a complete chart of how much it takes to level up a commander in Rise of Kingdoms. Experience requirement varies based on commander’s rarity (Advanced, Elite, Epic, or Legendary).
Conclusion of How to Level Up Your Commanders Fast
That’s all Governors! I hope you found these methods to leveling up your commanders fast helpful and insightful. Make sure to progression daily so that you are further increasing your gain. Focus on one commander at a time.
Once you max your main commander, focus on the next commander and do the same thing. This whole process will become easier and easier the more progression you make. I promise you.
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!