The new archers commanders in Rise of Kingdoms (1.0.40)

As many people know a new regular commanders in the game Rise of Kingdoms releasing as pairs with a some cycle for a particular specialization. The previous update 1.0.39 «Heroic Anthem» was released with two great infantry commanders – Harald Sigurdsson и Zenobia. Now the next type of specialization in line is the specialization in archers, and these commanders are here — Cyrus the Great and Nebuchadnezzar II, already in the next update 1.0.40 «Dance of Chaos» (in which, as we all hope, the developers will fix lags and freezes in the game Rise of Kingdoms). Content like this is popular and it should be noted that the author may make a mistake in describing the skills (or maybe he had a good rest on the weekend and made the correct description). Enjoy.

Cyrus the Great — Founder of the Persian Empire

Cyrus the Great - Founder of the Persian Empire
Cyrus the Great

Cyrus II, better known as Cyrus the Great, was the founder of the ancient Persian Empire. Starting as a local leader in the southwest of present-day Iran, a series of victories rapidly gave him control of Medes, Lydia, and Babylon, uniting most of the Middle East. Eventually, he built a vast empire stretching from India to the Mediterranean.

While Cyrus was a military genius, he was also known for his mercy. After defeating his grandfather, a man who would gladly have killed him, Cyrus instead spared his life. Upon capturing Babylon, he released all the slaves there, granting them safe passage to their homeland.

How skills work

  • The Immortals

Deals direct damage to the current target, and causes them to take increased additional damage for some seconds.

  • Battle of Thymbra

Archer units led by this commander gain increased march speed and increased defense (or attack, khm… 😉).

  • Persian Bow

When troops led by this commander consist only of archers, their normal attacks gain a chance to deal additional damage over time for some seconds. While the damage over time is in effect, the target deals reduced skill damage. This effect can trigger at most once every some seconds.

  • The Cyrus Cylinder

When attacked on the map, troops led by this commander have a chance to deal damage over time in a circular area of effect to up to 3 targets for some seconds. This effect can trigger at most once every 2 seconds.

  • King of the World

After using an active skill, archer units led by this commander gain increased attack and increased defense for some seconds, and gain an extra rage per second. This effect can trigger at most once every 5 seconds.

Cyrus the Great explain skills

Nebuchadnezzar II — Restorer of Babylon

Nebuchadnezzar II - Restorer of Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar II

Nebuchadnezzar II was the longest-reigning and most powerful monarch of the Neo-Babylonian empire, ruling from 605-562 BCE.

Nebuchadnezzar was a brilliant general who spent much of his reign conquering nearby kingdoms, fighting the Egyptian empire, and putting down many rebellions in vassal states. His most famous military acts include his two sieges of Jerusalem in 597 and 587 BCE, and his destruction of the Temple of Solomon after the second siege.

His most significant legacy in modern times, however, is not as a conqueror, but rather as a builder. Most of his time and energy spent outside of the battlefield was dedicated to building up his capital city of Babylon. He rebuilt temples, paved roads, dug canals, and built many new fortifications, including a moat surrounding the city walls. Nebuchadnezzar is also said to have built the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon to remind his queen of her homeland, Media.

How skills work

  • Babylonian

Deals direct damage to up to 3 targets in a forward-facing fan-shaped area. Damage dealt to each target is reduced by 15% for each additional target.

  • Chaldean Archers

Archer units led by this commander gain increased defense and increased march speed.

  • Destroyer of Carchemish

Troops led by this commander deal increased damage, and each normal attack has a chance to reduce the target’s rage. This effect can trigger once every some seconds.

  • Blessing of Marduk

When this commander leads a rally attack, counterattack damage is increased, and incoming attacks have a chance to deal direct damage to the attacker and reduce their march speed for 3 seconds. Cooldown something like 5 seconds seconds.

  • King of Babylon

Deals direct damage in a forward-facing fan-shaped area to up to 3 targets. Damage dealt to each target is reduced by 15% for each additional target. At the same time, deals additional damage to the current target.

Nebuchadnezzar II skills