Aethelflaed is a really fascinating commander bringing support, peacekeeping and leadership talent trees what makes her pretty unique among the other commanders in Rise of Kingdoms and I have here some interesting talent builds for you.
Some do define her more as a niche commander but she does really well against Barbarians and Forts as well as in the open field with strong debuffing.
Best Aethelflaed Builds
Without any further chit-chat I’d like to jump right into the builds for Aethelflaed.
Open Field / Infantry Build
This build here is the only one you should use with Richard on the open field:
Build with RoKTalent Build
The Support Tree is your first station and you want to get Hasty Departure first because we all know, open field is all about march speed. If you can’t catch your target your other stats don’t matter at all 😉
Right after that, I’d go to get Rejuvenate next to get that additional Rage that really helps with cycling her skill.
Right after that, you want to get Emergency Protection unlocked in the talent tree. This really helps to protect your army a lot against many kinds of opponents. After that you want to get Cage of Thorns which is also a really strong talent here in the support tree.
Peacekeeping Tree is the talent tree you want to tackle next and make your way to Thoroughbreds as fast as possible to get more additional march speed.
Leadership Tree with the March Speed talent is your next station after that to gain even more march speed (like the name says)
Alternatively, you can also not go down the Peacekeeping Tree and left Thoroughbreds and instead go for Strategic Powess in the Leadership Tree, Fresh Recruits and Armed to the Teeth talents. I personally don’t recommend it although it’s also a solid build because I don’t want to give up the march speed bonus from Thoroughbreds, but that’s up to you 🙂
Barbarian & Forts Build
If you’re really into PvE and go after those nasty Barbarians rather than other players here’s a build that I can recommend:
Build with RoKTalents Builder
You will start with the same like above, move your way to Rejuvenate through Hasty Departure in the Support Tree and then make your way to Thoroughbreds in the Peacekeeping Tree.
From here you have two options:
Option 1 is getting Mighty Force in the Peacekeeping Tree that will give you a nice additional buff against neutral units
Option 2 would be going all through the Leadership Tree to get the Name of the King talent to get some additional damage
I personally would prefer option 1 because you get some even more powerful buffs with Domination and Killer Instinct in the Peacekeeping Tree.
What’s you opinion on these builds for Aethelflaed in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂