I know that many think that Charlemagne is only playing a niche role in Rise of Kingdoms, but he’s playing that role pretty well and that’s rallying cities and also rallying objectives, but cities is his biggest strength.
So, it doesn’t make much sense to play around here and there’s only one build here that makes sense when you want to use Charlemagne and that’s if you want to really a city – and that’s the build I’d like to show and explain you now.
Although Charlemagne’s first active skill does deal direct damage, it’s not what makes him useful. The damage is not that impressive actually.
His passive skill that grants a chance to gain a shield for all troops and that’s the skill that makes him stick out. Also his last skill that reduces the amount of troops that die and rather get severeley wounded is useful.
So, let’s check out how to build his talent tree around that.
This is the build you want to come up with:
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So, we already said that Charlemagne is great for rallying cities and that’s what we will focus when spending the talent points in this build.
You’ll start with putting your talent points into the Conquering Tree and you want to go for Tear of Blessing first. Normally this isn’t like the best talent to get as it plain reduced the amount of troops that die and normally you want something that accomplishes that by reducing damage taken or dealing more damage or anything like that.
Anyway, with his skill to reduce the amount of troops that die, Teat of Blessing walks hand in hand and will get quite useful when you have up to 20% less troops die, which is quite an impressive amount!
Next work your way towards unlocking Meteor Shower by only spending the talent points needed to unlock it – this will again give a nice buff when you rally a city.
In the Skill Tree you really want to make your way over to Rejuvenate next. This is very useful to get the rage going and make sure that you can roll through the skill, although it doesn#t deal massive damage it’s still useful to get it popping as often as possible.
If you have maxed Charlemagne high enough to now have some points left, you should then go to the Leadership Tree and get Hidden Wrath, which makes most sense at this point with the additional rage you can get.
Also taking Tactical Mastery (extra skill damage) and Heraldic Shield (reduces skill damage taken) in the Skill Tree are viable options after that. You’re doing rallies and chances that your rally gets swarmed are very high so this will help you significantly in that case.
Do not take Naked Rage, it will increase your skill damage (which is not the highest after all) at the cost of getting more skill damage – if you get swarmed this will stack exponentially and might give you a pretty early end!
What’s you opinion on these builds for Charlemagne in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂