Still, a commander is only as strong as his talent build so I wanted to show you several builds here that have proven to be the best-working ones in Rise of Kingdoms.
There are actually two things you will do with Hermann – one is pairing him up with El Cid as a secondary commander to get this super sweet 3-second silence on your enemy and he also contributes well to the rage engine with his National Hero passive skill.
Best Hermann Builds
So, I promised you some builds and without further ado, I want to show them to you.
Actually, they are pretty similar to the builds used on Kuzunoki Masashige so don’t get confused here to see the same ones if you have checked out my talent builds for him 😉
Skill/Archer Tree Build
This is the primary talent tree build that I would use on Hermann:
Build with RoKTalents Builder
So, here’s the best way to replicate this build when you don’t have Hermann fully maxed, yet:
Skill Tree is the first priority here and you want to get Rejuvenate first for that sweet sweet extra rage and then move over to Feral Nature as fast as possible to get the extra rage. After that get Clarity.
Like I said in the beginning, Hermann is here to contribute to the rage generation and this will make him a lot effective doing it. Naked Rage is a side talent that I also recommend to get but you can also go down the Archery Tree before getting this as it’s optional for getting Feral Nature unlocked.
Archery Tree comes next to get up to Venomous Sting that will give him and his secondary commander a real nice buff in damage dealt. I’d try to get Razor Sharp first because it means even more additional rage which helps a lot.
If you decide to not get Naked Rage in the Skill Tree you can also think about getting Rapid Fire in the Archery Tree. I don’t find huge differences between the two in performance with Hermann, it’s just if you prefer the consistent buff over trying to get the skills damage boost.
Hermann is also a solid city defender commander, especially if you’re earlier-ish in Rise of Kingdoms and don’t have any stronger legendary commander to protect your city – and that’s the build I recommend that will keep you from getting swarmed too easily:
Build with RoKTalent Builder
And here’s how to allocate your points in the right priority:
Skill Tree is your first stop. I know this sounds weird because you think defense is about the garrison tree, right? Let me explain…
The skill tree doesn’t care about what troops you have and when we talk about city defense you will always have mixed troops so you want all of them to get a buff rather than only having Archer troops buffed, makes sense right?
Like in the build above go to Rejuvenate first and then get Clarity with Feral Nature as well. I explained above why you should follow that order so I don’t want to repeat it now.
Archer Tree is the next priority and you want to get Razor Sharp for the extra rage generation, this is very important for Hermann to be as effective as possible so keep that in mind when spending your points in the talent tree.
Rapid Fire here is also really important to get because you have mixed troops when defending your city and this will give all of them a buff.
Garrison Tree now should be focused to unlock the Nowhere To Turn skill that also give you additional rage when getting attacked. The reason why using the Archery Tree before that is that you will not just get the extra rage when you defend your city but also for every normal attack which is better in my opinion, especially if you’re using Hermann earlier in Rise of Kingdoms.
Last one is Impregnable to lower the skill damage taken.
Important! If you’re not sure who to pair Hermann with, check out our freshly updated Ranked Commander Pairing list here 🙂
What’s you opinion on these builds for Hermann in Rise of Kingdoms? If you have questions or you want to add anything please drop a comment below 🙂