Commanders are the heart of Rise of Civilizations. There are many many possible builds players can choose when developing their commanders. There are also many opinions as to which build is "best". This guide explains how to go about planning your build, and lists some common builds.
Planning you build
The first thing to consider is how long you expect to play for, or how much money you are planning on spending on the game. Legendary Commanders are the best, but also the most difficult to upgrade. Next are Epic, Elite, and finally Advanced. Most F2P (Free to Play) players focus on Epic and Elite commanders. P2P (Pay to Play) players may go after one or multiple Legendary commanders.
Additionally, you will want to consider what role you will take in your Alliance:
- PvE (vs Barbarians)
- PvE Rally lead (vs Barbarian forts, Sanctums, Passes, Altars)
- PvP Rally lead (vs other player bases and alliance structures)
- PvP defense (vs incoming attacks from other players)