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Description

Known as one of the greatest and most successful military geniuses of all time. He formed one of the largest contiguous empires in history. As some of you might have guessed it, his name is Alexander III of Macedon (Αλέξανδρος Γʹ ὁ Μακεδών), the Great, World Conqueror.

He is obtained from the Wheel of Fortune.


Skills

Commander skill Shield of the King.png
Shield of the King
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
Alexander gains a shield that lasts 4 seconds which can absorb a large amount of damage, and at the same time puts up a smaller shield for the allied troops (including his own troops) with the lowest percentage of units in the circular area of effect. The smaller one lasts 2 seconds and absorbs a small amount of damage.

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Shield (Self): 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000 / 1200
Shield (Ally): 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600

Commander skill Lead the Charge.png
Lead the Charge
Passive Skill

While on the map, troops led by this commander are immune to all damage reduction debuffs, and their normal attacks have a 10% chance to deal an additional damage to the target, and reduce its healing effects for 5 seconds.

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Direct Damage Factor: 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400 / 1700
Healing Effect Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Commander skill Frontline Commander.png
Frontline Commander
Passive Skill

While on the map, infantry units led by this commander gain increased march speed and increased attack.

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Infantry March Speed Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Infantry Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Commander skill Battle of Chaeronea.png
Battle of Chaeronea
Passive Skill

When not shielded, troops led by this commander gain increased attack. When shielded, troops gain increased defence instead.

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Attack Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
Defence Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Commander skill Son of Amun.png
Son of Amun
Enchanced: Shield of the King

Alexander gains a shield that lasts 4 seconds which can absorb a large amount of damage (Damage Factor 1200), and during the effect of this shield up to 3 enemy troops in the circular area take 30% increased damage for 4 seconds. Meanwhile he puts up a smaller shield for the allied troops (including his own troops) with the lowest percentage of units in the circular area of effect. The smaller one lasts 2 seconds and absorbs a small amount of damage (Damage Factor 600).

Background

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

During his youth, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until age 16. After Philip's assassination in 336 BC, he succeeded his father to the throne and inherited a strong kingdom and an experienced army. Alexander was awarded the generalship of Greece and used this authority to launch his father's pan-Hellenic project to lead the Greeks in the conquest of Persia. In 334 BC, he invaded the Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire) and began a series of campaigns that lasted 10 years. Following the conquest of Anatolia, Alexander broke the power of Persia in a series of decisive battles, most notably the battles of Issus and Gaugamela. He subsequently overthrew Persian King Darius III and conquered the Achaemenid Empire in its entirety. At that point, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River.

Alexander endeavored to reach the "ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea" and invaded India in 326 BC, winning an important victory over the Pauravas at the Battle of the Hydaspes. He eventually turned back at the demand of his homesick troops, dying in Babylon in 323 BC, the city that he planned to establish as his capital, without executing a series of planned campaigns that would have begun with an invasion of Arabia. In the years following his death, a series of civil wars tore his empire apart, resulting in the establishment of several states ruled by the Diadochi: Alexander's surviving generals and heirs.

Alexander's legacy includes the cultural diffusion and syncretism which his conquests engendered, such as Greco-Buddhism. He founded some twenty cities that bore his name, most notably Alexandria in Egypt. Alexander's settlement of Greek colonists and the resulting spread of Greek culture in the east resulted in a new Hellenistic civilization, aspects of which were still evident in the traditions of the Byzantine Empire in the mid-15th century AD and the presence of Greek speakers in central and far eastern Anatolia until the 1920s. Alexander became legendary as a classical hero in the mold of Achilles, and he features prominently in the history and mythic traditions of both Greek and non-Greek cultures. He became the measure against which military leaders compared themselves, and military academies throughout the world still teach his tactics. He is often ranked among the most influential people in history.

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