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Arminius (German Name: Hermann) was a chieftain of the Cherusci tribe, commanding an alliance of Germanic tribes at the Battle of Teutoberg Forest, defeating 3 Roman legions.

He is the starting commander for Germany.


Commander skill Ambush.png
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to a target, reducing its rage, and Silencing [renders the target troop unable to use their active skill] it for 2 seconds.

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Rage Reduction: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 100

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Military Genius
Passive Skill

Archer units led by this commander gain increased attack and increased march speed.

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Archer Attack Bonus: 3% / 4.5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 1.5% / 3% / 5% / 7% / 10%

Commander skill Legend of Teutoburger.png
Legend of Teutoburger
Passive Skill

While this commander is leading the garrison of your own city, garrison troops and the Watchtower gain increased attack.

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Garrison/Watchtower Attack Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 5% / 7%

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National Hero
Passive Skill

Increases normal attack damage of troops led by this commander. Normal attacks have a chance to grant additional rage.

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Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 3% / 4.5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Trigger Chance: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

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Dead End
Enchanced: Ambush

Deals direct damage to a target (Damage Factor 1150), reducing its rage by 100, and Silencing [renders the target troop unable to use their active skill] it for 2 seconds.


Arminius, known as his German name Hermann, was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who famously led an allied coalition of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory against three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. An auxiliary lieutenant to the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus, Arminius used his knowledge of Roman tactics to ambus and destroy the legions. The defeat at Teutoburg would precipitate the Roman Empire's permanent strategic withdrawal from Magna Germania, and the Romans made no more concerted attempts to conquer and hold Germania beyond the Rhine river. Modern historians have regarded Arminius' victory as "Rome's greatest defeat" and one of the most decisive battles in history.