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Locked commander icon.png This commander is exclusively available for kingdoms over 140 days.

Description

Wu Zetian (武則天) alternatively named Wu Zhao, Wu Hou, and during the later Tang dynasty as Tian Hou, was the de facto ruler of China, first through her husband the Emperor Gaozong and then through her sons the Emperors Zhongzong and Ruizong, from 665 to 690. She subsequently became empress regnant of the Zhou dynasty (周) of China, ruling from 690 to 705. She is notable for being the only female monarch in the history of China.

She is obtained from having your alliance occupy other kingdoms' crusader fortresses and from occupying the Great Ziggurat at the end of Kingdom versus Kingdom 2.


Skills

Commander skill Mandate of Heaven.png
Mandate of Heaven
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
Deal direct damage to the target and heals a portion of slightly wounded units in troops led by this commander.

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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000
Healing Factor: 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500

Commander skill Lion Rider.png
Lion Rider
Passive Skill

While this commander is leading the garrison of your own city or a stronghold, all troops led by this commander deal increased damage, and deal extra damage to rallied enemies.

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Damage Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Damage to Rallied Armies Increased: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Commander skill Tears of Blood.png
Tears of Blood
Passive Skill

Troops led by this commander gain increased defense and health, and have a 10% chance, when attacked, to Silence [render unable to use active skill(s)] the attacking enemy for 2 seconds.

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Defense Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Troop Health: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Commander skill Legacy.png
Legacy
Passive Skill

While this commander is leading the garrison of your own city or a stronghold, all troops led by this commander take less skill damage, and they have a 50% chance to gain increased defense for 3 seconds whenever taking skill damage.

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Skill Damage Taken Reduction: 3% / 5% / 8% / 11% / 15%
Defense Bonus: 5% / 8% / 11% / 15% / 20%

Commander skill Brightest Sky.png
Brightest Sky
New Skill: Passive Skill

Troops led by this commander deal 20% increased counterattack damage, and have a 10% chance, when attacked, to deal damage (Damage Factor 500) to the attacking enemy.

Background

Wu Zetian was the first Empress of China to rule the country herself. Given a good education by her father, she started as a consort to the Emperor, and slowly worked her way up to Empress. She effectively became the actual ruler when the Emperor had a stroke. When her husband died, she either killed or exiled most of her sons, preserving the throne for her youngest, most easily-controlled child. Eventually, her son gave up the title of Emperor, and Wu Zetian, at last, became supreme ruler in name as well. She became known for her ruthlessness, creating a secret police force which eliminated many corrupt officials and conspirators who wanted one of her sons on the throne. While many historians remember her as cruel, she is also to be remembered for major expansions of China' s territories, and for making Buddhism the new state religion over Daoism. She famously left her tombstone blank, saying that history would decide her true legacy.

Internal warning.png Please Note:
This commander is only available for kingdoms over 140 days old. And this commander is obtained in Lost Kingdom season 2.