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The Best Civilization in "Rise of Kingdoms"

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Japan - My Civilization as a Starter

Japan - My Civilization as a Starter

Want to know which is the best civilization in Rise of Kingdoms? With so many civilizations to choose from, it is almost difficult to know which is the best among all the civilizations available in the game. In fact, one of the biggest mistakes I did in the game was to start with Japan as my civilization.The 5% resource gathering speed boost doesn't really sound bad for a beginner. But starting out with China as my civilization would be far more better for me.

Well, don’t you worry though, we’ve gone through all the civilizations in Rise of Kingdoms. With this article, we will show you what we think is the best civilization for you.

Why should you choose the best civilization for your city?

Well, each civilization in Rise of Kingdoms has its own unique buff. It can either provide a stat boost to a specific troop or to all types of troops. It can either increase building or research speed. And it can either increase resource production and gathering. Taking advantage of the available buffs you can receive from a specific civilization will certainly help you in the battlefield.

For example, if you’re the rally leader in your alliance, then choose a civilization that’s good for rallying. If you specialize in a specific type of troop, then make sure your civilization boosts your troop specialty. It sounds complicated at first, but once you know your roles in your alliance or kingdom, you'll find it simpler to choose the best civilization for you.

Don’t you worry though, we’ll cover all of the civilizations in Rise of Kingdoms. And recommend you which civilization should be the best for you.

Best Civilization for Rallying & Cavalry Troops

Arabia Civilization Info Page

Arabia Civilization Info Page

BuffBoost (%)

Cavalry Attack

5

Barbs & Neuts Bonus Dmg

10

Rally Bonus Dmg

5

Arabia is the best civilizations for rally leaders in your alliance/kingdom. The 5% rally damage boost greatly helps rallies deal more damage to the target. Plus, if you’re going to use cavalry troops in your rally, then you’ll be able to further benefit from Ariabia's 5% cavalry attack boost buff. Any cavalry rallies like the popular Atilla + Takeda Combo will easily get a 10% bonus damage by having Arabia as your civilization.

Also, Arabia’s cavalry attack boost, rally damage boost and neutral unit damage boost buff combination easily makes Arabia the best civilization for governors specializing in cavalry troops.

2nd Runner-Up (Rallying)

The Ottoman Empire's bonus skill damage is also an excellent buff for rallying. Powerful nuking rallies will definitely benefit from the 5% skill damage boost by this civilization.

2nd Runner-Up (Cavalry Troops Specialization)

Germany's cavalry attack buff and troop production boost buff combination is definitely something you should prefer if you're not leading too much rallies.

Best Civilization for Archer Troops Specialization

Ottoman Empire Civilization Info Page

Ottoman Empire Civilization Info Page

BuffBoost (%)

Archer Health

5

Troop March Speed

5

Skill Damage

5

The Ottoman Empire is easily the best civilization for archer troops. This is because of the archer health boost and skill damage boost buff combination provided by this civilization. Archer commanders are generally excellent in nuking/skill damage. Thus, buffs from the Ottoman Empire will significantly make an archer march or rally better in offense and defense.

2nd Runner-Up (Archer Troops Specialization)

Britain provides archer attack boos and troop training boost. Although Britain doesn't offer better offense and defense for archers, it is still an excellent civilization because of the troop training boost it provides. Having a great number of troops is very important in late-game events like KVK and Ark of Osiris.

Best Civilization for Infantry Troops Specialization

Rome Civilization Info Page

Rome Civilization Info Page

BuffBoost (%)

Archer Health

5

Troop March Speed

5

Skill Damage

5

This is a no brainer. Currently, only Rome, among all civilizations, provides an infantry buff. The 5% infantry defense buff further increases the defensive capabilities of infantry commanders; thus, this makes your infantry marches better in defense.

Best Civilization for Pre and Post KVK

Germany Civilization Info Page

Germany Civilization Info Page

BuffBoost (%)

Cavalry Attack

5

Troop Training

5

Action Points Recovery

10

Germany is the best civilization before and after KVKs. The bonus troop training speed allows you to prepare for KVK and recoup losses after KVK. Well, once your kingdom is old enough for KVK events, there’s probably not much going on within your kingdom. Most governors will focus on farming resources and gems, and, of course, training troops. Thus, Germany’s troop training speed boost will benefit governors more as compared to buffs that boost rally damage or troop stats. Plus, the 10% Action Point Recovery will be a huge bonus since you’ll be able to save lots of Action Points Potions for KVK.

2nd Runner-Up (Pre & Post KvK)

Korea provides research speed bonus. Governors who haven't maxed out their technology should focus on maxing out to become better in upcoming KVKs.

Best Civilization for F2P Players - Germany

Germany for F2P's Civilization

Germany for F2P's Civilization

Germany’s troop training buff increases the troop production of governors. Usually, F2P players significantly impact the battlefield by providing troops to rallies and reinforced structures. Thus, the 5% troop training buff from Germany allows F2P players to provide more troops to join the cause of the alliance. Due to this, P2P players can minimize their troop losses by utilizing troops from F2P players instead. Also, the 10% AP Recovery boost is very helpful in hunting barbarians and forts especially during events such as KVK; thereby, increasing their barb and fort hunt contribution to the alliance.

Verdict: What is the best civilization in "Rise of Kingdoms"?

CivilizationPvEPvPKvKAOOSpecializations

Arabia

Good

Good

Good

Good

Rallying, Cavalry, PvE

Britain

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Archer, Troop Training

Byzantium

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Cavalry

China

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Building, PvE

France

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

 

Germany

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Cavalry, Troop Training, PvE

Japan

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

 

Korea

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Archer, Research

Ottoman Empire

Good

Good

Good

Good

Archer, Rallying

Rome

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Infantry

Spain

Good

Fair

Good

Fair

Cavalry, PvE

The table above hopes to summarize the different specialties of each civilization. Absolutely, there is no single civilization that will stand out among all of the civlizations in Rise of Kingdoms. Your city's civilization should largely depend on what your goals are as a member of the alliance/kingdom. Thus, it is very important that you know your role in the alliance/kingdom to choose the best civilization for you in the game.