In this following guide, we will give you some overview of Aethelflaed skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms.

Hopefully, this guide will help new players use Aetheflaed properly and maximize her strength in the game.



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Title: Lady of the Mercians
Civilization: Britain Britain
Rarity: Legendary

Aethelflaed Introduction:

Aethelflaed is the easiest legendary Commander to obtain because you can buy her sculptures in the Expedition Store. But you can only buy 3 of her sculptures per day. Each sculpture will cost 1,500 Expedition Medals.

Not only she has a large troop capacity, but she also has a strong AoE active skill that comes with health, defense, and attack reduction effect. These effects will help Aethelflaed, and her partner destroys enemies in no time.

Why Is Aethelflaed The Best Legendary Commander in Rise of Kingdoms?

As a Rise of Kingdom player, I’m sure a lot of us have gone through the same struggles on which commander we should focus on.

To all the new players who just started playing Rise of Kingdom and who don’t plan to spend money in this game at all, you can focus on this Legendary Commander Aethelflaed.

In many players’ opinion, Aethelflaed is one of the easiest commanders to Expertise in Rise of Kingdom.

Aethelflaed is one of the few commanders where her sculptures can only be bought in the expedition store. A maximum of 3 sculptures can be bought. The downside of Aethelflaed is you only can level up her skills with her Sculptures. You won’t be able to use Universal Legendary Sculptures.

One of the easiest ways to unlock Aethelflaed, is by buying her sculptures from the Expedition Store. You can purchase up to 3 daily.

Now 3 sounds like a very little amount but believe it or not, getting 3 sculptures of a legendary commander is a lot compared to other legendary commanders.

One sculpture costs 1,500 coins. In order to get coins daily, you’ll have to get 3 stars on every level of the expedition.

Take my advice and grind through the expedition missions. Another way to get more Aethelflaed sculptures is to complete expeditions as a certain level will reward you daily with the “Treasure of the Warrior Queen”. This chest will randomly reward you with 1-5 Aethelflaed Sculptures, or 1 Silver key, or 1 Epic Commander Sculpture. As a player who has complete a fair amount of expeditions levels, I am getting from around 6-8 Aethelflaed Sculptures per day!

The more expedition levels you complete, the more coins you will accumulate daily.

With the extra coins you have remaining after buying her 3 Sculptures, you can still buy other freebies like the Legendary Star which helps to level up the stars of your commander.

Aethelflaed Skills

AetheFlaed’s skills mainly focus on reducing the enemy’s stats.

In fact, her active skill is one of the strongest abilities in the game that can make her viable in PvP battles.

Especially when she has a talent build that focuses on generating rage fast, she can punish her enemies hard and kill them quickly in the fight. She also has a passive ability that increases EXP from killing barbarians as well as increasing damage against the neutral units.

Arrow of Iron

Arrow of Iron  Rage Requirement: 1000

Deals damage up to 5 enemies in a forward-facing fan-shaped area, reducing their attack, defense, and health for the next 2 seconds.


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Direct Damage Factor: 400/500/600/700/800

Attack, Defense and Health Reduction: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%



These defense and health reduction is a blast when pairing with a second Commander that can deal lots of damage, allow Aethelflaed, and her troops destroy her enemies easily. The 30% attack reduction will help her to last longer when on the battlefield.

Thunderous Force

Thunderous Force  Counterattack damage against your troops is reduced. When actively attacking, you will have a 10% chance to reduce the movement speed of enemy cavalry and movement speed of other troops. The slow effect last 3 seconds.


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Counterattack Damage Taken Reduction: 5% / 8% / 11% / 15% / 20%
Cavalry March Speed Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 40% / 50%
Other Unit March Speed Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%



This skill will slow down the enemy that will try to run away from a losing battle a lot, especially the Commander with cavalry unit only. By reducing the enemy’s movement speed, Aethelflaed will be able to chase her enemy down to maximize their casualties.


Synergy Skill
All troops under your commander gain attack against Barbarians and other neutral units and all commanders get extra EXP.


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Bonus Damage to Barbarians: 5% / 10% / 17% / 25% / 35%
Experience Bonus: 5% / 10% / 17% / 25% / 35%



Synergy is a very nice skill when you want to farm barbarians or when you need to level a secondary Commander by beating Altar Guardian.

Fortress of Mercia

Fortress of Mercia  When this Commander leads a rally attack, all armies joining the rally have a higher troop limit. When this Commander is leading at least 3 different troop types, their damage is increased.


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Rallied Army Capacity Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Bonus Damage (3 Unit Types): 5% / 8% / 11% / 15% / 20%


This skill will allow Aethelflaed to play with various units to get 20% more damage, and she also has her troop capacity of rallied army increase by 10%.

Warrior Queen

Warrior Queen Deals an extra 20% damage to enemies who have been slowed.


Basically, this skill will help Aethelflaed to deal 20% more damage to slowed enemies.

Aethelflaed’s Talent Tree

In this part, we will give you some recommended talent builds for this legendary Commander.

There are currently three popular builds for her, choose whatever build that fit your preferences and gameplay style.

There is only 1 common talent of these three builds, and that is rage regeneration, you will definitely want Aethelflaed to use her active skill as many times as she can in the battle.

Mixed Army Build

Aethelflaed 37 1 36 1

This is the best build if you want to have multiple types of units in Aethelflaed’s army. These talent points will help increase defense, offense, and damage reduction of her troops.

Pure Unit Build

Aethelflaed 33 0 40

You can use this build if you want to focus on a specific type of troop.

PvE Build

Aethelflaed 8 42 24

If you want her to focus on hunting barbarians and barbarian forts, you will certainly want to use this build.

Recommended Roles for Aethelflaed

Mixed Armies:

  • Balanced DPS (Primary / Secondary)
  • Tanker (Primary / Secondary)

Infantry only:

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tanker (Secondary)

Cavalry only (Highly recommended):

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tanker (Secondary)

Archer only:

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tanker (Secondary)

Best Pairing Commanders for Aethelflaed

In this final part, we will give you some Commanders that will suit Aethelflaed the most:

Guan Yu

Guan Yu:

  • He will benefit the most from Aethelflaed’s active skill. They both have AoE skill that is very useful in PvP. Guan Yu should be the primary Commander to maximize his damage output.
  • You should use the Pure unit build for Aethelflaed, and the army should contain infantry only to have 30% more attack damage. If you want to play the cavalry unit, you can use Pelagius or Baibars. For Archers, using YSG or Hermann is also a great pick.

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu:

  • Although Sun Tzu can’t deal as much damage as Guan Yu, he is an epic Commander, which is easier to max all of his skill than Guan Yu, and he has a rage restore effect that can help Aethelflaed use her active ability more often.
  • Sun Tzu also has a passive skill that increases his active skill by 20%, which can bring down the enemy in a matter of seconds with the help of Aethelflaed.
  • You should use the Pure unit build for Aethelflaed since Sun Tzu is specialized in the infantry.



  • This pick is for players who want to compete in PvE. Lohar is a great secondary Commander to pair with Aethelflaed. He has a passive skill that also increases damage toward barbarians and increases his and his partner EXP by 70% as well. And he can also heal some of the troops after each battle.
  • You should use the PvE build for this combination.

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