Cyrus the Great

The following guide will give you an overview of Cyrus the Great’s skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms. Hopefully, this guide will help players know more about him and maximize his strength in the game.

cyrus the great

Cyrus the Great

LeadershipArcher – VersatilityVersatility – AttackAttack

Title: Persian Empire King
Civilization: Other
Rarity: Legendary

Cyrus the Great Introduction

Cyrus the Great is a legendary Commander who has just been released in the game. He is a mighty archer Commander who is capable of dealing significant damage to the enemy by both of his active and passive skill.

Cyrus the Great is available when the kingdom reaches 310 days old, and the only way to obtain him is through the Wheel of Fortune.

Pros & Cons


  • One of the best archer Commander in the game, excellent in PvP battles.
  • Has a very high damage output thanks to his active and passive skill.
  • Has the ability to reduce the skill damage, great for open-field battles.
  • Can play any role, whether it is primary or a support Commander.


  • Has no healing factor.
  • Not ideal for PvE.

Cyrus the Great Skills

The Immortals

  Cyrus the Great hits the current enemy and causes them to receive 20% more damage for 3 seconds.


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  • Additional Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400
  • Additional Damage Taken Increase: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%


The Immortals is a solid active skill that deals a high amount of damage to a single target (Damage Factor 1400). It also causes that target to take 20% more damage for 3 seconds that easily dish out the enemy when teaming up with a strong nuker Commander.

Battle of Thymbra

  Archer units under the leadership of Cyrus the Great gain bonus march speed and attack.


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  • Archer March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
  • Archer Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%


Battle of Thymbra is a solid passive skill that gives 15% more march speed and 30% more attack to Cyrus’s archer units.

Persian Bow

  When Cyrus the Great’s army only contains archer units, their regular attacks have a 10% chance to deal extra damage over time for 3 seconds. The target that suffered from the damage over time also has their skill damage reduced by xx%. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.


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  • Additional Damage Factor: 100 / 130 / 160 / 200 / 250
  • Skill Damage Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%


Persian Bow is a superior passive skill that deals damage over time toward the enemy. It also reduces their skill damage by 40%, which is very useful when fighting with strong nukers in the open-field battle.

The Cyrus Cylinder

  When Cyrus is attacked on the map, Cyrus the Great’s troops have a 10% chance to deal damage over time in a circular area. This passive skill can hit up to 3 targets and lasts for 2 seconds. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.


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  • Additional Damage Factor: 150 / 180 / 210 / 250 / 300


A nice passive skill increases the overall damage toward the enemy for 2 seconds (Damage Factor 300). It can also hit up to 3 different enemies, and it can only trigger once every 5 seconds.

King of the World

  After Cyrus the Great uses his active skill, his archer units gain 20% more attack and defense for 3 seconds. This passive skill also gives him 50 more rage per second. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.


King of the World is a powerful passive skill that boosts Cyrus’s archer unit stats and gives him 150 rage in total of 3 seconds. It can help him dominate the enemy on the battlefield easily.

Recommended Talent Builds for Cyrus the Great

Open-Field Talent Build

Cyrus 30 0 44 

PvP Talent Build:

Cyrus 48 0 26

Pairing Commanders for Cyrus the Great

Nebuchadnezzar II

Nebuchadnezzar II

He is one of the best archer Commanders in the game.

He can deal AoE damage up to 5 targets with his active skill, which is quite useful in open-field battles.

He is also a very nice Commander if you want a rally Commander since he can increase the counterattack damage and reduce the enemy’s march speed when leading the army.

Yi Seong-Gye

Yi Seong-Gye

A good archer Commander that is extremely useful for open-field battles.

YSG has an active skill that can hit multiple enemies and a passive skill that boosts 50% more skill damage to his partner. Furthermore, he can restore rage thanks to his 2nd skill, which lets both YSG and Cyrus maintain their active skill uptime.

Together they are a fearful force on the battlefield.

Edward of Woodstock

Edward of Woodstock

An ideal Commander if you want to tear down a target in the battle.

It is mostly because Edward has the highest skill damage in the game.

It is recommended that you use this pair for 1v1 battle since Edward lacks defense ability.

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