El Cid

In this following guide, we will give you some overview of El Cid’s skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms. Hopefully, this guide will help new players how to use El Cid and how to maximize his strength in the game.

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El Cid

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Title: Holy Overlord
Civilization: Spain Spain
Base Power: 1,000
Rarity: Legendary

El Cid Introduction

El Cid is a legendary Commander from Spain who specializes in archery, unlike the epic Commander, who also comes from the same nation, Pelagius, who specializes in the cavalry. Since El Cid is one of the oldest Commander in Rise of Kingdoms, he is not as strong as most of the newer legendary Commanders. On the other hand, El Cid still has an ability to disable the enemy’s attack and active skill for 1 second. He can still be useful to a certain situation.

To summon El Cid, you will need 10 of El Cid sculptures, which can obtain throughout events, the VIP shop, golden chests.

El Cid Skills

Famous Warrior

Famous Warrior Rage Requirement: 1000

El Cid deals direct damage to a single target, and then disable the target’s normal attack and active skill for 1 second.


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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000


El Cid directly deals 1,000 damage to a single target. This is certainly weak when comparing to many other legendary Commander’s active skills. But this skill can disable the enemy’s normal attack and active skill for 1 second, which somewhat makes up for the damage.

Poem of El Cid

Poem of El Cid El Cid’s troops have a small chance (10%) to deal bonus damage to the target.


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Additional Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Troops that under El Cid’s leadership have a 10% chance to deal 1,000 damage to the target, which is a nice small boost to his troops’ overall damage.

Guardian of Valencia

Guardian of Valencia  El Cid’s archer units gain bonus defense and march speed.


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Archer Defense Bonus: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

If El Cid’s army contains only archer units, they will gain a 20% bonus defense and 15% more march speed.


Unyielding  When El Cid’s troops fall below 50% strength, they gain additional damage and march speed. The effect lasts until the army is disbanded.


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Damage Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
March Speed Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%


This passive skill will be very useful when El Cid want to retreat or want to deal as much damage as he can when his troops’ strength falls below 50%.

Out of Control

Out of Control El Cid’s archer units gain 5% more damage and take 5% less damage from infantry units.

This is a minor buff to El Cid’s archer units. This passive skill is somewhat disappointing because it doesn’t really help out much.

Recommended Talent Build for El Cid

PvP Talent build

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Pairing Commanders for El Cid

In any circumstances, El Cid should always be the secondary Commander. Hermann is considered a better option since he is an epic Commander, which is very easy to max out all of his skills. He is also can reduce the enemy’s rage and silence them for 2 seconds, which is extremely good on the battlefield. However, if you somehow max all of the El Cid skills, you can still use him.

Ramesses IIRameses II: Rameses II is a powerful legendary Commander since he is capable of dealing a huge amount of damage with his skills. He also has the ability to reduce the enemy defense, boosting the archer’s attack and defense. El Cid can give him some extra defense and march speed.

Hermann 1Hermann: You can pair with Hermann in the early game since both of them can disable the enemy. Hermann also has the chance to boost his rage, which is very useful in the battle.

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