Guan Yu

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

Guan Yu

Guan Yu

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Title: Lord of the Magnificent Beard
Civilization: Nation China China
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary


Guan Yu is a legendary Commander who comes from China nation. He was released along with Leonidas I, and he is considered one of the most influential damage dealers in the game. Just like Sun Tzu, who also comes from the same nation, he specializes in the infantry. He can easily dominate the enemy with his skills. Guan Yu is the one that many players don’t want to face on the battlefield.

Guan Yu is only available when the kingdom reaches 310 days. To summon him, you will need 10 of his sculptures, which can obtain throughout events, the VIP shop, golden chests.

Guan Yu Skills

Saint of War

Saint of War  Guan Yu directly deals damage to 3 targets in a fan-shaped area and silence them for 3 seconds. (For each additional enemy, the damage dealt will be decreased by 15%). When Guan Yu plays as a secondary Commander, he can only deal half of the amount of damage.


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Damage Factor (When Secondary Commander): 550 / 650 / 750 / 850 / 1000
Direct Damage Factor: 1100 / 1300 / 1500 / 1700 / 2000


If you want to play Guan Yu, you definitely want to max this 1st skill since it deals a monstrous amount of damage to the enemy and let him be the primary Commander. At max level, Saint of War lets Guan Yu deal 2000 damage per target, when he hits another target, the damage dealt decreases by 15%. But it is still a huge amount of damage to them.

Five Tiger Generals

Five Tiger Generals  When Guan Yu attacks a garrison, he and his troops gain bonus attack damage. His troops’ normal attacks have a 10% chance to reduce the garrison’s attack for 3 seconds.


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Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Attack Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%


Five Tiger Generals is a passive skill that increases Guan Yu’s attack when he is attacking a garrison. This passive skill also lets him have a small chance to reduce the enemy’s attack by 30%, which will strengthen his attack against the enemy’s garrison.

The Slaying of Hua Xiong

The Slaying of Hua Xiong  The infantry units under the leadership of Guan Yu gain additional march speed and attack. After leaving a fight, Guan Yu heals his wounded units.


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Infantry Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Infantry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Healing Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000


It is a solid passive skill. It gives 30% more attack and 15% more march speed to Guan Yu’s infantry units. Not to mention that every time Guan Yu leaves a battle, his troops receive a healing factor of 1000, which is a very nice bonus since it reduces the resource needed to heal, and it extends his army lifespan.

Green Dragon Crescent Blade

Green Dragon Crescent Blade  If Guan Yu’s active skill only hits one target, there is a 50% chance that skill can deal additional damage to the target. If his skill hits multiple targets, there is also a 50% chance that the current target received more damage.


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Additional Damage Factor (1 Target): 600 / 700 / 800 / 900 / 1000
Additional Damage Factor (2+ Target): 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400


Green Dragon Crescent Blade is an insane passive skill since it gives a huge amount of bonus damage to the target. In addition, the chance of dealing bonus damage is very high (50%) that makes him one of the deadliest Commander in the game.

Lone Rider

Lone Rider Whenever Guan Yu obtains a shield, his active skill’s damage increases by 15% for 3 seconds. Whenever Guan Yu leaves a structure, he and his army march speed increase by 100% for 3 seconds.

This passive skill works best if Guan Yu pairs with a Commander who can generate a shield to further increases his destructive active skill. The bonus march speed is very nice since it helps increase the mobility of Guan Yu on the map.

Recommended Talent Builds for Guan Yu

PvP Talent Build

Guan Yu 29 0 45

This talent build will maximize his rage regeneration in the battle, let him use his active skill more frequently. It also improves the defense and attack of his infantry units.

Pairing Commanders for Guan Yu

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great: He is the best match for Guan Yu, mainly because he can provide what Guan Yu is lack of, which is defense. Alexander has the ability to generate a shield that can protect himself and Guan Yu. Additionally, when Alexander generates his shield, part of the incoming damage is reflected back to the attackers. Those attackers also receive 30% more damage taken for 4 seconds. This is a perfect combination since they both strong in defense and offense.

Guan Yu should be the primary Commander.

Leonidas I

Leonidas I: Just like Alexander the Great, Leonidas I is also a solid defensive Commander. He provides less defense than Alexander, but he can give Guan Yu lots of bonuses in exchange, such as 40% more damage while they are on the map, and the speed of rage is further amplified by 15%.

Guan Yu should be the primary Commander.

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