This following guide will give you some overview of Harald Sigurdsson’s skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms. Hopefully, this guide will help players know more about Harald Sigurdsson and how to maximize his strength in the game.
|Infantry – Conquering – Skill|
Harald Sigurdsson Introduction
Harald Sigurdsson is a Viking legendary Commander who has just been released in the latest patch. Like Guan Yu, he is an extremely powerful infantry Commander capable of overwhelming the enemy’s cities and open-field fighting.
He is only available for the kingdoms which reach 310 days old and the only way to obtain him is through Wheel of Fortune event.
Pros & Cons
- Has hefty single target damage, can also deal with multiple enemies at the same time.
- Powerful infantry Commander who has many strong damage boosters.
- Can easily raid the enemy cities.
- Awesome in PvP, Conquering, and especially KvK battles.
- Doesn’t have any healing factor.
- Lack of defensive stats.
Harald Sigurdsson Skills
|If Harald Sigurdsson is surrounded by enemies, he can directly deal damage up to 3 targets in the circular area (The damage will be reduced for each additional target). If not, he will hit the current target. His troops will gain extra damage for 2 seconds after using this active skill.
Berserker is a potent active skill for a single target. It even has better damage when Harald Sigurdsson is surrounded up to 3 targets. After using the active skill, his troops will gain a 20% damage bonus for 2 seconds.
|When Harald Sigurdsson attacks fortress and cities, infantry units under the leadership of him gain additional attack. Whenever they receive any damage, they have a 10% chance to reduce that damage. The troops can only get the damage reduction effect once every five seconds.
· Infantry Attack Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
· Damage Taken Reduced By: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Harald Sigurdsson’s troops gain 10% more attack when they attack an enemy city. They all also have a 10% chance to reduce 30% damage taken while fighting it, which is quite useful since it increases his troops’ survivability in the battle.
|Harald Sigurdsson’s infantry units gain a bonus attack and march speed. When he uses his active skill, all of his infantry units get more attack damage, in exchange for some defense. (This effect lasts 8 seconds, and the maximum stack is 15)
· March Speed Bonus: 2% / 4%/ 6% / 8% / 10%
· Infantry Attack Increase (Per Stack): 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
· Troop Defense Decrease (Per Stack): 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Varangian Guard gives a massive attack boost (up to 105%) as well as march speed to Harald Sigurdsson’s infantry units. Although they have 75% less defense, they are still a fearful force on the battlefield that can easily crumble the enemy.
|When Harald Sigurdsson is attacking the enemy on the map, he has a chance to cast his active skill freely and gives his troops immunity to all defense reduction for 3 seconds. This effect can trigger once every 5 seconds.
· Probability Chance: 3% / 8% / 11% / 15% / 20%
This is a mighty passive skill since it grants Harald Sigurdsson a chance to cast his active skill without rage. Also, his troops get immune to defense reduction, which is quite useful against some debuff Commanders.
|While Harald Sigurdsson is on the map, his troops’ counterattack increases by 20%. If he is surrounded by enemies, the counterattack will further increase (Damage Factor = number of surrounding enemies x 2%, up to 10 enemies).|
Harald Sigurdsson receives 20% more counterattack damage when he is on the map. If enemies surround him, his counterattack damage gains 2% more attack damage per target (up to 10), which is extremely helpful in colossal PvP battles.
Recommended Talent Builds for Harald Sigurdsson
Open Field Talent Build
Conqueror Talent Build
Pairing Commanders for Harald Sigurdsson
Guan Yu: He is one of the best infantry Commanders and nukers in the game. His active skill can deal 2,000 damage up to 3 targets. Besides, he has passive skills that can further boost the overall damage output and a healing skill that Harald lacks. Not to mention they both deal additional damage toward the enemy’s garrison. Together they can be a deadly force on the battlefield that can easily wipe out the enemy.
Alexander the Great: Alexander is definitely the best choice if you want to put some more defense layers. His shield can absorb a massive amount of damage to both him and his nearby allies. They can both cover each other and can turn their weaknesses into strength against the enemies.
Leonidas: He is an excellent Commander who excels at both defense and offense. He can give Harald lots of resistance and damage that can easily dish out the enemy on the battlefield.