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



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Title: Queen of the Massagetae
Civilization: Other
Base Power: 1,200
Rarity: Legendary

Tomyris Introduction:

Tomyris is a legendary Commander that was released on the September 2019 update. She is a very special Commander because she is the only one Commander in this game that uses poison.

She is only available when the kingdom reaches 120 days old. To summon Tomyris, you will need 10 of her sculptures, which can obtain throughout events, the VIP shop, and golden chests.

Tomyris Skills

Arrow of Vengeance

Arrow of Vengeance Tomyris deals direct damage to a single enemy. If this enemy is affected by poison, the poison will be immediately removed and instantly deal damage to the enemy (Damage Factor = Stacks x Poison Factor). If there are 10 or more stacks, the poison damage will be increased (Damage Factor = Stacks x Increased Poison Factor).


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Direct Damage Factor: 700 / 750 / 800 / 900 / 1000

Poison Factor (Less or equal to 10 stacks): 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40

Poison Factor (More than 10 stacks): 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80


This is a very powerful active skill that you need to max it as soon as possible. Each poison stack gives 80 bonus damage, so with more than 10 stacks, Tomyris can deal at least 1800 damage to a single target. This is a very impressive number because there aren’t many Commanders that can deal that much damage to a single target.


Payback When Tomyris attacks a Governor’s city, her troops’ attack will increase and also reduce the counter-attack damage by 10%.


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Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

When attacking an enemy’s city with Tomyris, her troops will gain 30% more damage, and the counter-attack will be reduced by 10%. This allows her to deal a huge amount of damage to the enemy.

For the Sun

For the Sun Archers from Tomyris’s troop will gain more damage, and they have a 10% chance to decrease the defense of a single target for 3 seconds.


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Archer Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Defense Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%


For the Sun is a strong passive ability that strenthen the attack of the archer by 30%. These archers also have a 10% chance to decrease the target’s defense by 30% for 3 seconds, which it makes easier for them to kill the enemy.

Massagetae’s Counterattack

Massagetaes Counterattack Gives all normal attacks chance to poison the enemy for 5 seconds (stacks up to 15 times). The poisoned duration is reset each time when there is a new stack. The poisoned enemy will take an additional 3% skill damage per stack.


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Probability: 50% / 60% / 70% / 80% / 100%


You definitely have to max out this passive if you want to maximize Tomyris’ active skill damage. At max level, her troop will have a 100% chance to poison the target with regular attacks.

Pouch of Blood

Pouch of Blood Increases Tomyris’ troop attack and counter-attack damage by 10%. When being attacked by other enemies, reduces the attack of the attacker’s cavalry units by 10%.

An excellent skill that gives Tomyris’ troop attack and counter-attack damage by 10%. It also reduces the attack of the enemy’s cavalry by 10%, which is very good since cavalry is the counter of the archer.

Recommended Talent Build for Tomyris

It will be a waste if you let Tomyris serve as a garrison Commander or fight against barbarians because her skill set is specially made for PvP. So, we will give you PvP Talent build that will definitely help her a lot in the battle. Since it is the PvP build, you will need to max the Archer branch first for the damage as well as defense of the archer. Then you move to Attack branch, take good nodes like Armored Joint (reduce the damage taken), Fight to the Death (To further increase the damage), and Effortless (very efficient in the long fight).

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Pairing Commanders for Tomyris

Yi Seong Gye

Yi Seong-Gye:

  • A very powerful nuker to pair with. He is also specialized in archer.
  • With Yi Seong-Gye’s bonus damage from his skills, Tomyris is capable of dealing up to 3,300 damage to a single enemy every time she uses an active skill. That makes them a very deadly pair when fighting with both single and multiple targets in the battle.
  • Yi Seong-Gye should be the secondary Commander in this combination.
  • If you don’t own Yi Seong-Gye yet, you can use Kusunoki Masashige as a temporary replacement.

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  • A solid epic Commander.
  • He has an active skill that can silence the enemy, stopping them from using their active skill. That is very important when you have to deal with a strong nuker since they both don’t have many defensive abilities.
  • Herman should be the secondary Commander in this combination.
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