Yi Sun-Sin

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


Yi Sun-Sin

Title: Duke of Loyalty and Warfare
Civilization: Korea
Base Power: 5,300
Rarity: Legendary

Yi Sun-Sin Introduction

Yi Sun-Sin is a legendary Commander who comes from Korea. He is considered one of the best city defenders in the game. Instead of specializing in one specific type of troop, he can control a mixed army thanks to his ability. His powerful skill can rapidly push back any invaders as well as minimize the troops’ loss.

He is only available after the kingdom reaches 310 days old. The only way to summon and obtain his sculptures is to roll in the Wheel of Fortune.

Yi Sun-Sin Pros & Cons


  • Powerful garrison Commander, very suitable for PvP thanks to his skills.
  • Has an AoE and strong damage output active skill.
  • Can command any type of troops.
  • Has lots of buffs that increase defense, which makes him one of the tankiest garrison Commanders.


  • Doesn’t have any healing factor.
  • Can’t use him in PvE.

Yi Sun-Sin Skills

Duke of Loyalty and Warfare

  Rage Requirement: 1000

Field Battles: Yin Sun-Sin directly deals damage to the target.

Garrison: Yin Sun-Sin deals damage up to 3 targets in a fan-shaped area, the amount of damage will be reduced by 15% for each next target after hitting the first one.

The targets also will also be slowed down by xx% for 3 seconds.


Upgrades Preview:

  • Direct Damage Factor (Field Battles): 1000 / 1200 / 1400 / 1700 / 2000
  • March Speed Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20%/ 25% / 30%
  • Direct Damage Factor (Garrison): 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400


Duke of Loyalty and Warfare is a powerful active skill that can strike a target with a tremendous amount of damage (Damage Factor 2000 at max level) while Yi Sun-Sin is fighting on the battlefield. When he plays as a garrison Commander, it has less damage, but it can hit up to 3 targets with a 15% damage reduction for each following target (Damage Factor 1400).

Battle of Myeongnyang

  The normal attacks of Yi Sun-Sin’s troops have a 10% chance to increase their defense and attack for 3 seconds when he is fighting in the Alliance territory or playing as a garrison Commander.


Upgrades Preview:

  • Defense Bonus: 5% / 8% / 11% / 15%/ 20%
  • Damage Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12%/ 15%


At max level, Battle of Myeongnyang gives Yi Sun-Sin’s troops a 10% chance to increase their defense by 20% and damage by 15% for seconds. This effect only applies when Yi Sun-Sin is combating in the Alliance territory or serving as a garrison Commander.


  Troops under the leadership of Yi Sun-Sin receive bonus damage and defense when their strength falls below 50%.


Upgrades Preview:

  • Defense Bonus: 10%/ 15% / 20%/ 25% / 30%
  • Damage Bonus: 5% / 8% / 11% / 15%/ 20%


This passive skill simply increases Yi Sun-Sin’s army 20% more damage and 30% more defense when their health drops below 50%.

Winged Formation

  When Yi Sun-Sin plays as a garrison Commander, his troops receive extra damage. They also have a small chance to cast a protective shield and a 10% increased in counterattacks against the enemy.


Upgrades Preview:

  • Attack Bonus: 8% / 11% / 15%/ 20%
  • Shield (Self): 400 / 450 / 500
  • Counterattack Damage Bonus: 10% / 15%/ 20% / 25% / 30%


If you want Yi Sun-Sin to protect your city, this is a must-have skill since it increases the attack and the counterattack damage. It also casts a shield to protect his troops, which is very nice to reduce the troops’ loss.

Broken Moon

  When there are 2 or more types of units in Yi Sun-Sin’s army, their attack and defense increase by 20%.

Broken Moon is a great passive skill since it gives 20% more defense and attack are quite big, and it allows him to play a mixed army. We can say that it is his primary garrison skill.

Recommended Talent Builds for Yi Sun-Sin

Garrison Talent Build

Yi Sun sin 21 46 7

Undoubtedly, this is the best build for Yi Sun-Sin since it perfectly matches with his ability. It focuses on improving the defense that the troops will take in the battle. Besides, this talent build also boost the fighting capabilities against the invaders.

Alternative Garrison Talent Build

Yi Sun sin 20 38 16

This version of garrison talent build has better rage regeneration and has a better counter to nukers with the help of Strategic Prowess node, although it slightly has less health and attack than the previous talent build.

Pairing Commander

Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian is one of the strongest garrison defenders in Rise of Kingdoms. One of her main advantages is that she can easily deal with the rally armies, which is the main thing that Yi Sun-Sin is lacking of. Together they can be a perfect combo.



She is similar to Wu Zetian, except one thing that she has an ability that can deal with multiple targets. She is the perfect choice if you want to eliminate the enemy quickly.

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