Did you know that you can pair up two commanders in Rise of Kingdoms and have them both lead your army to victory? It is doable and probably you will find out about this possibility after being attacked by a stronger enemy and see in the battle report that they used two commanders to lead the same army.
But how to do that, because early on you don’t have the chance to. Well, you will have it soon and you’ll be able to select two commanders for on army in Rise of Kingdoms:
The only thing that you need to do is to reach 3 stars with your main commander. This means that you need to train up your main commander to level 20 first, then get the star for it.
As soon as a commander gets to three stars, you can add a secondary commander (known as a support commander) to aid in battle. The second commander can have any number of stars and can be of any level.
When adding a second commander in Rise of Kingdoms to lead the same army, only their unlocked skills will actually count. You won’t be able to add extra troops – so always make sure that your main commander is that with the largest troop capacity, and the support commander is one with killer skills in PvP (or against barbarians).
It is not very clear right now if the Talents of the secondary commander are taken into account as well and you get the bonuses. It would make sense for those talents to matter as well, but that’s difficult to figure out if true or not.
Still, since the Talents might be active in battle, just as the Skills of the secondary commanders are, it wouldn’t hurt to always team up commanders that work well together, are of high levels and have many bonuses unlocked.
We have talked about commanders extensively in my guide here, while the Database category is still work in progress at the moment, but it will hold information about all commanders in the game (and much more!)
How to send two commanders in battle before getting to three stars?
You have an alternative to send two commanders fight the same enemy – be it a PvP encounter or a high level barbarian. This is not the exact same thing as above, but this one has its advantages as well, and we’re going to talk about it since it is extremely helpful for lower level players.
Just like in the Expedition battles in your single player campaign, on the world map, two different armies can attack the same enemy. So if you create two different armies using two different commanders (or up to four if the two main ones are at 3 stars), you can send them attack the same enemy.
This also gives you the bonus of getting the “surrounded” message and deal even more damage to your enemy, but as a downside, you need many troops in order to do it.
Even more, you can send even more armies to attack the same target and get a Surrounded x3 message, for example, if three armies (up to 6 Commanders) are attacking the same unit on the map.
Not only that you will basically send more troops to deal with tougher enemies, but you will also receive a reward for each army that you send.
This means that if you send 3 armies to attack the same Barbarian unit on the map, you will receive 3 battle rewards, not just one. This is really useful when it comes to farming and it’s something that should be done even when you have the possibility to pair a main and secondary commander.
It’s good to know that you have alternatives here, but the main goal you have to reach is to get your main attacking commanders to three stars ASAP in order to be able to pair them with a new one.
Make sure that you do this for your offensive commanders first, as the gatherers won’t have many benefits from bringing help with them, and the offensive ones are more important.