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Alexander Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs 2020

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InfantryVersatilityAttack

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history’s most successful military commanders.

Overview

Alexander can be unlocked initially from the Wheel of Fortune and later from the Card King event. Alex is high mobility, high damage Infantry Commander. Utility from his 1st and 2nd skill contributes significantly to team fights.

Alexander Skills

Shield of the King
Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
Alexander the Great puts up a powerful shield for 4 seconds and at the same time puts up a second, smaller shield for the nearby friendly army with the lowest percentage of troops remaining for 2 seconds (Alexander’s own army cannot gain this shield).
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Shield (Self): 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000 / 1200
Shield (Ally): 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600
Lead the Charge
Passive Skill
When incoming damage would be reduced on the map, replace the damage reduction. Each normal attack against a 10% chance to deal extra damage as well as to reduce the target’s healing effects for 5 seconds.
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Direct Damage Factor: 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400 / 1700
Healing Effect Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Frontline Commander
Passive Skill
Increases infantry unit’s march speed and attack while troops are on the map.
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Infantry March Speed Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Infantry Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Battle of Chaeronea
Passive Skill
Attack is increased when the shield is down. When this shield is activated, the bonus changes to defense.
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Attack Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
Defense Bonus:10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Son of Amun
Expertise
Enhanced: Shield of the King
Immediately put up a shield which can absorb a large amount of damage (Damage Factor 1200) for 4 seconds. At the same time, Alexander puts up a second, smaller shield for the nearby friendly army with the lowest percentage of troops remaining (Damage Factor 600) for 2 seconds, and increases the damage taken overtime by nearby enemies (up to 3 targets) by 30% for 4 seconds.

Best Talents for Alexander

Talent tree generated using RoK Talents.

Alexander

There is really only one usable Talent build for Alexander and it works perfectly for him. This partly because of the Versatility tree, which does a whole bunch of nothing and there are very limited options to chose from in the Attack tree.

Best Talents for Alexander:

  • Effortless
  • Martial Mastery
  • Elite Soldiers
  • Strong of Body
  • Fleet of Foot

Best Pairings for Alexander

As an Infantry Commander, he works well with all other Infantry commanders as both primary or secondary, especially when he is with Richard I and Guan Yu. However, he should always be secondary when using him with Guan Yu. Apart from the Infantry Commanders, Yi Seong-Gye is a viable option as both Primary or Secondary, since most of his skills don’t care about what troop type you bring with him.

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