Nebuchadnezzar II Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs


Nebuchadnezzar II was the longest-reigning and most powerful monarch of the Neo-Babylonian empire, ruling from 605-562 BCE. Nebuchadnezzar was a brilliant general who spent much of his reign conquering nearby kingdoms, fighting the Egyptian empire, and putting down many rebellions in vassal states.


Nebuchadnezzar II was released alongside Cyrus The Great on 11.30.2020. They are the last batch of 4th Generation Commanders. Nebuchadnezzar II (and Cyrus) is an Archer, Conquering, and Skill commander. He is only usable in Kingdoms older than 310 days and obtained via The Mightiest Governor event.

Nebuchadnezzar II Skills

Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to up to 5 targets in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (Damage Factor 700). Damage dealt to each target is reduced by 15% for each additional target.
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Direct Damage Factor: 700/ 900/ 1100/ 1300/ 1500
Chaldean Archers
Archer units led by this commander gain 10% increased defense and 3% increased march speed.
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Archer Defense Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Blessing of Marduk
When this commander leads a rally attack, counterattack damage is increased by 10%, and incoming attacks have a 10% chance to deal direct damage to the attacker (Damage Factor 300) and reduce their march speed by 10% for 3 seconds. Cooldown: 5 seconds.

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Counterattack Damage Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%
Direct Damage Factor: 300/400/500/650/800
March Speed Reduction: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%
Destroyer of Carchemish
Troops led by this commander deals 3% increased damage, and each normal attack has a 10% chance to reduce the target’s rage by 20. This effect can trigger once every 5 seconds.

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Damage Bonus: 3%/6%/9%/12%/15%
Rage Reduction:20/40/60/80/100
King of Babylon
Enhanced: Babylonian

Deals direct damage in a forward-facing fan-shaped area to up to 5 targets (Damage Factor 1500). Damage dealt to each target is reduced by 15% for each additional target. At the same time, deals additional damage to the current target (Damage Factor 500).

Best Talents for Nebuchadnezzar II

Open Field

Nebuchadnezzar Talents

This build should work for most open field scenarios. The main focus of this build is to maximize skill damage dealt by both Nebuchadnezzar and his pair. Nebuchadnezzar himself doesn’t benefit from Latent Power but if you were to pair him up with Cyrus or El Cid then they’ll benefit from it. If you’re using Nebu with someone like Ramesses for instance then replace Latent Power with your desired talents.


It’s too early to tell if Nebuchadnezzar is a viable rally leader but if he were then this is the way to go. That said, in my opinion Cyrus is the better primary of the two as Cyrus can increase the damage dealt with his Active Skill and then Nebuchadnezzar can cast his skill to deal more damage.

Best Pairings for Nebuchadnezzar II

All Legendary archer commanders other than Tomyris should in theory work well with him.

Yi Seong-Gye
Yi Seong-Gye
El Cid
El Cid
Ramesses II
Artemisia I
Edward of Woodstock
Edward of Woodstock

Cyrus The Great

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