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ROK Guan Yu Best Talent Tree, commander Pairings and Equipment Guide

Guan Yu is one of the most popular legendary commanders in rise of kingdoms(ROK). He is an infantry commander with two other specialties, Conquering and skill damage. This is a full guide of Guan Yu which includes different Talent Trees for different scenarios, top commander Pairings, best equipment setup, and pretty much everything else related.

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Guan Yu Skill overview

Saint of War(Active Skill)

Required Rage: 1000

Deals direct damage to up to 3 enemies in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (Damage Factor 2000; if secondary commander, Damage Factor 1000). Damage dealt to each target is reduced by 15% for each additional target. At the same time, all targets are Silenced for 3 seconds.

Direct Damage Factor: 1100/1300/1500/1700/2000
Damage Factor (When Secondary Commander): 550/650/750/850/1000

Five Tiger Generals(passive)

When attacking strongholds and cities, troops led by this commander deal 15% increased normal attack damage, and their normal attacks have a 10% chance to reduce the target’s attack by 30% for 3 seconds.

Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 3%/6% /9%/ 12%/15%
Attack Reduction: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%

The Slaying of Hua Xiong(passive)

Infantry units led by this commander gain 30% increased attack and 15% increased march speed. Upon leaving battle, this commander heals a portion of slightly wounded units (Healing Factor 1000).

Infantry Attack Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%
Infantry March Speed Bonus: 3%/6%/9%/12%/ 15%
Healing Factor: 500/600/700/800/1000

Green Dragon Crescent Blade(passive)

When the skill “Saint of War” hits exactly one enemy, it has a 50% chance to deal additional damage (Damage Factor 1000). When the skill hits two or more enemies, it has a 50% chance to deal additional damage of 1000.

Additional Damage Factor: 600/700/800/900/1000
Additional Damage Factor: 800/900/1000/1200/1400

Lone Rider(expertise)

Whenever Guan Yu gains a shield, he also increases his skill damage by 15% for 3 seconds. Whenever Guan Yu leaves a structure, he increases his march speed by 100% for 3 seconds.

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Skill upgrade order

5-1-5-5

Guan Yu’s second skill is only useful in rally situations. His expertise is a little tricky. if you plan to use secondary commanders who can provide a shield(example: alexander) then it is worth unlocking otherwise it becomes quite useless.

Pros

  • Very High Active skill damage
  • Powerful AOE Damage
  • Debuff and Silence abilities
  • Good march Speed for inf commander
  • Healing Factor
  • versatile enough to pair with many commanders

Cons

  • Only can be used as primary commander
  • New archer commanders counters him very well

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Guan Yu Talent Tree builds

These are a few suggested Guan Yu Talent Tree for open fields and rallies.

Open field – option 1

You can use this build for murder ball during ruins and alter. This talent tree focuses on doing sustained damage and staying longer period on the field.

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Open field – option 2

Option 2 is Focused on skill damage suitable for nuking. If you like to do big damage with one skill cycle and then retreat back then this build will fulfill your needs.

Rally

In the current meta, pakal is being used for infantry rallies. However, if you don’t have him, Guan is your best option. This is the talent tree you should be using in a rally situation.

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Guan Yu Commander Pairings

Since active skill damage gets reduced when Guan is being used as secondary, it makes more sense to use him as primary commander only. There is a number of commanders that can be used as a secondary commander to Guan.

  • Legendzry Scipio Africanus – Leonida used to be the best pair for Guan Yu now that position is changed by new infantry commander Legendary Scipio Africanus. Both commanders compliment each other nicely and do tons of damage together.
  • Leonidas– Great AOE, survivability, and rage gain speed, lacks March speed
  • Cheok Jun-gyeong– deals more damage than Leonidas but also takes more damage in return.
  • Alexander the great– Guan could be little squishy, but Alex can provide Tankiness and March speed.
  • Harald Sigurdsson – Good infantry rally option as secondary to Guan Yu
  • Sun Tzu– free-to-play/low-budget option with good AOE skill damage output.

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Guan Yu Best Equipment set

Ultimate equipment set

  • Weapon: Hammer Of The Sun And Moon
  • Helm: Helm Of The Conquerer
  • Chest: Hope Cloak
  • Glove: Vambraces Of The Eternal Empire
  • Legs: Eternal Night
  • Boots: Sturdy Boots Of The Eternal Empire

Stat boost from the set

Inf Attack – 32.5%
Inf Defense – 75%
Inf Health – 0%
All troops Defense – 3%

Medium equipment set

  • Weapon: Gatekeeper’s Shield
  • Helm: Helm Of The Conquerer
  • Chest: Hope Cloak
  • Glove: Seth’s Brutality
  • Legs: Karuak’s Humility
  • Boots: Frost Treads

Stat boost from the set

Inf Attack – 0%
Inf Defense – 38%
Inf Health – 21%

F2P equipment set

  • Weapon: Gatekeeper’s Shield
  • Helm: Witch’s Lineage
  • Chest: Quinn’s Soul
  • Glove: Seth’s Brutality
  • Legs: Karuak’s Humility
  • Boots: Frost Treads

Stat boost from the set

Inf Attack – 21%
Inf Defense – 15%
Inf Health – 21%

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