Rok Huo Qubing Talent Tree Build, Pairings, and Equipments Guide

In the world of Rise of Kingdoms, commanders play a pivotal role in the success of your empire. Huo Qubing is one of the newer commanders introduced to the game and has quickly gained popularity among Cavalry enthusiasts.

In this guide, we will explore the best talent tree builds. ideal pairings, and recommended equipment setups for Huo Qubing in Rise of Kingdoms.

Is Huo Qubing Worth Investing?

If you are a Cavalry and use Cavalry marches for open-field battles, rallies, and Osiris League, Huo Qubing can be a valuable addition to your lineup. His primary strength lies in dealing with high single-target damage, making him effective against enemy commanders and priority targets.

To maximize Huo Qubing’s potential, you’ll need to pair him with the right commanders who complement his strengths. Pairing him with Nevsky, William, Joan of Arc, or Saladin (for multiple Cavalry marches) can significantly enhance his performance.

In General, Huo Qubing is a powerful commander for Cavalry-focused strategies and He will definitely give you a good return on your legendary commander sculpture investment.

However, the old Nevsky and Joan of Arc pairing is still a solid march. if you are infantry or archer main and only use a single cavalry march in the open field then he might not be a good investment for you. Nevsky Joan will be a much better option for you.

If you are wondering how he compares to other legendary cavalry commanders, you can check out the ROK commander Tier list.

Huo Qubing Prime Skill Overview

General of Agile Cavalry (Active Skill)

Required Rage: 1000

Deals direct damage to a target troop (Damage Factor 2700, 1350 if serving as secondary commander), and reduces its March Speed by 50% for 3 seconds.

Direct Damage Factor: 1400 / 1700 / 2000 / 2300 / 2700
March Speed Reduction: 30% / 35% / 40% / 45% / 50%

Ferghana Horses (passive)

Cavalry units led by this commander gains 40% increased Attack. While outside of alliance territory, their cavalry units gain 15% increased March Speed and deal 5% more damage to archer units.

Cavalry Attack Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Cavalry Damage vs. Archers increased: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

Dragon of the Desert (passive)

If this commander’s troop has not been garrisoned in a building for at least 30 seconds, every time their troop enters combat it will gain the following buffs for the first 15 seconds of battle:
– it deals 30% more skill damage
– Active skills cost 150 less Rage to use
After 15 seconds, their troop will deal 10% more normal attack damage

Skill Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Rage Requirement Reduction: 50 / 70 / 90 / 120 / 150
Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Battlefield Appropriations (passive)

When attacking an enemy troop, cavalry units led by this commander gain 30% increased Defense and their troop deals 20% more skill damage. Whenever their troop defeats an enemy troop, some of its slightly wounded units will be healed (Healing Factor 1500). Cooldown: 8 seconds (does not reset after exiting combat)

Cavalry Defense Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Skill Damage Bonus: 5% / 8% / 11% / 15% / 20%
Healing Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1500

Conquerer of Khentii (expertise)

When attacking an enemy troop, cavalry units led by this commander gain 35% increased Defense, and their troop deals 25% more skill damage. Whenever their troop defeats an enemy troop, it gains the Autumn Wind* effect and some of its slightly wounded units will be healed (Healing Factor 3000). Cooldown: 8 seconds (does not reset after exiting combat)

Autumn Wind – Resets the Rage of this commander’s troop, all temporary buffs and debuffs, and the amount of time it has been in combat.

Skill upgrade order


Joan of Arc Prime is a versatile commander and her all skills are great for the open field. So it doesn’t matter which skill you upgrade first, you should expertise her anyway.


  • Insane single-target skill damage
  • can be paired with lots of commanders
  • March speed reduction
  • March speed bonus
  • Skill damage boost
  • Fewer rage requirements
  • Healing factor


  • No AOE damage
  • Vulnerable to Crowd Control
  • a healing factor is conditional

What is Huo Qubing good at?

Hua Qubing is a formidable Cavalry commander known for his strong single-target damage capabilities. His skills make him a force to be reckoned with in open-field battles, rallies, and the Osiris League

He is exceptional at taking down a single target with his powerful skill damage. This makes him an ideal choice for open-field battles where you need to eliminate key enemy commanders quickly.

His single-target damage output is particularly valuable in Osiris League and Ark of Osiris battles. Getting crucial kills can significantly impact the outcome of these events

Huo Qubing Talent Tree builds

Below you will find some useful talent tree builds for Huo Qubing for different scenarios.

Open field

Huo Qubing talent tree build

This is a general cavalry talent build that you can use in the open field for Huo Qubing.

City pops

Rok Huo Qubing talent tree

If you want to quickly come out of your city, hit enemies, and go back in this build will be much more suited. it removes some talent from the cavalry tree which won’t be useful for such a strategy and picks up more talent from the skill tree which focuses on generating more rage making skill cycles really fast.

Huo Qubing commander pairings

Huo Qubing is a great commander but he lacks certain things like defense, AOE damage, and buffs for your ally. Luckily there are cavalry commanders who can be paired with him to get rid of his weakness. Following commanders works best with Hua Qubing.

Alexander Nevsky (Secondary) -The best pair

Rise of kingdoms Alexander nevsky

Pairing Huo Qubing with Nevsky is one of the best combinations for single-target damage. Nevsky’s skill significantly boosts the damage of the primary target, making Huo Qubing even deadlier. This combo excels in obliterating enemy commanders in the field.

Nesky’s fourth skill also boosts skill damage by 35% when active skill is used. It will boost Hua Qubing’s active skills. But that’s not all, Huo’s 3rd, 4th, and expertise skill also boost skill damage. If you combine that, it’s a lot of skill damage!

Nevsky brings so many health and defense stats, while both commanders have march speed bonuses as well as buff and debuff on active skill. So Huo’s biggest weakness, lack of defense will be eliminated by Nevsky and it will emerge as a strong pairing.

The reason why you want to use Huo Qubing as the primary is because he deals less active skill damage if you use him as a secondary.

Xiang Yu (Secondary)

rise of kingdoms xiang yu

The synergy between Xiang Yu(Xy) and Huo Qubing lies in the fact that both commanders have skills that target a single enemy. Both commanders are equipped to deal significant skill damage to their opponents.

Xiang Yu’s active skill can reduce the defense of enemies, making them more vulnerable to skill damage. Meanwhile, Huo Qubing excels at inflicting skill damage on his target.

Xy has a small skill cycle because of only 900 rage requirements compared to the traditional 1000. His 4th skill restores 50 rage which further reduces skill cycle time. Hua Qubing himself needs 150 for his skill based on his 3rd. This synergy between rage makes the skill cycle very small.

With a small skill cycle on Xy and Huo Qubing’s very high skill damage, there will be very little downtime between active skill damage and your march will be doing active skill damage almost non-stop.

Xiang Yu also has a 30% defense reduction in his active skill. Aside from his expertise boost skill damage by an extra 20% making Joan’s damage even more appealing. Both commanders also have 3 target AOE damage which takes synergy further.

While this pair offers so much damage output, it lacks defensive capabilities. So, as long as your march is not being targeted it will work just fine.

Joan of Arc (Secondary)

Rise of kingdoms Legendary Joan of Arc Prime

Huo Qubing’s pairing with Joan of Arc can work well if you prefer a more balanced approach. Joan of Arc provides a combination of support and damage boosts, making your army more robust while still benefiting Huo Qubing’s skill damage.

If you want how they work together, check out this Joan of Arc Prime commander guide, where we have already covered this pairing in detail.

William (Secondary)

Rise of kingdoms william

William is an excellent pairing with Huo Qubing due to his 4th skill which grants defense at the same time increases defense for allied marches. This synergy makes William an ideal choice to enhance Huo Qubing’s tankiness while providing overall battlefield support.

Additionally, William’s 4th skill also provides up to 150 rage, When you combine that with Hua Qubing’s 3rd skill which reduces rage by 150, you will have a very small skill cycle. Further William also has AOE damage, something that Huo Qubing lacks.

The best part is if you are a cavalry player then you most likely would have the william maxed. Now you can finally use him in the open field once again.

Saladin (Secondary) – Best pairing for F2P

saladin rise of kingdoms commander

Once you reach KvK 2, Saladin will become available. You will be able to get him for the Mightiest Governor event.

If you did well in your previous KvK, you might be able to get his sculptures for free through pre-set MGE for your kingdom.

Saladin is simply the best cavalry commander for F2P players. He will do lots of skill damage, reduce enemies’ march speed and healing, reduce the amount of skill damage you take, and provide base stat buffs.

You can start using him as ever since he becomes 5,5,1,1 and at the same time, Joan of Arc can be used as 5,1,1,5.

So if you are not cavalry main and want to save lots of sculptures then this pair will help you get great results while saving legendary sculptures for your other commanders.

Minamoto (Secondary)

Rise of kingdoms minamoto no yoshitsune

Originally Minamoto would have been just ignored, however ever since he received Museum Buff, he has been back in the game. With Museum Buff, He has so much damage output and a good amount of march speeds.

So, if you paid for him and have him maxed from the early game. You can consider putting him behind Huo Qubing and getting a decent pairing.

Don’t forget to check out this best commander pairing guide for 2023 to get the most out of your commanders.

Huo Qubing Best Equipements

Ultimate equipment set

  • Weapon: Lance of Hellish Wasteland
  • Helm: War Helm of Hellish Wasteland
  • Chest: Heavy Armor of Hellish Wasteland
  • Glove: Armband of Hellish Wasteland
  • Legs: Tassest of Hellish Wasteland
  • Boots: Boots of Hellish Wasteland

Stat boost from the set:

Cavalry Attack – 31%
Cavalry Defense – 23.5%
Cavalry Health – 18.5%
All troops Health – 3%
Counter damage – 10%

Medium equipment set

Stat boost from the set:

  • Weapon: Lance of Hellish Wasteland
  • Helm: Windswept War Helm
  • Chest: Windswept Breastplate
  • Glove: Windswept Bracers
  • Legs: Tassest of Hellish Wasteland
  • Boots: Windswept Boots

Stat boost from the set:

Cavalry Attack – 35.5%
Cavalry Defense – 4.5%
Cavalry Health – 5%
All troops Health – 3%
All troops Attack – 2%
March Speed – 10%

F2P equipment set.

  • Weapon: Vanguard Halberd
  • Helm: Windswept War Helm
  • Chest: Windswept Breastplate
  • Glove: Windswept Bracers
  • Legs: Vanguard Greaves
  • Boots: Windswept Boots

Stat boost from the set:

Cavalry Attack – 11.5%
Cavalry Defense – 9.5%
Cavalry Health – 10%
All troops Attack – 2%
March Speed – 10%

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Huo Qubing Best Formation

Huo Qubing is all about single-target skill damage. So the best formation for her would be Wedge Formation, which can give him an extra 5% skill damage.

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