Powerful Saladin Talent Tree Builds Guide

Saladin in legendary cavalry commander that you must have if you are a cavalry player. Because of the first skill, Saladin is a great counter to Richard. With 5551 skills and right talent tree build Saladin is an insanely strong commander.


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Saladin was the first Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen, a Palestine, the founder of the Ayyūbid dynasty, and one of the most-famous Muslim heroes of all time. Saladin fought against the Christian Crusaders, most notably against Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade. In 1187, Saladin inflicted a crushing defeat on the army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and recaptured the holy city which had been occupied by the Franks for nearly nine decades.In contrast with the bloodbath the Crusades had inflicted on Jerusalem, Saladin acted with great magnanimity to the city´s Christian and Jewish residents. He allowed women, the old, and the poor to leave without paying a ransom. Saladin has been considered by many to be the ideal of a Warrior-King: terrible in battle yet generous to his enemies. Despite their different beliefs, Saladin was highly respected by Richard, who praised him as undoubtedly the greatest and most powerful leader in the Islamic world.In 1192, Saladin and Richard signed a truce. Saladin died the following year – after giving away much of his personal wealth to his subjects – but the Ayyubid dynasty continued to rule in Egypt and Syria for many generations. Widely revered by Muslim admirers and Christian foes alike, Saladin´s legend still lives on today.

Saladin Talent Tree Build

This is the best talent tree build for Saladin that you can make. With this talent tree build you will be a machine on the field.

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Saladin Guide

Saladin is a commander that you must have if you are a cavalry player. He will bring so much value to field fights and he is great for a rally. If you are free to play I would recommend you upgrade Saladin on 5551.You do not need him on max skill.

Max skill will bring you some extra nuking damage but not much value especially because his fourth skill is only for rallying city. If you are planning to rally city with Saladin then you must max his skills.But I would leave that to pay to win players.

Saladin is a great commander because he will not lose value with time. When Rise Of Kingdoms adds new commanders Saladin will still be a beast of commander. You will use him all the time.

We all know that most of players will have Richard on max skill and that Richard is hard to kill. With the first skill of Saladin, you will destroy Richard. Saladin’s first skill has 40% healing reduction, insane nuking damage, and slow so Richard will not be able to run. Saladin is a simple design to destroy Richard.

Saladin is a great nuker but also he is a great tank because of his second and third skills that will give him so much received damage reduction and defense stats. Also, his talent tree is great so you will be able to get there more skill reduction if you are getting focused a lot by nuking commander.

Overall Saladin is a commander that you simply must have and he is cheap to get. Get 5551 Saladin and you will not regret it. If you planning to use Saladin as a rally commander in AOO and for burning cities then you must upgrade him to 5555 to get most of him.

Saladin is pure tier S commander for open field and for rallying objectives.

Saladin Pairings

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There are not many commanders that are good with Guan Yu. The best commanders that you can use with him are Yi Seon and Sun Tzu for max AOE damage but you can use Leonadis and Martel to. Just remember that Guan Yu must be primary.

He is the best pair for Saladin in the game. G.Khan will bring more insane nuking damage and you will have one of the best-nuking pairs in Rise Of Kingdoms. With Saladin and G.Khan pair you will destroy Richard and you will make so much damage. This combo is insanely good for rallying objectives also.

This combo is best if you do not have G.Khan. Cao Cao will bring nuking damage, mobility, and most importantly he has a 10% chance to earn 100 rage points. Great combo

well this is ok combo if you do not do not have other legendary cavalry commanders. Pelagius will add value to Saladin with healing, high damage, and defense stats and most important Pelagius will get more rage. But I would not recommend you to use this combo for rallying objectives.

Saladin Skills

skill-icon_35Hold Fast

Rage Requirement: 1000

Active Skill
Deals direct damage to the target, then reduces target march speed and decreases healing effects received for the next 5 seconds

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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400
March Speed Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Healing Effect Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%


Passive Skill
Increases cavalry units’ attack defense, and march speed.

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Cavalry Defense Bonus: 8% / 10% / 12% / 16% / 20%
Cavalry Attack Bonus: 8% / 10% / 12% / 16% / 20%
Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

skill-icon_36Bond of Fate

Passive Skill
Reduces skill damage taken from enemies and reduces counterattack damage taken.

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Skill Damage Taken Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Counterattack Damage Taken Reduction: 8% / 10% / 12% / 16% / 20%


Passive Skill
Increases damage dealt to city garrisons. However, Saladin’s army is unable to plunder resources when attacking other governors’ cities.

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Damage Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%

skill-icon_38Praise the Creator

Enhanced: Hold Fast

Deals direct damage (Damage Factor 1700) to the target, then reduces target march speed by 50% and decreases healing effects received by 50% for the next 5 seconds.