Lapulapu

Lapulapu Talent Tree Build and Guide
Lapulapu

Rarity:
Legendary

Specialties:
Leadership
Garrison
Skill

Ratings

4.9/5 - (7 votes)

☆☆☆☆☆ Overall
☆☆☆☆☆ Open Field
☆☆☆☆☆ Rallying Cities
☆☆☆☆☆ Rallying Object.
☆☆☆☆☆ Defending Object.
☆☆☆☆☆ Defending Cities

In Rise of Kingdoms, Lapulapu is a legendary Garrison commander. He has the Leadership, Garrison, and Skill talent trees. Lapulapu is a great commander for defending your city but when it comes to other types of fighting like open field, garrison, and rallying he is extremely bad. 

Should you invest in Lapulapu?

No, you should not invest your commander sculptures in Lapulapu. It doesn’t matter if you are free to play or pay to win, it simply is not worth it. He is designed for a garrisoning city where you have mixed troops and there is a chance that players will swarm you. But let’s be real: when will your city be attacked? If you are careful and position yourself right on the map your city will never be attacked. Also, allowing your city to get attacked is the worst thing that you can do if you are a free-to-play player. 

It is better to save your commander sculptures for future commanders that will be implemented to invest in some current commanders that are overpowered and that you will be able to use for open field and garrison. 

When should I use Lapulapu?

There is a special scenario when Lapulapu can be good and that is for your farm account and baiting attacks on your city. 

On a farm account, usually you do not fight but you use it to fill up flags and garrisons with troops so you do not need good commanders. This is when you can invest in Lapulapu so you can boost the protection of your city and take less damage if you make mistakes that will allow enemy players to attack your city.

There are some players who love to troll, bait, and take attacks on their city. If you are one of those players then you can invest in Lapulapu. 

Lapulapu Talent Tree Build

Lapulapu Garrison Talent Tree Build
Lapulapu Garrison Talent Tree Build

Lapulapu Pairings

Heraclius is the best commander that you can pair with Lapulapu. They are both leadership and garrison commanders, and they have great synergy together. If you do not have Heraclius then you can use Gorgo but she is better for open field. There are not a lot of other options that are great for Lapulapu. If you do not have Heraclius or Gorgo, then you can use any AOE commander with Lapulapu.

Lapulapu Skills

Blade of Mactan Blade of Mactan

Deals direct damage to up to 5 nearby enemy troops (Damage Factor 2000; every additional target reduces the damage to each target by 15%). If the current target of this commander’s troop is a rallied army, it takes extra direct damage (Damage Factor 300).

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Direct Damage Factor: 1400/1500/1600/1800/2000
Extra Direct Damage Factor vs Rallied Armies: 150/180/210/250/300

Rise Against Rise Against

This commander’s troop gains 20% Attack. Their troop deals 10% more [skill damage] when attacking rallied armies.

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Attack Bonus: 5%/8%/11%/15%/20%
Skill Damage Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%

Heart of a Datu Heart of a Datu

If this commander’s troop contains at least 3 different [unit types], it gains 10% Defense and 10% Health. If this commander is serving as a garrison commander, the garrison takes 5% less damage. If garrisoned in your own city, this damage reduction is increased by 5%.

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Defense Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%
Health Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%
Damage Reduction: 1%/2%/3%/4%/5%
Damage Reduction (Extra): 1%/2%/3%/4%/5%

Situational Awareness Situational Awareness

Whenever this commander’s troop uses an active skill:

  • If this commander is serving as a stronghold garrison commander, the garrison gains a 10% bonus to damage dealt for 3 seconds.
  • If this commander is serving as one of your city’s garrison commanders, your city’s garrison gains a 20% bonus to damage dealt for 3 seconds.

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Damage Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%
Damage Bonus (Garrisoned in City): 5%/8%/11%/15%/20%

Unyielding and Undaunted Unyielding and Undaunted

Deals direct damage to up to 5 nearby enemy troops (Damage Factor 2000; every additional target reduces the damage to each target by 15%):

  • If the current target of this commander’s troop is a rallied army, it takes extra direct damage (Damage Factor 500).
  • If this commander is serving as one of your city’s garrison commanders, their current target is also [Disarmed] for 1 second. For the next 3 seconds, this commander’s troop also takes 10% less skill damage.

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