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Bjorn Ironside – King of Kattegat

Complete guide to Bjorn Ironside in Rise of Kingdoms. Let’s take an in-depth quick look at his skills, talent trees, and the other tips for making the most of her!

bjorn ironside

Bjorn Ironside

Rarity: Epic
vikings Vikings | King of Kattegat
Infantry Infantry | ConqueringConquering | SkillSkill

Note: Ragnar Lodbrok is available via the Tavern, Expedition Store, and Events.

Bjorn Ironside and Ragnar Lodbrok are both getting released in the huge Rise of Kingdoms Update of the vikings Vikings.

Advantages and Disadvantages


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  • Epic Infantry Commander good for open-field and attacking cities.
  • Good damage skill in AOE
  • Strong buff and debuff by probability percentages.


  • Does not have the skills to heal troops during the battle.
  • He is slow, it will be slowed down in multiple ways if we want to escape.
  • He is an Epic commander, good for the beginning of the game, however, later he will become weaker in front of other higher-rarity commanders.

Quick Summary

Bjorn is a leading epic commander of the Viking Civilization in Rise of Kingdoms specializing in leading Infantry. Players can obtain him in multiple ways 100% free.

As a leader specialized in leading infantry, Bjorn has some great buffs to this type of troops, thanks to skills and talents!

“Viking Lord” is an excellent skill for his specialty. “Fearless Fighter” is his active skill that deals good damage in addition to increasing this same skill damage that he inflicts on his enemy for 3s with 10% effective probability.

Bjorn is a commander specialized in conquest while having the “Longboat Marauder” increasing the damage when attacking cities by 15%, excellent, even higher damage than some Legendary commanders!

Bjorn Ironside Skills Overview

Fearless Fighter

Deals direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 200), increasing their skill damage taken by 2% for 3 seconds.


  • Direct Damage Factor: 200 / 250 / 300 / 400 / 500
  • Skill Damage Taken Increased by 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Longboat Marauder

Troops led by this commander gain 2% increased attack when attacking cities.


  • Attack Bonus: 2% / 5% / 8% / 11% / 15%


Normal attacks have a 10% chance to deal direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 300). This skill can trigger once every 5 seconds.


  • Direct Damage Factor: 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 800

Viking Lord

Infantry units led by this commander gain 2% increased attack and 2% increased defense.


  • Infantry Attack Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
  • Infantry Defense Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Booming Warsong

Enhanced Skill: Fearless Fighter

Deals direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 200), causing the target and up to 2 nearby enemies in a forward-facing fan-shaped area to take 15% increased skill damage for 3 seconds.

Best Bjorn Ironside Talent Trees

Rally Build

Bjorn Ironside Rally Build Talent Tree

If we want to use Bjorn as a primary commander to lead Rally, he is a good option at the beginning of the game both for his civilization and for the buff of his skills and talents!

However, as already said, as the game progresses, they will be more powerful commanders who are much more effective than Bjorn, eventually making him a secondary commander.

Conquering Conquering Talents

  • Marionette Marionette: Reduces damage taken from watchtowers by 15%. Ideal for having the least possible loss of troops and taking less damage during our attack. It only works against cities, as these are the only ones that have watchtowers.
  • Signal Flare Signal Flare: Increases damage dealt to watchtowers by 15%. Our direct attack against the watchtowers of the enemy city will be rewarded with extra damage essential for a quick victory.
  • Tear of Blessing Tear of Blessing: As a great Conqueror talent it will help us reduce the loss of troops during our Attack to a maximum of 9%, we must reach this talent if we want to conquer.

Skill Skill Talents

  • Heraldic Shield Heraldic Shield: Reduces skill damage taken by 6%. If we attack cities or strongholds the defending commanders will launch powerful skills depending on who they are, even our Bjorn can suffer direct attacks from other enemy armies or rallies, this talent will reduce a percentage of any of those damages by skills of enemy commanders who attack us.
  • Tactical Mastery Tactical Mastery: Increases active skill damage by 3%. Much more skill damage to burn.
  • All for One All for One: After the primary commander uses a skill, active skill damage of the secondary commander is increased by 6%. When attacking cities, we must have a good secondary commander, if he has a powerful ability, he will be ideal for this talent.
  • burning blood Burning Blood: Normal attacks grant an additional 9 rage. When attacking cities, we must have a good secondary commander, if he has a powerful ability, he will be ideal for this talent.
  • Clarity Clarity: After using an active skill, increases skill damage by 6% for the next 6 seconds. Great!
  • Rejuvenate Rejuvenate: Instantly restores 60 rage whenever a skill is used. Perfect for maintaining our Active Skill by hitting much more often during combat.

Infantry Infantry Talents

  • Double-Headed Axe Double-Headed Axe: Increases normal attack damage by 1.5%. An extra damage gain for our troops.
  • Call of the Pack Call of the Pack: When the army led by this commander has been reduced to 50% strength, increases defense of all troops by 6%. By attacking cities or strongholds thanks to this talent we will keep our troops much more defensive when we have lost 50% of our units
  • Strong of Body Strong of Body: Increases health of infantry units by 6%. Powerful talent.

Open-Field Build

Bjorn Ironside open-field build

As a commander specialized in Infantry, Bjorn is very good for open-field thanks to his strong talents and skills!

Being an epic commander, he is highly recommended for F2P players who wish to have a good infantry march, Bjorn ensures a lot of effectiveness of your troops in open-field combat.

When using Bjorn as the primary commander for Open-field, you must always keep in mind that he is an Epic commander and may be forced to back down against commanders much more powerful in rarity, however, he is still a good commander for F2P players and is can say that one of the best in terms of Civilization and Epic Infantry.

Conquering Conquering Talents

  • This time we will not use any of the talents of “Conquering”

Skill Skill Talents

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  • Feral Nature Feral Nature: Normal attack have a 10% to grant an additional 100 rage. If luck favors us this talent will be very useful while we are fighting since our Rage regeneration will increase by 100 points with that luck of 10%.

Infantry Infantry Talents

  • Iron Spear Iron Spear: Infantry units led by this commander deal an additional 9% damage to cavalry units. As we know Bjorn is a leading infantry commander, ideal for fighting and defeating units and cavalry commanders, this talent will be essential if we fight against these.
  • Undying Fury Undying Fury: Normal attacks grant an additional 9 rage. “Undying Fury” + “Burning Blood” = 18 additional rage per attack.
  • Hold the Line Hold the Line: When the army led by this commander contains only infantry units, gives troops a 10% chance to reduce damage taken by 20% for the next 2 seconds after being attacked. Excellent!

Best Commanders Pairings for Bjorn Ironside

Bjorn is an Epic commander, so the recommended Pairings are based on your available commanders. If you are a F2P player, these can be a very effective main march.

Bjorn as Primary Bjorn as Secondary
Charles Martel One of the strongest commanders of his type in Rise of Kingdoms, an excellent match for Bjorn as a secondary thanks to his resistance and obtaining from the first days of play, ready for KVK 1. Guan Yu Powerful legendary infantry commander, the best option for both Open-field and Rally, the combination of skill damage of both is fierce and although Bjorn is epic, he fulfills his role very well.
richard Another strong legendary Infantry commander that arrives in just 38 days of play and one of the most resistant, by using secondary Richard we increase the strength of our army in addition to taking advantage of the strong healing factor of Richard. Legendary commander of the most effective for open-field in the game, specialist in leading infantry and highly respected for his double defensive and offensive effectiveness, Alex is a great primary commander and together with Bjorn he will be a good march for F2P players.
Sun Tzu Epic Commander of the best in the game, he has great skill damage in addition to being specialized in leading infantry, together with Bjorn he will be an excellent combination of commanders for F2P players. Harald Sigurdsson Although it is a commander of advanced game days, it is a good option if we decide to attack a city or fight in open-field, it can be a very effective pairing when fighting on the map or attacking cities.

Best Equipment for Bjorn Ironside

Being an Epic commander, it is advisable to use “Elite” level equipment! They are a great option for this commander.

Equipment Delay time Stats
Windswept War Helm 12 Days Infantry Attack +4.5%

March Speed +3%

Windswept Breastplate 12 Days Infantry Defense +4.5%

March Speed +3%

Gatekeepers Shield 18 Days Infantry Health +5%
Calvin's Hand 7 Days Infantry Attack +4%

Infantry Health +1%

Sentry Breeches 12 Days Infantry Attack + 6%
Windswept Boots 8 Days Infantry Defense +2.5%

March Speed +3%

Total 69 Days Attack + 14.5%

Defense + 7%

Health + 6%

March Speed +9%

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