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Xiang Yu – King of Western Chu

Complete guide to Xiang Yu 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 him!

Xiang Yu is getting released alongside Jadwiga in the same update!.

Rarity: Legendary
Nation China China | King of Western Chu
Cavalry Cavalry | Conquering Conquering | Skill Skill

Advantages and Disadvantages


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  • Cavalry Commander, strong and fast.
  • Great damage skill in AOE.
  • Rapid Rage regeneration for both talents and skills, a fearsome cavalry commander.
  • Great conqueror, specialized in attacking enemy cities.
  • We can use it in both forms of PVP, Conquering, or attacking in Open Field.


  • Xiang Yu does not have many functions to use in PVE events.
  • Does not have the skill to heal troops during battle.

Xiang Yu Summary

  • Legendary Cavalry Commander, powerful conqueror in open-field and attacking garrisons.
  • Excellent talent builds and skills for PVP.
  • Mainly for PVP role, he is ideal to defeat any enemy regardless of the position or defense they maintain, He is a fearful leader.
  • Being in Primary and Secondary positions is excellent, he performs as a unique commander due the effectiveness he has in any situation or task that we assign him.

Xiang Yu Skills Overview

Xiang Yu Skills

Skills Description
Warlord’s Courage

Warlord’s Courage


Deals direct damage to up to 3 targets in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (Damage Factor 900). Damage dealt to each target is reduced by 25% for each additional target. Successfully hit targets also suffer 10% reduced defense for 3 seconds.


  • Direct Damage Factor: 900 / 1000 / 1300 / 1500 / 1700
  • Defense Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Snow-hooved Stallion

Snow-hooved Stallion


Cavalry units led by this commander gain 20% increased attack and 3% increased march speed. When attacked, they have a 20% chance to gain 5% march speed for 3 seconds. This effect can trigger once every 5 seconds.


  • Cavalry Attack Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
  • Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
  • Triggered Cavalry March Speed Bonus 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Conqueror of All

Conqueror of All


While attacking strongholds or Governor’s cities, troops led by this commander gain 1% increased damage, and normal attacks have a 10% chance to deal additional direct damage (Damage Factor 200), which can trigger at most once every 3 seconds.


  • Damage Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
  • Direct Damage Factor: 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 / 400
Forceful Spearhead

Forceful Spearhead


While on the map, active skill cost is reduced by 10 rage. After using the active skill, troops led by this commander will gain a stack of cavalry damage +1% and march speed -10% for 10 seconds. Another stack is gained if they are being surrounded. This effect can stack up to 6 times.


  • Rage Requirement Reduction: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50
  • Cavalry Damage Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Unbeatable Warlord

Unbeatable Warlord


Troops led by this commander deal an extra 10% skill damage. When troops have gained a rage buff for more than 1 turn, their skill damage will increase by 10% for 3 seconds. This effect can trigger at most once every 5 seconds.

Best Xiang Yu Talent Trees

Rally Build

xiang yu rally talent build

Xiang Yu is an exceptional commander to attack cities and garrisons, his talents and skills make him a powerful Conqueror commander, capable of destroying everything in his path.

Warlord’s Courage“, it’s a very powerful active skill with high damage and a low Rage requirement compared to other commanders, its maximum damage is based on the number of targets it affects and at the same time greatly reduces the defense of its affected enemies. for this skill.

Snow-hooved Stallion” a passive skill that enhances the main characteristics of the cavalry led by Xian Yu, Attack and March speed, powerful skill for combat both in open-field and rally.

For this build, the most important skill is “Conqueror of All“. It works only when we attack cities and garrisons, granting a unique damage bonus against these resistances as well as a probability of causing extra damage per skill.

Xian Yu has a very nice Rapid Rage Regeneration for talents and skills, one of these skills is “Forceful Spearhead” which reduces the cost of Rage of his active skill while he is fighting on the map, at the same time gives another percentage of damage to the cavalry of 5%.

Conquering Conquering Talents

  • Moment of Triumph Moment of Triumph: While the army led by this commander is at more than 90% strength, increases all damage dealt by 9%. Ideal to always reinforce our Rally while attacking some cities and garrison.
  • Buckler Shield Buckler Shield: Reduces counterattack damage by 9%. Xian Yu will take less damage when attacking garrison or cities.
  • Entrenched Entrenched: Increases all damage dealt to strongholds by 3% and damage taken form stronghold garrison is reduces by 3%. Excellent talent to attack any garrison or city.

Skill Skill Talents

  • Heraldic Shield Heraldic Shield: Reduces skill damage taken by 6%. Good damage reduction.
  • burning blood Burning Blood: Normal attacks grant an additional 9 rage. Excellent for the reuse of our active skill during any combat.
  • Tactical Mastery Tactical Mastery: Increases active skill damage by 3%. Important talent to our damage skill increase.
  • All for One All for One: After the primary commander uses a skill, active skill damage of the secondary
  • Clarity Clarity: After using an active skill, increases skill damage by 6% for the next 6 seconds. Xian Yu when using his active skill, will have a buff for 6 seconds that increases the damage of his next “Warlord’s Courage” by 6%.
  • Rejuvenate Rejuvenate: Instantly restores 60 rage whenever a skill is used. Great talent to take advantage of the buff from “Clarity”.

Cavalry Cavalry Talents

  • Dragon Saber Dragon Saber: Increases normal attack damage of all troops led by this commander by 1.5%. Excellent for leading our Cavalry troops and increasing their damage.
  • Halberd Halberd: Cavalry units led by this commander deal an additional 9% damage to archer units. When facing commanders and archer units, we will gain an extra percentage of damage against them, in addition to being the cavalry its main weakness.
  • Galea Galea: Increases health of cavalry units by 3%. Increases the life of our units therefore we will be stronger on the battlefield.
  • Undying Fury Undying Fury: Normal attacks grant an additional 9 rage. Our active skill will have less cooldown.

This build focuses our commander to a rapid regeneration of rage and damage, enhancing some important talents of “Conquering” at the same time, the combinations of “Cavalry” + “Skill” is very powerful in this type of commanders who have great damage in everything moment and a powerful active skill.

Alternative Build for Rally

As an alternative, we can choose to go to talents of the type: Attack-Skill, we eliminate a little resistance to attacks from garrisons and cities, but we increase another important resistance such as Damage Skill, in addition to constantly enhancing our attack and reducing it to Xian Yu.

Cavalry Cavalry Attack

  • Emblazoned Shield Emblazoned Shield: Reduces skill damage taken by 12%. “Emblazoned Shield” + “Heraldic Shield” = 18% Skill Damage Reduction, Good!
  • disarm Disarm: Normal troop attacks have a 10% chance to reduce enemy attack by 20% for the next 2 seconds. While fighting with one or more enemies we will have a percentage of reducing the normal attack of these, so we will take less damage in combat.

Open-field Build

Xiang Yu for open-field is excellent, thanks to his AOE damage skill in addition to benefiting the cavalry under his command all the time, constantly increasing Attack at all times.

He is a completely Offensive commander.

Although the skill “Conqueror of All ” doesn’t work on open-field but this does not mean that it is unusable for open-field battles. He  still a powerful leader.

xiang yu open-field talent build

Best Commanders Pairings for Xiang Yu

Chandragupta Maurya Chandragupta is a unique Conqueror commander thanks to his mechanics skills different from all of them, he has a great resistance and attack that combine in an absolute way with any cavalry commander, the combination of these two can be the end of any defense in garrisons and cities.
William I Cavalry commander specialized in having a great damage in AOE and its open-field combat mode, both to date are the only legendary cavalry commanders with AOE damage, so for both open-field and Rally they will be exclusive against any enemy who wants to surround these leaders.
Saladin Saladin is one of the most complete cavalry commanders in ROK, he has many improvements that are excellent when combined with Xian Yu, damage per skill, healing reduction, defense, attack, damage reduction and damage increase when attacking garrisons, best pairing for Open-field and Rally Build.
Takeda Shingen Takeda is an extremely strong cavalry commander, fully PVP, his resistance and constant improvement of cavalry attack turn Xian Yu’s weaknesses into strengths to face any enemy both in Open-field and Rall.
Genghis Khan An absolute pairing for open-field or rally, the rapid rage and damage regeneration per skill that these commanders share equally is excellent for taking on any foe. Both fully Offensive cavalry leaders.

Recommended Equipment for Xiang Yu

Equipment Delay Time Stats
40 days Cavalry Attack +8%
72 days Cavalry Defense +13%
48 days Cavalry Defense +8%
32 days Cavalry Attack +3%
48 days Cavalry Health +8%
Cloud Racers 32 days Cavalry Attack +5.5%
Total 272 days Attack + 16.5%

Defense + 21%

Health +11%

Who is Xiang Yu?

Xiang Yu was the ruler of the Chu kingdom during the last years of the Qin Dynasty. His grandfather Xiang Yan was a renowned general, politician, and strategist.

A born warrior, Xiang Yu supported his uncle Xiang Liang’s rebellion against the Qin dynasty and largely ensured its success. At the battle of Juilu in 207 BC. e. at the head of an army of 50,000, he defeated the Qin army of 400,000. Soon after, he occupied Guan Zhong, burned the palace to the ground, and massacred the entire Qin imperial family.

In 206 BC. e. the founder of the Han dynasty sent troops to fight Xiang Yu. He won several battles, but betrayal and lack of supplies led him to defeat in 202 BC. e. Faced with the threat of captivity; he chose to take his own life. Xiang Yu has remained in history as a man of unsurpassed courage, albeit sometimes reckless.

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