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Ultimate Wu Zetian Talent Tree Build Guide in "Rise of Kingdoms"

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Wu Zetian Profile Page in "Rise of Kingdoms"

Wu Zetian Profile Page in "Rise of Kingdoms"

Wu Zetian, the empress of China, is teaching her fellow commanders in "Rise of Kingdoms" on how to best defend a garrison. With Wu Zetian coming off from season 2 of Kingdom versus Kingdom in the game, rallying a garrison will become even more harder. She is one of the best commanders in the game that you should invest for garrison. And she becomes even more unstoppable in defending a garrison if you follow the following specializations which we’ve laid out in this Wu Zetian Talent Tree Build Guide.

How to Unlock Wu Zetian in "Rise of Kingdoms"

Ways to Unlock Wu Zetian in "Rise of Kingdoms"

Ways to Unlock Wu Zetian in "Rise of Kingdoms"

A lot of you may wonder if Wu Zetian can be unlocked thru a kingdom specific event. Well, she is initially unavailable for a kingdom specific event. So, how can we unlock Wu Zetian in "Rise of Kingdoms"? Here is how you can unlock this commander in the game:

  1. Lost Kingdom - You can unlock her as a reward from the Season 2 of Kingdom vs Kingdom. A number of her sculptures will be rewarded to alliances who have captured the Ziggurat and to alliances who have destroyed the enemy’s crusader fortresses.
  2. Card King - If you were not able to unlock her from the Kingdom vs Kingdom event. She should be available in the Card King event soon.

Guide on Wu Zetian's Skills

Wu Zetian's First Skill Description

Wu Zetian's First Skill Description

Before we get into the recommended talents for Wu Zetian's Talent Build, let's go first go over her skills. Here are Wu Zetian's skills:

  1. Mandate of Heaven - Deal direct damage to a single target (Damage Factor 1000) and heal a portion of your army's slightly wounded troops (Healing Factor 500).
  2. Lion Rider - When commanding the garrison, all garrison troops' damage is increased by 10%, and the damage caused rally attacks is increased by 10%.
  3. Tears of Blood - Increase the HP and Defense of troops under your command by 10%. Your troops' attacks have a 10% chance to silence their target for 2 seconds.
  4. Legacy - When commanding the garrison, incoming skill damage is reduced by 15%. Your troops have a 50% chance to increase their Defense by 5% for 3 seconds when they take skill damage.
  5. Brightest Sky (Expertise) - Counterattack damage +20%. Incoming attacks have a 10% chance to deal damage to the attacker (Damage Factor 500).

If you’ve noticed Wu Zetian’s Skills, she is ultimately a powerful garrison commander. In fact, two of her skills are specialized for garrison. Although you might not be able utilize two of her skills in open-field battles, she will still be pretty useful especially when it comes to defending garrisons.

Wu Zetian’s skills also makes her very capable of sustaining huge amounts of damage. She is able to buff her troops defensive ability and heal a portion of her slightly wounded troops at the same time. This is exactly why she is an excellent garrison commander. It is actually the same reason why most of our infantry commanders are also utilized often for defending structures. But what makes Wu Zetian better than them? Well, it is because she does not specialize in any kind of troop. She can pretty much work with any kind of troop and provide the same kinds of buffs to every kind of troop under her command.

How to Build Wu Zetian's Talent Tree?

Building the right talents for Wu Zetian will definitely make her an unstoppable garrison commander. Don’t you worry though, we will actually cover most of the talent builds that is good for Wu Zetian through this Wu Zetian Talent Tree Build Guide.

For Wu Zetian’s Talent Tree Build, we won’t be able to recommend a general build for her. With "Rise of Kingdoms" getting more and more competitive, there is definitely a need utilize different talent builds depending on the situation. Don’t worry, we will try to cover all the possible talent builds for Wu Zetian in this talent build guide. Here are the different talent builds/specialization for Wu Zetian.

Anti-Swarm/Rally Talent Build for Wu Zetian

This first Wu Zetian Talent Tree Build is specialized in countering against multiple rallies and swarm attacks. This is also great when defending against powerful nuking commanders. You might probably utilize this often in Kingdom vs Kingdom and Ark of Osiris Events.

Recommended Support Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Swarm Talent Build

Recommended Support Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Swarm Talent Build

Support Tree

  • Rejuvenate
  • Burning Blood
  • Hasty Departure
  • Emergency Protection
  • Elixir
  • Loose Formation

For this talent build for Wu Zetian, we will initially take Rejuvenate. This is a very important talent since this significantly increases our rage restoration. The next talent we want to focus is Emergency Protection. This is an excellent talent to counter against multiple rallies and swarm attacks. Most likely, this talent will be activated often if you are swarmed or taking multiple rallies. Along the way we will also be taking Burning Blood for rage restoration, Elixir & Loose Formation to increase her damage sustain ability and Counterattack to increase her offensive ability.

Recommended Garrison Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Swarm Talent Build

Recommended Garrison Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Swarm Talent Build

Garrison Tree

  • Know Thy Enemy
  • Impregnable
  • Adamantine Walls
  • Empty Fortress Strategem
  • Impenetrable Fortifications
  • Nowhere To Turn (for City Defense Only)

Once we’ve completed Wu Zetian’s Support Talent Tree, we will focus on her Garrison Talent Tree. Know Thy Enemy is another anti-swarm talent that you must have if you are going to get swarmed often. This will significantly increase her damage reduction stats but it will only be activated if the garrison is surrounded. Make sure to take Impregnable, Adamantine Walls and Impenetrable Fortifications to further increase her defensive ability. And Empty Fortress Strategem to increase her offensive ability. You can also unlock Nowhere To Turn to increase her rage restoration if you’re planning to use her for City Defense. But if not, then don’t.

Recommended Leadership Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Swarm Talent Build

Recommended Leadership Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Swarm Talent Build

Leadership Tree

  • Hidden Wrath

Wu Zetian will still have a few talent points to spend. You can invest the remaining talents on Hidden Wrath in the Leadership Talent Tree for another rage restoration talent.

Anti Atilla & Takeda Combo/Anti Single Rally Talent Build for Wu Zetian

Another very popular strategy right now in doing rallies against garrisons is using Atiila and Takeda rally leaders. They are a very powerful rally combination, so it is also very important that we implement a Wu Zetian Counter Talent Build for this rally combination. This is also an excellent build for single rallies.

For this Wu Zetian Talent Build, we won’t be expecting any swarming attacks. Instead, we will be expecting single rallies/Atilla + Takeda rallies. Although Atilla and Takeda won’t deal any skill damage, we will still be taking skill damage reduction talents to make this talent build for Wu Zetian counter other kinds of rally.

Recommended Support Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Atilla Takeda Talent Build

Recommended Support Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Atilla Takeda Talent Build

Support Tree

  • Rejuvenate
  • Burning Blood
  • Hasty Departure
  • Emergency Protection
  • Elixir
  • Loose Formation
  • Counterattack

From the Support Talent Tree, we will still be getting Rejuvenate since it is the main rage restoration talent for Wu Zetian. Also, unlock Counterattack and Loose Formation.

Recommended Garrison Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Atilla Takeda Talent Build

Recommended Garrison Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Atilla Takeda Talent Build

Garrison Tree

  • Impregnable
  • Empty Fortress Strategem
  • Impenetrable Fortifications
  • Nowhere To Turn (for City Defense Only)

From the Garrison Talent Tree, unlock Impregnable, Empty Fortress Strategem, Impenetrable Fortifications and Nowhere To Turn (if you're going to use this commander for City Defense). These are the only talents we will probably need for the specialization in this talent build for Wu Zetian.

Recommended Leadership Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Atilla Takeda Talent Build

Recommended Leadership Talents for Wu Zetian's Anti Atilla Takeda Talent Build

Leadership Tree

  • Strategic Prowess
  • Armed To The Teeth
  • Hidden Wrath
  • Healing Herbs

Since this talent build doesn’t specialize in any kind of troops, we will unlock Strategic Prowess and Armed To The Teeth. Also, unlock Hidden Wrath and Healing Herbs from this Leadership Talent Tree.

Recommended Pairings for Wu Zetian

Having an excellent talent build for Wu Zetian won’t be maximized if we won’t be able to pair her with an ideal commander. So, here are a few ideal commanders to pair with Wu Zetian. As I’ve mentioned Wu Zetian is not specialized in any kind of troop so there is a variety of option to pair this commander.

Yi Seong-Gye Profile Page

Yi Seong-Gye Profile Page

1.) Yi Seong-Gye - For defending cities, we strongly recommend pairing Wu Zetian with Yi Seong-Gye. When defending cities, we won’t be going too much to defensive mode. We want to make the enemy rally as short as possible so we will try to increase Wu Zetian’s offensive ability. So, we recommend Yi Seong-Gye to pair with Wu Zetian to increase their march’s offensive ability.

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Constantine I Profile Page

2.) Constantine - For defending structures like flags, fortresses or any structure we want to keep from being seized or destroyed, we recommend pairing him with Constantine. Constantine’s excellent ability to fend rally attacks will totally increase their march’s ability to defend such structure.

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Yi Sun-Sin Profile Page

3.) Yi Sun-Sin - He is a powerful nuking commander with excellent garrison buffs. Yi Sun-Sin is quite similar to YSG but he specializes more in garrison. Aside from that, he will be an excellent pair to Wu Zetian since he doesn't specialize in any kind of troop. In fact, you can fully benefit from his skills if you are going to use 2 or more different unit types under his command.