Cao Cao

Cao Cao
Conqueror of Chaos

Rarity: Legendary

Talents: Cavalry, Peacekeeping, Mobility

Civilization: China

Video Guide

Commander Details

How to get Cao Cao in Rise of Kingdoms:

  • Tavern: Golden Chest
  • Expedition Medal Store: Rare
  • Universal Sculptures
  • Daily Special Offer Chests
Open FieldB
Rallying ObjectivesC
Rallying CitiesB
Defending ObjectivesD
Defending CitiesD
Barbs & FortsS
*Overall Tier ranking is relative to all other Legendary Commanders, whereas individual categories are based solely on the commander in question.
– Extremely high march speed capability
– Decent single-target DPS
– Decent single-target debuff
– Small rage engine
– High PvE damage
– Dies very quickly when targeted
– Targeted in open field fights often

Talent Tree Builds

Best Cao Cao Talent Trees in Rise of Kingdoms

Cao Cao
Maximum Cavalry Damage
Cao Cao
Fastest March Speed (Combat Penalty)
Cao Cao
Fastest Consistent March Speed


Cao Cao
Dragon Rider
Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to the target, and reduces its attack and march speed for 3 seconds.
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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400
Attack Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
March Speed Reduction: 5% / 6% / 7% / 8% / 10%
Cao Cao
The Qingzhou Army
Passive Skill
Troops led by this commander deal increased damage against barbarians.
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Bonus Damage To Barbarians: 10% / 20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
Cao Cao
Tiger Knight
Passive Skill
Cavalry units led by this commander gain increased march speed and increased attack.
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Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 4.5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Cavalry Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Cao Cao
Lofty Ambition
Passive Skill
The normal attacks of troops have a 10% chance to heal a portion of the slightly wounded units, restore rage, and increase troops’ march speed by 20% for 3 seconds. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.
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Healing Factor Bonus: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000
Rage Restored: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 100
Cao Cao
Emperor Wu of Wei
New skill: 
Passive Skill
Cavalry units led by this commander gain 25% increased attack at the expense of 10% reduced defense.


Cao Cao, courtesy name Mengde, was a Chinese warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty. As one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms period, he laid the foundations for what was to become the state of Cao Wei and was posthumously honoured as “Emperor Wu of Wei”. He is often portrayed as a cruel and merciless tyrant in subsequent literature; however, he has also been praised as a brilliant ruler and military genius who treated his subordinates like his family. Cao Cao had much success as the Haan chancellor, but his handling of the Han emperor Liu Xie was heavily criticized and resulted in a continued and then escalated civil war.