Founder of the Persian Empire

Rarity: Legendary

Talents: Archer, Versatility, Skill

Civilization: Other

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Commander Details

How to get Cyrus in Rise of Kingdoms:

  • Wheel of Fortune: Day 654 in your Kingdom
  • Universal Sculptures
  • Card King Event
Open FieldS
Rallying ObjectivesA
Rallying CitiesA
Defending ObjectivesD
Defending CitiesD
Barbs & FortsA
*Overall Tier ranking is relative to all other Legendary Commanders, whereas individual categories are based solely on the commander in question.
– Powerful single-target debuff
– High single-target DPS
– Small AoE damage factor
– Part of one of the best rally combos in the game
– Powerful rage regeneration effect
– Needs to be expertised, a large investment
– Dies quickly when swarmed in open field fights

Talent Tree Builds

Best Cyrus Talent Trees in Rise of Kingdoms

Open Field Fighting and Canyon Maximum Rage Regeneration
Open Field Fighting and Canyon Additional Damage Factor


The Immortals
Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to the current target (Damage Factor X), and causes them to take x% increased additional damage for 3 seconds.
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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400
Additional Damage Taken Increase: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%
Battle of Thymbra
Passive Skill
Archer units led by this commander gain x% increased march speed and x% increased attack.
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Archer March Speed Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Archer Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Persian Bow
Passive Skill
When troops led by this commander consist only of archers, their normal attacks gain 10% chance to deal additional damage over time for 3 seconds (Damage Factor X). While the damage over time is in effect, the target deals x% reduced skill damage. This effect can trigger at most once every 5 seconds.
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Additional Damage Factor: 100 / 130 / 160 / 200 / 250
Skill Damage Reduction: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
The Cyrus Cylinder
Passive Skill
When attacked on the map, troops led by this commander have a 10% chance to deal damage over time in a circular area of effect up to 3 targets for 2 seconds (Damage Factor X). This effect can trigger at most once every 5 seconds.
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Additional Damage Factor: 150 / 180 / 210 / 250 / 300
King of the World
New Skill: Passive Skill
After using an active skill, archer units led by this commander gain 20% increased attack and 20% increased defense for 3 seconds, and gain an extra 50 rage per second. This effect can trigger at most once every 5 seconds.


Cyrus II, better known as Cyrus the Great, founded the ancient Persian Empire. He was the son of a petty king in the southwest of modern Iran, but a series of glorious victories brought him control of Media, Lydia, and Babylonia. Cyrus unified most of the Middle East and then built an empire from the Mediterranean to India.

Cyrus was a genius in military affairs, but also a merciful ruler. Having defeated his grandfather in battle, who wanted to kill his grandson, Cyrus gave him life. And having captured Babylon, he freed all the slaves there and allowed them to return to their homeland.