El Cid

El Cid
Holy Overlord

Rarity: Legendary

Talents: Archer, Versatility, Skill

Civilization: Spain

Video Guide

Commander Details

How to get El Cid in Rise of Kingdoms:

  • Tavern: Golden Chest
  • Expedition Medal Store: Rare
  • Universal Sculptures
  • Daily Special Offer Chests
  • Mightiest Governor Event: Day 121 of your Kingdom
Open FieldB
Rallying ObjectivesC
Rallying CitiesC
Defending ObjectivesB
Defending CitiesD
Barbs & FortsB
*Overall Tier ranking is relative to all other Legendary Commanders, whereas individual categories are based solely on the commander in question.
– Decent single target DPS
– All skills function in open field fights
– Decent march speed for archers
– Outclassed by all other archer legendaries
– Dies quickly when targeted
– Targeted often in open field fights

Talent Tree Builds

Best El Cid Talent Trees in Rise of Kingdoms

El Cid
Full Archer Damage
El Cid
Maximum Rage Regeneration + Skill Damage


El Cid
Famous Warrior
Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to the target, and disable its active skills and normal attacks for 1 seconds.
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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000
El Cid
Poem of El Cid
Passive Skill
The attacks of troops led by this commander have a 10% chance to deal additional extra damage to the target.
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Additional Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000
El Cid
Guardian of Valencia
Passive Skill
Archer units led by this commander gain increased defense and march speed.
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Archer Defence Bonus: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%
El Cid
Passive Skill
When troops led by this commander have 50% or less of their units remaining, they gain increased damage and increased march speed until the troops are disbanded.
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Damage Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
March Speed Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
El Cid
Out of Control
New skill: 
Passive Skill
Archer units led by this commander gain 5% increased attack, 5% increased defense, and deal extra 2% damage to infantry units.


Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was a Castillian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. The Moors called him El Cid, which meant the Lord (probably from the original Arabic al-Sayyid, السَّيِّد). In 1904, after the fall of Valentia, El Cid established an independent principality on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. He ruled over a pluralist society with the popular support of Christians and Muslims alike. The figure of El Cid has been the source for many literary works, beginning with the Canter del Mio Cid, an epic poem from the 12th century which gives a partly-fictionalized account of his life. This poem, along with similar later works such as the Mocedades de Rodrigo, contributed to portray El Cid as a chivalric hero of the Reconquista, making him a legendary figure in Spain.