Frederick I

Frederick I

Rarity: Legendary

Talents: Leadership, Conquering, Skill

Civilization: Germany

Video Guide

Commander Details

How to get Frederick in Rise of Kingdoms:

  • Tavern: Golden Chest
  • Expedition Medal Store: Rare
  • Universal Sculptures
Open FieldB
Rallying ObjectivesC
Rallying CitiesB
Defending ObjectivesD
Defending CitiesD
Barbs & FortsC
*Overall Tier ranking is relative to all other Legendary Commanders, whereas individual categories are based solely on the commander in question.
– High single-target DPS
– Large troop capacity
– Works with mixed troop army
– Decent at 5/5/1/1 for Canyon
– Doesn’t excel at any one activity
– Must be expertised to capitalize on damage output of primary skill (huge investment – not worth it)

Talent Tree Builds

Best Frederick Talent Trees in Rise of Kingdoms

Frederick I
Open Field Fights and Canyon
Frederick I
Mixed Troop Rally


Frederick I
Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
For the next 3 seconds, each attack has a 80% chance to deal extra damage to the target.
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Direct Damage Factor: 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / 800
Frederick I
Never Give Up
Passive Skill
The normal attacks of troops have a 10% chance to heal a portion of slightly wounded units. This effect can only trigger once every 5 seconds.
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Healing Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000
Frederick I
Passive Skill
Increases all damage when attacking another governor’s city.
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Infantry Attack Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Frederick I
King of Deutschland
Passive Skill
Troops led by this commander gain increased troop capacity.
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Troop Capacity Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Frederick I
Furious Barbarossa
For the next 3 seconds, all attacks have a 100% chance to deal additional damage to the target (Damage Factor 800).


Frederick I, also known as Frederick Barbarossa, was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 until his death. Historians consider him among the Holy Roman Empire’s greatest medieval emperors. He combined qualities that made him appear almost superhuman to his contemporaries: his ambition, his skills at organization, his battlefield acumen and his political perspicuity. Among his contribution to Central European society and culture include the re-establishment of the Corpus Juris Civilis, or the Roman rule of law, which counterbalanced the papal power that dominated the German states since the conclusion of the Investiture Controversy. Frederick died in 1190 in Asia Minor while leading an army in the Third Crusade.