Queen of the Massagetae

Rarity: Legendary

Talents: Archer, Conquering, Attack

Civilization: Other

Video Guide

Commander Details

How to get Tomyris in Rise of Kingdoms:

  • Mightiest Governor Event: Day 289 in your Kingdom
  • Universal Sculptures
  • Card King Event
Open FieldS
Rallying ObjectivesA
Rallying CitiesS
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.
– Unique Poison debuff makes targets more easily swarmed
– Decent single target DPS
– Small chance of decent defense debuff
– 4th skill needs to be at 5 points for maximum effectiveness, a high investment cost
– Provides fewer stat buffs than most legendaries
– Should be paired with Edward or other powerful expertised Archer Legendary to rally

Talent Tree Builds

Best Tomyris Talent Trees in Rise of Kingdoms

Open Field Fighting and Rallies


Arrow of Vengeance
Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to the target. If the target is already poisoned, removes the poison effect and inflicts poison damage (Damage Factor = Stacks x Poison Factor). If the target has more than more 10 stacks, the poison damage is increased (Damage Factor = Stacks x increased Poison Factor).
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Direct Damage Factor: 700 / 750 / 800 / 900 / 1000
Poison Factor (Less or equal to 10 stacks): 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40
Poison Factor (More than 10 stacks): 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80
Passive Skill
When attacking cities, troops led by this commander gain increases attack but deal 10% less counterattack damage.
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Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
For the Sun
Passive Skill
Archer units led by this commander gain increased attack. All attacks have a 10% chance to decrease the target’s defense for 3 seconds.
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Archer Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Defense Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Massagetae’s Counterattack
Passive Skill
The normal attacks of troops led by this commander have a chance to add a stack of Poison to the target, stacking up to 15 times. Stacks last for 5 seconds, but the time is refreshed each time a stack is added. For each stack, the target will take an extra 3% skill damage.
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Probability: 50% / 60% / 70% / 80% / 100%
Pouch of Blood
New Skill:
Passive Skill
Troops led by this commander gain 10% increased attack and 10% increased counterattack damage. When attacked, reduces the attack of cavalry units in attacking troops by 10%.


Tomyris was the warrior queen of the Massagetae. She is said to have personally led her troops into battle to defend her lands against Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire after Cyrus captures her son in an earlier battle. Most historians say she defeated and killed Cyrius in 530 BCE. To quench Cyrus’ thirst for blood, she beheaded him and thereafter kept his head in a blood-filled wineskin.