Best of Boss General / Monster Hunter

Who is the best general for monster and boss hunting?

Based on the assumption that only mounted troops will be used, I have compiled a personal ranking.

Important Assumption 1 – What to focus on?

  • If you want to kill monsters with zero wounds, you should choose a general with more “attack” and “march size”. (Reason)
  • If you want to grow faster, you should choose a general with increased “double item drop rate”.

You can’t have these two things at the same time.

You need to make it clear in your mind which one you value more.

Personally, I recommend that you focus on the latter.

Important Assumption 2 – If “Attack” is most important to you

If zero wounds, in other words “attack”, is the most important factor, then it is best to add both the below skillbook to the Mounted PvP General. (These 2 buffs are stacked. (Verified))

  • Mounted Troop Attack Against Monster Lv4 (+45%)
  • Mounted Troop Attack Lv4 (+25%)

In this case, you should choose this Mounted PvP General instead of the general in this article.

It is not Aethelflaed or Caesar.

If you add 45% to the attack listed in the linked article, and compare it to this article, you will see that it is far better.

(For example, Hannibal would have a +171% attack.)

On the other hand, if double-drop is your top priority, you should choose the general in this article instead of the Mounted PvP General.

Important Assumption 3 – In this article, the selection criteria for the generals

Based on the above, the ranking on this page is based on the following

– “Double item drop rate” is the most important factor. (then “Attack” is the next)
– Exclude PvP Mounted Generals.
– Only generals with skills that only work in monster hunting.


A) If you pay no money

  • Assumptions
    • General – Only generals available in the Tavern / Great General Chest / Relics.
    • Specialty – Only the 3 left are considered. (Reference: Specialty Guide)

Stats Format : Leadership / Attack / Defense / Politics

1. Baibars

  • Skill – Double Items Drop Rate +25%
  • Specialties (ONLY 3) – Mounted Attack +20%, HP+10%, Defense +20%, Enemy Troop HP -10%
  • Base Stats – 100 / 103 / 102 / 105
  • Stats Increases – 8.53 / 7.90 / 7.91 / 8.16

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +25% (can’t add)
  • Mounted Attack +90% (add: Mounted Attack +25% / Mounted Attack Against Monster +45%)
  • Mounted HP +10%
  • Mounted Defense +20%
  • March Size +12% (add)

2. Nathanael Greene

  • Skill – Reduce Stamina’s Cost -25%
  • Specialties (ONLY 3) – Mounted Attack +10%, Defense +10%, The death-turning-wounded rate of troops +10% (when attacking), Enemy Troop Defense -10%
  • Base Stats – 101 / 103 / 102 / 105
  • Stats Increases – 8.37 / 8.22 / 7.91 / 8.16

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +18% (add)
  • Mounted Attack +80% (add: Mounted Attack +25% / Mounted Attack Against Monster +45%)
  • Mounted HP +0%
  • Mounted Defense +10%
  • March Size +0%

The only general with a stamina cost reduction skill.
Stamina cost is not to be taken lightly in a rally-heavy alliance. (If you are a player who pays a lot of bills, you can pay for your stamina with money, but if you are an unpaid player, you can’t.)
The double item drop rate is not great, but it is better than running out of stamina and not being able to fight monsters.

B) If you pay a lot of money

  • Assumptions

1. Theodora

  • Skill – Mounted Attack +30% (when vs Monster), Ground Attack +30% (when vs Monster), Double Items Drop Rate +10%
  • Specialties – Ranged Attack +20% (when vs Monster), Mounted Attack +15%, Ground Attack +15%, Double Items Drop Rate +15%, Monsters Attack -15%The death-turning-wounded rate of troops +10% (when attacking)
  • Base Stats – 105 / 109 / 108 / 110
  • Stats Increases –  8.23 / 8.45 / 8.63 / 8.85

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +43% (add)
  • Mounted Attack +115% (add: Mounted Attack +25% / Mounted Attack Against Monster +45%)
  • Mounted HP +0%
  • Mounted Defense +0%
  • March Size +0%

As of 8/27/2021, only available as a “First Purchase” bonus on new servers. (Purchase 1 or more basic gem)

2. Baibars

  • Skill – Double Items Drop Rate +25%
  • Specialties – Mounted Attack +20%, HP+10%, Defense +20%, Double Items Drop Rate +16%, Enemy Troop HP -10%, March Time Reduction +10%
  • Base Stats – 100 / 103 / 102 / 105
  • Stats Increases – 8.53 / 7.90 / 7.91 / 8.16

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +41% (can’t add)
  • Mounted Attack +90% (add: Mounted Attack +25% / Mounted Attack Against Monster +45%)
  • Mounted HP +10%
  • Mounted Defense +20%
  • March Size +12% (add)

3. Caesar

  • Skill – Mounted Attack +60% (when vs Monster / requires any Dragon), Ground Attack +15% (requires any Dragon)
  • Specialties – Mounted Attack +40% (when vs Monster), HP +10%, All Troops Attack +6%, Double Items Drop Rate +15%, Monsters Attack -20%defense-20%
  • Base Stats – 119 / 112 / 113 / 111
  • Stats Increases –  9.45 / 8.52 / 8.84 / 8.61

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +33% (add)
  • Mounted Attack +131% (add: Mounted Attack +25%)
  • Mounted HP +10%
  • Mounted Defense +0%
  • March Size +12% (add)

4. Aethelflaed

  • Skill – Mounted Attack +55%, Defense +55% (both when vs Monster)
  • Specialties – Mounted Attack +40%, Defense +40% (both when vs Monster), HP +10%, Ground Attack +30%, Defense +30% (both when vs Monster), Double Items Drop Rate +15%, Monsters Attack -15%
  • Base Stats – 112 / 107 / 115 / 113
  • Stats Increases –  8.94 / 8.78 / 9.12 / 8.44

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +33% (add)
  • Mounted Attack +120% (add: Mounted Attack +25%)
  • Mounted HP +10%
  • Mounted Defense +95%
  • March Size +12% (add)

(can’t add “Mounted Attack Against Monster” )

5. Nathanael Greene

  • Skill – Reduce Stamina’s Cost -25%
  • Specialties – Mounted Attack +36%, Defense +10%, March Speed +20%, The death-turning-wounded rate of troops +10% (when attacking), Enemy Troop Defense -10%
  • Base Stats – 101 / 103 / 102 / 105
  • Stats Increases – 8.37 / 8.22 / 7.91 / 8.16

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Double Items Drop Rate +18% (add)
  • Mounted Attack +106% (add: Mounted Attack +25% / Mounted Attack Against Monster +45%)
  • Mounted HP +0%
  • Mounted Defense +10%
  • March Size +0%

Note – If only the 3 left specialties are considered

Double Items Drop Rate / Mounted Attack

  • Theodora +43% / +100%
  • Caesar +33% / +101%
  • Aethelflaed +33% / +90%
  • Baibars +25% / +90%
  • Nathanael Greene +18% / +80%

Conditions for Caesar / Aethelflaed to have an advantage over Baibars

If the 4th specialty is not taken into account, then Caesar or Aethelflaed has an advantage over Baibars.

Reference: Specialty Guide

Baibars has a maximum double-item-drop-rate of +41%, but that’s if you max out the 4th specialty. This takes a lot of time and effort (or money). If this is not possible, the drop rate is +25%.

In contrast, Caesar and Aethelflaed can extend the double-item-drop-rate of their specialties as soon as the general is level 25.

In other words, as soon as you get a general, if you can add Luck skillbook Lv4 (+18%) and increase the double-item-drop-rate of his/her specialty to 7% or more, he/she will be as good as Baibars (when his specialty is not completed).

(In addition, Aethelflaed’s specialty double-item-drop-rate is +9% with Orange (Lv4))

Related – Other Recommended Generals

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Hi. Thank you for the article on my favorite topic ^^. I have expected it, but not this fast 😀
Besides, when we discuss about PvP, it is always about Dragons. However, for monster hunters, I recommend everyone to consider the attribute from Bird of Hurricane because there are generals who must use dragon for the skills such as Caesar and Martinus, leading to the trade-off between Double-drop rate and Attack.

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