Best of Ground PvP General (8/26 update)

8/26/2021 – Added Alexander the Great
8/5/2021 – Changed the assumptions of the “pay no money” case / Changed all generals’ stats when using Lv4 skillbook / Added Alexander Nevsky, Peter the Great
4/28/2021 – Added Carus and his special notes.

The following rankings are based on my personal opinion when the troop formation is specialized in Ground Troop.

Stats Format : Leadership / Attack / Defense / Politics

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)

Overall Rating – In case of no payment, Trajan is recommended.

1. Trajan

  • Skill – Ground Attack +15%, HP +20%, Defense +15%
  • Specialties (ONLY 3) – Ground Attack +30%, HP+20%, Defense +10%, Mounted Attack +10%
  • Base Stats – 118 / 109 / 120 / 113
  • Stats Increases – 9.23 / 7.85 / 9.05 / 8.34

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +45%
  • Ground HP +65% (add)
  • Ground Defense +50% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

2. Peter the Great

  • Skill – Ground Attack +35%
  • Specialties (ONLY 3) – Ground Attack +20%, Defense +10%, Mounted Attack +10%, Troop death into troop soul rate in the main city +10%
  • Base Stats – 114 / 101 / 110 / 119
  • Stats Increases – 9.31 / 7.92 / 8.36 / 8.88

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +45% (add)
  • Ground HP +35% (can’t add)
  • Ground Defense +35% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

3. Oda Nobunaga

  • Skill – Ground Attack +35%
  • Specialties (ONLY 3) – Ground Attack +10%, HP +10%, All Troop Attack +6%, Enemy Troop Defense -10%
  • Base Stats – 113 / 106 / 100 / 116
  • Stats Increases – 8.91 / 7.59 / 7.91 / 8.16

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +51% (can’t add)
  • Ground HP +35% (add)
  • Ground Defense +25% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

4. Alexander Nevsky

  • Skill – Ground Defense +15%, Mounted Defense +10%, Enemy Ranged Attack -10%, Enemy Siege Attack -10%
  • Specialties (ONLY 3) – Ground HP+10%, Defense +10%, All Troop Attack +6%, Enemy Troop Attack -10%
  • Base Stats – 111 / 108 / 112 / 99
  • Stats Increases – 9.18 / 8.29 / 8.49 / 8.29

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +6%
  • Ground HP +35% (add)
  • Ground Defense +45% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

B) If you pay a lot of money

  • Assumptions

Overall Rating – In case of a lot of payment, Scipio, Trajan, Carus are recommended.

1. Scipio Africanus

  • Skill – Ground Attack +30%, HP +40% (all when attacking)
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +30%, HP +46%, Defense +36% (all when attacking), Mounted Attack +10% (when attacking), March Size +6%, Death turning wounded rate of troops +10% (when attacking)
  • Base Stats – 114 / 111 / 115 / 116
  • Stats Increases – 8.49 / 8.61 / 9.06 / 8.75

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +60%
  • Ground HP +111% (add)
  • Ground Defense +61% (add)
  • March Size +6%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

2. Trajan

  • Skill – Ground Attack +15%, HP +20%, Defense +15%.
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +46%, HP +36%, Defense +10%, Mounted Attack +10%, March Size +10%
  • Base Stats – 118 / 109 / 120 / 113
  • Stats Increases – 9.23 / 7.85 / 9.05 / 8.34

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +61%
  • Ground HP +81% (add)
  • Ground Defense +50% (add)
  • March Size +10%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

3. Carus

  • Skill – Ground Attack +25% (when attacking), All Troops Attack +10% (when attacking)
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +40%, HP +10%, Defense +20% (all when attacking), Mounted Attack +30%, Defense +20% (all when attacking), All Troops Attack +6%, March Size +6%
  • Base Stats – 116 / 119 / 115 / 112
  • Stats Increases – 9.09 / 8.66 / 8.78 / 8.65

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +81%
  • Ground HP +35% (add)
  • Ground Defense +45% (add)
  • March Size +6%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

If you place the highest importance on attack, he is number one, but because of his low HP and defense, he is number three overall.

4. Alexander the Great

  • Skill – Ground Attack +20% (when attacking), Rally Capacity +15%
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +50% (when attacking), HP +20%, Defense +10%, Mounted Attack +30% (when attacking), March Size +16%
  • Base Stats – 118 / 120 / 110 / 105
  • Stats Increases – 9.31 / 9.01 / 8.73 / 8.39

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +70%
  • Ground HP +45% (add)
  • Ground Defense +35% (add)
  • March Size +16%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

If you want to increase the rally capacity, there is no other choice but Alexander the Great. (+15%)

5. Peter the Great

  • Skill – Ground HP +35%
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +20%, HP +20%, Defense +30%, Mounted Attack +10%, Troop death into troop soul rate in the main city +10%
  • Base Stats – 114 / 101 / 110 / 119
  • Stats Increases – 9.31 / 7.92 / 8.36 / 8.88

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +45% (add)
  • Ground HP +55% (can’t add)
  • Ground Defense +55% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

6. Oda Nobunaga

  • Skill – Ground Attack +35%
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +30%, HP +30%, All Troops Attack +6%, Enemy Troop Defense -10%
  • Base Stats – 113 / 106 / 100 / 116
  • Stats Increases – 8.91 / 7.59 / 7.91 / 8.16

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +71% (can’t add)
  • Ground HP +55% (add)
  • Ground Defense +25% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

7. Alexander Nevsky

  • Skill – Ground Defense +15%, Mounted Defense +10%, Enemy Ranged Attack -10%, Enemy Siege Attack -10%
  • Specialties – Ground HP+36%, Defense +10%, Mounted HP +26%, All Troop Attack +6%, Enemy Troop Attack -10%
  • Base Stats – 111 / 108 / 112 / 99
  • Stats Increases – 9.18 / 8.29 / 8.49 / 8.29

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +6%
  • Ground HP +61% (add)
  • Ground Defense +45% (add)
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

Note – Scipio vs Carus

The advantages of ground troops are high HP and defense. The disadvantage is low attack.

Reference: Troop Type Guide: Usage & Characteristics (Mounted, Ground, Ranged, Siege)

Therefore, if you want to improve the advantages of ground troops, choose Scipio, and if you want to compensate for the disadvantages, choose Carus.

Note – Scipio & Carus’ Weaknesses

Scipio and Carus perform significantly worse when they are not “attacking (marching)”, i.e., when they are reinforcements (alliance member’s city) or defense generals on wall.

The following is an example with 4 max specialties and the addition of Skillbook Lv4.

Scipio (reinforcement / defense on wall)

  • Skill – None
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +20%, HP +20%, Defense +10%, March Size +6%
  • Ground Attack +20%
  • Ground HP +45% (add)
  • Ground Defense +35% (add)
  • March Size +6%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

Curus (reinforcement / defense on wall)

  • Skill – None
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +10%, HP +10%, All Troops Attack +6%, March Size +6%
  • Ground Attack +10%
  • Ground HP +35% (add)
  • Ground Defense +25% (add)
  • March Size +6%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)

If you are using them as your main general, some players may need to train a separate general for reinforcements.

Note – The following cases are no problem. Attack buffs (march buffs) are applied.

– When participating in a rally / starting a rally by yourself
– When sending reinforcements / defending / attacking an occupied building on the map (Portal, Temple, etc.),

Detailed explanation: Buff / Debuff – Basic Guide

Note – Trajan’s Versatility

Unlike Scipio and Carus, Trajan’s skills and specialties are always fully demonstrated, not just when attacking.

Therefore, it is also excellent when used as a Reinforcement & Defense general. (Reference: Best of Defense General (Wall))

If your defense general isn’t growing up enough, it’s good enough to use him in a dual role. (Although it is troublesome to put it on and off the defense general each time)

Note – Robert the Bruce

If you look at just the basic skills, he seems to be a good ground PvP (attack) general, but assuming the specialty is maxed out, he is not a good PvP (attack) general because the fourth specialty is only active when he is a defense general.

  • Skill – Ground Attack +15%, HP +25%, Mounted Attack +15%
  • Specialties – Ground Attack +45% (In-city), HP +35% (In-city), Mounted Attack +35% (In-city), HP +25% (In-city), All Troops Attack +6%
  • Base Stats – 115 / 109 / 120 / 110
  • Stats Increases – 8.96 / 8.77 / 8.87 / 8.62

Example of adding a skillbook Lv4

  • Ground Attack +66%
  • Ground HP +60%
  • Ground Defense +0%
  • March Size +0%
  • Ground Speed +20% (add)
  • Ranged Troop Range Bonus +100 (add)
  • Siege Machine Range Bonus +200 (add)

Related – Other Recommended Generals

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たろすけ

Please tell me about Scipio and Calus. At the time of pvp, I think that mixed troops are common, but when attacking at a ratio of 2 ground + 6 ranged + 2 siege, I think that Calus is stronger than Scipio because it uses the attack up buff of all troops. How about that? ?? Please let me know if you have any recommendations for Scipio and Callus, and the composition ratio.

I think you are right, but I think you should change your general to a ranged troop type in the first place, because that organization is mainly ranged troop.
Reference: Best of Ranged PvP General

It is common to specialize in one type of troop formation as you progress through the later stages of the game. (Strictly speaking, only the layers are mixed.)

If you want to use a ground troop type general, I think about 90% ground troops and 10% other troop types are appropriate. (Include troops of all levels, and make the number of troops an inverted pyramid. (=Layers))

Toan Trinh

Hey could you please give advice or write about using Scipio and Trajan on wall because I see many big player using them on wall?

Anonymous

ANY GOOD equipment for trajan, is he good to add celtic demon dragon

めろん

Dear 222
I love that kind of Japanese spirit. 😀
But I want to be strong, so I am doing what the administrator says, inadvertently and surely.

Naimul Sayed

Hi, regarding Scipio skill books, I am using ground speed, defense and hp. some says speed not needed and replace with attack. What is your suggestion. I thought its important to reach archers asap so used speed. once ground reach them even low attack of ground should take care of them, as def/hp are weak of archers.
Or should I keep speed and replace def or hp with attack?

Naimul Sayed

Thanks for the response. Nice to know you think the same :D.
I will stick to it for now.

Anonymous

It’s nice to meet you, Mr. Author. I always refer to your various articles and enjoy playing your games every day.
I was hoping to get an Africanus, but now I understand that Trajan is just as good!
I’ll be sure to get him when he shows up in the tavern!
Since there are articles on archers and infantry, it would be nice to see some of the best cavalry generals!

I got Nobunaga just because he’s Japanese like me, and I’ve been training him in a subordinate city, but looking at it this way, there’s an overwhelming difference between him and Trajan…

I think I’ll exchange Trajan for cash when I get him.

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