General’s Star Level & Common Misconceptions (Enhance Guide)

How to raise the star level, requirements, benefits and common misconceptions.

What goes up by the general’s Star Level

  • Stats (Leadership, Attack, Defense, Politics)
  • The value of the stats increase when the general levels up
  • Power
Power, Stats, Value of the stats increase

Raising the star level by one level will increase the stats significantly more than if you raise the level by one. (About 50-70)

The stats increase is the number written with a green arrow to the right of the general’s stats. It also goes up. There is a common misunderstanding about this, which will be explained later in this article.

How to raise the general’s star level

To increase the star level, you need the “Enhance” of the general.

  1. Open the general’s details screen and press “Enhance” in the lower left corner.
general's details screen and "Enhance" button in the lower left corner
  1. When the cost is displayed, press “Confirm” if everything is OK.
General's enhance screen

This will raise your star level by one.

Requirements for Enhance

The following is required

  • Gold
  • Medals
  • Level of generals

The amount of cost varies depending on the rarity of the general.

Example: For Golden Historic General

  • 1 star – 1M gold, 40 medals, General level 5
  • 2 stars – 2M gold, 120 medals, General level 10
  • 3 stars – 4M gold, 300 medals, General level 14
  • 4 stars – 8M gold, 800 medals, General level 18
  • 5 stars – 15M gold, 2,000 medals, General level 22

How to earn efficiently

Common Misconceptions

“Does the fact that enhancements increase the STATS INCREASE VALUE mean that I have to enhance it earlier or am I missing out?

For example, the

  • If you add one star at general level 5 and then raise to level 10.
  • If a general reaches level 10 and then adds one star.

The latter will reach level 10 with a smaller increase in value. Therefore, “Will the status be lower than the former, even though the level is the same 10?” That’s what it means.

So I tested it with two of the same generals.

  • The first, at level 26, then 5 stars.
  • The second, at level 22, had 5 stars, then leveled to 26.

First: at level 26, then 5 stars.

First: at level 26, then 5 stars.

*The green and yellow numbers are due to cultivate, so you can ignore them.

Second: at level 22, had 5 stars, then leveled to 26

Second: at level 22, had 5 stars, then leveled to 26

Then the stats values were the same in both cases.

Therefore, you will not lose anything. Regardless of whether you’re enhanced or not, I recommend you to increase the level of your generals more and more.





There are two types of refinements for general’s equipment, one is +25% and the other is +1000, which one is more advantageous?

Nếu tôi sử dụng li jing ở 1 phụ . Kĩ năng tấn công 35% của anh ta có được tính vào buff cho toàn bộ quân đội không ? Hay chỉ tính cho quân đội trong phụ đó ?

Hi, I am just starting with the gane and I am trying to learn from different sources and I have to say your content is great. Thank you for sharing! I have read as much as possible about generals amd I have a doubt about two particular generals. I do not have any gold general and my best generals are Cleopatra and Constance, both historic purple. I am using Cleopatra for monsters and bosses (+20% double drop) and Constance for gathering (+20% gathering resources, +20% troop load)

Can their built in skills be replaced when adding a new skill or are they permanent?

Can you confirm the historic purple generals can master 4 skills?

Up to what point would you levels up, enhance and cultivate them?

Thanks a lot!

Thank you too. 😃

The skills they originally have cannot be replaced.

Purple historical generals can have 4 skills, but it is not recommended to give them high level skills. Skill books are valuable, and purple generals will not be of much use in the future.

I think all generals are the same for leveling up, enhancing, and cultivating. (Lv35, 5 Star, Cultivate 500)

Hi, I am wanting to get the best debuffs out of my sub generals for when I attack and/or when I am defending an attack. Can you tell me what I need to do with my sub generals to get them to be effective. I have Baldwin, Himiko, Dowager, Andrew Jackson, Suleiman, Cnut, Arminus. I am wondering what skill books to use, and whether they need to have stars. Any help will be muich appreciated. Thanks

If your goal is to get debuffs, there is no need to give them skill books or increase their star level. Give them Achaemenidae or Ares equipment. (These equipments need to be 5 stars) (In addition, if you give the general six Achaemenidae equipment, you get an additional debuff)
For now, there are no skill books that provide debuffs, and raising the star level of a general does not provide debuffs.
Buff / Debuff – Basic Guide
Red Equipment Comparison (Dragon, Ares, Achaemenidae)
Skillbook List (Lv1~4 Effects)

Thank you, your help is much appreciated… I’ll add the gear… 🙂


is it worth to level up to max 5 stars when you only have legendary/historic general (purple one) like for example cleopatra, john bufford, hernando cortez or sanada yukimura … or should i wait until i get lucky enought to have epic general worth to level max? hope to hear you soon

Do you think that the result of Cultivate depends on the stats increase value?
If so, I was wondering if raising the star level as soon as possible would reduce the amount of gold and gems needed for Cultivate.
I’m just wondering because it seems that the more times I do Cultivate, the more gold and gems it costs per time.

I haven’t tested this rigorously, but I don’t believe it is greatly affected by the stats increase value.
The increase in the cost of Cultivate is not caused by the number of times you do it.
As the “+ value” increases, so does the cost.

Please see below for details.
General Cultivate Guide

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