You can add three skills of your choice to the general, but even if you want to add a second or third skill, you may fail to do so (at a certain rate, it will override your existing skills).
This is a bottleneck that may make some people hesitant to add a Lv4 skill even if they want to.
If you use the method described on this page, you can certainly add 3 Lv4 skills that you want to add.
Assumption: The Basic Specs of Adding Skills
- The probability of a successful addition is 100% for the first, 50% for the second, and 25% for the third (if it fails, it will overwrite any of the existing skills).
- If you use a higher level skillbook for a skill that has already been added, it will be 100% overwritten by that skill.
- You cannot use a lower level skillbook of an already added skill. (e.g., if Mounted Attack Lv 3 has already been added, Mounted Attack Lv 1 cannot be added.) This also applies to the original skill of the Golden Historic General. For example, Baibars originally had a double-drop skill and cannot use the luck skillbook.
Therefore, the following is the basic method.
First, add 3 Lv1 skills and then use the Lv4 skill book
If you eventually want to add the following skills,
- Lv4 ranged attack
- Lv4 ranged range
- Lv4 ranged HP
First, add the following.
- Lv1 ranged attack
- Lv1 ranged range
- Lv1 ranged HP
Strictly speaking, you don’t necessarily have to be Lv1. (You just need to add 3 lower level skills first.) If you want to eventually get to Lv4, it doesn’t matter if you add Lv2 or Lv3 first.
So it’s very important to decide what the “final 3 skills” will be before you add them.
Tips for filling 3 at Lv1
When adding 3 Lv 1 skills, you need to have more skill books, as you will undoubtedly fail to add them many times first.
In my experience, it took about 9 skill books to fill 3 slots. So it’s a good idea to have at least 3 Lv 1 skillbooks of each in advance.
If you try to add skills, and if you don’t have enough, you can purchase them at the skill book shop at the Academy each time. (3,000 gems per skill book)
If you’ve already added one Lv4 skill
If you’ve already added one Lv4 skill and you have two open skill slots, unfortunately you can’t eliminate the possibility of overwriting it. There’s a high possibility that it will be overwritten before you add three skills, so try again, next time with your Lv 1 and Lv 4 skill book fully prepared.
Exceptions – Generals who cannot use this technique
Some generals can only use Lv4, not Lv1-3.
In this case, the techniques in this article cannot be used.
- Khalid – Siege Machine Attack
- Barbarossa – March Size