What is Historic General

In Evony’s game, the term “historic general” is often used, but I’m sure some of you may not know which general we are talking about.

In this article, I will explain the definition of a historic general and what exactly a historic general is.

Definition of a Historic General

There are two main types of generals.

Historic General

  • The General in a portrait of the tavern.
  • In the card image of the General, there is a helmet symbol in the upper left corner.
  • Has one of the original skills.
  • It is only present in gold, purple, and blue rarities.
  • Mostly the names of real people. (Some are fictional characters and some are common nouns rather than personal names.)

Note – The blue historic generals have a few things that do not apply to the above. They are not in the tavern portraits and do not have the helmet symbol in the upper left corner of the general’s card image. They have no original skills either.

However, if you appoint him as the mayor of a subordinate city, the historic general’s exclusive subordinate city buff (Subordinate City Training) becomes active.

Non-Historic General

  • A general that exists in all colors (rarity) and appears in the same form in all colors.
  • A general with the same appearance, but with various variations in name.
  • Lower status and less growth than historic generals.

Specific Generals List

Golden Historic General

*What is listed as “Epic (Orange) General” at the bottom of the tavern screen

See the list in the following article.

Purple Historic General

  • Joan of Arc
  • Frederick the Great
  • Gaius Marius
  • Hernando Cortes
  • Constance I
  • Jefferson
  • Thomas Jackson
  • John Buford
  • Tachibana Muneshige (*He is not in the tavern portraits.)
  • Uesugi Kenshin
  • Miyamoto Musashi
  • Shimazu Yoshihiro
  • Sanada Yukimura
  • Kim Si-min
  • Yi Song-gye
  • Zhuge Liang (changed to golden historic general by 3.87.7 update on 4/9/2021)
  • Lu Ban
  • Xiang Yu
  • Hua Mulan
  • Ivan IV
  • Alexander Suvorov
  • Harun al-Rashid
  • Antara
  • Belisarius (*He is not in the tavern portraits.)
  • Tariq ibn Ziyad (*He is not in the tavern portraits.)
  • John Paul Jones (*He is not in the tavern portraits.)
  • Cleopatra
  • Hamilcar Barca
  • Attila
  • Spartacus
  • Princess Lucy
  • Undead General

Blue Historic General

  • Hattori Ninja
  • Asai Chacha
  • Samurai
  • Ranger
  • Hong Fu Nu
  • Han Lin
  • Hong Gildong
  • Kim Nam Joo
  • Lee Jae-yeong
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Robin Hood

Non-Historic General

They appear under a variety of names and therefore only list in the image.

List of non-historical generals.
List of non-historical generals



Thanks for this information! I have two questions. 1) My “Buffalo Bill” doesn’t have the Historic General symbol next to his name. He is also Blue, not Purple. One website said that Blue=Rare…but didn’t explain what this meant. Can someone clarify BB’s status? 2) My “John Paul Jones” is a Purple General with the Historic symbol, but he isn’t on your list (on this page). Is JPJ considered a Historic General or is he something else? Any help or additional info would be appreciated.

There are other Purple Historic Generals, Belisarius (was once in the others section of the portraits) and Tariq ibn Ziyad.

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