Rise of Kingdoms: Gorgo – Skills, Talent Trees and Best Pairings

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Civilization: Greece


Gorgo reigned as Queen of Sparta in the early 5th century BCE. She ruled Sparta alongside her husband Leonidas I, and played an important role in the war against the invading Persian Empire. Under the reign of the Achaemenids, Persia had grown into a gargantuan empire, and sought to expand its reach into the central Mediterranean. Led by Leonidas I and Gorgo, the Spartans stalled the Persians at Thermopylae, buying time for the Athenian navy and playing a key role in Greece’s eventual victory.

Much has been written about Gorgo in historical records, at a time when even important women were often confined to footnotes and margins. This speaks volumes about her significant influence over Spartan politics and her prestige in the eyes of her contemporaries. It is said that, at just eight years old, she was already providing advice to her father, then the king of Sparta. After she became queen, it was she who first discovered the Persians’ impending invasion.

Gorgo Commander Skills:


Queen of Sparta
Active Skill
Rage requirement: 900
The next normal attack launched by this commander’s troop deals smite damage (Damage Factor 1500). For the next 3 seconds, this commander’s troop deals 2% more normal attack damage, deals 2% more counterattack damage, takes 5% less skill damage, and deals 5% less skill damage.

Smite Damage Factor: 1500/1700/1900/2100/2300
Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%
Counterattack Damage Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%
Skill Damage Taken Reduction: 5%/8%/11%/15%/20%

Passive Skill
Infantry units led by this commander gain 20% increased Attack. Whenever this troop launches a normal attack, it has a 10% chance to increase the normal attack damage taken by the target by 15% for 3 seconds.
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Infantry Attack Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%
Bonus Normal Attack Damage: 15%/18%/21%/25%/30%

With Your Shield, Or On It
Passive Skill
Infantry units led by this commander gain 15% increased Health while they are serving as a garrison commander. Whenever their troop launches a normal attack, it has a 25% chance to deal additional smite damage to the target (Damage Factor 100).
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Infantry Health Bonus: 15%/18%/21%/25%/30%
Smite Damage Factor: 100/150/200/250/300
IlluminatorPassive Skill
Whenever this commander’s troop deals smite damage, it gains a 15% bonus to normal attack damage for 3 seconds.
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Normal Attack Damage Bonus: 15%/18%/21%/25%/30%
Luminary LionessExpertised: New Passive Skill
If this commander’s troop has less than 50% units remaining, whenever it is hit by a normal attack or counterattack it has a 10% chance to gain a Might Shield (Damage Factor 500) for 3 seconds. When triggered, this skill also reduces the Attack of up to 5 nearby enemy troops by 30% for 3 seconds.
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Best Commander Pairings for Gorgo:

  • Open-field/Garrison: Liu Che (Gorgo as primary commander) – This is the new meta commander pair in RoK in open-field and garrison, beats even the current strongest commanders for archers (counter to infantry) Boudica Prime/Zhuge Liang pair.
  • Garrison: Flavius Aetius (Gorgo as primary commander)

Best Talent Trees for Gorgo:


Structure Garrison Defense

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