Osman Gazi, also known as Osman I, was the leader of the Ottoman Turks and the founder of the dynasty that established and ruled the Ottoman Empire. After the death of his father in 1281, at which time Osman was just 23 years old, he took up the leadership of the Kayi Clan. Soon after, mercenaries from all over the Islamic world began streaming into his realm to join the fight against the Orthodox Empire.
In 1301, Osman successfully defeated a large Byzantine force and began putting pressure on Byzantine-controlled areas. This alarmed the Byzantines, who quickly fled the Anatolian countryside. Byzantium’s leaders were determined to prevent Osman from crossing into Europe and attempted to check his westward expansion. Osman continued to press on, however, and soon captured the Byzantine city of Ephesus. This brought another massive, diverse influx of migrants, warriors, and adventurers into Ottoman territory. Osman was both a skilled commander and an able administrator. His efforts laid the groundwork that allowed the Ottoman Empire to eventually conquer the Byzantine Empire and become one of history’s most powerful and long-standing empires.
Osman I – Review of Commander:
- Osman I deals one of the highest skill damage for an epic commander in Rise of Kingdoms. His active skill (when expertised) deals a skill damage of 1,100. His third skill deals an extra 400 damage to the target in the next turn after an active skill is used. In every skill cycle, his third skill will trigger twice for both primary and secondary commanders for a total extra damage of 800.
- Osman I works best with commanders that fire off their active skill more frequently and/or generate Rage.
- Osman I is a great commander to use in early-game.
Osman I Commander Skills:
The Empire Awakens
|Rage Requirement: 1000|
Deals direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 300).
Direct Damage Factor: 400/500/600/700/850
Radiance of Bursa
|After attacking a city for more than 30 seconds, troops led by this commander gain 5% increased attack for 120 seconds.|
Attack Bonus: 5%/7%/9%/12%/15%
Sword of Osman
|After using an active skill, deals extra damage (Damage Factor 150) to the target on the next turn.|
Direct Damage Factor: 150/200/250/300/400
|Troops led by this commander gain 2% increased troop capacity.|
Troop Capacity Bonus: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%
|Enhanced: The Empire Awakens|
Deals direct damage to the target (Damage Factor 1100).
Best Commander Pairings for Osman I:
- Open-field: Sun Tzu (Sun Tzu as primary commander), Hermann (Hermann as primary commander), Joan of Arc, Pelagius (Pelagius as primary commander), Genghis Khan (Khan as primary commander)
Best Talent Trees for Osman I:
Rally – Mixed Troops
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