Updated: Oct 24
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Assistant Generals were added with the 2022 Independence Day Event starting on 06-29-2022.
A couple rules of thumb for Assistant General Pairings:
Assistant Generals that need to bring a dragon to get full effect of the “Base / Built-In” Skill or Specialties are NOT generally going to make good Assistant Generals (unless you have a minimum of seven (7) Dragons). It's going to be much better to keep the Army Generals with Dragons as the Lead (Primary) Generals.
If the either the Lead or Assistant General cannot use a specific Skill Book, putting that Skill Book on the other General will NOT help. The corresponding Skill or Skill Book will still be grayed out on the Assistant, and will NOT work.
Minimum Lead (Primary) Army General Requirements to bring an Assistant General:
Level 20 (Minimum)
3 Stars (Minimum)
ASSISTANT GENERAL MECHANICS
Assistant Generals – What Works and What Doesn’t?
There are only three (3) items that work for Assistant Generals:
"Base / Built-In” Skill (if it’s not repeated on the Lead General’s "Base / Built-In” Skill or their three (3) Skill Books)
Three (3) added Skill Books (if they are not repeated on the Lead General’s "Base / Built-In” Skill or three (3) Skill Books)
Four (4) Specialties (Specialties are allowed to be repeated, but still count towards helping the Lead General)
So, if all eight (8) of the above items are "lit-up" on the Assistant General then it's a fully compatible combination.
However, there's nothing stopping players from also using strong incompatible combinations like Roland / Hannibal.
EVERYTHING ELSE on the Assistant General DOES NOT HELP:
Levels 26-40 - you can stop at level 25 (where the Specialties open up)
Basic Attributes (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics)
Enhancements (Stars 1-5)
Ascending Enhancements (Stars 6-10 and the Associated Skills)
Dragon or Spiritual Beast
"Brings a Dragon" Skills (on Assistant Generals)
If the Assistant General has any "Brings a Dragon" type Skills, and there is no Dragon attached to the Assistant General, then those skills are not activated, and thus do not add any power.
The Assistant General needs have a Dragon attached to get the "Brings a Dragon" type Skill bonuses. However, the Assistant's Dragon will still be "grayed out" and any Skills or Powers associated with that Dragon, will not contribute toward the pairs total power.
NEW ARMY GENERAL STATUS
Poligenus (#1 Mounted Attacking Lead PvP) and Takenaka Shigeharu (#1 In-City Defense (Main Wall)), introduced for the 2023 Independence Day Event starting on 06-23-2023.
Subutai (#2 Ranged Reinforcing Lead PvP) introduced for the 2023 Amazing Arena Event starting on 07-21-2023.
Pallas (#1 Siege Attacking Lead PvP) and Kleos (#3 Siege Attacking Lead PvP), introduced for the 2023 Heavenly Fire Ceremony Event starting on 08-04-2023.
Pyrrhus (#1 Ground Reinforcing PvP) introduced for the 2023 Regatta Storica Event starting on 09-01-2023.
Laudon (#1 Mounted Reinforcing Lead PvP) introduced for the 2023 Autumn Ceremony Event starting on 09-15-2023.
Not included yet:
Heraclius (Embassy Duty Officer), and Sappho (In-City Defense (Main Wall)) introduced for the 2023 Independence Day Event starting on 06-23-2023.
Narses (Sub-City Battle General (Mayor)), introduced for the 2023 Amazing Arena Event starting on 07-21-2023.
Justinian I (Military Academy Duty Officer) introduced for the 2023 Carnival Week Event starting on 08-18-2023.
Trivia Hecate (Holy Palace Duty Officer) introduced for the 2023 Autumn Ceremony Event starting on 09-15-2023. Also, Maarten Tromp (Ranged Attacking) was added in the General Hall III Chests, so it's time to include him in the rankings since he is available to everyone.
Mihai (Ranged Attacking) and Zizka (Sub-City Battle General (Mayor)), introduced for the 2023 Wine Festival Event starting on 09-29-2023.
Lu Xun (Ground Attacking), introduced for the 2023 Double Ninth Festival Event starting on 10-13-2023.
LEAD / ASSISTANT COMBINATION RANKINGS
Lead / Assistant General Combination Categories
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When it comes to the four (4) primary attacking marches (Parts 2-5), players will probably want to put them in order of importance and assign the best combinations first, then work down the list. The order above may work for many many players, but there will be many others that prefer to have those four (4) marches in a different order. Everyone's Keep is slightly different.
The Total Lead General Score includes the Three (3) Skill Book Score, so that number is subtracted out for this calculation.
The Total Assistant General Score includes a Skill Book Penalty for preventing the pair from using a certain Skill Book, so that Skill Book Penalty needs to be removed.
Then, adding the Modified Lead General Score, Modified Assistant General Score, and the pair's Six (6) Skill Book Score yields the Total Combined Score for the pair.
If that were written out in a formula, it would be:
TLGS - 3SB + TAGS + PEN + 6SB = TCS
TLGS = Total Lead Score
3SB = Lead General's Three (3) Skill Book Score
TAGS = Total Assistant Score
PEN = Assistant General Skill Book Penalty (if any)
6SB = The Pair's Six (6) Skill Book Score
TCS = Total Combined Score
OTHER EVONY INFORMATION SOURCES
In addition to this list, please look at other lists and do your own research, so you can make up your own mind. After all, this is only one person’s opinion.
Other Good Resources:
Miser's Guide to Evony - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mNY1fTMXeNatHpC-A9msw
DerrickDefies - https://www.youtube.com/user/scarredbiker
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