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Part 4/12 - Mounted General Rankings [PvP]

Updated: Sep 24

Army General Analysis - PART 4, reviewing Mounted Generals (for PvP).


Note:

  • There are DIFFERENT Mounted Generals for PvM PUSHING that are covered in Part 5.

  • There are also DIFFERENT Mounted Generals for PvM TREASURE HUNTING that are covered in Part 7.

 

Specialty Level for Rankings:


This Army General Category has been ranked by the 4-Yellow Specialty Score that is used for the "Primary Six (6)" Army Generals. See the Developing Army General Specialties in this article for more information.


The primary six (6) army generals are:

  1. Ranged General Rankings [Primary PvP]

  2. In-City Defense (Main Wall) General Rankings [PvP]

  3. Mounted Generals - Monster Killing for Pushing [PvM]

  4. Ground Generals [PvP]

  5. Siege Generals [PvP]

  6. Mounted General Rankings [PvP]

If the 4-Yellow Specialties Ranking is not realistic for this Army General Category, then see the 3-Orange Specialty Rankings and/or the 3-Purple Specialty Rankings that have been included below the primary list.

 

ASCENDING ENHANCEMENT RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General [PvP] Rankings (at maximum Ascending Enhancements and 4-Yellow Specialties Level)

  1. Maximillian I – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 772)

  2. Zhao Yun – Grade: A (92.0% - 710)

  3. Roland – Grade: A- (91.3% - 705)

  4. George A. Custer – Grade: A- (88.2% - 681)

  5. Hannibal – Grade: B+ (86.9% - 671)

  6. Lysander – Grade: B+ (86.7% - 669)

  7. Basil II – Grade: B+ (86.4% - 667)

  8. Ulysses S. Grant [D] – Grade: B+ (85.8% - 662)

  9. Yue Fei – Grade: B+ (85.6% - 661)

  10. Gaius Octavius – Grade: B+ (84.8% - 655)

  11. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: B+ (84.3% - 651)

  12. Prince Eugene – Grade: B (82.5% - 637)

  13. Martinus [D] – Grade: B (80.4% - 621)

  14. El Cid [D] – Grade: B- (78.8% - 608)

  15. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B- (78.8% - 608)

  16. Prince Rhaeger – Grade: C+ (75.4% - 582)

  17. Barbarossa – Grade: C+ (74.6% - 576)

  18. El Cid [ND] – Grade: C+ (74.2% - 573)

  19. Li Jing – Grade: C (70.2% - 542)

  20. Ulysses S. Grant [ND] – Grade: C (68.3% - 527)

  21. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C- (67.4% - 520)

  22. Wei Qing – Grade: C- (65.5% - 506)

  23. Khalid – Grade: C- (64.6% - 499)

  24. King Arthur – Grade: C- (64.0% - 494)

  25. Martinus [ND] – Grade: C (68.6% - 487)

  26. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: D+ (61.4% - 474)

  27. Isabella I [D] – Grade: D+ (60.6% - 468)

  28. Washington – Grade: D+ (57.0% - 440)

  29. Genghis Khan – Grade: D+ (54.7% - 422)

  30. Isabella I [ND] – Grade: D (50.3% - 388)

  31. Robert Guiscard – Grade: D (49.9% - 385)


[D] = Dragon

[ND] = No Dragon

 

Formatting:


Rank #. General Name – Letter Grade (Percent - Total Score) – Description

  1. Specialist Against:

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Dragon:

  4. Acquisition

  5. Culture:

  6. Introduced:

  7. Recommended Specialty Level:

 

4-YELLOW SPECIALTIES RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General [PvP] Rankings (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level)

1. Maximilian I – Grade: A+ (100% - 540) – Very strong Mounted Buffs, excellent Enemy Ranged Attack Debuffs, and strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores all combine to make him an excellent PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +70% (+101% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack: +20%

  8. Reduce Enemy Ranged Defense: +30%

  9. Reduce Enemy All Troop Attack: +10%

  10. Mounted Defense Increase: +30%

  11. Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  12. Dragon: Not required

  13. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  14. Culture: Europe

  15. Introduced: December, 2021

  16. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, since he’s the best option available at all levels.

 

2. Zhao Yun – Grade: A (94.3% - 509) – Very strong Mounted Troop Buffs, and excellent Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores make him an excellent Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +105% (+130% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Ground Attack Increase: +40%

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +20%

  8. Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  11. Culture: China

  12. Introduced: July, 2022

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, unless you also have Maximilian I, otherwise he’s an excellent candidate for 4-Yellow Specialties.

 

3. George A. Custer – Grade: A (93.5% - 505) – Excellent Mounted Troop Buffs, and strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores combine to make him a very strong PvP option. Until proven otherwise, I’m going to assume that he CANNOT use the March Size Increase Skill Book because of the way his “Built-In Skill” is worded.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +100% (+125% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +10%

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +40% (+65% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +20%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  10. Culture: America

  11. Introduced: June, 2022

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but for most people 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire. He’s ranked 2nd at the 3-Orange Specialties Level.

 

4. Roland – Grade: A (92.2% - 498) – Similar to Maximilian I, very strong Mounted Troop Buffs, a good Enemy Ranged Attack Debuff, and good Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores make him a very strong PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +85% (+110% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. Reduce Enemy Ranged Attack: +20%

  6. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  8. Mounted Defense Increase: +35%

  9. Ground Attack Increase: +10%

  10. Dragon: Not required

  11. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the BEST option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Relic Chamber Rewards (RCR) activity.

  12. Culture: Europe

  13. Introduced: April, 2020

  14. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but for most people 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.

 

5. Basil II – Grade: A- (88.9% - 480) – Excellent Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores, good All Troop Attack Buffs, and strong Mounted Troop Buffs combine to make him a very strong Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +50% (+81% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. Ground Attack Increase: +60% (+66% w/ All Troop Attack Increase)

  5. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  6. Reduce Enemy All Troop Attack: +10%

  7. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  8. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  9. Mounted Defense Increase: +15%

  10. Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  11. Ground Defense Increase: +25%

  12. Ground HP Increase: +10%

  13. Dragon: Not required

  14. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  15. Culture: Europe

  16. Introduced: May, 2022

  17. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but for most people 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.

 

6. Ulysses S. Grant – Grade: A- (88.0% - 475) – Very strong secondary Siege Attack Buffs in addition to strong Mounted Attack Buffs combine to make him a very strong PvP option. He needs to bring ANY dragon to max out buffs.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +66% (+91% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Siege Attack Increase: +76%

  7. Ground Attack Increase: +10%

  8. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  9. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  10. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 2nd best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  11. Culture: America

  12. Introduced: July, 2019

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, but only if he is used as your Siege (PvP) General, AND only if you have at least five (5) dragons.

 

7. Hannibal – Grade: B+ (87.4% - 472) – He received a huge upgrade in Version 4.0 (released 11-06-2021) that ties him with Martinus for the highest Mounted Attack Increase score available (+126%). Reasonable tertiary Ground Attack Buffs, and very strong Mounted Buffs make him a strong PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +101% (+126% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +56%

  7. Ground Attack Increase: +25%

  8. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 3rd best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Relic Chamber Rewards (RCR) activity.

  11. Culture: Other

  12. Introduced: First introduced in October, 2018, then changed to Hamilcar Barca in July, 2019. Reintroduced around July/August 2019, then received a major upgrade in November, 2021.

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, but only if you use him as a Monster Killing for Pushing [PvM] General.

 

8. Gaius Octavius – Grade: B+ (86.9% - 469) – Despite the wording of his "Built-In" Skill, he CAN use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book. Additionally, he has some other good Mounted Troop Buffs which make him a strong Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +90% (+121% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted HP Increase: +30%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  10. Culture: Europe

  11. Introduced: August, 2021

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but for most people 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.


9. Martinus – Grade: B+ (84.4% - 456) – Based on Mounted Attack Buffs only, he would be #1, but he can’t use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book. Still, he's tied with Hannibal for the highest Mounted Attack Increase available (+126%), and also makes a strong Mounted PvP option. Needs ANY dragon to max out buffs. Also, makes a much better PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +126%

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +20% (+45% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  8. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 4th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  10. Culture: Other

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, but only if you use him as a Monster Killing for Pushing [PvM] General where he is much stronger.


10. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: B+ (83.9% - 453) – Strong Mounted Attack Buffs, and strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores combine to make him a strong Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +90% (+115% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +30%

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +30%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  10. Culture: Europe

  11. Introduced: March, 2022

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but for most people 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.


11. Prince Eugene – Grade: B (83.1% - 449) – Very strong Mounted Troop Buffs, and strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores make him a solid PvP option. Keep in mind that he CANNOT use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book which hurts his score a bit.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +90%

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +35% (+60% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +45%

  8. Ground Attack Increase: +10%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  11. Culture: Europe

  12. Introduced: June, 2022

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: In his current situation, probably none, he’s probably not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards. If Evony were to fix him, so that he could use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book, he would rank much higher, and his Recommended Specialty Level would need to be reevaluated.


12. Lysander – Grade: B (82.4% - 445) – Strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores, strong Mounted Attack Buffs, and a Rally Capacity Increase combine to make him a solid Mounted PvP option. Additionally, he's one (1) of only four (4) PvP Army Generals, and the only Mounted PvP General with a "Built-In" Rally Capacity Increase Buff. However, unless you are one (1) of the largest keeps in your alliance, and leading a lot of PvP rallies, I’m not sure that attribute will prove to be very useful.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +85% (+110% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Rally Capacity Increase: +15%

  7. Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  8. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events.

  11. Culture: Europe

  12. Introduced: April, 2022

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: For most people none, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards. However, he may be valuable for all-star level (Heavy Spenders), end-game (K40) players who need to increase rally size for PvP.


13. Yue Fei – Grade: B (82.0% - 443) – Good tertiary Ground Attack Buffs in addition to strong Mounted Attack Buffs make him a solid Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +60% (+91% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Ground Attack Increase: +50% (+56% w/ All Troop Attack Increase)

  8. Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 07-15-2022, he's probably the 5th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Relic Chamber Rewards (RCR) activity.

  11. Culture: China

  12. Introduced: August, 2020

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


14. El Cid – Grade: B (81.7% - 441) – Good tertiary Ground Attack Buffs in addition to very strong Mounted and All Troop Attack Buffs make him a solid Mounted PvP option. Needs ANY dragon to max out buffs.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +65% (+106% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +16%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Ground Attack Increase: +55% (+71% w/ All Troop Attack Increase)

  8. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  9. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  10. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, only available in the 5th Daily Event Packs ($100) and possibly during the King’s Scheme, Ekaterina’s Garden, King’s Party, or other pay events. He’s also 1 of the 8 army generals available in the Europe Epic Historic General Chest at level 50 in the Dawn of Civilization Event ($20 for easy mode, or $5 if you work hard at it and complete every task or spend gems for the last few levels).

  11. Culture: Europe

  12. Introduced: July, 2020

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: Probably none, he’s probably not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


15. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B- (76.9% - 415) – Good secondary Siege Attack Increase in addition to very strong Mounted Attack Increase makes him a good Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +65% (+96% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Siege Attack Increase: +15% (+21% w/ All Troop Attack Increase)

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 07-15-2022, he's probably the 6th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: Other

  11. Introduced: July, 2021

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


16. Prince Rhaeger – Grade: B- (75.9% - 410) – A good all-around general that can be used for any troop type, but has the most specialties focused on mounted troops. This makes him a good Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Any type of opponent depending on how he is set up, in this case opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +20% (+76% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +31%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 7th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC).

  9. Culture: Other

  10. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


17. Barbarossa – Grade: C+ (73.1% - 395) – Solid Mounted Buffs and a good March Size Increase bonus make him a reasonable option for Mounted PvP.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +61% (+86% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +16%

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +36% (+61% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +26%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 8th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity. Additionally, he’s been added to the list of possible prizes in the Royal Thief activity (replacing Mehmed II).

  10. Culture: Europe

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.

Note: Barbarossa can only use the Level 4 March Size Increase Skill Book. The level 1-3 March Size Increase Skill Books do not work on him. Adjust your skill book choices accordingly. Or, maybe you’re feeling lucky?


18. Li Jing – Grade: C+ (71.7% - 387) – Based on mounted damage skills and specialties only, he would rank much higher in the list, however he can’t use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book. Still, a reasonable Mounted PvP option, but he’s a much stronger PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +105%

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +10% (+35% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +20%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 9th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  10. Culture: China

  11. Introduced: September, 2018

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


19. Wei Qing – Grade: C- (65.5% - 361) – Good Mounted Attack Increase and Enemy Troop Debuffs make him a fair Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +55% (+86% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 10th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  9. Culture: China

  10. Introduced: September, 2019

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


T-20. Khalid – Grade: C- (64.4% - 348) – Very strong secondary Siege Buffs in addition to Mounted Buffs make him a fair Mounted PvP option. Most of his specialties are focused on siege, so he’s a stronger Siege PVP General.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +40% (+65% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Siege Attack Increase: +70%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 11th best option available in the Tavern.

  9. Culture: Arabia

  10. Introduced: November, 2018

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


T-20. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C- (64.4% - 348) – Good tertiary Ground Attack Increase in addition to good Mounted Attack Increase make him a fair Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +56% (+87% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Ground Attack Increase: +46% (+52% w/ All Troop Attack Increase)

  8. Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 12th best option available in the Tavern.

  11. Culture: Japan

  12. Introduced: January, 2019

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


22. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: D+ (61.3% - 331) – Fair Mounted Buffs and Enemy Troop Debuffs make him a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +35% (+60% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +70%

  7. Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense: +10%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 13th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  10. Culture: Japan

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


23. King Arthur – Grade: D+ (59.3% - 320) – Good Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, Politics) scores, weak Mounted Buffs, and a substantial March Size Increase all combine make to him a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Any type of opponent depending on how he is set up.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +10% (+35% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +25%

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +0% (+25% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Siege Attack Increase: +10%

  8. Reduce Enemy All Troop Attack: +6%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 14th best option available in the Tavern.

  11. Culture: Europe

  12. Introduced: May, 2018

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


24. Isabella I – Grade: D+ (56.1% - 303) – Fair Mounted Buffs and good Siege Buffs make her a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed. She is much stronger as a Siege PVP General. Strangely, requires any SACRED dragon to max out buffs (dragons are usually required for much stronger generals).

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +10% (+35% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +20% (+32% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Siege Attack Increase: +60%

  7. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, she's probably the 15th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  8. Dragon: Any SACRED dragon

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: May, 2019

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: None, she’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


25. Robert Guiscard – Grade: D+ (52.0% - 281) – Weak Basic Attribute scores, good Mounted Buffs, and a couple small Enemy Debuffs all combine to make him a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed. Unfortunately, he can’t use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book, which further hurts his score.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +65%

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +6% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +30% (+55% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Ground Attack Increase: +20%

  8. Mounted Defense Increase: +20%

  9. Dragon: Not required

  10. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, he's probably the 16th best option available in the Tavern.

  11. Culture: Europe

  12. Introduced: June, 2020

  13. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


26. Genghis Khan – Grade: D (51.1% - 278) – Weak Basic Attribute scores, low Mounted Buffs, and a substantial March Size Increase all combine to make him a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Any type of opponent depending on how he is set up.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. March Size Increase: +31%

  4. Mounted Attack Increase: +20% (+45% w/ Skill Book)

  5. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Ground Attack Increase: +10%

  7. Mounted HP Increase: +0% (+25% w/ Skill Book)

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 25 and above), probably the 17th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: Other

  11. Introduced: June, 2018

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


27. Washington – Grade: D (49.8% - 269) – Terrible Basic Attribute scores, and reasonably good Mounted Buffs combine to make him a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed. He also can’t use the Mounted Attack Bonus Skill Book, which further hurts his score. He’s probably a bit better as a Mounted PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +81%

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +10% (+35% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +36%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 25 and above), probably the 18th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: America

  11. Introduced: July, 2018

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


28. Xiang Yu – Grade: D (42.2% - 228) – The only purple (not gold) quality general on the list. Weak Basic Attribute scores, weak specialties, and weak Mounted Buffs make him a weaker Mounted PvP option, but still probably better than any general not listed. He also can’t use the Mounted Attack Bonus Skill Book, which further hurts his score.

  1. Specialist Against: Opponents that are heavy on Ground Troops.

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +45%

  4. Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase: +0% (+20% w/ Skill Book)

  5. March Size Increase: +0% (+12% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +10% (+35% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Reduce Enemy All Troop Defense: +10%

  8. Dragon: Not required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 25 and above), probably the 19th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: China

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, he’s not worth investing Runestones because there are vastly superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.

 

3-ORANGE SPECIALTIES RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General [PvP] rankings (at 3-Orange Specialties Level)

  1. Maximilian I – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 420)

  2. George A. Custer – Grade: A+ (98.1% - 412)

  3. Zhao Yun – Grade: A+ (95.5% - 401)

  4. Basil II – Grade: A+ (95.5% - 401)

  5. Roland – Grade: A (92.6% - 389)

  6. Ulysses S. Grant [D] – Grade: A- (90.2% - 379)

  7. Gaius Octavius – Grade: A- (89.0% - 374)

  8. Yue Fei – Grade: A- (89.0% - 374)

  9. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: A- (87.6% - 368)

  10. Hannibal – Grade: B+ (86.0% - 361)

  11. Lysander – Grade: B+ (86.0% - 361)

  12. Prince Eugene – Grade: B+ (84.0% - 353)

  13. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B (82.9% - 348)

  14. Martinus [D] – Grade: B (82.4% - 346)

  15. El Cid [D] – Grade: B (82.1% - 345)

  16. Prince Rhaeger – Grade: B- (76.0% - 319)

  17. Li Jing – Grade: C (71.4% - 300)

  18. Wei Qing – Grade: C (70.0% - 294)

  19. Barbarossa – Grade: C (69.5% - 292)

  20. Khalid – Grade: C- (66.4% - 279)

  21. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C- (66.2% - 278)

  22. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: C- (63.6% - 267)

  23. King Arthur – Grade: C- (62.1% - 261)

  24. Isabella I [D] – Grade: D+ (56.7% - 238)

  25. Genghis Khan – Grade: D (53.3% - 224)

  26. Robert Guiscard – Grade: D (49.5% - 208)

  27. Xiang Yu – Grade: D (49.0% - 206)

  28. Washington – Grade: D (47.9% - 201)

[D] = Dragon

 

3-PURPLE SPECIALTIES RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General [PvP] Rankings (at 3-Purple Specialties Level)

  1. Maximilian I – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 405)

  2. George A. Custer – Grade: A+ (98.3% - 398)

  3. Basil II – Grade: A+ (96.0% - 389)

  4. Zhao Yun – Grade: A (95.1% - 385)

  5. Roland – Grade: A (91.6% - 371)

  6. Ulysses S. Grant [D] – Grade: A- (90.4% - 366)

  7. Gaius Octavius – Grade: A- (88.4% - 358)

  8. Yue Fei – Grade: A- (88.4% - 358)

  9. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: A- (87.9% - 356)

  10. Hannibal – Grade: B+ (85.9% - 348)

  11. Lysander – Grade: B+ (85.4% - 346)

  12. Prince Eugene – Grade: B (82.7% - 335)

  13. El Cid [D] – Grade: B (82.0% - 332)

  14. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B (82.0% - 332)

  15. Martinus [D] – Grade: B (81.5% - 330)

  16. Prince Rhaeger – Grade: C+ (74.8% - 303)

  17. Li Jing – Grade: C (70.1% - 284)

  18. Barbarossa – Grade: C (68.9% - 279)

  19. Wei Qing – Grade: C (68.6% - 278)

  20. Khalid – Grade: C- (66.9% - 271)

  21. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C- (65.4% - 265)

  22. King Arthur – Grade: C- (63.0% - 255)

  23. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: C- (62.2% - 252)

  24. Isabella I [D] – Grade: D+ (57.5% - 233)

  25. Genghis Khan – Grade: D (52.3% - 212)

  26. Xiang Yu – Grade: D (48.4% - 196)

  27. Robert Guiscard – Grade: D (46.9% - 190)

  28. Washington – Grade: D (45.9% - 186)

[D] = Dragon

 

Skill Book Preferences (in Order)

  1. Mounted Attack Increase: +25%

  2. Mounted (Movement) Speed: +20%

  3. March Size Increase: +12%

  4. Siege Attack Increase: +25%

  5. Ground Attack Increase: +25%

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +25%

 

Dragons for Mounted PvP


Whenever possible, dragons should be placed on PvP Generals (mostly because I hate moving dragons). VERY few players have five (5) dragons, so the dragons should assigned per the following:

  1. Ranged PvP - Celtic Demon (1st Dragon - Red) or upgrade to Ladon (6th Dragon - Turquoise)

  2. Mounted PvP - Fafnir (2nd Dragon - Purple) or upgrade to Nidhogg (5th Dragon - Dark Blue)

  3. In-City Defense (Main Wall) - Dragon of Thebes (4th Dragon - Gold)

  4. Ground PvP - Norway Ridge (3rd Dragon - Light Blue) or upgrade to Amaterasu (7th Dragon - White)

  5. Siege PvP - Fafnir (2nd Dragon - Purple) or upgrade to Colchian (8th Dragon - Green)

  6. Mounted PvM for Pushing - Fafnir (2nd Dragon - Purple)

  7. Subordinate City Battle (PvP) - Norway Ridge (3rd Dragon - Light Blue)

If Nidhogg (5th Dragon - Dark Blue) can be obtained by reaching the Top 200 in the regular season of Battle of Chalons (BoC), then Fafnir (on Mounted PvP) can be replaced and re-assigned to the Siege PvP General, because it also provides extra Siege Attack Bonuses. But Top 100 in BoC typically requires being a HEAVY spender, spending enough to buy four (4) packages per day (or about US $85/day or about US $2,500-$5,000/month).

 

Please let me know if I missed any good Mounted PvP Generals, or if you have an unlisted general you would like run through the algorithm to get a grade/score.


If you have any comments, requests, or questions, please let me know in the comments section below. Also, directing my attention to any mistakes is especially appreciated.


Thanks,

DD

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