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Part 5/12 - Mounted Generals: Monster Killing for Pushing Rankings [PvM Pushing]

Updated: Sep 24

Army General Analysis - PART 5, reviewing Mounted Generals: Monster Killing for Pushing [PvM Pushing] Rankings.


For PvM Pushing (the strongest bosses you can kill), Caesar, Athaelflaed, Theodora and Baibers, all PvM specialists, have been ranked against the Mounted PvP Generals.


Unlike Mounted PvP, generals that focus on Mounted Attack Increase, will do better in this ranking, since secondary damage does not help in PvM. Also, Toughness Buffs only help to reduce wounded, but do NOT prevent wounded (bring wounded to zero).


Note:

  • There are DIFFERENT Mounted Generals for PvP that are covered in Part 4.

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


For Mounted PvM Pushing Generals, the most important goal is getting to zero wounded on B12+ boss monsters as quickly as possible. So, the old saying, “the best defense is a good offense”, will be very relevant for this army general category. Thusly, Mounted Attack Increase and Monster Mounted Attack Increase have been very heavily weighted in the calculations below.


Note: The top 3-5 largest keeps in the alliance may want to make the Mounted Monster Killing (for Pushing) General [PvM - Pushing] a higher priority, since they will likely be leading boss rallies most of the time.

 

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 Generals (for PvM Pushing) Rankings (at maximum Ascending Enhancements and 4-Yellow Specialties Level)

  1. Zhao Yun – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 542)

  2. George A. Custer – Grade: A+ (98.2% - 532)

  3. Martinus [D] – Grade: A+ (98.2% - 532)

  4. Aethelflaed – Grade: A+ (98.2% - 532)

  5. Roland – Grade: A+ (97.8% - 530)

  6. Lysander – Grade: A+ (97.4% - 528)

  7. Caesar [D] – Grade: A+ (95.9% - 520)

  8. Gaius Octavius – Grade: A (95.4% - 517)

  9. Prince Eugene – Grade: A (95.2% - 516)

  10. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: A (94.5% - 512)

  11. Hannibal – Grade: A (94.1% - 510)

  12. Maximillian I – Grade: A (93.5% - 507)

  13. Caesar [ND] – Grade: A- (91.3% - 495)

  14. Barbarossa – Grade: B+ (86.2% - 467)

  15. Yue Fei – Grade: B+ (86.0% - 466)

  16. Li Jing – Grade: B+ (83.6% - 465)

  17. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B+ (84.5% - 458)

  18. Ulysses S. Grant [D] – Grade: B (82.7% - 448)

  19. Robert Guiscard – Grade: B- (78.4% - 425)

  20. Basil II – Grade: B- (78.0% - 423)

  21. El Cid [D] – Grade: B- (77.3% - 419)

  22. Washington – Grade: B- (75.6% - 410)

  23. Wei Qing – Grade: C+ (74.4% - 403)

  24. Theodora – Grade: C+ (74.0% - 401)

  25. Martinus [ND] – Grade: C+ (73.4% - 398)

  26. El Cid [ND] – Grade: C+ (72.7% - 394)

  27. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C+ (72.9% - 395)

  28. Prince Rhaegar – Grade: C+ (72.1% - 391)

  29. King Arthur – Grade: C (70.7% - 383)

  30. Baibars – Grade: C (69.2% - 375)

  31. Ulysses S. Grant [ND] – Grade: C- (67.2% - 364)

  32. Genghis Khan – Grade: C- (63.8% - 346)

  33. Khalid – Grade: C- (62.5% - 339)

  34. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: C- (62.0% - 336)

  35. Isabella I [D] – Grade: D+ (58.5% - 317)

  36. Isabella I [ND] – Grade: D (49.3% - 267)

[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 SPECIALTY RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General (for PvM Pushing) Rankings (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level)


1. George A. Custer – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 445) – Excellent Mounted Troop Buffs, and strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores combine to make him an excellent PvM Pushing option. Despite the wording of his “Built-In” Skill, he is able to use the March Size Increase Skill Book. He has the 4th highest Monster Mounted Attack Increase available (+170%).

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +100% (+170% w/ Skill Books)

  4. March Size Increase: +10%

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +40%

  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: 4-Yellow.

 

2. Martinus – Grade: A+ (97.8% - 435) – Since the Monster Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book is available for this set-up, not being able to use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book is less of a problem. He's tied with George A. Custer for 1st place, but the edge goes the Martinus because of his one (1) point advantage in Monster Mounted Attack Increase. He’s tied with Hannibal for the highest possible Monster Mounted Attack Increase available (+171%). He is an excellent PvM General, but keep in mind, he needs ANY dragon to max out buffs and will likely need to share a dragon with a PvP General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +126% (+171% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  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 BEST option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity, but his pieces seem very rare compared to others.

  10. Culture: Other

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, since he's the highest rated option available in the Tavern, and that will make it easier to get him to maximum Ascending Enhancements level.

 

3. Zhao Yun – Grade: A+ (96.2% - 428) – Excellent Mounted Troop Attack Buffs, and excellent Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores make him an excellent Mounted PvM option. Additionally, he has the highest possible Monster Mounted Attack Increase available (+175%).

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +105% (+175% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Mounted Defense Increase: +20%

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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.

  9. Culture: China

  10. Introduced: July, 2022

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow, since he’s ranked 1st at the Ascending Enhancements Level.

 

4. Hannibal – Grade: A- (91.2% - 406) – He received a huge upgrade in Version 4.0 (released 11-06-2021) that raised his score into a close 4th place just behind Martinus, George A. Custer, and Zhao Yun. He’s tied with Martinus for the 2nd highest possible Monster Mounted Attack Increase score available (+171%), and thus, is an excellent PvM General. Unlike Martinus, he does NOT need a dragon to max out buffs, so he’s probably a better choice for many players.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +101% (+171% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +56%

  6. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  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 2nd best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Relic Chamber Rewards (RCR) activity.

  9. Culture: Other

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

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: Probably 4-Yellow, since he’s one of the best options that doesn’t require a dragon.

 

5. Caesar – Grade: A- (90.8% - 404) – A PvM specialist, he does ok on this list, but I expected him to end up higher. At B12+, he can reduce the number of wounded being taken, but higher ranked generals will get to zero wounded faster. Overall, he is a very strong PvM General, but keep in mind, he needs ANY dragon to max out buffs.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +100% (+131% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  7. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  8. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  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 only if you plan to use him as a Monster Killing for Treasure (PvM) General. For most people 3-Orange, because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.

 

6. Gaius Octavius – Grade: A- (90.2% - 401) – He does surprisingly well on this list. He has very strong Mounted Troop Buffs which makes him an excellent PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +90% (+166% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +30%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: August, 2021

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

 

7. Roland – Grade: A- (89.9% - 400) – Very strong Monster Mounted Attack Buffs make him an excellent PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +85% (+155% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +35%

  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 3rd best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Relic Chamber Rewards (RCR) activity.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: April, 2020

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

 

8. Prince Eugene – Grade: B+ (86.3% - 384) – Very strong Mounted Troop Buffs, and strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores make him a strong PvM General. Keep in mind that he CANNOT use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book, which hurts his score a bit.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +90% (+135% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +35% (+80% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +45%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: June, 2020

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

 

9. Aethelflaed – Grade: A- (88.8% - 395) – A PvM specialist, so she does ok on this list, but not as well as I expected. At B12+, she can reduce the number of wounded being taken, but higher ranked generals will get to zero wounded faster. Overall, she is a strong PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +95% (+120% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  7. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +95%

  8. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  9. Acquisition: VERY DIFFICULT, 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. She’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).

  10. Culture: Europe

  11. Introduced: February, 2021

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but only if you plan to use her as a Monster Killing for Treasure (PvM) General. For most people, 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.

 

10. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: A- (87.9% - 391) – Strong Mounted Attack Buffs, and very strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores combine to make him a very strong PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

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

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

  5. Mounted HP Increase: +30%

  6. Mounted Defense Increase: +30%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: March, 2022

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

 

11. Li Jing – Grade: B+ (85.8% - 382) – He does much better on this list than I expected. Since he CAN use the Monster Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book, not being able to use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book becomes less of a problem. Overall, a strong PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +105% (+150% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  7. Monster 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 4th 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 superior choices available in the Tavern and as Relic Chamber Rewards.


12. Lysander – Grade: B+ (83.6% - 372) – Strong Mounted Attack Buffs, and very strong Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores combine to make him a strong PvM General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +85% (+155% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  6. Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: April, 2022

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


13. Maximilian I – Grade: B (81.6% - 363) – Very strong Mounted Buffs and good Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores make him a strong PvM option. Keep in mind, he makes a much better Mounted PvP General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +70% (+146% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  7. Monster 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: December, 2021

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: 4-Yellow Specialties, but only if he is used as your Mounted PvP General where he's ranked 1st.

14. Barbarossa – Grade: B (81.3% - 362) – Almost purely mounted buff focused, he’s a solid Mounted PvM for Pushing option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +61% (+131% w/ Skill Books)

  4. March Size Increase: +16%

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +36%

  7. Monster 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 5th 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?


15. El Cid – Grade: B- (78.2% - 348) – Very strong Mounted and All Troop Attack Buffs makes him a solid PvM option. However, he needs ANY dragon to max out buffs.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +65% (+151% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +16%

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

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  8. 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).

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: July, 2020

  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-16. Yue Fei – Grade: B- (78.0% - 347) – Strong Mounted Attack Buffs make him a good option for PvM.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +60% (+136% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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. Also, still available in the Relic Chamber Rewards (RCR) activity.

  9. Culture: China

  10. Introduced: August, 2020

  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-16. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B- (78.0% - 347) – Strong Mounted Attack Buffs make him a good PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +65% (+141% w/ Skill Book and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. 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.

  9. Culture: Other

  10. Introduced: July, 2021

  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.


18. Ulysses S. Grant – Grade: B- (77.8% - 346) – Good Mounted Attack Buffs make him a reasonable PvM option. However, he needs to bring ANY dragon to max out buffs.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +66% (+136% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Dragon: ANY Dragon

  6. 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) activity.

  7. Culture: America

  8. Introduced: July, 2019

  9. 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.


19. Basil II – Grade: C+ (74.8% - 333) – Good Basic Attribute (Leadership, Attack, Defense, & Politics) scores, a strong All Troop Attack Buff, and good Mounted Troop Buffs combine to make him a good Mounted PvP option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +50% (+126% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Mounted Defense Increase: +15%

  7. Mounted HP Increase: +10%

  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: May, 2022

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: For most people, 3-Orange, but only if you are using him as a Ground or Mounted PvP General.


20. Robert Guiscard – Grade: C+ (74.2% - 330) – Since he CAN use the Monster Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book, not being able to use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book becomes less of a problem. Overall, he’s a reasonable PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +65% (+110% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +0% (+18% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted HP Increase: +30%

  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 8th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: Europe

  11. Introduced: June, 2020

  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.


21. Wei Qing – Grade: C (71.0% - 316) – Reasonable Mounted Attack Buffs make him a fair PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +55% (+131% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Dragon: Not required

  7. 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.

  8. Culture: China

  9. Introduced: September, 2019

  10. 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. Prince Rhaeger – Grade: C (69.2% - 308) – 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 fair PvM Pushing option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Mounted Attack Increase: +20% (+121% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +31%

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

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  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: 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.


23. Washington – Grade: C (67.9% - 302) – Terrible Basic Attribute scores, and reasonably good Mounted Buffs combine to make him a fair PvM option. Since he CAN use the Monster Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book, not being able to use the Mounted Attack Increase Skill Book becomes less of a problem.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +81% (+126% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10% (+55% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +36%

  7. Dragon: Not required

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

  9. Culture: America

  10. Introduced: July, 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.


24. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C (67.6% - 301) – Reasonable Mounted Attack Buffs make him a fair PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +56% (+132% w/ Skill Books and All Troop Attack Increase)

  4. All Troop Attack Increase: +6%

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

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +20%

  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: Japan

  10. Introduced: January, 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-25. Baibars - Grade: C- (65.2% - 290) – Mostly a Double Drop rate general for PvM Treasure hunting. Makes a weaker PvM Pushing option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45%

  4. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +25%

  5. Dragon: Not Required

  6. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 17th best option available in the Tavern.

  7. Culture: Arabia

  8. Introduced: July, 2018

  9. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4-Yellow, but only if you plan to use him as a Monster Killing for Treasure (PvM) General. For most people, 3-Orange because Runestone Chests are difficult to acquire.


T-25. Genghis Khan – Grade: C- (65.2% - 290) – Weak Basic Attribute scores, low Mounted Buffs, and a substantial March Size Increase all add up to make him a weaker PvM option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +20% (+90% w/ Skill Books)

  4. March Size Increase: +31%

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +10% (+55% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Dragon: Not required

  7. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 15th best option available in the Tavern.

  8. Culture: Other

  9. Introduced: June, 2018

  10. 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. King Arthur – Grade: C- (63.8% - 284) – Good Basic Attribute scores, very weak Mounted Buffs, and a substantial March Size Increase all combine make to him a weaker PvM option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +10% (+80% w/ Skill Books)

  4. March Size Increase: +25%

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +0% (+45% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 16th best option available in the Tavern.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: May, 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.


28. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: C- (61.6% - 274) – Overall, a fair PvM option.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +35% (+105% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +70%

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  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 13th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  9. Culture: Japan

  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.


29. Theodora – Grade: D+ (60.9% - 271) – Mostly a Double Drop rate general for PvM Treasure hunting. She makes a weaker PvM Pushing option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45% (+70% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +25% (+43% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Dragon: Not Required

  7. Acquisition: Fairly EASY, but she’s only available as a 1st purchase bonus. I believe the minimum spending amount is $1.00 US.

  8. Culture: Other

  9. Introduced: August, 2021

  10. Recommended Specialty Level: 3-Orange, but only if you plan to use her as a Monster Killing for Treasure (PvM) General.


30. Khalid – Grade: D+ (59.3% - 264) – Overall, a weaker PvM option, but still probably better than any general not listed. Most of his specialties are focused on siege, so he’s a much stronger Siege PvP General.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +40% (+110% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Dragon: Not required

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

  7. Culture: Arabia

  8. Introduced: November, 2018

  9. 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.


31. Isabella I – Grade: D+ (56.9% - 253) – A weaker PvM option with very weak Mounted Buffs, but she’s 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: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +10% (+80% w/ Skill Books)

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

  5. Dragon: Any SACRED dragon

  6. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above). Available in the Tavern as of 01-27-2022, she's probably the 18th best option available in the Tavern. Also, still available in the Great General’s Chest (GGC) activity.

  7. Culture: Europe

  8. Introduced: May, 2019

  9. 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.


32. Xiang Yu – Grade: D+ (55.3% - 246) – The only purple (not gold) quality general on the list. Weak Basic Attribute scores, weak specialties, and fair Mounted Buffs combine to make him a weaker PvM option, but still probably better than any general not listed.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  3. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45% (+90% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +0% (+45% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: Not required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 19th best option available in the Tavern.

  9. Culture: China

  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.

 

3-ORANGE SPECIALTY RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General (for PvM Pushing) Rankings (at 3-Orange Specialties Level)

  1. George A. Custer – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 362)

  2. Roland – Grade: A- (91.2% - 330)

  3. Martinus [D] – Grade: A- (89.8% - 325)

  4. Zhao Yun – Grade: A- (89.5% - 324)

  5. Gaius Octavius – Grade: A- (88.7% - 321)

  6. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: A- (87.8% - 318)

  7. Prince Eugene – Grade: B+ (87.3% - 316)

  8. Aethelflaed – Grade: B+ (86.7% - 314)

  9. Hannibal – Grade: B+ (85.9% - 311)

  10. Caesar – Grade: B+ (84.5% - 306)

  11. Maximilian I – Grade: B (83.1% - 301)

  12. Li Jing – Grade: B (82.9% - 300)

  13. Lysander – Grade: B (82.6% - 299)

  14. Yue Fei – Grade: B (82.3% - 298)

  15. Basil II – Grade: B (80.9% - 293)

  16. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B (80.1% - 290)

  17. Ulysses S. Grant [D] – Grade: B (80.1% - 290)

  18. Barbarosssa – Grade: B- (78.2% - 283)

  19. El Cid [D] – Grade: B- (77.3% - 280)

  20. Robert Guiscard – Grade: B- (77.1% - 279)

  21. Prince Rhaegar – Grade: C+ (74.0% - 268)

  22. Wei Qing – Grade: C+ (71.5% - 259)

  23. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C (70.2% - 254)

  24. King Arthur – Grade: C (69.3% - 251)

  25. Washington – Grade: C (68.5% - 248)

  26. Genghis Khan – Grade: C (67.7% - 245)

  27. Baibars – Grade: C- (66.6% - 241)

  28. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: C- (66.6% - 241)

  29. Xiang Yu – Grade: C- (65.7% - 238)

  30. Theodora – Grade: C- (63.8% - 231)

  31. Khalid – Grade: C- (63.8% - 231)

  32. Isabella I [D] – Grade: C- (63.0% - 228)

[D] = Dragon

 

3-PURPLE SPECIALTY RANKINGS - v3.3.2a


Mounted General (for PvM Pushing) Rankings (at 3-Purple Specialties Level)

  1. George A. Custer – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 348)

  2. Roland – Grade: A- (90.5% - 315)

  3. Martinus [D] – Grade: A- (88.8% - 309)

  4. Zhao Yun – Grade: A- (88.8% - 309)

  5. Gaius Octavius – Grade: A- (88.8% - 309)

  6. Bertrand du Guesclin – Grade: A- (88.2% - 307)

  7. Aethelflaed – Grade: B+ (87.1% - 303)

  8. Prince Eugene – Grade: B+ (86.5% - 301)

  9. Hannibal – Grade: B+ (85.9% - 299)

  10. Caesar – Grade: B+ (84.8% - 295)

  11. Maximilian I – Grade: B+ (84.8% - 295)

  12. Basil II – Grade: B+ (83.6% - 291)

  13. Lysander – Grade: B (82.5% - 287)

  14. Yue Fei – Grade: B (82.2% - 286)

  15. Li Jing – Grade: B (81.6% - 284)

  16. Ulysses S. Grant [D] – Grade: B (81.6% - 284)

  17. Cyrus the Great – Grade: B (79.9% - 278)

  18. Barbarosssa – Grade: B- (78.4% - 273)

  19. El Cid [D] – Grade: B- (77.9% - 271)

  20. Robert Guiscard – Grade: B- (75.9% - 264)

  21. Prince Rhaegar – Grade: C+ (73.6% - 256)

  22. Wei Qing – Grade: C (71.0% - 247)

  23. King Arthur – Grade: C (71.0% - 247)

  24. Takeda Shingen – Grade: C (70.4% - 245)

  25. Washington – Grade: C (67.8% - 236)

  26. Genghis Khan – Grade: C (67.5% - 235)

  27. Xiang Yu – Grade: C- (67.2% - 234)

  28. Baibars – Grade: C- (67.0% - 233)

  29. Honda Tadakatsu – Grade: C- (67.0% - 233)

  30. Khalid – Grade: C- (66.4% - 231)

  31. Isabella I [D] – Grade: C- (65.5% - 228)

  32. Theodora – Grade: C- (64.9% - 226)

[D] = Dragon

 

Skill Book Recommendations (in Order)

  1. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45%

  2. Mounted Attack Increase: +25%

  3. March Size Increase: +12%

  4. Increase Double Drop from Monsters (Luck): +18%

  5. Monster March Speed Increase: +45%

  6. March Speed Increase: +25%

  7. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +45%

  8. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +45%

  9. Mounted HP Increase: +25%

  10. Mounted Defense Increase: +25%

Keep in mind, the Monster Mounted HP Increase and Monster Mounted Defense Increase Skill Books will help reduce the number of wounded in the "BOSS MONSTER GAPS” at K32-34/B12/B13 (see explanation below), but they will NOT help get the number of wounded to zero.


One note of caution, I’ve read that the Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase Skill Book does NOT work for PvM. Apparently, this has been tested and proven with published data. I’ve also never seen anyone online recommend using this skill book. This will require some more research to find a definitive answer, but for now, be cautious with using Mounted (Movement) Speed Increase Skill Book for PvM Generals.

 

Dragons for PvM Pushing


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 100 in the regular season of Battle of Chalons, then the 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).


Additionally, the Fafnir (on Siege PvP) can be replaced by the Colchian Dragon, if the 2nd round of All-Star Battlefield can be reached. But that typically requires being a VERY HEAVY spender, spending enough to buy five (5) packages per day (or about US $185/day or about US $5,000-$6,000/month).


The Fafnir can then be re-assigned to the Mounted PvM for Pushing General.

 

Boss Monster Gaps


  • The 1st “BOSS MONSTER GAP” is between Boss Levels 11 and 12 (Level 12 boss monsters are in the 75-95 million power range; Kamaitachis; L1 Junior Hydras; L3 Nians; L3 Golems, L3 Lava Turtles, L3 Witches & L3 Warlords; the last 4 Vikings on Normal; the L1 Icebreaker Viking, etc.). Boss Level 12s (B12s) seem to require 1.6 to 2 million T12 Mounted Troops and a REALLY GOOD PvM general to kill them without any wounded. At K33, the largest unbuffed march size is 1.1 million (and still getting 4,000+ wounded with T12 Mounted), so a single person does not seem to be able to kill B12 with T12 troops without getting wounded. So, T13 troops (1.1 million) and a really good PvM general are needed.


  • The 2nd “BOSS MONSTER GAP” is between Boss Levels 12 and 13 (Level 13 boss monsters are in the 96-155 million power range; L3 Ymirs; Fafnirs; L2 Hydras; L2 Knight Bayards; L2 Cerberus; L4 Nians; L4 Golems, L4 Lava Turtles, L4 Witches & L4 Warlords; the L2 Berserker Viking, etc.). Boss Level 13s (B13s) seem to require 1.6 to 2 million T13 Mounted Troops and a REALLY GOOD PvM general to kill them without any wounded. At K34, the largest unbuffed march size is 1.2 million (and still getting 4,000+ wounded with T13 Mounted), so a single person does not seem to be able to kill B13 with T13 troops without getting wounded. So, T14 troops (1.2 million) and a really strong PvM general are needed.

 

Please let me know if I missed any good Mounted PvM (for Pushing) 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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