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Part 7/12 - Mounted Generals: Monster Killing for Treasure Rankings [PvM Treasure]

Updated: Sep 15

Army Generals Analysis - PART 7, reviewing Mounted Generals: Monster Killing for Treasure [PvM Treasure] Rankings


Ideally, you'll probably want a good PvM Treasure Army General on all your monster marches, except if you are leading the march and/or expecting wounded (see Part 5 - Mounted PvM for Pushing). That’s possibly six (6) PvM Treasure Army Generals, if you plan to kill monsters with all six (6) of your marches.


Personally, I like to have at least one (1) march out gathering at all times. So, for me, five (5) PvM Treasure Army Generals would be enough.

 

Specialty Level for Rankings:


Instead of the typical 4-Yellow Specialty Score used for the primary six (6) army generals, the generals in this category have been ranked by the 3-Orange Specialty Score because very few people will play the game long enough or spend enough money to get this category of army generals to 4-Yellow specialties. 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]

 

ASCENDING ENHANCEMENT RANKINGS – v3.3.2a


Monster Killing for Treasure [PvM Treasure] Rankings (at maximum Ascending Enhancements and 4-Yellow Specialties Level)

  1. Caesar [D] – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 318)

  2. Caesar [ND] – Grade: A+ (98.4% - 313)

  3. Theodora – Grade: A+ (96.5% - 307)

  4. Baibars – Grade: A- (89.0% - 283)

  5. Aethelflaed – Grade: B+ (85.5% - 272)

  6. Nathanael Greene - Grade: C- (65.1% - 207)

  7. Huo Qubing – Grade: D+ (59.7% - 190)

  8. Seleucus I – Grade: D+ (55.3% - 176)

[D] = Dragon

[ND] = Dragon

 

4-YELLOW SPECIALTIES RANKINGS – v3.3.2a


Monster Killing for Treasure [PvM Treasure] Rankings (at 4-Yellow Specialties Level):

  1. Caesar [D] – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 296)

  2. Theodora – Grade: A+ (96.6% - 286)

  3. Baibars - Grade: A (93.6% - 277)

  4. Aethelflaed – Grade: B+ (83.8% - 248)

  5. Nathanael Greene - Grade: C+ (73.5% - 190)

  6. Sanada Yukimura - Grade: C (70.9% - 186)

  7. Huo Qubing - Grade: D+ (60.5% - 179)

  8. Spartacus - Grade: D+ (58.8% - 174)

  9. Hernando Cortes - Grade: D+ (58.8% - 174)

  10. Seleucus I - Grade: D+ (56.4% - 160)

  11. Cleopatra – Grade: D (52.0% - 154)

[D] = Dragon

 

Ranking format:


Ranking # - General Name – Letter Grade with (Percent & Total Score) in parentheses – Description

  1. Specialist Against:

  2. Strongest Buffs:

  3. Dragon:

  4. Acquisition:

  5. Culture:

  6. Introduced:

  7. Recommended Specialty Level: This is an important consideration for this army general category.

 

3-ORANGE SPECIALTY RANKINGS – v3.3.2a


Monster Killing for Treasure [PvM Treasure] Rankings (at 3-Orange Specialties Level):

1. Theodora – Grade: A+ (100% - 249) – She starts at +10% Increase Double Drop rate and can add another +15% with her 2nd specialty, then another 18% with a skill book for a total of +43% Increase Double Drop rate, the highest possible total. At the three (3) orange specialties level, she can obtain a total of +37% Increase Double Drop rate, also the highest possible total. On the down side, it’s not currently possible to obtain more than one (1) copy of this army general.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +19% (+37% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

  5. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +30%

  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, very few people will play the game long enough or spend enough money to get this category of army generals to four (4) yellow specialties.

 

2. Caesar – Grade: A (94.0% - 234) – He starts at +0% Increase Double Drop rate and can add another +15% with his 2nd specialty, then another 18% with a skill book for a total of +33% Increase Double Drop rate, the 3rd highest possible total. At the three (3) orange specialties level, he can obtain a total of +27% Increase Double Drop rate, the 2nd highest possible total.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +9% (+27% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

  5. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +20%

  6. Dragon: ANY Dragon (if only using for PvM Treasure Hunting (rally joining), the dragon is optional)

  7. 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.

  8. Culture: Europe

  9. Introduced: June, 2021

  10. Recommended Specialty Level: maybe 4 Yellow, he can also be the primary PvM for Pushing army general, so that maybe makes him worth maxing out all four (4) specialties.

 

3. Aethelflaed – Grade: B+ (83.9% - 209) – She starts at +0% Increase Double Drop rate and can add another +15% with her 2nd specialty, then another 18% with a skill book for a total of +33% Increase Double Drop rate, the 3rd highest possible total. At the three (3) orange specialties level, he can obtain a total of +27% Increase Double Drop rate, the 2nd highest possible total.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +9% (+27% w/ Skill Book)

  4. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

  5. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45%

  6. Reduce Monster Attack: +15%

  7. Dragon: Not Required

  8. 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).

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: February, 2021

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4 Yellow, she can also be the primary PvM for Pushing army general, so that maybe makes her worth maxing out all four (4) specialties.

 

4. Baibars - Grade: B- (76.3% - 190) – He starts at +25% Increase Double Drop rate and can add another +16% for a total of +41% Increase Double Drop when all four (4) specialties are maxed out (4 yellow), the 2nd highest possible total. At zero specialties, he has by far the highest possible Increase Double Drop rate at +25%. At the 3-Orange Specialties Level, his total remains +25% Increase Double Drop rate, so unless you are planning to take Baibars to the 4-Yellow Specialty Level (very difficult) or leave this category of generals at the Zero Specialty Level, you are better off with other options for PvM Treasure Generals.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +25%

  4. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

  5. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +45%

  6. Dragon: Not Required

  7. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), by far the BEST option available in the Tavern.

  8. Culture: Arabia

  9. Introduced: July, 2018

  10. Recommended Specialty Level: Maybe 4 Yellow, since there is only one (1) general better when maxing out all four (4) of his specialties.

 

T-5. Sanada Yukimura - Grade: C (69.5% - 173) – Don’t let the low score fool you, everyone probably needs to have at least one (1) copy of Sanada in their final Army General line-up. He’s one (1) of only two (2) Army Generals with built-in debuffs against boss monsters, and the only general that will help rally leaders get to zero wounded faster (with Reduce Monster Defense). For smaller keeps (not in the top 10 largest keeps in the alliance), he is a great Army General to have available early, maybe even worth getting multiple copies.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Reduce Monster Defense: +5%

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

  5. Monster March Speed Increase: +24% (+94% w/ Skill Books)

  6. Reduce Monster Attack: +9%

  7. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +20%

  8. Dragon: Not Required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 2nd best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: Japan

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: Purple or Orange for the first two (2) specialties only (the third specialty doesn’t make him any better).


T-5. Spartacus - Grade: C (69.5% - 173) – One (1) of three (3) Army Generals on the list that increase marching speed to monsters. For “free” players who are missing out on boss monster rallies because of march speed, he is a great Army General to have available.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 3-Orange Specialties Level):

  3. Monster March Speed Increase: +75% (+100% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +6% (+51% w/ Skill Book)

  6. Mounted Defense Increase: +6%

  7. Dragon: Not Required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 3rd best option available in the Tavern.

  9. Culture: Other

  10. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: None, specialties don’t make him any better.


7. Nathanael Greene - Grade: C (69.1% - 172) – The only Army General that can reduce stamina costs. For “free” players who are conserving stamina, he is a great Army General to have available, maybe even worth getting multiple copies.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Reduce Stamina Cost: +25%

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

  5. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

  6. Monster Mounted Attack Increase: +6%

  7. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +6%

  8. Dragon: Not Required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 4th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: America

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, specialties don’t make him any better.


8. Hernando Cortes - Grade: C- (65.5% - 163) – He’s one (1) of only two (2) army generals with built-in debuffs against boss monsters, and the only general that will help rally leaders get less wounded (if they can’t get to zero wounded) with Reduce Monster Attack). For smaller keeps (not in the top 10 largest keeps in the alliance), he is a good army general to have available early, but not worth getting multiple copies or investing many resources into.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Reduce Monster Attack: +5%

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

  5. Monster March Speed Increase: +24% (+94% w/ Skill Books)

  6. All Troop Attack Increase: +10%

  7. Dragon: Not Required

  8. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 27 and above), probably the 5th best option available in the Tavern.

  9. Culture: Europe

  10. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  11. Recommended Specialty Level: Green or Blue Level for the 2nd specialty only (the 1st and 3rd specialties don’t make him any better).


9. Huo Qubing - Grade: C- (64.7% - 161) – One (1) of three (3) Army Generals on the list that increase marching speed to monsters. For “free” players who are missing out on boss monster rallies because of march speed, he is a great Army General to have available.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 3-Orange Specialties Level):

  3. Reduce Marching Time: 20%

  4. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

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

  6. Mounted Attack Increase: +6%

  7. Mounted Defense Increase: +6%

  8. Dragon: Not Required

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

  10. Culture: China

  11. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, specialties don’t make him any better.


10. Seleucus I - Grade: C- (64.3% - 160) – One (1) of three (3) Army Generals on the list that increase marching speed to monsters. For “free” players who are missing out on boss monster rallies because of march speed, he is a great Army General to have available.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at 3-Orange Specialties Level):

  3. Monster March Speed Increase: +35% (+80% w/ Skill Book)

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

  5. Mounted Attack Increase: +6%

  6. Dragon: Not Required

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

  8. Culture: Other

  9. Introduced: Unknown (before January, 2018)

  10. Recommended Specialty Level: None, specialties don’t make him any better.


11. Cleopatra – Grade: C- (61.8% - 154) – She starts at +20% Increase Double Drop and doesn’t have any specialties to improve that.

  1. Specialist Against: Boss Monsters (for Treasure)

  2. Strongest Buffs (at first 3 Orange Specialties):

  3. Increase Double Drop from Monsters: +20%

  4. Monster March Speed Increase: +0% (+70% w/ Skill Books)

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

  6. Monster Mounted HP Increase: +6%

  7. Monster Mounted Defense Increase: +6%

  8. Dragon: Not Required

  9. Acquisition: Relatively EASY (at Tavern Level 25 and above), probably the 8th best option available in the Tavern.

  10. Culture: Other

  11. Introduced: September, 2018

  12. Recommended Specialty Level: None, specialties don’t make her any better.

 

3-PURPLE SPECIALTIES RANKINGS – v3.3.2a


Monster Killing for Treasure [PvM Treasure] Rankings (at 3-Purple Specialties Level):

  1. Theodora – Grade: A+ (100.0% - 234)

  2. Caesar [D] – Grade: A (93.2% - 218)

  3. Aethelflaed – Grade: B (82.5% - 193)

  4. Baibars - Grade: B (80.8% - 189)

  5. Spartacus - Grade: C+ (73.9% - 173)

  6. Nathanael Greene - Grade: C+ (73.5% - 172)

  7. Sanada Yukimura - Grade: C (70.9% - 166)

  8. Huo Qubing - Grade: C (68.8% - 161)

  9. Seleucus I - Grade: C (68.4% - 160)

  10. Hernando Cortes - Grade: C (67.5% - 158)

  11. Cleopatra – Grade: C- (65.8% - 154)

[D] = Dragon

 

Skill Book Recommendations:

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

  2. March Speed Increase: +25%

  3. March Speed Increase to Monsters: +45%

  4. Monster Experience Bonus: +25%

  5. The skill books in Part 5 - Mounted PvM would also work.

Note: 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 recommend using this skill book, so I tend to believe that’s true.

 

Please let me know if I missed any good Mounted Generals: Monster Killing for Treasure (PvM - Treasure), or if there is 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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