El Cid

Specialties / Talents


Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was a Castillian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. The Moors called him El Cid, which meant the Lord (probably from the original Arabic al-Sayyid, السَّيِّد). In 1904, after the fall of Valentia, El Cid established an independent principality on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. He ruled over a pluralist society with the popular support of Christians and Muslims alike. The figure of El Cid has been the source for many literary works, beginning with the Canter del Mio Cid, an epic poem from the 12th century which gives a partly-fictionalized account of his life. This poem, along with similar later works such as the Mocedades de Rodrigo, contributed to portray El Cid as a chivalric hero of the Reconquista, making him a legendary figure in Spain.


Dont pair with the following Commanders

richard icharles martelscipio africanus

Scipio – Charles – Richard

This is because when you disable the enemy attack, you will not get the counter attack anyway so there is no point matching El Cid with commanders that have counterattack buffs


Skills and Talent trees

Shield of Francia Active Skill

Deals direct damage to the target, and disables target’s normal attacks and active skills for 1 second.

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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Heavy Infantry Passive Skill

El Cid’s troops have a 10% chance to deal additional damage to the target.

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Additional Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

The Uncrowned King Passive Skill

Increases archer units’ defense and march speed.

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Archer Defence Bonus: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%
Archer March Speed Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

Martel's Counterattack Passive Skill

When Cid’s army has been reduced to less than 50% of his units, increases the damage of all troops and march speed of all troops. The effect lasts until the army is disbanded.

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Damage Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
March Speed Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%

Rise from the Ashes Enchanced: Heavy Infantry

Increases damage dealt to infantry units by archer units by 5%, and decreases damage taken from infantry units by archer units by 5%.

Talent Builds

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