Boudica is, in my opinion, one of the best commanders in Rise of Kingdoms. She’s great when it comes to fighting against barbarians on the map, but can also be used successfully in the Expeditions or even in PvP combat.
And in today’s article we’re going to talk more about her, with a complete Boudica review and impressions article so you can decide if she’s a commander that’s worth investing in (or not).
This article also marks the first in a series of articles about all commanders in the game. I’ll have a review and impressions posted for each of them, and we’ll start with my current favorite for early levels – Boudica:
Boudica is an Epic commander, meaning that it should be slightly easier to get statues for her in order to improve her skills.
This also means that she’s weaker, in terms of power and skill numbers compared to rarer commanders (the Legendary ones) – but she can potentially make up for that as she can be upgraded faster.
But I still believe that she’s a great commander and I don’t feel bad for investing resources in developing her.
You can check out her overview above and read the description for a bit of a history lesson. But what matters the most to us is how good is she in the game, so let’s just talk about it!
UPDATE: The commanders have been tweaked by a recent update. If you want to check out my recommended Boudica build after the update, don’t hesitate to do so!
Boudica is a Rise of Kingdoms hero that has the following specializations: Integration, Pacekeeping and Skill (these are basically the three talent trees that she has access to, making her stronger against barbarians, improving her skills and/or leading armies with multiple types of troops).
Her active skill (the one unlocked at 1 star) is very powerful. It also means that she’s better against barbarian units on the map, simply dealing more damage to them. She also has the skills to make that happen:
So, which are Boudica’s skills and, most importantly, are they good enough? Let’s check them out below:
Lament of the Insurgent (active skill): Deals massive damage to the target and reduces its rage. Decreases the target troops’ attack by 10% in for the next seconds.
The starting bonuses here are relatively low, with just 225 damage dealt, 10% attack reduction and 50 Rage reduction, but if you skill this up all the way to the max, you can get to 600 damage, 25% damage reduction and 100 Rage reduction which is pretty impressive against both barbarians, other players and Expeditions.
Group Battle: the second skill you unlock is entirely focused on dealing more damage to barbarians. She starts with a 5% bonus and goes all the way to 25% at level 5
Celtic Blood: Her second skill gives her rage restoring abilities, as well as troop healing on lightly wounded units.
She automatically activates this skill when she casts her active one, and starts with 10 rage restoration and 150 healing factor, going all the way to 50 and 400. Pretty useful skill in difficult battles, but not that much otherwise.
Queen of the Iceni: A really interesting passive skill that has a chance of activating constantly, increasing the damage done by own troops by a specific percentage, from 10% to 150%.
Again, this is extremely useful in all types of battles, but maxing this skill up is really hard work.
Roar of the Insurgent: Boudica’s commander expertise (when all the previous skills are maxed) deals massive damage to the target, reduces its rage and decreases the attack of their troops.
I got Boudica to level 40 and that is the build that I am using. You might want to focus instead of skill on the Integration tree, since you will be mostly fighting Barbarians with her, using mixed battles.
This was my first build so not really the best possible approach to her, but it still works well in my opinion.
Remember that I have offered a link above to a recommended Boudica build, make sure to check that one out as well!
Boudica closing thoughts
As I said, I like Boudica and I don’t regret investing in her early on. Of course, I could’ve focused on better commanders, but in my instance, I didn’t have others available.
So she became a really solid choice for conducting barbarian raids and even attacking other players if needed.
With a bit of luck getting statues to Skill her up, choosing the right Talents and pairing her up with a good support, she can become a deadly commander.
So if you have her, there’s no reason to ignore investing in her as she’s quite a barbarian slayer and can easily deal with other players as well. Myself and many other players use her as the main weapon against barbarians.
What do you think about Boudica? Is she a solid hero or you’d rather focus on upgrading somebody else? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!