Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca

LeadershipLeadership – ConqueringConquering – AttackAttack
Title:Carthage’s Guardian
Civilization: Other Nations Other
Base Power:1,100
Rarity: Legendary

Hannibal Barca Summary:

In this following guide, we will give you some overview of Hannibal Barca’s skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms. Hopefully, this guide will help new and experienced players to make the most of his strength in the game.

He is an interesting legendary Commander who is well-known for leading a mixed army. If you want to find a Commander that can lead more than 3 types of units in your army, he is definitely the best choice. He can deal an AoE debuff to multiple targets while dealing a decent amount of damage to affected enemies and he can also support his troops with buffs.

To summon Hannibal Barca, you will need 10 Hannibal Barca sculptures, which can obtain throughout events, the VIP shop, and golden chests. There is another way to obtain his sculpture to buy privilege chests, which is available for VIP 10 up to VIP 14.

Hannibal Barca’s Skills

War Elephants

War ElephantsRage Requirement: 1000

Deals a direct damage to a single target. This target’s defense and damage will be decreased for the next 5 seconds.

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  • Direct Damage Factor: 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 / 400
  • Damage/Defense Reduction: 10% / 13% / 16% / 20% / 25%

This is a decent skill. Although it doesn’t deal much damage to a single target, it has a defense reduction, which will allow Hannibal’s troops to deal more damage. And the damage reduction will help his troop to survive longer in the battle.

Envelopment Tactics

Envelopment TacticsIncreasing Hannibal’s troops when his army has 2 different types of units. When his army contains 3 different unit types, further increases his troop damage. (Warriors and swordsmen are similar unit type, while warriors and slingers are 2 completely different units)

 

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Bonus Damage (2 Unit Types): 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Bonus Damage (3 Unit Types): 5% / 6% / 7% / 8% / 10%

 

This is a very powerful skill which gives Hannibal’s troops 10% more damage when there are 3 different kinds of units in his army. This will also cover other unit’s weakness by providing a counter against the enemy’s army.

Siege

SiegeHannibal has a 10% chance to heal several of his slightly wounded troops when attacking a Governor’s garrison.

 

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Healing Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

A very strong passive skill when attacking other Governor’s garrisons. The 1000 healing factor will help Hannibal to mitigate some of the damage, and it definitely will reduce the casualties in the battle.

Expedition

Increase Hannibal’s troop capacity. After using an active skill, increases his troop damage for 3 seconds if he fights outside of his Alliance territory.

 

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Troop Capacity Bonus: 3% / 4.5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Damage Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

 

This is a unique skill. It encourages Hannibal to fight outside of your Alliance territory, which is good if you want to invade or take over other Alliances. And also Hannibal’s troop capacity will increase by 10%, which let him bring more troop in the fight.

War Elephant Trample

War Elephant TrampleHannibal deals direct damage of 400 to a single target and then deals additional damage of 300 to 3 different targets in a fan-shaped area on the next turn. These targets’ attack and defense will be reduced by 25% for the next 3 seconds.

This passive skill will improve Hannibal’s active skill. Not only it deals 400 damage to a single target, but it also deals 300 damage to 3 different targets in a forward direction as additional damage. The enemies will receive a debuff which reduces their defense and attack by 25% for 3 seconds. This is an incredibly good skill when it comes to fighting against multiple enemy targets.

Recommended Talent Trees for Hannibal Barca

Conqueror build

Hannibal 16 40 18

This build will improve Hannibal’s damage toward other Governor’s cities, and it also improves Hannibal’s rage recharge rate to help him maintain his active skill uptime.

PvP build

Hannibal 36 7 31

Since it is the build for PvP, we improve his defense by investing in defensive nodes like Armored to the Teeth, Strategic Prowess, and Effortless. He will also gain 3% more attack damage when leading 3 or more army types.

Pairing Commanders for Hannibal Barca

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • Caesar is a very powerful legendary Commander; with his buff in both defense and offense we can create an excellent synergy with Hannibal Barca.
  • It is recommended that Caesar should be the primary Commander for this pairing so that Hannibal Barca’s damage will benefit a lot with Caesar’s buff.
  • If you don’t have Caesar, you can use Scipio Africanus as a replacement, but the role will be changed. Scipio should serve as the secondary Commander.

Aethelflaed

Aethelflaed

  • If you want to farm some barbarians, Aethelflaed is definitely one of the best choices because she is excelling at killing barbarians quickly with her set of skills.
  • She will synergize well with Hannibal since she is also very good at leading multi-army.
  • If you don’t have Aethelflaed, Lohar or Boudica are also good options.