Commander Trust System Guide for Rise of Kingdoms

Build trust with commanders and learn more about their stories and background.

In Rise of Kingdoms, a new feature lets you build trust with commanders and interact with them in your city. This exciting addition lets you explore commanders’ stories further while earning rewards and unlocking exclusive features. This guide provides all the information you need to know about the commander trust system in Rise of Kingdoms. 

How to View a Commanders Trust Level

To check a commander’s trust level, go to the commanders tab and select the commander. Then, select the heart symbol in the top right corner. The trust level, indicated by a number, can reach a maximum of 10. Your progress is shown in the progress bar below the commander.

How to view commander trust level.

How to Increase Commander Trust Level

To boost a commander’s trust level, they must be wandering around your city. Look for the small speech bubble icon above their head to identify when they’re available for interaction.

A commander waiting to be interacted with in the city.

You can’t select which commanders appear in your city; it’s entirely random. If you can’t identify the commander present, tap the small speech icon, and the commander’s name will appear on the screen.

To build trust with a commander, you can do it in one of two ways: by speaking to them or giving them Golden Apples as gifts.

Speaking to Commanders

To talk to commanders, click the speech bubble icon when the commander is selected. You’ll go through some dialogue and interact with different parts by choosing answers. 

Speaking to commanders to increase trust level.

Then, you’ll earn trust points shown on the progress bar along with the trust level. You’ll also receive in-game rewards like speed-ups, resources, dazzling starlight sculptures, and more. Remember, you can only talk to each commander once a day.

Rewards after successful dialogue.

Gifting Golden Apples

Alternatively, you can increase a commander’s trust level by gifting them golden apples. You can send a maximum of 20 golden apples per day, but this is only possible when the commander is in your city.

Gifting golden apples to increase trust.

How to Obtain Golden Apples

Golden Apples are exclusively available from the daily objectives chest once you accumulate 100 activity points. To earn these points, complete the tasks listed in the daily objectives. Your progress is visible at the top of the objectives screen. Each chest of 100 activity points rewards you with 3 golden apples. Remember, this resets daily at 0:00 UTC.

Golden apples received in the daily reward chest.

What Does Levelling Up Trust Do?

Increasing commander trust levels is an excellent way to delve deeper into their history and story. Moreover, you’ll earn rewards and gain access to exclusive commander features, such as:

  1. Exclusive commander dialogue.
  2. Biography extracts detailing the commander’s origins and achievements.
  3. Unique emojis that can be equipped to your profile for use at any point in the game.

Certain commander dialogues have specific requirements beyond just increasing trust levels. For instance, to unlock certain dialogues for Cao Cao, you’ll need to recruit specific commanders like Sun Tzu and Guan Yu, as they play a significant role in his story.

Trust rewards for Cao Cao.

Full List of Trust Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms

Currently, there’s a limit to the number of commanders you can interact with and build trust with in your city. In future game updates, more commanders may be added to this list. At present, here are the commanders you can build trust with:

Legendary Commanders 

  • Aethelflaed
  • Cao Cao
  • Charles Martel
  • Seondeok
  • Richard I
  • Mulan
  • Cleopatra VII
  • Minamoto no Yoshitsune
  • Julius Caesar
  • El Cid

Epic Commanders

  • Boudica 
  • Belisarius
  • Sun Tzu
  • Lohar
  • Joan of Arc
  • Matilda of Flanders
  • Queen Tamar of Georgia
  • Scipio Africanus

We’ve crafted a video guide showcasing the commander trust system in action for Rise of Kingdoms.

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Passionate about mobile games, especially in the strategy genre, Josh founded Touchscreen Gaming. Dedicated to sharing his enthusiasm and expertise, he offers valuable insights for fellow gamers seeking information on their favorite mobile titles.

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