Gorgo Build – Best Talents, Pairings, Equipment & Skills

Gorgo is a legendary commander with expertise in Infantry, Garrison and Defense.

Gorgo is a legendary infantry commander in Rise of Kingdoms. If you’ve recently unlocked her and are looking for the best way to build her, you’re in the right spot! This guide will help you understand how to optimize Gorgo’s build and make the most of her abilities.

Gorgo Best Talent Tree Builds 

If you want to use Gorgo in open-field battles, this talent tree setup is the best. It focuses on the infantry tree, giving extra march speed with Fleet of Foot, and boosts to attack, defense, and health. Early on, invest in Burning Blood in the defense tree for more rage regeneration.

Infantry pvp tree for Gorgo.

On the other hand, if you plan to use Gorgo as a garrison commander to defend your city or buildings, this is the suggested build. Despite focusing on a garrison build, we allocate only a few points to the garrison tree. The infantry tree offers more valuable buffs. However, it’s crucial to prioritize getting Impenetrable Fortifications and Impregnable as these are essential garrison talents. Avoid deploying Gorgo as a garrison commander until she reaches maximum level, as doing so early will result in heavy losses.

Gorgo garrison tree.

Best Gorgo Pairings

With the recent introduction of smite damage in Rise of Kingdoms, there aren’t many optimal pairings for open field battles just yet. Currently, only a few commanders deal this type of damage in the game, but additional commanders are likely to come over time.

Lui Che (Best Pairing)

Lui Che pairing overview in Rise of Kingdoms.

Lui Che arrived in the game shortly after Gorgo and this pairing has become the best match. Gorgo provides a lot of attack buffs and deals extra smite damage, which synergises really well with Lui Che’s active skill, Glory of Shizong which already deals 2250 damage at level 5. 

When choosing the primary commander, Gorgo is essential in this pairing. With the strong attack buffs from their skills, it’s a smart move to use Gorgo as the primary for extra survivability from the defense tree.

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Flavius Aetius 

Flavius Aetius commander overview.

If you intend to use Gorgo for garrison defense, the ideal pairing for her is Flavius Aetius. Due to other pairing restrictions for both commanders, this combination makes the most sense as they both excel in defending buildings. If your focus is more on open-field battles, consider making Flavius the primary commander in this pairing. However, if you’re following the garrison build mentioned earlier, there’s no issue using Gorgo as the primary instead.

Gorgo Skill Levelling

Just like with all commanders, focus on leveling up Gorgo’s active skill, Queen of Sparta, to level 5 before improving other skills. This skill serves as the main damage dealer, and at level 5, it can deal 2300 smite damage.

You don’t have to expertise Gorgo to use her effectively. It’s better to use legendary sculptures on other commanders who need expertise. The best skill build for Gorgo is 5515.

However, if you choose to expertise Gorgo, her expertise skill adds a damage-absorbing shield (damage factor 500), enhancing defense and sustainability.

Gorgo's skills and optimal levelling.

Best Equipment For Gorgo

Here are the recommended gear setups for Gorgo at different game stages. While it’s ideal to craft late-game equipment as soon as possible, if you face challenges with blueprints or materials, forging beginner or mid-game gear is better than having no equipment at all.

Beginner Equipment

  • Windswept War Helm (Helms)
  • Windswept Breastplate (Chest)
  • Gatekeepers Shield (Weapons)
  • Sentry Breeches (Legs)
  • Windswept Bracers (Gloves)
  • The Scarlett Hounds (Boots)

Mid-Late Game Equipment

  • Witches Lineage (Helms)
  • Quinn’s Soul (Chest)
  • Sakura Fubuki (Weapons)
  • Karuak’s Humility (Legs)
  • Seth’s Brutality (Gloves)
  • Frost Treads (Boots)

Late-Game Equipment

  • Helm of the Conqueror/God Helm of the Eternal Empire (Helms)
  • Hope Cloak/Plate of the Eternal Empire (Chest)
  • Hammer of the Sun and Moon/Shield of the Eternal Empire (Weapons)
  • Eternal Night/Greaves of the Eternal Empire (Legs)
  • Sacred Grips/Vambraces of the Eternal Empire (Gloves) 
  • Shilo’s Return/Sturdy Boots of the Eternal Empire (Boots) 


  • Greatest Glory
  • Ring of Doom
  • Horn of Fury
  • Concealed Dagger
  • Mora’s Web
  • Scholas’ Lucky Coin
  • Vengeance
  • Call of the Loyal

Gorgo Best Formation

The best setup for Gorgo is the arch formation, giving a 5% boost in normal damage.

There isn’t really another suitable formation for Gorgo, as the available pairings don’t involve skill damage. The arch formation stands out as the top choice.

How Do I Obtain Gorgo?

Gorgo can be acquired through The Mightiest Governor event. To unlock her completely, you need to rank in the top 10, but you can still obtain sculptures by ranking lower. For free-to-play players, obtaining Gorgo may be quite challenging especially if this event is pre-arranged by the King.

Summary: Is Gorgo Worth Investing In?

Currently, investing in Gorgo isn’t essential due to the limited available pairings. However, this perspective might shift with the introduction of other smite commanders in Rise of Kingdoms.

If you already have an expertised Lui Che and are seeking a suitable open-field pairing, investing in Gorgo is a wise decision, making it one of the best open-field pairings in the game. It’s worth noting that expertise is not essential for Gorgo; she can be used effectively at 5515.

Gorgo Review

Gorgo excels as both a garrison and open-field commander. When paired with Lui Che, they form one of the best infantry marches currently available. However, without Lui Che, her pairing options are limited, making her less versatile.

The Pros
Deals a lot of smite damage Great garrison commander Good survivability
The Cons
Limited pairings Better commanders to invest in
  • Overall8
  • Garrison9
  • Open Field8.5
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