Which Generals are best in Evony?

It is difficult to determine which General is the best in Evony, as Generals have different roles and varying skill sets, but some are generally better than others.

In Evony: The King’s Return, gamers have to build an empire from scratch in medieval times. As the lord or lady of a keep, you have to train troops, recruit Generals, and harvest resources to advance in the game.

Some Generals are regarded as better than others, so several players have wondered which Generals are the best.

Can you progress in Evony without a General?

Unfortunately, you cannot progress in the game without a General,  because you use Generals in everything you do, including researching, attacking monsters and other players, and collecting resources.

Hence, Generals are a key component of the game. If you decide to not use Generals, it will be impossible to advance in Evony. There are more than 30 Generals, each of which specialises in a specific activity.

You have to use the correct General for an activity to maximise your efficiency in the game. For instance, the General you use for gathering resources will offer you several resource-gathering buffs, but will not be as effective in battles.

Which Generals are best in Evony?

Evony’s developer releases new Generals regularly, which makes it difficult to know which Generals are the best. When considering which Generals are the best, players must keep in mind that every General has a specific role.

This means that although a General may be the best in defending, this General may not be good at harvesting resources. Therefore, several Generals are considered the best in the game, as they specialise in different activities.

Furthermore, the premium Generals, which can only be acquired by purchasing them with real money, are automatically seen as better than the Generals who can be collected for free. That being said, it is not mandatory to spend real money in Evony.

Although the free Generals are not as good as the premium Generals, you can still progress and enjoy Evony with free Generals. However, we recommend that you use the following free Generals, as they are considered the best in Evony:

  • Queen Jindeok
  • Hannibal
  • Harald
  • Baibars
  • Nathanael Greene
  • Yi Sun-sin
  • John I of Portugal
  • Elektra
  • Kusunoki Masashige
Who are the best gathering Generals in Evony?
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Most of the free Generals can be purchased in the tavern in your empire. The tavern circulates the Generals who are available for purchase. Therefore, you have to check which Generals can be purchased regularly.

You can spend gems to circulate the Generals or you can check the tavern regularly to see if one of these Generals can be purchased in exchange for in-game gold.

Best Generals according to their speciality

It is nearly impossible to determine which General is the best in Evony as the Generals all specialise in different activities. Furthermore, Generals have unique skills, which determines the activities that they specialise in.

The following table lists the best Generals according to the activity:

Speciality Generals
Mounted Generals
Defending Generals
  • Leo III
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Leonidas I
Siege Generals
  • Ramesses II
  • Matthias I
  • Ulysses S.Grant
Range Generals
  • Simeon the Great
  • Alfred the Great
  • Elektra
  • Gwanggaeto the Great
Boss Generals
  • Theodora
  • Baibars
  • Caesar
  • Aethelflaed
  • Nathanael Greene

Who is the best wall General in Evony?

You have to assign a General to your wall to protect your empire from enemy attacks. The best wall Generals for players who purchase Generals with real money and for free-to-play players are:

It is imperative that you cultivate, enhance, and ascend these Generals in order for them to reach their maximum efficiency. If you use the basic versions of these Generals, you could lose a battle when another player attacks your keep.

Who is the best ground General in Evony?

Players will generally use a ground General when they are leading a player-versus-player attack. However, you can use them to vanquish monsters on the world map.

The most powerful ground Generals have high health points, defence, and attack statistics.

The table below lists the best ground Generals for each activity:

Activity Generals
Best attacking ground Generals
  • Ludig
  • Scipio Africanus
  • Elise
  • Alessandra
  • Trajan
Best defending ground Generals
  • Leonidas
  • Trajan
  • Robert the Bruce
  • Peter the Great
  • Oda Nobunaga
Best monster ground Generals
  • Ludwig
  • Scipio Africanus
  • Elise
Best troop ground Generals
  • Elise
  • Guan Yu
  • Epaminondas

Who are the purple Generals in Evony?

When the border around a General’s portrait is  a purple color, it means that the General is legendary. Legendary Generals are very powerful, as they have higer statistics and better skills.

There are a few legendary Generals in each culture listed below.

Culture Generals
  • Constance I
  • Federick the Great
  • Gauis Marius
  • Hernando Cortes
  • Joan of Arc
  • Jefferson
  • John Buford
  • Phillip Sheridan
  • Miyamoto Musahsi
  • Sanada Yukimura
  • Shiazu Yoshihiro
  • Uesugi Kenshin
  • Alexander Suvorov
  • Ivan IV
  • Kim Si-min
  • Yi Song-gye
  • Hua Mulan
  • Lu Ban
  • Xiang Yu
  • Antara
  • Huran al-Rashid

What happens when a General is captured in Evony?

There is a possibility that one of your Generals will be captured during a battle. If a General has been captured, you can pay their ransom. Only when you have paid the ransom will the General return to your keep.

Bear in mind that the other player has the choice of keeping your General as a prisoner, or they could kill them. You will not be able to revive a General by paying a ransom.

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Best assistant Generals

As the name implies, assistant Generals in Evony can be assigned to a main General to assist them in an activity.

You have to create the perfect assistant General and main General combination. Therefore, you cannot just assign any assistant General to a main General.

The best assistant Generals are the following:

Activity Assistant Generals
  • Gaius Marius
  • Princess Lucy
  • Shimazu Yoshihiro
Wall defence
  • Seleucus I
  • Spartacus
  • Nathanael Greene
PvP attacks
  • Genghis Khan
  • Robert Lee
  • Casimir Pulaski

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