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Evony Assistant General Guide

The Evony Assistant General update brought huge changes to the metagame of Evony. The ability to add an additional General to your March means even more buffs which can help you wipe out even bigger keeps, gather more resources, and defeat more powerful monsters.

In this Evony Assistant General Guide, we will take a look at how this new feature works, where Evony Assistant Generals can be used, how to make the most of it, and which Evony Generals make the Best Evony Assistant Generals.

What is an Evony Assistant General

An Evony Assistant General is a General that is attached to a March with a Main General. Doing this sees you add additional Buffs from this Assistant General to the March.

When can you use an Evony Assistant General

Evony Assistant Monster General

There are two key requirements that must be covered when assigning an Assistant Evony General. Firstly, the Main General must be of a high enough level to allow an Assistant to join them Secondly, the activity you are undertaking must allow Assistants Generals to be sent.

Main General Requirements

To have an Assistant General join them, the Main General must meet the following criteria:

  • Main General Level must be 20 or above.
  • Main General Star must be 3 or above.

Read our Evony General Guide for details on how to get your General upgraded to these requirements.

Activity Requirements

An Assistant General cannot be sent on every activity that a Main General takes part in. The full list of activities that an Assistant can be sent on are outlined below:

What Evony Assistant General Buffs Work

This is the more complicated part of the Assistant General feature. Whether or not a buff from the Assistant will work, depends on the skills of the Main General. However, there are certain things from the Assistant that will never contribute to the march buffs. These include:

  • Basic attributes: Attack, Politics, Defense, and Leadership.
  • Ascension skills.
  • Equipment.
  • Dragon buffs (however are required to activate relevant General skills).
  • Spiritual beast buffs.

Now on to the buffs that will work. As mentioned these will depend on the skills of the General, but typically you should expect the below to work:

  • Special Skills
  • Specialties
  • Skill Books

However, when there is overlap with the Main General, the above will not work. This overlap limit will take effect in the following circumstances:

  • Assistant General’s Special Skill is the same as the Main General’s Special Skills/Skill Books.
  • Assistant General’s Skill Books are the same as the Main General’s Special Skills/Skill Books.

If you are not sure whether your Assistant Generals skills are taking effect, you can quickly check while selecting your march. This is done by clicking on the Magnifying Glass icon next to the Assistant General. You will then see the following screen pop up:

Evony Assistant General Skills

Anything that is highlighted in color will take effect. In contrast, anything that is greyed out will not take effect.

How to use Evony Assistant Generals

Once you are happy that your Main Evony General meets the requirements, it is very easy to get your Assistant Generals added to a march. When you are sending a march out of your city, for example, to attack or gather, simply start selecting your army to send on the activity.

Initially, you will see a General already automatically assigned as an Assistant to your Main General.

However, it is likely that you will want to change this. To do this simply select the Assistant General’s picture to be taken to your full list of Generals. Now you may select the General you wish to send. If you do not wish to send an Assistant, you can remove them by selecting the red “” symbol.

Next up you will want to add an Assistant General to your Wall Defense. To do this, select your Wall and then click on the Defense General option. You will see the below screen pop up.

Evony Assistant Defense Generals

Here, click on “+” button. This will take you to a full list of all your Generals with you able to select the one you wish to be the Assistant. Please note, that Defense Generals do not need to be level 20 in order to have an assistant assigned.

Best Evony Assistant Generals

The best Evony Assistant General will always depend on the Main General you are using due to the restrictions around skill overlaps. However, the below lists should help give you some good ideas and get you started.

Please note, that this will also require you to be careful when setting up the skill books on your Generals. You do not want to add one that will mean an Assistants skill is no longer useful. It is better to add something that will not overlap and has some utility in the objective. For more details on adding Skill Books, see our Evony General Guide.

Best Evony Assistant Generals for Gathering

Best Assistant Gathering Generals in Evony

The addition of Assistant Generals has made gathering in Evony so much more efficient. You should always use a Queen Jindeok as your Best Evony Gathering General, however, choosing an Assistant is a bit more interesting. The best options can be seen below along with their active Special Skill:

  • Shimazu Yoshihiro – Increases gathering speed by 10% and brings back an extra 30% of resources from Farms.
  • Gaius Marius – As long as your Queen Jindeok does not have an Ore Skill Book, Marius will increase lumber and stone gathering speed by 15%.
  • Princess Lucy – Increases resource gathering speed by 15%.

As can be seen above, we are not interested in adding troop load. This can be useful at the start of a new server but quickly becomes redundant as you have more troops. For more details on gathering, check out our full Evony Gathering Guide.

Best Evony Assistant Generals for Wall Defense

Best Assistant Wall Generals in Evony

With an Assistant General added to your Wall Defense, you are now able to combat a range of different troop attacks effectively. A good place to start is by looking at our list of the Best Evony Defense Generals. You could then choose a Main General from the best Ranged, Mounted, Ground, or Siege Generals with an Assistant from a different category.

Alternatively, you may want to focus on debuffs in a similar way to Sub-City PvP Generals. Picking one of the Best Evony Sub City PvP Generals with a debuff against the troop type you want to repel, is always an effective option.

Best Evony Assistant Generals for Monsters

Best Assistant Monster Generals in Evony

Picking an Assistant General for taking on Monsters can have a few focuses. These include reducing the attributes of the monster, reducing stamina cost, reducing march speed, and increasing mounted speed.

Here we assume you have already selected one of the Best Evony Monster Hunting Generals to maximize attack. The below list represents some of the Best Assistant Monster Generals for a few niche scenarios, for example reducing stamina cost and improving march speed.

  • Nathanael Greene – reduces your stamina cost by 25%.
  • Cleopatra – increases double item drop rate by 20%.
  • Baibars – increases double item drop rate by 25%.
  • Theodora – increases double item drop rate by 10% and mounted attack by 30% when attacking monsters.
  • Aethelflaed – increases mounted attack on monsters by 55%.
  • Caesar – increases mounted attack on monsters by 55% and by a further 15% when they bring any dragon.
  • Seleucus I – increases march speed by 35%.
  • Spartacus – increases march speed by 75%.
  • Hernando Cortes – increases troop attack by 10% and reduces monster attack by 5% when attacking monsters.
  • Sanada Yukimura – reduces monster defense by 5% and increases mounted attack by 20% when attacking monsters.
  • Prince Rhaegar – increases troop attack by 15%.
  • Carus – increases troop attack by 10%.
  • Raged King – increases troop attack by 10%.
  • El Cid – increases troop attack by 10% and ground troops and mounted troops’ attack by 15% when bringing any dragon.
  • Napoleon – increases troop attack by 10%.

Apart from the above, there are some very powerful pairings that have emerged to maximize mounted attack. These can be seen in the table below. They are also all great for F2P players due to their availability in the Tavern (Martinus) and Relics (Hannibal and Roland) which allows fragment accumulation for Ascension.

Main GeneralAssistant
MartinusHannibal
HannibalRoland
MartinusRoland

Making these Evony General Pairings work will take some playing around with Skill Books to ensure you are not overlapping. It is a good idea to test this before locking in all your Skill Books.

You can find further Evony General Pairings which would work well here in our section on Mounted PvP further down the page.

Best Evony Assistant Generals for PvP Attacks

Best Assistant PvP Generals in Evony

PvP has changed massively since the introduction of Assistant Generals. There are now a huge array of options for players to choose from rather than the usual top 3 or 4 Generals for each troop type. Below we outline some of the routes you can take and some potential Evony General Pairings which could work well for you.

PvP Debuff Generals

One option here is to simply add a debuff General to negatively impact the enemies defending troops. The debuff you want will depend on the defense troop types. Check out our list of the Best Evony Sub City Generals to see all your Debuff General options.

Buff more Troop Types

Alternatively, one of the Evony Assistant Generals for PvP can be picked from any of our Best PvP General Lists. The idea would be to pick one that covers a different troop type than that of your Main General. This will allow you to send very powerful mixed marches. Please see all our lists of the best PvP Generals below:

Improve Miscellaneous Skills

There are certain Generals which are often overlooked for PvP. However, with the introduction of the Assistant General feature they now seem quite viable. The below list outlines some of their Generals and what their skill will do for you:

  • Casimir Pulaski – increases the attacking troops’ death-turning-wounded rate by 10%.
  • Robert Lee – increases the attacking troops’ death-turning-wounded rate by 10%.
  • Genghis Khan – increases march size by 15%.
  • Prince Rhaegar – increases troop attack by 15%.
  • Carus – increases troop attack by 10%.
  • Raged King – increases troop attack by 10%.
  • El Cid – increases troop attack by 10% and ground troops and mounted troops’ attack by 15% when bringing any dragon.
  • Napoleon – increases troop attack by 10%.

Best Evony Ranged Assistant Generals

If you just want to maximize your Ranged Troop buffs then there are a few combinations that you can consider. Below is a small list of some of these.

MainAssistant
ElektraSimeon the Great
ElektraAlfred the Great
ElektraPrincess Kaguya
ElektraTomyris
Simeon the GreatMinamoto no Yoshitsune
Princess KaguyaMinamoto no Yoshitsune
ElektraVladimir the Great

Elektra is currently our favored option as the Main General due to her availability in Relics. This allows you to easily accumulate her fragments for Ascension. The Elektra and Vladimir the Great pairing is great for F2P players for the same reason, though not as powerful as the others.

Making these Evony General Pairings work will take some playing around with Skill Books to ensure you are not overlapping. It is a good idea to test this before locking in all your Skill Books.

Best Evony Mounted Assistant Generals

If you just want to maximize your Mounted Troop buffs then there are a few combinations that you can consider. Below is a small list of some of these.

MainAssistant
MartinusHannibal
HannibalRoland
MartinusRoland
MartinusGaius Octavius
MartinusMaximilian I

Combinations involving Martinus, Hannibal, and Roland as the Main Generals are currently our favored. This is due to their availability in the Tavern (Martinus) and Relics (Hannibal and Roland) which allows fragment accumulation for Ascension.

Making these Evony General Pairings work will take some playing around with Skill Books to ensure you are not overlapping. It is a good idea to test this before locking in all your Skill Books.

Best Evony Siege Assistant Generals

If you just want to maximize your Mounted Troop buffs then there are a few combinations that you can consider. Below is a small list of some of these.

MainAssistant
Philip IISurena
Ulysses S GrantNapoleon
Ulysses S GrantPhilip II

Making these Evony General Pairings work will take some playing around with Skill Books to ensure you are not overlapping. It is a good idea to test this before locking in all your Skill Books. Let us know if you have discovered any other Evony Sige General Pairings.

Best Evony Ground Assistant Generals

If you just want to maximize your Ground Troop buffs then there are a few combinations that you can consider. Below is a small list of some of these.

MainAssistant
EliseTrajan
EliseEpaminondas
Scipio AfricanusTrajan
Scipio AfricanusEpaminondas
TrajanYue Fei
TrajanScipio Africanus

Trajan is currently our favored option as the Main General due to his availability in the Tavern. This allows you to easily accumulate fragments for Ascension. The Trajan and Yue Fei pairing is great for F2P players due to the former’s availability in Relics.

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