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Best Evony Sub City Generals

Picking the best Evony Sub City Generals to put in your sub-cities is hugely important. It can make sure they develop extra quickly and assist you massively in battle.

As such, there are two main roles for the best Evony Sub City Generals to fulfill – Sub City Development and Sub City Attack.

Development generals help your sub-cities produce and grow quicker. In contrast, attack generals assist you in PvP battle when you add your sub-cities to the attack or defense.

Best Evony Sub City Generals

The two lists below show the best generals for sub-city development and sub-city attack. Included are details on the skills that the general brings to the role. For further details on Evony Generals, read our Evony General Guide.

Best Sub City Attack Generals

These generals are best for when you take your Evony Sub Cities into PvP battles. They create powerful debuffs against the enemy troops. These debuffs can be improved further with the right equipment added to the general.

Best Evony Sub Attack Generals

Buffs to your own Evony Troops are not that important here. They only impact the Troops for the Evony General’s Sub City which are weak and few in number.

Please note, the below is ranked from best to worst based on typical defenses and attacks. However, this will of course vary Keep to Keep. It also assumes you have not maximized any specialties, as this is unlikely unless you are a very big spender.

Follow the links below to learn more about each general and see some suggested builds.

GeneralSpecial Skill
Baldwin IVReduces enemy ranged troops’ attack by 30% and enemy siege machines’ attack by 20% when General is leading the army.
Mark AntonyReduces enemy ranged troops’ attack by 35% and enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ HP by 10% when General is leading the army.
HaraldReduces enemy troops’ attack by 10% and reduces enemy troops’ HP by 10% when General is leading the army.
Nordic Barbarian KingReduces enemy ranged troops’ attack by 30% and enemy troops’ defense by 10% when General is leading the army.
Cnut the GreatReduces enemy ranged troops’ attack by 25% and enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ HP by 15% when General is leading the army.
ArminiusReduces enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ HP by 10% and enemy ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
JesterReduces enemy troops’ attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
Flavius AetiusReduces the enemy siege machines’ attack by 20% and ground troops’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army.
Margaret IReduces enemy troops’ attack by 10% and reduces enemy mounted troops’ attack by another 20% when General is leading the army.
Amr ibn al-AsReduces enemy ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 15% and enemy ground troops’ attack by 25% when General is leading the army.
Yeon GaesomunReduces enemy troops’ attack by 10% and reduces enemy ground troops’ attack by another 30% when General is leading the army.
Darius IReduces enemy ground troops’ attack by 35%, and enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army.
Empress Dowager CixiReduces enemy troops’ defense by 15% and enemy ground troops’ defense by another 15% when General is leading the army.
David FarragutReduces enemy ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 10% and enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ defense by 20% when General is leading the army.
NeroReduces enemy troops’ HP by 15% when General is leading the army.
Mansa MusaReduces enemy troops’ attack by 10% when General is leading the army. Increases Subordinate City troops’ death to survival rate by 10% when General is the Mayor.
Vladimir the GreatReduces enemy troops’ attack by 10% and increases your ranged troops’ attack by 20% when General is leading the army.
Andrew JacksonReduces enemy ranged troops’ attack by 20% and mounted troops’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army.
Maximilian IIncreases your mounted troops’ attack and defense by 30% and reduces enemy ranged troops’ attack by 20% when General is leading the army to attack.
Alexander NevskyIncreases your ground troops and mounted troops’ defense by 10% and also reduces enemy ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 10% when General is leading the army.
Honda TadakatsuReduces enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ HP by 15% and increases your mounted troops’ attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
William WallaceReduces enemy ground troops’ defense by 20% and increases your siege machines’ attack by 20% when General is leading the army.
Constantine the GreatReduces enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ attack by 20% when General is leading the army. Increases Subordinate City troops’ death to survival rate by 10% when General is the Mayor.
Suleiman the MagnificentIncreases ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 15% and reduces enemy troops’ defense by 10% when General is leading the army.
Mehmed IIIncreases your ranged troops’ attack by 15% and reduces enemy’s mounted troops and ground troops’ defense by 15% when General is leading the army to attack.
Robert GuiscardIncreases mounted troops’ attack by 25% and reduces enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ defense by 15% when General is leading the army.
Elizabeth IIncreases ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 15% and reduces enemy ranged troops attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
HimikoReduces enemy mounted troops’ attack by 25% and increases your ranged troops’ attack and defense by 15% when General is leading the army.
Wei QingReduces enemy ground troops and mounted troops’ attack by 15% and increases your mounted troops and ranged troops’ attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
James BowieReduces enemy mounted troops’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army. Increases ground and mounted troops’ attack by 15% when General is the Main City Defense General.
Gustavus AdolphusReduces enemy ranged troops and siege machines’ defense by 15% and increases your ranged troops and siege machines’ attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
Edward the Black PrinceIncreases your ranged troops’ attack by 25% and reduces enemy mounted troops’ attack by 15% when General is leading the army.
Vlad al IIITurns 20% of the defending enemy’s wounded troops into dead troops, but also 20% of your own wounded troops into dead troops when General is leading the army to attack.
SaladinTurns 10% of the defending enemy’s wounded troops into dead troops during the battle when General is leading the army.

If you intend to use these generals purely within the sub-city, you should not develop them too much. The main thing is the negative debuff from their special skill.

Save your resources to develop your PvP attack generals. This is more important for them.

Best Sub City Development Generals

These generals have skills that help your Evony Sub Cities grow much quicker. They should be assigned the Mayor of your Sub Cities when you are not in battle. These development generals can be improved further with the right skill books added.

Best Evony Sub Development Generals

Please note, the below is ranked best to worst and prioritizes construction speed. Higher-level subordinate cities will produce more materials. Construction speed skill books should additionally be applied to these generals where possible.

Follow the links below to learn more about each general and see some suggested builds.

GeneralSpecial Skill
Charles the GreatBoosts the Gold Production Speed by 75% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
Charles MartelIncreases the Construction Speed by 50% and troops’ training speed by 30% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
Catherine IIIncreases Troop Training Speed by 35% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
LincolnBoosts the Gold Production Speed by 75% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
Tokugawa IeyasuBoosts the Gold Production Speed by 75% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
King SejongBoosts the Gold Production Speed by 75% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
Empress WuIncreases the Construction Speed by 75% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.
PompeyBoosts the Gold Production Speed by 75% in Subordinate City when General is the Mayor.

It is rarely necessary to develop these Evony Generals apart from giving them some sub-city development-focused skill books. Your resources are better focused on developing your PvP Evony Generals.

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5 comments

  1. Buffs to your own Evony Troops are not that important here. They only impact the Troops for the Evony General’s Sub City which are weak and few in number. – How about other skills such as Barbars 25% increased chance of double drop. Will 4 Barbars in the Sub city give me a 100% chance of double drop?

  2. Hi Yoda, thanks for the interesting question. I do not believe these skills work for sub city mayors. I tested something similar for generals with the skill that decreases monster attack, there was no impact.

    However, this is something that would be interesting to investigate further. I will do some testing! Of course, it would potentially only work when soloing monsters which some servers don’t like..

  3. I know you didn’t include specialties in this ranking, but this ranking of battle sub generals is quite flawed. You completely did not take into account what debuffs are easily available to stack through gear. Most players are going primarily to use Achaemenidae gear to stack debuffs. Siege attack is one of the easiest debuffs to stack, while ground attack is one of the most difficult, as it’s not available through Achaemenidae gear. Range attack and mounted hp are high priority debuffs, and both only available in Achaemenidae gear in the rings, which you will need both while gearing your sub generals. Some of my issues with your ranking include the very low ranking of Andrew Jackson, who is one of the best options for a sub general by offering both range attack & mounted hp debuffs. While the exact order is debatable, the following are top tier options for battle sub generals: Cnut the Great, Darius I, Andrew Jackson, Amr ibn al-As, and Yeon Gaesomun. The next tier would be Baldwin, Harald, Nordic Barbarian King, Arminius, Jester, Cixi, Margaret I, David Farragut and Nero. Then, the rest would be the lowest tier for battle subs generals.

    1. Hello, thanks for your comment. While we don’t completely agree, hearing other people’s thoughts is always useful! Of course, the best sub-gen for each person will depend on the keep they are attacking or their main troop type in defense which will impact what others attack them with. This ranking has put a heavier weight on the marches you are more likely to use/face especially at the lower levels of the game that most play at. In this context, we have not ranked Ground Attack or Mounted HP highly due to the typically low values you will see here. We have been working on seperate best sub gen lists depending on main troop types for attack and defense which we can hopefully puplish soon and will definately take into consideration your comments around gear debuffs!