Ivan IV

Evony General Guide - Ivan IV

Ivan IV – “The first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of All the Russias.”

Ivan IV – Details

  • Base Stats1
  • Leadership: 107 B | 8.41 G
  • Attack: 102 B | 7.68 G
  • Defense: 100 B | 7.75 G
  • Politics: 101 B | 7.25 G
  • Base Power: 12,495
  • Cost: 19,000,000 Gold
  • Region: Russia
  • Ascended: No
  • 1B = Base Stat | G = Growth Rate
  • Availability
  • Tavern
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Is Ivan IV a good general in Evony?

As a Legendary Evony General, there are better Generals available. However, in the early game, Ivan IV can prove useful with a Siege Machine march due to his Special Skill, Thunder Monarch, which increases their HP by 35%. As you progress, you will quickly unlock better Generals and you should therefore not focus too many resources on developing Ivan IV.

Ivan IV – Special Skill

An Evony General’s Special Skill is always active and requires no development. Read the description carefully to ensure it is having the impact that you expect.

Thunder Monarch

Increases Siege Machine HP by 35% when General is leading the army.

Ivan IV – Specialities

These skills are unlocked once the Evony General reaches level 25. They can be expensive to develop, requiring Gems and Runestones. Read our Evony General Guide for more details.

Siege Machine Defense

  • Siege Machine HP +10%
  • Siege Machine Defense +10%


  • Enemy Troop HP -10%

King’s Ambition

  • Troop death into troop soul rate in the main city +10%

Ivan IV – Builds

The below builds outline which skill books and equipment refines you should use depending on your requirements.

Siege PvP

Everything for this build is focused on improving a very heavy siege march. This is likely only viable for big spenders as the gem repair cost could be very high. However, it is particularly potent and will cause huge damage to the enemy.

  • Skill Books:
  • Lvl 4 Siege Machine Attack – Siege Attack +25%
  • Lvl 4 Siege Machine Range Bonus – Siege Machine Range +200
  • Lvl 4 Siege Machine Defense – Siege Defense +25%
  • Equipment Refines:
  • Axe – Siege Machine Attack % x4
  • Armor – Siege Machine Defense % x4
  • Boots – Siege Machine Defense % x4
  • Helmet – Siege Machine HP % x4
  • Leg Armor – Siege Machine HP % x4
  • Ring – Siege Machine Attack % x4

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