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Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Guide

In Rise of Kingdoms, the KvKs are probably the most anticipated RoK Events. Indeed, the PvP strategy and great rewards are a huge attraction for players. In this RoK KvK 1 Guide, we provide you with all the details you need to know for your first Rise of Kingdoms KvK.

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Guide Summary

As mentioned in our RoK KvK Summary article, Kingdom vs Kingdom mode was released on 15th April 2019 and has had a significant impact on gameplay, as well as the community, since its launch.

Over the years, the developer has made many changes to maintain a balanced KvK season for new players to the game. As such, KvK 1 still remains great fun for new players in their first KvK.

What Happens During RoK KvK 1

Rise of Kingdoms KvK Season 1 is a war event lasting for 60 days between 8 kingdoms from the same region. For example, Kingdom 2737 to Kingdom 2744 are 8 kingdoms in the same Region. Therefore, they will face each other in their RoK KvK Season 1.

RoK KvK Regions

During the event, you teleport to a special RoK Lost Kingdoms map to do battle with the other Kingdoms. Completing certain tasks will earn you points which gain you huge rewards at the end of the event.

KvK 1 is known as the most limited season since it‘s for new players only. Although there are some tricks for older players to take part in the KvK Season 1, in general, most players playing time is will be similar to each other.

To play KvK 1, players are required to create a new account within a new Kingdom. Read our RoK Farm Account Guide and RoK Beginner’s Tips post for more details on creating new accounts and getting started in the game.

Players usually find their first KvK Experience in the Rise of Kingdoms Lost Kingdom very memorable. It is often the first taste of PvP and exciting rewards on a level playing field with limited RoK Commanders.

When is the RoK KvK 1

The Rise of Kingdoms Season 1 KvK sees its Pre KvK begin after the Kingdom is between 75 and 95 days old.

How Long is the RoK KvK 1

The Rise of Kingdoms Season 1 KvK lasts for 50 days excluding the Pre KvK.

RoK KvK Season 1 Map

The below diagram is a community-made map of the RoK KvK 1 Lost Kingdom area. This can be useful to refer to during the event.

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Map

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Guide

In this section, we will analyze what you need to do to prepare for your first Rise of Kingdoms KvK, how to enter it, how gameplay differs from normal, and how to handle the meta for RoK KvK Season 1.

Rise of Kingdoms KvK Season 1 Preparation

Below are some of the most essential things you must consider in preparation for your first Rise of Kingdoms Lost Kingdom KvK. For more detail on KvK preparation, check out our RoK KvK Summary post.

KvK Resources (RSS) Preparation

RoK KvK 1 Preparation
  • Make sure you have farm account, read our RoK Farm Account Guide for more details on creating and using a Rise of Kingdoms Mini Account!
  • As a fighter, I would always recommend saving a lot of resources for war, since you won’t be able to farm once the war begins.
  • Additionlly, for non fighters, you can help the Kingdom by providing resources to players taking part in the PvP.

KvK Item Preparation

RoK KvK Preparation - collect items

Saving the below items is essential for when the KvK begins. They will give you good troop buffs for PvP, help you shield so as not to lose points to the enemy, and grant you action points to gain honor from Barbarians, etc.

  • Attack, Defense and Troop Buff Items
  • Shields
  • Teleports
  • Action Point Potions

How to Enter the RoK Lost Kingdom KvK Map

In order to enter the Rise of Kingdoms Lost Kingdom (KvK Map), your City hall level must be at level 16 or above. When the Pre KvK ends at stage 3, a Lost Kingdom Icon will pop up as below:

Entering the RoK KvK 1

When you click on that icon, you will be taken to another menu for the KvK. Clicking on the teleport button will see you teleport into your Kingdom’s starting zone in the RoK KvK 1 Map.

Teleport into the KvK 1

Dead Troops in the RoK KvK 1

In early 2021, the developer released a patch update that allows players to get a proportion of troops their dead troops back during KvK. This is good news for PvP’ers and will allow players to go wild in KvK. This is ideal for a first taste of the PvP element of RoK.

In KvK season 1, the return ratio is 30% of dead troops.

Dead troops in the RoK KvK 1

There are 3 key ways that you will get dead troops. These are outlined in the list below and are worth remembering so you don’t encounter any nasty surprises.

  • Attack / Defense of structures (Rally/Garrison/Attack holy site/flag/fortress).
  • Taking AoE damage from an Enemy (not Barbarian) structure (Fortress, Flag, Holy site, or Pass).
  • Hospital overload.

What are the KvK Chronicles

Chronicles are like the Monument in your city and they show the progress of the KvK in general. For example, taking a look at it will help you understand where you are in the KvK, what the current goals are, and what rewards you can get.

KvK Chronicles

There are missions with gems speedups rewards that are very worth trying to attain.

What is the KvK War of Conquest

KvK War of Conquest

The RoK War of Conquest is used to present events during the KvK. This can include events on gathering, increasing power, using speedups, or killing other players.

The rewards available here can be very good and also contain individual honor point items. However, what are these honor points?! Don’t worry, we will come to it in the next section right away!

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Honor Roll

KvK Honor Roll

During KvK Season 1 in the RoK Lost Kingdom, you can complete certain events from the War of Conquest and other general KvK tasks to earn Honor Points. These count towards your individual and alliance ranking for the KvK.

At the end of the KvK, these are all totaled up, and rewards are given out depending on your placing. Keep reading for full details on how to earn Honor Points and the rewards you can expect in Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1.

How to Earn Honor Points in KvK 1

As already mentioned, you can earn some Honor Point items from War of Conquest Events. These items are then redeemed for Honor Points. In addition to this, you can also complete the following activities for more Honor Points:

  • Attacking Barbarians
  • Attacking Barbarian Forts
  • Occupying Ruins
  • Occupying Altars
  • Gathering
  • War of Conquest Events

The exact number of RoK Honor Points (HP) earned from each of these can be seen in the table below:

HPActivity
3Complete gathering a node
5Defeat Barbarian level 26-30
8Defeat Barbarian level 31-35
10Defeat Barbarian level 36-40
15Destroy a level 6 Barbarian Fort
25Destroy a level 7 Barbarian Fort
35Destroy a level 8 Barbarian Fort
45Destroy a level 9 Barbarian Fort
60Destroy a level 10 Barbarian Fort
15/mOccupying Ancient Ruin (1h)
75/mOccupying Dark Altar (2h)

RoK KvK 1 Honor Rank Rewards

Once the KvK has come to an end and you have accumulated Honor Points, you will receive your Honor Roll placing rewards. There are 3 categories that you can place in to earn some great rewards.

  • Individual rank rewards
  • Alliance rank rewards
  • Kingdom rank rewards

Keep reading below in this RoK KvK 1 Guide for some quick details on the type of rewards you can expect in each of these categories.

Individual Rank Rewards

Players compete for the top 20 to receive a cool city skin. The skin is highly rated amongst players and comes with a 5% Skill damage buff, a 5% Commander EXP Gained buff, and a -10% Infantry Attack debuff.

This skin can be seen below along with some of the other rewards that are available to be won.

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Individual Rewards

In total, the top 1,000 players will receive rewards in this category. This is very achievable and worth targeting.

Alliance Rank Rewards

In addition to Individual Ranking Rewards, Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 also gives players in the top 50 Alliances some additional rewards. In particular, the top alliance will also receive a luxury avatar frame reward.

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Alliance Rewards

However, targeting a place in this category is still worth it even if you can’t come first. There are some great speedup and Commander Sculpture rewards available.

Kingdom Ranking Rewards

Finally, you will receive rewards depending on where your Kingdom finished during the KvK vs. the Kingdoms taking part. All Kingdoms will receive a reward here, with the higher your Kingdoms ranking, the better the rewards.

Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Kingdom Rewards

In particular, this category offers some great resources and chest key rewards.

RoK KvK 1 Crusader Achievement

In the Rise of Kingdoms KvK, you also have access to Crusader Achievements. These are additional objectives that you can complete for more rewards. There are achievements to be completed in the 3 following categories:

  • Individual
  • Alliance
  • Kingdom

Keep reading below in this Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Guide for more details on what you can get from each of these categories.

Individual Crusader Achievements

These are objectives that you must complete on your own. The below picture shows an example of the type of rewards and tasks you can expect.

RoK KvK Individual Crusader Achievements

If you are struggling to kill enemy players for this achievement, it can be a good idea to do a T1 troop kill exchange players from the other Kingdoms. This is a very low-cost and low-risk method to complete this achievement.

Have a look at healing costs in our RoK Troops Guide.

Additionally, the achievement also has barbarian hunting, building flag time, ruin/altar occupying time, etc… Make sure you can achieve it all to maximize your progress.

Alliance Crusader Achievements

These are objectives that you must complete with your Alliance. The below picture shows an example of the type of rewards and tasks you can expect.

RoK KvK Alliance Crusader Achievements

These achievements are a great source of Chest Keys, Commander Sculptures, and Speedups.

Kingdom Crusader Achievements

These are objectives that you must complete with your Kingdom. The below picture shows an example of the type of rewards and tasks you can expect.

RoK KvK Kingdom Crusader Achievements

These achievements are a great source of Chest Keys, Commander Sculptures, and Resources.

Best Commanders for RoK KvK 1

The list below outlines which Legendary Commanders are available for use in the Rise of Kingdoms KvK Season 1 Lost Kingdom.

  • Julius Caesar
  • Frederick I
  • Yi Seong-Gye
  • Cao Cao
  • Richard I
  • Minamoto no Yoshitsune
  • Charles Martel
  • El Cid
  • Hannibal Barca
  • Cleopatra
  • Mehmed II
  • Mulan
  • Aethelflaed
  • Seondeok
  • Ishida Mitsunari
  • Lu Bu
  • Ragnar Lodbrok
RoK KvK 1 Commander Availability

Please note that the limitation only applies to Legendary Commanders. Epic and lower Commanders can be used regardless in all KvK Seasons. For more details on making the most of your Commanders, check out our RoK Commanders Guide.

Keep reading below in this Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Guide for more details on good Commander pairings for KvK depending on your main troop type and objective.

Best RoK KvK 1 Infantry Commanders

Below is a table of the best RoK Infantry Commander Pairings to use in KvK Season 1. In addition, the list outlines when each of these pairings is best used.

CommandersUse
Charles Martel
Richard I
Open field fighting only.
Have high defense, counterattack damage, and healing regeneration.
Charles Martel
Yi Seong-Gye
Rally/Garrison and open field fighting.
The “national” pairing for KvK 1, can be used for all purposes.
Richard I
Yi Seong-Gye
Open field fighting only.
High damage from YSG and healing from RC!
Charles Martel
Sun Tzu
Open field fighting only.
Can be used for the garrison, however, not the best option in KvK1.
Richard I
Sun Tzu
Open field fighting only.
Useful for fighting in groups.
Sun Tzu
Joan of Arc
Open field fighting only.
Supporting march for the team with rage regeneration,

Learn more about Infantry Commanders in our Rise of Kingdoms Commander Guide and the Infantry Troop Type in our RoK Troop Guide.

Best RoK KvK 1 Cavalry Commanders

Below is a table of the best RoK Cavalry Commander Pairings to use in KvK Season 1. In addition, the list outlines when each of these pairings is best used.

CommanderUse
Minamoto
Cao Cao
Rally and open field fighting.
High skill damage for KvK 1. Bonus damage against Barbarians.
Minamoto
Yi Seong-Gye
Rally and open field fighting.
High skill damage from Minamoto’s skill talent and AoE from YSG.
Pelagius
Cao Cao
Open field only.
Balanced stats with decent skill damage, rage regeneration, etc.
Belisarus
Cao Cao
Farm hunting only.
Mobility talent tree boosts their speed to super as “F1″.
60% speed boost from nodes, use to run faster during the hunt.
Cao Cao
Minamoto
Farm hunting only.
60% speed boost from nodes, use to run faster during the hunt.
Belisarus
Baibars
Farm hunting only.
60% speed boost from nodes, use to run faster during the hunt.

Learn more about Cavalry Commanders in our Rise of Kingdoms Commander Guide and the Cavalry Troop Type in our RoK Troop Guide.

Best RoK KvK 1 Archer Commanders

Below is a table of the best RoK Archer Commander Pairings to use in KvK Season 1. In addition, the list outlines when each of these pairings is best used.

CommanderUse
El Cid
Yi Seong-Gye
Rally and open field fighting.
Highest nuke damage in KvK 1.
Effective against the best defense of CM+YSG.
Kusunoki Masashige
Yi Seong-Gye
Open field only.
Cleanse debuffs and optimize AoE damage from YSG.
F2P archer players usually find this pairing useful.

Learn more about Archer Commanders in our Rise of Kingdoms Commander Guide and the Archer Troop Type in our RoK Troop Guide.

Other RoK Commander Options for KvK 1

This final recommended Commander pairing for Rise of Kingdoms KvK Season 1 is for players making use of mixed troops. Please see the details below.

CommanderUse
Hannibal Barca
Aethelflaed
Open field or double rally.
Best at de-buffing the enemy.
A mixed troop march spreads losses across troop types.

Learn more about Commanders in our Rise of Kingdoms Commander Guide and all Troop Types in our RoK Troop Guide.

More Quick Tips for the Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1

Some more useful things to know in this Rise of Kingdoms KvK 1 Guide.

  • Your city is safe when you are within your territory (your alliance flag and fortress).
  • Your Kingdom will have the same colored territory and you are free to teleport within your Kingdom land. However, it is only when you are in your alliance‘s territory that you are safe!
  • Always keep an eye on your city’s safety, activate shield or teleport back to the safe zone if needed.
  • Using 5 marches in KvK is not always good. If your commanders and their equipment are weak, then you are feeding enemy!
  • Use your best marches to optimize your gameplay, save resources and speed ups.
  • Keep note of your hospital capacity, especially if it reaches 75/80/90% of its capacity. Overloading your hospital will result in dead troops, play carefully!
  • Be sure to set essential troop presets for your marches. This will depend on your current objective e.g., marches for Barbarian hunting, rune taker, YSG counters, PvP, etc.

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