Evony Guide: Best Siege Generals

Complete guide and analysis on the best ranged or siege attacking and defending generals in Evony The King's Return

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Siege Generals in Evony TKR

Siege generals lead long range defensive ammunition or "siege bomb" PvP forces in Evony The Kings Return. Siege also make powerful defensive units for your city as they have the longest range of any troop type.

They are type neutral (meaning they have no specific type weakness). But most effective against siege is usually ground or mounted.

The most powerful Siege generals have high attack stats.

There are two different types of siege generals, one leading a PvP attacking march (siege bomb), and another for defending your city. Siege, because of its glass cannon status, are the worst type to take on bosses or monsters.

Siege, because its range long range and lack of a type weakness, do serve as a powerful defensive force in Evony PvP. Lots of players use a substantial amount of siege medium to late game to bolster their defense strategy.

This guide covers all the best types of siege generals in Evony TKR. We've analyzed each Evony general, tabulated all of their Siege buffs for every skill and specialty, and even accounted for their attributes (attack, defense, leadership) when they are level 35.

Each section below lists the best Siege generals by their function, including all the stats and buffs.

Best Attacking Siege Generals in Evony

The best attacking Siege generals in Evony TKR are Petronas, Septimius Severus, Surena, Phillip II, and Ramesses II.

For attacking siege generals, you must have high buffs in attack. This is to capitalize on their natural strengths (doing as much damage as they can from a distance). They need to be powerful enough to kill the enemy before it reaches them.

Below, we take a look at the table comparison between the top 5 siege attacking generals.

The table shows siege buffs from general skills/specialities. It also shows the total siege buffs from that general's attributes when leveled up to 35 - taking into account their attack, defense, leadership and politics attributes.

Siege
Attack (Skills) Defense (Skills) HP (Skills) Attack (Attr + Skills) Defense (Attr + Skills) HP (Attr + Skills)
Petronas 100%
(1st)
30% 20% 188.5%
(1st)
115% 108%
Septimius Severus 95% 40%
(1st)
30% 183.3% 127.5%
(1st)
117.2%
Surena 95% 30% 40%
(1st)
182.2% 116.3% 128.3%
(1st)
Phillip II 85% 10% 20% 172.3% 96.5% 107.3%
Ramesses II 80% 40%
(1st)
10% 165.4% 123% 95.3%

1. Petronas

Image of Evony General - Petronas
Petronas
europe

Skills for Petronas

  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Bash
    • Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 10%
  • Battle of Lalakaon (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
  • Byzantine Commander (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack by 40% and increases ranged troops and siege machines defense by 20% when General is leading the army to attack.

View detailed analysis for Petronas.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Petronas has the following stats:
Attack: 1385 Defense: 1350 Leadership: 1380 Politics: 1336

2. Septimius Severus

Skills for Septimius Severus

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Formation
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
  • Battle of Lugdunum (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 20%
  • Severan Dynasty (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines’ attack by 35% and siege machines’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army.

View detailed analysis for Septimius Severus.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Septimius Severus has the following stats:
Attack: 1383 Defense: 1375 Leadership: 1372 Politics: 1321

3. Surena

Image of Evony General - Surena
Surena
other

Skills for Surena

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Battle of Carrhae (4th)
    • Siege Machine HP : 20%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 25%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 20%
  • Shield of Parthians (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack by 25% when general is leading the army, and siege machines' attack by extra 15% when General brings any dragon.

View detailed analysis for Surena.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Surena has the following stats:
Attack: 1372 Defense: 1363 Leadership: 1383 Politics: 1331

4. Phillip II

Image of Evony General - Phillip II
Phillip II
europe

Skills for Phillip II

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Battle of Bouvines (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
  • Absolute Monarch (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack by 25% when General is leading the army to attack. Increases Rally Capacity by 10% when General is leading the army to launch Alliance War.

View detailed analysis for Phillip II.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Phillip II has the following stats:
Attack: 1373 Defense: 1365 Leadership: 1373 Politics: 1336

5. Ramesses II

Image of Evony General - Ramesses II
Ramesses II
others

Skills for Ramesses II

  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Formation
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
  • Bash
    • Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 10%
  • Battle of Kadesh (4th)
    • Marching Siege Attack : 30%
    • Marching Ground Troop HP : 30%
  • Great Pharaoh (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack and defense by 20% and ground troops' HP by 10% when General is leading the army.

View detailed analysis for Ramesses II.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Ramesses II has the following stats:
Attack: 1354 Defense: 1330 Leadership: 1353 Politics: 1352

Honorable Mentions for Attacking Siege

Ulysses S. Grant Emperor Qin Shihuang William Wallace

Best Defending Siege Generals in Evony

The best defending Siege generals in Evony TKR are Leo Ⅲ, Septimius Severus, Surena, Trần Hưng Đạo, and Emperor Qin Shihuang.

For defensive siege generals, siege attack attributes is also the most important, but it really helps to have other type buffs in addition to siege.

This is because your defense general will not be leading a type specific march, but rather leading the entire army in your city.

For seige defense, having a well balanced defensive barrier before enemy troops hit your keep is very important. One potential secondary buff for a siege defense general is ranged, another could be ground.

One very important skill for siege generals is to have siege range boost. This is to counter a siege attacking enemy general who may have that skill, which would give them an advantage in battle.

Ranged is a good secondary buff to siege, as both attack from a distance and can take out many troops before they have the chance to reach your base.

The table below shows the total siege buffs of the best siege defense generals, as well as secondary type buffs they may have.

Siege Other
Attack (Skills) Defense (Skills) HP (Skills) Attack (Attr + Skills) Defense (Attr + Skills) HP (Attr + Skills) Other Buffs
Leo Ⅲ 105%
(1st)
30% 20% 190.7%
(1st)
117.2% 107.4% Ranged : 70%
Ground : 10%
Mounted : 10%
(1st)
Septimius Severus 95% 40%
(1st)
30% 183.3% 127.5%
(1st)
117.2% Ranged : 10%
Ground : 0%
Mounted : 0%
Surena 95% 30% 40%
(1st)
182.2% 116.3% 128.3%
(1st)
Ranged : 10%
Ground : 0%
Mounted : 0%
Trần Hưng Đạo 90% 20% 10% 171% 103.6% 92.2% Ground : 20%
Ranged : 10%
Mounted : 0%
Emperor Qin Shihuang 81% 36% 158.6% 112.2% 76.2% Ranged : 10%
Ground : 0%
Mounted : 0%

1. Leo Ⅲ

Image of Evony General - Leo Ⅲ
Leo Ⅲ
europe

Skills for Leo Ⅲ

  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Ambush
    • Trap Triggering Chance : 20%
    • In-city Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 10%
  • Siege of Constantinople (4th)
    • In-city Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 30%
  • Fire on the Sea (Special Skill)
    • Increases in-city troops' attack by 10%, and in-city siege machines' attack by another 35% when General is the Main City Defense General.

View detailed analysis for Leo Ⅲ.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Leo Ⅲ has the following stats:
Attack: 1357 Defense: 1372 Leadership: 1374 Politics: 1343

2. Septimius Severus

Skills for Septimius Severus

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Formation
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
  • Battle of Lugdunum (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 20%
  • Severan Dynasty (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines’ attack by 35% and siege machines’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army.

View detailed analysis for Septimius Severus.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Septimius Severus has the following stats:
Attack: 1383 Defense: 1375 Leadership: 1372 Politics: 1321

3. Surena

Image of Evony General - Surena
Surena
other

Skills for Surena

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Battle of Carrhae (4th)
    • Siege Machine HP : 20%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 25%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 20%
  • Shield of Parthians (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack by 25% when general is leading the army, and siege machines' attack by extra 15% when General brings any dragon.

View detailed analysis for Surena.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Surena has the following stats:
Attack: 1372 Defense: 1363 Leadership: 1383 Politics: 1331

4. Trần Hưng Đạo

Skills for Trần Hưng Đạo

  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Formation
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
  • Ambush
    • Trap Triggering Chance : 20%
    • In-city Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 10%
  • Lý–Song War (4th)
    • In City Siege Machine Attack : 30%
    • Enemy Ranged Troop Attack : -30%
  • Grand Prince (Special Skill)
    • Increases the ground troops' HP by 20% and siege machines' attack by 30% when General is the Main City's Defense General.

View detailed analysis for Trần Hưng Đạo.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Trần Hưng Đạo has the following stats:
Attack: 1310 Defense: 1336 Leadership: 1322 Politics: 1317

5. Emperor Qin Shihuang

Skills for Emperor Qin Shihuang

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Formation
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
  • King's Ambition
    • Troop death into troop soul rate in the main city : 10%
  • China Unification (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 26%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 26%
  • Grand Unification (Special Skill)
    • Increases Siege Machine Attack by 35% when General is leading the army.

View detailed analysis for Emperor Qin Shihuang.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Emperor Qin Shihuang has the following stats:
Attack: 1276 Defense: 1262 Leadership: 1262 Politics: 1429

Honorable Mentions for Defending Siege

Khalid William Wallace Mikhail Kutuzov

Best Monsters Siege Generals in Evony

The best monsters Siege generals in Evony TKR are Petronas, and Septimius Severus.

However, siege is absolute worst type for hunting bosses or monsters.

Because of their relatively low HP, defense and needing gems to heal, most players don't use siege for any kind of boss rallies.

However, if you have a large siege march with a good siege general, you can usually cleanly kill a Griffin (B10) as a supplementary march.

Siege
Attack (Skills) Defense (Skills) HP (Skills) Attack (Attr + Skills) Defense (Attr + Skills) HP (Attr + Skills)
Petronas 100%
(1st)
30% 20% 188.5%
(1st)
115% 108%
Septimius Severus 95% 40%
(1st)
30% 183.3% 127.5%
(1st)
117.2%
Surena 95% 30% 40%
(1st)
182.2% 116.3% 128.3%
(1st)
Phillip II 85% 10% 20% 172.3% 96.5% 107.3%
Ramesses II 80% 40%
(1st)
10% 165.4% 123% 95.3%

1. Petronas

Image of Evony General - Petronas
Petronas
europe

Skills for Petronas

  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Bash
    • Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 10%
  • Battle of Lalakaon (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
  • Byzantine Commander (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack by 40% and increases ranged troops and siege machines defense by 20% when General is leading the army to attack.

View detailed analysis for Petronas.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Petronas has the following stats:
Attack: 1385 Defense: 1350 Leadership: 1380 Politics: 1336

2. Septimius Severus

Skills for Septimius Severus

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Formation
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
  • Battle of Lugdunum (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
    • Siege Machine Defense : 20%
  • Severan Dynasty (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines’ attack by 35% and siege machines’ HP by 20% when General is leading the army.

View detailed analysis for Septimius Severus.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Septimius Severus has the following stats:
Attack: 1383 Defense: 1375 Leadership: 1372 Politics: 1321

Honorable Mentions for Monsters Siege

Surena Phillip II Ramesses II

Best Troops Siege Generals in Evony

The best troops Siege general in Evony TKR is Phillip II.

Siege
Attack (Skills) Defense (Skills) HP (Skills) Attack (Attr + Skills) Defense (Attr + Skills) HP (Attr + Skills)
Phillip II 85% 10% 20% 172.3% 96.5% 107.3%

1. Phillip II

Image of Evony General - Phillip II
Phillip II
europe

Skills for Phillip II

  • Siege
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
  • Siege Machine Ares
    • Siege Machine Defense : 10%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Siege Machine Assault
    • Siege Machine Attack : 10%
    • Siege Machine HP : 10%
  • Battle of Bouvines (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 30%
  • Absolute Monarch (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines' attack by 25% when General is leading the army to attack. Increases Rally Capacity by 10% when General is leading the army to launch Alliance War.

View detailed analysis for Phillip II.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Phillip II has the following stats:
Attack: 1373 Defense: 1365 Leadership: 1373 Politics: 1336