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 Phillip II, Ramesses II, Ulysses S. Grant, Emperor Qin Shihuang, and Matthias I.

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)
Phillip II 85%
(1st)
10% 20% 172.3%
(1st)
96.5% 107.3%
Ramesses II 80% 40%
(1st)
10% 165.4% 123%
(1st)
95.3%
Ulysses S. Grant 76% 10% 20% 162.4% 97.2% 105.7%
Emperor Qin Shihuang 81% 36% 158.6% 112.2% 76.2%
Matthias I 70% 10% 20% 156.3% 96.8% 105%

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

2. 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

3. Ulysses S. Grant

Skills for Ulysses S. Grant

  • 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%
  • Annihilation
    • March Size Capacity : 6%
    • Attacking Mounted Troop and Ground Troop Attack : 10%
  • Battle of Fort Donelson (4th)
    • Mounted Troop Attack : 26%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 26%
  • Federal Commander (Special Skill)
    • Increases siege machines and mounted troops' attack by 15% when General is leading the army, and by extra 15% when General brings any dragon from the Pasture.

View detailed analysis for Ulysses S. Grant.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Ulysses S. Grant has the following stats:
Attack: 1364 Defense: 1372 Leadership: 1357 Politics: 1297

4. 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

5. Matthias I

Image of Evony General - Matthias I
Matthias I
europe

Skills for Matthias I

  • 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%
  • King of the Black Army (4th)
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 20%
    • Siege Machine Attack : 20%
  • Leader of Mercenaries (Special Skill)
    • Increases ranged troops and siege machines' attack by 20% and March Size by 5% when General is leading the army to attack.

View detailed analysis for Matthias I.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Matthias I has the following stats:
Attack: 1363 Defense: 1368 Leadership: 1350 Politics: 1344

Honorable Mentions for Attacking Siege

Khalid William Wallace Gustavus Adolphus

Best Defending Siege Generals in Evony

The best defending Siege generals in Evony TKR are Leo Ⅲ, Trần Hưng Đạo, Emperor Qin Shihuang, Joseph E. Johnston, and Khalid.

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%
(1st)
107.4% Ranged : 70%
Ground : 10%
Mounted : 10%
(1st)
Trần Hưng Đạo 90% 20% 10% 171% 103.6% 92.2% Ground : 20%
Ranged : 10%
Mounted : 0%
Emperor Qin Shihuang 81% 36%
(1st)
158.6% 112.2% 76.2% Ranged : 10%
Ground : 0%
Mounted : 0%
Joseph E. Johnston 72% 155% 84.2% 86.5% Ranged : 92%
Mounted : 21%
Ground : 6%
Khalid 70% 10% 20% 153.5% 90.1% 110.5% Mounted : 40%
Ranged : 10%
Ground : 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. 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

3. 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

4. Joseph E. Johnston

Skills for Joseph E. Johnston

  • Ranged Troop Formation
    • Ranged Troop Attack : 10%
    • Ranged Troop Defense : 10%
  • Ambush
    • Trap Triggering Chance : 20%
    • In-city Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 10%
  • War God
    • All Troops Attack : 6%
  • Battle of Manassas (4th)
    • In-city Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack : 36%
  • Federal Snipe (Special Skill)
    • Increases in-city mounted troops' HP by 15%, and in-city ranged troops and siege machines' attack by 20% when General is the Main City Defense General.

View detailed analysis for Joseph E. Johnston.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Joseph E. Johnston has the following stats:
Attack: 1330 Defense: 1342 Leadership: 1365 Politics: 1318

5. Khalid

Image of Evony General - Khalid
Khalid
arabia

Skills for Khalid

  • 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 Yarmouk (4th)
    • Siege Machine Attack : 20%
    • Mounted Troop Attack : 20%
  • Drawn Sword of God (Special Skill)
    • Increases the siege machines' attack by 20% and mounted troops' attack by 20% when General is leading the army.

View detailed analysis for Khalid.

A fully cultivated level 35, 5 star Khalid has the following stats:
Attack: 1335 Defense: 1301 Leadership: 1405 Politics: 1327

Honorable Mentions for Defending Siege

William Wallace Otto the Great Suleiman the Magnificent

Best Monsters Siege Generals in Evony

The best monsters Siege generals in Evony TKR are Phillip II, and Ramesses II.

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)
Phillip II 85%
(1st)
10% 20% 172.3%
(1st)
96.5% 107.3%
Ramesses II 80% 40%
(1st)
10% 165.4% 123%
(1st)
95.3%
Ulysses S. Grant 76% 10% 20% 162.4% 97.2% 105.7%
Emperor Qin Shihuang 81% 36% 158.6% 112.2% 76.2%
Matthias I 70% 10% 20% 156.3% 96.8% 105%

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

2. 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 Monsters Siege

Ulysses S. Grant Emperor Qin Shihuang Matthias I

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