A Guide to the Power of Kings, Queens, Veterans, Astrals and Mounts

The power of the Royals has come to FFXV: ANE in a third skill tree for many of your Heroes, Astrals and Mounts. The Powers give additional boosts for your Empire.

 

The power of the Royals and Veterans has come to FFXV: ANE in a third skill tree for many of your Heroes and now Astrals. The Power of Kings, Power of Queens, Power of Veterans and Power of Astrals give additional boosts for your Empire with a plethora of skilling options. In today’s guide we will discuss;

  • What exactly are the Power of Kings, Queens, Veterans and Astrals?
  • How do you skill them?
  • What boosts do they have?

What is the Power of the Kings, Power of Queens, Power of Veterans, Power of Astrals and Power of Mounts?

These are additional skilling option under the Skill Tree section of;

  • Specific Heroes
  • Specific Astrals
  • Mounts

. Not all Heroes have this option yet, but more are being added regularly.

For the Power of Astrals and Power of Mounts, you will see the skilling tree available right under the normal skilling area.

How do I skill them?

Using the powers of royalty requires special items available in events and the pack store.

Power of Queens

In order to skill the Power of Queens, you must first use Power of Queens Unlock Medals to unlock Level 1 for ability points to spend skilling. Once you have done that, use Power of Queens Upgrade Medals. As you unlock new levels, more ability points will be given to you to spend on skilling.

Power of Kings and Veterans

The same theory holds for the Power of Kings and Power of Veterans, but you will be using their specifc materials instead of Power of Queens (of course).

Power of Astrals

These require Power of Astrals unlock items.

Power of Mounts

These require Power of Mounts (imagine that) unlock items.

Who has these powers and what do they do?

Let’s take a look at each available Heroes’ skill powers under Power of the King/Queen/Veteran/Astrals. These skills work like Mastery Skills. In other words, they are always active no matter which Hero you have on, and the boosts are stackable.

Power of Queens

There are both Universal skills and skills relevant to each Hero. The Universal skills and are as follows;

  • Vassal City Troop Attack
  • Vassal City Troop Armor
  • Vassal City Troop Health
  • Dark Troop/Merc/Elemental Attack
  • Dark Troop/Merc/Elemental Armor
  • Dark Troop/Merc/Elemental Health
  • Dark Astral Attack
  • Dark Mount Attack
  • City Assaulting Troop Attack
  • City Defending Troop Attack
  • City Assaulting and Defending Troop Health
  • City Assaulting and Defending Troop Armor
  • Mirror Hero Luna: Dark Mage Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Luna: Shiva Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Gentiana: Dark Astral Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Gentiana: Dark Elemental Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Cindy: Ramuh Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Cindy: Dark Mech Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Aranea: Dark Airship Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Aranea: Dark Cavalry Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Iris: City Defense Bonus
  • Mirror Hero Iris: Leviathan Bonus
  • Dark Troops
  • Dark Mercenary
  • Dark Elemental
  • Dark Astral
  • Dark Mount
  • Vault Combat
  • City Defense

This takes you down the first 2/3 of the tree for each Hero. What’s left, is specialized for each Hero. However, keep in mind, these work like Mastery, so they are always active.

Luna

Luna’s specialized Power of Queens Benefits are;

  • Dark Troop, Dark Merc, and Dark Elemental Attack
  • Dark Troop, Dark Merc, and Dark Elemental  Armor
  • Dark Troop, Dark Merc, and Dark Elemental  Health
  • Dark Astral Attack
  • Dark Mount Attack
  • Disputed Realms
  • Vault Combat
  • City Defense
  • Dark Guardian
  • Dark Mage
  • Dark Ice
  • Dark Bahamut Attack
  • Sinistercorn Mount

Iris

Iris’ specialized Power of Queens Benefits are;

  • Dark Warrior, Dark Guardian, and Dark Earth Elemental Attack I, II, and III
  • Dark Warrior, Dark Guardian, and Dark Earth Elemental Armor I, II, and III
  • Dark Warrior, Dark Guardian, and Dark Earth Elemental Health I, II, and III
  • Leviathan Attack I, II, and III
  • Bahamut Attack I, II, and III
  • Dark Astral I, II, and III
  • Dark Mount I, II, and III

Cindy

Cindy’s specialized Power of Queens Benefits are;

  • Dark Cavalry, Dark Mech and Dark Lightning Elemental Attack I and II
  • Dark Cavalry, Dark Mech and Dark Lightning Elemental Armor I and II
  • Dark Cavalry, Dark Mech and Dark Lightning Elemental Health I and II
  • Dark Ramuh Attack I and II
  • War-Trained Chocobo Attack I and II

Gentiana

Gentiana’s specialized Power of Queens

Benefits are;

  • Dark Mage, Dark Airship and Ice Elemental Attack I and II
  • Dark Mage, Dark Airship and Ice Elemental Armor I and II
  • Dark Mage, Dark Airship and Ice Elemental Health I and II
  • Dark Shiva Attack I and II
  • Ebony Chocobo Attack I and II

Aranea

Aranea’s specialized Power of Queens Benefits are;

  • Dark Cavalry, Dark Juggernaut and Dark Fire Elemental Attack I and II
  • Dark Cavalry, Dark Juggernaut and Dark Fire Elemental Armor I and II
  • Dark Cavalry, Dark Juggernaut and Dark Fire Elemental Health I and II
  • Dark Titan Attack I and II
  • Dark Ifrit Attack I and II

That wraps up the Queens section. Let’s take a look at our Kings.

Power of Kings

Just like Power of Queens,  Power of Kings applies no matter which Hero is active. That is contested a bit currently with Prompto, but as a rule, they work like Mastery points. The first part of each tree is the same for each Hero, with the skills branching out at the bottom. The universal skills are as follows;

  • Vault Break Point Dueling
  • March Overdrive
  • Underdog Dark Troop/Merc.Elemental Bonus (Vault Skills)
  • Dark Core Troop Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Mercenary Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Elemental Attack/Armor/HP
  • Mirror Hero Noctis: Debuff Enemy Dark Troops and Dark City Massacre
  • Mirror Hero Ignis: Ifrit Bonus and Dark Juggernaut Bonus
  • Mirror Hero King Noctis: Dark Core Troop and Dark Guardian
  • Mirror Hero Prompto: Dark Neutral Cities and Dark City Assault
  • Mirror Hero Gladio: Dark Troop and Dark Warrior
  • Dark Troop/Merc Debuffs
  • Rally Attack
  • Dark Astral
  • Disputer Realms Assault and Elemental Vault Break Point
  • Dark Mount
  • Dark City Assault
  • Disputed Realm Combat
  • Vault Dark Troop Combat
  • Dark Rally and Dark Crystal Holding Attack

At this point, they diverge into the different skills for each Hero.

Noctis

Noctis’ specialized Power of Kings benefits are as follows;

  • Dark Armor Piercing
  • Dark Warrior Attack/Armor/Health
  • Dark Mage Attack/Armor/Health
  • Dark Cavalry Attack/Armor/Health
  • Dark Attack Resistance
  • Dark Cripple HP
  • Dark Merc Armor Piercing
  • Dark Merc Attack Resistance
  • Dark Merc Cripple HP
  • Dark Construction T2 Cost Efficiency
  • Dark Research T2 Cost Efficiency
  • Infused Dark Research Speed
  • Tier 6 Dark Troop Training Speed
  • Dark Troops II
  • Dark Merc II
  • Dark Elemental II
  • Dark Juggernaut
  • Dark Construction T3 Efficiency
  • Dark Bahamut Attack
  • Dark Troop Armor/Attack/HP
  • Dark Elite Troops
  • Dark Ice Elemental Troops
  • Dark March Size
  • Dark Rally Capacity

King Noctis

King Noctis’ specialized Power of Kings benefits are as follows;

  • Dark Guardian Armor Piercing
  • Dark Guardian Attack Resistance
  • Dark Guardian Cripple HP
  • Dark Ice Armor/Attack/HP
  • Dark Mech Armor/Attack/HP
  • Dark Astral Attack
  • Dark Hospital Capacity
  • Dark Healing Speed
  • Dark T6 Troop Cost Reduction
  • Dark Guardian
  • Dark Troops
  • Dark Elemental Debuffs
  • Dark Astral
  • Dark Troops with Hero
  • Dark City Assault
  • Dark Merc Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Troop Attack with Mount
  • Dark Airship Troops
  • Dark Merc March Size
  • Dark Merc Rally Capacity

Gladio

Gladio’s specialized Power of Kings benefits are as follows;

  • Dark Warrior Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Earth Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Guardian Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Troop Attack and HP with Hero
  • Dark Troop March Size
  • Dark Troop Rally Capacity
  • Dark City Defense
  • Dark Guardian
  • Dark Earth
  • Dark Juggernaut Debuff
  • Dark Levi Attack
  • Dark Elite Troops
  • Troop Supply Defense/Attack
  • Dark Warrior Troops
  • Dark Earth Elementals
  • Dark Guardian Troops
  • Dark Astral

Ignis

Ignis’ specialized Power of Kings benefits are as follows;

  • Dark Mage Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Fire Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Juggernaut Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Elemental Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Elemental March Size
  • Dark Elemental Rally Capacity
  • Dark Elemental Attack and HP with Hero
  • Dark Fire Elemental
  • Dark Airship
  • Recipe Efficiency
  • Dark Guardian Debuff
  • Dark Ifrit
  • Dark Mage
  • Dark Elemental March Size
  • Dark Elemental Rally Capacity

Prompto

Prompto’s specialized Power of Kings benefits are as follows;

  • Dark Cavalry Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Lightning Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Airship Attack/Armor/HP
  • Dark Mercenary Attack and HP
  • Dark Mercenary March Size
  • Dark Mercenary Rally Capacity
  • Dark City Assault
  • Dark Lightning
  • Dark Juggernaut
  • Dark Cavalry
  • Dark Ramuh Attack
  • Ebony Chocobo Attack Bonus
  • Dark Armor Piercing
  • Dark Attack Resistance
  • Dark Cripple HP
  • Dark Cavalry Troops
  • Dark Lightning Elementals
  • Dark Mount

Power of Veterans

Just like the previous trees,  Power of Veterans applies no matter which Hero is active. The first part of each tree is the same for each Hero, with the skills branching out at the bottom. The universal skills are as follows;

  • Dark Troop
  • Dark Merc
  • Dark Elemental
  • Dark Astral Attack
  • Dark Mount Attack

Veteran Prompto

Veteran Prompto’s specialized skills are;

  • Mirror Hero Veteran Prompto: Mount
  • Dark Elemental Debuffs
  • Dark Juggernaut
  • Dark Warrior
  • Dark Elemental March/Rally

Veteran Gladio

Veteran Gladio’s specialized skills are;

  • Mirror Hero Veteran Gladio: Dark Elemental Debuff
  • Dark Troop Debuffs
  • Dark Levi Attack
  • Dark Earth Elemental
  • Dark Troop March/Rally

Veteran Ignis

Veteran Ignis’ specialized skills are;

  • Mirror Hero Veteran Ignis: Dark Fire
  • Enemy Mount Strength Resistance
  • Dark Troop with Hero
  • Dark Ifrit Attack
  • Dark Merc March/Rally

Power of Astrals

Currently only Titan and Bahamut have the Power of Astrals skill trees available. These boosts are active once skilled, just as with the POK/POQ/POV.  These give several benefits.

  • Titan and Bahamut Synergy Skills
    • Up to 150% Attacking Synergy: Titan and Bahamut
    • Up to 150% Defending Synergy: Titan and Bahamut
    • Up to 10B% Attacking Synergy: Astrals and Heroes
    • Up to 10B% Defending Synergy: Astrals and Heroes
    • Up to 10B% Attacking Synergy: Astrals and Mounts
    • Up to 10B% Defending Synergy: Astrals and Mounts
    • Up to 10B% Synergy: Astral & Kings of Lucis
  • Titan Exclusive Limit Break Skills; Limit Break Astral Blessing
    • Up to 10B% Attacking Synergy: Astrals and Heroes
    • Up to 10B% Defending Synergy: Astrals and Heroes
    • Up to 10B% Attacking Synergy: Astrals and Mounts
    • Up to 10B% Defending Synergy: Astrals and Mounts
    • Up to 10B% Synergy: Astral & Kings of Lucis
  • Titan Exclusive Limit Break Skills; Limit Break Titan Strength
    • Up to 20B% Titan Attack Bonus
    • Up to 25%B Dark Mercenary Bonus
  • Bahamut’s Exclusive Limit Break Skills: Oracle Devastation
    • Up to 10B% Dark Astral Attack Bonus
    • Up to 10B% Kings of Lucis: Dark Troop Attack Bonus
    • Up to 10B% Mount Attack Bonus
    • Up to 10B% Dark Troop Attack with Hero
  • Bahamut’s Exclusive Limit Break Skills: Bahamut’s Rage
    • Up to 20B% Bahamut Attack Bonus
    • Up to 25B% Dark Troop Attack

The costs for the Power of Astrals are below.

The remainder of the Astral trees mirror each other, with the same boosts available. These stack, which means you can skill both for double the bonus. Boosts include buffs to Astrals, Dark Troops, Dark Mercs, Dark Elementals, Dark Buffs, Mirror Heroes and Troop Supplies.

Power of Mounts

Currently the Power of Mounts is available for Anak Stag, Lucky Chocobo, Spiracorn, Ebony Chocobo and War-Trained Chocobo. The Universal Skills for these are as follows (at maximum level);

  • 1B% Mount Endurance Bonus
  • 1B% Mount Strength Bonus
  • 500B% Mount Attack Bonus
  • 25B% Defending Synergy: Astral & Mounts
  • 25B% Attacking Synergy: Astral & Mounts
  • 1B% Dark Monster Troop Attack w/Mount
  • 500M% Dark Monster Troop HP w/Mount
  • 1.5B% Dark Monster Troop Armor w/Mount
  • 50B% Enemy Mount Attack Resistance
  • 10B% Enemy Mount Strength Resistance
  • 10B% Enemy Cripple Mount Endurance
  • 180B%  Attack w/Mount
  • 75B% HP w/Mount
  • 225B% Armor w/Mount
  • 150B% Dark City Assault Armor
  • 150B% Dark City Defense Attack

Beyond the Universal Skills, each Mount has their own specific skills you can choose to diversify your boosts.

  • Anak Stag: Focuses on Monster Troops, Kings of Lucis, Dark Mechs, Dark Elemental Debuffs, Shiva and Astrals.
  • Lucky Chocobo: Focuses on Troop Supplies, Kings of Lucis, Dark Mercenaries, Dark Fire Troops, Dark Merc Debuffs and Ifrit.
  • Sinistercorn: Focuses on Dark City, Dark Elementals, Dark Mage, Dark Airships/Lightning Troops, Dark Behemoth King and Ramuh.
  • Ebony Chocobo: Focuses on Dark Mercs, Dark Warrior, Dark Juggs/Ice Elementals, Dark Quetzalcoatl, Dark Crystal and Titan.
  • War Train Chocobo: Focuses on Dark Troops, Dark Cavalry, Dark Guardians/Earth Troops, Dark Iron Giant, Dark City and Bahamut.

 

You’ll notice one thing I did not address in this article, which is “Aly, what should I skill first?”. That’s because the answer isn’t that simple. Everyone’s account is different, and people have different goals. Take a look a the lists above. Decide what’s most important to you. Is it Elemental Attack? March Size? Mirror Hero Boosts? The end result is up to you!

Do you have any questions or comments about the Power of Kings and Queens? Let us know in the comments below!



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2 Comments
  1. Alexey_Danilkin
    Alexey_Danilkin says

    It’s important to notice that Power of Kings trees are special in the sense that not all skills are necessary to max out. You can reach the skills at the bottom of tree skipping some of the hugher ones.

  2. David says

    How do I use the upgrade points

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