Gaius Marius

Reformer of the Legions

Gaius Marius was a Roman general and statesman.
He held the office of consul an unprecendented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his important reforms of Roman armies, authorizing recruitment of landless citizens, eliminating the manipular military formations, and reorganizing the structure of the legions into separate cohorts. Marius defeated the invading Germanic tribes (the Teutones, Ambrones, and the Cimbri), for which he was called “the third founder of Rome.” His life and career were significant in Rome’s transformation from Republic to Empire.

SKILLS

Savior of Italy

Active Skill
Rage Requirement: 1000
Heals some of the slightly wounded units in your army, deals direct damage once to a single target, and reduces target's march speed for the next 2 seconds.
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Healing Factor: 50 / 70 / 90 / 120 / 150
Direct Damage Factor: 50 / 70 / 90 / 120 / 150
March Speed Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Founder of Empire

Passive Skill
Increases food gathering speed; increases wood and stone gathering speed.
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Bonus Gathering Speed (Food): 3% / 6% / 10% / 15% / 20%
Bonus Gathering Speed (Other Resources): 2% / 4% / 7% / 10% / 15%

Marius's Reform

Passive Skill
Increase the troops load.
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Load Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 30%

Conqueror of Numidia

Passive Skill
Increases siege units march speed; increases the ratio of slightly wounded units in overall casualties.
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Siege Unit March Speed Bonus: 2% / 4% / 7% / 10% / 15%
Ratio Increase: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%

TALENTS

Gathering
Early on in the game, it’s best to focus for your Gathering with Constance, Sarka, Gaius and Centurion. They can be obtained in chests, and then, Constance in expedition. Also you can level up them fast, because of their rarity.
Make sure these commanders get their Gathering Talents as soon as possible because you need to rely on them to rase your power faster. Having great gatherers reduces a lot of time for farming, thus it gives you more resources, which will help you upgrade buildings and research technologies in the Academy a lot faster.
For your gatherers: Constance, Sarka, Gaius Marius, Centurion, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Seondeok Mundeok, Ishida Mitsunari. You need them all, and you need them Level 37.
Gaius Marius – Get to level 10 (2 stars) before upgrading any skills and max out 2nd skill, and then level 20 (3 stars) and max out the 3rd skill.