Unit Guide: Silahdars

Gameplay
18.08.2020

If you’ve ever been ambushed behind enemy lines, wishing your units could quickly come to your aid, you’ll likely want to prioritise unlocking the third unit released as part of Season IV: Blood of the Empire.

Steadfast and loyal, the Silahdars are a purebred bodyguard unit. Trained to protect their leader at all costs, they will quickly rally to their position when called to from across the battlefield. If you’re a lone wolf player, or prefer ranged weapons to those of the front line, having a unit of Silahdars at your back could make all the difference.

 

Unlocking

As with all seasonal units, you must first earn the right to command Silahdars; first by unlocking Azaps (or Sipahis), then by completing a series of challenges, divided across six stages. You will be able to command a unit of Silahdars temporarily after completing Stage 1, which will become permanently yours after Stage 4 (along with any XP the unit may have earnt along the way).

 

At 3 challenges completed, receive:

At 6 challenges completed, receive:

At 8 challenges completed, receive:

Stage 1

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

3-day Silahdars Contract

Stage 2

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

10x Silahdars Unit Medal (50,000 Unit XP)

Stage 3

2x Silahdars Unit Medal (50,000 Unit XP)

2x Silahdars Unit Medal (50,000 Unit XP)

Silahdar’s Doctrine I (Ranged damage taken -50)

Stage 4

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Silahdars

Stage 5

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

10x Silahdars Unit Medal (50,000 Unit XP)

Stage 6

2x Silahdars Unit Medal (50,000 Unit XP)

2x Silahdars Unit Medal (50,000 Unit XP)

Silahdar’s Doctrine II (Get Over Here movement speed +10%)

 

 

Gameplay

A potent unit in almost any situation thanks to decent armour and damage potential, Silahdars come into their own when fighting alongside their leader, enjoying a bonus when in close proximity to them and taking 10% less damage when under orders. If ever you find yourself in a tricky situation, issue the Get Over Here order and your Silahdars will stop whatever they’re doing - even if engaged in combat - and rush to help you. Between the Ingenious Armour trait (resistance to ranged weapons) and the mobile Cover Commander formation, they’ll certainly make sure you stay in the fight for longer!

 

Progression

Silahdars have a maximum level of 30, which gives you up to 29 Veterancy Points to invest across two branches. The top is broadly focused on offence, with a possible 12% boost to Slashing Damage and improvements to the effectiveness of your Decapitate unit order. The lower branch is more focused on defence, with a total health boost of up to 18% nestled among bonuses to slashing, piercing, and ranged defence.

 

Just the facts: Silahdars (5-star, melee)

 

Released

Requirements

18 August 2020 (Season IV)

Unlock:  Azaps or Sipahis
Complete: 4x 5-Star Unit Challenge stages

 

Attack

Defence

Speed

Tactics

Headcount

46

84

43

50

68

 

Formations

Traits

Orders

Dispersed

Crescent

Cover Commander

Bodyguards

Ingenious Armour

Imperial Fervor

Fireproof

Decapitate

Get Over Here

Cleave the Mountain

 

Terrain

Good: Plains, Urban

Fair: Hills, Steppe

Bad: Desert

 

Basic Attributes

Attack Attributes

Defence Attributes

6108

Health

0

Piercing AP

596

 

Piercing Def.

 

24

Strength

0

Piercing Damage

340

Leadership

1667

Slashing AP

622

Slashing Def.

4.3

Speed

1556

Slashing Damage

-

Range

0

Blunt AP

404

Blunt Def.

-

Ammo

0

Blunt Damage

3.36

Labour

 

 

 

 

The above was correct at time of publication. Please check in-game for the most up-to-date unit information.