Unit Guide: Janissaries

Gameplay
07.09.2020

Janissaries were the first unit to be released during Season IV: Blood of the Empire update, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most popular ranged units in the game, due to being a necessary route to unlocking Azaps and Sipahis.

Janissary units can be distinguished by their Ottoman-inspired headdresses, as well as their heavy calibre rifles that, to be at their most devastating, require the use of aiming forks.

 

Unlocking

You will be able to command a unit of Janissaries temporarily after completing one series of Season IV unit challenges. The unit will become permanently yours after finishing a second stage (along with any XP the unit may have earned along the way). Complete Stage 3 to secure a Doctrine that increases the unit’s rate of fire by 8%!

 

At 2 challenges completed, receive:

At 4 challenges completed, receive:

At 6 challenges completed, receive:

Stage 1

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

3-day Janissaries Contract

Stage 2

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Ozan’s Tale (500 Glory)

Janissaries

Stage 3

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

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

Janissary’s Doctrine II

 

Gameplay

Compared to other ranged units on the medieval battlefield, the Janissaries represent discipline and order. Without it, they might just be firing opportunistic volleys and hoping not to run into melee units. However, when deployed in a Three Rank Formation using the Prepared Volley order, they can be just as effective as higher tiered units like the Imperial Arquebusier. Be wary though, for as with Season III’s Falconetto Gunners, they can be left cruelly exposed. Protect their flanks, and they will pay back your attack with interest.

 

Progression

Janissaries have a maximum unit level of 16, with Veterancy Points investable across two branches, neither of which is particularly suited towards any specific role. The top branch augments the Prepared Volley order and ends with two extra soldiers, and may be preferable to maxing out the lower branch of more general bonuses.

 

Just the facts: Janissaries (3-star, ranged)

Released

Requirements

21 July (Season IV)

Complete: 2x 3-Star Unit Challenge stages

 

Attack

Ranged

Defence

Speed

Tactics

Headcount

85

24

28

55

45

56

 

Formations

Traits

Orders

Dispersed

Three Ranks

Patient Snipers

Slug Shot

Focus Fire

Prepare Volley

 

Terrain

Great

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

Urban

Plains

Hills

Steppe

 

Desert

 

Basic Attributes

Attack Attributes

Defence Attributes

2836

Health

2645

Piercing AP

289

 

Piercing Def.

 

18

Strength

2520

Piercing Damage

185

Leadership

0

Slashing AP

364

Slashing Def.

5.5

Speed

0

Slashing Damage

60

Range

0

Blunt AP

250

Blunt Def.

700

Ammo

0

Blunt Damage

2.52

Labour

 

 

 

 

 

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