Unit Guide: Siphonarioi

Gameplay
09.11.2020

If you’re of the opinion that fire should be fought with fire, think again. Not only will a unit of Siphonarioi out-flame anything else on the current medieval battlefield, it comes with the Resist Flame trait. Not so much to protect itself from enemy fire, you understand, but to offset the likelihood that a unit of Siphonarioi is as much a danger to itself as anyone else. Thankfully, battles tend to be long extinguished before any incidents of self-immolation flare-up.

 

Unlocking

You will be able to command a Siphonarioi unit temporarily after completing one series of Season V unit challenges. The unit will become permanently yours after finishing a fourth stage (along with any XP the unit may have earned along the way). Complete Stages 3 and 7 to secure the Doctrines that will ignite the unit’s searing battlefield abilities.

 

At 3 challenges completed, receive:

At 6 challenges completed, receive:

At 10 challenges completed, receive:

Stage 1

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

3-day Siphonarioi  Contract

Stage 2

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

10x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Stage 3

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Flamethrower Doctrine

Stage 4

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Contract

Stage 5

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Unit Medal

10x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Stage 6

2x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

2x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

10x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Stage 7

2x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

2x Siphonarioi Unit Medal

Siphonarioi Hellfire Doctrine

 

Gameplay

With a high Leadership cost and just a handful of warriors per unit, Siphonarioi should only be deployed when they can effect a powerful advantage on the battlefield. Typically this is when assaulting fortifications and capture points in enclosed spaces. Make sure you have a friendly unit nearby to get them out of difficult situations, for despite good defence stats (and devastating fire Traits, of course), Siphonarioi can quickly become overwhelmed by superior enemy numbers.

 

Progression

Siphonarioi have a maximum unit level of 30, with Veterancy Points investable across two branches. The top branch generally works to increase the effectiveness of the unit’s fire attack and reduce the cooldown timer, while the lower branch improves the units staying power and defensive capabilities. Which one you go for will depend on whether you want a unit that burns twice as much for half as long! 

 

Just the facts: Siphonarioi  (5-star, ranged)

Released

Requirements

October 2020 (Season V)

Complete: 4x 5-Star Unit Challenge stages

 

Formations

Traits

Orders

Line

Staggered

Hellfire

Scorched Earth

Firestorm

Resist

Firestorm

Scorched Earth

 

Terrain

Great

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

-

Urban

Plains

Hills

Steppe

-

Desert

 

Basic Attributes

Attack Attributes

Defence Attributes

2912

Health

0

Piercing AP

401

 

Piercing Def.

 

7

Strength

0

Piercing Damage

340

Leadership

1950

Slashing AP

485

Slashing Def.

5.7

Speed

1098

Slashing Damage

15

Range

0

Blunt AP

343

Blunt Def.

105

Ammo

300

Blunt Damage

0.98

Labour

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The above information is correct as of the time of publication. Please check in-game for the most up-to-date unit information.