Unit Guide: Landsknechts

Gameplay
06.01.2021

Halberdiers have tended to be seen as underwhelming when compared to Spear Sergeants. However, with the ability to now transform the unit into Landsknechts as part of Season VI: Scourge of Winter, the Promoted Unit not only boasts commendable defensive attributes, it has an arsenal of attack-minded Traits and Orders to ensure it worthy of inclusion in any warband.  

 

Unlocking

You first need a unit of Halberdiers to promote. You will receive one after completing the first stage of Season VI unit challenges. After Stage Two you will receive Halberdiers Promotion Privilege, which will allow you to promote your Halberdiers to a unit of Landsknechts. The new unit will carry over all Unit XP, its level and doctrines, while Veterency Points will be returned. You can read more about Promoted Units here.

 

At 2 challenges completed, receive:

At 4 challenges completed, receive:

At 6 challenges completed, receive:

Stage 1

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Halberdiers

Stage 2

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Halberdiers Promotion Privilege

Stage 3

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Halberdiers Chargers (doctrine)

 

Gameplay

As with many Promoted Units, Landsknechts offer only a marginal improvement on its base unit in terms of stats, but this isn’t to be overlooked when those improvements are across the board. What distinguishes Landsknechts above Halberdiers are its ranges of Traits and Orders, which extend its offensive options with a Battle Charge, Quick Strikes and a Stab and Hook Order than inflicts bleeding damage.

 

Progression

Landsknechts have a maximum unit level of 18, with Veterancy Points investable across two branches. Both extend the unit’s attacking attributes in different ways: The top branch offers more attacking options, such as by unlocking the Wedge formation, while the lower branch allows improvements to the units damage-dealing attributes.   

 

Just the facts: Landsknechts (3-star, melee)

Released

Requirements

October December 2020 (Season VI)

Complete: 2x 3-Star Unit Challenge stages

Formations

Traits

Orders

Dispersed

Phalanx

Anti-cavalry

Preparation

Quick Strikes

Ostarian Halberd

Winter Warriors

Brace Halberds

Battle Charge

Stab and Hook

Terrain

Great

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

Urban

Plains

-

-

Desert

Hills

Steppe

Basic Attributes

Attack Attributes

Defence Attributes

5019

Health

1524

Piercing AP

387

 

Piercing Def.

 

28

Strength

1229

Piercing Damage

165

Leadership

1226

Slashing AP

409

Slashing Def.

5.0

Speed

1424

Slashing Damage

-

Range

379

Blunt AP

155

Blunt Def.

-

Ammo

790

Blunt Damage

3.92

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.