Unit Guide: Liao’s Rangers

Gameplay
18.01.2021

Liao’s Rangers are the third unit to ride out from the icy mists of Season VI: Scourge of Winter. Modelled on Fire Lancers, the unit is able to thrive in the harsh Ostarian winter while withstanding the most searing battlefield attacks.

Unlocking

You first need a unit of Fire Lancers to promote. You will receive one after completing the first stage of Season VI unit challenges. After Stage 4 you will receive the Liao’s Rangers Promotion, which will allow you to promote your Fire Lancers into a unit of Liao’s Rangers. The new unit will carry over all Unit XP and its level and doctrines, while Veterancy Points will be returned. You can read more about Promoted Units here.

 

At 3 challenges completed, receive:

At 6 challenges completed, receive:

At 10 challenges completed, receive:

Stage 1

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Fire Lancers

Stage 2

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

100x Unit Medal

Stage 3

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Liao’s Rangers - Fierce Strikes (doctrine)

Stage 4

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Liao’s Rangers Promotion

Stage 5

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

100x Unit Medal

Stage 6

10x Unit Medal

10x Unit Medal

Liao’s Rangers - Swiftness (doctrine)

 

Gameplay

More firework than firearm, the Fire Lance is a curious weapon. Devastating at close range, its wielder can simply “fire and forget” as they close ranks with the enemy, before turning their literal boomstick into a crude but effective cudgel. Liao’s Rangers have taken this tactic to the extreme, and can to order a point-blank Bludgeon shot to soak up increased amounts of incoming ranged damage, before cracking skulls and taking names with a withering Blunt attack. A unit of Liao’s Rangers doesn’t deviate much from the Fire Lancer template, but you get more proverbial bang for your buck.

 

Progression

Liao’s Rangers have a maximum unit level of 30, with Veterancy Points investable across two branches. The top branch generally improves the unit’s Fire Lance ability, later unlocking and augmenting the Blast skill. The lower branch favours the unit’s melee abilities by increasing Bludgeon damage and reducing the skill’s cooldown.

 

 

Just the facts: Liao’s Rangers (5-star, cavalry)

Released

Requirements

January 2021 (Season VI)

Complete: 4x 5-Star Unit Challenge stages

Formations

Traits

Orders

Dispersed

Hawk

Wedge

Fire Lance

Ranged Resistant

Resist Flame

Fire Resistant

Winter Warriors

Gun Charge

Bludgeon

Terrain

Great

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

Desert

Plains

-

-

Hills

Steppe

Urban

Basic Attributes

Attack Attributes

Defence Attributes

8748

Health

2912

Piercing AP

512

 

Piercing Def.

 

16

Strength

1761

Piercing Damage

315

Leadership

0

Slashing AP

597

Slashing Def.

8.5

Speed

0

Slashing Damage

-

Range

1656

Blunt AP

427

Blunt Def.

-

Ammo

1245

Blunt Damage

1.54

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.