Unit Guide: Shieldmaidens

Gameplay
19.04.2021

As well as being the first female unit to charge onto the Conqueror’s Blade battlefield, the Norse-inspired Shieldmaidens are also among the most versatile. Available to unlock now as part of Season VII: Wolves of Ragnarok, they're able to switch between swords and spear, making the unit equally adept in defensive and attacking roles. They can deliver equally high amounts of all three types of damage, leaving very few enemies a unit of Shieldmaidens shouldn’t be able to make short work of. If you can spare the Leadership and assemble an effective warband around them, these ladies will not let you down.

 

Unlocking

You will be able to command a Shieldmaiden unit temporarily after completing just one series of Season VII 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 6 and 8 to secure a defense- and attack-enhancing Doctrine respectively.

 

At 3 challenges completed, receive:

At 6 challenges completed, receive:

At 10 challenges completed, receive:

Stage 1

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

3-day Shieldmaiden’s Contract

Stage 2

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

100x Unit Medal

Stage 3

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

Shield Doctrine

Stage 4

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

Shieldmaiden’s Contract

Stage 5

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

200x Unit Medals

Stage 6

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

Attack Doctrine

Stage 7

10x Unit Medals

10x Unit Medals

Shieldmaiden’s Cartoon Avatar

 

Gameplay

It’s often true that a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, but the Shieldmaidens challenge that assumption so long as the unit is utilised correctly. When taking up defensive positions, make sure spears are readied so as to increase the unit’s defensive attributes. Use the Shield Wall Formation and Cover Commander and Guardian Unit Orders to protect your hero and other units respectively. When preparing to attack, switch to swords and get ready to unleash Freyja’s Charge, which can be devastating if followed up with a Triple Strike.

 

Progression

Shieldmaidens can invest in Veterancy Points across two branches. The top branch generally works to increase the unit’s defensive attributes, with the final bonus increasing Blunt Armour Penetration while spears are equipped. The lower branch favours the sword, increasing (among other attributes) Slashing damage and sword-based armour penetration

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

Released

Requirements

April 19, 2021 (Season VII)

Complete: 4x 5-Star Unit Challenge stages

Formations

Traits

Orders

Block

Shield Wall

Shield

Staunch Defenders

Two Weapons

Stand Firm

Northlanders

Freyja’s Charge

Triple Strike

Cover Commander

Guardian

Terrain

Great

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

Urban

Plains

-

-

Desert

Hills

Steppe

Basic Attributes

Attack Attributes

Defence Attributes

6428

Health

1206

Piercing AP

530

 

Piercing Def.

 

28

Strength

990

Piercing Damage

340

Leadership

1192

Slashing AP

644

Slashing Def.

5.2

Speed

1134

Slashing Damage

-

Range

1355

Blunt AP

668

Blunt Def.

-

Ammo

975

Blunt Damage

4.48

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.