Feathered Crossbowmen Unit Guide



Feathered Crossbowmen

Unit Details

  • Season 18: Dragonrise
  • Acquisition: Seasonal Challenges
  • Type: Ranged Infantry - Crossbowmen
  • Era: Silver Era
  • Icon: Unit Icon

The Western Territories were subject to frequent invasions, and foreign soldiers ran rampant over these lands. In order to ensure the peace of his people, the king called upon the warriors of the region to form the Feathered Crossbowmen. The Feathered Crossbowmen became known for their courage. They primarily used crossbows to attack the enemy, but also used swords when their lives depended on it. From then on, the Western Territories found peace again.

Undeterred by threats, the Feathered Crossbowmen defend the frontier and uphold peace. Armed with mighty crossbows and deadly Tang Blades, they unleash devastating volleys upon their foes, leaving them scattered and vulnerable.

Their skills in raining down arrows on enemies and executing devastating melee assaults are a testament to their precision and adaptability. Mastery over both weapons allows them to attack swiftly and devastatingly, and they can eliminate foes from a distance while still posing a threat in close combat. 

Train the Feathered Crossbowmen to channel their power into precision strikes with Doctrines that increase damage and armour penetration.

Core Unit Statistics

Basic Attributes
Health 2,329 Strength (Units) 28
Leadership 150 Speed 5.00
Range 50 Ammo 750
Labour 3.92 Max Level 18
Combat Proficiency
Piercing AP 2,099 Piercing DMG 1,840 Piercing DEF 454
Slashing AP 1,253 Slashing DMG 1,190 Slashing DEF 358
Blunt AP 0 Blunt DMG 0 Blunt DEF 316
Terrain Effects
Desert Plains Hills Steppe Urban
Bad Fair Fair Fair Good

Unit Traits:

  • Restoration of Order:  For the duration of Season XIX: Dragonrise, this unit's Leadership cost is reduced by 10 points.
  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Feathered Crossbowmen movement speed is greatly increased when following.
  • Crossbow and Blade[/cg): Every fifth attack, Feathered Crossbowmen deal a high amount of damage.
  • Dual Weapons:  Feathered Crossbowmen carry both crossbows and blades, allowing them to engage in ranged and melee combat. Certain skills can be used in both battle modes, and will have different effects in each mode.

Formations:

  • Dispersed: A loose formation that reduces unit vulnerability to ranged weapons.
  • Three Ranks: The unit forms three ranks. Good for concentrating fire.

Unit Orders:

  • Suppressive Fire: Order the unit to fire on the designated area.
  • Sudden Storm: While in ranged mode, this boosts damage and the unit launches three crossbow bolts at the enemy, with the third attack dealing piercing damage and knocking back the enemy. While in melee mode, it increases Defence and the unit strikes the enemy three times, with the third attack penetrating armour and knocking back the enemy.

Veterancy Paths:

Main Path:

  • Cold Blood (3): Each level increases piercing damage by 2%.
  • Force (3):  Each level increases piercing armour penetration by 5%.
  • Move as One (2): Each level increases movement speed by 3%.
  • The Soldier's Life (3): Each level increases health by 3%.
  • Heart of a Hero (3): Every level reduces Sudden Storm cooldown by 3 seconds.
  • Razor-Sharp (2): Each level increases slashing damage by 2%.
  • Heavy Cavalry (1):  Sudden Storm temporarily increases maximum health by 150%.

Unit Challenges:

Tier 1

Rewards:

  • 2: 5x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 4: 10x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 6: 3-Day Feathered Crossbowmen

Challenges (6):

  • In Field or Siege Battles of any type, get a Troop Kill Score of 400 or higher with 0/8 units.
  • Get 0/30 total kills or assists in Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Get a kill/death ratio of 1.5 or higher with any unit in Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Get an A+ rating or better in 0/5 Expedition battles.
  • Get 0/4 "No Quarter" or "Grand Bloodbath" badges in Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Get 0/30 kills or assists in Free Battles, or get 8 kills or assists in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Complete 0/10 Fief Quests.
  • Search 0/10 loot sites in the open world.

Tier 2

Rewards:

  • 2: 5x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 4: 10x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 6: Feathered Crossbowmen

Challenges:

  • In Field or Siege Battles of any type, get a kill/death ratio of 1 or higher with any two units 0/6 times.
  • Be placed in the top 5 in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Get an A+ rating or better in 0/5 Expedition battles.
  • Get 0/4 "No Quarter" or "Grand Bloodbath" badges in Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Deploy or destroy an artillery piece in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • You or your group collectively kills a total of 8 heroes in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Defeat a band of rebels 0/10 times in the open world.
  • Join 0/6 Free Battles or win 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.

Tier 3

Rewards:

  • 2: 10x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 4: 10x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 6: Feathered Crossbowmen Attack DoctrineIncreases piercing and slashing damage by 60 points.

Challenges:

  • Get 0/30 total kills or assists in Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • In Field or Siege Battles of any type, win 0/3 battles in a row or join 0/5 battles.
  • Get an A rating or better in 0/6 Free battles, or get an A+ rating or better in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Get the "Hat-Trick" or "A Deadly Century" badge in 0/5 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • Deploy or destroy an artillery piece in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • In Deathmatch, you or your group collectively kills a total of 0/50 heroes.
  • Complete 0/10 Daily Quests.
  • Defeat a band of rebels 0/10 times in the open world.

Tier 4

Rewards:

  • 2: 10x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 4: 10x Unit Medal: Gives 5000 Shared Unit XP on use, up to your Shared Unit XP cap. Consumed on use.
  • 6: Feathered Crossbowmen Avatar: Unlocks the corresponding avatar.

Challenges:

  • TBD
  • Get 0/30 total kills or assists in Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • In Field or Siege Battles of any type, win 0/3 battles in a row or join 0/5 battles.
  • Earn 0/6 "Shatter the Ranks" badges.
  • Use artillery to kill 30 soldiers or 2 heroes in 0/6 Field or Siege Battles of any type.
  • In Deathmatch, you or your group collectively kills a total of 0/50 heroes.
  • Earn 0/6 "Cakewalk" badges during Expeditions.
  • Take part in 0/6 Territory War battles.

Key Doctrines:

  • Feathered Crossbowmen Attack DoctrineIncreases piercing and slashing damage by 60 points.

Unit Kit Crafting

Unit Kit Recipe

Feathered Crossbowmen Kit
Fief Level Req.: 4
Cost: 50

7 Planed Wood
5 Treated Leather

5 Improved Copper

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By: Foghladha of Gaiscioch | Last Update: March 19th, 2024