Men-at-Arms Unit Guide

Unit Details

  • Acquisition: Unit Tree
  • Unlocked Via: 15,000 Bronze Bronze Honour
  • Type: Melee Infantry - Buckler Shield
  • Era: Heroic Era

Knights fighting on foot as heavy infantry are usually referred to as "men-at-arms". They have superior training and kit compared to the bands of squires who usually accompany them, though they frequently take on similar roles in a battle. Men-at-Arms excel as assault troops in a siege, and are equally capable in defence. Men-at-Arms make an excellent honour guard for any general who prefers to fight on foot, and are trained to defend their commander to the death.

Core Unit Statistics

Basic Attributes
Health 6,085 Strength (Units) 28
Leadership 240 Speed 5.50
Range 0 Ammo 0
Labour 5.04 Max Level 24
Combat Proficiency
Piercing AP 1,521 Piercing DMG 1,209 Piercing DEF 705
Slashing AP 905 Slashing DMG 1,026 Slashing DEF 598
Blunt AP 486 Blunt DMG 684 Blunt DEF 329
Terrain Effects
Desert Plains Hills Steppe Urban
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Unit Traits:

  • Heavy Armour: This unit wears heavy armour, making it difficult to harm.
  • Melee Masters: This unit has excellent melee combat abilities.
  • Assault Troops: This unit is best used to charge the enemy, as they will cause more damage while attacking.
  • Fire-Resistant:  This unit's armour is less vulnerable to thermal weapons than other units of the same era.
  • Shieldbearers: Ranged damage is reduced while unit is using shields.


  • Dispersed: The unit forms a spread-out square formation to lessen the impact of ranged attacks.
  • Block: A dense formation intended to enhance the unit's defences.

Unit Orders:

  • Shield Rush: Order your unit to charge in a designated direction, inflicting high damage on enemies hit along the way. Charging soldiers take less
  • Cover Commander: Order your unit to rush to your side.

Veterancy Paths:

Base Path:

  • The Soldier's Life (1): Increases health by 3%.

Top Path:

  • Hone (3): Each level increases slashing armour penetration by 5%.
  • Stand Fast (3): Each level increases blocking by 40.
  • Razor-Sharp (3): Each level increases slashing damage by 2%.
  • In the Blink of An Eye (2): Each level increases critical value by 4%.
  • Force (2): Each level increases piercing armour penetration by 5%.
  • Shield Bash (1): Unlocks passive skill: Shield Bash.

Middle Path:

  • Sword Blocking (1): Block status is maintained while attacking.
  • Stand Fast (3): Each level increases blocking by 40.
  • Cold Blood (3): Each level increases piercing damage by 2%.
  • Iron Will (2): Each level reduces bleed damage when armour is pierced by 5%.
  • Defensive Training (1): Reduces damage by 5%. Increases Block by 80.

Bottom Path:

  • Bloodbath (2): Each level increases slashing defence by 3%.
  • Stand Fast (1): Unlocks Shield formation
  • Hidden Guard (2): Each level increases damage whilst in shield formation by 5%.
  • Toughen Up (3); Each level increases piercing defence by 3%.
  • Preparedness (2): Each level reduces ranged damage taken by whilst in shield formation by 10%.
  • Rearguard (2): Reduces damage taken from rear attacks by 5%.
  • Pious (1): Restores 250 health per second for 15 seconds.
  • Favoured (1): Cannot be stunned by ordinary attacks whilst in shield formation. Increases all types of defence by 50.

Unit Mastery:

  1. Body of Steel: Increases maximum health by 360.
  2. Iron Armour: Increases slashing defence by 100.
  3. Body of Steel: Increases maximum health by 420.
  4. Iron Armour: Increases piercing defence by 100.
  5. Self-sacrifice; The unit will rush nearby enemies when using the Cover Commander skill. This can trigger once every 9 seconds.
  6. Sure-Footedness: Increases charge damage by 400.
  7. Pike-Breaker: Increases damage versus polearm units by 400.
  8. Gift of Service: Restores 3% health per second when using the Cover Commander skill.

Unit Kit Crafting

Unit Kit Recipe

Men-at-Arm's Kit
Fief Level Req.: 5
Cost: 100

3 Finished Leather
4 Pure

4 Refined Copper

Eagle Range (NA) Crafting Locations:
Fief Region Fief Level Availability
Horka Ungverija 4 Fief Level Too Low
Ovaros Ungverija 1 Fief Level Too Low

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By: Foghladha of Gaiscioch | Last Update: August 23rd, 2022