Naginata Monks Unit Guide

Unit Details

  • Acquisition: Mercenary Store
  • Unlocked Via: 3,280 Sovereigns Sovereigns or 2,000,000 Bronze Silver
  • Type: Melee Infantry - Special
  • Era: Mercenaries

While the teachings of the Naginata Monks shun all weapons, the naginata is a weapon that can be learned quickly and also functions as a staff. As desperate times call for desperate measures, the temple monks took to arms to defend their homes. These organized fighters can mount counterattacks without fear or hesitation.

This Unit can brace its weapons and charge forward, bringing the fight directly to its foes.

Core Unit Statistics

Basic Attributes
Health 6,027 Strength (Units) 32
Leadership 125 Speed 5.00
Range 0 Ammo 0
Labour 4.48 Max Level 20
Combat Proficiency
Piercing AP 1,414 Piercing DMG 987 Piercing DEF 299
Slashing AP 1,576 Slashing DMG 1,384 Slashing DEF 383
Blunt AP 0 Blunt DMG 0 Blunt DEF 260
Terrain Effects
Desert Plains Hills Steppe Urban
Bad Good Fair Bad Great

Unit Traits:

  • Heroes Rise: For the duration of Season XVI: Sengoku, this unit's Leadership cost is reduced by 10 points.
  • Anti-Cavalry: All attacks inflict piercing damage and carry a brace weapons effect. Increases damage dealt to cavalry by 26%, and reduces an attacked cavalry unit's movement speed by 60% for 2 seconds.


  • Dispersed: A loose formation that reduces unit vulnerability to ranged weapons.
  • Column: A formation suitable for making fast charges.

Unit Orders:

  • Charge: The unit charges as ordered and jumps in the air to strike downwards, significantly damaging enemy Block.
  • Running Strikes: The unit can attack with their naginatas while running. These attacks have a brace weapons effect.

Veterancy Paths:


  • Hone (1): Increases slashing armour penetration by 5%.

Top Path:

  • Razor-Sharp (3): Each level increases slashing damage by 2%.
  • Move as One (1): Increases unit's movement speed by 5%.
  • The Soldier's Life (3): Each level increases health by 3%.
  • Effortless Motion (1): Unlocks Iaido Strike.
  • Opportune Split (1): Increases the chance of an extra Iaido Strike.
  • Hone (3): Each level increases slashing armour penetration by 5%.
  • Anti-Cavalry (1): Increases damage dealt to cavalry by 15%.

Bottom Path:

  • The Soldier's Life (3): Each level increases health by 3%.
  • Mustering (1): Add 4 more soldiers to the unit.
  • Bloodbath (1): Each level increases slashing defence by 3%.
By: Foghladha of Gaiscioch | Last Update: September 24th, 2023