Psiloi Slingers Unit Guide

Psiloi Slingers

Unit Details

  • Season 19: Alexander
  • Acquisition: Seasonal Challenges
  • Type: Ranged Infantry - Special
  • Era: Silver Era
  • Icon: Unit Icon

Unit Background:

The island of Rhodes, located on the Aegean Sea, with its important strategic position, has always been the object of ambition for aspiring nations. Throughout its long history of resisting foreign invasions, the resilient and intelligent residents of Rhodes have developed a unique form of warfare, the art of stone throwing: with just a pile of rocks and a roughly made sling, farmers, craftsmen, and even frail shepherds can transform into powerful warriors capable of killing enemies from hundreds of feet away in wars.

Initially, the noble generals and kings looked down upon this "peasant" strategy. Only the Conqueror recognized the potential of this tactic. He incorporated the stone-throwers of Rhodes into his army. The great battle that took place in Chaeronea proved the wisdom of the king. In this ultimate battle between Macedonia and Persia, the stone-throwers invoked the name of the sun god, hurling a myriad of stones towards the enemy. The proud elite Immortals of the Persian Empire found themselves cornered and ultimately defeated by this army composed of commoners. After the war, the Conqueror collectively bestowed upon this legion the title of heroes. In an era where lineage meant everything, they, with humble origins, became the heroes of a great conquering age. 

Battle Style:

They are the stone-throwers from Rhodes, dressed simply in coarse cloth and straw hats, carrying a bag of stones, wielding shields and slingshots. Their primary attack method is stone-throwing, using slingshots to hurl stones with force. This technique allows them to inflict significant armor-piercing damage at close to medium range, with a chance to stun enemy units. Moreover, the resilient and clever stone-throwers of Rhodes are well-versed in the art of stone-throwing, able to turn nearby pebbles into weapons at any moment to replenish their ammunition.

Core Unit Statistics

Basic Attributes
Health 1,806 Strength (Units) 28
Leadership 100 Speed 6.50
Range 60 Ammo 400
Labour 3.14 Max Level 18
Combat Proficiency
Piercing AP 0 Piercing DMG 0 Piercing DEF 292
Slashing AP 0 Slashing DMG 0 Slashing DEF 310
Blunt AP 1,327 Blunt DMG 1,337 Blunt DEF 229
Terrain Effects
Desert Plains Hills Steppe Urban
Bad Fair Fair Fair Good

Unit Traits:

  • King's Army - For the duration of the Alexander: The Supreme season, this unit's Leadership cost is reduced by 10 points.
  • Sling Master - The Psiloi Slingers' attacks excel at breaking block, and their normal attacks have a chance to stun enemy units.


  • Dispersed - A loose formation that reduces unit vulnerability to ranged weapons.

Unit Orders:

  • Attack Area - Order your unit to shoot ranged weapons at the designated spot.
  • Say "Cheese" - Charges up a heavy slingshot attack which deal immense damage to close enemies.
    Base cooldown: 15 seconds.
  • Quarry - The Slingers will begin quarrying to replenish their ammunition.
    Base cooldown: 39 seconds.
    Base duration: 10 seconds.

Veterancy Paths:

Base Path

  • Cold Blood (3): Each level increases blunt damage by 2%.
  • Facehardened (3): Each level increases blunt armour penetration by 5%.
  • Move as One (2):  Each level increases blocking break by 15%.
  • The Soldier's Life (3): Each level increases health by 3%.
  • Heart of a Hero (3):  Each level reduces [Quarrying] 's cooldown by 3 seconds.
  • Razor-Sharp (2):  Each level increases [Say "Cheese"]'s skill damage by 5%.
  • Mithras (1): [Quarrying] recovers another 20% Ammo for the Psiloi Slingers.
    Unit identification changed to: Psiloi Slingers: Mithras

Unit Kit Crafting

Unit Kit Recipe

Psiloi Slingers
Fief Level Req.: 4
Cost: 50

8 Planed Wood
8 Treated Leather

8 Cast Iron

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By: Foghladha of Gaiscioch | Last Update: July 4th, 2024