Khergit Lancer

Khergit Lancer

Weekly Wages
42-22 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
40 denars
Exp For Kill
216 xp
Ransom Value
181 denars

Khergit Lancers are troops of the Khergit Khanate. They are the most heavily armored troops in the Khergit armies, though the Khergit Veteran Horse Archer is actually the highest-tiered unit. This is a bit strange, as Khergit Lancers actually have higher level than Khergit Veteran Horse Archers (23 and 21 respectively), as well as higher stats and heavier equipment.

Khergit Lancers are approximately equivalent to Swadian Men-at-Arms or Vaegir Horsemen, and cost about the same to maintain. They can be mounted on Coursers, which make them faster than other fourth-tier cavalry but also subject to frequent unhorsing.

In the original Mount&Blade, as with all Khergit units, they were usually armed with some form of missile weapon. However in Warband, the Khergit Lancers have been altered to fulfill solely a melee function, and they have lost their ranged capabilities. Some of them now ride heavier Steppe Chargers into battle, and their lack of bows have been compensated with heavier set of melee weapons.


Khergit Lancers are best suited for charging the enemy on open terrain. If you manage to get a lot of them, around 60 or more, you can utterly destroy infantry troops on the battlefield. Some of them have blunt weapons too, so they're well worth the money it takes to upgrade and keep them. Having Nizar in your party isn't out of place among these units, since he starts with a Courser and is great with lances. In fact, with a large party of Lancers, you could even make non-warriors such as Jeremus and Borcha mounted lance warriors and have them level up more quickly.

Unfortunately, Lancers are the toughest melee troops the Khergits have. They suffer in comparison to the top tier units from other factions, usually having lower levels, health, skills, and equipment. As long as the Lancers remain mounted, these deficiencies are masked by the speed and toughness of their mounts.

However in sieges, these weaknesses are highlighted, relegating Lancers to a second line position behind some heavily armored warriors like Nord Huscarls and a few of your companions, like Rolf or Lezalit.

Lancers can excel with some ranged support, like that of Khergit Veteran Horse Archers.

Stats and equipmentEdit

Note: Troops have a set of default stats; at the beginning of a new game, these stats are randomly adjusted for each type of troop. The following is the default set for this troop as seen within the game code and may not reflect the specific stats you will see during actual gameplay. For more information, see Troop stats.

Khergit Lancer - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 23
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 46
Khergit Guard Helmet, Khergit Cavalry Helmet, Khergit War Helmet
Body Armor
Khergit Lamellar Vest, Lamellar Armor
Khergit Leather Boots, Splinted Leather Greaves
Leather Gloves, Scale Gauntlets
Skill Points
Ironflesh 4
Power Strike 4
Power Throw 2
Power Draw 4
Weapon Master 0
Shield 2
Athletics 0
Riding 7
Horse Archery 1
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 0
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 0
Leadership 0
Trade 0
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 110
Two Handed Weapons 110
Polearms 150
Archery 110
Crossbows 110
Throwing 110
Melee Weapons
Heavy Sabre, Spiked Mace, One Handed War Axe, Hafted Blade (a), Hafted Blade (b), Heavy Lance, Lance
Ranged Weapons
Round Cavalry Shield, Elite Cavalry Shield
Courser, Steppe Charger

Troops in the Khergit Khanate
Khergit Tribesman
Khergit Skirmisher
Khergit Horseman
Khergit LancerKhergit Horse Archer
Khergit Veteran Horse Archer