Mercenary Swordsman

Mercenary Swordsman

Weekly Wages
29-15 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
80 denars
Exp For Kill
180 xp
Ransom Value
150 denars

Mercenary Swordsmen are hired infantry that can be recruited from taverns or gained by upgrading other units.


Mercenary Swordsmen are strong and easy to pay. They function as the general heavy infantry and are great in sieges for their strong proficiencies and equipment. However, they are slow and wield poor shields, so they are not great for fighting the Khergits.

As heavy infantry, Mercenary Swordsmen should be in the front lines protecting faster light infantry and providing cover against arrows. Their shields are generally larger than those of Hired Blades, but they lack in armor. They always use swords with shields which means they have a lower average attack, but the protection of their larger shields means that in the long run Mercenary Swordsmen will last longer and for more battles.


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.

Mercenary Swordsman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 20
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 48
Kettle Hat, Mail Coif, Flat Topped Helmet, Helmet with Neckguard
Body Armor
Mail Hauberk, Haubergeon
Leather Boots, Mail Chausses
Skill Points
Ironflesh 3
Power Strike 3
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 3
Athletics 0
Riding 3
Horse Archery 0
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 2
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 1
Leadership 1
Trade 2
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 100
Two Handed Weapons 100
Polearms 100
Archery 100
Crossbows 100
Throwing 100
Melee Weapons
Bastard Sword, Sword, Short Sword
Ranged Weapons
Heater Shield
Mercenary Troops
Male Female
TownsmanFarmer Peasant WomanRefugee
Watchman Camp Follower
Caravan GuardMercenary Crossbowman Huntress
Mercenary HorsemanMercenary Swordsman Camp Defender
Mercenary CavalryHired Blade Sword Sister
Caravan Master