Rhodok Spearman

Rhodok Spearman

Weekly Wages
4-2 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
20 denars
Exp For Kill
72 xp
Ransom Value
60 denars

Rhodok Spearmen are troops of the Kingdom of Rhodoks. They wield spears and falchions.

These low-ranking soldiers will guard towns alongside Trained Spearmen. Several Rhodok Spearmen will attack you if your pilgrim disguise fails when sneaking into a hostile Rhodok castle or town.

These units have been significantly improved in between original game and Warband. Originally they were armed with spears and shields only, making them highly resistant to missiles but nearly useless in close combat. That way, they were nearly useless, almost impossible to upgrade unit with no real place in combat. Adding them a Falchion was one of the best improvements made in Warband.


Rhodok Spearmen could be the best melee defense against enemy cavalry if you know how to move them, but showing Rhodok Spearmen the best place to stand and fight might be difficult. You can settle them in a line in front of your army to wear off enemy cavalry, but there is a problem with this tactical play, as the Rhodok Spearman will charge their polearms and swords to attack the cavalry when the swords of the enemy are already on their way toward your men's heads. The use of the "Hold this position" or "Stand ground" orders are not enough.

However, it is quite possible to strike cavalry with polearm-wielding troops by setting up a phalanx.

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.

Rhodok Spearman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 9
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 46
(Possible): Felt Hat, Hood (a)
Body Armor
Leather Armor, Arena Tunic Green
Wrapping Boots, Nomad Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 2
Power Strike 2
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 1
Athletics 1
Riding 1
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 80
Two Handed Weapons 80
Polearms 80
Archery 80
Crossbows 80
Throwing 80
Melee Weapons
Spear, Pike, Falchion
Ranged Weapons
(Possible): Old Board Shield

Troops in the Kingdom of Rhodoks
Rhodok Tribesman
Rhodok SpearmanRhodok Crossbowman
Rhodok Trained SpearmanRhodok Trained Crossbowman
Rhodok Veteran SpearmanRhodok Veteran Crossbowman
Rhodok SergeantRhodok Sharpshooter