Rhodok Veteran Spearman

Rhodok Veteran Spearman

Weekly Wages
18-9 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
80 denars
Exp For Kill
168 xp
Ransom Value
140 denars

Rhodok Veteran Spearmen are veteran infantry of the Kingdom of Rhodoks.

Although coded to always spawn with a Board Shield, they never use them, nor can a shield even be seen on their backs.

Rhodok castle guards look like Veteran Spearmen.

These units have been significantly altered in between original game and Warband. Originally they were armed with swords and shields mostly, being the first Rhodok infantry unit to have anything but a spear. They were the first Rhodok infantry competent in close combat, but died quite easily due to lack of a helmet (they wore Byrnie or Ragged Outfit with Leather Cap - a curious combination!). That way, they were surprisingly hard to upgrade. Adding them decent helmets but taking away their swords and shields in Warband was an interesting change, making them more resistant in melee but more specialized and weaker to missiles at the same time.


The primary purpose of Veteran Spearmen is to keep enemies away from your missile troops, and they are armed with a variety of polearms optimized for anti-cavalry work. Their main disadvantage is their lack of one-handed weaponry, leaving them vulnerable against other infantry. Compounding on this is their inability to use their shield thanks to only wielding two-handed polearms, leaving them vulnerable to enemy missiles.

They are very easy to kill with two-handed weapons. The best would be a two-handed sword of some sort. Never try to go against a Rhodok Veteran Spearman with a spear of any kind.

They boast a noticeably larger amount of hit points than other infantry of the same rank to compensate for their inability to use a shield.

Rhodok Veteran Spearman can be used when 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 Veteran Spearman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 19
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 52
Kettle Hat, Mail Coif
Body Armor
Mail with Tunic
Leather Boots, Splinted Leather Greaves
(Possible): Leather Gloves
Skill Points
Ironflesh 5
Power Strike 4
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 3
Athletics 3
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 115
Two Handed Weapons 115
Polearms 130
Archery 115
Crossbows 115
Throwing 115
Melee Weapons
Ashwood Pike, Glaive
Ranged Weapons
Board Shield*

* Shield is unusable due to both weapons having the (No shield) trait.

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