Sarranid Guard

Sarranid Guard

Weekly Wages
29-15 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
Exp For Kill
244 xp
Ransom Value
204 denars

Sarranid Guards are the top-tier melee infantry units of the Sarranid Sultanate.


Sarranid Guards are more like light infantry rather than heavy infantry. Barely as strong as Vaegir Guards, Sarranid Guards are among the weakest elite infantry in Warband in terms of melee damage and health.

However, they present a good number of lethal skills and could be seen as a fusion of sorts between a Vaegir Guard and a Nord Huscarl.

Compared to Vaegir Guards, Sarranid Guards usually carry shields which the Vaegirs lack, but their shields are insignificant and probably can't hold a proper shield wall. However like Vaegir Guards, Sarranid Guards sometimes carry two-handed Sarranid Battle Axes. Their use of these weapons is one of the best things about Sarranid Guards. Another consideration is that most carry war spears, making them a decent anti-cavalry unit.

Compared to Nord Huscarls, Sarranid Guards are very fast due to their Athletics skill and wear durable yet light Sarranid Guard Armor, making them almost as fast as Huscarls. Also, Guards are missile infantry and are armed with 4 to 8 Jarids. This allows them to pepper and weaken stronger infantry units like Rhodok or Swadian Sergeants, and especially unshielded Vaegir Guards, thus evening out the melee battlefield.

An all-Sarranid commander should know that unhorsed Mamlukes are the strongest infantry a Sarranid army can bring to bear, as the Sarranid Guards' armor is simply too light. Mamluke Mail is some of the highest-tier armor in the game, and the Mamlukes' Iron Maces have consistently high non-lethal damage, allowing you to take prisoners.

Overall, Sarranid Guards, though low in stats in comparison to the elite infantry of other factions, are instead a mixture of all skills of those other elite troops. One might say that they are the "jack-of-all-trades" of military units.

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.

Sarranid Guard - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 25
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 48
Sarranid Mail Coif, Sarranid Veiled Helmet
Body Armor
Sarranid Guard Armor
Sarranid Mail Boots, Plated Boots
(Possible): Mail Mittens, Leather Gloves
Skill Points
Ironflesh 3
Power Strike 4
Power Throw 4
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 3
Athletics 5
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 135
Two Handed Weapons 135
Polearms 135
Archery 75
Crossbows 75
Throwing 140
Melee Weapons
Military Pick, Sarranid Battle Axe, Elite Scimitar, War Spear, Winged Mace
Ranged Weapons
(Possible): Jarids
Heavy Kite Shield

Troops in the Sarranid Sultanate
Sarranid Recruit
Sarranid Footman
Sarranid SkirmisherSarranid Veteran Footman
Sarranid ArcherSarranid InfantrySarranid Horseman
Sarranid Master ArcherSarranid GuardSarranid Mamluke