Steppe Bandit

Steppe Bandit

Weekly Wages
14-7 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
40 denars
Exp For Kill
96 xp
Ransom Value
80 denars

Steppe Bandits are mounted cavalry bandits that appear in the steppe areas of Calradia, and have low to mid-level equipment. They spawn in groups of 4 to 58.

If they are recruited into your party, they will upgrade into Khergit Tribesmen.


Steppe Bandits can be quite deadly due to their maneuverability and speed. Most infantry will find themselves at a heavy disadvantage when fighting them, although heavily-armored infantry should be fine.

Keep in mind that Steppe Bandits can be equipped with lances, and cavalry that wield lances have access to deadly couched lance damage. While your men may fall victim to these almost guaranteed one-shot attacks, it is more important to stay out of harm's way yourself.

Since Steppe Bandits randomly charge at you, they can trapped and destroyed with large groups of upgraded infantry, such as Footman- or Archer-type units. This tactic is especially effective if you are lucky and encounter these Bandits when they are in low numbers, rather than in much larger amounts that can outnumber and charge through your infantry.

If you are on your own, or your army has been killed or knocked unconscious by Steppe Bandits, a simple tactic is to run to the side of the map (so you can't move any further) but not retreat. The Steppe Bandits will then arrange themselves in a line along the edge of the map to one side of you, making them easy to kill.

Alternatively, if you are mounted, taking your time and circling the Bandits with a ranged weapon or polearm can be an effective way to pick off and eliminate them.

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.

Steppe Bandit - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 12
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 42
(Possible): Steppe Cap, Nomad Cap
Body Armor
Khergit Armor, Steppe Armor, Leather Vest
Hide Boots, Nomad Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 0
Power Strike 0
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 3
Weapon Master 0
Shield 0
Athletics 0
Riding 4
Horse Archery 3
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 100
Two Handed Weapons 100
Polearms 100
Archery 100
Crossbows 100
Throwing 100
Melee Weapons
Nomad Sabre, Flanged Mace, Spear, Light Lance
Ranged Weapons
Nomad Bow, Short Bow, Jarids, Arrows
(Possible): Leather Covered Round Shield
Saddle Horse, Steppe Horse
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