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Swadian Knight

Swadian Knight

Weekly Wages
38 Denars Mount and Blade mini logo
59-31 Denars Mount and Blade Warband mini logo
Acquire From
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
Exp For Kill
288 xp
Ransom Value
240 Denars

Swadian Knights are a heavy cavalry force. They are mostly used to charge the front line of enemy troops, as they have heavy armor and they are not that vulnerable to the attacks of enemy infantry. You can also (as with every other type of cavalry) use them to attack the flank of the enemy. This unit is the strongest cavalry unit in Mount&Blade.

They have been nerfed in Warband with the addition of a rival unit, Sarranid Mamluke, and boosts done to all other units. The Sarranid Mamluke is a very similar unit, with small differences including wage and stats, and of course, choice of equipment.

Along with Vaegir Knights, Nord Huscarls, and Slaver Chiefs, Swadian Knights require 120 denars to be upgraded from their lower tiers.


One of the most effective tactics to use with the Swadian Knights is to have your infantry hold group, creating a defensive wall. When the enemy are advancing towards your infantry, tell your cavalry to follow you and flank to the left or right until you are behind the advancing enemy. When they are within charging distance, Charge both your cavalry and your infantry at the same time. (timing can be very important as ideally they need to hit the enemy at the same time) This will greatly weaken the enemy as they will be directing their attention to two directions at once, effectively halving their combat effectiveness.

It is recommended not to use these tactics in a hilly battlefield since the horses won't be able to run at full speed and will be taken down more easily. Instead try to let the battle take place on a flat piece of ground or keep them together with your infantry men.

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.

Stat Points
Level 28
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 52
Guard Helmet, Great Helmet, Bascinet
Body Armor
Coat of Plates, Cuir Bouilli
Plate Boots
Gauntlets, Mail Mittens
Skill Points
Ironflesh 5
Power Strike 5
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 5
Athletics 0
Riding 5
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 150
Two Handed Weapons 130
Polearms 130
Archery 75
Crossbows 75
Throwing 75
Melee Weapons
Heavy Lance, Two Handed Sword, Long Arming Sword, Morningstar
Ranged Weapons
Knightly Heater Shield
Charger, War Horse

Troops in the Kingdom of Swadia
Swadian Recruit
Swadian Militia
Swadian SkirmisherSwadian Footman
Swadian CrossbowmanSwadian InfantrySwadian Man-at-Arms
Swadian SharpshooterSwadian SergeantSwadian Knight

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