Taiga Bandit

Taiga Bandit

Weekly Wages
11-6 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
40 denars
Exp For Kill
124 xp
Ransom Value
104 denars

Taiga Bandits are a type of bandit introduced to the game in Warband. They roam the snowy plains south of Rivacheg and east of Khudan. They spawn in groups of 4 to 58.


Taiga Bandits' standard tactic is to swarm the enemy, launching arrows and javelins at them before closing in with their melee weapons. Cavalry and heavy infantry will have no trouble fighting against these bandits.

Much like Mountain Bandits in Warband, Taiga Bandits with bows will stay back to shoot at their enemy while the rest of the group rushes ahead with swords, lances, and javelins. Lacking heavy armor, they are very easily beaten by cavalry charges and heavy infantry.

When encountered en mass, Taiga Bandits can hit disproportionately hard as they are very proficient archers as well as employing deadly Jarids when they close in.

As they are not mounted, they are one of the ways to safely acquire a lance for free.

Default StatsEdit

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.

Taiga Bandit - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 15
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 42
(Possible): Cap With Fur, Steppe Cap
Body Armor
Nomad Armor, Leather Jerkin
Hide Boots, Nomad Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 0
Power Strike 0
Power Throw 3
Power Draw 4
Weapon Master 0
Shield 0
Athletics 0
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 110
Two Handed Weapons 110
Polearms 110
Archery 110
Crossbows 110
Throwing 110
Melee Weapons
Nomad Sabre, Flanged Mace, Spear, Light Lance
Ranged Weapons
Nomad Bow, Short Bow, Jarids, Javelins, Arrows
(Possible): Leather Covered Round Shield
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