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Best Caravan Leaders

Scott Peers

Best Caravan Leaders

The best companions most suited to being caravan leaders are much simpler to identify than governors and party leaders. This is because all of the useful perks for a caravan leader are associated with the Trade skill. We’ve listed perks below which are useful both for your individual companions who are leading caravans, but also those which increase your profits through trade in general.

Best Caravan Leader Companions

Due to the limited requirements for a good caravan leader, which essentially amount to a companion who has a high base level of the Trade skill, there are only two companions that we would recommend seeking out if you want to use a companion who will yield a good return on your investment in a caravan early on in the game. These are The Spicevendor and The Swift. Aside from these two, the alternative is to use any companion with decent combat skills, which will help to repel raids from bandits and other kingdoms. The Trade skill of your companion will gradually increase as they roam the landscape with the caravan and secure trades between settlements.

Companion Epithet Skill Specializations & Level
The Spicevendor Trade (100), Steward (100)
The Swift Roguery (100), Trade (80), Steward (80)


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Sandbox, Strategy
  • Guide Release
    23 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 December 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Scott Peers

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The empire of Calradia is plagued by inner conflict, tearing the structure of the old order as new lines are drawn on the map. The chaos creates a dangerous world, with opportunities to capitalise on the uncertainty of the future. Control trade routes to manipulate production and distribution of resources, join factions to gain renown and influence world politics, or create your own clan to build a world of your own. Whatever path you choose, this guide will help you to understand the intricacies of the Bannerlord economy, combat, factions, skills and perks, tactics, troop types, character builds, smithing system, quests, and much more to ensure that you are never left wondering what to do next, or how you might go about doing it. The guide covers:

  • A guide for campaign Quests, including main and side quests
  • A detailed guide covering the Combat system, includes basic and advanced techniques for different weapons
  • Guide to combat Tactics, includes how to organise troops on the battlefield and simulation battles
  • Guides for how to quickly gain Renown and Influence in Calradia
  • A Character Development guide to Factions, Skills, Companions, and Marriage
  • A guide covering Character Builds for different combat styles such as melee, mounted, and ranged
  • A comprehensive guide to all Perks associated with combat and governance
  • A detailed Army Troop Types guide including how to get the Best Troops of Each Type
  • An Economy guide covering How to Make Money quickly through raiding, conquest, and trading
  • A list of Recommended Mods for the campaign and battles!

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