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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Best Clan Role Attributes & Skills

Scott Peers

Best Clan Role Attributes & Skills

As with caravan leaders, choosing the right companion for a specific clan role is fairly simple. There are four clan roles, as follows:

  • Scout
  • Quartermaster
  • Engineer
  • Surgeon

The easiest way to choose an appropriate companion for each of the above clan roles is to check the companion attributes and skills. The scout and engineer roles are best suited to those companions who have a high base level of Scouting and Engineer. This much seems obvious, but you should also develop the base attributes associated with the skills to make the most of their value. We’ve simplified these in the table below.

Clan Role Beneficial Attributes & Skills
Scout Cunning (attribute), Scouting (skill)
Quartermaster Intelligence (attribute), Steward (skill)
Engineer Intelligence (attribute), Engineer (skill)
Surgeon Intelligence (attribute), Medicine (skill)

Following the logic set out above, the best companions for each role can be determined based on how high their attribute and skill levels are in relation to what the role requires of them. Just make sure you match the skills of the companion to the role, and you’ll begin to see benefits related to it. For example, a companion with high medicine skill will reduce the chances of injury and increase the rate of recovery for your army, so long as they’re assigned to the surgeon role. If they’re not assigned, the benefits from their skills won’t apply.

Best Clan Role Companions

Companion Epithet Skill Specializations & Level Suitable Role
Bitterdraught Charm (80), Trade (42), Steward (40), Medicine (62) Surgeon, Quartermaster
Blacktooth Scouting (60), Roguery (40), Charm (10) Scout
Horsethief Scouting (100) Scout
The Healer Medicine (80) Surgeon
The Huntress Scouting (100) Scout
The Knowing Engineering (80) Engineer
The Spicevendor Trade (100), Steward (100) Quartermaster
The Surgeon Medicine (80) Surgeon
The Swift Roguery (100), Trade (80), Steward (80) Quartermaster
The Wainwright Engineering (80) Engineer
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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
    Version History
  • 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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