April 21st 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Character Development - Factions

Character Development - Skills

April 23rd 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Useful Gameplay Tips - How to Make Money

Campaign Tutorial - Getting Started

Quest - Rebuild Your Clan

Quest - Army of Poachers

April 28th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Perks - Vigor - One-Handed

Perks - Vigor - Two-Handed

Perks - Vigor - Two-Handed

Perks - Control - Bow

Perks - Control - Crossbow

Perks - Control -Throwing

Perks - Endurance - Riding

Perks - Endurance - Athletics

Perks - Endurance - Smithing

Perks - Cunning - Scouting

Perks - Cunning - Tactics

Perks - Cunning - Roguery

Perks - Social - Charm

Perks - Social - Leadership

Perks - Social - Trade

Perks - Intelligence - Steward

Perks - Intelligence - Medicine

Perks - Intelligence - Engineering

April 30th 2020 Update:
Refined and added descriptions to the following:

Perks - Vigor - One-Handed

Perks - Vigor - Two-Handed

Perks - Vigor - Two-Handed

Perks - Control - Bow

Perks - Control - Crossbow

Perks - Control -Throwing

Perks - Endurance - Riding

Perks - Endurance - Athletics

Perks - Endurance - Smithing

Perks - Cunning - Scouting

Perks - Cunning - Tactics

Perks - Cunning - Roguery

Perks - Social - Charm

Perks - Social - Leadership

Perks - Social - Trade

Perks - Intelligence - Steward

Perks - Intelligence - Medicine

Perks - Intelligence - Engineering

May 5th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Character Development - Companions

Quest - Deliver the Herd

May 7th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Battling for Plunder and Prisoners

Trading for a Profit

Investing in a Caravan

Investing in a Workshop

Completing Quests

Participating in a Tournament

Crafting Weapons to Sell

Joining a Faction

May 12th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Useful Gameplay Tips - Combat

Side Quest - Company of Trouble

May 14th 2020 Update:
Updated the following:

Useful Gameplay Tips - Combat

Added the following:

Quest - Family Feud

Quest - Investigate Neretzes's Folly

May 19th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Character Builds - One-handed

Updated the following after perk revamp changes:

Perks - Vigor - One-handed

Perks - Vigor - Two-handed

Perks - Vigor - Polearm

Perks - Control - Bow

Perks - Control - Crossbow

Perks - Control - Throwing

May 21st 2020 Update:
Updated the following:

Character Builds - One-Handed

Perks - Endurance - Riding

Perks - Endurance - Athletics

Perks - Endurance - Smithing

Added the following:

Character Builds - Two-Handed

May 26th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Character Builds - Polearm

Character Builds - Archer

May 28th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Character Builds - Crossbow

Character Builds - Throwing

About This Guide > Foreword

June 2nd 2020 Update:
Added the following:
Vlandian Troops:

Troop Types - Vlandian Recruit

Troop Types - Vlandian Levy Crossbowman

Troop Types - Vlandian Crossbowman

Troop Types - Vlandian Hardened Crossbowman

Troop Types - Vlandian Sharpshooter

Troop Types - Vlandian Footman

Troop Types - Vlandian Spearman

Troop Types - Vlandian Infantry

Troop Types - Vlandian Billman

Troop Types - Vlandian Swordsman

Troop Types - Vlandian Voulgier

Troop Types - Vlandian Pikeman

Troop Types - Vlandian Sergeant

Troop Types - Vlandian Light Cavalry

Troop Types - Vlandian Vanguard

Sturgian Troops:

Troop Types - Sturgian Recruit

Troop Types - Sturgian Hunter

Troop Types - Sturgian Archer

Troop Types - Sturgian Veteran Bowman

Troop Types - Sturgian Warrior

Troop Types - Sturgian Woodsman

Troop Types - Sturgian Soldier

Troop Types - Sturgian Brigand

Troop Types - Sturgian Spearman

Troop Types - Sturgian Berserker

Troop Types - Sturgian Veteran Warrior

Troop Types - Sturgian Shock Troop

Troop Types - Sturgian Ulfhednar

Troop Types - Sturgian Hardened Brigand

Troop Types - Sturgian Horse Raider

Imperial Troops:

Troop Types - Imperial Recruit

Troop Types - Imperial Archer

Troop Types - Imperial Trained Archer

Troop Types - Imperial Veteran Archer

Troop Types - Imperial Crossbowman

Troop Types - Imperial Sergeant Crossbowman

Troop Types - Imperial Palatine Guard

Troop Types - Imperial Infantryman

Troop Types - Imperial Trained Infantryman

Troop Types - Imperial Veteran Infantryman

Troop Types - Imperial Menavliaton

Troop Types - Imperial Legionary

Troop Types - Imperial Elite Menavliaton

Troop Types - Imperial Bucellarii

June 4th 2020 Update:
Added the following:
Aserai Troops:

Troop Types - Aserai Recruit

Troop Types - Aserai Archer

Troop Types - Aserai Master Archer

Troop Types - Aserai Tribesman

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Soldier

Troop Types - Aserai Skirmisher

Troop Types - Aserai Footman

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Axeman

Troop Types - Aserai Infantry

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Guard

Troop Types - Aserai Veteran Infantry

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Palace Guard

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Regular

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Cavalry

Troop Types - Aserai Mameluke Heavy Cavalry

Khuzait Troops:

Troop Types - Khuzait Nomad

Troop Types - Khuzait Hunter

Troop Types - Khuzait Archer

Troop Types - Khuzait Marksman

Troop Types - Khuzait Footman

Troop Types - Khuzait Spearman

Troop Types - Khuzait Spear Infantry

Troop Types - Khuzait Darkhan

Troop Types - Khuzait Tribal Warrior

Troop Types - Khuzait Raider

Troop Types - Khuzait Horseman

Troop Types - Khuzait Horse Archer

Troop Types - Khuzait Lancer

Troop Types - Khuzait Heavy Horse Archer

Troop Types - Khuzait Heavy Lancer

Battanian Troops:

Troop Types - Battanian Volunteer

Troop Types - Battanian Clan Warrior

Troop Types - Battanian Wood Runner

Troop Types - Battanian Trained Warrior

Troop Types - Battanian Raider

Troop Types - Battanian Skirmisher

Troop Types - Battanian Picked Warrior

Troop Types - Battanian Falxman

Troop Types - Battanian Veteran Skirmisher

Troop Types - Battanian Veteran Falxman

Troop Types - Battanian Wildling

Troop Types - Battanian Oathsworn

Troop Types - Battanian Scout

Troop Types - Battanian Horseman

Troop Types - Battanian Mounted Skirmisher

June 9th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Useful Gameplay Tips - Tactics

Useful Gameplay Tips - How to Gain Renown

June 11th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Useful Gameplay Tips - How to Gain Influence

Best Troops of Each Type - Ranged

Best Troops of Each Type - Infantry

Best Troops of Each Type - Cavalry

June 16th 2020 Update:
Added the following:

Useful Information - Console Commands

June 18th 2020 Update:
Updated the following:

Character Development - Companions

Character Development - Battling for Plunder and Prisoners

Character Development - Participating in a Tournament

Character Development - Joining a Faction

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Sandbox
  • Guide Release
    23 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    14 October 2020
    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.

  • Guide to quests for each region, includes main quests and side quests
  • Guide to 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
  • Guide to attribute, skill, and perk systems, includes recommended perks for each character build
  • Guide to companion system, includes where to find the best companions and how to get the most out of them
  • Guide to the economy system, includes detailed description of trade system and each method for gaining wealth

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