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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Scott Peers
First Published: 23-04-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-06-2020 / 15:51 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 06-07-2020 / 16:35 GMT

The Scouting perk tree allows you to focus on enhancing your experience of the campaign map. You can choose to specialise in increased movement speed during the day or night, significantly lower food consumption and increase movement speed in forests, deserts, hills, and marshes. All other perks are accessible without having to choose between two mutually exclusive perks. These include providing you with more tracking information, increased enemy spotting range, and general movement speed. In addition you can slightly increase your hit points from one of the later perks, though this is fairly negligible unless you're attempting to create the toughest possible build.

Note: Each of the perks listed under a specific level are mutually exclusive. If you invest in one at a particular level, you will never be able to invest in the other at that same level.

Scouting Perks:

Skill Level 25:

  • Pathfinder: +1% party movement speed during the day
  • Night Vision: +2% party movement speed during the night

Skill Level 50:

  • Navigator: +1% party movement speed during day and night

Skill Level 75:

  • Investigator: Tracking provides more information

Skill Level 100:

  • Farsighted: Increased chance to spot parties

Skill Level 125:

  • Eye for Ambush: Spot hideouts further away

Skill Level 150:

  • Forest Lore: -50% food consumption and +5% movement speed in forests
  • Desert Lore: -50% food consumption and +5% movement speed in deserts

Skill Level 175:

  • Hills Lore: -50% food consumption and +5% movement speed on hills
  • Marshes Lore: -50% food consumption and +5% movement speed in marshes

Skill Level 200:

  • Forced March: Bonus speed with high party morale

Skill Level 225:

  • Grassland Navigator: +5% movement speed in grasslands

Skill Level 250:

  • Healthy Scout: +8 Hit Points

Skill Level 275:

Lay of the Land: +3% movement speed on campaign map

Tip: You can only level the Scouting skill when no other companion is assigned the role of Scout. You can assign yourself as a Scout in the clan menu on the campaign map. The easiest way to level the skill is simply by navigating the campaign map, but there are ways in which you can increase the rate of learning by discovering new settlements, bandit hideouts, tracking, and navigating difficult terrain such as mountains, hills, deserts, snowscapes, and marshlands.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing, Sandbox
  • Guide Release
    23 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    18 June 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.

Inside Version 1.0

  • 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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