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Bannerlord Endurance Perks: Athletics

The Athletic perk tree is particularly useful in almost all combat scenarios. The default speed of your character is rather slow compared with your troops, so it is a good idea to invest in athletics as soon as possible. While this will be done naturally by moving around on the battlefield and in tournaments, you can increase the rate of learning by investing in athletic attribute points and focus points. Most of the perks will increase the speed and health of you and your troops, though you will need to choose between the first three perks based on your combat preferences.

Athletics Perk Skill Levels:

Skill Level 25:

  • Morning Exercise:

(Personal) Increases your movement speed by 3%
(Captain) Foot troops in your formation gain 5% movement speed

  • Well Built:

(Personal) Increases your maximum hit points by +5
(Party Leader) Foot troops in your party gain +5 hit points

Skill Level 50:

  • Form Fitting Armor:

(Personal) Decreases your armor weight by 15%
(Captain) Tier 3+ troops in your formation gain 4% movement speed

  • Fury:

(Personal) While on foot, your weapon handling is increased by 10%
(Captain) Foot troops in your formation gain 10% increased weapon handling

Skill Level 75:

  • Having Going:

(Personal) Slightly increases your persuasion chance
(Party Leader) Increases your party size by +5

  • Stamina:

(Personal) Increases crafting stamina recovery rate by 50%
(Party Leader) Increases your prisoner size limit by +5 and decreases prisoner escape chance by 10%

Skill Level 100:

  • Powerful:

(Personal) Increases your damage by 4% with all melee weapons
(Captain) Troops in your formation deal 2% more melee damage

  • Sprint:

(Personal) When no shields and range weapons are wielded, you gain 5% movement speed
(Captain) Infantry troops in your formation gain 3% movement speed during battles

Skill Level 125:

  • Braced:

(Personal) Decreases your charge damage taken by 50%
(Captain) Foot troops in your formation take 50% less charge damage

  • Surging Blow:

(Personal) Increases your speed damage bonus by 30% while on foot
(Captain) Foot troops in your formation gain 30% speed damage bonus

Skill Level 150:

  • A Good Days Rest:

(Party Leader) Increases your hit point regeneration by 10% while waiting in settlements
(Party Leader) Foot troops in your party gain 10 XP every day while waiting in settlements

  • Walk It Off:

(Party Leader) Increases your hit point regeneration by 10% while traveling
(Party Leader) Foot troops in your party gain +3 XP every day while traveling

Skill Level 175:

  • Energetic:

(Party Leader) Your party suffers 20% less from speed penalty for being overburdened
(Governor) 20% hearth increase in the villages you govern

  • Healthy Citizens:

(Personal) Increases your Endurance Attribute by +1
(Governor) Governed settlement gains +1 loyalty per day

Skill Level 200:

  • Steady:

(Personal) Increases your Control Attribute by +1
(Governor) Production is increased by 10% in governed farms, mines, lumber camps and clay pits

  • Strong:

(Personal) Increases your Vigor Attribute by +1
(Party Leader) Foot troops in your party give +5% party speed

Skill Level 225:

  • Strong Arms:

(Personal) Gives 1 focus point to Throwing
(Captain) Troops in your formation have +20 Throwing skill

  • Strong Legs:

(Personal) Decreases fall damage taken by 50%, kick damage is doubled
(Governor) While under siege, governed settlement consumes 20% less food

Skill Level 250:

  • Ignore Pain:

(Personal) Increases your armor by 10% while on foot
(Captain) Foot troops in your formation gain +5 armor

  • Spartan:

(Personal) Increases your stagger damage threshold by 50% while on foot
(Party Leader) Decreases your party’s food consumption by 20%

Skill Level 275:

  • Mighty Blow:

(Personal) You stun your enemies longer after they block your attack
(Personal) Each skill point above 250 grants +1 hit point


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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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