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Bannerlord Endurance Perks: Riding

This perk tree mostly focuses on increasing your combat effectiveness while on horseback, but can also provide advantages for the campaign map. For example, the level 150 perk, ‘Horse Grooming’, improves horse farm production by 50%, allowing you to breed horses more quickly that you can either sell or incorporate into your army. You can also slightly increase the carrying capacity of your pack animals, and eventually increase the movement speed of your own horse and your cavalry on the battlefield. The tree also offers a perk which reduces the chance of your horses becoming lame when injured, an invaluable trait for a cavalry based force.

Riding Perk Skill Levels:

Skill Level 25:

  • Full Speed:

(Personal) Increases your charge damage by 20%
(Captain) Mounted troops in your formation gain +10% charge damage

  • Nimble Steed:

(Personal) Increases your maneuvering by 10%
(Captain) Mounted troops in your formation gain +30 riding skill

Skill Level 50:

  • Veterinary:

(Personal) Halves the chance of your mount becoming lane or dead after it falls in battle
(Governor) Governed settlement gains +0.5 prosperity per day

  • Well Strapped:

(Personal) Increases your mount’s hit points by 20%
(Party Leader) Mounts of your commanded troops have 10% more hit points

Skill Level 75:

  • Filled To Brim:

(Party Leader) Increases carry capacity of pack animals by 20%
(Party Leader) Better deal for buying and selling mounts

  • Nomadic Traditions:

(Party Leader) Mounted infantry increase your party speed by 30%
(Captain) Melee cavalry in your formation gain 10% speed damage bonus

Skill Level 100:

  • Sagittarius:

(Personal) Decreases accuracy penalty by 15% while you are mounted
(Captain) Decreases accuracy penalty by 15% for mounted ranged troops in your formation

  • Sweeping Wind:

(Party Leader) Increases your mount’s top speed by 5%
(Party Leader) Increases your party speed by 2%

Skill Level 125:

  • Relief Force:

(Party Leader)If you join an ongoing battle of your allies, your party starts with +10 battle morale
(Governor) Mounted troops in governed settlement’s garrison provide 20% more security

Skill Level 150:

  • Horse Archer:

(Personal) Increases your ranged damage by 10% while mounted
(Captain) Mounted archers in your formation deal 5% more ranged damage

  • Mounted Warrior:

(Personal) Increases your mounted melee damage by 5%
(Captain) Melee cavalry in your formation deals 5% more melee damage

Skill Level 175:

  • Breeder:

(Party Leader) Animals in your inventory have a very low chance to reproduce
(Governor) Governed settlement’s bound villages have 5% more production rate

  • Riding Horde:

(Party Leader) Halves the party speed penalty for herding
(Governor) Governed settlement’s bound villages have better chance to produce Tier 2 horses

Skill Level 200:

  • Annoying Buzz:

(Personal) You cause 20% more battle morale penalty with ranged kills while mounted
(Captain) Mounted troops in your formation cause 5% more battle morale penalty when they kill enemies on range

  • Thunderous Charge:

(Personal) You cause 20% more battle morale penalty with melee kills while mounted
(Captain) Mounted troops in your formation cause 10% more battle morale penalty when they kill enemies in melee

Skill Level 225:

  • Cavalry Tactics:

(Clan Leader) Cavalry troop volunteering rate is increased by 30% in the towns your clan govern
(Governor) Mounted troops have 50% reduced wages in governed settlement’s garrison

  • Mounted Patrols:

(Party Leader) Prisoners in your party are 50% less likely to escape
(Governor) Prisoners in governed town are 50% less likely to escape

Skill Level 250:

  • Dauntless Steed:

(Personal) Increases your stagger damage threshold by 50% while mounted
(Captain) Mounted troops in your formation gain +5 armor

  • Tough Steed:

(Personal) Increases your mount’s armor by 20%
(Captain) Mounted troops in your formation gain +10 mount armor

Skill Level 275:

  • The Way of the Saddle:

(Personal) Increases your charge damage and maneuver by 1 for each 10 riding skill above 200


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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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