The Leadership perk tree allows you to improve the effectiveness of your troops and the security of your settlements. You can choose perks which correspond to your playstyle, such as ’Inspiring Attacker or ‘Star Defender’ at level 50, allowing you to improve troop morale when attacking or defending. At level 75 you can choose whether to increase the security in your towns, or increase the loyalty of your subjects. More broadly, you can reduce the cost of upkeep for your troops in the early or late game, improve the discipline of all troops and their rate of XP gain, and transfer bandits into troops.

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.

Leadership Perks:

Skill Level 25:

  • Combat Tips: Small XP bonus per day to whole party
  • Raise the Meek: Medium XP boost per day to tier 1, 2, and 3 troops

Skill Level 50:

  • Inspiring Attacker: +20 morale boost when attacking
  • Star Defender: +20 morale boost when defending

Skill Level 75:

  • Stiff Upper Lip: +20% security effectiveness of town garrisons
  • Gratitude: +20% loyalty gain from towns

Skill Level 100:

  • Levy Sergeant: -15% wages for tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 troops
  • Veteran Respect: -15% wages for tier 4, 5, and 6 troops

Skill Level 125:

  • Dispenser of Justice: +5 security to towns that you’re waiting in
  • Disciplinarian: Grants ability to transform bandits into troops

Skill Level 150:

  • Drill Master: +20% XP gain for garrison
  • Citizen Militia: +20% chance for militia to spawn more experienced troops

Skill Level 175:

  • Inspiring Leader: -20% influence required to call parties to army
  • Assuring Presence: -20% army cohesion decay

Skill Level 200:

  • Public Talker: 10% boost to forum, market place, arena, temple, and festival effects
  • Inspiring Warrior: +20% notable recruit replenishment

Skill Level 225:

  • Swords As Tribute: +20% XP for heroes under your command
  • Companions: +20% XP for troops under your command

Skill Level 250:

  • Ultimate Leader: +1 party capacity for every skill level beyond 250

Skill Level 275:

Ultimate Leader: +1 party capacity for every skill level beyond 250 (possible bug duplicate)

Tip: To increase Leadership skill level you will need to maintain a decent level of morale among your troops. This can be achieved by ensuring that you always have a great variety of foods in your inventory, both in quantity and quality. The skill is also increased by winning battles, especially against the odds. Finally, you can lead groups of armies by forming them with your companions in the clan menu on the campaign map.

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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