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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Polearm

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Scott Peers

Bannerlord Vigor Perks: Polearm

This perk tree is ideal for those who want to specialise in horseback combat. It has the potential to improve your effectiveness against other cavalry with bonus damage to horses, increases couched lance damage in general, reduces couched cooldown, grants the ability to push back enemies upon hitting them, and improves speed with polearms. In addition you can provide a significant boost to troop morale at the beginning of battles. If preferred, you can specialise in polearms for combat on foot, but this would render couched bonuses useless.

Polearm Perk Skill Levels:

Skill Level 25:

  • Pikeman:

(Personal) Increases your damage with polearms by 2%
(Captain) +2% damage increase for infantry troops in your formation

  • Cavalry:

(Personal) Increases your damage with polearms by 2% while mounted
(Captain) +2% damage increase for cavalry troops in your formation

Skill Level 50:

  • Braced:

(Personal) 25% chance to dismount enemies after polearm attacks which take 25% of their health
(Captain) +10% damage against enemy cavalry for cavalry in your formation

  • Kept at Bay:

(Personal) 30% chance to knock opponents back with thrust attacks from polearms
(Governor) Increases militia recruitment in governed settlements by 0.5

Skill Level 75:

  • Swift Swing:

(Personal) +5% swing speed with polearms
(Captain) +2% swing speed for infantry troops in your formation

  • Clean Thrust:

(Personal) +10% damage with polearms from thrust attacks
(Captain) +30 polearm skill for infantry troops in your formation

Skill Level 100:

  • Footwork:

(Personal) +2% combat movement speed with polearms
(Captain) +2% combat movement speed for infantry troops in your formation

  • Hard Knock:

(Personal) 25% chance to knock down opponents after polearm attacks which take 25% of their health
(Party Leader) Infantry troops in your party gain 3 hit points

Skill Level 125:

  • Lancer:

(Personal) +20% speed damage bonus with polearms while mounted
(Captain) +20% speed damage bonus with polearms for troops in your formation

  • Steed Killer:

(Personal) +70% damage with polearms against mounts
(Captain) +30% damage with polearms against mounts for infantry troops in your formation

Skill Level 150:

  • Skewer:

(Personal) +30% chance for lance to stay couched after a kill
(Governor) Governed settlements gain 1 security per day

  • Guards:

(Personal) +50% damage when you hit opponents in the head with polearm attacks
(Governor) +20% experience gain for garrisoned cavalry units

Skill Level 175:

  • Standard Bearer:

(Captain) Troops in your formation have 20% less morale loss
(Governor) Garrisoned infantry in governed settlements have their wages reduced by 20%

  • Phalanx:

(Party Leader) +30 melee skills increased for infantry in shieldwall formation
(Captain) +3% damage with polearms for troops in your formation

Skill Level 200:

  • Generous Rations:

(Party Leader) Troops in your party gain 5 hit points
(Party Leader) Reduces cost of infantry troops by 20%

  • Drills:

(Governor) Governed settlements gain 0.5 militia per day
(Party Leader) All troops in your party gain additional 1 XP per day

Skill Level 225:

  • Unstoppable Force:

(Personal) Your couch lance attacks deal triple damage against shields
(Captain) +30% speed damage bonus with polearms for cavalry in your formation

  • Sure Footed:

(Personal) Increases your defence against mount charge damage by 50%
(Captain) Increases infantry troop defence against mount charge damage by 30%

Skill Level 250:

  • Sharpen the Tip:

(Personal) +5% damage with polearm thrust attacks
(Captain) +5% thrust damage for infantry troops in your formation

  • Counterweight:

(Personal) +15% handling for swingable polearms
(Captain) +20 polearm skill for infantry troops in your formation

Skill Level 275:

  • Way of the Spear:

(Personal) Each skill point above 250 grants 0.2% speed with polearms
(Personal) Each skill point above 250 grants 0.5% damage with polearms

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Sandbox, Strategy
  • Guide Release
    23 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    5 August 2021
    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. 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

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