This perk tree provides opportunities to enhance damage with two-handed axes, maces, and swords fundamentally. However, it also allows specialisation for melee combat in general, with buffs to combination attack damage, raiding party speed and character movement speed, icreased chance to knock down foes and negate their defences, and the ability to increase garrison size or reduce wage cost for garrisons. The weakness of this build is that you won’t be able to improve shield use, leaving you vulnerable to ranged attacks.

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.

Two-Handed Perks:

Skill Level 25:

  • Extra HP: +3% Hit Points
  • Extra Damage: +1.5% two-handed damage

Skill Level 50:

  • Garrison Capacity: +10 maximum garrison size as governor
  • Reduced Wage: -5% reduction to garrison wages as governor

Skill Level 75:

  • Power Basher: +2% speed and +5% damage for two-handed weapons with less than 85 total speed
  • Speed Basher: +1% speed and +2% damage for two-handed weapons with more than 100 total speed

Skill Level 100:

  • Notorious: +10% party renown gain after battles
  • Quick Plunder: +5% party raiding speed

Skill Level 125:

  • Multi-hit: +40% damage per successful secondary hit
  • Edge Placement: +3% cut damage

Skill Level 150:

  • Shield Breaker: +10% damage inflicted on shields
  • Eviscerator: +30% enemy morale loss when using two-handed weapons

Skill Level 175:

  • Mounted Two-Handed: Lower attack penalty while mounted
  • Berserker: Increased movement speed on foot

Skill Level 200:

  • Legendary Two-Handed: Enemy begins battles with -1 morale
  • Inspiring Leader: +40% XP boost for up to 5 troops within 10m when you kill an enemy

Skill Level 225:

  • Horse Slaughter: +20% damage to horses
  • Vandal: +40% damage to objects

Skill Level 250:

  • Dominator: +10% chance for two-handed weapons to crush through defences
  • Knock Down: Increased chance to knock down enemies per successful hit

Skill Level 275:

  • Two-Handed Master: Each skill point after 200 grants +0.2% speed increase and +0.5% damage increase
  • Deflect Arrows: Chance to block arrows with a two-handed weapon

Tip: You can level two-handed weapons by using them on the battlefield and in tournaments. Make use of combination attacks by getting behind a bunch of enemies to expose weaknesses in their armour, and then use the superior force of a good two-hander to slash through their defences. To ensure that you can get behind enemies, allow your troops to engage them first.

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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