Today we explain how to hire mercenaries Bannerlord. The need for mercenaries is inevitable in a game of constant conflict and strategy like Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. If enough money was paid, mercenaries have a reputation for being able to tip the scales of battle and give even the smallest kingdom a chance.
There are two categories of mercenaries available in Bannerlord. They can either hire ready-made armies to serve for their kingdom or recruit mercenary soldiers to join their group.
We will detail exactly how to hire mercenaries in Bannerlord and make sure you comprehend everything there is to know about them in order to make it simpler for the average player.
How to hire mercenaries Bannerlord?
The two kinds of mercenaries that Bannerlord players can employ are:
- Mercenary troops
- Minor clans
Depending on where you are in the game, either one of these is helpful. Get the mercenaries if your army needs quick and decent soldiers. Hire a minor clan if you’re a king engaged in a full-scale conflict.
When compared to the regular soldiers from the various factions, mercenary troops in Bannerlord used to be embarrassingly bad as either infantry, cavalry, or archer forces.
In spite of their exorbitant pricing, they are now refreshed and a respectable option for your army.
A mercenary unit will cost 50% more than regular troops when compared to them (e.g., a Tier 4 normal troops wage is 8, meanwhile a Tier 4 mercenary gets 12). However, a perk that lowers mercenary costs can remove this debuff.
Despite their comparatively high costs, they can now have a significant impact on the battlefield. Currently, Bannerlord offers three mercenary troop trees from which to choose:
- Western Mercenaries
The Western Mercenaries are excellent crossbow or pike shooters. They remind us of the Warband
- Eastern Mercenaries
Similar to the Aserai, the Eastern Mercenaries have Tier 5 troops that are a horse archer with a couchable lance and a two-handed mace user.
- Sword Sisters
The women with swords known as the Sword Sisters are precisely what their name implies. Crossbow-wielding sisters on foot or on horses are their best soldiers. Simply go to a pub in any town in Bannerlord to hire mercenaries like the Sword Sisters.
They appear to be primarily based on location, therefore you will likely find the Western Mercenaries on Calradia’s western side and the Eastern Mercenaries on its eastern side, with the Sword Sisters occasionally showing in between.
Minor mercenary clans
These men are either fantastic recruiters for independent parties or helpful allies in difficult conflicts.
Once you’ve established your own kingdom or succeeded in seizing control of another, you’ll understand how challenging it can be to fight on several fronts at once.
Here’s how to hire mercenaries from the minor clans in Bannerlord if you don’t have enough vassals or need more and don’t have time to court some random nobles:
Find a mercenary small clan initially, preferably one that is close by or that you personally prefer. Press N on the keyboard to launch the Encyclopedia and select Clans to find a clan.
Select the Minor checkbox in the top left corner to display all the minor clans on the right side of the Encyclopedia menu.
Select the clan’s leader by clicking on any of the clans. In the upper right corner, you can see where they were last seen. If the location is unknown, go to a town and then double-check. You must track down and speak to the clan’s leader directly in order to hire the mercenary minor clan for your wars.
When you locate the clan’s leader, approach them and choose “I would like you to serve *Kingdom Name* as a mercenary” after selecting “There is something I’d like to discuss.”
When you begin this talk, one of two things may occur. If things aren’t going well, they can just state they don’t trust you or they might offer to charge you for their services.
It’s really intriguing how Bannerlord pays its mercenary clans. Per influence gained, the mercenaries are paid.
This implies that they will receive a predetermined sum of money per point of influence gained for each battle in which they take part. If you don’t have a lot of money, this could quickly cause your kingdom to go bankrupt.
They will now function in Bannerlord as any other regular clan, but they will no longer receive any of the advantages that come with being a vassal.
They are unable to vote or receive any fiefs, but they will engage in conflict with your rival kingdoms whenever possible and profit greatly in the process.
When you first establish a kingdom, mercenary minor clans are the best option because they have excellent troops, typically 4 parties, and each party has about 100 soldiers.
They won’t just defend you in case of an attack; they’ll also deter some factions from attacking you because you won’t be as vulnerable as they’d like.
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