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Halberdiers are a Silver-era polearm unit.

In-Game Description[ | ]

Halberds are long polearms incorporating elements of both the pike and the poleaxe. Accordingly this gives the halberdier a variety of options when fighting infantry or cavalry, and they are equally effective against both. Halberdiers are well-trained and disciplined, able to stand firm against an enemy charge or smash through the enemy lines at full speed.

Acquisition[ | ]

Halberdiers can be unlocked from the Melee Infantry unit tree, where they cost 7500 honour to unlock after prerequisites. Alternatively they can be obtained using 20x Halberdiers signacula (although in practice signacula are very uncommon).

Unit Traits[ | ]

Trait In-Game Description
▲ [Swamp] Increases damage dealt to cavalry by 26%, and reduces an attacked cavalry unit's movement speed by 45% for 2 seconds.
▲ [Shield Breakers] This unit is skilled at penetrating enemy armour and will deal significant damage to heavily armoured foes.

Formations[ | ]

Formation In-Game Description
Dispersed
Dispersed
The unit spreads out a little to lessen the damage from ranged attacks.
Phalanx
Phalanx
A dense formation intended to concentrate the unit's attack and defence capabilities.

Unit Orders[ | ]

Pike Assault

Cooldown: 60s

basic

Order your unit to charge a designated location. This inflicts high piercing damage on enemies in the unit's path.

Stand Firm

Cooldown: 3s

basic

Order the unit to guard the area around their current position. This is only possible when in Block formation. While bracing, the first round of damage taken will be significantly reduced. The next time you get in formation, the effect will be reset.


Veterancy[ | ]

Mastery[ | ]

Tier Name Cost Required Level Description
I Tough 5x Uncommon Scroll of Mastery 10 Increases health by 180 points.
II Discipline 10x Uncommon Scroll of Mastery 11 Increases slashing defence by 50 points.
III Esprit de Corps 15x Uncommon Scroll of Mastery 11 Increases health by 180 points.
IV Discipline 25x Uncommon Scroll of Mastery 12 Increases piercing defence by 50 points.
V Coordinate 8x Rare Scroll of Mastery 14 Every 5 times Stand Firm deals damage, its next round of damage will be increased by 50%. Each soldier is counted individually.
VI Steadfast 25x Uncommon Scroll of Mastery 14 Increases damage versus cavalry units by 400 points.
VII Steadfast 40x Uncommon Scroll of Mastery 16 Reduces damage taken from cavalry units by 300 points.
VIII Attrition 12x Rare Scroll of Mastery 18 When stand firm deals extra damage, health is restored by 500 points.

Honor Tree Upgrades[ | ]

Doctrines[ | ]

Kit[ | ]

Tips & Trivia[ | ]

  • Halberdiers are focused around their Stand Firm unit order, which is effective against both cavalry and infantry. They have relatively low defences, are vulnerable to control effects, and have poor performance against ranged units, but they make up for this by dealing an astounding amount of damage relative to other units of their era.
  • The Pike Assault unit order of Halberdiers is rather lackluster; as such it is better to spec into their bottom-line veterancy to improve Stand Firm.
  • In battle, it's recommended to use the dispersed formation for dealing with cavalry and the phalanx formation for dealing with infantry.


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