A couple tips for people new to Bannerlord.
Mount & Blade II Bannerlord Tips for Beginners
- In the tavern game for the empire, defenders have a large advantage, making it easy to get 500 from the max bet at each city every week.
- Using the tip of an arrow in first person is much more accurate for aiming than the reticle.
- When you get to a city or village, missions will be displayed on the top right. For missions such as wiping out enemies, escorting, or gang fights you can assign a companion (which costs ~700-1400) and around 10 troops to the task for easy completion and easy (large amounts of) money. Missions like this generally take about a week (~3-9 days).
- Troops and horses are the main factor for storage capacity. Horses other than sumpter and mule also increase speed when you have foot soldiers. Sumpter and mule give more storage capacity than other horses.
- If you lose your companions (Death off), you can go to the clan menu to see where they are located.
- If you place fodder forces in front of more important forces (and yourself), the fodder will draw most of the fire.
- Turning your body mid-attack can sometimes make up for early lack of speed.
- If you are in a small fight (such as tournament) you can tank enemy attacks with a shield while your teammates attack them or you can attack them from behind while they’re attacking your teammates.
- Early game prisoners and most early game equipment are not worth taking as they slow you down and are worth very little coin. Unwanted melee weapons can be recycled at the smithy.
- Holding left alt can tell you where enemies and important characters are.
- Some missions (Fencing) are often not worth it as they give you criminality and lower your relation with certain characters.
- Missions can get you much more renown than early fights. (Most looter/bandit fights give ~1 renown each)
- If you plan on staying around a city or village for a while, doing missions for the characters there can improve your recruiting (relation). *Some missions (crime) lower your relations with others in the city.
- The character screen shows how to level your skills and (possibly not all) their effects.
- Equipment on your character/companions does not contribute to storage use.
- You can buy cheap horses and food in bulk from travelling villagers.
- By talking to shop workers at the workshops (during the day) you can buy a workshop (around 15000).
- You can bring your companions into town with you to anywhere with thugs (waterfront, clearing, back alley) and fight them which leads to a larger fight where you can get valuable loot. (Only civilian outfit [limited weapon/armor usage])
- After rebuilding your clan, you can assign companions to parties. With this, you can passively gain relation with various characters and you can take higher tiered units from their parties. (This costs around 1500 wages at first)
- Cavalry troops require horses (depending on type) for upgrade.
- Simulated battles will have relatively low deaths for victory. (Often zero deaths)
- Recently sieged/captured cities will have lower quality soldiers.]
- Melee looters can be killed with spear on horseback out of their weapon range.
- You can circle around armored enemies while hitting them to win 1v1 battles (Tournaments).
It’s end. I hope “Mount & Blade II Bannerlord Tips for Beginners” helps you. Feel free to contribute the topic. If you have also comments or suggestions, comment us.
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