Archers are the second troop type available to the governor of a newly-founded city. They are trained and upgraded in the Archery Range. Several commanders have the ability to specialize their talents to boost the effectiveness of archers, including El Cid​​​, Yi Seong-Gye​​​, Hermann​​​, Kusunoki Masashige​​​, Tomoe Gozen​​​, and Markswoman​​​.


Archer Comparison (edit)
Name Tier Civ Age Attack Defense Health March Speed Load Power
Slinger 1 All Icon Stone Age.png 60 123 120 Very Fast 6 1
Bowman 2 All Icon Bronze Age.png 125 128 128 Fast 8 2
Composite Bowman 3 All Icon Iron Age.png 158 155 163 Normal 9 3
Crossbowman 4 Most Icon Dark Age.png 192 192 187 Slow 11 4
Longbowman 4 Britain Icon Dark Age.png 202 192 187 Slow 11 4
Chu-Ko-Nu 4 China Icon Dark Age.png 197 197 187 Slow 11 4
Hwarang 4 Korea Icon Dark Age.png 192 202 187 Slow 11 4
Janissary 4 Ottoman Icon Dark Age.png 197 192 192 Slow 11 4
Royal Crossbowman 5 Most Icon Feudal Age.png 220 216 212 Very Slow 13 10
Elite Longbowman 5 Britain Icon Feudal Age.png 232 216 211 Very Slow 13 10
Elite Chu-Ko-Nu 5 China Icon Feudal Age.png 227 222 212 Very Slow 13 10
Elite Hwarang 5 Korea Icon Feudal Age.png 221 227 212 Very Slow 13 10
Elite Janissary 5 Ottoman Icon Feudal Age.png 227 216 216 Very Slow 13 10

Slinger – Tier 1


Slingers use simple slingshots to attack the enemy. Their obvious disadvantages include poor accuracy and limited range.


Description

The Slinger is the Tier 1 (T1) Archer unit for all civilizations . It is unlocked upon founding the city.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Dexterity

All body parts are extremely well coordinated. Increases damage.

Bowman – Tier 2


Well-trained soldiers who can cause major problems for enemies with their light shortbows, particularly when defending against sieges.


Description

The Bowman is the Tier 2 (T2) Archer unit for all civilizations . It is unlocked upon research of the Bowman technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Agility

Experience on the battlefield makes a talented solider. Increases defense.

Elite Troops

A true warrior values glory and honor above life. Increases health.


Composite Bowman – Tier 3


The composite bow is cheap, powerful, and easy to master. As a result, it has become increasingly popular.


Description

The Composite Bowman is the Tier 3 (T3) Archer unit for all civilizations . It is unlocked upon research of the Composite Bowman technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Veteran

Only experienced soldiers know how to survive brutal wars. Increases health.

Keen Arrows

Arrows that can penetrate thick armor are a nightmare for enemies. Increases attack.


Crossbowman – Tier 4


Even new recruits can easily handle these deadly weapons. That is why they changed the face of war forever.


Description

The Crossbowman is the Tier 4 (T4) Archer unit for all civilizations, except Britain (Longbowman), China (Chu-Ko-Nu), and Korea (Hwarang) and also Ottoman (Janissary). It is unlocked upon research of the Crossbowman technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Accuracy

One shot, one kill. Increases attack.

Alertness

The ability to sense impending danger is essential. Increases defense.


Longbowman – Tier 4 (Britain)


A longbow is usually made of fir or elm, with an arch up to two-meters long. Each bow is handmade by a skilled craftsman.


Description

The Longbowman is the Tier 4 (T4) Archer unit for the Britain civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Longbowman technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Accuracy

One shot, one kill. Increases attack.

Alertness

The ability to sense impending danger is essential. Increases defense.


Chu-Ko-Nu – Tier 4 (China)


Legend says that Zhuge Liang, an Ancient Chinese strategist, invented this powerful weapon well before its time.


Description

The Chu-Ko-Nu is the Tier 4 (T4) Archer unit for the China civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Chu-Ko-Nu technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Accuracy

One shot, one kill. Increases attack.

Alertness

The ability to sense impending danger is essential. Increases defense.


Hwarang – Tier 4 (Korea)


Unlike normal warriors, the Hwarang are usually well-educated, which allows them to make correct choices at critical moments.


Description

The Hwarang is the Tier 4 (T4) Archer unit for the Korea civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Hwarang technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Accuracy

One shot, one kill. Increases attack.

Alertness

The ability to sense impending danger is essential. Increases defense.

Janissary - Tier 4 (Ottoman)




These trusted soldiers are always in high spirits, almost as if weariness cannot find them on the battlefield.


Description

The Janissary is the Tier 4 (T4) Archer unit for the Ottoman civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Janissary technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Accuracy

One shot, one kill. Increases attack.

Alertness

The ability to sense impending danger is essential. Increases defense.

Royal Crossbowman – Tier 5


Fast, calm, and remorseless, these unparalleled killers never miss. Those who stand in their way will find only death.


Description

The Royal Crossbowman is the Tier 5 (T5) Archer unit for all civilizations, except Britain (Elite Longbowman), China (Elite Chu-Ko-Nu), and Korea (Elite Hwarang) and also Ottoman (Elite Janissary). It is unlocked upon research of the Royal Crossbowman technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Strong Bow

Excellent arrows crafted by top artisans. These are on a whole new level in terms of destructive power. Increases attack.

Giant Shield

The vast majority of weapons cannot inflict any damage to this shield. Increases defense.


Elite Longbowman – Tier 5 (Britain)


A combination of heavy arrows and precise marksmanship makes elite longbowmen the kings of the battlefield.


Description

The Elite Longbowman is the Tier 5 (T5) Archer unit for the Britain civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Elite Longbowman technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Strong Bow

Excellent arrows crafted by top artisans. These are on a whole new level in terms of destructive power. Increases attack.

Giant Shield

The vast majority of weapons cannot inflict any damage to this shield. Increases defense.


Elite Chu-Ko-Nu – Tier 5 (China)


Elite Chu-Ko-Nu are like the claws of the oriental dragon, seizing every opportunity to exterminate all invaders.


Description

The Elite Chu-Ko-Nu is the Tier 5 (T5) Archer unit for the China civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Elite Chu-Ko-Nu technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Strong Bow

Excellent arrows crafted by top artisans. These are on a whole new level in terms of destructive power. Increases attack.

Giant Shield

The vast majority of weapons cannot inflict any damage to this shield. Increases defense.


Elite Hwarang – Tier 5 (Korea)


Elite Hwarang always fight with the utmost wisdom and courage. They hold to their beliefs and strive tirelessly for victory.


Description

The Elite Hwarang is the Tier 5 (T5) Archer unit for the Korea civilization only . It is unlocked upon research of the Elite Hwarang technology.

Skills

Skill Description

Ranged Attack

Archer unit. Counters infantry units, but is countered by cavalry units.

Strong Bow

Excellent arrows crafted by top artisans. These are on a whole new level in terms of destructive power. Increases attack.

Giant Shield

The vast majority of weapons cannot inflict any damage to this shield. Increases defense.
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