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"While their shots do little at enemy buildings, these troops are experts at dealing enemy foot troops. These unique British troops do more damage!"

Elite Longbowman
EliteLongbowman
Statistics (No Boosts)
Health 176 Health icon
Damage per second 40 Damage
Damage vs Infantry 100 Damage
Damage Multiplier 400% Damage
Range Ranged Range
Attack Radius 5
Training Cost 210 Food
Training Time 50 seconds Clock
General Information
Troop Space 1 TroopSpace
Troop Type Ranged Infantry
Nation British
Strength Strength Enemy Infantry
Weakness Weakness Buildings and Cavalry
Upgrade Information
Age Unlocked Classical Age
Upgrade Cost 190,000 (with Notre Dame 171,000) Food
Upgrade Time 12 hours Clock
Experience Gain 355 Exp
Upgrade Navigation
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Longbowman King's Longbowman

The Longbowman is a level 4 British unique Ranged Infantry unit unlocked in the Classical Age. Its predecessor is the longbowman. It can be upgraded to the King's Longbowman. This British unique unit replaces the archer. It is upgraded in the level 4 blacksmith.

General Information Edit

  • Like all ranged infantry, Elite Longbowmen can kill enemy infantry easily and quickly. They have 4 times the damage to enemy infantry than other type of unit.
  • Elite Longbowmen aren't efficient against enemy cavalry and buildings.
  • Elite Longbowmen are ranged units and can destroy buildings over walls.
  • Elite Longbowmen would attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back.
  • If there are enemy units nearby, Elite Longbowmen would attack them.
  • As a British unique unit, Elite Longbowmen has 15% more damage and 1% more attack speed than regular archers.

Historical DescriptionEdit

  • "Becoming an Elite Longbowman required extensive training. English kings insisted that their subjects practice with the weapon, to be prepared when they were conscripted into national armies. In fact, noted spoilsport King Edward I banned the play of sports on Sunday to make sure that the peasants spent that day with the longbow. That practice payed off: an Elite Longbowman could draw, aim, and release an arrow in 5 seconds."

Visuals Edit

  • Like its predecessor, the Elite Longbowman wears a white shirt and white pants. In the middle of the shirt is a red cross, likely to represent the cross of St. George. Around his neck is chain armor. The Elite Longbowman also wears a Nasal Helmet and a long-sleeve red shirt under the white shirt. He have a bracer on his arm and holds a quiver made our of animal skin on his back; full of arrows. He holds a wooden longbow and a wooden arrow.

Attacking Strategies Edit

  • Elite Longbowmen have low health; making them vulnerable to defenses. Use heavy infantry such as phalanxes as meat shields to protect the composite bowmen.
  • Elite Longbowmen are cheap and can be used to set off hidden enemy traps.
  • Use Elite Longbowmen to protect heavy infantry from other infantry so your heavy infantry won't get distracted.

Defensive Strategy Edit

  • Elite Longbowmen can be used as good Alliance Troops. One example is that they can shoot over walls to attack troops of the attackers forcing the troops to destroy the wall to kill them. Another thing is that they're good against other heavy infantry.

Trivia Edit


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