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Landsknecht
Landsknecht
Statistics (No Boosts)
Health 351 Health icon
Damage per second 162 Damage
Damage vs Infantry 40 Damage
Damage Multiplier 25% Damage
Range Melee Range
Attack Radius 1.5
Favourite Target Any FavTarget
Training Cost 170 Food
Training Time 35 seconds Clock
General Information
Troop Space 1 TroopSpace
Troop Type Assault Infantry
Nation Germans
Strength Strength Buildings and Cavalry
Weakness Weakness Enemy Infantry
Upgrade Information
Age Unlocked Medieval Age
Upgrade Cost 500,000 (with Notre Dame 450,000) Food
Upgrade Time 1 day Clock
Experience Gain 520 Exp
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Heavy Vandal Heavy Landsknecht

Well-armed and plentiful, these troops are effective at tearing down enemy buildings. These unique German soldiers deal more damage!

The Landsknecht is a level 6 German unique Assault Infantry unit unlocked in the Medieval Age. Its predecessor is the Heavy Vandal and it can be upgraded to the Heavy Landsknecht. It is researched in a level 5 blacksmith. It replaces the pikeman.


General InformationEdit

  • Landsknecht can damage buildings very easy and quickly. They are also good against cavalry.
  • Landsknecht would attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back.
  • Landsknecht can get destroyed easily by Splash Damage Structures such as catapults.
  • Landsknecht are weak against other infantry.
  • As a German unique unit, Landsknecht has 20% more damage than standard pikemen.

Historical DescriptionEdit

"Landsknecht were Germanic mercenary soldiers of the 15th and 16th centuries. In the 1500s an army of Landsknecht sacked Rome after their employer, the Holy Roman Empire, ran out of funds to pay them. (The lesson being: always pay the folks with the weapons.)"

VisualsEdit

Attacking StrategiesEdit

  • If used in large groups; Landsknecht can be devastating and can destroy a base easily; if not in heavy fire.
  • Catapults are devastating against Landsknecht and can kill a group of them in a few hits if in the range of the impact. Spread your Landsknecht around so the catapult would have to hit each Landsknecht to kill it and that its impact would not affect other Landsknecht as well or deploy a few heavy cavalry to destroy it.
  • Use ranged infantry such as crossbowmen to support Landsknecht.
  • Landsknecht can be used as a distraction for many defenses and can help protect ranged infantry such as crossbowmen from heavy fire from defenses.

Defensive Strategies Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Landsknecht would wear colorful armor and became a important fighting force in Europe in the Renaissance. They achieved being the universal mercenaries of Early-Modern Europe.
  • The name Landsknecht roughly translates to "servant of the land" or "land knight."


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