Statistics (No Boosts)
Health 416 Health icon
Damage per second 252 Damage
Damage vs Infantry 63 Damage
Damage Multiplier 25% Damage
Range 1.5 Range
Attack Radius 3
Favourite Target Any FavTarget
Training Cost 460 Food
Training Time 35 seconds Clock
General Information
Troop Space 1 TroopSpace
Troop Type Heavy Infantry
Nation Japanese
Strength Strength Buildings and Cavalry
Weakness Weakness Enemy Infantry, Mortars, Redoubts
Upgrade Information
Age Unlocked Industrial Age
Upgrade Cost 6,000,000 Food
Upgrade Time 8 days Clock
Experience Gain 1,630 Exp
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Ashigaru Kazoku

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

The Shizoku is the level 9 Japanese unqiue Heavy Infantry unit unlocked in the Industrial Age and it can be upgraded to Kazoku. Its predecessor is the Ashigaru. It is researched in a level 8 blacksmith. It replaces shock infantry.

General InformationEdit

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

Historical DescriptionEdit

"The Shizoku or heavy infantry, see themselves as the heirs to the Japanese samurai, albeit with rifle and grenade rather than sword and bow. They are fearless in battle, eager to give their lives to achieve their commander's goals. They are not suicide troops, however, and they're quite happy to take their enemies' lives rather than their own when possible."

Visuals Edit

Attacking StrategiesEdit

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

Defensive Strategies Edit

Trivia Edit

Shizoku (士族) was the social class of former samurai after the Meiji Restoration.

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