Schutzdieners Unit Guide

Unit Details

  • Season 17: Knightfall
  • Acquisition: Seasonal Challenges
  • Unlocked Via: Seasonal Unit Challenges
  • Type: Ranged Infantry - Archer
  • Era: Silver Era

Knightly orders need infantry to support their heavy cavalry, and the Order of the Sword are no different in this regard.

Schutzdieners - "protection servants" - are men of low birth drafted from the Order's lands and armed with bows and simple hand weapons. What makes them unique is the power granted to them: not only can they shoot conventional arrows, they can also fire a non-lethal projectile which actually heals the target. The secret of this is a closely-guarded secret, one of many with which the Order has built and maintained its power. To the initiated, the sight of Schutzdieners healing their comrades by shooting "blessed arrows" at them is bewildering, but none can doubt its efficacy. 

Core Unit Statistics

Basic Attributes
Health 2,030 Strength (Units) 24
Leadership 155 Speed 5.00
Range 80 Ammo 900
Labour 3.36 Max Level 18
Combat Proficiency
Piercing AP 1,401 Piercing DMG 1,495 Piercing DEF 356
Slashing AP 0 Slashing DMG 0 Slashing DEF 293
Blunt AP 0 Blunt DMG 0 Blunt DEF 201
Terrain Effects
Desert Plains Hills Steppe Urban
Bad Fair Fair Fair Good

Unit Traits:

  • Schwertbruders - For the duration of Season XVII: Knightfall, this unit's Leadership cost is reduced by 10 points.
  • Harm or Help - Can attack and heal from a distance.


  • Dispersed - A loose formation that reduces unit vulnerability to ranged weapons.
  • Wings - The unit splits into two echelons to enhance melee strength.

Unit Orders:

  • Attack Area - Order your unit to shoot ranged weapons at the designated spot.
  • Blessed Arrows - The unit fires at a designated area. 25% of the archers will fire healing arrows, that continuously restore health for allies within an 8-meter radius.

Veterancy Paths:

Middle Path:

  • Cold Blood (3): Each level increases piercing damage by 3%.
  • Force (3): Each level increases piercing armour penetration by 5%.
  • Move as One (2): Each level increases movement speed by 3%.
  • The Soldier's Life (3): Each level increases health by 3%.
  • Heart of a Hero (3): Each level reduces Blessed Arrows's cooldown by 2 seconds.
  • Move as One (2): Each level increases movement speed by 3%.
  • Obedience (1): Blessed Arrows restores an additional 6% Health for the target.

Key Doctrines:

  • Schutzdieners Support Doctrine - Increases Iaido Strike damage by 7.5%. (Will verify upon deployment as this seems like a bug)

Unit Kit Crafting

Unit Kit Recipe

Schutzdiener's Kit
Fief Level Req.: 4
Cost: 50

2 Planed Wood
2 Cheap Fabric

5 Cast Iron

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By: Foghladha of Gaiscioch | Last Update: September 24th, 2023