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Top 4 Units in Conqueror's Blade For Resource Gathering

If you're trying to wrap your head around Conqueror's Blade, and you've likely often pondered about the best troops to bring with you while gathering. When I first began, I thought that having farmers would result in more food output, while woodcutters might bring in more timber. Sadly I was mistaken. Every unit can be used to harvest, and most of their output depends on their "Labour".

In this guide, I will be outlining each of the units that have gathering bonuses that will help you output the most resources with the least effort. For your resource gathering unit, you will want to recruit 5 troops (yes, they can be the same) to fill your Warband. Don't gather without a full Warband as you will be missing out on Labour points that will improve your yields. 

Understanding How Labour Affects Your Gathering Ability

This one I've spent quite a great deal of time experimenting with to get solid data for just how much Labour effects resource gathering. My experiments began as creating each of these units and leveling them up to the veterancy level where they gain both bonuses if available. Then I took each unit independently to the same exact node and farmed it 5 times per unit. I mapped out the averages from each unit and then compared them to each other. With a 2.8 Labour point difference between Serfs at level 7 and Village Watchmen at level 6, I witnessed a 9-10% difference in resource gathering per point of Labour. This can largely be attributed to the veterancy skills unlocked for each unit.

Veterancy Skill Modifiers:

  • Harvesting Duties: Increases Labour by 16.67%
  • Mustering: Increases Labour by 2.78% for each additional soldier unlocked.
 

Top 4 Units for Resource Gathering

Let's take a quick look at the 4 best units for resource gathering.

 

#4 Woodcutters
5.76 Base Labour

By far the worst troop for harvesting. They only have one bonus to resource gathering which unlocks at rank 5 when following the bottom line. Unfortunately, the only useful fighting skill they have appears at rank 10 when following the middle line making it impossible to have both a warrior and a gatherer.

Resource Gathering Bonuses:

  • Rank 4: Mustering (Bottom Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 5: Mustering (Bottom Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 6: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour

Pro's:

  • Free to Unlock
  • Cheap to maintain.

Con's:

  • Only 3 Veterancy Skills increase Labour Score
  • Low Base Labour Score

 

#3 Tenant Farmers
5.76 Base Labour

These peasants can hold their own against light calvary better than other rustic tier units, however, they require you to level them up to veterancy rank 10 before you can unlock the 40% per unit resource gathering bonus.

Resource Gathering Bonuses:

  • Rank 4: Mustering (Bottom Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 5: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour
  • Rank 9: Mustering (Bottom Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 10: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour

Pro's:

  • Free to Unlock
  • Cheap to maintain.

Con's:

  • Low Base Labour Score
  • You must max out the bottom path to unlock both Harvesting Duties.

 

#2 Village Watchmen
6.00 Base Labour

To be honest, Village Watchmen aren't very good warriors. They die with ease and have no self-control. They will run off and attack things even if you ask them to defend a location. But we don't love them because they're warriors, we love them because they're the easiest unit to gain the 40% bonus to resource gathering. You only need to earn Veterancy Rank 6 to gain both Harvest Duties skills. 

Resource Gathering Bonuses:

  • Rank 3: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour
  • Rank 6: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour
  • Rank 3: Mustering (Middle Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 4: Mustering (Top Line): +11.11% Labour

Pro's:

  • Fastest Route to 40% Bonus per unit in Resource Gathering. (Rank 6)

Con's:

  • Lower Labour than Serfs
  • Mustering & Harvest Duties appear in separate veterancy paths.
  • Must be rank 12 for maximum gathering potential.

 

#1 Serfs
6.40 Base Labour

Serfs are one of the first units you will unlock. They are 1,300 Bronze each, have no resupply cost and even can be a good starting unit. Serfs will by far providing you with the best output, however they take longer to get to the point where resources accumulate at the 40% bonus level.

Resource Gathering Bonuses:

  • Rank 3: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour
  • Rank 4: Mustering (Bottom Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 6: Mustering (Bottom Line): +11.11% Labour
  • Rank 7: Harvest Duties (Bottom Line): +16.67% Labour

Pro's:

  • Cheap
  • All Bonuses found in the Bottom Veterancy Path.
  • Highest Labour of all gathering units

Con's:

  • Must be Veteran Rank 7 to receive both Harvest Duties perks.

 

Putting It All Together

I typically suggest to new players is to start with three Watchmen and two Serfs initially, allowing them to train both a watchman and a serf at the same time. Rotating the 3 watchmen to get them to level 3 to receive the first 20% gathering bonus. Once you have your first 2 Serfs at rank 7 you can begin swapping your Watchmen for Serfs. We only do this because the game only allows you to bring a single Serf into each battle. You can quickly get all 5 slots filled with a 20% bonus by using this method, or you can just grind it out with 5 serfs. Either way, you will have to fight the same amount of battles. The only difference is you can level both a Serf and a Watchmen in the same battle but in the end, you will want 5 Serfs at level 7 for optimal yield. This will give you a Labour score of 56, and yield a 200% (40% x 5) bonus to resource gathering which will bring you 3 times as many supplies as you normally would harvest.

Expand Your Understanding

If you're trying to make heads or tails of the many units available in Conqueror's Blade, be sure to head over to our Conqueror's Blade Unit Guide or check out our Conqueror's Blade Unit Comparison Guide for an at-a-glance look at unit stats.

Published: January 17th, 2020   |  3,232 Reads

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