Varangian Guards

5 Star Unit · Max Level 30 · 305 Leadership

Golden Era · Helheim · Unit Count : 16

Characteristics

Fire-ResistantThis unit's armor is less vulnerable to thermal weapons than other units of the same era.
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Northlander LegendFor the duration of Season XII this unit's Leadership cost is reduced by 10 points.
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Attack and DefenceWhile wielding swords, the unit can build up rage by taking damage and defeating heroes. While wielding axes, the unit can spend rage by using skills.

Formations

The unit spreads out a little to lessen the damage from ranged attacks Dispersed
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Dispersed
Soldiers stand in a tight defensive formation, countering frontal attacks. Enhances impact resistance. Shield (Northern)
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Shield (Northern)

Unit Orders

While soldiers are holding up their shieds, movement and attack speed are reduced by 30%, and damage taken is reduced by 30%. After a successful block, damage taken is reduced by 60% for 1 second. Unbreakable
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Unbreakable
The soldiers pull out their two-handed axes, increasing all types of armor penetration and damage by 300 points, and gaining new rage skills. Raging Onslaught
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Raging Onslaught
The unit consumes 30% Rage to make a horizontal sweep with their axes, gaining control immunity for 2 seconds. Soldiers with less than 50% Health will get a 50% damage boost and 20% of their maximum health will be restored. They will also knock down enemies. Great Sweep
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Great Sweep
The unit consumes 30% Rage to initiate a full power attack, gaining control immunity for 2 seconds. Soldiers with less than 50% Health will get a 50% damage boost and 20% of their maximum health will be restored. They will also knock down enemies. Colossal Strike
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Colossal Strike
The unit consumes 40% Rage to charge the enemy and attack with long axes, gaining control immunity for 2 seconds. Soldiers with less than 50% Health will get a 50% damage boost and 20% of their maximum health will be restored. They will also knock down enemies. When all Rage has been consumed this skill will end, and the unit will return to wielding swords and shields. Shatter Shields
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Shatter Shields

Terrain Effects

Desert
Poor
Plains
Good
Hills
Fair
Steppe
Bad
Urban
Great

Best Doctrines - Click for details

Siege Fighter Doctrine siege-fighter-doctrine
Epic Sword Doctrine I epic-sword-doctrine-i
Epic Sword Doctrine IV epic-sword-doctrine-iv
Defence Doctrine defence-doctrine
Varangian Sword Doctrine I varangian-sword-doctrine-i

Resources - Click to expand

Unit Kit - Varangian Guardsman's Kit

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