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Naginata Warrior Monk Hero

Though few in number, these heroic monks are great of heart and skill.

The warrior monk hero and his attendants are a fearsome force when assaulting an enemy line or acting as the anchor of a defensive position. Their spirit and faith makes them almost-unbreakable in combat: they simply do not know how to retreat! They are excellent in melee against both infantry and cavalry, and can do horrendous damage to any missile units they attack. However, because of the unit’s numbers, the monks are vulnerable to being swamped by larger forces.

On the battlefield, they are quite distinctive in their cowls and headscarves. Naginata warrior monks are heavily armoured, and carry the fearsome naginata, a razor-sharp blade set on a long pole-arm. In the hands of a skilled expert, a naginata can disembowel a horse, or cleave a rider in two.

Despite retiring from the world to monasteries, many monks had martial arts training, and saw this as a way of attaining enlightenment. Their training often made them very deadly enemies, particularly as they also had a sense of social justice. They would fight hard for what they thought was right, not just for a lord. This made them formidable and dangerous enemies, and excellent allies when they could be persuaded to support a daimyo.

Naginata Warrior Monk Hero

Unit Name

Naginata Warrior Monk Hero

Unit Key

Inf_Heavy_Naginata_Warrior_Monk_Hero

Soldiers

40

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Heavy Infantry

Multiplayer Cost

1300

└ Multiplayer Limit

1

Recruitment Cost

1700

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

1

Unkeep Cost

200

Melee Attack

20

└ Melee Weapon

spear

Charge Bonus

18

Bonus vs Cavalry

15

Melee Defence

15

Armour

6

Morale

45

Abilities

  • Hold Firm Hold Firm
    This temporarily increases defence ability and stops morale from dropping, making the unit, and up to three nearby units, unbreakable for a short time.
  • Warcry Warcry
    Warcry heavily demoralises up to four nearby enemy units, slowing them down and affecting their defence ability for a short time.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Excellent versatile infantry.
  • Almost unbreakable morale.
  • Very vulnerable to matchlocks.
  • Small unit size leaves them vulnerable to being swamped by massed melee units.