Players may have the misconception that the D’Shar’s only stands out in horse archery — either a comparison of unit statistics or a field test would suggest otherwise. In truth, the faction is well rounded. Their powerful, relentless strikes leave enemies constantly staggered, crippling their ability to counterattack before they proceed to get cut down entirely.
Thus, players will typically use D’Shar archery (both on horse and on foot) with their Hornbows and Ghazi Arrows to serve as distraction and a source of sustained damage, while their infantry will clean up the remaining foes.
Knighthood orders Edit
The D'Shar Principalities have 2 orders: the D'Shar Windriders, the first elite knighthood order associated with the faction, they can be seen as an improved version of the D'Shar Ghazi Stalkers and the Scorpion Assassins, footmen that are especially deadly with their darts, when ran out of ammo, they stand out in very short range fights, like sieges.
Windriders are the factional order of the D'Shar Principalities, meaning that a D'Shar Windrider is added occasionally to every lord of the kingdom. Kalandar Khan has D'Shar Dustriders as his household troop.
These are the recruiting patrons all lords and walled fiefs attached to the D'Shar culture will follow (ordered by tier):
- 1-2 D'Shar Tribesman
- 2-3 D'Shar Hunter
- 2-5 D'Shar Conscript
- 0-0 D'Shar Horseman
- 4-6 D'Shar Desert Fighter
- 2-4 D'Shar Raider
- 0-0 D'Shar Reaver
- 2-6 D'Shar Warrior
- 5-10 D'Shar Desert Hunter
- 0-0 D'Shar Ghazi Dervish
- 1-3 D'Shar Ghazi Spearman
- 0-0 D'Shar Ghazi Marksman
- 1-2 D'Shar Ghazi Stalker
- 1-3 D'Shar Ghazi Reaver
Troop trees Edit
|3rd||D'Shar Conscript||D'Shar Horseman|
|4th||D'Shar Desert Fighter||D'Shar Raider||D'Shar Reaver|
|5th||D'Shar Warrior||D'Shar Desert Hunter|
|6th||D'Shar Ghazi Dervish||D'Shar Ghazi Spearman||D'Shar Ghazi Marksman||D'Shar Ghazi Stalker||D'Shar Ghazi Reaver|
You may also see D'Shar Djaha Archers, who spawn only in D'Shar armies. They are a special unit and not on any troop tree.
|2nd||D'Shar Noble Raider|
|3rd||D'Shar Noble Cavalry|