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“While their shots do little at enemy buildings, these troops are experts at dealing enemy foot troops.”

Arquebusier is a level 6 standard Ranged Infantry unit unlocked in Gunpowder Age. Its predecessor is Crossbowman and can be upgraded to Musketeer. It is upgraded in the level 6 Armory

General Information[]

  • Like all ranged infantry, Arquebusier can kill enemy infantry easily and quickly, as they have 4 times the damage to enemy infantry.
  • Arquebusier aren't efficient against enemy cavalry and buildings.
  • Arquebusier are ranged units and can destroy buildings over walls.
  • Arquebusier would attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back.
  • If there are enemy units nearby, Arquebusier would attack them.

Historical Description[]

The Arquebus was an early gunpowder weapon. It had a matchlock-firing action and was the first real "gun" in Europe. While a crossbow or a longbow could be fired more accurately, the Arquebus wasn't as hard to master as the longbow, and was quicker to reload than a normal crossbow.

Historical Description in Dominations:

An arquebus is a muzzle-loading matchlock weapon first seen in the 15th century. These weapons were awkward and slow to fire, but they had the power to punch through armor, making life very uncomfortable for the highly-visible knights lumbering about on horseback. Because of their slow rate of fire, Arquebusiers were often part of units armed with pikes tasked to keep enemy cavalry off of them between shots.



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Attacking Strategies[]

  • Arquebusier has low health; making them vulnerable to defenses. Use Heavy Infantry as meat shields to protect the Arquebusier.
  • Arquebusier is cheap and can be used to set off hidden enemy traps.
  • Use Arquebusier to protect heavy infantry from other infantry so your Heavy Infantry won't get distracted.
  • Since Arquebusier can deal more damage to foot troops, bringing some along with Heavy Infantry and/or Heavy Cavalry will help deal with pesky defending foot troops!
  • Make sure to keep the Arquebusier behind your 'meat shields' or away from danger.

Defensive Strategies[]

  • Arquebusier can be used as good Alliance Troops. One example is that they can shoot over walls to attack troops of the attackers forcing the troops to destroy the wall to kill them. Another thing is that they're good against other Heavy Infantry.