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Commandos is a Tier 2 (Tokenslot Orb Fire.pngTokenslot Orb Shadow.png) Icon Unit.pngUnit of the Bandit faction. This common card was released with the Renegade Edition and has 2 affinity variants, Affinity Orb Frost.png Frost and Affinity Orb Shadow.png Shadow, but not a promo version.
In Skylords Reborn the Shadow affinity is available to all players as a starter card.

This card has been changed already, compared to its original appearance in BattleForge.

A more aggressive subtype of the Defenders Card Icon.png Defenders. Commandos excel at stealing life points and can assume an immobile position to receive a powerful buff.

Lore

This card has no associated lore.

Card Info

Crossbow Attack
Card Icon Autocast.png Autocast: Every second, unit fires bolts at enemies that deal 11 damage.
Life Stealer
Card Icon Passive.png Passive: 15% of the damage dealt by the unit will be added to its life points.

Life Stealer is the unique passive for the Bandits, restoring a percentage of the damage the unit inflicts by attacking as health.

As it is percentage based, abilities and spells that increase damage dealt will boost the amount of healing the unit receives through lifesteal.

Concentrate
Power Cost: 10
Commandos Concentrate Ability Icon.png
Card Icon Toggle.png Toggle: Enable to become immobile and gain:
Blessed Life Stealer
Affinity Dependency: Affinity Orb Frost.png Frost
Commandos Blessed Life Stealer Ability Icon.png
Card Icon Passive Affinity Frost.png Passive: Unit concentrates on stealing the life of its opponents: 50 / 50 / 50 / 60% of the damage dealt will be added to its life points. It will additionally take 25% less damage from ranged or magical attacks and cannot be knocked back.

While under the damage resistance effect, Commandos have an effective health of 728 / 765 / 825 / 825 against any attack that is ranged or magical, such as the arrows fired by Master Archers Card Icon.png Master Archers or the magical bolts of the Shaman Card Icon.png Shaman.

Crossbow Attack
Card Icon Autocast.png Autocast: Every second, unit fires bolts at enemies that deal 11 damage.
Life Stealer
Card Icon Passive.png Passive: 15% of the damage dealt by the unit will be added to its life points.

Life Stealer is the unique passive for the Bandits, restoring a percentage of the damage the unit inflicts by attacking as health.

As it is percentage based, abilities and spells that increase damage dealt will boost the amount of healing the unit receives through lifesteal.

Concentrate
Power Cost: 10
Commandos Concentrate Ability Icon.png
Card Icon Toggle.png Toggle: Enable to become immobile and gain:
Tainted Life Stealer
Affinity Dependency: Affinity Orb Shadow.png Shadow
Commandos Tainted Life Stealer Ability Icon.png
Card Icon Passive Affinity Shadow.png Passive: Unit concentrates on stealing the life of its opponents: 50 / 50 / 50 / 60% of the damage dealt will be added to its life points. It will additionally deal 50% more damage against Humans and cannot be knocked back.

While under the damage bonus, Commandos have an effective DP20 of 990 against any human unit. If their target happens to be Medium size, they double their damage output to 1320.

Notes & Strategies

Powerful, and reliable. Commandos are the ranged alternative to the Bandit Spearmen Card Icon.png Bandit Spearmen, though not with the same potential power. While they may not offer the same damage output, they can sustain themselves far better than the spearmen can. When immobile, they benefit from significantly enhanced lifesteal and one of two benefits depending on the affinity: Damage Resistance for blessed, and +50% DMG to Humans for tainted.

Campaign PvE

In general purpose combat and especially mounted on walls, Commandos are incredibly sustainable thanks to their ability. They form a strong back line with Banditos Card Icon.png Banditos and Bandit Spearmen Card Icon.png Bandit Spearmen, and when provided an Unholy Power Card Icon.png Unholy Power buff, they can heal back an immense level of health with each shot. The affinity you choose should depend on what you intend to accomplish: The Blessed affinity is more versatile as the resistance applies anywhere with ranged or magical damage. The Tainted affinity excels on maps with a strong human presence, such as Bad Harvest, Ocean, and Oracle.

Random PvE

Commandos can be used to reinforce a push for the tier three and four camps, but should be recycled afterwards.

Card Upgrades & Drop Locations

Displayed below are the card's upgrades and where to obtain them.

Commandos Card Icon.pngAffinity Orb Frost.png Commandos (Frost) Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Commandos
Lifepoints +5x6
Commandos
Lifepoints +8x6
Commandos
Blessed Life Stealer
+10% more damage added to life points
Drop Location Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert

Commandos Card Icon.pngAffinity Orb Shadow.png Commandos (Shadow) Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Commandos
Lifepoints +5x6
Commandos
Lifepoints +8x6
Commandos
Tainted Life Stealer
+10% more damage added to life points
Drop Location Blight Minimap.jpg Blight Blight Minimap.jpg Blight Blight Minimap.jpg Blight
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert

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Patch History

Patch #400031
  • Decreased the card's power cost from 80 to 75 power.

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