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.

Similar in nature to the Defenders Card Icon.png Defenders, commandos are a more offensive subtype that benefits from significant lifesteal, as well as extra resistance or damage.

Lore

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Abilities

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Crossbow Attack Every 2 seconds, unit fires bolts at enemies that deal 11 damage.


Commandoes put out damage that is close to that of T1 archers, not arguably better.

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Life Stealer 15% of the damage dealt by the unit will be added to its life points.


The signature passive of the Bandits. Lifestealer heals 15% of the damage the Commandos inflict. This healing scales higher as more damage is inflicted.

Spells such as Unholy Power Card Icon.png Unholy Power will massively boost the strength of this skill and allow the unit to regenerate a great deal of hitpoints

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Concentrate Enable to become immobile and gain: Blessed Life Stealer or Tainted Life Stealer

Costs 10 Power


Concentrate roots the commandos to the ground but amplifies their life stealer ability.

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Blessed Life Stealer 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.


The Blessed version of this ability provides increased lifesteal and immunity to knockback. Additionally, the Commandos will gain 25% damage resistance to any attack that is ranged or magical in nature.

While active, the Commandos have 728 / 765 / 825 / 825 effective hitpoints against said damage sources, and will lifesteal 33 / 33 / 33 / 40 hitpoints per shot, and 50 / 50 / 50 / 59 against Medium creatures.

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Tainted Life Stealer 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.


The Tainted version of this ability provides increased lifesteal and immunity to knockback. Additionally, the Commandos will gain 50% increased damage to any human creature.

While active, the Commandos will lifesteal 33 / 33 / 33 / 40 hitpoints per shot, and 50 / 50 / 50 / 59 against Medium creatures. If the targets are humans, however; They will instead lifesteal 50 / 50 / 50 / 59 hitpoints versus human foes, and lifesteal 66 / 66 / 66 / 79 from medium sized humans.

Notes & Strategies

Commandos are very powerful units, much like the Bandit Spearmen Card Icon.png Bandit Spearmen. However, while they do not necessarily offer high damage output, they are capable of sustaining themselves through combat for a significant amount of time.

The blue affinity can resist harm for longer periods, thanks to their resistance to ranged and magical damage. While the purple affinity can dish out significantly higher damage to humans, making fighting enemy bandits easier.

Campaign PvE

Commandos are incredibly useful when mounted on walls, thanks to their ability. However they are equally useful on the offensive, as they have solid stats to round them out.

The Blue affinity is more versatile, but the Tainted affinity is best suited to maps with alot of Bandits, due to many of them being humans.

Random PvE

Commandos are a solid choice for rPvE, though they only serve in the early game. They help deal with the enemies guarding the T4 monuments, and make decent sacrifices afterward.

PvP

Commandos are solid all-around. And each affinity has its applications, though the blue tends to serve a more widespread benefit.

Strengths

  • Both affinities are very sustainable due to their lifesteal.

When Commandos Concentrate Ability Icon.png Concentrate is active, both affinities are able to keep themselves in the fight for a much longer period of time thanks to heightened lifesteal.

  • (Blessed) Has an edge against enemy archers and mages.

With Commandos Concentrate Ability Icon.png Concentrate active, Commandos gain heightened resistance against ranged and magical damage, offering an advantage when faced with those types of opponents.

  • (Tainted) Lethal against humans.

With Commandos Concentrate Ability Icon.png Concentrate active, Commandos become deadly to human-type cards, as they will be dealing 50% more damage to those units. Their lifesteal is further amplified as a result, enabling impeccable survivability.

Weaknesses

  • Damage output is low for T2

At only 66 damage per volley, Commandos are not a substantial source of damage at T2, their output more reminiscent of the Sunstriders Card Icon.png Sunstriders.

  • Commandos Concentrate Ability Icon.png Concentrate leaves commandos immobile.

While this ability offers many impressive benefits, it forces Commandos to go completely still. Foes can easily run away or out-range them while vulnerable.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Drop Locations

Commandos Card Icon.pngAffinity Orb Frost.png Commandos (Frost) Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Map name Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean
Map difficulty Standard Advanced Expert
Drop percentage 4.35% 5% 5%
Commandos Card Icon.pngAffinity Orb Shadow.png Commandos (Shadow) Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Map name Blight Minimap.jpg Blight Blight Minimap.jpg Blight Blight Minimap.jpg Blight
Map difficulty Standard Advanced Expert
Drop percentage 3.7% 4.35% 4.35%

Patch History

This card has not been changed yet, compared to its original appearence in BattleForge.

See also

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