Skylords Reborn
Advertisement
Skylords Reborn

Commandos is a Tier 2 (Tokenslot Orb Fire.pngTokenslot Orb Shadow.png) Icon Unit.pngUnit of the Bandits 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

N/A

Ability 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.
Concentrate
Power Cost: 10 Energy
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 only
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.

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.
Concentrate
Power Cost: 10 Energy
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 only
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.

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.

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
Commandos
Commandos
Drop Location Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean Ocean Minimap.jpg Ocean
Scenario 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
Upgrade Card
Commandos
Commandos
Commandos
Drop Location Blight Minimap.jpg Blight Blight Minimap.jpg Blight Blight Minimap.jpg Blight
Scenario 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

Orbs
Number of Orbs
Type
Rarity