Skylords Reborn

Imperials is a Tier 1 (Tokenslot Orb Frost.png) Icon Unit.pngUnit of the Frost faction. This common card was released with the Twilight Edition and has no affinity variants, nor a promo version.
In Skylords Reborn this card is available to all players as a starter card.

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

Imperials offer an unparalleled ability to tank damage in T1, but come with an expensive price.



“How much time can you buy us?“ the Mayor asked Captain Gaeron, nervously fiddling with his golden necklace. The heavy ornament felt more like a chain ever since his town had fallen under siege. Gaerod knew the answer but did the math anyway: the number of gates; the thickness of the walls; the strength of the remaining Imperials. “We can buy 10 or 21 hours.” The Mayor was confused. “Can’t you be more precise?”

“It depends on how you would like us to pay,” Captain Gaeron replied. “10 hours if we pay with shields - 21 hours if we pay with blood.”

Card Info

Defensive Stance
Power Cost: 20 Energy
Imperials Defensive Stance Ability Icon.png
Card Icon Toggle.png Toggle: Enable to gain:
Imperials Resilient Ability Icon.png
Card Icon Passive.png Passive: Takes 40 / 45 / 50 / 60% less damage.
Card Icon Passive.png Passive: Slow movement.

Notes & Strategies

Although they are expensive to summon, Imperials are a powerful asset in the Frost arsenal. Their life points are the highest of any T1 S squad, and this should not be forgotten as they can tank a large amount of damage.

Imperials are also effective at killing Medium creatures, however they are most powerful when defending; where their resilience can pair with their spears.

Campaign PvE

Imperials are solid in PvE. Their sufficient stats paired with their abilities make them a great all-rounder for early Frost gameplay.

On maps where defending is a key aspect, Imperials truly shine as they are not required to move very much; making them a strong wall of spears on the battlefield. However, they do not lose much effectiveness in offensive situations either.

Maps with alot of archers or flying creatures can prove troublesome for the Imperials, as they lack methods to properly engage them short of going defensive.

Random PvE

Imperials, like the Northguards Card Icon.png Northguards; are a standard and reliable choice for rPvE in the lower levels. They are potent and can clear early camps when supported by Master Archers Card Icon.png Master Archers and other Frost units.

However, they lose their effectiveness quickly as the camps become more difficult, and do not see significant gameplay beyond the first few camps. And are not used at all in rPvE 10.


Imperials are not a common sight in PvP.


  • Imperials can tank the highest amount of damage than any other T1 unit.

When Imperials Defensive Stance Ability Icon.png Defensive Stance is active, Imperials have the equivalent of over 1300 HP at U3, making them the most resilient unit in the early game by far.

  • Imperials are excellent at holding a position down.

Thanks to their abilities, the Imperials are a solid wall that can be difficult to push through. Cards like Dreadcharger Card Icon.png Dreadcharger, Scavenger Card Icon.png Scavenger, and Swiftclaw Card Icon.png Swiftclaw will be shredded if they charge into them.


  • Melee Vulnerabilities.

As a melee unit, the Imperials are incredibly vulnerable to CC, and can be weakened by ranged weapons before they get in range.

  • Imperials are expensive.

Costing 70 power, Imperials are among the most expensive T1 units.

  • Imperials are practically immobile once Imperials Defensive Stance Ability Icon.png Defensive Stance is active.

Due to the immense slowness induced by this ability, Imperials can very easily be kited by ranged units.

Card Upgrades & Drop Locations

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

Imperials Card Icon.png Imperials Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Drop Location Siege of Hope Minimap.jpg Siege of Hope Siege of Hope Minimap.jpg Siege of Hope Siege of Hope Minimap.jpg Siege of Hope
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert


Patch History

Patch #400031
  • Toggle ability Imperials Defensive Stance Ability Icon.png Defensive Stance:
    • Removed upgrade stars, as the ability does not change with upgrades.
Patch #400030
  • Changed life points delta multiplier character in upgrades from * to x.
  • Fixed missing percentage signs in non-English language upgrades.
Patch #400022
  • Toggle ability Imperials Defensive Stance Ability Icon.png Defensive Stance:
    • Reduced the toggle cost from 30 to 20 energy.

See also

Number of Orbs