How to Defeat the Unique Spawns in Prophesy of Pendor
Prophesy of Pendor is a mod for Mount & Blade: Warband that adds a new low fantasy setting with well thought out cultures, armies, and conflicts. One of the features of this mod is the presence of unique spawns, which are powerful armies that roam the land and pose a challenge to even the most experienced players.
Unique spawns are not to be taken lightly; they have hundreds of elite troops, often with special equipment and abilities, and they can attack lords, caravans, villages, and even cities of the five major factions. Some of them also have unique rewards for defeating them, such as Qualis Gems, rare items, or secrets for your Custom Knighthood Order (CKO).
However, defeating a unique spawn is not impossible. In this article, we will give you some tips and strategies on how to deal with these formidable foes.
Know Your Enemy
The first step to defeating a unique spawn is to know what you are up against. There are 14 unique spawns in Prophesy of Pendor, each with their own faction, leader, troops, and behavior. You can find more information about them on the Spawns page of the Prophesy of Pendor wiki.
Some general things to consider are:
The size and composition of their army. Some unique spawns have more troops than others, and some have more variety in their units. For example, Wolfbode the Slayer has over 1000 Noldor hunters and warriors in his army, while Alaric von Brouhaha has only 300 Empire troops.
Their equipment and skills. Some unique spawns have special weapons or armor that give them an edge in combat. For example, Maltise has a Supreme Asp Set that makes her immune to arrows, while Aeldarian has a unique bow called Duskfall that can pierce through shields.
Their relations and allies. Some unique spawns are friendly or neutral to certain factions, while others are hostile to everyone. For example, Ithilrandir is allied with the Noldor and will not attack them unless provoked, while Eyegrim the Devourer is hated by all and will attack anyone on sight.
Their location and movement. Some unique spawns stay in a certain area of the map, while others wander around randomly. For example, K'Juda the Ravager stays in the D'Shar lands, while The Three Seers can appear anywhere.
Their rewards and consequences. Some unique spawns have valuable loot or benefits for defeating them, while others have negative effects or risks. For example, capturing Maltise will give you a Qualis Gem and her Supreme Asp Set, while killing Eyegrim will cause his army to disband but also unleash a horde of undead across Pendor.
Prepare Your Army
The second step to defeating a unique spawn is to prepare your own army for the battle. You will need a large and well-trained force to stand a chance against these enemies. Here are some tips on how to build your army:
Recruit high-tier troops from different factions. You will need a mix of infantry, cavalry, archers, and crossbowmen to deal with different situations. Each faction has its own strengths and weaknesses, so try to balance them out. For example, Sarleon has strong knights and halberdiers but weak archers, while Ravenstern has excellent archers but mediocre cavalry.
Upgrade your troops with better equipment. You can buy or loot weapons and armor from shops or enemies, or you can use Qualis Gems to access hidden merchants that sell rare items. You can also use Qualis Gems to improve your CKO equipment if you have one.
Hire companions and make them into vassals or lords. Companions are unique characters that can join your party and help you in battle. You can equip them with custom gear and assign them skills and attributes. You can also give them fiefs and troops if you have your own kingdom or are a vass ec8f644aee