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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Skills Guide

Mount & Blade II Bannerlord Skills Guide

Before diving into the gameplay of Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord, it’s good to learn how the skills work. In this guide, we will look at all the various skills and trees that go along with them, so that you can make the best decisions as you level up your character.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Skills Guide

There are a few different primary Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord skills, including:

  • Vigor
  • Control
  • Endurance
  • Cunning
  • Social
  • Intelligence


Vigor affects your mobility with weapons. It is an essential stat for melee combat. Higher Vigor means it’s easier to improve your melee combat, which helps in situations like winning arena tournaments more easily. Within Vigor, there are three weapon skills to focus on:

  • One-Handed
  • Two-Handed
  • Polearm


Control is similar to Vigor but affects throwing and ranged weapons. High control helps with bows, crossbows, and throwing weapons. If you primarily attack at range, this skill makes you more accurate. There are three weapon skills associated with control, including:

  • Bow
  • Crossbow
  • Throwing


Endurance is one of the most important Bannerlord skills as it affects your stamina, which affects riding, combat, and smithing. Having points in this attribute will noticeably increase your riding and help maintain health and stamina in combat. The Endurance skills are:

  • Riding
  • Athletics
  • Smithing


Cunning allows you to predict enemy movements better. Being a good scout will enable you to see more around the map while being a good tactician can determine the outcome of battles. Roguery, on the other hand, comes in handy when raiding and looting cities or towns. The skills associated with cunning are:

  • Scouting
  • Tactics
  • Roguery


Another important Bannerlord skill is Social. This skill deals with interacting with people in the game. The skills are Charm, Leadership, and Trade. Making money in this game via trade is the most efficient, so focusing on that will bring you riches. Leadership skills will make you a competent general and boost your troops. Lastly, charm helps your renown and influence over other lords.

  • Charm
  • Leadership
  • Trade


The Intelligence attribute deals with other elements of the game, like town management, medical skills, and buildings things. Steward deals with managing the people in your towns. Medicine deals with healing your armies and increasing their HP. Finally, engineering allows you to build walls quicker and have more powerful siege weapons.

  • Steward
  • Medicine
  • Engineering

Now that you understand all of the Bannerlord skills, it’s time to plan your character’s build.

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