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Unit Details
Elven Trueshot
Classification
Type Troop
Race Elves
Class Ranged
Level Advanced, Race Elite
Specifications
Strength
Attack
Fighting strength when on the offensive
Attack
Defense
Fighting strength when on the defensive
Defense
Defense vs Spearmen
Spear Defense
Defense vs Ranged Units
Ranged Defense
Defense vs Infantry
Infantry Defense
Defense vs Cavalry
Cavalry Defense
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Purpose Defensive
Speed 8
Loot Capacity 30
Cost
To Recruit
Gold
Primary resource
Gold
Beer
Basic secondary resource
Beer
Bows
Basic equipment (resource)
Bows
Leather Armour
Basic equipment (resource)
Leather Armour
3121
Training Time
Measured span of time
either expressed as components ([Ad] [Bh] [Cm] [Ds])
or one to three ordinals ([[hhh:]mm:]ss).
Times are always exact to the second.
Time
10m at Barracks (20)
Upkeep
Rate of gold consumption
Expressed in units per hour
Gold per Hour
Recruiting Prerequisites
Research Ranged Weapon Mastery
Building Barracks (1)
Ranged Units - Military Units
Elven Units - Advanced Units - Units

The Elven Trueshot is the Elves' advanced ranged troop.

Use

Elven Trueshot have the most impressive stats of any defensive unit. Combined with favorable terrain, their strong attack also makes them the most offense-capable of defensive units. However, they suffer stat penalties attacking cities and attacking or defending in "tight" places such as forests and NPC buildings.

Although they are excellent at defending cities, they also fare poorly defending forest, which is where all Elven accounts are started. The overall performance is still enhanced, but to a lesser degree. All ranged units excel at defending mountainous terrain as well as cities.

Economics

Because ranged units are the Elves' specialty, Elven Trueshot save one leather armour in favor of one beer. Though this certainly eases their production from the bottleneck constraint of leather product, Elves are still overall disadvantaged economically by much heavier reliance on chainmail for all other units. Elves who can supplement their chainmail supply can maintain an effective, balanced army. Elves who cannot will still be able to keep their barracks queue busy thanks to these cheap elite bowmen.

Direct Cost
Gold
Primary resource
Gold
Beer
Basic secondary resource
Beer
Bows
Basic equipment (resource)
Bows
Leather Armour
Basic equipment (resource)
Leather Armour
3121
Base Cost
Wood
Natural resource
Wood
Clay
Natural resource
Clay
Iron
Natural resource
Iron
Food
Natural resource
Food
Gold
Primary resource
Gold
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