"As combat became more static and defensive, specialized tools for bypassing defensive fortifications were invented and deployed."


  • Ladder invaders can circumvent enemy walls. They have a damage bonus against catapult and trebuchet emplacements. Use them to eliminate these threats to your army.
  • Ladder Invaders (also called Laddermen) are basic melee soldiers, unlocked from the Level 3 Barracks.
  • Ladder Invaders are the only unit able to circumvent walls without the use of siege towers.
  • Ladder Invaders swiftly destroy emplacements, which can't attack soldiers adjacent to them.
  • Fast unit
  • Bonus damage against emplacements
  • Climb over walls
  • Defensive structures that can fire at close range, such as a Crossbow Tower, are strong against Laddermen.
  • The Ballista Tower's and Trebuchet Emplacement's high damage is very dangerous to Ladder Invaders.
  • Ladder Invaders suffer against other foot soldiers.

Offensive Strategy

  • Best when towers are distracted and they have a clear route for emplacement.

Defensive Strategy

  • Ladder Invaders CAN NOT be used in defense.
Level Health Attack DPS Training Cost Training Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time Barracks Level Required
1 250 Health 16 DPS 16 DPS 30 Food 50s N/A N/A 3
2 325 Health 20 DPS 20 DPS 35 Food 60s 11,000 Food 10h 4
3 425 Health 24 DPS 24 DPS 40 Food 65s 30,000 Food 1d 5
4 550 Health 30 DPS 30 DPS 50 Food 70s 125,000 Food 2d 6
5 715 Health 36 DPS 36 DPS 60 Food 75s 400,000 Food 3d 12h 7
6 858 Health 42 DPS 42 DPS 70 Food 80s 750,000 Food 5d 8
7 1,029 Health 48 DPS 48 DPS Food 85s 1,500,000 Food 7d 9

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