The Veteran System introduces the rouge element into the PC/console game, giving all created warbands the ability to earn experience within the system. If any particular warband is disbanded because of insurmountable loss, all other warbands keep the experience gained from the disbanded warband.

This system is similar to rouge-like games when playing only one warband at a time. The old warband didn't make it and the new warband keeps the Veteran Experience and can access any Veteran Perks available. Multiple warbands can be doing this at once, giving experience to each other because the Veteran Experience is shared.

Experience is earned by completing Veteran Tasks and can be applied to Veteran Skills when enough experience is earned for a new skill. Keep this in mind when loading different warbands, Veteran Skills may be available since the last time you visited that particular warband.

Each Veteran Task can only be completed once, multiple warbands cannot complete the same task and need to complete higher and higher tiers of tasks in order to progress. For example, once warband "A" completes 1 delivery on time (Deliveries Task) the task tier no longer applies to other warbands. Warband "B" must turn in 2 more deliveries to complete 3 deliveries on time (the next tier of the task) and warband "C" must turn in 3 more deliveries to complete 6 deliveries to continue progression in the task tiers.

Veteran Rank 5 Hidden Benefit

Once Veteran Rank 5 is reached, the option of starting a new warband at Warband Rank 0 or Warband Rank 5 is unlocked. This does not affect the starting Rank of individual warriors, starting gold or any other Perk but gives all benefits of a Rank 5 warband such as the ability to fill all Hero/Impressive/Henchman slots with any choice available for the warband.

For instance, the Cult of the Possessed starting at Warband Rank 5 can hire up to 4 Heroes or 2 Heroes and an Impressive along with all 5 Henchman. The choices of warriors will be any that the warband can hire at Rank 5 (Marauders, Possessed and Chaos Spawn included). These warriors will start with 0 experience and the normal mechanic of hiring experienced warriors will start after the first rotation of new hired swords.

The shop rotation will start with all the normal benefits of a Rank 5 warband thus blue and purple gear may be available right away.

Veteran Ranks

Veteran Rank XP
Needed
XP to
Next Level
Rank Perks
0 0 10 [1] None
1 10 [1] 15 Veteran Skill points: 1
Buying price of items reduced by 3%
New Warbands start with +25 gc
2 25 20 Veteran Skill points: 2
Buying price of items reduced by 3%
Selling price of items increased by 3%
New Warbands start with +50 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 2 warriors max.
- up to Rank 3 Henchman
3 45 25 Veteran Skill points: 3
Buying price of items reduced by 6%
Selling price of items increased by 3%
New Warbands start with +75 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 3 warriors max.
- up to Rank 3 Heroes
- up to Rank 3 Henchman
4 70 30 Veteran Skill points: 4
Buying price of items reduced by 6%
Selling price of items increased by 6%
New Warbands start with +100 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 4 warriors max.
- up to Rank 3 Leaders
- up to Rank 3 Heroes
- up to Rank 3 Henchman
- up to Rank 3 Impressives
5 100 35 Veteran Skill points: 5
Buying price of items reduced by 9%
Selling price of items increased by 6%
New Warbands start with +125 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 5 warriors max.
- up to Rank 3 Leaders
- up to Rank 3 Heroes
- up to Rank 5 Henchman
- up to Rank 3 Impressives
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
6 135 40 Veteran Skill points: 6
Buying price of items reduced by 9%
Selling price of items increased by 9%
New Warbands start with +150 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 6 warriors max.
- up to Rank 3 Leaders
- up to Rank 5 Heroes
- up to Rank 5 Henchman
- up to Rank 3 Impressives
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
7 175 45 Veteran Skill points: 7
Buying price of items reduced by 12%
Selling price of items increased by 9%
New Warbands start with +175 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 7 warriors max.
- up to Rank 5 Leaders
- up to Rank 5 Heroes
- up to Rank 5 Henchman
- up to Rank 5 Impressives
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
8 220 50 Veteran Skill points: 8
Buying price of items reduced by 12%
Selling price of items increased by 12%
New Warbands start with +200 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 8 warriors max.
- up to Rank 5 Leaders
- up to Rank 5 Heroes
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 5 Impressives
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
9 270 50 Veteran Skill points: 9
Buying price of items reduced by 15% (maxed)
Selling price of items increased by 12%
New Warbands start with +225 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 9 warriors max.
- up to Rank 5 Leaders
- up to Rank 7 Heroes (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 5 Impressives
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
10 320 30 Veteran Skill points: 10
Buying price of items reduced by 15% (maxed)
Selling price of items increased by 15% (maxed)
New Warbands start with +250 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 10 warriors max. (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Leaders (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Heroes (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Impressives (maxed)
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
11 350 30 Veteran Skill points: 12
Buying price of items reduced by 15% (maxed)
Selling price of items increased by 15% (maxed)
New Warbands start with +500 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 10 warriors max. (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Leaders (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Heroes (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Impressives (maxed)
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
12 [2] 380 30 Veteran Skill points: 14
Buying price of items reduced by 15% (maxed)
Selling price of items increased by 15% (maxed)
New Warbands start with +750 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 10 warriors max. (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Leaders (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Heroes (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Impressives (maxed)
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
13 410 30 Veteran Skill points: 16
Buying price of items reduced by 15% (maxed)
Selling price of items increased by 15% (maxed)
New Warbands start with +1000 gc
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 10 warriors max. (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Leaders (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Heroes (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Impressives (maxed)
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)
14
(maxed)
440 Veteran Skill points: 18 (maxed)
Buying price of items reduced by 15% (maxed)
Selling price of items increased by 15% (maxed)
New Warbands start with +1250 gc (maxed)
Hired Swords rotation includes:
- up to 10 warriors max. (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Leaders (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Heroes (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Henchman (maxed)
- up to Rank 7 Impressives (maxed)
1 additional location on Mission Map (maxed)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 It is possible to get to Rank 1 (without playing) by making new warbands to complete Veteran Tasks for Recruitment (Hero: 1=1 XP, Henchman: 1=1 XP, Hero: 3=2 XP and Henchman: 6=2 XP) and equipping warriors for Gear Quality 1 - Normal (Leader=1XP, Hero=1XP and Henchman=1XP). If any Hired Swords (DLC) are owned, recruiting one is sufficient enough to get to Veteran Rank 1, otherwise new warbands can buy the contents of the Shop until the first Buyer task is completed.
  2. Veteran Rank 12 is the highest possible rank attainable by playing the single player campaign with only one warband. All possible tasks must be completed.
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