Units (by technology era)

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Recruiting Armies[edit | edit source]

Armies and Militias are the primary methods of recruiting and controlling units in Ymir. The in-game tutorial provides a full explanation for how to create, reinforce, and manage them in the worldmap.

As you progress in the game, new unit types automatically become available for recruiting once the complete set of Knowledges for producing their equipment have been researched, such as unlocking Spear and Leathercloth to enable recruiting for Snouts. As a result, advancing to the next tier of military technology often requires researching several different technologies before any new units actually become available.

To minimize spoilers, the following sections are grouped by technology era. Read ahead at your own risk!

For complete technical details on all units, jump to the second half.

Unit Types (Simplified)[edit | edit source]

Civilian units represent the basic populace of your settlements and the only units who can use the Settle command to create new cities. While they are simple to recruit, in later eras they come with high maintenance costs when away from home.


Melee units form the heart of most Armies in Ymir and excel in hand-to-hand combat. Throughout the game, players will have the option to pick between several different subtypes of melee units:

  • Resized Strength Icon.png Basic Melee units are generally cheap to recruit and simple to equip for combat. These are the best fighters to use if you have an abundance of porcos but a shortage of resources.
  • Custom Sword Icon 2.png Elite Damage units are more expensive, but come with higher Damage, Skill, and often Movement Speed. This gives them a good chance to dodge attacks from melee range and quickly chop down opponents.
  • Custom Guard Icon 2.png Elite Defense units are even more expensive, but bring high Armor and Toughness to the battle, While they lose some Movement Speed and Damage in hand-to-hand combat, they're much more durable against Ranged attacks and wild animals.


Ranged units are a mainstay of Militia defense throughout the game, and usually perform best when they have either a Wall or melee formation between them and the enemy. Later in the game, players can pick between two varieties:

  • Resized Ranged Icon.png Basic Ranged units are cheap to recruit and simple to equip for combat, but incredibly powerful when combined with defensive fortifications. Each tier of upgrades for these units increased their Attack Range, providing a decisive advantage against units from earlier eras.
  • Resized Mounted Archer Icon.png Mounted Archer units are more expensive, but the only Ranged with enough Movement Speed to keep up in Mounted formations. When an Army possesses only Mounted units, worldmap movement is 25% cheaper and traveling long distances is significantly easier.


Mounted units are extremely expensive to train for combat, but their very high Mass and high Movement Speed allow for fearsome cavalry charges that can wipe out enemy formations in a single sweep. They're best employed as a separate Army force to take better advantage of their worldmap speed (where they can still join battles with other Armies). Each type requires specialized Knowledges from close contact with one of four species:

  • Resized Mounted Icon.png Horses can be trained to be faster than any other animals and provide the best Movement Speed in the game.
  • Resized Mounted Icon.png Camels come in a close second to Horses on speed, but their high Reach provides an advantage against other Mounted units.
  • Resized Mounted Icon.png Elephants have enormous Mass, allowing them to far surpass the damage of lighter animals in combat charges. However, they can only move slightly faster than porcos on foot and don't possess a Mounted Archer variant.
  • Resized Mounted Icon.png Mammoths are the tougher, scarier cousin of Elephants. They are the most difficult species to acquire Knowledge on, but the effort pays off with an unparalleled force of destruction both when charging and fighting hand-to-hand.


Tamed units are exceptionally rare, but players can sometimes obtain various Animal units through exploration events Although they're exceptionally rare, players can sometimes obtain Animal units through "taming" exploration events when moving Civilian units. These animals cannot be re-recruited if they are lost or disbanded, but have nearly perfect stats to serve as earlygame scouts.

Primitive Tribe[edit | edit source]

Units available after completion of starter quests.

Portrait Unit Name Profession Power Cost per Recruit (1 resource per slot) Upkeep

(Coins)

Main Hand Offhand Chest Head Training (Coins)
Icon unit hammerer 1.png
Warrior
Resized Strength Icon.png
6 Wood 2 0.6
Icon rockthrower big.png
Rock Thrower
Resized Ranged Icon.png
6 Stone 0 0.5
Icon unit carrier 1.png
Carrier Civilian 0.2 Leather 6 0.9
Icon unit male 2.png
Porco Civilian 0.2 4 0.9
Icon unit sow 2.png
Sow Civilian 0.1 4 0.9
Icon unit piglet 1.png
Piglet* Civilian 0.1 0 0.9
Icon unit oldpig 2.png
Oldpig* Civilian 0.1 0 0.9

* While Armies may contain these units they can't be recruited voluntarily. Players typically acquire them when starting the game as a Primitive Tribe, from exploration events, or when evacuating a territory.

Stone Age[edit | edit source]

Units that must be researched to unlock, but can be recruited without any advanced metals.

Portrait Unit Name Profession Power Cost per Recruit (1 resource per slot) Upkeep

(Coins)

Main Hand Offhand Chest Head Training (Coins)
Icon eaglewarrior big.png
Eagle Warrior
Custom Sword Icon 2.png
18 Macana Leathercloth 2 0.7
Icon pitsotl big.png
Pitsotl
Custom Guard Icon 2.png
15 Topilli Wooden Shield Leathercloth 2 0.7
Icon wolfwarrior big.png
Wolf Warrior
Custom Sword Icon 2.png
34 Wood Flint (Wild Only)

Wolf

2 0.7
Icon bearserker big.png
Bearserker
Custom Guard Icon 2.png
74 Wood Flint (Wild Only)

Bear

3 0.8
Icon unit javelineer 1 big.png
Javelineer
Resized Ranged Icon.png
13 Javelins 1 0.6
Icon unit archer 1.png
Bowpig
Resized Ranged Icon.png
15 Bow Leathercloth 2 0.7

Copper Age[edit | edit source]

The following units require Copper resources to produce their combat equipment.

Portrait Unit Name Profession Power Cost per Recruit (1 resource per slot) Upkeep

(Coins)

Main Hand Offhand Chest Head Training (Coins)
Icon snout big.png
Snout
Resized Strength Icon.png
11 Spear Leathercloth 2 0.7
Icon axepig.png
Axepig
Custom Sword Icon 2.png
23 Battleaxes Leathercloth Light Helmet 2 0.7
Icon spearpig.png
Spearpig
Custom Guard Icon 2.png
19 Spear Wooden Shield Padded Armor Light Helmet 4 0.9
Icon longbowpig big.png
Longbowpig
Resized Ranged Icon.png
30 Longbow Padded Armor Light Helmet 3 0.8
Icon unit horsebow big.png
Horsebow
Resized Mounted Archer Icon.png
39 Bow Horse Padded Armor Light Helmet 35 4.0
Icon unit camelbow big.png
Camelbow
Resized Mounted Archer Icon.png
36 Bow Camel Padded Armor Light Helmet 35 4.0
Icon unit horsepig big.png
Horsepig
Resized Mounted Icon.png
38 Spear Horse

Wooden Shield

Padded Armor Light Helmet 36 4.1
Icon unit camelpig big.png
Camelpig
Resized Mounted Icon.png
35 Spear Camel

Wooden Shield

Padded Armor Light Helmet 36 4.1

Bronze Age[edit | edit source]

The following units require Copper and Tin resources, then reprocessing into Bronze before producing their combat equipment.

Portrait Unit Name Profession Power Cost per Recruit (1 resource per slot) Upkeep

(Coins)

Main Hand Offhand Chest Head Training (Coins)
Icon immortal big.png
Immortal
Resized Strength Icon.png
24 Spear Wooden Shield Scale Armor Light Helmet 6 1.1
Icon swordpig big.png
Swordpig
Custom Sword Icon 2.png
25 Short Sword Wooden Shield Padded Armor Light Helmet 4 0.9
Icon hoplite big.png
Hoglite
Custom Guard Icon 2.png
27 Spear Metal Shield Cuirass Heavy helmets 10 1.5
Icon unit cataphract big.png
Cataphract
Resized Mounted Icon.png
48 Spear Horse

Heavy Shield

Scale Armor

Scale Armor

Light Helmet 43 4.8
Icon unit camephract big.png
Camephract
Resized Mounted Icon.png
44 Spear Camel

Heavy Shield

Scale Armor

Scale Armor

Light Helmet 43 4.8
Icon stomper big.png
Stomper
Custom Sword Mounted Icon.png
572 Spear (Wild Only)

Elephant

Leather

Padded Armor Light Helmet 323 32.8
Icon unit cubiphant big.png
Cubiphant
Custom Guard Mounted Icon.png
863 Spear (Wild Only)

Elephant

Leather

Brigandines Light Helmet 326 33.1
Icon crusher big.png
Crusher
Custom Sword Mounted Icon.png
1,168 Spear (Wild Only)

Mammoth

Leather

Padded Armor Light Helmet 483 48.8

Iron Age[edit | edit source]

The following units require Iron resources to produce their combat equipment.

Portrait Unit Name Profession Power Cost per Recruit (1 resource per slot) Upkeep

(Coins)

Main Hand Offhand Chest Head Training (Coins)
Icon voulger big.png
Voulger
Resized Strength Icon.png
28 Halberd ? Light Helmet ? ?
Icon battleswine big.png
Battleswine
Custom Sword Icon 2.png
40 Long Sword Padded Armor

Brigandines

Light Helmet 5 1.0
Icon porcus big.png
Porcus
Custom Guard Icon 2.png
39 Short Sword Heavy Shield Laminar Armor Light Helmet 7 1.2
Icon crossbowpig big.png
Crossbowpig
Resized Ranged Icon.png
45 Crossbows ? ? ? ? ?
Icon unit megaphant big.png
Megaphant
Resized Mounted Archer Icon.png
804 Crossbows (Wild Only)

Mammoth

Leather

Brigandines Light Helmet ? ?
Icon unit pigatarms big.png
Pig-at-arms
Resized Mounted Icon.png
62 ? Horse

?

? ? ? ?
Icon camelier big.png
Saladin
Resized Mounted Icon.png
66 ? Camel

?

? ? ? ?

Steel Age & Beyond[edit | edit source]

The following units require Iron resources, then reprocessing into Steel before producing their combat equipment.

Portrait Unit Name Profession Power Cost per Recruit (1 resource per slot) Upkeep

(Coins)

Main Hand Offhand Chest Head Training (Coins)
Icon swordboar big.png
Swordboar
Resized Strength Icon.png
45 Short Sword Wooden Shield Chainmails

Brigandines

Heavy helmets 7 1.2
Icon baconeer big.png
Baconeer
Custom Sword Icon 2.png
55 Long Sword ? ? ? ? ?
Icon warhog big.png
Warhog
Custom Guard Icon 2.png
59 Halberd ? ? ? ? ?
Icon martelsnout big.png
Martelsnout Strongest Melee 92 Warhammer ? ? ? ? ?

Complete Stat Information[edit | edit source]

(This section is highly technical. If you would prefer a more learning-oriented approach, restart from the first half)

Combat in Ymir is entirely AI-controlled, so players often put a great deal of effort into planning the composition and positioning of their troops ahead of possible engagements. As a result, the stat system in Ymir may be more complex than most players have encountered in other games.

While the exact combat formulas are not currently known, the in-game tooltips provide the following summaries for each stat (edited for clarity and additional details where known):

Passive Stats

  • Power - A basic measure of Army strength. Affects how much Loyalty is gained from Armies or lost from Militias when units are stationed in a territory.
  • Movement Speed - Affects the movement speed of the formation during combat and AP cost of traversing the worldmap (slowest unit defines worldmap speed of an Army). As Armies grow larger, their AP costs can increase even further.
  • Carry - The amount of resources this unit can carry. The formation's inventory capacity is the sum of all its units' carrying capacity.
  • Pillage - The ability of the unit to participate in offensive Raids or Sacking. Units with 0 Pillage stat will remain passive if they enter these engagements as part of an Army (only relevant for Civilian Units).

Attack Stats

  • Attack Speed - (Not shown in-game) Determines how many additional attacks (if > 1.0) or fewer attacks (if < 1.0) a unit can fit in each battle tick during an engagement with enemy formations, after the initial combat charge.
  • Damage - Amount of damage inflicted to the enemy when hit.
  • Skill - Provides a bonus to hit enemies in melee proportional to the difference in Skill between the units.
  • Reach - Provides a bonus to hit in melee if Reach is higher than the opposing unit. Also provides a bonus to hit against enemies of higher Mass when they are charging.
  • Mass - When charging into melee, provides a Damage bonus proportional to current movement speed.

Defense Stats

  • Dodge - Provides a chance to evade attacks in melee proportional to the difference in Skill between the units, but does not protect against ranged attacks. Evaded attacks deal no Damage.
  • Armor - Gives a chance to deflect any enemy hit, when they are scored successfully. Deflected attacks deal no Damage.
  • Toughness - Capacity of the unit to withstand Damage from any enemy hit, when it is has been scored successfully and not evaded or deflected. Determines chances for unit to be wounded to killed as a result.
  • Cover - Provides temporary, bonus Armor against ranged attacks when a formation is in the lee of a Wall. Each point of Cover provides +1 Armor regardless of whether the units are enemies or allies (the Cover icon will flash above enemy formations who take damage while receiving this bonus during combat).

Action Point Stats

Travel across the worldmap is governed by Action Points, which are largely independent of the unit composition for any Army. However, there are two main ways that unit choice can influence AP usage:

  • Army Move - The overall movement class for any Army is based on the formation with the lowest Army Move bonus, which is loosely related to their Movement Speed. Almost all units fall into the -2 AP category, with the main exceptions being Horse or Camel units (-3 to -4 AP) and Rockthrowers or Oldpigs (-1 AP) in the starting tribe.
  • Mounted Bonus - If every unit in an Army has the Mounted unit type, it gains an additional 25% discount on Action Point costs (applied before Army Size modifiers). This allows medium-sized Mounted formations to reach lower AP costs than any other unit type in the game

Once those factors are determined, the Base Action Point rating for any Army can be calculated from the number of units in formations (regardless of unit type). This is calculated against a reference cost of 10 AP, so Armies in the lowest tiers (highest AP reduction factor) tend to be the most sensitive to changes in size.

Action Points (All Units)[edit | edit source]

The next two tables show the maximum number of units allowed for each Base Action Point rating, based on the integer constraint for AP costs. Going over the limit by a single unit will result in +1 Base Action Point costs for the whole Army.

Army Move Action Point Tiers: Maximum Units in Army
1 AP 2 AP 3 AP 4 AP 5 AP 6 AP 7 AP 8 AP 9 AP 10 AP 11 AP 12 AP
-1 AP 1 23 45 67 89 111 133 155 177
-2 AP 13 37 63 87 113 137 163 187 213
-3 AP 1 29 57 85 115 143 171 201 229 257
-4 AP 17 51 83 117 151 183 217 251 283 317

For Armies with only Mounted units, the Mounted Bonus allows access to much lower AP costs with medium-sized formations:

Army Move Action Point Tiers: Maximum with Mounted Bonus
1 AP 2 AP 3 AP 4 AP 5 AP 6 AP 7 AP 8 AP
-1 AP 1 29 57 85 115 143
-2 AP 17 51 83 117 151 183
-3 AP 41 81 121 161 201 241
-4 AP 25 75 125 175 225 275 325

Civilian Units[edit | edit source]

The remaining sections provide detailed tables of all the remaining stats for the units in each Unit Type. Interpretation of the stats can be difficult in some places, so it's recommended to refer back to the simplified information in the first half of this article when needed.

Unit Name Passive Attack Defense
Power Move Speed Army Move Carry Attack Speed Damage Skill Reach Mass Dodge Armor Toughness
Porco 0.2 2.0 -2 AP 1 1 2 1 0 75 2 0 1
Sow 0.1 1.8 -2 AP 1 1 1 0.5 0 60 1 0 0.5
Carrier 0.2 1.5 -2 AP 15 1 1 1 0 90 1 0 1
Piglet 0.1 1.5 -2 AP 1 1 0.2 0.1 0 40 0.25 0 0.2
Oldpig 0.1 1 -1 AP 1 1 1 0.5 0 60 0.5 0 0.5

Melee Units[edit | edit source]

Unit Name Passive Attack Defense
Power Move Speed Army Move Carry Attack Speed Damage Skill Reach Mass Dodge Armor Toughness
Warrior 6 2.0 -2 AP 3 1 3 2.5 1 80 2.5 0 2
Eagle Warrior 18 1.8 -2 AP 3 0.75 7 4.5 1.8 88 3 0 3
Pitsotl 15 1.9 -2 AP 3 1 3.5 2.7 3 90 4.5 1 3
Wolf Warrior 34 3.0 -3 AP 3 2 4 5 1 80 5 2 3
Bearserker 74 1.5 -2 AP 3 1 12 5.5 1 80 1.5 3 5
Snout 11 2.0 -2 AP 3 1 3 3 3.5 80 2.5 0 3
Axepig 23 1.9 -2 AP 3 0.75 6 5 2 91 2 1 3
Spearpig 19 1.9 -2 AP 3 1 3 2.7 3.5 106 4.5 2 4
Immortal 24 1.7 -2 AP 3 1 3 2.3 3.5 116 4.1 4 3
Swordpig 25 1.9 -2 AP 3 1.5 3.5 4.7 1 108 7 2 4
Hoglite 27 1.6 -2 AP 3 1 3 2.1 3.5 125 5.1 5.5 2
Voulger 28 1.7 -2 AP 3 0.7 8 3.5 3 ? 3.2 1 4
Battleswine 40 1.8 -2 AP 3 1 6 4.5 1.8 115 4.5 3 5
Porcus 39 1.6 -2 AP 3 1.5 3.5 3.8 1 123 8.8 6.5 3
Swordboar 45 1.7 -2 AP 3 1.5 3.5 4.5 1 137 6.8 6 6
Baconeer 55 1.6 -2 AP ? 1 6 3.6 1.75 ? 3.6 7 4
Warhog 59 1.4 -1 AP ? 0.7 8 2 3 ? 2.3 7 4
Martelsnout 92 1.2 -1 AP ? 1 9 2 1.25 ? 4.6 10 4

Ranged Units[edit | edit source]

Ranged units benefit from an alternate set of Attack stats when performing a ranged attack on enemy units, which behave like their melee equivalents with some minor differences:

  • Ranged Attack Speed - (Not shown in-game) Determines the time between ranged attacks. Continues for as long as units have ammo remaining.
  • Ranged Damage - Amount of damage inflicted to the enemy when hit by a ranged attack.
  • Ranged Skill - Provides a bonus to hit enemies based on this unit's Ranged Skill. Does not provide any bonus chance to evade attacks.
  • Range - The maximum distance (in terrain tiles) at which a ranged attack can hit enemies. Does not provide any bonus hit chance. If attacked by an enemy unit outside of their available Range, formations will attempt to charge them in melee combat instead.
Unit Name Passive Attack Defense
Power Move Speed Army Move Carry Attack Speed Damage Skill Reach Mass Dodge Armor Toughness
Rock Thrower 6 1 -1 AP 3 1 5 2 4 tiles 80 1 0 2
1 5 1 1
Javelineer 13 2.3 -2 AP 3 1 6 3 10 tiles 80 1 0 2
1 6 1 1
Bowpig 14 2.1 -2 AP 3 1 4 3 20 tiles 80 1 0 3
1 4 1 1
Longbowpig 30 2 -2 AP 3 1.4 4 3 26 tiles 96 1 1 4
1.4 4 1 1
Horsebow 38 4.1 -4 AP 6 2 6 2.25 20 tiles 896 0.75 0.5 4
2 6 1.75 2
Camelbow 35 3.6 -4 AP 8 2 5.5 2 20 tiles 696 1 0.4 4
2 5.5 2 3
Crossbowpig 45 1.8 -2 AP 3 0.4 10 5 16 tiles ? 1 3 3
0.4 10 1 1
Megaphant 804 1.2 -1 AP 15 1 23 5 20 tiles ? 0.6 8.3 14
1 23 3.6 6

Mounted Units[edit | edit source]

Unit Name Species Passive Attack Defense
Power Move Speed Army Move Carry Attack Speed Damage Skill Reach Mass Dodge Armor Toughness
Horsebow Horse 38 4.1 -4 AP 6 2 7 2.25 20 tiles 996 0.75 0.5 4
2 7 3.5 2.5
Horsepig Horse 37 3.9 -4 AP 6 2 6 5.2 5 1006 4.25 1 4
Cataphract Horse 48 3.4 -3 AP 6 2 5 2.85 4.5 936 4.85 3.5 4
Pig-at-arms Horse 62 3.2 -3 AP 8 2 5 2.55 4.5 950 3.35 7 2
Camelbow Camel 35 3.6 -4 AP 8 2 6.5 2 20 tiles 796 1 0.4 4
2 6.5 3.8 3.5
Camelpig Camel 35 3.4 -3 AP 8 2 5.5 5.5 6 806 4.5 0.8 4
Camephract Camel 44 2.9 -3 AP 8 2 4.5 3.1 5.5 736 5.1 2.8 4
Saladin Camel 66 2.7 -3 AP 6 2.5 5 4.9 3 757 7.4 4.8 2
Stomper Elephant 572 2.5 -2 AP 13 5 13 5 7.5 8096 1.5 0.3 11
Cubiphant Elephant 862 2.0 -2 AP 13 5 13 5 7.5 8161 1.5 3.7 14
Crusher Mammoth 1167 2.4 -2 AP 15 6 18 6 8.5 10096 2.5 0.3 13
Megaphant Mammoth 804 1.2 -1 AP 15 1 23 5 20 tiles ? 0.6 8.3 14
1 23 3.6 6

Tamed Units[edit | edit source]

Unit Name Passive Attack Defense
Power Move Speed Army Move Carry Attack Speed Damage Skill Reach Mass Dodge Armor Toughness
Wolf 9 3.5 -4 AP 3 1 3 4 1.2 20 ? 0 2
Ostrich ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?