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Sarranid Mamlukes are the top-tier mounted units in the Sarranid troop tree, sharing their elite status with the Sarranid Guard and Sarranid Master Archer.

They are available through the promotion of Sarranid Horsemen. Mamlukes are considered to be among the most powerful cavalry available in the game.


Tactically, Mamlukes should be used similarly to their Swadian and Vaegir counterparts. Both head-on charges and flanking, while infantry and archers occupy the enemy's attention, are effective ways to use Sarranid Mamlukes. Keep in mind that flanking can result in fewer potential casualties.

Commanders that exclusively use Sarranid troops will often find that dismounted Mamlukes are also the most powerful foot troop that they can bring to bear, due to the comparative inferiority of the Sarranid Guard. However, this does not necessarily make the unhorsed Mamluke the "best" foot troop overall.

Due to their extremely high riding skill matched only by Khergit Veteran Horse Archers, and heavy mounts equal to those used by Swadian Knights, Mamlukes have a slightly easier time breaking away from combat for successive charges compared to the heavy cavalry of other factions. Their riding speed also means that they are faster on the march.

The high offensive capability and exceptional durability of Sarranid Mamlukes make them some of the best units in open-ground combat, as well as safe choices for siege assault or defense situations.

Stats and equipment[]

Note: Troops have a set of default stats; at the beginning of a new game, these stats are randomly adjusted for each type of troop. The following is the default set for this troop as seen within the game code and may not reflect the specific stats you will see during actual gameplay. For more information, see Troop stats.
Sarranid Mamluke - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 27
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 52
Sarranid Veiled Helmet
Body Armor
Mamluke Mail
Sarranid Mail Boots, Plated Boots
Scale Gauntlets, Mail Mittens

Skill Points
Ironflesh 5
Power Strike 5
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 5
Athletics 0
Riding 7
Horse Archery 0
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 2
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 1
Leadership 1
Trade 2
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 150
Two Handed Weapons 130
Polearms 130
Archery 75
Crossbows 75
Throwing 110
Melee Weapons
Heavy Lance, Elite Scimitar, Iron Mace, Sarranid Cavalry Sword
Ranged Weapons
Elite Cavalry Shield
Sarranid Horse, Sarranian War Horse


Sarranid Mamlukes are named after the historical Mameluke cavalrymen and knights of the Ayyubid (Slaves from the Caucasus, Central Asia, and North of Black Sea) Dynasty, the independent Mameluke (Turkish and Circassian) Sultanate, and the Egyptian vassal regions of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire.

Sarranid Sultanate Troops
Sarranid Recruit
Sarranid Footman
Sarranid SkirmisherSarranid Veteran Footman
Sarranid ArcherSarranid InfantrySarranid Horseman
Sarranid Master ArcherSarranid GuardSarranid Mamluke