Father of Conquest
(1223 – 1277) – 55 years
Baibars was the fourth Sultan of Egypt and Syria during the Mamluk dynasty. In September 1260, he routed the invading Mongol army at the Battle of Ain Jalut – this was the first major defeat ever suffered by the Mongols. During the battle, Baibars implemented a strategy of hit-and-run tactics, which baited the Mongol forces into a devastating ambush.
Baibars is renowned both for his victories against the Mongols and Crusaders, and for the administrative reforms he implemented within the Sultanate. An ambitious military leader, Baibar’s organized an army and restructured the existing navy. He donated heavily to public works, including building roads, mosques, schools, and post offices, as well as irrigation projects to increase the country’s grain production. Baibar’s reign pushed the Crusader’s out of Mamluk territory once and for all, and began a new age of Mamluk supremacy in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Baibars – Review of Commander:
- Baibars is the only epic cavalry commander with an area-of-effect (“AoE“) damage and deals skill damage to up to 5 targets.
- Baibars is useful in hit-and-runs and in the Ark of Osiris as an Ark escort or for slowing down enemy troop carrying the Ark.
Baibars Commander Skills:
|Rage Requirement: 1000|
Deals direct damage to up to 5 targets in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (Damage Factor 150), decreasing their march speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Damage Factor: 300/375/450/600/750
|Cavalry units led by this commander gain 8% increased attack.|
Cavalry Attack Bonus: 8%/10%/12%/16%/20%
|While attacking cities, normal attacks reduce the attack of garrison troops by 1% and their defense by 1%.|
Attack Reduction: 1%/2%/3%/5%/7%
Defense Reduction: 1%/2%/3%/5%/7%
|Upon leaving battle (but now when routed), Baybars helps a portion of slightly wounded units (Healing Factor 75), and his troops gain 20% increased march speed for 10 seconds.|
Healing Factor: 75/100/125/150/200
March Speed Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/40%/50%
Blot Out The Sun
Deals direct damage to up to 5 targets in a forward-facing fan-shaped area (Damage Factor 1000), decreasing their march speed by 50% for 2 seconds.
Best Commander Pairings for Baibars:
- Ark of Osiris: Belisarius (Belisarius as primary commander)
- Mobility/Hit-and-run: Belisarius (Belisarius as primary commander)
- Open-field: Sun Tzu (Sun Tzu as secondary commander), Pelagius
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