Artilleryman portrait

The Artilleryman (Napoleon) is a grade D Cannon Mercenary.

With a cannon that hits in a devastating cross-pattern, the Artilleryman is a threat to every foe in your enemy's formation. Though his attack power and action power are low, his high accuracy means you can really put the pressure on your foes.

His Deep Insight spell reveals the enemy's health and deals damage for every turn the spell is active.

Assessment Edit

Napoleon is a good addition to any team as stunner and his Deep Insight skill is an excellent full enemy formation (AoE) debuff that reduces enemy defense. He is among the least expensive (to obtain, upgrade and skill up) mercenaries.

At some point when you get to the higher in-game levels (>120), you will probably want a merc with more and better skills and damage potential.

Formation Tip: An Artilleryman is primarily known as a Stun mercenary. Being able to hit a max of 5 characters, he can stun enemies easily. His Action Power gain, however, is low, so he will not be able to attack as often as other mercenaries. The Artilleryman is more popular in PvE than PvP because of his Deep Insight skill, which lowers the Defense of enemies significantly at high levels. However, the magic is not as effective in PvP.

Characteristics Edit

Attributes Edit

Basic Attack Edit

Recruitment Edit

  • An Artilleryman can only be recruited as a wandering mercenary, at main character level 30 or higher. The cost to recruit this mercenary depends on the main character's level. It is best to recruit this character at a lower level than a higher one because the higher level the Main Character, the more it costs to recruit wandering mercenaries.

Upgrades Edit

Ashen Crystal and Ashen Jewel.

Class Level Requirements Str Int Dex Vit Def MDef
Artilleryman 1 None 200 220 160 210 100 275
Artilleryman I 20 50 Ashen Crystal 230 250 180 260 150 275
Artilleryman II 50 100 Ashen Crystal 260 300 200 280 175 275
Napoleon 80 20 Ashen Jewel 290 320 220 310 200 275
Napoleon I 100 50 Ashen Jewel 310 342 235 331 230 275
Napoleon II 120 150 Ashen Jewel 330 363 249 352 260 275
Napoleon III 130 200 Ashen Jewel 350 386 264 373 290 275
Napoleon IV 140 200 Ashen Jewel 370 411 280 397 328 275
Napoleon V 150 200 Ashen Jewel 400 440 300 425 374 275
Napoleon VI 160 200 Ashen Jewel 480 528 360 510 448 275

Skills Edit

This Mercenary can use these Magic Skills:

Artilleryman mercenary

Deadly shot Deadly Shot Edit

A strike of desperation while on the verge of death. The attack puts a strain on your Action Power, delaying your next turn.

Deep insight Deep Insight Edit

Reduces opponents' physical Defense and shows their remaining Health, also causing a small amount of damage (AoE).

Background [History] Edit

Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte ; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) later known as Napoleon I, and previously Napoleone di Buonaparte, was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.

Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, Bonaparte rose to prominence under the First French Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later the French Senate proclaimed him Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, the French Empire under Napoleon, engaged in a series of conflicts - the Napoleonic Wars - involving every major European power. After a streak of victories, France secured a dominant position in continental Europe and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.

The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His Grande Armée was badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he escaped Elba and returned to power, but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life under British supervision on the island of Saint Helena. An autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer, though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists have since conjectured that he was poisoned with arsenic.

The conflict with the rest of Europe led to a period of total war across the continent and his campaigns are studied at military academies the world over. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe.

Napoleon's noble, moderately affluent background and family connections afforded him greater opportunities to study than were available to a typical Corsican of the time. In January 1779, Napoleon was enrolled at a religious school in Autun, mainland France, to learn French, and in May he was admitted to a military academy at Brienne-le-Château. He spoke with a marked Corsican accent and never learned to spell properly. Napoleon was teased by other students for his accent and applied himself to study. An examiner observed that Napoleon "has always been distinguished for his application in mathematics. He is fairly well acquainted with history and geography... This boy would make an excellent sailor." On completion of his studies at Brienne in 1784, Napoleon was admitted to the elite École Militaire in Paris; this ended his naval ambition, which had led him to consider an application to the British Royal Navy. Instead, he trained to become an artillery officer and, when his father's death reduced his income, was forced to complete the two-year course in one year. He was examined by the famed scientist Pierre-Simon Laplace, whom Napoleon later appointed to the Senate.

On graduation in September 1785, Bonaparte was commissioned a second lieutenant in La Fère artillery regiment. He served on garrison duty in Valence, Drôme and Auxonne until after the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, though he took nearly two years of leave in Corsica and Paris during this period. A fervent Corsican nationalist, Bonaparte wrote to the Corsican leader Pasquale Paoli in May 1789: "As the nation was perishing I was born. Thirty thousand Frenchmen were vomited on to our shores, drowning the throne of liberty in waves of blood. Such was the odious sight which was the first to strike me."

He spent the early years of the Revolution in Corsica, fighting in a complex three-way struggle between royalists, revolutionaries, and Corsican nationalists. He supported the revolutionary Jacobin faction, gained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and command over a battalion of volunteers. After he had exceeded his leave of absence and led a riot against a French army in Corsica, he was somehow able to convince military authorities in Paris to promote him to Captain in July 1792. He returned to Corsica once again, and came into conflict with Paoli, who had decided to split with France and sabotage a French assault on the Sardinian island of La Maddalena, where Bonaparte was one of the expedition leaders. Bonaparte and his family had to flee to the French mainland in June 1793 because of the split with Paoli.

In the field of military organisation, Napoleon borrowed from previous theorists such as Jacques Antoine Hippolyte, Comte de Guibert, the reforms of preceding French governments and developed much of what was already in place. He continued the policy, which emerged from the Revolution, of promotion based primarily on merit. Corps replaced divisions as the largest army units, mobile artillery was integrated into reserve batteries, the staff system became more fluid and cavalry returned as an important formation in French military doctrine—these methods are now referred to as essential features of Napoleonic warfare. Though he consolidated the practice of modern conscription introduced by the Directory, one of the restored monarchy's first acts was to end it.

Weapons and other kinds of military technology remained largely static through the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras, but 18th century operational mobility underwent significant change. Napoleon's biggest influence was in the conduct of warfare. Napoleon was regarded by the influential military theorist Carl von Clausewitz as a genius in the operational art of war and historians rank him as a great military commander. Wellington, when asked who was the greatest general of the day, answered: "In this age, in past ages, in any age, Napoleon."

A new emphasis towards the destruction, not just outmanoeuvring, of enemy armies emerged. Invasions of enemy territory occurred over broader fronts which made wars costlier and more decisive. The political impact of war increased significantly; defeat for a European power now meant more than the loss of isolated enclaves. Near-Carthaginian peaces intertwined whole national efforts, intensifying the Revolutionary phenomenon of total war.

Source: Wikipedia