The Janissary is an extremely strong unit, starting with a large amount of attack and 8 range. They do massive damage against most units, being able to kill the stronger units which are in general difficult to kill (Paladins, War Elephants).
|Attack (Type)||22 (Pierce)|
|Line of Sight||10|
minimum damage 3 Vs rams,
2 Vs Capped,
1 Vs Siege
Civilization Specific Features
Not available to:
Japanese: Attack Rate +25%
Technologies & Upgrades
Padded Archer Armor: +1 melee and pierce armor (Feudal Age).
Leather Archer Armor: +1 melee and pierce armor (Castle Age).
Ring Archer Armor: +1 melee and +2 pierce armor (Imperial Age).
Total melee and pierce armor: +3 melee and +4 pierce armor
Conscription: Non-siege military units created 33% faster (Imperial Age).
Artillery: Gunpowder Units +2 range, include BBT (Imperial Age).
Use in Combinations
they usually act as meat shield