Soldiers carrying weapons in Manor Lords

Manor Lords: How to Make Weapons & Armor

If you want to defend yourself against bandits in Manor Lords, you’ll first need to build weapons and armor for your troops.

Recruiting a militia is a bit of an involved process in Manor Lords. Not only do you need enough men to form a milita, but you also need to build the weapons and armor they’ll use. Doing so requires you to construct a certain type of building, as well as gather a certain kind of resource. It’s a lengthy process but worthwhile, especially if you don’t want your city to be burned down by raiders. Fortunately, we’ve explained exactly how it all works below.

How to Make Weapons and Armor in Manor Lords

To make weapons and armor in Manor Lords, you need to build extensions to your Burgage Plots. In particular, you need to build the following extensions:

  • Blacksmith’s Workshop – Produces Spears and Swords
  • Joiner’s Workshop – Produeces Shields
  • Armorer’s Workshop – Produces Helmets
    • This produces mail and plate armor after unlocking the Advanced Armormaking and Master Armormaking skills
  • Fletcher’s Workshop – Produces Warbows

It’s important to note that you must first get your Burgage Plots to level 2 before you can build any of these extensions. To do that, you’ll need to meet certain requirements, which you can check by clicking on the Burgage Plot. Additionally, you’ll need to make sure that the Burgage Plots have backyards. To build any of the above extensions, click on the Burgage Plot and select the right-hand symbol. Then, pick the helmet, crossbow, anvil, or cogwheel icons.

Soldiers in Manor Lords
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Of course, it goes without saying that you’ll need the necessary resources to build these extensions. Once they’re built, an available family will automatically be assigned to it. They can’t be reassigned. They will produce as many weapons or armor as they can, so long as you have the correct materials. You’ll need ore in order to craft most of the weapons and armor, so make sure you have a settlement near an ore deposit.

Alternatively, if you can’t upgrade your Burgage Plots or are lacking the manpower, you can trade for weapons and armor. To do this, you’ll need to first set up a Trade Route, which is expensive. However, once you do, you can pay to import weapons and armor, and a merchant will turn up each month with them. This is, of course, a more expensive method, but if you’re prioritizing economy and trade, then it’s efficient. That’s everything you need to know about making weapons and armor in Manor Lords. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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