|Hoplites||Skirmish Archers||Light Cavalry||Ballista|
Tier 2 troops are the next batch of troops to be unlocked as a result of research. They cost slightly more resourses to train, and take slightly longer to train, as well as costing silver. These troops are more powerful, and therefore will earn the player more power. Unlocking and producing these troops is a very good early game goal, as it helps get the edge on any new players around, to rob their resources and snag some more upgrades, to get as many as fast as possible. When upgrading to higher tier troops, be sure to keep an eye on the food production, and that the troops don't start pulling the kingdom down into the negatives, resulting in not enough to build with.
Through use of the academy, the player can begin to increase the troop training speed, as well as their troop attack and defence. A few level's of attack are required to unlock the defence research. With level 2 Defence and an academy level 8 the player is eligible to begin researching their Tier 2 Troops. Additional research can be conducted to improve the attack and defence of tier 2 troops, which is also a requirement to start researching Tier 3 Troops.
|Siege||Battering Ram||Trojan Horse||Ballista Ravager|
|Ranged||Skirmish Archer||Rangers||Axe Throwers|
|Cavalry||Light Cavalry||Scythed Chariots||Marauders|
|Siege||Ballista||Spear Tower||Dragonfire Cannon|
|Tier 3||Infantry||Armored Pikemen||Phalangite||Berserkers|
|Siege||Siege Tower||Flaming Trebuchet||War Ram|
|Siege||Onager||Barricade Drill||Siege Elephant|