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For the European equivalent, see: Pikeman.

Ninja or shinobi is a military and economic subject, hired at a dojo in Shogun, that:

  • fish during the day, and
  • ambush the Greed in the bamboo during nighttime.

Hiring[]

The dojo is required to hire ninjas. It is unlocked at the town center fifth tier, the stone fortifications. Once unlocked, it appears toward the outer wall, usually before the siege workshop. There can be one dojo per side of the kingdom; and the ninjas trained on one side will perform all their activities on that side.

A ninja kit (fishing pole, shurikens, ninjato and uniform) can be purchased at the banner with a shuriken for two coins each. Up to four ninjatos—each one representing a ninja kit—can be waiting on the weapon stand at a time. If a villager picks up a ninjato, he is assigned to being a ninja.

Trivia: there is a small patch of grass under where the sensei is sitting, but the mounts won't graze on it.

Fishing[]

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Ninjas start each day by changing their clothes and equipment at the dojo. Then they wander around the town in a casual look, occasionally casting their rods and catching fish, which they sell for one coin each. Like pikemen, the ninjas do not hold extra coins either, relying on the archers or the Monarch to grab them, before they disappear.

As fish do not disappear during winter, all fishing activity can be carried on during this season.

Ambushing[]

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Ninjas trained on one side of the kingdom do not cross the town to defend the other side. Hiring a large group of ninjas, all on one side, will make them all ambush the Greed in the same forest section.

In the evening they go in the bamboo forest to hide and wait for the greed to attack and then, at night, they fight them from behind. They have a katana for melee attacks and shurikens for low-range attacks.

Ninjato durability[]

Once they've killed enough Greed or if they are attacked and lose their weapons they disappear in a puff of smoke and reappear at the dojo as villagers.

Note: As of the latest Conquest update, Ninjas no longer teleport back to the dojo once their equipment durability runs out or stolen by greed.

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A group of ten ninjas heading to the bamboo at the sunset during the winter.

Immunity to plague[]

On Plague Island they do not get infected when attacked by greedlings. They do receive damage and escape back to town when their weapons are gone, but without ever becoming a greed-citizen. This turns out to be a great advantage over all other types of military subjects on this island.

History[]

The ninja was designed to somewhat replace the pikeman from the European biome.[1] The fact that he didn't used to generate any sort of income in the release version, while his counterpart did it even during the scarcity of winter, provoked some negative reactions on players and made devs tweak this subject a couple of times, before finally giving him the ability to fish during the day.

Ninjas were the first military unit that could fight the greed outside the walls during nightly waves. Until the introduction of Norse Lands, they were the only unit with that ability.

Date       Platf Version
May 25, 2021 All 1.1.11
Change
BALANCE: Ninjas can hold 2 coins.
FIX: For the "offensive ninjas" bug. They will no longer attack portals.
Apr 21, 2021 All 1.1.9
According to patch notes, ninjas should fight "better, smarter and harder"; the following happened:
BUG: Offensive ninjas – they go up to portals to fight the greed as soon as they spawn.[2][3]
BUG: Overpowered ninjas – they one-shot crown stealers, and take down breeders with 3 (melee or ranged) hits.[4][5]
Apr 4, 2019 All 1.0.3
NEW: Ninja can fish during the day.
Feb 4, 2019 All 1.0.2
BALANCE: Doubled the amount of hits the ninja can take.
Ninjato price was reduced from 4 to 2 coins.
Dec 19, 2018 Steam Logo 1.0.1
BALANCE: "Buffed the ninja" (?)
Ninjato price was reduced from 8 to 4 coins.
Dec 11, 2018 All 1.0.0
Introduced.

See also

Subjects

References[]

  1. Gordon van Dyke's interview (3′32″) with Game Reactor.
  2. Ninjas destroying portals?—asked a user on Reddit, to which developer Gordon replied: The Ninja should be stealth defense and never offense. 22 April 2021.
  3. I thought this ninja would destroy this portal XD (video). Reddit. 22 April 2021.
  4. Are the ninjas meant to be this OP?. Reddit. 23 April 2021.
  5. Group of ninja in action (video). Reddit. 18 May 2021.
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