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Ninjas or Shinobi, like the pikemen, are military and economic subjects that can be hired at dojos in Shogun. They are the only military units that fight the greed outside the walls during regular nightly waves.



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


Unlike pikemen, the 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.

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.

Ninjas sunset

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


The ninja was designed to somewhat replace the pikeman from the European biome.[1] The fact that he did not 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.

Date Game Update Change(s)
4 Apr, 2019 Two Crowns 1.0.3 Added a day time hobby for the Shinobi.
4 Feb, 2019 Two Crowns R6338 Doubled the amount of hits the ninja can take.
Katana price was reduced from 4 to 2 coins.
19 Dec, 2018 Two Crowns 1.0.1 "Buffed the ninja" (?)
Katana price was reduced from 8 to 4 coins.


  1. Gordon van Dyke's interview (3′32″) with Game Reactor.