Conan Exiles – Thralls Guide

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Thralls are an amazing part of the Conan exile experience. When you get that first lesser wheel of pain the urge to go slaving is pretty strong. Trying to get the right thralls is tricky as they tend to be spread far an wide, but with a little bit of luck and hunting you can easily find them all, well almost.

The concept of catching a thrall is simple enough. Run up, club them, drag them back to base, place on the wheel, feed them and wait. In the early river start area finding a thrall you want is for the most part simple as they tend to be in packs of 2-3. As you move deeper north the packs become 4-12 and have some extreme aggro range making stealth almost not possible. In these larger camps however you will find the more desired specialized thralls. When hunting it is recommended to bring at least one other person. Some one to taunt and distract dealing with the thralls you don’t want, and one to go and capture the one you do want.

The value of a thrall is subjective but some are better to have then others. All thralls have a level system 1,2,3 and there is a level 4(named thralls). Thralls also tend to have a wide variety of weapons that are not determined by the level they are, making paying attention to weapons and armor a necessity. The higher the level of the thrall the longer it will take to break them on a wheel of pain. Longer time equals more gruel. Combine this with limited slots of availability on lesser wheels and regular wheels of pain means every player will have to value what they capture. Below is a list of thralls based on my own personal experience and a value for them. They are valued from High to low. These values are subjective from my game play experience.

  • Named Thralls. This was mentioned in the dev streams about special thralls that can be found. While I have yet to find one of these mysterious thralls or break their will I can only assume they will grant access to special gear or possibly increase yields from crafting. 
  • Taskmaster / Enslavers. No matter how you try to cut it thralls take time. The higher the level the longer the time. Getting taskmaster or enslavers will help reduce the time it takes to break their will. 
  • Religion Thralls. Each faith has a thrall attached to it. Getting these is a requirement if you wish to have access to avatars. I have found them near atlars in the wild. Be warned normally surrounded by a ton of other thralls and high aggro beast. 
  • Blacksmith Thralls. As you progress in the game things such as iron reinforcements and steel reinforcements are going to be come a constant chore. What is worse is the craft time on these is extremely slow. getting a few blacksmiths however can make this process less painful. It should be noted t3 blacksmith will give you access to special gear depending on the race. 
  • Dancers. As you explore the exiled wasted you are bound to get some corruption. Corruption is a permanent debuff that can really become an annoyance. Dancers can remove this debuff 
  • Carpenter. Being able to produce wood products faster as well as giving access to superior versions of weapons is a great thing 
  • Tanners. Leather is a simple craft and a great source for tar which becomes vital later on, but as you get to thick leather things get a bit rough. Here is where tanners excel. Speeding up production on thick leather gets more value on bark which is one of the more annoying resources to farm. 
  • Smelters. In general these speed up metal and brick manufacturing and in some cases increase loads. Considered on par with tanners and carpenters in terms of value. 
  • Archer / Fighter. Every base needs defense and moving forward these guys may become a mobile army to take on adventures to the ghost city. General rule of thumb when it comes to these thralls is pay attention to the weapons they are using when you are trying to capture them. Those are the weapons they will have. 
  • Cook. Lowest value thrall in the game. Not worth the gruel to break and is more of a decoration than a functional NPC. 

It is important to also note these are just the thralls available during Early access at this time. There is nothing to say there will not be more thralls in the future or that 3 is the highest level.

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