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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - Early Money Making

Written by Diliskar   /   Mar 30, 2020    


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This guide explains four basic ways to make money in Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord.

Introduction



So there are a few ways to earn money early on but here are some easy ways I found playing myself. Keep in mind that everything is subject to be changed in further versions of the game.

Questing



You may have noticed yourself already but there are a few decent quests which will net you a lot of money. One quest requires you to return someones daughter. This quest will net you around 1.6k Denar and is easy to do. -> Just head to the marked village and search for the daughter inside of the village. Press Left-Alt to easily find them.

The 2nd quest requires you to transport a herd of animals. This should be 10 to 12 animals. Normally this quest will only net you 400 Denar but to finish the quest u only have to turn in 50% of the animals. That means you are able to sell half of the required amount of animals which should net you at least an extra 500 Denar.

Trading



Trading may take you a bit to set up but what you want is around 15 - 20 troops and perhaps a few mule so you are able to transport more weight. Also the first skill in trading which will net you 20% more for trading goods is helpful.

Next step is to find certain villages which sell trading goods. Villages are usually specialized on one trading good such as iron ore, fish, animals, salt etc.

"Marathea" is specialized on iron ore as an example. You can buy stacks of iron ore for lower than 30 Denar sometimes and then resell that iron ore for 60+ in cities.

Keep in mind to travel a bit and check different cities. I usually try to sell the goods for twice the amount i bought them for.

Tournaments



Pretty obvious but tournaments are also a decent way to earn Denar. These are held in big cities and reward you with an item if you win and Denar incase u bet money on yourself. Keep in mind that you start with your own armor so you might want to get some better armor before you start with tournaments depending on how good you know the game. Weapons are always provided by the tournament itself. This way you usually around 2k+ Denar per Tournament, which depends on the item obv.

Fighting Bandits



This is the most basic way to earn money. It wont earn you the most but you will level up your troops while doing so. Sea Raider, Forest Bandits and Mountain Bandits seem to be the best enemies for this.

Conclusion



In my opinion the best way to earn money early is a combination of the 3 first mentioned. While you roam the villages you check for quests (especially the 2 mentioned ones) and when you sell your goods in citites you check for tournaments and win them.

If you want to make tournaments easier then just save your game before you go fight and reload incase u lose.

Written by Diliskar.