There are many useful perks to learn. This guide on How To Learn Disciplinarian Perk In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord focuses on one particular perk that allows you to bolster your arsenal of troops through the capturing and training of bandits and other mercenaries.
After every battle that you win, there’s a chance you will take captives. These prisoners have two main uses. Prisoners can be sold but they can also be recruited. Most of the time, it’s likely you will be selling the weaker units you capture, especially those that join your army at Tier 1 through Tier 3. In the latter stages of the game the higher tiered units are vital for victory so don’t hold on to the weaker enemies for too long. However, the strong captives are worth training.
How To Learn Disciplinarian Perk In Mount & Blade II BannerlordMost of your captives will join you eventually, after a set period of time, but one particular group requires more if you want to upgrade their units. Bandit units have two main trees. They can progress down Bandit lines, which are usually weaker, or they can be trained to become a proper unit. However, they are used to the bandit lifestyle and don’t take orders very well. As such you need to have the Disciplinarian perk in order to transfer a Bandit unit to a proper unit.
This perk can be found in the Leadership tree. You must get Leadership to level 125 and then choose the Disciplinarian perk from the skill tree. That is the only way you can train bandits to become proper units within your army.
Leadership is leveled through two main avenues. Firstly, Party Morale. Keep your Morale high by winning a lot of victories and keep a good supply of varied food. The other method is through Armies. Higher some Companions and make them create parties within your clan. You can then summon them together to join your party and become an army. Whenever you are leading an Army, you earn Leadership experience.