Note that Dismounted Konniks are unaffected by Stirrups.
Mounted Konniks have the slowest melee attack of a cavalry unit in the game; however, after researching it, their attack rate drops to that of a Knight (1.8), while having a higher base attack than Knights, so in the Castle Age, this technology is a must research if the player wants to utilize them, though it is quite expensive and Blacksmith technologies should still be prioritized first. In the post-Imperial Age, Elite Konniks attack faster than generic Paladins. This, combined with their easy creation and and being able to fight dismounted, make the Konnik one of the best cavalry units in the game, as well one of the finest unique units.
Stirrups also affects light cavalry, which puts their Hussars at a huge advantage in "trash wars", and probably makes a fully upgraded Bulgarian Hussar the strongest in the game and able to defeat in one-to-one combat generic Hussars, Mongol Hussars, and even Malian light cavalry with Farimba.
After update 36906, fully upgraded Bulgarian Cavaliers have the highest potential damage per second among the cavalry units in the game (excluding elephants), even outperforming Lithuanian Paladins with 4 Relics collected (~11.85 damage per second vs 11.6).
Definitive Edition Edit
Team bonuses Edit
|Garland Wars | Yeomen | Logistica | Furor Celtica | Rocketry | Bearded Axe | Anarchy | Perfusion | Atheism | Kataparuto | Shinkichon | El Dorado | Drill | Mahouts | Zealotry | Supremacy | Crenellations | Artillery | Berserkergang|
|Atlatl | Warwolf | Greek Fire | Stronghold | Great Wall | Chivalry | Marauders | Andean Sling | Fabric Shields | Sultans | Shatagni | Pavise | Silk Road | Yasama | Panokseon | Corvinian Army | Recurve Bow | Obsidian Arrows | Nomads | Boiling Oil | Madrasah | Orthodoxy | Druzhina | Inquisition | Ironclad | Sipahi | Chieftains|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Kasbah | Maghrabi Camels | Tigui | Farimba | Royal Heirs | Torsion Engines | Carrack | Arquebus|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|Howdah | Manipur Cavalry | Tusk Swords | Double Crossbow | Thalassocracy | Forced Levy | Chatras | Paper Money|
|The Last Khans|
|Stirrups | Bagains | Steppe Husbandry | Cuman Mercenaries | Hill Forts | Tower Shields | Silk Armor | Timurid Siegecraft | Kamandaran|