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Ubin.icon.versus.png Statistics
Base – Max Stat
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Start rank Free points
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Movement Range
Active Passive
Class: Scrivener

Background[edit | edit source]

An old retired warrior, Ubin is a now tax collector who travels with your party, offering advice throughout your journey.


Active Ability: Tempest[edit | edit source]

The Warhawk uses his massive weight to sweep his weapon around himself, hitting multiple adjacent targets, friend or foe, for normal strength damage.

Tempest triggers the Warhawk's passive ability, Heavy Impact, which in turn can cause a chain reaction of destruction if used in close quarters. Keeping the Warhawk out of harm's way until late in the fight will maximize his effectiveness.

Tempest hits the selected enemy target plus additional units, friend or foe, moving in a clockwise fashion around the Warhawk. After clicking on the enemy target (and before ticking to confirm the action) the units to be hit are highlighted with the purple-filled tiles.

Rank 1: hits up to 2 targets

Rank 2: hits up to 3 targets

Rank 3: hits up to 4 targets

Reveal Weakness

Second Active Ability: Reveal Weakness[edit | edit source]

Ubin points out a target and explains where to hit it to maximize damage. All allies in range attack the target for either STR or ARM damage.

To maximize the effect of this, make sure other heroes are positioned to attack the selected target.

Rank 1: Range 1

Rank 2: Range 3

Rank 3: Range 5

Stronger Together

Passive Ability: Stronger Together[edit | edit source]

By standing next to an ally, Ubin's confidence and experience allow improve the strenth damage dealt by both himself and his ally by 1. This bonus remains until Ubin is no longer adjacent to the ally.

When multiple heroes stand next to Ubin, each gains the benefit of +1 strength damage, while Ubin gains +1 strength damage for each adjacent hero.

Lore[edit | edit source]

You will play from the point of view of Ubin during Chapter 1 of the The Banner Saga. He does not participate in any battles. However, a generic Shieldbanger from his party will be at your disposal for the first two fights of the game, and his personal bodyguard,Gunnulf, remains with your caravan afterwards. Ubin follows Hakon's caravan in Chapter 3 and also appears in the remaining chapters.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ubin has the habit of recording the events that he witnesses on his journeys. For this reason, he is always portrayed holding a quill and is dubbed the Scrivener by fellow Varl.
  • The trademark color of his tunic resembles an eggplant, a fact that Gunnulf brings up in a comical dialogue near the beginning of the game.
  • He is one of the oldest living Varl, the other two being Krumr and Snorri. He aims to live to be the oldest. He considers these two to be his only competitors as they are both older than he is.

Joining the party[edit | edit source]

Ubin joins Hakon's caravan in Chapter 1 and Rook's caravan in Chapter 6. He remains a member of Rook/Alette's caravan in The Banner Saga 2 until Chapter 10. He rejoins the caravan in Chapter 20 and becomes available for use in combat.

Possible Death or Departure[edit | edit source]

Ubin will leave the caravan in Chapter 10 but will rejoin you in Chapter 20. He can die in Chapter 21 while on your fourth return to Arberrang if you have him defend the wall near the Great Hall against the Warped in place of Gunnulf.