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Gloria Victis: All Factions Explained (Best Nation To Choose)

Gloria Victis All Factions Explained (Best Nation To Choose)

The first choice you will have to make in Gloria Victis is your faction/nation. Whichever you choose, you will still have a while to change your mind. So, don’t worry if you feel like you made the wrong choice! The game even promotes the idea that new players should choose the faction with the least number of players. So, this choice won’t be as important as you think. However, to make this choice easier, we will explain all the factions in Gloria Victis, so you know which one is the best for you.

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Best Faction in Gloria Victis

The simple answer to this question is that there is no best faction to choose in Gloria Victis. All of the factions in Gloria Victis are the same gameplay-wise, and will only differ in how their armor look, and how many players are in them.

However, the number of players in a nation changes depending on what server you are playing on. If one of the main American server factions is the best, with the largest number of players, it can also be the underdog in the main European server.

If you checked the game’s official Discord server, you would know that the players are evenly split between the nations. So, you should choose the nation that you feel pleases you the most aesthetically and that looks the best for the type of characters you will want to make.

All Factions in Gloria Victis Explained

There are three factions that you can choose from in Gloria Victis, and all of them have their own lore and background.


Midland can be mostly described as an English/French medieval faction. It looks exactly like what you would think the high-medieval towns and knights would look like in Western Europe.

Everything, from the names of the NPCs to the architecture of the towns, is inspired by West European Catholic countries in medieval times.

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Vikings. The Ismirs are the Viking faction in Gloria Victis. They look like aggressive barbarians that are ready to raid your lands and take everything.

Their towns are not as technologically advanced as the ones of the Midlands or the Sangmar Empire, but they still look really good, with the Norse touch on architecture and armor composition.

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Sangmar Empire

The Sangmar Empire has the aesthetic of an Eastern Muslim empire, maybe something around Iran, Turkey, or Egypt.

You will see oases and palm trees everywhere, and most buildings will have a brownish tinge to them that will give you the perfect desert vibe.

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And that is all you need to know about all the factions and which one is the best in Gloria Victis. Check out other interesting Gloria Victis guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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