The rank system in Stronghold 2 allows a new things to become available for different ranks, and new units to be trained. You can view your current rank by simply clicking on the icon at the top center of the screen. To change your rank, you click the icon, then select "Promote".
Below are the ranks in stronghold 2, along with the different buildings and units that become available when you become that rank. You can promote yourself when you get the amount of honour next to the rank in the table below. Rank applies to all scenario types in the game.
|Rank||Honour Needed||New Buildings||New Units|
|Freeman||0||Wooden Wall, Wooden Platform, Wooden Gatehouse, Barracks, Hovel, Treasury, Granary, Hunter's Post, Apple Farm, Dairy Farm, Stockpile, Saw Pit, Market||Armed Peasant|
|Yeoman||10||Lord's Kitchen, Wheat Farm, Mill, Bakery, Pig Farm, Stone Quarry, Ox Tether, Gong Pit||None|
|Squire||15||Monastery, Musicians Guild, Vegetable Garden, Iron Mine, Falconer's Post||None|
|Knight||30||Stone Wall, Stairwell, Small Gatehouse, Armoury, Mercenary Post, Siege Camp, Stone Tipper, Rock Basket, Jousting Field, Bedchamber, Eel Pond, Sheep Farm, Poleturner's Workshop, Fletcher's Workshop, Bee Hive, Chandler's Workshop, Weaver's Workshop, Courthouse, Guard Post, Stocks, Humiliation Mask||Spearman, Archer, Outlaw, Light Cavalry, Ladderman|
|Knight Bachelor||50||Lookout Tower, Man Trap, Tower Mounted Magonel, Engineer's Guild, Church, Vineyard, Vintner's Workshop, Armourer's Workshop||Spearman, Pikeman, Axe Thrower|
|Knight Errant||100||Bastion, Main Gate, Brazier, Pitch, Tunnel Entrance, Traveling Fair, Tanner's Workshop, Pitch Rig, Torturer's Guild, Gibbet, Torture Wheel, Streching Rack, Flogging Post||Crossbowman, Pictish Boat Warrior, Fighting Monk, Mantlet, Burning Cart, Small Siege Tower|
|Royal Champion||150||Square Tower, Square Tower With Hoarding, Stable, Statue, Blacksmith's Workshop||Swordsman, Berserker, Battering Ram, Large Siege Tower|
|Baron||200||Round Tower, Round Tower With Hoarding, War Hound Cage, Hops Farm, Brewery, Inn, Carter Post, Apothecary, Water Pot, Well, Branding Chair||Maceman, Warrior Monk, Catapult|
|Earl||250||Large Gatehouse, Oil smelter, Killing Pit, Moat, Wall Mounted Rolling Logs||Horse Archer, Thief, Fire Ballista, Cat|
|Duke||300||Great Tower, Tower Ballista, Burning Post, Executioner's Block, Gallows||Knight, Assassin, Trebuchet|