Siege

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Siege combat is a special type of combat in Heroes III where the defending player has some significant advantages including Arrow towers, a Moat, and Siege walls.

A Town must have at least a Fort structure built in order to use siege combat, and the defenses are substantially improved upon construction of the Citadel and Castle.


Tips, combat tactics, and features[edit]

  • Attacking creatures will get stuck in a moat for at least 1 combat round. This can be bypassed with the Teleport spell or by breaking or "trapping" the drawbridge.
  • Arrow towers can be incredibly effective in all stages of the game, due to their ability to bypass all ranged penalty and ignoring the defense stat of creatures.
  • Catapults will damage the walls once per turn (can be augmented by the ballistics skill.) Walls can also be damaged by Earthquake as well as the cyclops creature type.
  • Flying creatures can fly over walls, but they will usually become high priority targets for defending melee creatures as well as the arrow towers.
  • The center arrow tower does the highest damage, and usually will not be destroyed until the main walls have been significantly damaged.
  • Several towns have enhanced moats. Most notably, the Fortress has a high-damage moat that is 2 hexes wide. The Tower has land mines in place of a moat, which can occasionally detonate several times as creatures walk over them, but are generally considered weaker than standard moats, because they do not hinder movement.
A large siege playing out against a stronghold town.