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This article refers to the town. For the town structure, see Fortifications.

Castle on the adventure map.
Castle with a fort, as seen on the adventure map.

Castle Castle
Rampart Rampart
Tower Tower
Inferno Inferno
Necropolis Necropolis
Dungeon Dungeon
Stronghold Stronghold
Fortress Fortress
Conflux Conflux Armageddon's Blade
Cove Cove Horn of the Abyss

Castle is a good alignment town with the knight and cleric hero classes. Castle armies are primarily composed of human men-at-arms, though these towns have also formed an alliance with the griffins and are under the protection of angels. Castle represents Erathia.

Castle's native terrain is grass.

Castle Creature Dwellings

Castle Specific Buildings

  • Brotherhood of the Sword - Increases morale by +2 when defending against siege. This is in addition to tavern's +1 resulting in a total morale bonus of +3.
  • Griffin Bastion - Horde building which increases Griffins' growth by +3 per week.
  • Lighthouse - Increase movement points by +500 when heroes travel on water tile with a boat.
  • Shipyard - Enables town to build a boat. Can only be built if town is adjacent to water.
  • Stables - Gives visiting hero +400 movement points for each day for the rest of the week.
  • Colossus - Grail building of Castle. Gives +2 morale to all player's heroes in addition to standard +5000 Gold per day and creature growth +50%.

Castle buiding tree


Halls Fortifications Tavern, Marketplace & Resource Silo Mage Guilds
Village Hall Village Hall Fort Fort Tavern Tavern Mage Guild level 1 Mage Guild level 1
Castle Town Hall large.gif Town Hall Citadel Citadel Marketplace Marketplace Mage Guild level 2 Mage Guild level 2
City Hall City Hall Castle Castle Resource Silo Resource Silo
Produces +1 Wood & +1 Ore
Mage Guild level 3 Mage Guild level 3
Capitol Capitol Blacksmith
Mage Guild level 4 Mage Guild level 4

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Resource Basic Upgrades All
Gold 46000 29000 110000
Wood 60 17 137
Ore 50 22 122
Crystal 12 17 47
Gem 12 12 42
Mercury 12 12 42
Sulfur 12 12 42
Troop cost/week: 29580 Gold + 6 Gem

Castle heroes

Name Class Specialty Skill 1 Skill 2 Spell
Christian Christian  Knight  Specialty Ballista small.gif  Ballista Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Artillery  Basic Artillery 
Edric Edric  Knight  Specialty Griffins small.gif  Griffins Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Armorer  Basic Armorer 
Orrin Orrin  Knight  Specialty Archery small.gif  Archery Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Archery  Basic Archery 
Sylvia Sylvia  Knight  Specialty Navigation small.gif  Navigation Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Navigation  Basic Navigation 
Valeska Valeska  Knight  Specialty Archers small.gif  Archers Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Archery  Basic Archery 
Sorsha Sorsha  Knight  Specialty Swordsmen small.gif  Swordsmen Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Offense  Basic Offense 
Tyris Tyris  Knight  Specialty Cavaliers small.gif  Cavaliers Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Tactics  Basic Tactics 
Lord Haart Lord Haart Restoration of Erathia  Knight  Specialty Estates small.gif  Estates Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Estates  Basic Estates 
Catherine Catherine Armageddon's Blade  Knight  Specialty Swordsmen small.gif  Swordsmen Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Offense  Basic Offense 
Roland Roland Armageddon's Blade  Knight  Specialty Swordsmen small.gif  Swordsmen Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership  Basic Armorer  Basic Armorer 
Sir Mullich Sir Mullich Armageddon's Blade  Knight  Specialty Speed small.gif  Speed Advanced Leadership  Advanced Leadership   
Adela Adela  Cleric  Specialty Bless small.gif  Bless Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Diplomacy  Basic Diplomacy  Bless small.png Bless 
Adelaide Adelaide  Cleric  Specialty Frost Ring small.gif  Frost Ring Advanced Wisdom  Advanced Wisdom    Frost Ring small.png Frost Ring 
Caitlin Caitlin  Cleric  Specialty Gold small.gif  Gold Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Intelligence  Basic Intelligence  Cure small.png Cure 
Cuthbert Cuthbert  Cleric  Specialty Weakness small.gif  Weakness Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Estates  Basic Estates  Weakness small.png Weakness 
Ingham Ingham  Cleric  Specialty Monks small.gif  Monks Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Mysticism  Basic Mysticism  Curse small.png Curse 
Loynis Loynis  Cleric  Specialty Prayer small.gif  Prayer Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Learning  Basic Learning  Prayer small.png Prayer 
Rion Rion  Cleric  Specialty First Aid small.gif  First Aid Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic First Aid  Basic First Aid  Stone Skin small.png Stone Skin 
Sanya Sanya  Cleric  Specialty Eagle Eye small.gif  Eagle Eye Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Eagle Eye  Basic Eagle Eye  Dispel small.png Dispel 

Castle creatures

Name  Town Lvl Att Def D- D+ HP Spd Grw Val Cost  Special
Pikeman Pikeman Town portrait Castle small.gif 1 4 5 1 3 10 4 14 80 60 Gold   Immune to jousting
Halberdier Halberdier Town portrait Castle small.gif 1+ 6 5 2 3 10 5 14 115 75 Gold   Immune to jousting
Archer Archer Town portrait Castle small.gif 2 6 3 2 3 10 4 9 126 100 Gold   Ranged (12 shots)
Marksman Marksman Town portrait Castle small.gif 2+ 6 3 2 3 10 6 9 184 150 Gold   Ranged (24 shots), Double attack
Griffin Griffin Town portrait Castle small.gif 3 8 8 3 6 25 6 7 351 200 Gold   Flying, Two retaliations
Royal Griffin Royal Griffin Town portrait Castle small.gif 3+ 9 9 3 6 25 9 7 448 240 Gold   Flying, Unlimited retaliations
Swordsman Swordsman Town portrait Castle small.gif 4 10 12 6 9 35 5 4 445 300 Gold  
Crusader Crusader Town portrait Castle small.gif 4+ 12 12 7 10 35 6 4 588 400 Gold   Double attack
Monk Monk Town portrait Castle small.gif 5 12 7 10 12 30 5 3 485 400 Gold   Ranged (12 shots)
Zealot Zealot Town portrait Castle small.gif 5+ 12 10 10 12 30 7 3 750 450 Gold   Ranged (24 shots), No melee penalty
Cavalier Cavalier Town portrait Castle small.gif 6 15 15 15 25 100 7 2 1946 1000 Gold   Jousting
Champion Champion Town portrait Castle small.gif 6+ 16 16 20 25 100 9 2 2100 1200 Gold   Jousting
Angel Angel Town portrait Castle small.gif 7 20 20 50 50 200 12 1 5019 3000 Gold , 1 Gem  Flying, Hates Devils, Morale +1
Archangel Archangel Town portrait Castle small.gif 7+ 30 30 50 50 250 18 1 8776 5000 Gold , 3 Gem  Flying, Hates Devils, Resurrection, Morale +1


The information found in this section is subjective. Remember that each and every situation in H3 is different and may call for different strategies and tactics.
  • With two types of ranged attack units and two flying creature types available, Castle-based armies are well equipped to quickly engage and defeat their enemies.
  • Build and upgrade Portal of Glory by the cost of neglecting other dwellings and mage guild, or even recruiting other creatures.
  • Divide Archangels in several stacks (preferably in the multiples of three), so they can resurrect each other.
  • Strategy Guide for Castle from Jolly Joker on Celestial Heavens


  • Many useful creature specialties.
  • Versatile units including two flying units, two ranged units.
  • Stables can provide heroes +400 movement points per remaining day of the week, which means roughly +20% more movement for heroes.
  • Shipyard, Lighthouse, and Sylvia with Navigation specialty are all very useful on maps with significant water area.


  • Second most expensive creatures, Tower having the most. Hard to obtain the required 6 gems/week, without a pond or Tower town with a Resource Silo providing them.
  • The 6th level dwelling (Training Grounds) can be hard to build, as it requires 20 Wood.
  • No units with immunity or resistance.
  • Most of non-upgraded units are significantly weaker than the their upgraded counterparts; upgrading them takes time and resources.
  • Fragile ranged units.

See also