Mage and Arch Mage

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Tower creatures
Level 1
Gremlin Gremlin
Master Gremlin Master Gremlin
Level 2
Stone Gargoyle Stone Gargoyle
Obsidian Gargoyle Obsidian Gargoyle
Level 3
Stone Golem Stone Golem
Iron Golem Iron Golem
Level 4
Mage Mage
Arch Mage Arch Mage
Level 5
Genie Genie
Master Genie Master Genie
Level 6
Naga Naga
Naga Queen Naga Queen
Level 7
Giant Giant
Titan Titan
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Creature Mage.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 11
Defense 8
Damage 7–9
Health 25
Speed 5
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 24
Growth 4
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
• Hero's combat spells cost 2 less mana
Arch Mage
Creature Arch Mage.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 12
Defense 9
Damage 7–9
Health 30
Speed 7
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 24
Growth 4
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
• Hero's combat spells cost 2 less mana
• No Obstacle penalty

Magi and Arch Magi are level 4 creatures of Tower. They can be recruited from the Mage Tower. Note, that the correct spelling is 'one mage' but 'many magi'.

Apprentice magi, under the mentorship of Wizards, serve as Tower troops before they become full masters of their craft. Both mage and arch mage units suffer no melee penalty for attacking adjacent enemies and reduce the casting cost of allied hero spells by two. Arch mage attacks penetrate cover and deal full damage to enemies behind siege walls.

Magi's attacks visually looks like bolts of energy, while arch magi's attacks are concentrated beams. They both use their staff to strike enemies in melee combat.


It is not essential to upgrade magi early in the game. However, the upgraded Mage Tower only cost 5 Wood and 2000 Gold. Considering that it gives five more hit points, speed seven and no obstacle penalty, it is more than affordable. The main downside of the magi is, that Mage Tower has very steep cost.


Although the documentation says that only Arch Magi ignore the obstacle penalty, I have tested this in-game, and unupgraded Magi ignore the obstacle penalty as well. I have tested this with both the Linux version of RoE and the Windows version of SoD. This is probably a bug. Linuxrocks123 (talk)