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Stronghold town on Adventure Map
Stronghold town with Fort, as seen on the Adventure Map. Yellow color on the flags are replaced with the color of corresponding player.

Towns
Castle Castle
Rampart Rampart
Tower Tower
Inferno Inferno
Necropolis Necropolis
Dungeon Dungeon
Stronghold Stronghold
Fortress Fortress
Conflux Conflux

Stronghold is a neutral alignment town type with Barbarian and Battle Mage hero classes. Stronghold towns are built by alliances of tribes. Armies composed of stronghold-based units have a balanced mix of ranged and hand-to-hand attackers. With the inclusion of the stronger units, these armies are particularly well-equipped to deal with attacks on other towns. Stronghold represent Krewlod.

Stronghold's native terrain is rough.

Structures[edit]

Common Buildings:

Stonghold Specific Buildings

Stronghold creature dwellings:

  • Goblin Barracks
  • Wolf Pen
  • Orc Tower
  • Ogre Fort
  • Cliff Nest
  • Cyclops Cave
  • Behemoth Lair
Stronghold Town seen from inside
Resource Basic Upgrades All
Gold 28700 28000 91200
Wood 60 47 157
Ore 70 47 157
Crystal 30 20 60
Gem 0 5 15
Mercury 0 0 10
Sulfur 0 0 10
Troop cost/week: 24530 Gold + 2 Crystal


Heroes[edit]

Name Class Specialty Skill 1 Skill 2
Crag Hack Crag Hack  Barbarian  Specialty Offense small.gif  Offense Advanced Offense  Advanced Offense   
Gretchin Gretchin  Barbarian  Specialty Goblins small.gif  Goblins Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Pathfinding  Basic Pathfinding 
Gurnisson Gurnisson  Barbarian  Specialty Ballista small.gif  Ballista Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Artillery  Basic Artillery 
Jabarkas Jabarkas  Barbarian  Specialty Orcs small.gif  Orcs Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Archery  Basic Archery 
Krellion Krellion  Barbarian  Specialty Ogres small.gif  Ogres Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Resistance  Basic Resistance 
Shiva Shiva  Barbarian  Specialty Rocs small.gif  Rocs Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Scouting  Basic Scouting 
Tyraxor Tyraxor  Barbarian  Specialty Wolf Riders small.gif  Wolf Riders Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Tactics  Basic Tactics 
Yog Yog  Barbarian  Specialty Cyclops small.gif  Cyclops Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Ballistics  Basic Ballistics 
Boragus Boragus  Barbarian  Specialty Ogres small.gif  Ogres Basic Offense  Basic Offense  Basic Tactics  Basic Tactics 
Kilgor Kilgor  Barbarian  Specialty Behemoths small.gif  Behemoths Advanced Offense  Advanced Offense   
Dessa Dessa  Battle Mage  Specialty Logistics small.gif  Logistics Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Logistics  Basic Logistics 
Gird Gird  Battle Mage  Specialty Sorcery small.gif  Sorcery Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Sorcery  Basic Sorcery 
Gundula Gundula  Battle Mage  Specialty Offense small.gif  Offense Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Offense  Basic Offense 
Oris Oris  Battle Mage  Specialty Eagle Eye small.gif  Eagle Eye Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Eagle Eye  Basic Eagle Eye 
Saurug Saurug  Battle Mage  Specialty Gems small.gif  Gems Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Resistance  Basic Resistance 
Terek Terek  Battle Mage  Specialty Haste small.gif  Haste Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Tactics  Basic Tactics 
Vey Vey  Battle Mage  Specialty Ogres small.gif  Ogres Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Leadership  Basic Leadership 
Zubin Zubin  Battle Mage  Specialty Precision small.gif  Precision Basic Wisdom  Basic Wisdom  Basic Artillery  Basic Artillery 

Creatures[edit]

Name  Town Lvl Att Def Dmin Dmax HP Spd Cost  Special
Goblin Goblin Stronghold 1 4 2 1 2 5 5 40 Gold  
Hobgoblin Hobgoblin Stronghold 1 5 3 1 2 5 7 50 Gold  
Wolf Rider Wolf Rider Stronghold 2 7 5 2 4 10 6 100 Gold  
Wolf Raider Wolf Raider Stronghold 2 8 5 3 4 10 8 140 Gold  Double attack
Orc Orc Stronghold 3 8 4 2 5 15 4 150 Gold  
Orc Chieftain Orc Chieftain Stronghold 3 8 4 2 5 20 5 165 Gold  
Ogre Ogre Stronghold 4 13 7 6 12 40 4 300 Gold  
Ogre Mage Ogre Mage Stronghold 4 13 7 6 12 60 5 400 Gold  Cast Bloodlust x3
Roc Roc Stronghold 5 13 11 11 15 60 7 600 Gold  
Thunderbird Thunderbird Stronghold 5 13 11 11 15 60 11 700 Gold  Lightning strike
Cyclops Cyclops Stronghold 6 15 12 16 20 70 6 750 Gold  Can attack siege walls
Cyclops King Cyclops King Stronghold 6 17 13 16 20 70 8 1100 Gold  Can attack siege walls
Behemoth Behemoth Stronghold 7 17 17 30 50 160 6 1500 Gold  Defense -40% to enemy target
Ancient Behemoth Ancient Behemoth Stronghold 7 19 19 30 50 300 9 3000 Gold +1 Crystal  Defense -80% to enemy target

Strategy[edit]

Pros[edit]

  • Hero classes. Battle Mage is one of the most balanced classes in the game with a host of useful specials. Barbarians are the best fighter class available, expect attack ratings to rise fast and keep on rising. With great specials like Offense, a high-level Barbarian is a tough opponent.
  • Escape Tunnel: it´s great to be able to retreat from a siege so you don´t lose your best hero this way.
  • Cyclopes and Cyclops Kings can attack castle walls with their ranged attack. This is a vastly underestimated special that can tip the scale in an attacking force´s favor very quickly, especially when combined with a fast initiative-giving unit and Haste (Expert level for best effect). High Morale (to enable multiple shots) is also extra useful for them (the spell for this is Mirth) and if you have the room in your army, every additional stack gives additional shots at the wall! A stack of 1 Cyclops King 'sieges' as well as a stack of 1,000 (and twice as well as a stack of Cyclops).
  • Ancient behemoths win a 1vs1 against most 7'th level creatures.
  • Crag Hack is one of the best Heroes in the game, at later stages, he will deal incredible amounts of damage thanks to his Offense specialty.
  • Least expensive town as far as weekly troop cost is concerned for gold, though the Rampart town will often have a better economy in general by making use of the Dwarven Treasury.

Cons[edit]

  • Slow units, the fastest is the Thunderbird with a Speed of 11. Ancient Behemoth has 9.
  • Magic, Mage Guild is limited to level 3.
  • Only one flying unit, namely the Thunderbird.
  • Cyclops and Behemoth lairs both require a lot of crystal to build. This competition makes it hard to have them both out in the earlier times - you have to choose between one of them, while both are very useful.