Cavalier and Champion

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Castle creatures
Level 1
Pikeman Pikeman
Halberdier Halberdier
Level 2
Archer Archer
Marksman Marksman
Level 3
Griffin Griffin
Royal Griffin Royal Griffin
Level 4
Swordsman Swordsman
Crusader Crusader
Level 5
Monk Monk
Zealot Zealot
Level 6
Cavalier Cavalier
Champion Champion
Level 7
Angel Angel
Archangel Archangel
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Creature Cavalier.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 15
Defense 15
Damage 15–25
Health 100
Speed 7
Movement Ground
Size 2
Growth 2
AI Value 1946
 Special abilities:
Jousting bonus
Creature Champion.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 16
Defense 15
Damage 20-25
Health 100
Speed 9
Movement Ground
Size 2
Growth 2
AI Value 2100
 Special abilities:
Jousting bonus
Training Grounds  Cavalier (adventure map).gifChampion (adventure map).gif

Cavaliers and Champions are level 6 creatures of Castle. They are recruited from Training Grounds.

"The horse-mounted cavalier and champion deal extra impact damage (+5% per hex traveled to creature attacked) when charging into battle." RoE manual

Cavaliers are upgraded to Champions for free when the hero visits Stables found on the Adventure Map.

See the Comparison of Level 6 Creatures (HotA).

Jousting special ability[edit]

Moving at least five hexes before the attack will increase their damage by 25%.

Pikemen and Halberdiers are immune to this jousting bonus, which means they only suffer the base damage from cavalier and champion.

Heroes with a specialty[edit]

  • Tyris Tyris the Knight has cavaliers as a specialty, which increases the attack and defense skills of any cavaliers or champions for each level attained after 6th level, and gives them a speed bonus of 1.

Tactics and info[edit]

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.

The jousting ability of Cavaliers can increase their damage up to +35% and Champions up to +45% without any speed elevations, meaning their damage can be higher than any level 6's, but Naga Queens and Dread Knights very well compensate that with their specialties. The increase can be even higher, if the hero can increase their speed for example with artifacts (Cape of Velocity, Necklace of Swiftness or Ring of the Wayfarer) or with spells (Haste or Prayer). Additionally, using Tyris who specializes in Cavaliers and Champions or Sir Mullich, whose troops recieve +2 to speed, can increase the damage of Cavaliers and Champions significantly. Because of the jousting ability, a player should always prioritize to attack across as many hexes as possible.

See also: