Castle

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

Towns
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
Factory Factory Horn of the Abyss

Castle is a good alignment town with the knight and cleric hero classes. Castle represents Erathia.

"Castles are home to the Cleric and Knight 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. With two types of ranged attack units and two flying unit types available, Castle-based armies are well equipped to quickly engage and defeat their enemies." RoE manual

Castle's native terrain is grass.

Castle creature dwellings

Castle specific buildings

Castle buiding tree

Fully upgraded Castle
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

Common buildings

Halls Fortifications Miscellaneous Mage Guilds Banned spells
Village Hall Village Hall
(existing)
Fort Fort
 Wood
20
   Ore
20
       Gold
5000
Tavern Tavern
 Wood
5
           Gold
500
Mage Guild level 1 Mage Guild level 1
 Wood
5
   Ore
5
       Gold
2000
 Bloodlust   Curse
File:Town Hall large.gif Town Hall
     Gold
2500
       
Citadel Citadel
     Ore
5
       Gold
2500
Marketplace Marketplace
 Wood
5
           Gold
500
Mage Guild level 2 Mage Guild level 2
 Wood
5
 Mercury
4
 Ore
5
 Sulfur
4
 Crystal
4
 Gem
4
 Gold
1000
Death Ripple
City Hall City Hall
     Gold
5000
       
Castle Castle
 Wood
10
   Ore
10
       Gold
5000
Resource Silo Resource Silo ()
     Ore
5
       Gold
5000
Mage Guild level 3 Mage Guild level 3
 Wood
5
 Mercury
6
 Ore
5
 Sulfur
6
 Crystal
6
 Gem
6
 Gold
1000
Animate Dead
Capitol Capitol
     Gold
10000
       
Blacksmith
Blacksmith
 Wood
5
           Gold
1000
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Mage Guild level 4 Mage Guild level 4
 Wood
5
 Mercury
8
 Ore
5
 Sulfur
8
 Crystal
8
 Gem
8
 Gold
1000
 Armageddon
Mage Guild level 5 Mage Guild level 5
 Wood
5
 Mercury
10
 Ore
5
 Sulfur
10
 Crystal
10
 Gem
10
 Gold
1000
Total Common Buildings:
 Wood
45
   Ore
40
       Gold
37000 
Total Mage Guild:
 Wood
15
 Mercury
10
 Ore
15
 Sulfur
10
 Crystal
10
 Gem
10
 Gold
4000
 Wood
20
 Mercury
18
 Ore
20
 Sulfur
18
 Crystal
18
 Gem
18
 Gold
5000
 Wood
25
 Mercury
28
 Ore
25
 Sulfur
28
 Crystal
28
 Gem
28
 Gold
6000

Heroes

Banned secondary skills

Some skills are not available for certain hero classes, which means they can only acquire them from Scholars, Witch Huts (except for Necromancy and Leadership, if not allowed by a map-maker), Seer's Huts, Events or Pandora's Boxes.

Necromancy Necromancy is not available for knights.

Necromancy Necromancy and Interference Interference Horn of the Abyss are not available for clerics.

Creatures

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  • 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.
  • Brothehood of the Sword increases the morale bonus of defending creatures' by +2 in additon to Tavern's bonus. In other words, creatures defending a Castle towns with Brotherhood of the Sword have morale of +3. This becomes very useful if you want to mix troops from different town types together. However, because all Knights start with Leadership, the bonus is only valuable when using Cleric (or other hero classes) to defend the town.
  • Strategy Guide for Castle from Jolly Joker on Celestial Heavens

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • Second most expensive creatures, Tower having the most. Hard to obtain the required 6 gems/week.
  • 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.
  • Grass which is Castle's native terrain doesn't give any movement penalty to the enemy.

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