The arch mage is the upgrade to the mage, the fourth-tier creature of the Tower faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the upgraded mage tower.

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 damage 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.OffBck

With a decent stat increase, and the ability to do full damage to enemies behind cover and siege walls, this upgrade is well worth the cost. The arch mage is a competent damage dealer.



Basic creatures
Gremlin · Stone gargoyle · Stone golem · Mage · Genie · Naga · Giant
Upgraded creatures
Master gremlin · Obsidian gargoyle · Iron golem · Arch mage · Master genie · Naga queen · Titan
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