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No army can do without cavalry, whose object is to quickly reach and engage the enemy units. The Dwarves have tamed fierce bears for this, whose toughness and endurance compensate for their relatively lower speed.OffBck

The bear rider is the third-tier unit of the Fortress faction in the Hammers of Fate expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic V. It upgrades into the blackbear rider, though in the Tribes of the East expansion it may also upgrade into the whitebear rider.


  • Enrage - This creature's Attack increases during combat when any stack of friendly units dies (except resurrected creatures or creatures summoned on battlefield by magic).OffBck
  • Large Creature - This creature is bigger than others and occupies four squares on the field.OffBck

Basic creatures
Defender · Spearwielder · Bear rider · Brawler · Rune priest · Thane · Fire dragon
Upgraded creatures
Shieldguard · Skirmisher · Blackbear rider · Berserker · Rune patriarch · Flame lord · Magma dragon
Alternate upgrades
Mountain guard · Harpooner · Whitebear rider · Battlerager · Rune keeper · Thunder thane · Lava dragon