The black knight is the sixth-tier creature of the Necropolis faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the hall of darkness. The black knight can be upgraded to the dread knight.

Knights have a 20% chance of cursing opponents they strike. Cursed creatures inflict only minimum damage in their own attacks.OffBck

The black knight is an excellent close-combat fighter, with high hit points and damage, but also quite expensive. The Curse ability has a 20% chance of ensuring that enemies that have been attacked by the black knight, inflict their minimum damage.

This unit is well worth the high cost.


  • Tamika is a specialist in black knights, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after sixth level.

Basic creatures
Skeleton · Walking dead · Wight · Vampire · Lich · Black knight · Bone dragon
Upgraded creatures
Skeleton warrior · Zombie · Wraith · Vampire lord · Power lich · Dread knight · Ghost dragon
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